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BCC pays tribute to one of its original founders, Terence King

BCC mourns one of its founders

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has paid tribute to Terence King, one of its co-founders who died earlier this year at the age of 82. Terence King and two industry colleagues – Robert...
ISSA establishes the ISSA Regulatory Affairs Committee

ISSA establishes Regulatory Affairs Committee

ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, has announced its establishment of the ISSA Regulatory Affairs Committee (RAC). This newly formed committee is part of ISSA’s continued...
Energy crisis: the TSA needs YOU to be part of the laundry

TSA wants you to join the laundry lobby

The Textile Services Association (TSA) is lobbying government to continue to provide support after March 2023, and it is calling on commercial laundry owners and executives to write to their local...
CHSA is proud to support the cleaning industry in 2022

CHSA reveals pride in supporting the industry

The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) has revealed its pride in supporting the cleaning industry in 2022. Lorcan Mekitarian, Chair of the CHSA, said: “The cleaning...
MPs’ report on COVID-19 pandemic calls for the introduction of cleaning standards

MPs' report calls for introduction of cleaning standards

A new report by MPs into the role of cleaning and hygiene during the COVID-19 pandemic has called for the introduction of minimum standards for hand and other hygiene infrastructure and cleaning of...
CHSA issues ‘cease and desist’ notice to company claiming Accredited status

CHSA targets company falsely claiming Accredited status

The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) has issued a ‘cease and desist’ notice to a Turkish manufacturer of plastic sacks claiming CHSA Accredited status. Lorcan...
BCC calls for cleaning sector organisations and companies to consider paying a real Living Wage

BCC calls for real Living Wage in the cleaning sector

To mark Living Wage Week, the British Cleaning Council (BCC) has renewed its call for cleaning and hygiene sector businesses and organisations to consider also becoming real Living Wage Employers. ...
MBE awarded to leading cleaning industry figure Kim Phillips

MBE awarded to leading cleaning industry figure

A leading figure in the cleaning and hygiene industry has been awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) at Buckingham Palace.  Kim Phillips is a Director at the British...
Recognising service at the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners’ Military Awards 2022

Recognising service at the WCEC Military Awards 2022

The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners (WCEC) hosted their annual Military Awards on 27 September at the Vintners Hall, London. 150 guests were in attendance, hosted by WCEC Master Gary...
Home Secretary’s comments branded ‘ridiculous’ and ‘out of touch’ by top industry business leaders

Industry condemns Home Secretary's comments

Leaders of one of the UK’s biggest industries have branded Home Secretary Suella Braverman’s comments about reducing migrant workers entering the country as ‘ridiculous’,...

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