OCL Group was established over a decade ago with the vision of creating a company able to carry out high quality work within our operational markets, that would constantly be delivered by the same, loyal, motivated and collaborative work force; rather than a mixture of fair-weather engineers, managers and non-caring sub-contractors.
Our company ethos has been to build a successful reputation on repeat business from our regular clients, whilst steadily growing new clients at the right pace, without ever diluting quality upon delivery by overstretching capabilities. We understand that we are only as good as our last performance – hence we strive constantly to improve and raise standards each time.
A lot of our steady success has been due to the careful selection of our professional, management staﬀ, tradesman and operatives that have been integrated into OCL due to their specialist skills and proven track records of performance. Quality and safety are at the forefront along with their attitude and desire to succeed aided by a positive ‘hands on’ approach by Directors and Senior Management along the way.
We have grown steadily with the same core family values that we started with and by building a successful reputation on repeat business from regular clients.
We have worked very hard over the years to achieve this enviable reputation and this has vastly been supported over the past few years with the emphasis we have based on building our integrated health, safety and quality systems that operate within OCL. Our unique database and training system provides us with streamlined eﬃciency when it comes to all our complete project life cycle data, document control and compliance systems.
By using this unparalleled database we are able to concentrate much more on sustainability and raising standards hence excelling in delivery of client satisfaction rather than spending time substantiating and arranging misplaced or required documentation.
Our primary aim is to continue to provide a personal, reliable, eﬃcient and tailor-made service to our clients whilst transparently linking synergy and communication. So much so that we are regularly regarded as a trusted extension to our client teams, whilst at the same time understanding ultimate client and stakeholder etiquette.
We really are big enough to cope, but small and principled enough to care.
THE JOURNEY SO FAR
OCL has come a long way in the past ten years; steadily and organically expanding by diversifying its activities in line with its management and commercial capabilities.
We have respectfully (due to progress and growth) relocated a few times from our original humble home of the Directors one bedroom ﬂat in Leigh on Sea to where we operate from now at our large established multi oﬃces and storage yard situated in Rochford next to the modern and ever growing Southend airport.
We have expanded exactly in line with our original business plan and growth forecast, carried out at the beginning of our journey and have been diligent in ensuring we do not grow too fast, just as we have been in ensuring all our original planned commercial and quality targets are met.
We have never been in a rush to fail so instead we simply take time to succeed.
We have expanded our existing services exactly in line with obtaining all the desired and required industry accreditation's and we now have the complete full set of market leading accreditation's and professional body memberships to continue growth as predicted.
A testament to the collaborative hard work we have put in over the years is the evidence of achieving the highest accolades and accreditation's respectfully picking up ﬁve stars in our Achilles RISQS audit for the past two years along with UKAS accredited ISO 9001, 18001, 14001, NICEIC, Construction Line, Safe contractor and CHAS accreditation, plus The Mayor of London’s Fleet operating recognition scheme approval FORS.
Our average workforce has grown tenfold since we started with a team of ten core operatives in 2007 to now up to 80-90 men working at any one time across the divisions within OCL. Our core management team has also grown at the same ratio (please refer to our organisation chart).
We are unique in which we operate four successful divisions within OCL. We self-deliver all of our projects rather than just say we do. We have fully experienced committed and motivated staﬀ with the capability throughout the whole project life-cycles, from estimating and surveying to operational delivery, experienced project management, handover of maid and O&M documentations required in each discipline.
Each one of our division complements the other and with the core men and tradesmen being the same core men that we have maintained since our formation, we have the seamless ability to have the right staﬀ, who understand each others requirements. Thus in turn minimising any integrational trade clashes or handover issues.
During our progression as a company we fully recognise the journey that our operatives take with us, and those that continue to progress are fully rewarded with our learn to earn scheme which encourages employees and regular contractors to continue their personal journey throughout their careers at OCL.
With infrastructure rules and standards constantly evolving we place all our operatives on regular knowledge tests that are built into our OCL training hub and linked directly to the client projects and infrastructure requirements. This concludes with many standards and ITP's being comprehensively understood by all OCL operatives prior to the projects taking place. Rather than just management having to feed knowledge down the line, all of our operatives are encouraged to read and understand all associated project documentation including method statements, RAMS, SSOW task briefs and any other HSE requirements and are compulsory for each operative associated with the project at OCL pre-project start up Stage.
We hope that the eﬀort and determination we put into our collaboration with clients and our work force will provide the sustainability required to continue in exactly the same fashion. Therefore allowing synergy for our clients and workforce to grow and prosper with us.
OCL very much look forward to the bright successful future ahead and hope that we can continue to deliver your projects to your expectations and beyond.
THE OCL RECRUITMENT TEAM
We supply highly skilled white collar and blue collar professionals both internally and externally to all our respected and established clients. This is due to many years of capturing a comprehensive database whist keeping an intrinsic knowledge of all personnel within our systems.
We have successfully supplied the construction, civil, mechanical and electrical sectors for many years, this is due to us adamantly refusing to act as a simple body shop supply service, but rather priding ourselves on quality rather than quantity, therefore allowing sustainable growth.
The recruitment team are able to react swiftly to staffing requirements, providing vetted and qualified workers to meet client reactive and contingent demands. Maintaining the budgets and standards when it comes to service and customer care.
OCL continued growth is a measure of our commitment to our "Say what we do and do what we say" culture that is born from our collaborative nature and vision as a company.
You can be assured our experienced and qualified staff will do all they can to ensure they get it right first time every time.
If you would like further information on any of the above services we have to offer please do not hesitate to make contact.