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Zenith Hygiene founder Ringo Francis joins OCS as non-executive director

* OCS_Ringo-Francis.jpgOCS has appointed Ringo Francis as non-executive director. Ringo, the founder and former CEO of The Zenith Hygiene Group, brings a wealth of experience in the cleaning & hygiene industry, aligning perfectly with OCS's mission to make people and places the best they can be.

Ringo led Zenith Hygiene from its inception in 1996 to its sale to Bain Capital in April 2018. Under his leadership, the organisation grew from annual revenues of over £1 million in its first year to approximately £100 million through organic growth and strategic acquisitions. He successfully contributed to the consolidation of the UK hygiene market and oversaw the acquisition of 10 companies, significantly expanding operations to employ over 500 staff across 10 depots.

Ringo's 30 years of experience have garnered him a tremendous reputation in the UK & Ireland. His industry accolades included PWC's CEO of the Year for the Southeast East Region in 2016 and Grant Thornton's top 200 Hertfordshire company for Zenith Hygiene Group in the same year. Additionally, he was recognised as one of the Chancellor's 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. He is currently a non-executive director and investor in ClenzAir & CEH Technology, and he also serves as director and Trustee at Hospitality Action. Ringo's leadership has consistently driven significant operational improvements and strategic growth across these organisations.

OCS's TRUE values of Trust, Respect, Unity, and Empowerment resonate deeply with Ringo's leadership and team-building approach. His commitment to delivering outstanding results and fostering lasting relationships aligns seamlessly with OCS's dedication to providing the best experiences, productivity, practices, resilience, and outcomes.

"We are delighted to welcome Ringo to the OCS family," says Rob Legge, group CEO of OCS. "His extensive experience and achievements in the cleaning & hygiene industry will be instrumental as we continue accelerating growth. Ringo's leadership and strategic insights will help us drive innovation, enhance our services, and strengthen our commitment to creating the best outcomes for our colleagues, customers and communities."

Says Ringo: "I am thrilled to join OCS at this exciting point in its journey. The company's dedication to innovation, excellence and core values is inspiring. OCS is at the forefront as the industry evolves, creating outstanding environments for people and places. I look forward to supporting the team's mission, success, and growth."

OCS boasts a workforce of 120,000-plus and operates throughout Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East, in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Dubai, Saudi Arabia - and in Thailand, where its operates under its PCS regional brand.


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