Four judges
Big hitters who could make your ideas fly

Pitch your big ideas to four of our experts judges and you could see it become a reality. This is your chance to see your business idea come to life, backed by the expertise and experience of Compass Group UK and Ireland.

Judges are selected from senior positions across the business. The panel for each session will differ depending on the types of products and services being pitched. Past and future potential judges are shown below.

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Benjamin Griffiths

Commercial Manager

Mark Green

Mark Green

Business Development Director - Vending

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Oliver Cock

Managing Director, Commercial UK

Nicky Martin

Nicky Martin

Head of Nutrition

Jonathan Neech

Jonathan Neech

Head of Group Business Excellence

Lisa Jenkins

Lisa Jenkins

Products and Suppliers Editor, Caterer Magazine

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Amy Lainchbury

Marketing Manager, EP Business in Hospitality


Mark Lee

Commercial Director Ireland


Cailin Keaney

Head of Sales Ireland - Compass UK & Ireland


Claire Nutter

Marketing Director ESS and Chartwells


Mark Lewis

Editor, Caterer and Hotelkeeper Magazine


Nick Vadis

Culinary Director Compass Group


Adam O’Connor

Regional Director - Asia South Pacific at Compass Group


Barry Emerson

Executive Chef Eurest Northern Ireland


Maureen Gahan

Ireland Market Foodservice Specialist, Bord Bia