OCS has appointed Steve Gardner as the UK Head of Standards and Solutions for Security Services. Gardner will be responsible for leading the continued development of the OCS security brand by identify and optimising new delivery methods. He will also interpret market evolution patterns in the industry, identify innovations, and create added value and best practice solutions for OCS customers.
Gardner reports directly to Julie Jackson, Head of Contract Re-Engineering for OCS UK, and will recommend long, medium and short term business development strategies. He said: “I am delighted to take on this new role to extend the OCS security service client base in manned guarding and technical solutions.” Jane Sheard, CEO UK facilities services for OCS added: “I look forward to supporting Steve in this critical new role to support OCS’ future development strategy.”
Gardner joined OCS in 2007 as Head of Standards and Compliance. He was responsible for standards and regulatory compliance across the group, supporting all the service streams including security. During this time he managed the implementation of the National Support Centre where he created the systems and procedures for the staff vetting and licensing of security operatives.