ESS News

A day of recreational golf is to be held at Blacknest Golf and Country Club on Thursday 6th July 2006. The day is open to teams / players from ESS and our clients. Blacknest Golf Club is situated near Binstead in Hampshire, not far from Bordon. (A location map is available on request). The day will start with coffee and bacon rolls on arrival followed by 18 holes of golf, Stabelford format. Blacknest facilities include a covered 20 bay driving range, chipping area and large putting green. Cost per person will be £48.50 and will include coffee, bacon roll, dinner and prizes (only available to winners!). A team of three from each invited organisation would be ideal, although if you cannot raise three, we can make up suitable teams. Please return the proforma (click here to download) to Allan Mills by emailing or by 26th June 2006.

DTE Scotland Charity Update – Exercise Hard Slog 2006 is a sponsored charity trek taking place from May 26th – 31st 2006 to walk the West Highland Way. The 100 mile route from Milngavie (near Glasgow) to Fort William in the Highlands passes through some of the most scenic parts of Scotland. This Charity event will involve participants from ESS (George McGregor), Landmarc and Defence Training Estates. George will be keeping a daily journal and will no doubt have some interesting tales to tell! For sponsorship pledges contact Tracey Guscott at

ESS supports The British Forces Foundation - THE British Forces Foundation (BFF) is delighted to announce the support of ESS Global (subsidiary of the Compass Group) over the next 18 months. The support translates itself by ESS employees getting involved in a number of fun fundraising events in order to raise money for the BFF. The aspiration of the company is to raise a target in excess of £25,000. ESS is engaged in a large number of MoD contracts across the UK, servicing all three Armed Services from Sandhurst to RAF Leuchars and most of what is in between. The match-up between the charity and ESS is extremely appropriate, not least because ESS is very much a British company, but its personnel serve alongside men and women of the British Armed Forces including in places as dangerous as Iraq and Afghanistan. The company employees have a thorough understanding of the work and professionalism of the UK Armed Forces and a great deal of respect for the men and women who serve, often under the most difficult circumstances. This gesture of support by ESS will convey to the men and women of the Armed Forces ESS’s respect for them and understanding of their work. Jim Davidson OBE, chairman of the BFF, said: “I’m delighted to get such significant support from one company especially as it is coming from the hard work of its employees and their identification of the importance of boosting the morale of the men and women of our Armed Forces. “Both the charity and the company share the same view. BFF Trustees are deeply grateful to ESS for their support.” Managing director of ESS UK Tony Byrne, said: “The decision was agreed unanimously by a great number of ESS employees who work with and for the Armed Forces and this gesture by the company reinforces our respect for the Armed Forces as a customer and professional organisation that operates in very difficult circumstances. We are also sure this union will be great fun for everyone involved.”