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OCS moves to extend security guarding contract with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

OCS has extended its contract to deliver security guarding and emergency helipad response services at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool – a contract the business has held since 2011. The new agreement was awarded to OCS after a rigorous re-tender process and keeps the company on site for a further three years from 1 March 2018.

Petra Moss, managing director for OCS Healthcare and Education, commented: “It’s fantastic that we have been able to extend our agreement with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. This renewal is indicative of OCS’ standing in the healthcare arena and our ability to deliver services that ultimately improve patient comfort and satisfaction.”

Founded in 1914, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital is one of the biggest and busiest specialist paediatric hospitals in Europe with a vision to lead on world-class healthcare for children and young people by committing to excellence through partnership, research, innovation and learning. The hospital serves over 275,000 children and young people in Merseyside and the North West of England every year.

OCS Group UK Limited is part of the OCS Group, an international facilities management (FM) services provider with an annual turnover of £1 billion and employing more than 87,000 people around the world. OCS is trusted by over 20,000 clients across the globe to deliver essential and sustainable FM services 24 hours per day.

As the largest family-owned FM services company in the world, OCS delivers over 70 internationally-accredited services including security, cleaning, catering, waste management and maintenance. The company offers stand-alone FM services, bundled service offers and fully-integrated facilities services management, working in partnership with clients to understand their challenges and requirements and designing sustainable, value-add services to meet specific needs. OCS manages and delivers services to organisations across both the public and private sectors.

OCS ranked 58th in The Sunday Times Top Track 100 in July last year. The company takes an active role in the FM community as members of the British Institute of Facilities Management and the Business Services Association.

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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