Compass Group UK & Ireland has been chosen to provide catering and hospitality services at the University of Oxford. Building upon its reputation as the leading provider of catering and support services in the UK and Ireland, the group will be tasked with bringing together its unparalleled family of experts from across the organisation to deliver an exciting and innovative food and beverage offering that compliments the high standards of the University.

Liz Kitchener, Head of Strategic Facilities Management, University of Oxford said: “This is an exciting opportunity. The contract will deliver significant service, sustainability, financial, and compliance benefits. It will enable our customers to have a catering offering that has its own identity and character, recognising that one size does not fit all, while at the same time reflecting the first-class quality synonymous with the University of Oxford.”

Chris Garside, Managing Director, Compass Group UK & Ireland also commented: “We are delighted to be working with Oxford University to deliver world class catering and hospitality services to its students, staff and visitors and are looking forward to bringing our UK and international expertise to the University.”

The contract is expected to result in significant investment in the University’s student, staff and visitor environment, with catering destinations being renovated to create social hubs that act as practical meeting points, while also delivering a wide range of unique food and drink concepts. Furthermore, there will also be a focus on sustainable sourcing and healthy eating.