Cleaning & Maintenance September 2017

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BCC welcomes new chairman, deputy and council representatives THE British Cleaning Council (BCC), which represents over 20 national trade associations linked to the UK’s cleaning, hygiene and waste management sectors, officially elected a new chairman and deputy chair at its recent AGM. Stan Atkins, chief executive of BICSc, was voted in as the new BCC chairman. He succeeds Simon Hollingbery who stepped down after two years at the BCC helm, although he will remain a member of the From left, Pat Wherton, Stan Atkins, Simon Hollingbery, Doug Cooke, and Paul Thrupp

council in his role as chairman of the Association of Building Cleaning Direct Service Providers (ABCD). Stan Atkins was previously the BCC’s deputy chair. Following a second Council vote, his vacated

to the BCC for their inaugural Council

forward to working with Paul as our

Pat Wherton, the BCC’s secretary

meeting, and first BCC AGM.

new deputy, I was also sorry to see

general, for ensuring all of the recent

Simon step down as chairman, and

AGM and Council proceedings ran

Another change to the BCC

deputy position was taken by Paul

membership also took place at

Doug leave the Council. Both have

smoothly, and for her ongoing help in

Thrupp, a director at the OCS Group,

the meeting with the director of

served the BCC extremely well over

managing many of the governance,

and represents the Federation of

the Cleaning and Support Services

many years and their contribution

policy and financial issues which the

Window Cleaners on the BCC Council.

Association (CSSA), Doug Cooke,

to the work of the Council, and the

BCC is required to deal with. With the

resigning from the Council. Cooke,

wider UK cleaning sector, has been

support of Paul, Pat and all of our

a new chairman and deputy, the

In addition to the election of

CEO of Principle Cleaning and a

immense. It was also great to welcome

member associations, I am confident

BCC’s AGM also welcomed two new

former BCC chairman, has been a

Mike and Philip to the BCC team on

the BCC will go from strength to

Council member representatives.

key member of the BCC Council since

behalf of the CHSA and the Worshipful

strength, and that by working

Philip Morrish, deputy master


Company of Environmental Cleaners

closely together we have a great

respectively. I look forward to working

opportunity to continue to build the

of the Worshipful Company of

Stan Atkins said: “From a personal

Environmental Cleaners, and Mike

point of view this year’s AGM was a

with them to ensure the voice of their

reputation of the UK cleaning sector

Stubbs, vice president of the Cleaning

mixture of delight and sadness. While

associations continue to be heard

as a responsible and professional

and Hygiene Suppliers Association

I am very proud to have been elected

alongside the 20 others which the BCC


(CHSA), were both warmly welcomed

chairman, and am greatly looking

represents. I would also like to thank


Awards clean sweep for Chicopee CHICOPEE has scooped an

product by representatives from

international innovation award for

INDA’s technical advisory board, the

to 620ml of cleaning fluid which

Microfibre Mopping System as an

its Microfibre Floor Mop cleaning

affiliated conference committee and

is released as needed, reducing

innovative solution for cleaning

system. The WOW (World of Wipes)

attendees themselves. Launched last

chemical consumption and using

professionals and facility managers

Innovation Award is made each year

year, the range combines short-term

around 80% less water than

that removes the need for laundry

at the annual conference of INDA, the

use microfibre mops with a light,

traditional string mops. Because

while delivering a superior cleaning

Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics

ergonomically designed mopping

the mops enable damp mopping,

performance. Our customer insight,

Industry, which this year took pace in

tool. The mops themselves are

the chances of accidental slips and

product development and marketing

Nashville, Tennessee.

constructed from Chicopee’s own

falls on a wet floor are dramatically

teams all worked incredibly hard

APEX technology that traps dirt and


and should be justifiably proud of

Chicopee’s disposable Microfibre

The mopping tool holds up

Mopping System was voted the

bacteria, eradicating the danger of

most innovative, technically

germs being spread onto the next

marketing director for EMEIA

recognised accolade.”

sophisticated and value for money

area to be cleaned.

(specialities), said: “The award



James Taylor, Chicopee’s

underlines the benefits of the

their efforts to clinch this globally


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