Compass brings home multiple RoSPA Awards

Leading food and support services business, Compass Group UK & Ireland, is celebrating an impressive haul of RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) Health and Safety Awards, which recognise the incredible efforts during the pandemic from five of its sectors or regions.

RoSPA is widely acknowledged as being world-leaders in health and safety practice, and the importance of these awards are now more crucial than ever before. Every year nearly 2,000 entrants apply to achieve the RoSPA standards in what is the UK’s longest-running HSE industry awards.

The healthcare arm of Compass has been celebrated for work carried out across its entire estate – 20 NHS Trusts; its private division, Medirest Signature; retail business and White Oaks, in care homes – winning the prestigious RoSPA Hotel & Catering Sector Award for health and safety performance.

This award is particularly special, as the business has been at the forefront of infection control throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Steve Cenci, Managing Director, Compass Group UK & Ireland – Healthcare, said, “The pandemic has brought recognition for the amazing work our people do in keeping hospitals and care homes across the country running and this award is testament to them.

'I’d like to personally thank our brilliant people and congratulate them on this fantastic award.”

A number of Compass sectors and regions enjoyed a continued run of RoSPA Gold Medal Health and Safety Awards, signifying sustained high standards over consecutive years:
- ESS Defence and Government achieved Gold for the 12th year running following continuing excellent standards of health and safety practice.
- InStore has been awarded a President’s Award after 10 consecutive Gold Awards.
- Compass Ireland received its seventh Gold in a row alongside a NISO award for higher distinction.
- Levy UK has achieved its sixth consecutive Gold.

Mark Armstrong, HSE & Technical Services Director, Compass Group UK & Ireland, said, “I’m delighted that Compass has been so successful at this years’ RoSPA Awards, it emphasises the hard work put into health and safety throughout a very tough year.

'We have worked at pace to follow government guidelines throughout the pandemic and evolved our procedures to meet the ever-changing situation.'

Armstrong finished, 'As always, we will continue to strive for excellence in health and safety throughout the business.”