Standing for One Complete Solution, OCS claims to be the largest privately-owned property services company in Britain. It cleans 150m sq ft of office space every day and its other interests include catering, security, hygiene, pest control and horticulture. The company also has a contract with Eurostar that covers cleaning, ticket inspecting and marshalling. OCS began as a window-cleaning business in 1900 and is now chaired by Jim Goodliffe, a fourth-generation relative of the founder. The firm’s sales reached £436m in 2003.

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Company details
Year2004
Rank74
CompanyOCS Group
ActivityFacilities services provider
LocationGatwick
Sales £m436
Profit £m15
Year endMar 03
Principal shareholdersGoodliffe family (100%)
Staff42,302
Founded1900
Websitewww.ocsinternational.com

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