From food and facilities to customer service and support. There’s a different challenge every day.

Operating Companies

In order to provide consistently world-class levels of food, facilities, business and customer support services to many different business sectors, we have a wide range of operating companies, each one of which is a specialist in their own particular area.

Together, our operating companies deliver pretty much every service that a business could possibly require and enable us to offer a one-stop shop for all manner of food, facilities, business and customer support services. Which, in turn, enables our clients to pick and mix whatever service they want and need the most.

So, when you apply for a job with us, you could, potentially, find yourself working as part of one of the operating companies below.

As the national specialist provider of catering and vending services to Royal Mail, we feed around 150,000 postmen and women, before they deliver your mail each day! We also operate a UK-wide mobile vending provision to many national companies too.

At Payne & Gunter, we’re a bespoke catering brand, with 25 years’ experience in catering at some of London’s most unique venues. It’s all about exquisite British food with a twist, carefully designed in line with current market trends and with an underlying emphasis on maintaining our ethos of excellent service.

The UK’s largest provider of catering and support services to the healthcare market, we provide professional cleaning, catering, retail and support services in over 50 acute hospitals and many medical treatment centres too. On hand 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, we manage essential services on behalf of over 30 NHS Trusts. In fact, we clean 1.25 million square feet of hospital every day – equivalent to 142 rugby pitches!

Our aim is to provide the highest quality, best value cleaning, catering, logistics support and retail services in the business – and it’s our people who make this happen.

We are passionate about providing highly professional front and back of house Guest Services to help our clients’ businesses run as smoothly as possible. Our fully managed services include reception, concierge, management of client meeting rooms, switchboard and a whole host of other call services.

Our ethos is based on creating rapport with our clients and their guests from the outset. We do this by anticipating their needs and, of course, providing an outstanding service. Every time. It's not just what we do, but how we do it that counts.

At White Oaks, we’re passionate about senior living care homes and the well-being of their residents. We make it our job to ensure that residents are fed, well cared for, valued and safe.

We’re focused on providing flexible, individually tailored, specialist catering, cleaning and support services to over 50 sites in the care and senior living sector across the UK, working with home managers to release time for them to provide the very best levels of care. 

The global market for security services is changing and VSG are at the forefront of it. We offer customers total solutions that bring together the best use of manpower, technology, process and physical measures to deliver the most cost effective security imaginable.

We’re one of the UK’s leading suppliers of security services and we deliver a safe environment for our clients, their employees and visitors. Our services include guarding, systems, remote monitoring, training, background screening, and a range of related support services.

We deliver high street retail across a number of healthcare and higher education sites. These include free flow restaurant, kiosks and shops. Many of our contracts operate leading brands such as Costa Coffee, Starbucks, M&S Simply Food and Subway. It’s Compass people who work in them and help to serve more than 18 million customers a year, across the UK. That’s one every 1.75 seconds!

We're trusted by a very special group of high profile clients, lots of which are leaders in their own markets. They choose us because our inspirational food is created by talented chefs and matched by excellent service. They love the fact we run restaurants with Michelin-starred chefs Michel Roux Jr and Jason Atherton.

They also like the fact we’ve bases in New York and Sydney, as well as just round the corner in central London. They know we're small and flexible enough to tailor what we do to exactly what they need, whilst still having serious resources to draw on. Above all, they can count on us to combine the innovative spirit of the high street with the great value that their people expect, every day.

As a sales and marketing consortium, we deliver support to over 100 unique venues in the UK. With the teams of over 50 venue sales managers across the UK's central lead generation team, national account managers and training specialists, Lime Venue Portfolio is also the UK’s number one in conferences and events at unusual venues.

We’re Levy Restaurants UK – the name behind legendary experiences. With good, honest food at heart and service in our soul, we live and breathe hospitality. We’re Compass UK & Ireland’s single brand for the sport, leisure and hospitality sector. As the UK's market leader, we're admired in arenas, confex, stadia, leisure and hospitality. We love what we do and it shows.

But our expertise stretches beyond catering services too.

Our purpose is to create legendary experiences through powerful partnerships with our clients. And our businesses - Keith Prowse, Lime Venue Portfolio, Payne and Gunter and LSS - are the market leaders in corporate hospitality, sales and marketing, event catering and venue facilities management.

We operate market leading cafes and restaurants inside many of your favourite shops, department stores and world-class retailers. We’re also proud to serve over six million customers a year.

As the UK’s leading provider of food and support services to the business and industry sector, we support nearly 1,500 organisations, including 80 of the FTSE 100. Providing food and retail offers, together with a range of support services from cleaning through to fully integrated facilities management, we can offer our clients one strategic partner for all their service needs.

We pride ourselves on creating contemporary food service solutions from the tea-room to the board room – and everything in between – 24 hours a day, for business and workplace industry clients. And it’s all because of our amazing people that we can bring exceptional culinary creativity and flair, style and hospitality to a huge range of employee restaurants, cafes and executive dining rooms.

ESS is a market leading provider of catering, retail, leisure, facilities management and support services in the Defence & Government sector, as well as offshore and remote locations in the UK and around the world.

Our number one priority is health and safety, ensuring all our people and customers return home safely to their family and friends. Our people are an essential part of how we provide our services and by embedding our ESS Way vision, values and employee promises into our business, we do everything we can to support the growth of our own talent.

Chartwells is the market-leader in catering services for the education sector in the UK, set up to provide a personal service that’s finely tuned to provide what our clients need, with highly specialised and dedicated teams for LEA primary schools, secondary’s and academies, independent schools, colleges and universities.

We take our responsibility of feeding today's children, young people and young adults seriously. We know it's not just the food on the plate that’s important, but the role we also play in feeding their futures by providing a real understanding of health and nutrition and supporting learning and the curriculum. Our philosophy is based around our three pillars of  Eat, Learn, Live which is all about leading a happy, safe and healthy lifestyle while contributing to a sustainable world.

One of the country’s leading cleaning companies, we clean over 32 million square feet every day – that’s the equivalent of 412 football stadiums! Our services range from daily cleaning of offices, shops, restaurants and warehouses to specialist cleaning during factory shutdowns and outages. We operate right across the UK and our 10,000 employees are absolute perfectionists.

Formed in 1996, we’ve grown steadily over the years and we now provide a true national service to a long list of clients from a range of business sectors. Which is why, today, we rank amongst the top three UK cleaning companies.

Operating at many of racing’s crown jewel events, such as the Grand National at Aintree, The Cheltenham Festival and Derby Festival, we offer a full range of customer-focused food and beverages and are proud to use local, national and international suppliers to deliver the finest hospitality on the racing circuit.

Alongside racing, the iconic venues within The Jockey Club’s family are open throughout the year, hosting a wide variety of events including conferences, weddings, meetings and exhibitions, all of which can be individually tailored to meet each client request as it comes.

Leith’s works with a range of iconic venues and events, including Glyndebourne festival and the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Most recently, we won the contract to continue providing hospitality and event catering at the flagship Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in the heart of Westminster. Something we’re, naturally, really proud of.

Originally founded by Prue Leith in 1972, we specialise in providing conference and banqueting, hospitality and retail services to cultural, arts and exhibition locations throughout the country. 

At LSS, we deliver tailored support services to some of the most high profile venues and events in the sport and leisure calendar. Operating in vibrant and often highly visible public places, our team has the experience and understanding to effectively manage any operational challenges that come our way.

Through coordinating a range of service disciplines, we go above and beyond to make sure each and everyone of our team members work seamlessly together with a hawk’s eye attention to detail. And that’s what makes us the best at what we do.

We’re proud to be the UK’s leading corporate hospitality provider. Treat VIP guests to an experience they’ll never forget and enjoy the best seats in the house with a bespoke package at Twickenham stadium, Wimbledon, Henley festival, cricket hospitality at the Kia Oval, Edgbaston and more. 

We are a pioneering integrated facilities management business, delivering food and hospitality, cleaning, security, guest and other professional services all-in-one. A full-service company, it’s our goal to be the best at what we do and aim to reduce any complexity through our all-in-one services.

Our expertise across all areas, which means our clients get the full package from one provider and one contact – and we do this by driving tailored service agreements and providing the best possible value at the best possible price.

Quadrant

As the national specialist provider of catering and vending services to Royal Mail, we feed around 150,000 postmen and women, before they deliver your mail each day! We also operate a UK-wide mobile vending provision to many national companies too.

Payne & Gunter

At Payne & Gunter, we’re a bespoke catering brand, with 25 years’ experience in catering at some of London’s most unique venues. It’s all about exquisite British food with a twist, carefully designed in line with current market trends and with an underlying emphasis on maintaining our ethos of excellent service.

Medirest

The UK’s largest provider of catering and support services to the healthcare market, we provide professional cleaning, catering, retail and support services in over 50 acute hospitals and many medical treatment centres too. On hand 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, we manage essential services on behalf of over 30 NHS Trusts. In fact, we clean 1.25 million square feet of hospital every day – equivalent to 142 rugby pitches!

Our aim is to provide the highest quality, best value cleaning, catering, logistics support and retail services in the business – and it’s our people who make this happen.

Rapport

We are passionate about providing highly professional front and back of house Guest Services to help our clients’ businesses run as smoothly as possible. Our fully managed services include reception, concierge, management of client meeting rooms, switchboard and a whole host of other call services.

Our ethos is based on creating rapport with our clients and their guests from the outset. We do this by anticipating their needs and, of course, providing an outstanding service. Every time. It's not just what we do, but how we do it that counts.

White Oaks

At White Oaks, we’re passionate about senior living care homes and the well-being of their residents. We make it our job to ensure that residents are fed, well cared for, valued and safe.

We’re focused on providing flexible, individually tailored, specialist catering, cleaning and support services to over 50 sites in the care and senior living sector across the UK, working with home managers to release time for them to provide the very best levels of care. 

VSG

The global market for security services is changing and VSG are at the forefront of it. We offer customers total solutions that bring together the best use of manpower, technology, process and physical measures to deliver the most cost effective security imaginable.

We’re one of the UK’s leading suppliers of security services and we deliver a safe environment for our clients, their employees and visitors. Our services include guarding, systems, remote monitoring, training, background screening, and a range of related support services.

Medirest Retail

We deliver high street retail across a number of healthcare and higher education sites. These include free flow restaurant, kiosks and shops. Many of our contracts operate leading brands such as Costa Coffee, Starbucks, M&S Simply Food and Subway. It’s Compass people who work in them and help to serve more than 18 million customers a year, across the UK. That’s one every 1.75 seconds!

Restaurant Associates

We're trusted by a very special group of high profile clients, lots of which are leaders in their own markets. They choose us because our inspirational food is created by talented chefs and matched by excellent service. They love the fact we run restaurants with Michelin-starred chefs Michel Roux Jr and Jason Atherton.

They also like the fact we’ve bases in New York and Sydney, as well as just round the corner in central London. They know we're small and flexible enough to tailor what we do to exactly what they need, whilst still having serious resources to draw on. Above all, they can count on us to combine the innovative spirit of the high street with the great value that their people expect, every day.

Lime Venue Portfolio

As a sales and marketing consortium, we deliver support to over 100 unique venues in the UK. With the teams of over 50 venue sales managers across the UK's central lead generation team, national account managers and training specialists, Lime Venue Portfolio is also the UK’s number one in conferences and events at unusual venues.

Levy Restaurants UK

We’re Levy Restaurants UK – the name behind legendary experiences. With good, honest food at heart and service in our soul, we live and breathe hospitality. We’re Compass UK & Ireland’s single brand for the sport, leisure and hospitality sector. As the UK's market leader, we're admired in arenas, confex, stadia, leisure and hospitality. We love what we do and it shows.

But our expertise stretches beyond catering services too.

Our purpose is to create legendary experiences through powerful partnerships with our clients. And our businesses - Keith Prowse, Lime Venue Portfolio, Payne and Gunter and LSS - are the market leaders in corporate hospitality, sales and marketing, event catering and venue facilities management.

Instore

We operate market leading cafes and restaurants inside many of your favourite shops, department stores and world-class retailers. We’re also proud to serve over six million customers a year.

Eurest

As the UK’s leading provider of food and support services to the business and industry sector, we support nearly 1,500 organisations, including 80 of the FTSE 100. Providing food and retail offers, together with a range of support services from cleaning through to fully integrated facilities management, we can offer our clients one strategic partner for all their service needs.

We pride ourselves on creating contemporary food service solutions from the tea-room to the board room – and everything in between – 24 hours a day, for business and workplace industry clients. And it’s all because of our amazing people that we can bring exceptional culinary creativity and flair, style and hospitality to a huge range of employee restaurants, cafes and executive dining rooms.

ESS

ESS is a market leading provider of catering, retail, leisure, facilities management and support services in the Defence & Government sector, as well as offshore and remote locations in the UK and around the world.

Our number one priority is health and safety, ensuring all our people and customers return home safely to their family and friends. Our people are an essential part of how we provide our services and by embedding our ESS Way vision, values and employee promises into our business, we do everything we can to support the growth of our own talent.

Chartwells

Chartwells is the market-leader in catering services for the education sector in the UK, set up to provide a personal service that’s finely tuned to provide what our clients need, with highly specialised and dedicated teams for LEA primary schools, secondary’s and academies, independent schools, colleges and universities.

We take our responsibility of feeding today's children, young people and young adults seriously. We know it's not just the food on the plate that’s important, but the role we also play in feeding their futures by providing a real understanding of health and nutrition and supporting learning and the curriculum. Our philosophy is based around our three pillars of  Eat, Learn, Live which is all about leading a happy, safe and healthy lifestyle while contributing to a sustainable world.

ICM

One of the country’s leading cleaning companies, we clean over 32 million square feet every day – that’s the equivalent of 412 football stadiums! Our services range from daily cleaning of offices, shops, restaurants and warehouses to specialist cleaning during factory shutdowns and outages. We operate right across the UK and our 10,000 employees are absolute perfectionists.

Formed in 1996, we’ve grown steadily over the years and we now provide a true national service to a long list of clients from a range of business sectors. Which is why, today, we rank amongst the top three UK cleaning companies.

Jockey Club Catering

Operating at many of racing’s crown jewel events, such as the Grand National at Aintree, The Cheltenham Festival and Derby Festival, we offer a full range of customer-focused food and beverages and are proud to use local, national and international suppliers to deliver the finest hospitality on the racing circuit.

Alongside racing, the iconic venues within The Jockey Club’s family are open throughout the year, hosting a wide variety of events including conferences, weddings, meetings and exhibitions, all of which can be individually tailored to meet each client request as it comes.

Leith’s

Leith’s works with a range of iconic venues and events, including Glyndebourne festival and the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Most recently, we won the contract to continue providing hospitality and event catering at the flagship Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in the heart of Westminster. Something we’re, naturally, really proud of.

Originally founded by Prue Leith in 1972, we specialise in providing conference and banqueting, hospitality and retail services to cultural, arts and exhibition locations throughout the country. 

LSS

At LSS, we deliver tailored support services to some of the most high profile venues and events in the sport and leisure calendar. Operating in vibrant and often highly visible public places, our team has the experience and understanding to effectively manage any operational challenges that come our way.

Through coordinating a range of service disciplines, we go above and beyond to make sure each and everyone of our team members work seamlessly together with a hawk’s eye attention to detail. And that’s what makes us the best at what we do.

Keith Prowse

We’re proud to be the UK’s leading corporate hospitality provider. Treat VIP guests to an experience they’ll never forget and enjoy the best seats in the house with a bespoke package at Twickenham stadium, Wimbledon, Henley festival, cricket hospitality at the Kia Oval, Edgbaston and more. 

14forty

We are a pioneering integrated facilities management business, delivering food and hospitality, cleaning, security, guest and other professional services all-in-one. A full-service company, it’s our goal to be the best at what we do and aim to reduce any complexity through our all-in-one services.

Our expertise across all areas, which means our clients get the full package from one provider and one contact – and we do this by driving tailored service agreements and providing the best possible value at the best possible price.