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OCS Appoints Director of Operations for NEC Contract

OCS Group has appointed Jeremy Dicks as Director of Operations for its facilities management contract with the United Kingdom's NEC Group.
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OCS Group UK Ltd has appointed Jeremy Dicks as Director of Operations for the NEC Group contract. Jeremy will manage the facilities management contract that OCS Group have held with NEC since 2012, overseeing security and event stewarding, traffic and car park management, portering, cleaning, waste management and helpdesk services. He will report to Andrew Mortimer, Managing Director of Destinations and Venues. 

Safe pair of hands: Jeremy Dicks has held previous appointments with Sodexo, Compass Group and Carillion.

Safe pair of hands: Jeremy Dicks has held previous appointments with Sodexo, Compass Group and Carillion.


Jeremy has an established history within the facilities management and property services industry, having worked with Sodexo, Compass Group and latterly Carillion. In addition to this, Jeremy has also worked across a wide range of industry sectors including corporate services, retail, sports & leisure, travel, defence, education, healthcare, and local government.


Andrew Mortimer commented: “Jeremy has a superb track record in the FM sector and a wealth of experience to offer. I look forward to working with him and the team in Birmingham. With Jeremy on board we will to continue to build on the great work we have delivered at the NEC”.


Jeremy, commenting on his appointment, said: “I am delighted to be joining the OCS team and look forward to leading the business in delivering services for these prestigious and exciting venues”.


The Birmingham-based NEC Group operates four world-class venues. The National Exhibition Centre, which is the location for the annual Facilities Show supported by the British Institute of Facilities Management, and the Gentings Arena, a music and entertainment venue, occupy a 610-acre site near Solihull. The International Convention Centre and the Barclaycard Arena, both in central Birmingham, complete the portfolio. The four sites welcome four million people every year at 800 diverse events, from trade shows, live bands and consumer exhibitions such as Gardeners’ World, to major sporting events - including the BMX Championships and World Indoor Athletics.

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About OCS Group

OCS Group is an international total facilities management (TFM) provider, with annual turnover of £1bn, employing more than 87,000 people in 50 countries worldwide. OCS ranked 59th in the Sunday Times Top Track 100 in July 2016. The company offers more than 80 individual services from catering, cleaning, horticulture and waste management to security, maintenance and hygiene. These services can be delivered individually or as part of a fully-integrated FM solution. OCS manages and delivers services to organisations across the public and private sector. As a private business in the fifth-generation of family ownership, OCS believes in sustainable solutions. Its maxim Here Today, Here Tomorrow reflects the delivery of sustainable solutions to facilities management problems which are sustainable in financial, human, community and environmental terms. Its core values define what it believes in as an organisation. OCS puts customers first; fosters a ‘can do’ attitude; builds strong relationships; recognises wider responsibilities; promotes change and innovation; and provides great value. OCS takes an active role in the facilities management community as members of the British Institute of Facilities Management and the Business Services Association. For more information, please visit

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