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Delia Cannings

Director
Chair, British Cleaning Council, National Lead for Education and Training for the Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (ahcp)
Delia Cannings is a cleaning, environmental and hygiene professional with a career spanning over 40 years of knowledge, skills and experience of health, hygiene and safety matters, including in the NHS and the private and public sectors. Delia was elected BCC Chair in 2023 and is also National Lead for Education and Training for the Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (ahcp) and examiner for the Cleaning Science Degree programmes with Northampton University. She was actively involved in the development of, and contributed to, the NHS National Standards in Healthcare Cleanliness, the National Apprenticeship for Healthcare Cleaning, the Cleaning Hygiene Operative Apprenticeship and the Embedding Effective Hygiene for a Resilient UK report. Delia is a recipient of the Queens Anniversary Prize for her contribution to Education and Training within the Cleaning Industry. Delia is the founder and owner of a successful training and development business, Environmental Excellence Training and Development Ltd.
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Raymond Martin

Director
Managing Director, British Toilet Association (BTA)
Raymond is an experienced sales, marketing and campaigns manager; who has acquired an extensive knowledge of the bathroom, cleaning, hygiene and environmental/waste management industries. Throughout his career he has held senior management positions with some of the country’s largest organisations such as FW Woolworth, Hoover Ltd, Reynolds Electronics, Keep Britain Tidy and the Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM), before becoming the Managing Director at the BTA in 2012. His strategic role now includes consultations and planning, surveying and supporting local authorities, major retailers and private providers to significantly increase their cleansing and hygiene standards whilst improving the levels of public toilet provision. As an active member of various committees such as the British Standards Institute (BSI), the British Cleaning Council (BCC), the Changing Places Consortium and the World Toilet Organisation (WTO) he is well positioned to offer advice and guidance to government as well as business owners on the essential role and functionality that publicly accessible toilets provide in our modern society.
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Ian Andrew

Council member
Chief Executive. British Pest Control Association (BPCA)
Ian has an extensive career in membership organisations including charities, professional bodies and trade associations covering all aspects of both individual and corporate membership propositions. He is passionate about driving professionalism in the sectors he has served and has worked extensively in both professional and vocational qualifications. Outside of work, Ian enjoys hillwalking, typically on the North Yorkshire Moors or back home in Scotland and has done a couple of long-distance walks including St Cuthbert’s Way and Hadrian’s Wall.

Mark Delamere

Council member
Director and Company Secretary, Domestic Cleaning Alliance (DCA)
Awaiting further information
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Chris James

Council member

Chris James, BSc (hons), PGCE, PGCPM, MA (Ed), FBICSc, FCMI, FCIWM, (CIWM) MROCC, has been involved with environmental science and cleaning education and development for over 30 years. He is a biologist and environmentalist with a passion for cleaning science environmental science and sustainability. His driving ambition through education and training is to open the eyes of cleaning industry staff to the environmental issues they face, and the part they can play in reducing the impact of cleaning on the environment. He has worked for colleges of FE, universities, national training organisations, sector skills councils and a number of awarding organisations including the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM). He has published a number of technical books and was a member of the Government advisory panel on adult literacy, numeracy and employability. In 2008 he conceived, wrote and directed the WorldsSkills UK Team Clean Challenge for Euroskills in which the UK cleaning team won four gold medals.

John Reid

Council member
Secretary, British Chemicals Association (BCA)
Awaiting further information
Darran Yates

Darran Yates

Council member
Executive Council Member of the Federation of Window Cleaners (FWC)
Darran is an experienced ESG, Innovations & Research Director with exceptional skills in respect of customer service, people, health and safety, ESG, innovations and CSR. Darran is an original member of the HSE Cleaning Industry Liaison Forum (CILF) and the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners (WCEC). Darran has served Indepth Managed Services for over 30 years and in that time held different roles and responsibilities including in the past being a BICSc assessor and involved in many other industry initiatives. Darran believes investment in people and their training is key to ensuring high standards and to give people the tools in life to further their career in cleaning and he feels passionate about the right innovations that are sustainable within the industry.
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David Garcia

Director
Deputy Chair, British Cleaning Council, Treasurer and Vice-President of BCC member the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA).
David has been in the industry for almost 50 years and was the founder and former Chairman of Polaris Plastics, which is one of the UK’s leading providers of refuse sacks and bin liners to the away from home market. David has been an active member of the CHSA for many years. He is the driving force behind the CHSA undergraduate bursary scheme. At David’s instigation, the CHSA awards bursaries to the children of employees of CHSA members who successfully apply. He is also responsible for the annual gala ball, a hugely popular event at which association members generously raise significant funds for charity. David has been closely associated with BCC council for a number of years and was elected Deputy Chair in 2023.
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Jim Melvin

Director
Former Master of The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners (WCEC), Immediate Past Chairman of the British Cleaning Council, board director for the Cleaning and Support Services Association (CSSA)
Jim had a career in professional football, including coaching football at Wycombe Wanderers FC, and had also worked in the cleaning and hygiene industry, which he returned to in 1996. He has now been involved in the industry in a number of positions, in total for a period of 35 years. In that time, he has gained significant experience and promotion rising from Branch Management to Group CEO of The Exclusive Services Group Limited. Jim joined the WCEC in 2001 before being invited on to the Court of Assistants and served as Master in 2023-24. He is a board director for the Cleaning and Support Services Association (CSSA) and is the immediate past chairman of the British Cleaning Council having been appointed as Chairman in July 2021. He has been strenuously lobbying Government for industry recognition along with success in gaining the much-needed Cleaning Hygiene Operative Apprenticeship. He is also part of the drive to ensure that the industry All Party Parliamentary Group moves forward and achieves its strategic aims. Jim is known as being extremely passionate about the delivery of service and detail in his approach to working with clients and staff, and has experience of working in many market sectors working alongside a great many prestigious and blue-chip clients. He is a fervent advocate that cleaning and hygiene colleagues are both socially and culturally accepted as being professionals in their field of expertise and remains determined to affect change. Jim is a family man and he loves spending time with family including his two grandsons Alexander and Jack. In his spare time, Jim enjoys travelling and is an avid football fan, continuing to hold a season ticket at Glasgow Celtic FC in Scotland. He also continues to enjoy drumming and plays in a Bucks based covers band.

Andrew Baillie

Council member
Executive Member of the British Association of Cleaning in Higher Education (BACHE-FM)
Awaiting further information
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Vickie Hacking

Council member
Principal Advisor, Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE)
Vickie's career in local government started ten years ago, working in the One Cornwall Team at Cornwall Council where she delivered support for the transition of seven local councils into a single unitary authority. In 2009 Vickie developed her public sector experience moving to Truro College's Community and Workforce Development Department, providing support and coordination for apprenticeship courses, adult learning and examination administration. Following a move back to Cornwall Council in 2011, Vickie in her capacity as Democratic and Governance Officer, had responsibility for various committees, provided procedural guidance, constitutional advice and support for elected members. Latterly her role evolved to include policy development and pre-decision scrutiny with a particular focus on the planning and young people portfolios. Since her move to APSE in January 2017, Vickie took on regional responsibility for Central England, the secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group on School Food and drawing on her wide experience, responsibility for various portfolios including soft FM, housing and cemeteries and crematoria.
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Simon Keeping

Council member
Liveryman, Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners (WCEC)
Simon has been in the cleaning industry for 20 years, since joining Kärcher UK as Managing Director. During this time he has also led Kärcher businesses in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Simon is passionate about utilising technology to improve productivity, recognising the challenges we face in recruiting and retaining cleaning operatives. He is also a strong believer in investing in the training and development of staff, enabling them to develop their talents to be the best they can be.
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David Stevens

Council member
Director of the Textile Services Association (TSA)
David has been in the commercial laundry industry for over 40 years – and he started even before he got a job! He attended the UK’s only laundry-based higher education course, Laundry Technology & Management, at Derby College (where he was awarded best overall student). David joined Paragon in 1982 as a production manager, becoming general manager and then managing director in 1995. He was a director and key instigator of a leading national laundry conglomerate, Brilliant Laundry Group, which had a revenue of over £120 million. David’s been a member of the TSA's board for 20-plus years, taking on the role of CEO of the association in 2018. The TSA represents commercial laundry and textile rental businesses. Membership ranges from family-run operations through to large, multi-national companies. Under David’s leadership, the TSA has promoted forward-thinking initiatives, around areas like sustainability, inclusivity and mental health, whilst also developing the technical and research work the association now undertakes. Outside of work, David is passionate about climbing and adventure sports. He works with youth organisations to encourage participation and he owns an indoor climbing centre. David lives in the Cotswolds with his wife Alison, their three children and three dogs.
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Simon Hollingbery

Officer
Company Secretary, British Cleaning Council
Simon Hollingbery started working for the London Borough of Croydon in September 1974. He transferred to Reading Borough Council in June 1979 and has held various roles since then, including as a Building Cleaning Services Manager in 1992. In 1993 he joined the Association of Building Cleaning Direct Service Providers (ABCD) as a very junior member, going on to become Southern Area Chairman as well as National Deputy Chairman. On the retirement of then ABCD Chairman Ken Baxter from Wigan, Simon became Chairman of the ABCD and automatically became a Director on the Board of the British Cleaning Council (BCC). When Doug Cooke became BCC Chairman he was very keen to achieve two things: to move the Cleaning Show to London from the NEC Birmingham and to have somebody from the public sector become BCC Chairman. Doug succeeded on both counts and Simon was honoured to become the first person from the public sector to become BCC Chairman. As Simon came to the end of his term, his successor Stan Atkins of the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) requested that he become the Company Secretary of the BCC, a position Simon has held for the last five years.
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Denise Hanson

Director
Commercial Director, British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc)
With over 30 years’ experience in the cleaning industry, Denise Hanson, FBICSc, C.Env.Cln, brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the BICSc portfolio. Denise is experienced in successful multi-site mobilisations, in time and cost critical environments and with a career that spans hotels, facilities services for local government, MOD, major food retail, shopping centres, cleanroom and blue-chip office facilities. As Commercial Director for BICSc, Denise oversees the development and delivery of new courses, ensures the validity of the BICSc offering and works with clients to deliver effective solutions to their issues. The cleaning industry has provided an interesting and diverse career and Denise sees her role with BICSc as an opportunity to help build the steps to allow others to progress in their careers within cleaning and facilities.
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Philip Morrish

Director
Past Master Emeritus of The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners (WCEC)
Philip Morrish, Chartered MCSI, is a Founder and Director of Safer Space, a cleaning and hygiene accreditation and certification business that has a sensor for process independent auditing purposes. He is also a Past Master Emeritus of The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners (WCEC). Prior to establishing Safer Space, his career was in investment banking where his UK chemical industry research team were consistently ranked #1. In addition, he was a #1 ranked waste management analyst. Phil co-founded Cogency Chemical Consultants that provided due diligence advice to private equity and their corporate lenders.
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Marius Coulon

Council member
Managing Director, National Association of Wheeled Bin Washers (NAWBW)
Marius Coulon is an ex-Army officer who, on retiring from the Army, spent 15 years in the lithographic print industry. Selling his 50 per cent shareholding in a medium sized print company, he and his wife Fiona set up a wheelie bin washing company that quickly expanded to the extent that they bought out the manufacturing company that had sold them their first three bin washers. Having purchased the business in Stafford and having a thriving bin washing business in Buckinghamshire, a decision was made to move to Stafford, establish the business as a franchise organisation and sell the Buckinghamshire based business as three start up franchises. They quickly realised that they were competing with many ‘cowboy’ companies which were not complying with any of the laws/rules for the industry and that no-one was policing this. It was therefore agreed with the Green Clean Board, which now included Marius' son Daniel, that they would establish the National Association of Wheeled Bin Washers (NAWBW) in order to give a trade standard for those who could aspire to it. They now have 25 franchisees worldwide and 130 association members after some 27 years in the business. Marius has a Masters Degree in Leadership and Man Management (MCGI) and is a member of BICSc.
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Angela Jaquiss

Council member
Angela Jaquiss became a member of the UK Housekeepers Association (UKHA) when it was set up in 1985. She has represented the UKHA at BCC meetings since 1991, initially as Deputy National Secretary and from 2015 - 2018 as National Secretary. Since then, Angela has represented the National Chair at all BCC meetings.

Allison Ogden-Newton OBE

Council member
CEO of Keep Britain Tidy
Allison is an experienced charity professional and social entrepreneur, having worked as Chief Executive at World Child Cancer and Social Enterprise London. She was founder of breakthrough social value think-tank, The Transition Institute. Allison has led Keep Britain Tidy charity for eight years, starting campaigns such as the highly successful Great British Spring Clean.
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Kim Phillips MBE

Council member
Representing the Association of Building Cleaning DSPS (ABCD)
Kim served as National Chairperson of BCC member the Association of Building Cleaning Direct Service Providers (ABCD) for seven years, was Head of Catering and Facilities Services at Rotherham Council and a BCC director. She was recognised in the New Year’s Honours list in 2022 for public service after supporting communities within the borough of Rotherham, including during the Covid-19 crisis.
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Dave Wheadon

Council member
CEO of the National Carpet Cleaners Association (NCCA)
Dave has over 35 years of extensive experience in the construction and management sectors, having held a diverse range of positions from junior to senior management roles. His career is marked by significant achievements, including being a finalist for the Hanson Group, the World Management Achiever award for his exemplary management of the materials supply for the Prince of Wales Bridge between England and Wales. Dave's experience includes several years operating a business in Europe, with his last overseas position in the Middle East, where he successfully ran a Saudi-based construction company. There, he navigated complex material, logistical, and operational challenges. More recently, Dave has brought his expertise to the operational management of the master franchise for the world's largest carpet cleaning franchise. His role involved overseeing a vast network of franchisees and ensuring operational excellence and adherence to the highest standards. Following this, Dave joined a major manufacturer, further broadening his industry experience and contributing to the company's strategic growth. Dave served on the board of the NCCA for several years before being appointed CEO, where he continues to drive the association forward with his wealth of knowledge and leadership skills.
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Jason Grimsley

Officer
Media Manager, British Cleaning Council
Jason has nearly 30 years experience in media, public relations and communications. He is a successful former journalist, which included spells as Assistant News Editor at one of the UK's biggest provincial newspapers and as an online producer at ITN News. His PR experience includes working at some of the UK's biggest local councils and as an Account Manager at one of Manchester's foremost PR agencies, during which time he specialised in government and business PR. He has been the BCC's media manager since 2019. Jason's qualifications include a degree in history, a post-graduate qualification in journalism and a diploma in PR.
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