Started by Londoner Fred Goodliffe in 1900 as The New Century Window and General Cleaning Company, the OCS Group now claims to be the largest privately-owned property services company in the UK, cleaning 150 million sq ft of office space every day. OCS generated sales of £387m in 2001, when it employed 43,375 people. Family member Jim Goodliffe was appointed as OCS’ new chairman in 2001, and is the fourth generation of the family to run the company. OCS has wide-ranging interests including facilities management services, catering, security provision, stock taking and aviation support services.

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Company details
CompanyOCS Group
ActivityFacilities services provider
Sales £m387
Profit £m14
Year endMar 01
Principal shareholdersGoodliffe family

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