BCC Chairman Doug Cooke says this years Conference was a great success, and has thanked everyone who attended the event at Dexter House in London last week.
The Conference was sold out well in advance and delegates were treated to superb array of keynote speeches written around the key theme of the day ‘changing perceptions’
One of the most thought-provoking deliveries came from Chief Executive of Mite, Ruby McGregor-Smith who held the audience with a passionate presentation about her rise to the top of one of the UK’s biggest firms.
Another spell binding performance came from Tony Anderson who was marketing guru for budget airline boss Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou.
A key moment in proceedings came when BCC Chairman Doug Cooke announced the Council was to become a member of the Living Wage Foundation, and he was able to sign the licence document on stage with Living Wage programme manager Caroline Reilly.
The day’s other speakers were; Stephen Kerr, from headline sponsor, Kimberly-Clark Professional Ken Hanslip, from NSL, Paul Lewis, Managing Director at Reintec, Alice Teague, Head of Policy at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, and Sandy Aird from Enhance Cleaning.
The day was brought to an end with a lively Q&A discussion with BCC Chairman Doug Cooke, Alice Teague from EHRC, Chris Cracknell, Chief Executive of OCS Group, Stephen Kerr from Kimberly-Clark Professional and Caroline Reilly from the Living Wage Foundation. They faced questions on a range of subjects from the audience, and from twitter.
Conference sponsors were; Kimberly Clark Professional, Reintec HSS Hire, South Thames College, NSL Validation Solutions, VINCI Facilities, Equality and Human Rights Commission, The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc), BBS (BICS Business Services), The Cleaning Show/C&M