The British Cleaning Council is the voice of the UK cleaning 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 British Cleaning Council provides a forum for members to meet and work together to raise the profile of the industry and help it gain the credibility it deserves. It also promotes and encourages improvements in health, hygiene and general cleanliness standards.
The British Cleaning Council has 21 members, which cover every facet of the multi-million pound UK cleaning industry.
Along with Quartz Business Media, the British Cleaning Council co-owns the world-renowned Cleaning Show. This is a regular and well-regarded exhibition which alternates annually between the ExCel Centre London and Event City in Manchester, and is a highlight of the international cleaning industry calendar.
The aim is to provide a showcase that both reflects and caters for the UK industry`s needs, with British Cleaning Council ploughing profits back into the industry, helping us pursue our policy of furthering the educational, training and promotional needs of its member bodies.
The British Cleaning Council’s Chairman Stan Atkins has over 45 years’ experience in the Cleaning industry across a wide range of roles and sectors.
For the last ten years Stan has been Group Chief Executive Officer for The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc). BICSc delivers practical, hands-on training courses, technical support and professional membership for the cleaning industry worldwide with a network which includes more than 15,000 Individual and Corporate members.
BICSc’s mission is to raise the status and standards of the cleaning industry through education and accredited training thereby; protecting the operative, providing a clean and safe environment, preserving assets, promoting sustainability and producing best practice.
Prior to joining BICSc, Stan was a senior consultant for MBG UK Limited for six years, and has also worked for Aramark, Excellence Ltd and Eurotunnel PLC.
Stan is passionate about constantly improving levels of professionalism within the cleaning sector through training and professional development, and is committed to raising standards across every aspect of the industry. This includes employee wellbeing, health and safety, improved quality control, standardisation and better procurement practices.
Before being elected as the BCC’s Chair in 2017, Stan was a member of the BCC Council on behalf of BISCs. He also sat on the BCC’s Finance & Policy committee.