Bennett Hay Guest Awards

After two years of successful Guest First Awards, Bennett Hay hosted its third colleague party at the Tanner Warehouse near London Bridge last Friday evening.   Bennett Hay, named as one of the best places to work in hospitality by The Caterer, for the second time last year, believe people engagement is critical for the hospitality industry, which has traditionally had a high staff turnover rate. The company’s annual event

Compass Group Great Hospitality Show

Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services firm, is celebrating after a number of its talented chefs won a haul of medals at the Great Hospitality Show.   Thirty-five chefs from across the Compass business showcased their talent, bringing back 42 awards between them, having competed at the Salon Culinaire at the Great Hospitality Show, held at the Birmingham NEC, between 23 January and 25

Sodexo strikes five-year deal at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park

Sodexo, the world’s largest services company, has won a five-year contract with the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park.   The £6m deal sees Sodexo provide food and beverage retail and hospitality services for all matchday and non-matchday events at the Belfast venue, as well as selling conference and event facilities through Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events. Following redevelopment last year, the National Football Stadium has been enlarged to more

Sodexo University of Nottingham

Sodexo has won the 10-year catering contract worth £5m at the University of Nottingham’s new David Ross Sports Village which opens next month. Sodexo will run The Clubhouse, a sports café, in the £40 million sports complex at Nottingham’s University Park campus.   Sodexo currently operates five outlets at the university’s Sutton Bonington campus, on the border of Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, 10 miles south of the main university site. The

Sodexo Catering Aquire

Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, has today announced the acquisition of the public catering contracts business of Peyton and Byrne, which operates the food and drink outlets at some of London’s most high-profile visitor attractions.    Peyton and Byrne was founded in 2005 by renowned restaurateurs Oliver and Siobhan Peyton. The company has expanded organically over the past 11 years, operating both a modern British retail bakery

Sodexo Eggs

Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, announced today the acquisition of procurement specialist PSL.   Established in 1993, PSL has become a leader in fresh food procurement in the UK with its integrated approach of procurement, operations and systems support. This acquisition will reinforce Sodexo’s proposition to deliver market-leading food cost management solutions to its clients including real-time e-platforms to facilitate efficient procurement and operational support to maximise


More than 800 competitors went head-to-head at Sodexo’s annual Salon Culinaire at Ascot Racecourse this week (12 October).   Live and static culinary competitions, a street food challenge, the National Barista Challenge, an innovation tent with SME suppliers and live demonstrations from celebrity chefs were all part of the show as around 1,500 people descended on the Berkshire venue. Lea Eastman-Thompson and Sarah Wade from the Independents by Sodexo’s contract

Sodexo wins €2M NUI Galway contract

Sodexo has won its first Irish university catering contract worth €2 million annually from NUI Galway, one of Ireland’s oldest and largest universities. JP McMahon, the Galway-based Michelin-star winning chef, author and restaurateur, will act as its menu consultant in addition to providing training for the company’s 40 staff on-site.   With over 17,000 students and more than 2,400 staff, NUI Galway has a distinguished reputation for teaching and research


A senior account manager from Sodexo, the world’s largest services company, has won the first ACE Robyns award. Leanne Findley, 31, was named winner at an Association of Catering Excellence event on Bateaux London last night (21 July) to celebrate the best young talent in the catering and hospitality industry. The inaugural ACE Robyns is named after Robyn Jones OBE, founder of CH&Co, who died in September 2015. An ACE

BIFM Awards 2016 Carillion

BaxterStorey has recognised the dedication of its exemplary staff at the company’s first BaxterStorey Awards. Held at the Summer Marquee in the Walks at Gray’s Inn last night (Thursday 7 July), the awards celebrated the talented teams and individuals who go above and beyond for clients every day. Award categories included Chef of the Year, Innovation of the Year and Kitchen Porter of the Year. National Barista Trainer, Jana Slamova,