APPG Webinar Week – a series of free talks about the APPG for the UK Cleaning and Hygiene Industry

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) and Cleaning and Maintenance (C&M) magazine have worked together to launch a week of free webinars looking at the work of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the UK Cleaning and Hygiene Industry.

APPG Webinar Week will run from Monday 7 June to Friday 11 June and comprise four different discussions involving senior industry figures – all looking at different aspects of the APPG’s work – and a final panel session answering submitted questions.

The webinars will be hosted on C&M’s Adobe Connect channel. You will soon be able to find out details and register at

C&M’s editor, Neil Nixon, will conduct the discussions which include:about:blank

  • Monday 7 June, 2pm: What is the APPG for the UK Cleaning and Hygiene Industry? With Stephen Kerr.
  • Tuesday 8 June, 2pm: The challenge of establishing key worker status for cleaning operatives. With Paul Thrupp, Chairman of the BCC.
  • Wednesday 9 June, 2pm: Apprenticeships and training. With Delia Cannings, BCC director and National Lead for Education & Training, the Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (ahcp)
  • Thursday 10 June, 2pm: Brexit, immigration and employment. With Jim Melvin, Deputy Chairman of the BCC and Director, the Cleaning and Support Services Association (CSSA)
  • Friday 11 June: Questions from the audience to the panel.


BCC Chairman Paul Thrupp said: “The establishment of the APPG for our sector is a huge achievement that promises to ensure the cleaning and hygiene industry’s voice is heard at the highest levels.

“There is a huge amount of work going on around the key priorities, which include earning key worker recognition for all cleaning and hygiene operatives, creating an industrywide accredited training and apprenticeship scheme and raising our concerns over the impact of tighter immigration rules on the industry.

“These webinars will a provide a chance to really discuss, explore and explain these key issues in-depth. They will be of interest to anyone working in the cleaning and hygiene industry and are free, so please keep your eyes open for details of how to sign up.”

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