With operations on five continents providing services that range from forestry to catering, security and cleaning, OCS takes its name from its mission to provide clients with One Complete Solution. Chief executive Chris Cracknell, 54, has led recent expansion in Asia from the company’s regional base in Thailand. Asia-Pacific now generates more than a quarter of turnover, which reached £711m in 2012. OCS is still owned by the descendants of Frederick Goodliffe, who set it up as a cleaning business in 1900.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank91
CompanyOCS Group
ActivityFacilities services provider
LocationGatwick
Sales £m711
Profit £m33
Year endMar 12
Principal shareholdersGoodliffe family (100%)
Staff55,585
Founded1900
Websitewww.ocsinternational.com

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