It was a good night for the BCC at the BICSc Annual Awards, as former Chairman, Doug Cooke, received the Institute’s top accolade, The Sholom Gordon Award, for services to the cleaning industry.
More than 200 guests gathered at the Forest of Arden Hotel and Country Club, Birmingham and saw 11 awards presented to individuals and companies who had shown exceptional standards of training and assessment throughout the year.
BICSc CEO, Stan Atkins, is now Deputy Chair of the BCC, and he paid a moving tribute to Mr Colin Hasson, who passed away in April this year, acknowledging the tremendous work he’d done for the Institute over many years.
Doug Cook and Stan Atkins were joined on the top table by current BCC Chairman, Simon Hollingbery, and there were many other BCC members in the room enjoying the awards and fine cuisine.
After the presentation of the awards and banquet dinner, guests took part in the Charity Auction and raffle, which this year was in aid of the St Margaret of Scotland Hospice, raising more than £2,000.
When the evening’s main business was over, live band Stirling Austin took to the stage and performed an uplifting set of classic hits from the Motown and Swing eras.