International total facilities management provider OCS has appointed Lois Heywood as Managing Director – Asset Solutions.
In her new role she will be responsible for the company’s retail stocktaking, and supply chain management businesses in addition to its asset protection, asset tracking and asset compliance service lines.
Heywood started her career in the hotel industry before moving into retail catering. She joined House of Fraser stores as their first ever catering Trainee Manager and, by the age of 21, was promoted to managing one of their flagship outlets in Birmingham. She has held roles at Russell and Brand, which was acquired by Marriot, contract caterer Catering Alliance and Aramark. In 2004, she set up her own business with partners and sold her shares three years later. Heywood joined OCS in October 2008 as UK Sales Director – Facility Services. After three years in the role, she was promoted to Director of Business and Industry before taking on her current position.
“I am delighted to be heading up OCS’s asset business. Protection, verification and compliance of assets is increasingly more important to our clients. I don’t underestimate the challenges of market competition within this space. However I am delighted to be working with a business that not only has the technical expertise and systems but also the skilled workforce to execute the delivery across the UK and Europe,” said Heywood.