Compass Cymru, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK's largest food and support services firm, announced its three-year partnership with Llamau in October 2021.

This commitment launched with Compass Cymru’s headline sponsorship of Llamau’s 2021 Sleep Out. In addition, Compass Cymru has pledged to support Llamau with a mix of event sponsorship, staff engagement, volunteering, work placements and skills sharing.

The partnership builds on Compass Cymru’s dedication to nurturing young talent and providing skills and training to improve their future. The business will work with Llamau to offer skills sessions around cooking and nutrition, as well as work placements and training in some of its 60 sites across Wales.

Managing Director of Compass Cymru, Jane Byrd, said: “One of the main reasons why we distinguished Compass Cymru as its own business in 2021 was to support Wales through a regional approach. This means creating Welsh jobs and generating business for Welsh farmers and suppliers, as well as helping charities like Llamau to make a difference in our local communities.

“As a business with a real commitment to apprenticeships and skills development, Llamau’s mission to end homelessness by supporting young people and women is a great fit for us. The work they do to not only provide immediate help to vulnerable people, but to also give encouragement and respect, is such an important part of what is required to finally end homelessness. We cannot wait to get involved in supporting this vital service.”

Visit Compass Cymru’s website or LinkedIn for more information.