ESS Defence, Marine & Aerospace, part of Compass Group UK and Ireland, has been awarded a seven-year contract to provide catering services to Army training facilities across the UK.

It will serve as a subcontractor to Landmarc Support Services, which secured the £560m contract from Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO). It is the third time that Landmarc has won the contract.

Under the contract, ESS will provide catering and retail services at 32 camps across the UK.

It will be preparing and serving four million meals annually, which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner for service personnel in camp.

It will also offer hot containers and packed meals for those training on the ranges.

In addition to catering services, ESS will provide retail service across 29 sites, giving customers access to high-street products.

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ESS Defence, Marine & Aerospace managing director Bob Gray said: “We are delighted to be continuing our relationship with Landmarc and our role on the UK Defence Training Estate with the award of this new contract.

“I’m extremely proud of our teams who operate on these sites across the UK, working in remote locations and dealing with regular high-volume feeding requirements. We look forward to continuing to enhance the training experience for troops over the next seven years.”