Owned by the Goodliffe family, this Croydon firm has operations on five continents providing services that range from landscape design to catering and cleaning. Its other businesses range from supplying Christmas trees to pest control and waste management. The company counts the Ministry of Defence and Eton College among its clients, alongside hospitals and rail, shipping and aviation companies. Led by chief executive Chris Cracknell, who began his career at the firm in 1977 as a window cleaner, sales reached £689m in 2010.

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Company details
CompanyOCS Group
ActivityFacilities services provider
Sales £m689
Profit £m40
Year endMar 10
Principal shareholdersGoodliffe family (100%)

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