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 held at the ExCel Centre London every two years, 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.
Simon Hollingbery took over as Chairman of the BCC from Doug Cooke in the summer of 2015.
Simon is the first BCC Chairman from the public sector, and has worked for local authorities since 1974 in various guises, taking over as Building Cleaning Services Manager for Reading in 1992.
He joined ABCD, (The Association of Building Cleaning DSPs) who are members of the BCC, as a very junior member in the southern branch and worked his way through to become Chairman.
Was voted by members to the post of Deputy Chair three years ago when Doug Cooke took over as Chairman. Finally becoming BCC Chairman in July 2015.