Jon Bridge, O.C.O’s new Company Secretary and Financial Controller

O.C.O Technology Ltd are pleased to announce the recruitment of Jon Bridge.  Jon joins us as Financial Controller and will also take a seat on the Board of Directors as our Company Secretary.

Jon is an Associated member of the Chartered institute of Management Accountants and brings with him a proven track record in both industry and education. 

He has previously been Finance Director for three of the largest companies in their sector:- Greene King – Hospitality;  Reckitt Benckiser – Pharmaceuticals  and United Biscuits – Food. Perhaps uniquely, he has also experienced being a sixth form college Head of year and teacher of A Level Business Studies and Accounting.

Jon has worked in both developed and developing markets including playing a significant part in the set-up of a biscuit factory and head office in India during his tenure at United Biscuits.  He worked in Delhi and Northern India where he experienced different cultures and the importance of equality, diversity, inclusivity and sustainability.  That manufacturing experience, Jon says, has helped him during his early months at O.C.O.

At Greene King, Jon was involved in the takeover of Spirit Pub Company in 2016.  In addition, he business-partnered the Retail Operations Managing Director in supporting 2,000 UK managed pubs. 

Jon says “I feel that the strong analytical skills, cost management expertise and perhaps most importantly the ability to help navigate a Business through external challenges will stand me in great stead to support O.C.O as we move the Company into the next phase of its growth.” Steve Greig, O.C.O Managing Director, said “I am delighted to welcome Jon to the O.C.O team and am sure that his wide and varied experience will be a huge asset to the Business as we continue to expand both here in the UK and overseas.”