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Welcome to the

British Cleaning Council

supporting the cleaning industry

for over 35 years


The BCC co-produces The Cleaning Show...

held in London and Manchester

Welcome to The British Cleaning Council

Established in 1982, the British Cleaning Council (BCC) is the authoritative voice of UK cleaning, a sector worth over £24bn a year to the country’s economy and one which employs over 700,000 people. The Council’s membership is made up of over 20 trade and membership associations which are all linked to the cleaning and hygiene professions. From contract cleaning to waste management, pest control to housekeeping, training providers to machine manufacturers, chemical suppliers to wheelie-bin washers – the BCC coordinates, campaigns and supports the affairs of the whole of the UK’s cleaning industry. You can contact us by email, or alternatively select the appropriate member for your enquiry from this site and contact them directly.

Proud sponsor of

The Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Services Awards 2020

The Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Services Awards provide the opportunity for both contract cleaners and in-house teams to showcase and be recognised for innovation and to set the benchmark for high standards of service. The BCC and the Cleaning & Hygiene Supplier’s Association (CHSA) are both proud sponsors. For information, visit

Our Members

The British Cleaning Council Executive

The British Cleaning Council (BCC), which represents over 20 national trade associations linked to the UK’s cleaning, hygiene and waste management sectors, officially elected a new Chairman and Deputy Chair at its 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Paul Thrupp, who was the Council’s Deputy Chair and Operations Director at OCS, was voted in as the new BCC Chairman. He will also continue to represent the Federation of Window Cleaners on the Council. Mr Thrupp succeeds Stan Atkins, who stepped down after two years at the BCC helm. Mr Atkins will remain a member of the BCC in his role as Council member for BICSc.

Following a second vote, the vacant Deputy position was taken by Jim Melvin. Mr Melvin is Group Chief Executive of Exclusive Services Group and has represented the CSSA on the British Cleaning Council since November 2017.

A third vote saw Simon Hollinbery, a former BCC Chair, re-appointed as the Council’s Company Secretary.