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CHSA’S GALA BALL The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) has announced that sponsorship opportunities are available for their illustrious annual charity Gala Ball.

Taking place on May 20th this year, the Ball, which is already almost a complete sellout, is a perfect opportunity for organisations who wish to engage with manufacturers and distributors of cleaning and hygiene products.

“The Gala Ball represents a fantastic opportunity to get in front of our members,” explained David Garcia, Chairman of Polaris Plastics and Chairman of the CHSA’s Gala Ball Committee. “This year the Ball has moved to a new venue – Heythrop Park, Enstone in Oxfordshire – and not only is it going to be bigger than ever, we are confident it will be the best so far.”


AFTER BFG CLOSURE ISSA and The Building Futures Group have reached an agreement to immediately transfer the Industrial Cleaning Machinery Manufacturers Association’s (ICMMA) operational management to ISSA’s UK membership portfolio, with continued oversight by the group’s Secretariat, Hazel Langley.

Dianna Steinbach, ISSA Director of EMEA Services, said: "We are honoured to welcome ICMMA’s members into ISSA’s UK family. We see this agreement as another way that ISSA can fulfil our promise to help the commercial cleaning industry increase appreciation of the value it brings, boosting members’ business success as a result.”

The promotional opportunities include sponsorship of the champagne, chocolates, table wine, flowers, entertainment and photography. Organisations wishing to know more should contact Linda Belcher, Secretary of the CHSA (

“Every penny of our net proceeds goes to the registered charity we are supporting – Helping Treat Cancer Together – who in turn, put every penny raised directly into the treatment of the cancer patients they are supporting, no deductions.”

David continued: “The take up of the tickets to the Gala Ball reflects the engagement of our members who are benefiting first hand from the strides

ICMMA is a long-established UK trade association for manufacturers of commercial and industrial cleaning equipment. Its members represent some of the most prominent manufacturers, producers and distributors of cleaning machinery and equipment to the British commercial cleaning and facilities management sector. Management of its operations and its secretariat function was previously provided by The Building Futures Group.

Sarah Bentley, Chief Executive of The Building Futures Group said: "I am delighted that this arrangement will enable ICMMA’s members to continue to deliver their ambitious plans and access the added value of the benefits that ISSA membership provides.”

Kevin Webb, Chairman of the ICMMA Technical Committee added: “News of this announcement is a positive, strategic move that recognises the value of ICMMA’s agenda and

forward the CHSA has taken over the past few years.

“Our Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Schemes are more rigorous than ever before, something being recognised by end users, who when tendering are increasingly specifying that bidders must be CHSA Accreditation scheme members.

“But we’re not stopping there. We’re passionate about driving up standards across the industry and as such are in the process of devising further initiatives to showcase the ethical approach of our members and show they operate to the very highest standards.”

positions our members at the heart of the industry.”

As the leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide, ISSA is committed to helping its members change the way the world views cleaning. ISSA promotes the vision that cleaning is an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line.

The association has more than 7,000 members worldwide, including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, building service contractors, in- house service providers, and associated service members. ISSA helps increase professionalism and member success by offering business tools, educational products, industry standards, publications, events, and legislative and regulatory services that specifically focus on the professional cleaning industry and the value it provides.

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