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Kingdom acquires Ocean

Published 29th July, 2016 by Neil Nixon

Kingdom acquires Ocean

Kingdom has announced that it acquired Luton based Ocean, an integrated facilities management services provider, in June. Its services include cleaning and hygiene, fire and security, support services, technical services, food service, project management, and consultancy.

Ocean has extensive experience of both public sector and private sector organisations. Its client base includes some of the largest purchasers of FM 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. It now has a £20 million turnover, three offices across the UK, and 2200 staff. The acquisition continues the expansion of Kingdom to a £105 million turnover and 5600 people. Terry Barton, 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 and the 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.”

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