Compass Group Recognised for Excellence in Strategic Account Management

Mar 26, 2013, 12:43 ET from Strategic Account Management Association

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CHICAGO, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Compass Group is celebrating after winning the Strategic Account Management Association (SAMA)'s Excellence Award. The award was presented during SAMA's Pan European conference in Berlin on 11 March 2013.

The award specifically recognises "Co-Creating Customer Value" within Compass Group's International Clients Programme; a governance framework it has developed to deliver industry leading account management to large multinational clients.

Accepting the award on behalf of Compass Group, Peter Cinelli, Director of International Clients and Market Development, said: "This win is a tribute to the hard work of our teams in implementing the comprehensive framework we have developed for managing large international accounts in our industry. Co-creation, by definition, can only occur with a client organisation that fosters the appropriate environment, and therefore we thank our great clients for the opportunity to work with them on developing innovative programmes that are aligned to their critical business issues."

About SAMA

Founded in 1964, the Strategic Account Management Association is a knowledge-sharing organisation devoted to advancing strategic customer-supplier value, collaboration and learning.  For more information, please visit

About Compass Group PLC

Compass Group PLC is a world leading food and support services company, which generated annual revenues of £16.9 billion in the year to 30 September 2012. It operates in around 50 countries, employs over 500,000 people and serves over 4 billion meals every year. The company specialises in providing food and a range of support services across the core sectors of Business & Industry, Healthcare, Education, Defence, Offshore & Remote, Sports & Leisure and Vending with an established brand portfolio. For more information, please visit

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SOURCE Strategic Account Management Association