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Top 100: Dominic Blakemore, Compass Group

19 April 2018 by
Top 100: Dominic Blakemore, Compass Group

Overall ranking: 39 (new entry)

Foodservice ranking: 5 (New entry)

Snapshot

What we think

In taking over from Cousins, Blakemore has some pretty big shoes to fill. A City of London big-hitter and company turnaround expert, Cousins joined Compass in 2006 when the caterer was reeling from allegations of bribery in its business supplying the UN.

Under his leadership, annual turnover more than doubled from £10.8b in the year he was appointed to £22.6b in 2017. Company shares saw a seven-fold increase in value, and shareholders have received £9b in dividends and share buybacks. With results like these, it's little wonder that shares fell on the day his impending departure was announced, and once again immediately following his death in a plane crash in Sydney, Australia.

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