|ASSOCIATION OF BUILDING CLEANING DSPS
The ABCD is the membership association for managers of local authority cleaning and support services and their suppliers across the UK, and has been established since 1989
Membership is also open to local authority cleaning contract managers where a private company provides the service under contract to the Council.
Our mission statement states that the ABCD exists:
|Mailing Address||11 Ridgemere Close
Leics LE7 2ZR
|Contact||Pat Wherton, General Secretary|
|ASSOCIATION OF HEALTHCARE CLEANING PROFESSIONALS
The Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (AHCP) is the principal organisation which defines the standards and represents the interests of the healthcare cleaning sector throughout the UK. Having grown out of the primarily hospital based Association of Domestic Managers, the AHCP now encompasses all areas of healthcare cleaning including NHS and private hospitals, Primary Care Trusts, care and nursing homes, dental and GP clinics and surgeries as well as the mental health field.
To say that the AHCP is the most influential force in healthcare cleaning in the UK today is not an overstatement. AHCP members are present in every healthcare trust in England, Scotland and Wales and in a growing number of hospitals and clinics in both Northern Ireland and the Republic. Individual membership is steadily growing as is the network of regional branches. Expertise is shared and best practice encouraged through local branch and national study days, workshops and conferences.
|Mailing Address||148 Lawrence Street,
|Contact||Delia Cannings, National Lead for Education & Training|
|BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR CHEMICAL SPECIALITIES
BACS is a trade association whose members operate in the speciality chemicals sector of the chemicals supply chain.
BACS has around 130 members, from multi-nationals to SMEs and sole traders, including chemical manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, product formulators, distributors, retailers and service providers, and operates a range of sector groups to cater for the diversity of members’ interests, focusing on biocides, personal care, surfactants, water treatment and health, safety and environmental legislation relevant to the speciality chemicals sector as a whole.
BACS provides members with Access to Information, to help them keep abreast of industry and regulatory developments, and a Voice for Members, representing their interests by working to shape and mitigate the impact of legislation. And of course BACS events provide opportunities for Supply Chain Networking.
|Mailing Address||Simpson House
|Contact||John Reid, Secretary|
|BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR CLEANING IN HIGHER EDUCATION (BACHE)
The Association exists to add value to its members as the Primary Association for Building Cleaning and Associated Services within the Higher Education Sector.
The key objectives of the Association are:
to encourage the training and development of staff within British Higher Education Institutions` (HEIs) cleaning organisations to recognised standards;
to promote best practice in the activities of its members; to enhance the profile of HEI cleaning through professionalism;
to influence the decisions of the funding councils, UK Universities and other key stakeholders to benefit the activities of its members and their customers;
to facilitate the networking of all its members;
and to disseminate information of value to members; to represent the British HEI cleaning community wherever necessary and provide advice to members.
|Mailing Address||BACHE Office
Whitehouse Wymeswold Rd
|BRITISH INSTITUTE OF CLEANING SCIENCE
The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) is the largest independent, professional and educational body within the cleaning industry. Founded in 1961 it now has over 45,000 individual and corporate members in the UK and internationally.
Its mission is to raise the status and standards of the cleaning industry, through education and accredited training. BICSc maintains these high standards through its Code of Practice, which all Corporate, Accredited Training and Individual Members must abide by. #BeBICSc
|Mailing Address||9 Premier Court
BRITISH TOILET ASSOCIATION LIMITED (BTA)
The British Toilet Association a not-for profit members association and is a campaigning and lobbying body with a singular mission to “represent the interests and aspirations of providers, suppliers and users of all types, and to act as the catalyst for change in the pursuit of standards of excellence in all areas of ‘away from home’ toilet provision and management”.
The association welcomes both individual and corporate membership and it acts as a watchdog organisation aiming to improve the standards of hygiene and provision in all publicly accessible toilets. The BTA offers a survey and consultation service to facilities managers, which includes a comprehensive assessment of layout and equipment currently provided; along with recommendations for future improvement. It offers advice to public and private organisations as well as statutory bodies and are actively involved in developing and implementing the BSI Standards for any/all publicly accessible toilets.
|Mailing Address||Enterprise House
Balloo Avenue, Bangor
Co. Down Northern Ireland
|Telephone||+44 (0) 2891 477 397|
|Fax||+44 (0) 7799 881 763|
|Contact||Raymond Martin, Managing Director|
|THE BRITISH PEST CONTROL ASSOCIATION
The BPCA is the leading UK trade association representing organisations with a professional interest in the eradication and management of public health pests. We’re a not-for-profit organisation acting in the interests of our members and on behalf of the pest management industry in the UK.The provision of pest control services is an area which is often overlooked, however inadequate pest control can often have catastrophic effects economically, socially and on the public’s health. BPCA promotes the highest standards of professionalism within the industry, allowing only organisations that prove their competence to join as members. It’s our role to:
|Address||4A Mallard Way, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8GX|
|Telephone||+44 (0) 1332 294288|
|Fax||+44 (0) 1332 225 101|
|Contact||Ian Andrew , Chief Executive|
|CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
CIEH is a professional membership and awarding body and the voice of the environmental health profession. Our mission is to support and improve environmental and public health and wellbeing by supporting our members in the private, public and third sectors.
We produce a range of professional qualifications and work based solutions and run a comprehensive event programme.
As a campaigning organisation we work to promote improvements in environmental health and public health policy. We provide information, evidence and policy advice to government, industry and other stakeholders, helping to further the British Cleaning Council’s aims.
|Mailing Address||Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
London SE1 8DJ
|Telephone||020 7928 6006|
|Fax||020 7827 5831|
|Contact||Tina Garrity – CIEH Information and Communications Manager|
|CHARTERED INSTITUTION OF WASTES MANAGEMENT
As the leading professional body for resource and waste professionals, CIWM (Chartered Institution of Wastes Management) is the voice of the sector and represents over 5,000 individuals and organisations in the UK and overseas.
Through our members and our wholly owned subsidiaries WAMITAB and CIWM Enterprises, the CIWM group has a unique understanding of the sector, and is committed to inspiring excellence in resource management.
Our professional knowledge and trusted reputation enables us to inform and influence legislation and policy, playing a vital part in shaping the future role and reputation of the sector.
Making the best and safest use of resources to protect and enrich life on our planet.
To influence, inform and inspire the sustainable management of resources and waste.
|Mailing Address||9 Saxon Court
St Peter’s Gardens
|Contact||Colin Church, Chief Executive|
|CLEANING & HYGIENE SUPPLIERS’ ASSOCIATION
Run by our members for our members, the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers’ Association (CHSA) represents the majority of major manufacturers and distributors of cleaning and hygiene products in the UK ‘away from home’ market.
The Association has a long-standing commitment to maintaining standards in the industry. As well as a rigorous Code of Practice, which all members sign on joining the Association, the CHSA has developed and manages Accreditation Schemes for Distributors and Manufacturers of Soft Tissue, Plastic Refuse Sacks and Industrial Cotton Mops. Underpinned by an auditing process conducted by an independent inspector, the Accreditation Schemes guarantee ‘what’s on the box is what’s in the box’.
The CHSA also operates an undergraduate bursary scheme for the children of its members’ employees, and hosts popular events, including the Golf Day and Gala Ball, raising thousands of pounds each year for the Chairman’s charity in the process.
|Mailing Address||Albany House
14 Shute End
Berkshire RG40 1BJ
|Contact||Linda Belcher – Administrator|
CLEANING AND SUPPORT SERVICES ASSOCIATION (CSSA)
The CSSA is the UK’s trade association for the contract cleaning and support services sector, whether as providers, suppliers, clients or otherwise as stakeholders.
The Association has been the most active supporter of contract cleaning businesses for over 50 years, achieving many wins in expanding our industry, bringing clarification and understanding to externally enforced regulations and building the credibility, perception and professionalism of all who work and use its services.
|THE DOMESTIC CLEANING ALLIANCE
Founded in 2014, the DCA is the UK trade association working exclusively for the domestic cleaning industry, supporting both the service provider and the client, as well as offering training for those currently involved in the sector, or anyone wishing to join it.
Behind the DCA is a panel of six industry experts, all of whom have a broad and up-to-date knowledge of domestic cleaning, largely through running their own successful cleaning services. The DCA is supported by its members – currently there are over 150 cleaning businesses registered as members and this number is increasing week on week.
|Mailing Address||110 Hillcrest Road, Birmingham B43 6LU|
|Telephone||0121 357 5987|
|FEDERATION OF WINDOW CLEANERS
Established in 1947 Federation of Window Cleaners boasts 73-years of experience in representing the window cleaning industry – an independent, non-profit making organisation supporting the needs of Domestic & Commercial window cleaners with the, Government and other professional bodies; working alongside associations such as the British Cleaning Council (BCC), IOSH and the HSE Cleaning Industry Liaison Forum.
Membership offers large or small window cleaning companies numerous benefits including free legal and technical support, health and safety information, discounts on essential business applications, quarterly trade journal – high quality training courses and the only Safety Accreditation Scheme (SAM) aimed specifically at the Window Cleaning industry.
|Mailing Address||Summerfield House
|Telephone||0161 432 8754|
|INDUSTRIAL CLEANING MACHINE MANUFACTURERS` ASSOCIATION
The Industrial Cleaning Machine Manufacturers` Association (ICMMA) is a trade representative group of the principal UK manufacturers covering a spectrum of industrial cleaning technology that ranges from floor and carpet maintenance and high-pressure washers through to fixed installation cleaning systems and mechanised sweeping.
ICMMA provides a forum to monitor and influence UK and EEC legislation, to link up with government departments and with major users requiring reliable and efficient cleaning appliances.
Acting not only for the benefit of its members but for the cleaning equipment industry by setting national standards for industrial cleaning machines, ICMMA safeguards and raises manufacturing and safety requirements.
|KEEP BRITAIN TIDY
Keep Britain Tidy is an environmental charity that cares for environment on our doorstep. That means more than just picking up litter. It means creating clean beaches, parks and streets. It means inspiring positive environmental behaviours and reducing waste. It means working with the public, businesses, school children, charities and public bodies. Small changes can make a big difference. Individual action, great teamwork, and inspiring and bringing communities together will deliver an environment we can all be proud of and prosper in.
We raise awareness and mobilise communities through exciting and engaging campaigns. We undertake cutting-edge research and innovation to understand issues and create effective scalable solutions. We educate and engage communities in taking action through our volunteer and education programmes. We support local authorities to improve the quality of local places through our award programmes and expert services. We campaign for system change, influencing policy and working with decision-makers
|Mailing Address||Elizabeth House
|NATIONAL CARPET CLEANERS ASSOCIATION
Established in 1968, The National Carpet Cleaners Association is the only independent UK trade body dedicated to the craft of carpet, upholstery, curtain and other soft furnishing cleaning.
As such, it is now widely recognised not just by homemakers, but also by government, the media, industry and commerce, as the authoritative source of information and advice on all aspects of the industry.
|Mailing Address||62c London Road
|Telephone||0116 271 9550|
|Fax||0116 271 9558|
|Contact||Dave Wheadon, CEO|
|THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WHEELED BIN WASHERS
The National Association of Wheelie Bin Washers represents those wheelie bin washing companies that can satisfy the association’s entry criteria, which requires them to comply with all existing legislation and guidelines for the washing of bins using high-pressure water pumps.
The Association aims to provide a forum to monitor and influence UK Legislation regarding the washing of wheelie bins whilst policing the industry on behalf of its members to try and improve standards within the Association’s membership. It also aims to influence both Councils and Government regarding the policing of those companies that do not respect present legislation.
The NAWBW exists with the approval of both DEFRA and the Environment Agency.
To date, the NAWBW has produced a Health and Safety Guidelines Handbook that is also approved by the Environment Agency and DEFRA and has produced its own Charter and Mission Statement.
The Association has been effective on behalf of its members in several areas where “cowboy” operators have now been investigated or are under investigation by the Environment Agency or local council.
It is intended that the Association should work on its member’s behalf and in a way that its members would wish.
|Mailing Address||1 Ladfordfields Industrial Park, Seighford, Staffordshire, ST18 9QE|
|Contact||Marius Coulon, Secretary|
|UK HOUSEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION
The United Kingdom Housekeepers Association was formed in May 1984 with the backing of the Caterer and Hotel-keeper magazine and with Lord Forte of Ripley as its patron.
By the end of its first year, it had over 100 members from all parts of the UK, and from all areas of housekeeping, hotels, schools, institutions and hospitals. It rapidly made a name for itself as an Association for professionals. The Association has many objectives
The Association is self-funding and is made up of professional UK members. We have major companies as Associate members who also sponsor us.
|Mailing Address||3 Girdlestone Walk
Since it was formed in 1989, WAMITAB has evolved in line with the convergence between the waste and resource management, cleaning, facilities management and parking sectors, with a clear focus on promoting and supporting environmental sustainability. With over 120 qualification pathways and 70 quality assured centres, WAMITAB offers an unrivalled specialist network to support staff development.
We work directly with industry leaders to shape and deliver employer-led qualifications that provide individuals with fit-for-purpose skills for the workplace. Our values are underpinned by the desire to see every individual being given the opportunity to learn. By qualifying the workforce, we aim to embed a culture of safety and progression, making the industry more attractive as a career.
We are a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting technical and vocational competence across the sectors via regulated programmes, accreditation of in-house training schemes and on-the-job assessment tools.
|Mailing Address||Peterbridge House
3 The Lakes
|Contact||Chris James, CEO Wamitab|
|WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANERS
The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners (WCEC) is a modern livery company within the City of London. Livery companies (or Guilds as they were historically known) have been active for more than 800 years representing and promoting the interests of their trades or crafts, particularly in the fields of charity and education. WCEC draws its membership from the environmental cleaning industries, including contract cleaning, wastes management, chemicals and machinery supply, and building services management.
The Company’s objectives are to improve the public’s perception of the professionalism and importance of the environmental cleaning industry. WCEC does this by encouraging the maintenance of already high standards of good commercial practice and integrity through social and professional meetings with leading professionals within the industry; encouraging and supporting the advancement of industry-wide training of industry practitioners and encouraging industry research and development. WCEC will during 2021 launch its inclusive industry-wide Chartered Practitioners Register to clearly demonstrate the industry’s skilled workforce.
The Company’s Charitable Trust works on behalf of the environmental cleaning industry and warmly welcomes contributions from all practitioners to support its general aims. Indeed, those businesses engaged within the environmental cleaning industry considering establishing a Foundation or Charitable Trust should contact WCEC’s Clerk to discuss how our Charitable Trust could achieve those objectives more quickly and easily.
|Mailing Address||Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners
MortimerBerkshire RG7 3DW