OCS Goes For Growth With Acquisition of Legion GroupBy Ocs Uk Group Ltd, PRNE
Thursday, August 5, 2010
SANDERSTEAD, England, August 6, 2010 - Leading support services provider OCS Group UK Limited has
acquired the business and assets of Legion Group plc and Legion FM Limited
from John Whitfield, Paul Williams and Paul Clark of MCR in their capacity of
administrators of the companies.
The deal adds around 500 new clients to OCS's existing
security business. It also secures a future for 2,800 Legion staff and
service continuity for customers following the company being placed into
administration earlier this week.
The agreement sees OCS take control of all Legion assets
including contract turnover in excess of GBP50 million covering manned
guarding and car parking activities throughout the UK.
OCS Group UK MD Martin Gammon said, "This acquisition forms a
key part of our growth strategy and further develops the company's capacity
to provide Total Facilities Management services. It is a clear demonstration
of our determination to emerge from the current period of economic
uncertainty in a strong position as a leading player in the FM market.
"As the UK's longest established provider of security
services, Legion Group is a very strong brand and enhances our offering
within the security sector.
"The Legion Group has a professional and dedicated workforce
with a highly respected reputation. We believe its history and values are a
perfect fit with the OCS company ethos," concluded Gammon.
Notes to editors:
1. With a turnover exceeding GBP700 million, 63,000 employees and
increasing expansion throughout the UK and across its international
operations, OCS is a market leader in the provision of property support
services across a range of market sectors. The company offers a range of
services including catering, security, cleaning, engineering, horticulture,
hygiene, waste management and pest control on a single, bundled or fully
integrated basis. www.ocs.co.uk
2. Legion Group has a history dating back to 1921 and provides security
and parking services to a wide-ranging client portfolio in the private and
public sectors across the UK. www.legion-group.co.uk
For further information, please contact:
Jackie Bennett Shaw, tel: +44(0)1524-595453, email:
Stephanie Maher, tel: +44(0)1524-595443, email:
Out of hours, contact John Clark on +44(0)7831161424 or Jackie Bennett
Shaw on +44(0)7818075355.
For further information, please contact: Jackie Bennett Shaw, tel: +44(0)1524-595453, email:
jackiebennettshaw at ocs.co.uk; Stephanie Maher, tel: +44(0)1524-595443, email:
steph.maher at ocs.co.uk; Out of hours, contact John Clark on +44(0)7831161424 or Jackie Bennett Shaw on +44(0)7818075355.
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