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Compass Group plc is a world-leading food and support services company whose history can be traced back over 60 years. As a FTSE 100 listed company they generated annual revenue of £22.6 billion in the year to 30 September 2017. They operate in around 50 countries, employ over 550,000 dedicated people and serve more that 5.5 billion meals a year.

Andrew Martin served as the Group Finance Director from 2004 to 2011, then as Chief Operating Officer, Europe and Japan. He now serves as Non-Executive Director for John Lewis Partnership plc.

 

CHALLENGE

Andrew Martin joined Compass Group in 2004 at a time when the company was under much investor pressure. His job was not only to overhaul the group’s financial reporting but also to communicate both the group’s plans and results with transparency.

Andrew had to get his early results presentations right and ensured that from the start he was seen as a safe pair of hands for Compass shareholders to trust.

With all eyes on the new FD, Andrew’s first results’ presentations in 2004 and 2005 were considered an overwhelming success. Investors and analysts gave him a resounding tick in the box.

He was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, Europe and Japan in 2011 and has since had an extremely successful career, holding several non-executive Director positions.

Andrew Martin, Group Finance Director, Compass Group plc
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“For me this was my first role as an FD in a FTSE 100 company. We were well served by conventional financial PR advice but I also felt I needed some much more personal input.”

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Andrew Martin, Group Finance Director, Compass Group plc
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“It was daunting to say the least. I had so little time to prepare for my early presentations and it would have been tempting to concentrate solely on the financials. But the Aziz people were highly skilled in bringing out a side of me I didn’t realise existed.”

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Andrew Martin, Group Finance Director, Compass Group plc
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“Although inevitably under time pressure it was well worth investing in Aziz Corporate. Even six years later I always rehearse with Aziz before results presentations.”