Source: Compass Group PLC | Released Sept. 11, 2011
CHERTSEY, SURREY -- September 11, 2013 -- Steamplicity is an innovative system for cooking food in a healthy, nutritious way whilst saving energy and space and reducing waste. Steamplicity is used by Medirest, Compass' specialist healthcare business, to provide thousands of patients with a fantastic range of hot, great tasting meals every day. Its unique patented cooking system steams food to perfection in just four minutes using minimal equipment making it ideal for use in hospitals. It's also a popular choice with schools and workplaces that have limited kitchen facilities but don't want to provide a limited food solution.
Russ Shaw, founder of Tech City Advocate and judge for the category said: "Steamplicity's innovative technology makes patients actually look forward to their hospital meals - and by giving patients more choice and more options it has helped NHS Trusts reduce costs."
Steve Cenci, Managing Director for Healthcare at Compass Group UK & Ireland said: "We are delighted to be shortlisted for this category as innovation is the backbone of the Steamplicity brand. We have continued to develop our Steamplicity solution and our recent partnership with the Royal Voluntary Service to provide Meals on Wheels to residents in West Sussex is a perfect example of this. With more innovations set to be announced in the coming months, this is an exciting time for Steamplicity and it's great for the Steamplicity team to be recognised for improving such a vital area within healthcare."
Over 150 of Britain's leading businesses, business leaders and social enterprises have been revealed as finalists for the 2013 National Business Awards. The finalists represent 15 categories including Employer of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year and Medium-Sized Business of the Year. The Leader of the Year finalists and Decade of Excellence winner will be announced over the coming months.
Dame Helen Alexander, Chair of Judges for the National Business Awards, said: "These organisations and leaders represent exceptional success over the past year. The environment has been tough; these are the firms leading the way to growth. There's a broad spectrum of sectors represented, as well as organisations of very different sizes, reflecting the diversity of British business and the vitality of our economy. Congratulations to all our finalists."
Alex Evans, Programme Director of the National Business Awards said: "The quality of finalists is outstanding every year - with Britain's most promising new businesses and most impactful social enterprises recognised alongside top performing SMEs and the most sustainable mid market and large cap firms."
This year's shortlisted businesses have a collective global turnover of more than £341 billion, covering activities as diverse as telecoms, construction, entertainment, publishing and manufacturing. One fifth of the finalists turnover more than £1 billion annually - with the lowest turnover peaking at £30k and highest reaching £55 billion. They represent regions from all over Britain including London, Exeter, Glasgow and Cardiff. Finalists were chosen from the hundreds of businesses that entered or were nominated for the titles. They will now prepare to make presentations to expert juries who will decide the category winners. The overall winners across all 17 categories will be revealed at the awards ceremony on 12 November at the Grosvenor House, London.
For more information on Compass Group UK & Ireland:
Clinton Rowling, Compass Group UK & Ireland
Tel: 01895 554364 / Mob: 07795 235892
Notes to editors
1. Compass Group UK & Ireland has teamed up with the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) in a move which will see its Steamplicity meals delivered to over 1,200 people across West Sussex. West Sussex County Council selected Royal Voluntary Service to deliver Meals on Wheels across the region for five years from November 2013. Under the new contract, each year Compass and the RVS will deliver over 350,000 Steamplicity meals to individuals and 12,500 Steamplicity meals to day centres.
2. Visit www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk/finalists for a full list of all finalists and to book a table at the event.
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