|Traded as||LSE: SSPG|
|Headquarters||169 London, England, UK|
|Vagn Sørensen, Chairman
Kate Swann, Chief Executive
|Products||Restaurants, Cafes, Bars, Fast Food|
|Revenue||£1,990.3 million (2016)|
|£121.4 million (2016)|
|Profit||£81.8 million (2016)|
Number of employees
SSP Group plc is a British multinational company, headquartered in London, England, which operates branded Catering and Retail units at over 125 airports and 270 railway stations around the world as a concessionaire. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.
The business was established as a division of SAS Group under the name of SAS Catering in 1961. It was subsequently renamed Select Service Partner ('SSP') and acquired by Compass Group in May 1993 for £72 million. Compass then merged SSP with several other companies it owned, including Travellers Fare, British Rail's former catering division which had been privatised under a management buy-out in 1988 before being bought by Compass in 1992. In 2006 the business was bought by EQT Partners for £1.822 billion. The company was the subject of an initial public offering in 2014.
SSP operates a vast portfolio of small brands - most of which are locally specific. The significant brands include:
- "Annual report 2016" (PDF). SSP Group. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
- "EQT to acquire Select Service Partner from Compass". EQT. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
- "Compass sells Moto service stations and Upper Crust food chain for £1.8bn". 10 April 2006. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
- "Travellers Fare". Cinven. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
- "Shares rise in SSP stock market debut". The Telegraph. 10 July 2014. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
- "Brands". SSP Group. Retrieved 25 April 2017.