Compass Scotland launches with Tom Kitchin partnership

Compass Group UK and Ireland has launched a distinct new business, Compass Scotland, after 70 years of operation within the country. The business is headed by managing director David Hay and operates in over 300 sites.

Compass Scotland provides catering and support services across sectors including education, workplace catering, defence, sports and leisure, plus the Aberdeen-based offshore business. Its existing clients include prestigious organisations such as Edinburgh Zoo, Chrysaor, EICC and Merchiston School.

Central to the programme will be a new partnership with Michelin-starred chef Tom Kitchin as culinary ambassador. It will see him contributing to the apprenticeship and training programme and working closely as a consultant.

Hay said: “Our size and scale sets us apart and this new era of Compass Scotland will take us from strength to strength, while also recognising the need for our sector to focus on skills and development. At the heart of our business is the Scottish leadership group, a team of experts that continues to focus on learning, customer-focused service and sector innovation.”

Kitchin added: "I am really looking forward to working with Compass Scotland and the many exciting projects with the team, plus helping to bring through the next generation of Scottish hospitality."