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ACCA chooses OCS for total facilities management contract

Total facilities management provider OCS has won a five year contract (with an option of a two year extension) with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) to provide total facilities management at six locations across the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

The deal with the global accountancy body includes hard services, reprographics, security, cleaning, catering, visitor services and helpdesk. OCS will self-deliver more than 90 per cent of the services.

ACCA had previously outsourced its cleaning, security, hard services and catering to multiple service providers with front-of-house and reprographics services remaining in-house. Under the new contract OCS is introducing a facilities helpdesk and a CAFM system to increase the efficiency of the FM team.

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The six sites include: two buildings in Lincoln’s Inn Fields in London occupied by 190 people; a site on London’s High Holborn which is home to 100 ACCA employees; two sites in Glasgow with 346 staff in total; and a site in Dublin at Leeson Park where 16 staff are based.

Jan Lloyd, ACCA’s head of global business support said “ACCA is pleased to be entering into a business partnership with OCS as its FM services provider. The access to the resources and knowledge that OCS can offer will be vital in supporting ACCA’s overall objectives in the coming years. ACCA’s values include strong customer focus, both internally and externally and great service delivery. In OCS, ACCA believes we have a FM services partner that has similar values and a good understanding of our organisation.”


About OCS Group Limited
OCS Group is an international total facilities management (TFM) provider employing more than 70,000 people in 40 countries worldwide, with a turnover in excess of £720 million.

The company offers more than 70 individual services from catering, cleaning, horticulture and waste management to security, maintenance and hygiene. These services can be delivered individually or as part of a fully-integrated FM solution. OCS manages and delivers services to organisations across the public and private sector.

As a private business in the fifth-generation of family ownership, OCS believes in sustainable solutions. Its maxim Here Today, Here Tomorrow reflects the delivery of sustainable solutions to facilities management problems which are sustainable in financial, human, community and environmental terms. Its core values define what it believes in as an organisation. OCS puts customers first; fosters a ‘can do’ attitude; builds strong relationships; recognises wider responsibilities; promotes change and innovation; and provides great value.

OCS takes an active role in the facilities management community as members of the British Institute of Facilities Management, the Business Services Association, the Facilities Management Association and the Cleaning and Support Services Association.

For more information, contact Cathy Hayward on 01273 669917 or 07971 400332 or email cathy.hayward@ocs.co.uk

About ACCA
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. We aim to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.

Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. We believe that accountants bring value to economies in all stages of development. We aim to develop capacity in the profession and encourage the adoption of consistent global standards. Our values are aligned to the needs of employers in all sectors and we ensure that, through our qualifications, we prepare accountants for business. We work to open up the profession to people of all backgrounds and remove artificial barriers to entry, ensuring that our qualifications and their delivery meet the diverse needs of trainee professionals and their employers.

We support our 154,000 members and 432,000 students in 170 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills needed by employers. We work through a network of over 80 offices and centres and more than 8,400 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development.

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