International facilities services group OCS has again been listed in the Sunday Times Deloitte Top Track 100 privately owned businesses, raising its ranking in the league by 4 places despite the severe economic climate.
Chris Cracknell said, “At OCS being a family business is about putting our responsibilities to our customers, our staff across the globe and the communities where we work into practice. Our strong commitment to skills training is demonstrated by our being one of the first to sign up to the Skills Pledge framework to ensure our employees are give the best opportunities to maximise their potential and progress their career. Our recent triple certification with BSI (British Standards) for quality (ISO 9001:2000), environment (ISO 14001:2004) and Health and Safety (BS OHSAS 18001: cleaning only), is a statement to the calibre and capabilities of our staff and the importance we place on supporting the well-being of our people and the mitigation of climate change.”
Stuart Counsell, head of the private companies’ programme, Deloitte, the title sponsor of the league programme, commented, “There is no doubt that many businesses are facing tough, uncertain times. But the companies on this list have the potential to help provide the jobs and stability which the economy needs, as the country recovers from the recession.”
Ranked at 75 in the top 100 of Britain’s biggest private companies, based on turnover, OCS employs 63,000 people worldwide and provides a comprehensive range of services including catering, cleaning, hygiene services, security, horticulture, pest control and waste management.
The family-owned business started trading over one hundred years ago and, now in the fourth generation of family ownership, today OCS lies at the forefront of its sector harnessing advanced technologies and management systems to deliver quality, performance and accountability to its customers. In almost every sector businesses rely on OCS for a wide range of property support services from cleaning to security and catering. Many of these services are closely linked and the company prides itself on its provision of an integrated delivery solution under one point of management.