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Welcome to the

British Cleaning Council

supporting the cleaning industry

for over 35 years

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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.

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 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Stan Atkins (second left above), the Chief Executive of the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc), was voted in as the new BCC Chairman. He succeeds Simon Hollingbery (centre) who stepped down after two years at the BCC helm. However, Mr Hollingbery recently became the BCC's Company Secretary following the departure of Pat Wherton (first left).

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

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 www.jimfitzpatrickmp.org