Compass Group brief history
1941 'Factory Canteens Ltd' was founded in the United Kingdom;
1967 Grand Metropolitan acquires Bateman & Midland Catering and merges as Grand Met Catering Services;
1984 Grand Met Catering Services becomes Compass Contract Services;
1987 Compass Service is bought by management and transformed into the new Compass Group;
1988 Marks the year when Compass Group PLC is first listed on the stock exchange market.