2016

Compass Group UK & Ireland celebrate exceptional colleagues at annual Be A Star Awards 2016

Compass Group UK & Ireland celebrate exceptional colleagues at annual Be A Star Awards

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Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services firm, recognised the outstanding talent and services of its employees at its annual Be A Star Awards.

The annual event was held on Thursday November 17, at the Natural History Museum in London and celebrated colleagues who have gone the extra mile to deliver an exceptional service to clients and customers.

As an employer of 60,000 people, being shortlisted for a Be A Star Award is quite an achievement. Throughout the year, colleagues and clients are able to nominate those who they believe have gone above and beyond and shortlisted candidates are then entered into a final judging process before the winners are announced.

Out of 200 shortlisted nominees, nine winners were announced during the evening across seven categories which reflect the key values of the business, including: Responsibility, Teamwork, Passion, Can-do, Integrity, Health & Safety and Compass Group UK & Ireland’s framework to deliver operational excellence across its sites – ROAR.

Fiona Ryland, HR Director at Compass Group UK & Ireland, said: “Be A Star is one of my favourite events of the year. Our winners are truly inspirational and this awards ceremony is such a great opportunity to celebrate our people and thank them for all that they do.

“As a business that operates across a number of different sectors, whether it be security, catering or front of house, it is essential that we always aim to deliver the best service to our clients and customers. This event reflects the dedication that our colleagues put into their work on a daily basis and I would like to congratulate every person who was shortlisted.”

Compass Group UK & Ireland celebrate exceptional colleagues at annual Be A Star Awards 2016

Rosemary Boulter who picked up the Teamwork award on behalf of her colleagues at Lagan College, said: “We’re so happy we have won this award this evening. Our boss put us forward for it and we are so pleased to take this home for all the team.”

Rapport wins HR Team of the Year award at the Foodservice Cateys!

Rapport wins HR Team of the Year award at the Foodservice Cateys!

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Well done to our HR team who won an award at the prestigious Foodservice Cateys.

The Foodservice Cateys are a major landmark in our foodservice calendar and it’s fantastic to be a winner in this category. The award ceremony was held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London on Friday, October 14.

Our UK & Ireland Managing Director, Dennis Hogan said: “Congratulations to all the winners at the Foodservice Cateys. We are delighted to have won four awards, reflecting our commitment to deliver excellent service and experiences to our clients and customers across our business.

“It’s also great to see the talent of our people recognised in the HR and chef of the year categories. We are so proud of all those who have been shortlisted. 2016 has been great year for us, we have continually looked at how we can innovate, bring value to our clients, as well as support our employees in their development.”

Greg Mace, our Managing Director of Rapport, said: “We are delighted to have won the HR award. At the heart of Rapport is our truly exceptional people who go the extra mile to deliver a really personal and intuitive service for our clients and guests. That’s why we not only invest in our people’s training and development, but also recognise and celebrate their achievements throughout the year. Every member of our team brings a unique contribution to the business which together gives Rapport a really innovative approach to how we recruit, engage, train, develop and retain our team members.”

Rapport wins HR Team of the Year award at the Foodservice Cateys!
JP Morgan 2016 - Corporate Challenge

JP Morgan 2016 – Corporate Challenge

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For the 4th consecutive year Rapport and Restaurant Associates will line up to compete in the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge on the 20th July.

It is a 5.6km (3 miles) run in Battersea Park. The run is in aid of the charity “Age UK” – An organisation aiming to help people make the most of later life. Rapport has contributed £20 towards each Rapport competitor running (or walking!!) as part of our charitable fundraising for 2016.

Last year was a great success with a total of 14,394 runners and 180 Rapport and RA colleagues participating in the run and of course the post run food and drinks. This year is sure to be a very fun, and tiring, day as well.

Last year Rogier from Thomson Reuters was the fastest male participant from Rapport and Joanna from Citi the fastest female from Rapport. Neither is running this year so the top spot is wide open! Good luck to everyone who will be running! Most importantly, have fun and thank you for supporting Age UK.

JP Morgan 2016 - Corporate Challenge