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Welcome to the

British Cleaning Council

supporting the cleaning industry

for 35 years!


The BCC supports The Cleaning Show...

...which was held at the ExCel in March 2017

Welcome to The British Cleaning Council

The British Cleaning Council is the voice of the UK cleaning industry and represents 21 member associations from across the industry. It was established in 1982 to coordinate the affairs of the industry and to be responsible at home and abroad on industry matters. The Council supports the Cleaning Show and provides funding for initiatives that can raise the profile of the cleaning industry. You can contact the Council by email, or alternatively select the appropriate member for your enquiry from this site and contact them directly.

British Cleaning Council Elects New Chair And Deputy At 2017 AGM

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 recent Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Stan Atkins, the Chief Executive of the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc), was voted in as the new BCC Chairman. He succeeds Simon Hollingbery who stepped down after two years at the BCC helm. However, Mr Hollingbery will remain a member of the Council in his role as Chair of the Association of Building Cleaning Direct Service Providers (ABCD).

Mr Atkins was previously the BCC’s Deputy Chair. Following a second Council vote, his vacated Deputy position was taken by Paul Thrupp. Mr Thrupp is a Director at the OCS Group, and represents the Federation of Window Cleaners on the BCC Council.

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BCC Members

The BCC is proud to be a member of the European Federation of Cleaning Industries

Helping To Get The Voice Of Cleaning Heard

The BCC would like to thank Jim Fitzpatrick, MP for Poplar and Limehouse, for his continued, unpaid support for the Council, its members and the wider UK cleaning sector.

Jim has regularly spoken out on behalf of the industry on key topics such as litter and waste, the Living Wage and the importance of training and skills, including asking questions in the House of Commons.

In addition, Jim is Chair of the Tidy Britain All Party Parliamentary Group.

The 20-strong APPG, whose secretariat is provided by BCC member Keep Britain Tidy, exists to discuss issues related to local environmental quality, to raise these issues on the parliamentary agenda, and to provide a forum for an exchange of views between parliamentarians and those with local environmental quality issues.

Outside of the House, Jim gives the BCC informal support and counsel and he officially opened the BCC’s Cleaning Show expo at London’s Excel in 2017.

For more information on Jim visit