Happy 20th birthday BACHE-FM!

The British Association of Cleaning in Higher Education (BACHE-FM) celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

BACHE was established in 2004 to provide support for cleaning and associated services within higher education.

Membership has grown a lot since then and it now boasts up to 20 sponsors every year at conference.

In 2022, its name changed to BACHE FM, with the strapline ‘more than just cleaning’, to recognise that many members now manage a wider remit that often includes soft services facilities management. However, cleaning remains at the association’s core.

BACHE-FM has built a strong executive and is working on its offering to members. Work is underway on a pathways training plan for member career progression.

The annual conference and gala dinner features an awards ceremony to recognise cleaning operatives for their efforts.

This year’s event will have the theme ‘The big birthday BACHE – here’s to the next 20 years’.

Chair of BACHE-FM, Adrian Owen, said: “The anniversary is a milestone. We are looking forward to the next 20 years supporting our members, networking and sharing best practice.

“The conference is always the highlight of our year but watch this space because we will be launching a whole lot more over the coming years.”

For conference details, visit www.bachefm.org.uk

 

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