Sharon Crompton takes on Managing Director role at CSS Group

UK. CSS Group has named Sharon Crompton as Managing Director, responsible for the oversight of both Compass Supply Solutions and Chichester Bonded Solutions. 

Compass Supply Solutions is a UK-based drinks and ambient foods provider in the travel retail industry including cruise, airlines, airports, rail catering, hospitality and duty free shops.

Crompton joined CSS Group in May 2022 as Financial Controller and was later promoted to the role of Chief Financial Officer in June 2023. 

Now as Managing Director, she is tasked with restructuring the business for long-term sustainability and achieving growth targets. 

Crompton has experience working in diverse industries, including fast-moving consumer goods with British American Tobacco and in the maritime sector with BMT Nigel Gee.  

Her strategic objectives for CSS include developing an ambitious-yet-sustainable growth strategy for both Compass Supply Solutions and Chichester Bonded Solutions.  

Crompton is also working on boosting engagement with CSS clients and suppliers to foster long-term strategic partnerships.  

She said: “I am excited for the opportunity to lead CSS to become the number one supplier of drinks and ambient snacks within global travel.  

CSS is extending its specialisation to divisions beyond food & beverage, with strategic expansion plans in the pipeline {Image courtesy: Compass Supply Solutions}

“Our group already specialises in serving drinks and ambient snacks to the maritime, aviation and rail industries among others. We have a fantastic foundation to build upon and I am supported by a great team of talented individuals who share the same passion to achieve the overall goal. 

“We aim to streamline the food & beverage supply chain for our partners within the global travel sector. With the unwavering support of our shareholders and the backing of a larger group, with a net worth of £350 million, CSS is poised for an exciting year ahead and a very prosperous future.” 

A company spokesperson stated: “Sharon’s strategic vision and broad expertise are precisely what CSS needs to drive forward into a prosperous future.”

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