Our Parent Company, Compass Group UK&I, Holds First Military Dependents’ Day

30 January 2023
  • The company’s Armed Forces Committee invited Compass military families to a behind the scenes tour of Chelsea FC
  • This marks the first of a series of Military Dependents’ Days being held throughout the year

Compass Group UK & Ireland held its first Military Dependents’ Day at Chelsea FC. Organised by the company’s Armed Forces Committee (AFC), Military Dependents’ Days are being arranged throughout the year for the military families of Compass employees.

Families from all three services, including children from 8-14 years old, were hosted by Compass’ sports and leisure division, Levy UK + Ireland and their client Chelsea FC, where they got a behind the scenes tour of the football club as well as a delicious, cooked breakfast in the Director’s Lounge. The families enjoyed seeing the pitch, changing rooms, hearing the history of the club, as well as playing journalists in the press room.

Commenting on the first Military Dependents’ Day – Camilla Howard, Chair of the Compass Armed Forces Committee said: “It was wonderful to be able to host Compass military families at Chelsea at our first Military Dependents’ Day. We have hundreds of families of serving military personnel, as well as veterans and reservists in our business, so we have launched Military Dependents’ Day to provide something special for the military families in our business, who we know so often juggle so much with house moves and when their partners are deployed. It was such a great treat and we would like to thank the Chelsea FC and Levy UK + Ireland teams for making it such a special occasion for those who attended.”

Ben Burton, Levy GM at Chelsea FC commented: “We were delighted to be able to help with the first Compass Military Dependents’ Day. We’ve had some wonderful feedback from the families who came and are pleased that we helped to deliver such a great experience.”

Further Military Dependents’ Days are being arranged for later in the year. Compass Group UK & Ireland was awarded the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award in 2018 and continues to support veterans, reservices, cadet forces, adult volunteers, spouses and dependents across the business.