Ringo Francis Joins OCS as Non-Executive Director 

OCS Team

OCS Team

05 Jul, 2024

Ringo Francis Joins OCS as Non-Executive Director 

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Ringo Francis as Non-Executive Director, effective immediately. Ringo brings a wealth of experience in the cleaning and hygiene industry, aligning perfectly with OCS’s mission to make people and places the best they can be. 

Ringo, the founder and former CEO of The Zenith Hygiene Group Plc, led the company from its inception in 1996 to its sale to Bain Capital in April 2018. Under his leadership, Zenith Hygiene grew from annual revenues of over £1 million in its first year to approximately £100 million through organic growth and strategic acquisitions. He successfully contributed to the consolidation of the UK hygiene market and oversaw the acquisition of ten companies, significantly expanding operations to employ over 500 staff across ten depots. 

“I am thrilled to join OCS at this exciting point in its journey. The company’s dedication to innovation, excellence, and core values is inspiring. OCS is at the forefront as the industry evolves, creating outstanding environments for people and places. I look forward to supporting the team’s mission, success, and growth.”

Ringo Francis

Ringo’s 30 years of experience have garnered him a tremendous reputation in the UK & Ireland. His industry accolades included PWC’s CEO of the Year for the Southeast East Region in 2016 and Grant Thornton’s top 200 Hertfordshire company for Zenith Hygiene Group Plcp in the same year. Additionally, he was recognised as one of the Chancellor’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. He is currently a Non-Executive Director and investor in ClenzAir & CEH Technology, and he also serves as Director and Trustee at Hospitality Action. Ringo’s leadership has consistently driven significant operational improvements and strategic growth across these organisations. 

Our TRUE values of Trust, Respect, Unity, and Empowerment resonate deeply with Ringo’s leadership and team-building approach. His commitment to delivering outstanding results and fostering lasting relationships aligns seamlessly with our dedication to providing the best experiences, productivity, practices, resilience, and outcomes. 

“We are delighted to welcome Ringo to the OCS family. His extensive experience and achievements in the cleaning and hygiene industry will be instrumental as we continue accelerating growth. Ringo’s leadership and strategic insights will help us drive innovation, enhance our services, and strengthen our commitment to creating the best outcomes for our colleagues, customers, and communities.”


Rob Legge


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