Leading compliance and facilities management provider phs Compliance has acquired OCS Compliance, part of the OCS UK Group.As part of the deal, phs Compliance will become the preferred supplier of compliance services to OCS Group.
OCS Compliance delivers a range of electrical and environmental compliance services to several hundred customers across multiple sectors in the UK. Their services include portable appliance testing, fixed electrical testing and inspection, and thermal imaging and emergency lighting maintenance.
phs Compliance, which is part of the phs Group, is the market leader in electrical testing and remedial services. It has a 50-year history providing electrical testing and inspection, compliance and facilities management services, with over 400 engineers providing nationwide coverage.
OCS Compliance activities will be merged into phs Compliance and its employees will transfer into phs Compliance, joining its 500 strong team.
David Taylor-Smith, Group CEO of phs said: “We have a strong relationship with OCS Group as we acquired their horticultural activity two years ago and became their preferred supplier. Their Compliance business is a natural fit with ours and this acquisition will allow us to further strengthen the relationship.
Dan Lee, Managing Director of phs Compliance said; “Acquisitions like this, in addition to organic growth, are key to our future growth strategy. This deal will see us further strengthen our market leading position in the UK electrical testing sector and we will be able to offer clients even greater service coverage. We look forward to working with OCS as their preferred supplier and to welcoming the OCS Compliance staff into our team”
Jon Fowler, Managing Director of OCS Specialist Services Division, said: “OCS Group UK Limited undertook a strategic review of the business to ensure it was trading in markets where its skills, experience and competences can drive growth and exceptional levels of service for our customers.
“A key output from this review was a decision to re-shape our business and transfer our compliance services to phs Group. phs Compliance delivers over 14 million compliance inspections for 35,000 customer sites every year and we are confident that the customers we are transferring over will receive the highest quality service.”
phs Compliance is headquartered in Warrington with sites across the UK. It provides statutory inspection and test services, including electrical and mechanical testing, inspection and maintenance, fire and security maintenance services and project management services. OCS Compliance is headquartered in Crawley, West Sussex.