TOMORROW’S CLEANING OCTOBER 09
Oh what a night!
The British Institute of Cleaning Science Annual Awards Dinner 2009
Tomorrow’s Cleaning Editor Charlotte Taylor tells us more
about this wonderful industry evening.
Most of you will know that I am new to the industry, and learning the tricks of the
trade as fast as I can, so I have never had the honour of attend this event before.
Most of my time is spent typing away in the office and reporting on the latest
cleaning industry issues, but for one night only I was let out of the office and…
Oh what a night!
Okay, so it wasn’t “late December back in ’63” – more like late September in
2009 - but I bet it was just as good!
Now, for those of you who don’t know, each year the British Institute of
Cleaning Science (BICSc to most of us!) holds a fantastic awards ceremony to honour the hard work
and achievements of many members of the cleaning industry.
BICSc is the largest independent, professional and educational body within the cleaning industry and has
almost 5,000 individual and corporate members in the UK and abroad. They also know how to host a
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As I entered the wonderful Forest of Arden Hotel in Birmingham with the rest of the Tomorrow’s Cleaning
team, we were gloriously met with a champagne reception where it was time to mingle.
For as far as the eye could see there were dashing gents in their black tie attire and lovely ladies in beautiful
dresses and gowns. A wonderful turn-out, with 228 industry professionals attending the evening.
It was fantastic to put names to faces and meet so many wonderful members of such a fantastic industry.
As the chatting continued, we were led to our seats ready for the important part - the awards. See the
snapshots of the winners just to the right!
As the evening progressed we were blessed with some witty banter from the Master of Ceremonies, and
boxing champion, John Conteh, who had us all in fits of giggles, we enjoyed a wonderful meal and even Winner: Matthew Boulton
pulled on our dancing shoes towards the end.
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While the evening marked the success of many individuals, it was also a special evening for Lynn Webster
who was recently appointed as the new Chairperson.
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"I am very proud to be honoured with the position of National Chairman and excited for the next few years
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ahead of me," says Lynn.
"The Institute has moved a long way in the positive promotion of cleaning in recent years and I hope to
continue with this success. As well as our leading role in education, we need to improve the public
perception of cleaning and cleaners and promote quality, best value cleaning for the client."
And what did she think of the evening?
"The awards evening was a credit to all those involved with its organisation and complemented by a superb
setting. It is a statement of our Industry and the standing of BICSc within it that we had an excellent
attendance as well as being oversubscribed. In the current economic climate this is a great position to be in
and provides encouragement for the future."
"The best part of the evening was seeing the accolades and awards presented to individuals and teams for
their achievements. We are all about standards, raising the positive profile of cleaning and cleaners and
these awards go a long way in recognising that."
Well, the team at Tomorrow’s Cleaning certainly agree with Lynn, the food was fantastic, the drinks flowed
and the company was second to none. This truly was a night to remember!
If you don’t want to miss out on next year’s Annual Awards Dinner, at the Forest of Arden Hotel in
Birmingham, make a note in your diary for the 23rd September 2010.
for more details.
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