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THE DUST UP Welcome to The Dust Up - Full event coverage On Thursday 26th September Team BICSc welcomed close to 200 guests to The 2019 BICSc Annual Awards, Showcase & Exhibition at Whittlebury Park Hotel and Spa in the picturesque Northamptonshire. It was great to see over 75 members in attendance at the Showcase & Exhibition this year! Marketing & Events Executive, Michelle Iland hosted the Showcase, and kept guests entertained between keynotes, with some rather entertaining stories from her time working in housekeeping at a London 5 star hotel. We began with a lighter and brighter keynote, ‘Great at 58’, a nod to the Institute, and how far we have come since 1961! Delivered by Samantha Willson, Business Development Manager and Becca Logan, one of our Training Specialists. It was brought to life with a little music from the Spice Girls, and it definitely set the tone for the day.

Our Headline Sponsor, Citation covered the history of Health & Safety, lots of interesting facts there about where it all began and where we are now. Huddersfield University waxed lyrical about the benefits of a trained workforce, the University takes pride in training and rewarding all of their employees. You can even find their overarching strategy inside the cleaning cupboards! They also have graduation ceremonies for all of their cleaning operatives, sounds like a great place to work. Then it was over to Ian Hadley of Minster Cleaning Services, Ian talked about the benefits of being an Accredited Training Member! The Showcase concluded with a fascinating look at the control of cross contamination within a healthcare setting, delivered by the rather inspiring Dr Andrew Kemp who is now heading up the BICSc scientific research panel, they’ll be more to come from him in the coming months, watch this space.

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Our sponsors exhibited their latest services, innovations and products, there was even a game of Batak to test the response skills – it was Charlotte Killi of Killis who was the fastest and took the prize.

At the AGM Fellowships were awarded to Paul Thrupp of OCS and Chairman of the British Cleaning Council. Dr Sally Messenger, Sally is the Head of Education at the Institute and has years of experience within the industry. Finally, Jill Roberts, who on the same day joined BICSc Council.

BICSc Members join the AGM

Lorraine Davis, MBICSc Chairman with Paul Thrupp, FBICSc

Lorraine Davis, MBICSc Chairman with Dr. Sally Messenger, FBICSc Head of Education BICSc

Lorraine Davis, MBICSc Chairman with Jill Roberts, FBICSc Council Member

Our guests then had time to enjoy the surroundings of Whittlebury Park, and get ready for the evening ahead. At the drink’s reception anticipation built, Lorraine Davis, MBICSc now Chairman of the Institute enjoyed a photoshoot with the finalists.

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THE DUST UP Then it was time for the glittering Awards ceremony, which was hosted by award-winning journalist and writer, Louise Hulland.

Amongst the Award winners were Robinson Services, who were presented with the John Edwards Award, this is given to an outstanding Corporate Member. Robinson Services were chosen by the judges for demonstrating extraordinary commitment to improving the standards from within their organisation. Other successes included The Institute’s most prestigious accolade ‘The Chairman’s Award’, the award was given for the first time to Bob Vincent, FBICSc for his outstanding contribution to the Institute and cleaning industry. The Colin Hasson International Award went to Dr. Talal Al Harigi of Saudi based Facilities and Hospitality Management. There was a moving moment and standing ovation for Michael Hirst of Huddersfield University as he collected the coveted Outstanding Candidate of the Year Award.

The 2019 BICSc Annual Awards Winners

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THE DUST UP The Judging Panel said: “This year we received the largest number of entries to date. The commitment to BICSc standards continues to overwhelm us year on year. What’s even more important than the qualities of the finalists and winners, are the examples they set for others. By demonstrating the benefits and practicalities of BICSc standards and training, these organisations and individuals simply inspire others to aim higher within their own companies, driving improvement throughout the industry.”

Guests enjoy dinner

The Tricks getting the party started

The Chairman’s charity of choice was once again CLARITY & Co. a social enterprise who employ those with disabilities. This year the following prizes were up for grabs. Guests raised over £1,200 for this very worthwhile cause.

£750 TUI holiday voucher

£250 Amazon voucher

A Spa stay for 2 at Whittlebury Park

Switch your soap for social good

A 6 day BICSc Training Bundle

CLARITY & Co. generates over 10,000 days of employment every year for people with disabilities or long-term health conditions. We don’t see disability - we see workability. CLARITY & Co thanks BICSc for making us Chairmains Charity of Choice 2019. www.clarity.org.uk @claritynco

A bottle of Fortnum & Mason Champagne

Clarity & Co - The Chairman’s Charity

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The Finalists Client Commitment to Training

One Housing – Chequers Contract Services

Queens’s University, Belfast – Robinson Services

Buttercrane Shopping Centre – Robinson Services

The John Edwards Award – Outstanding Corporate Member

Robinson Services

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Vinci Facilities

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Excellence in Training & Assessment (United Kingdom)

Western Health & Social Care Trust

County Square Shopping Centre

University of York

Cheswold Park Hospital

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Excellence in Training Assessment (International) The &Finalists

Berkeley Services UAE

Emrill Services

Farnek Services LLC

Outstanding Candidate of the Year

Deborah Howson, West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Michael Hirst, University of Huddersfield

Arkzadiusz Marciniak, Birkin Cleaning Services

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Assessor of the Year

Jill Feery, Manchester Metropolitan University

Briony Rutlidge, Morecombe Bay NHS

Wendy Hargreaves, Vinci Facilities

Our 2019 BICSc Annual Awards Finalists

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The Winners The Chairman’s Award Bob Vincent FBICSc

Bob Vincent, FBICSc with Sue Robinson, FBICSc (immediate past Chairman) and sponsor Nigel Lea of Citation

Bob served on BICSc Council between 2009 and 2015, and fully supported the Institute and its mission during this time. Bob had a substantial input into the creation of BBS (BICS Business Services), with clear vision and a level-headed approach his input was crucial to the launch of this arm of the Institute. He has been part of many industry associations including, the CSSA and the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners, where he was a member of the Court and a long serving Court Assistant. He continues to be passionate about the industry and is still actively involved, albeit from the side lines. He continues to be a supporter of the British Institute of Cleaning Science, and firmly believes in the advantages of a trained workforce!

The Eric Hill Medal Lorraine Larman FBICSc

Lorraine Larman, FBICSc with sponsor Paul Thrupp, FBICSc of the British Cleaning Council

Lorraine served on BICSc Council from 2007 to 2017. Lorraine’s expertise, involvement and professional standing in Health & Safety within our industry is well recognised. Lorraine recently launched a Health & Safety consultancy and training company, where she will no doubt continue to promote the benefits of BICSc qualifications alongside her Health & Safety programmes, helping those within the industry to provide a clean and safe working environment. It was decided by BICSc Council that this year Lorraine was the obvious choice to receive The Eric Hill Medal to recognise her contribution to the Institute.

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The Winners Colin Hasson International Award Dr Talal AlHarigi

Dr Talal AlHarigi with sponsor Leanne Velez of Cleaning Matters

Dr Talal AlHarigi is an Executive Director and project lead at the National Training Centre for Facilities and Hospitality Management in Saudi Arabia. Dr Talal was chosen by the BBS Board as the 2019 recipient of the Colin Hasson International Award, for his commitment and dedication to ensuring the delivery of BICSc Standards and Training within FHM, who are an International Associate Provider for BICSc training in the region. Dr Talal has been instrumental in cementing a relationship between FHM and BICSc, which will help to improve facilities, increase performance and efficiency standards throughout Saudi Arabia.

Commitment to BICSc Training within Healthcare The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn

Keith Wagg and Donna Mason with sponsor Paul Kelly of Rubbermaid Commercial Products

Congratulations to the team at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn. The team at this hospital have been the most active BICSc Accredited Training Organisation within the healthcare sector over the last 12 months. They continue to show their commitment to BICSc training, and ensure all of their cleaning operatives are trained and accredited to BICSc Standards.

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The Winners The John Edwards Award (Outstanding Corporate Member) Robinson Services Robinson Services are a shining example when it comes to Corporate Membership! This family run organisation has over 40 years’ experience under their belts, priding themselves on forming valuable partnerships with their customers and employees to deliver a quality service, creating careers in cleaning along the way! They have adopted BICSc accredited training within the business and made it part if their DNA. Well done and congratulations to you Robinson Services. David Robinson, Edward Lloyd, Sinead Sharpe and Stephen Wood with sponsor Ashley Hoadley of Darwin Clayton

Excellence in Training & Assessment (United Kingdom) County Square Shopping Centre County Square Shopping Centre is a clear demonstration of the value that delivering BICSc training can add. The team have increased their productivity and effectiveness. They have raised the standard of performance with a consistent approach. They truly are setting the standards for others to aspire to.

Anthony Butcher, Elliot Andrews, James Cooke, Reece Smith, Stacey Bell and Valerie Andrews with sponsor Gary Henstock of Pearroc

Client Commitment to Training One Housing with Chequers Contract Services One Housing who work in collaboration with Chequers Contract Services have created a BICSc Academy within their facility. This enables access to training for the client’s customers providing the opportunity to learn new skills and achieve an accredited training qualification, which promotes self-development. We thank you for paving the way for careers in cleaning! Martin D’mello, Gary Jeal and James Kelly pictured with sponsor Mike Fletcher FBICSc of BBS

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The Winners Assessor of the Year Wendy Hargreaves, Vinci Facilities Wendy Hargreaves is a dedicated professional who has committed to promoting the delivery of BICSc qualifications within her working environment, an advocate for continuous improvement and sees BICSc training as the core to success. She has an unquestionable passion for BICSc and what it stands for, and with infectious enthusiasm and care, Wendy provides her team with the support to become true cleaning professionals. Wendy Hargreaves with sponsor Tibor Killi of Killis

Excellence in Training & Assessment (International) Berkeley Services

Archana Aravind, Jiji Francis, Joeseph Clerison, Krishna Timilsina, Sherley Carabeo and Latheesh K with sponsor Derek Lafbery of Diversey

Berkeley Services is a fast paced multi-service provider based in the UAE, the team have adopted BICSc principles, putting them at the core of their training programme. Berkeley have successfully created a career pathway for their cleaning operatives, many of whom have become Supervisors, Area Managers, Trainers and Project Managers! With client sites including the impressive Burj Khalifa and the UAE University, client expectations are high! Their training programme has seen an increase in productivity of 17%. Berkeley are an excellent example of training and assessment on an International level.

Outstanding Candidate of the Year Michael Hirst, University of Huddersfield Michael has displayed an inspirational level of determination in achieving his BICSc qualifications. He has found innovative ways in which to overcome personal and physical challenges to truly deserve this award. He has a passion and enthusiasm for the BICSc ethos, and with extraordinary energy to progress in his journey, he is a credit to both himself and the University of Huddersfield. He clearly loves his career in cleaning and is a very deserving winner. Michael Hirst with sponsor Samantha West of Vinci Facilites

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Showcase & Exhibition We would like to take this opportunity to once again thank our amazing sponsors for supporting The 2019 Annual Awards, Showcase & Exhibition. Headline Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors 


We hope you enjoyed the event as much as we did! We hope to see you all again at The 2020 BICSc Annual Awards, Showcase & Exhibition on Thursday 24th September at Whittlebury Park Hotel and Spa, Northamptonshire. #TheBICScAreComing E: marketing@bics.org.uk T: +44 ( 0)1604 678 713

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The Dust Up 2019  

Full coverage of The BICSc 2019 Annual Awards Showcase & Exhibition

The Dust Up 2019  

Full coverage of The BICSc 2019 Annual Awards Showcase & Exhibition