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Henley Regatta extension for Compass

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The Compass Group will continue to provide catering services for the Henley Royal Regatta after receiving a contract extension. 

Its work will focus on offering food for the Stewards' Enclosure, which is accessible to members only, throughout the week-long rowing event. The total value of the contract is £7 million and it will last for five years. 

Compass has been using catering equipment to provide food for guests at the famous rowing event for 15 years and said it aims to provide a contemporary service, while maintaining the traditions of the Regatta.

Andrew Latham, the group's business director for sport, leisure and hospitality, commented: "It is an honour to have the opportunity to be able to continue to work with the team at the Regatta and support such a prestigious event. 

"We are really looking forward to continuing to evolve the food and experience we provide, building on our success at the Regatta and the excellent feedback we've had from visitors over so many years."

Regatta chairman Mike Sweeney said he is delighted to continue the event's partnership with the Compass Group as the firm has consistently delivered a high quality service over the past 15 years.

The Henley Regatta was founded in 1839 and has been held annually ever since and is one of the most prestigious occasions in the rowing calendar. Compass are experienced at catering for sporting events and work for the likes of Chelsea Football Club, Wimbledon and Aintree and Cheltenham racecourses. 

Another catering services firm that has recently secured significant new contracts is Company of Cooks. 

It has been awarded deals with the South Bank Centre, its Topolski Gallery and the Royal Academy of Arts. The combined value of these contracts is more than £100 million, Caterer and Hotelkeeper reports.

This news follows the firm being awarded a long-term deal to provide catering services at the National Portrait Gallery in central London, where it will take over from Searcys.ADNFCR-16001031-ID-801625074-ADNFCR


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