DCA The Domestic Cleaning Alliance (DCA) has been awarded a £1,700 grant by the British Cleaning Council (BCC) to kick-start two new professional  the domestic cleaning sector.

 workshop which will be designed to help owners of small domestic cleaning companies manage, incentivise and ultimately retain cleaning staff.

The second project is the production of a series of best practice videos to help cleaning company owners understand the key principles which should underpin any domestic cleaning business. Topics will include cleaning operative safety in the workplace, colour coding and compliance, pricing,


FOR CROMWELL Cromwell Polythene will be showcasing its extensive portfolio at RWM 2018, on Stand 5P32.

The company’s products, which include its lightweight LowCO2


range, help to make the world cleaner, greener, and more economical. They also provide waste and recycling sacks and all shapes and sizes of bin liners, compactor sacks, UN approved clinical waste sacks, and compostable liners. That’s in addition to food-grade bags, kerb- side recycling bags, woven sacks, disposable personal protective  and tubing.

Managing Director James Lee will also speak at the show on 12 September, emphasising that it’s ‘Time to Stop Bashing the Plastics’. He said: “Plastics have been having a hard time in the media recently, but they are essential for modern life, and, if manufactured and used responsibly,  enrich our lives.

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customer service, and choosing the right cleaning equipment.

The DCA secured the funding through the BCC’s member’s grant scheme. The scheme uses revenues generated from The Cleaning Show expos in London and Manchester to help BCC members develop products or services, or undertake research which aims to improve the cleaning industry.

Stephen Munton, founder and Director of the DCA, said: “There are a number of challenges which many of our members consistently ask for help with. Often these are linked to either a lack of industry benchmarking, 

“Therefore, we put together two proposals for the BCC’s consideration which seeks to address some of these issues, and I’m delighted that the Council has approved them.

“I will now be working with DCA colleagues and other partners to develop

“At RWM, I’ll be speaking on the issue of the problems of plastic litter and marine pollution, which are very real and need tackling. However, they are the result of littering or poor waste management, meaning the leakage of valuable resources is caused by our established infrastructure, not something inherent in the material.”

Cromwell’s LowCO2

t range

uses less material to achieve the same performance standards and are packaged in smaller cartons. This reduces the volume of plastic used and lowers carbon emissions during production and transport. Recycled materials are

used wherever possible in its product range, and the return of plastics and other materials to the production cycle for reprocessing is encouraged.

both projects which will help many of our members understand the basics of running a viable, sustainable and responsible domestic cleaning business.”

Stan Atkins, Chair of the BCC, said: “The BCC has over 20 members who all represent different parts of the cleaning, hygiene and waste management sectors. Each of them  industry needs, and our grant scheme is designed to support any project a member puts forward which can help solve a problem, improve service 

“These two DCA proposals are exactly  our criteria, and we look forward to supporting Stephen further in his endeavours to increase levels of professionalism within the domestic cleaning market.”

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