The OCL group is now fully owned and managed by the Harris family.


February 8, 2023

 Tony Occleshaw and Tony Harris started OCL together in 2003. After nineteen years of building and developing the business together, creating the successful, thriving company of today, co-founder Tony Occleshaw took the decision to retire in December 2021.

Tony Occleshaw’s departure leaves the company wholly operated by the Harris family. James Harris now assumes the role of Managing Director, whilst the remaining co-founder, Tony Harris, takes the role of CEO, to assist the next generation in working together to maintain a seamless continuity of business.

‘Everyone at OCL appreciates the huge contribution that Tony Occleshaw has put into making OCL the renowned and respected company it is today. We all wish him a long and happy retirement’

says CEO Tony Harris .

Going forward, the core management structure remains unchanged. The team has been with OCL for a number of years, so have a comprehensive knowledge of the industry and the company. Everyone at OCL remains committed to providing a high quality, client-focused approach and maintaining our enviable reputation for delivering projects proactively, efficiently, on time and within budget.

The company continually endeavours to seek innovative methods, materials, and techniques to further develop, improve and evolve the business, from their new, state of the art Head Office in Basildon, Essex.

For all enquiries contact OCL on 01268 407900 or email

The OCL trading group consists of OCL Facades Ltd, OCL Drylining Ltd and OCL Reclad Ltd and is based at their new Head Office facility at Chester House, Chester Hall Lane, Basildon, Essex, SS14 3BG

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