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Cleaning, hygiene and waste industry remains one of the UK’s largest

Some interesting insights on the cleaning, hygiene and waste sector are revealed by the latest British Cleaning Council’s (BCC) 2022 research report, which has just been published. The number of sector businesses grew to 69,005 in 2021 and the number of employees working in the sector remained static at 1.47 million, according to the latest …

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BCC and member columns in the news

The British Cleaning Council and members write monthly columns for both Cleaning and Maintenance and Tomorrow’s Cleaning magazines. You can read recent columns below. To read the columns as they originally appeared, please visit  https://cleaningmag.com/issues and https://www.tomorrowscleaning.com/back-issues We will not stop trying to deliver our message to Government By Jim Melvin, Chairman of the British Cleaning Council …

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BCC launches ‘We Clean, We Care’ at the Manchester Cleaning Show

Attendees at this year’s Cleaning Show in Manchester were strongly encouraged to claim and wear a free badge celebrating the work of cleaning and hygiene staff. The British Cleaning Council (BCC) launched a new stage in its campaign for wider recognition for the vital work that cleaning and hygiene staff do at the Manchester Cleaning …

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Technology and sustainability top the agenda as the Manchester Cleaning Show returns

Following its triumphant return to London in 2021, The Cleaning Show is gearing up to return to Manchester for its first face-to-face event in the city for more than three years. Moving to an all-new venue, the event will see cleaning professionals descend on the Manchester Central Convention Complex from 6-7 April 2022 for two …

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Seeking applicants for the 2022 CHSA undergraduate bursary

The search for three motivated and talented young people to receive financial support from the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association’s (CHSA) 2022 undergraduate bursary is now on. The successful applicants will join the 14 young people who have already benefited from the financial support. The bursary is £4,500. It is paid in three installments, £1,500 being …

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BICSc unveils revolutionary rebrand

Industry leaders BICSc (the British Institute of Cleaning Science) has officially unveiled its new ground-breaking rebrand. The revolutionary rebrand is the organisation’s most significant transformation in its 60-year history. The vibrant, creative rebrand is being incorporated and integrated throughout the institute, which is the largest, independent, professional, and educational body within the cleaning and hygiene …

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Grief Encounter named as the CHSA’s charity for 2022

The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) has announced its continued support for UK charity Grief Encounter, as its nominated charity for 2022. Around 45,000 children experience the death of a parent or sibling in the UK every year, with an additional 10,000 children having experienced bereavement as a direct result of Covid-19 in 2021. …

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Healthcare, hospitality, and other cleaning staff facing ‘burnout’ due to severe staff shortages

Industry leaders have warned that cleaning staff in healthcare, hospitality and other parts of the sector are facing burnout because of increased workloads due to the Covid-19 pandemic and severe staff shortages. The extra procedures and protocols put in place during the pandemic to protect people’s health along with the current severe staff shortages in …

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Commercial laundries plan Sustainability Pact

The Textile Services Association (TSA) is putting together a Sustainability Pact that’s designed to support commercial laundries in their drive to deliver a more sustainable future.  The Pact will also support the hospitality industry’s net zero carbon objectives, but, as Shyju Skariah, technical services manager at the TSA, points out, “We just don’t want to …

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