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Be a Truly Local supplier

Truly British, Truly Local

To help our clients and consumers make informed choices, we have introduced Truly British and Truly Local criteria, establishing a clear definition in the food service industry and open up opportunities for small locally-based suppliers to work with us.

We at Compass are passionate about supporting British Farmers and this has always been an important aspect of our business. Our extensive insight programme shows that you agree with us and also see provenance and traceability as really important attributes. Added to this, we are aware of the confusion in the marketplace caused by a number of misleading claims around British and local sourcing.

The Truly British quality hallmark will be granted to existing and new products that have guaranteed British provenance and can be fully traced back to the source.

As documented in the press, the Truly Local campaign goes one step further and applies to products from small, local companies that are made from local ingredients and are supplied to Compass sites within a 50 mile radius.

We are proud to launch this quality initiative to encourage new innovative companies to work with us. It’s very simple to become a Truly Local supplier. If you are interested in joining us and fit the criteria below, then click here to download the application form.


Truly Local Criteria

Made within a 50-mile radius of the client site where it is used.

Made from locally produced ingredients, i.e. food that has been grown and harvested or born, bred and slaughtered locally.

Small, quality craft producer, likely to be a family-run business with strong links with the local economy.

Local products are likely to include meat including cooked and cured meats, fruit and vegetables, fish, ice-cream and cheeses, often celebrating traditions, provenance and locality.

Please view some of our case studies below:


The Process


1. Complete the details on our supplier application form

2. You will receive an automatic confirmation that this has been received

3. Our team will review your application based on the criteria.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.