Former Eurest MD becomes Compass B&I MD

Compass Group UK & Ireland has just announced the appointment of Morag Freathy as Managing Director for Business & Industry.

Previously Freathy held the role of Managing Director for Eurest, a market leader in workplace catering– where she showed great leadership and results, growing top line sales. She has also worked at top brands such as The Prezzo Group, Pizza Hut and Whitbread Restaurants’, bringing a consumer-focused approach to the B&I sector at Compass.

Commenting on her priorities, Freathy said, “Workplace culture is changing and with it comes the need for greater flexibility and innovation. Now more than ever, our offer needs to be able to compete with the high street as we see our consumers moving away from the traditional hot lunch and enjoying a grab and go option, often from outside the building.

'This challenge drives us to think more dynamically and my focus for our B&I business will be on ensuring we do just this, harnessing the skills and knowledge of our excellent teams to deliver the very best food and experience for our valued clients and consumers. I’m looking forward to sharing our stories in the coming months.”

Chris Garside, Managing Director, Compass Group UK & Ireland, said, “It’s great to welcome Morag to the Executive Leadership team at this important time for the B&I business.

'Workplace catering is changing at a rapid pace and Morag’s consumer experience and focus will help us to consistently deliver what our customers want – great tasting food at reasonable prices, with the very best service.”