From managing airport security to maintaining offices, family-owned OCS Group’s 80,000-plus staff supply facilities services to 100,000 customers in 50 countries. Chief executive Peter Slator, 57, joined in December 2015 and, following a strategic review, led a series of successful disposals of businesses and properties. These helped profits grow 26% to £43m last year as turnover hit £1bn for only the second time in the Crawley company’s 118-year history.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank58
CompanyOCS Group
ActivityFacilities services provider
LocationGatwick
Sales £m1,025
Profit £m43
Year endJan 18
Principal shareholdersGoodliffe family (100%)
Staff82,623
Founded1900
Websitewww.ocsinternational.com

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