Welcome to the 

 British Cleaning Council 

 supporting the cleaning industry 

 for 40 years 

 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, hygiene and waste industry, a sector worth nearly £59bn a year to the country’s economy and one which employs 1.47 million people.

The council’s membership is made up of 21 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 at info@britishcleaningcouncil.org or alternatively select the appropriate member for your enquiry from this site and contact them directly. For all media enquires, please email media@britishcleaningcouncil.org


Employers and anyone else interested in finding out more about the new Cleaning Hygiene Operative Apprenticeship are being urged to sign up for one of a series of Zoom information sessions starting in October.

The Cleaning Hygiene Operative Apprenticeship (Level 2), which is due to be launched early in 2024, will provide a way for cleaning and hygiene businesses to invest compulsory Apprenticeship Levy payments, that would otherwise go to the Government, into training their staff.

Managers from these businesses, along with other interested parties, are being invited to book a place in a free, expert-led AAG (Apprenticeship Advice and Guidance) Zoom session.

The sessions, which are being hosted by the British Cleaning Council, will detail what the Cleaning Hygiene Operative Apprenticeship (CHO) means for businesses and how to implement it in the workplace.

AAG sessions are planned for:

  • 12, 19, 26 October
  • 2, 9 and 15 November

Find out more here or book a place via admin@britishcleaningcouncil.org



qr-codeThe cleaning, hygiene and waste industry has come together to issue a call for sector staff to ‘speak up’ for their industry, help lobby MPs and sign a petition to make cleaning and hygiene a national priority.

The British Cleaning Council and 21 associations from across the industry are frustrated by the lack of interest from MPs (except for Chairman Nigel Mills MP) and political parties in the report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Cleaning and Hygiene Industry, entitled Embedding Effective Hygiene for a Resilient UK.

The report’s recommendations, if implemented, would put cleaning and hygiene at the heart of the national agenda, making the nation much more resilient to current common infections and also much better prepared for future public health emergencies, like the Covid-19 pandemic.

Members of the industry are being asked to please download and adapt a pre-written letter to email to their local MP, and also to sign a petition calling on the Government to implement the report recommendations in full.

Please do let us know via admin@britishcleaningcouncil.org if you are able to take part.

All the information needed to take part can be found on the BCC website here.

Thank you for your support.

We have a dedicated, free, public image library on this website which is open for you to use.

The photos have been carefully selected by the BCC to accurately reflect today's modern, professional cleaning and hygiene industry and all accord with established industry standards.

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