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Kingdom acquires facilities management company Ocean

clip_image002Kingdom is delighted to announce that on 8 June 2016 they acquired Luton based company Ocean, an integrated facilities management services provider.

Their services include cleaning & hygiene, fire & security, support services, technical services, food service, project management and consultancy. They build relationships with their clients, listen to their concerns, challenges and issues, and then design bespoke and flexible integrated solutions to meet those business needs.

They have extensive experience of both public sector and private sector organisations. Their client base includes some of the largest purchasers of facilities management services in the country, ranging from global business brands and city firms in the private sector to local authorities, non-departmental public bodies and educational facilities in the public sector.

The business was established over 40 years ago and has been run by John Bullivant for over 20 years with the primary goal of offering high quality cleaning and other services with a personal, hands-on approach. They now have a £20 million turnover, three offices across the UK and 2,200 staff. They are committed to recruiting, training and developing the best and most passionate people in the facilities management sector.

The acquisition continues the expansion of Kingdom to £105 million turnover and 5,600 people. Commenting on the acquisition, Terry Barton BA Hons Law, Chief Executive of Kingdom said: “I welcome John and his team into Kingdom. This strengthens Kingdom’s services in facilities management and will enable Kingdom to grow further in the coming years. With this acquisition plus our relocation in coming weeks to enviable new Head Offices along with our launch of Kingdom India it is extremely exciting times ahead for Kingdom with what is already a great success story. The exciting journey of Kingdom continues at full speed”.

Innovative, independent and driven to explore new ways Kingdom successfully manage thousands of service personnel to the highest standard specialising in security, cleaning and environmental protection. Our national network of regional support offices manage thousands of service personnel to the highest standard, benchmarked by all the major UK quality accreditation bodies.

Established in 1993 and operating nationally, commercial and service strength supported with organic and acquisition growth has seen Kingdom become one of the largest independently owned companies in the UK within their areas of service expertise. Commercially strong they have a strategy to continually grow and strengthen by expanding their services and offering a complete support service to their customers.

Kingdom take a fresh approach to the support services market: adapting to the proliferation of new technologies and emerging security threats, whilst also offering their customers a leaner, smarter and more connected way of working.

For more information about Kingdom and all their services, please visit www.kingdom.co.uk or call 0845 051 7702.