Bruce Findlay, (Interim) Senior HSE Manager - South & ESS DMA

Bruce joined Compass Group In 2007 and has worked within the Defence sector as a Regional Operations Support Manager before moving in to a HSE role. Bruce has worked for ESS on a number of High profile events including the 2012 London Olympics providing feeding for Met Police and providing Operation Support for police feeding for the Celtic Manor NATO summit in 2014. Bruce has also provided HSE support to other business sectors including the Wimbledon Championships since 2016.

Bruce has a catering operational background gained from a 22 year career in the Armed Forces obtaining the Rank of Warrant Officer Class 1. After leaving the forces Bruce joined the Prison Service as a Food Safety and Health and Safety trainer.

Bruce is an avid birdwatcher who travels the world in pursuit of a new sighting for his life time list which now stands at over 2,500 different spices.

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Contact Number: 07795 520784

Richard Payne (Taff), HSE Manager TESC & Hestia 7 South West & Clyde 

Richard Vernon Payne (Taff) joined Compass Group in July 2006 as a Support Manager for Salisbury Plan Defence Training Estate.  In 2011 became the Regional Support Manager for South West, Wales, and Midlands.  In 2014 and current role became the HSEQ Manager for the newly extended contract @ 1 December 2023 titled Training Estates Service Contract as part of the Central Team.  Also, since Jan 2022 undertook the overall support and responsiblity of Hestia 7 South West & Clyde.

During this time, I have also assisted in projects and major events hosted by Compass Group.  In 2012, was the Lead Manager at Blackheath Territorial Army Centre as part of the Metropolitan Police Feeding location for the Olympic Games commitment.  In 2014 was the HSE and Site Manager at the Barry Buddon Scotland location for the Common Wealth Games.  Site Manager at a key Isolated HQ Location in Wales for the central feeding to the South Wales Police supporting Op Ismay the 2014 NATO Summit.  Supported Levy Restaurants for Wimbledon Championships tournaments on four occasions.  Undertaken various cross-Sector Unit Mobilisations implementing all new HSE compliancy procedures. 

I am a keen angler and enjoy and indulges in all aspects of nature walks and loves to visit nature reserves which is a great medication for mental health and wellbeing, also a member of the RSPB and wildlife conservation. 

Contact Email:
Contact Number: 01980 674785