News Sponsored by CLEAN 2020 to inspire cleaning industry

BICSc and BBS are launching ‘CLEAN 2020: A Conference to Inspire Cleaning Industry Professionals’

on 23 April 2020, a one-day industry conference.

Whether you work at the entry level, manage a cleaning operation, or you’re a company director, BICSc guarantees you will gain insightful knowledge around topical items that are affecting the cleaning industry and its people.

This all-day event will take place at the conveniently located National Conference Centre in Birmingham, just off the M42. The conference has an impressive line-up of speakers, including Dr Andrew Kemp PhD, Head of the BICSc Scientific Advisory Group.


Andrew holds a PhD in surface disinfection and decontamination, and his specialist area of research is testing for bio burden, long-term disinfection and decontamination. He is regarded as a global expert in his specialist area of work, undertaking research at the University of Lincoln and the University of Baltimore.

Other keynotes include: The Planet Mark – Achieve sustainability goals within

Entries open for ECH Awards 2020

The European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards are back for 2020, with entries now open for service providers, manufacturers and distributors.

The fifth annual event, taking place on 5 November 2020 at Le Plaza Hotel in Brussels, is the only pan-European awards scheme to celebrate the cleaning and hygiene sector.

From technological innovations and smart solutions, to a commitment to diversity and training, the awards were created to recognise standards of excellence in the professional cleaning industry.

There are 10 categories this year, including a new ‘start- ups’ category for 2020, which will shine a spotlight on early stage businesses that are making a big impact in the cleaning and hygiene sector.

The categories are: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.


Best use of smart solutions by service providers Investment in training

Excellence in client/contractor partnerships Start-up business of the year Sustainability – best practice

Commitment to diversity in the workforce Best initiative raising the profile of the sector Technological innovation of the year Leader of the year Rising star award

Michelle Marshall, Editor of the European Cleaning Journal 20 | WHAT’S NEW? your organisation.

Mind – Mental health in the workplace and what employers and employees are doing to make it a priority.

Greenspeed – The positive impact of green cleaning products, and how they are more beneficial to the environment.

Essity – A sustainable life away from home: why sustainability matters in professional hygiene.

Citation – Are you ready for ‘The Good Work Plan’?

There will also be a special Q&A session with our panel of experts including Dr Sally Messenger, Dr Andrew Kemp and Denise Hanson, Head of Technical Services at BICSc. Delegates have the opportunity to submit topical questions in advance of the event.

Alongside the conference, members of the BICSc technical team will bring the popular Cleaning Professional’s Skills Suite (CPSS) to life through live demonstrations, and get a first look at the new CPSS App. You can also spend time at the mini exhibition which will showcase some of the latest industry products and services.

With lunch also included and excellent networking opportunities during the day, can you afford to miss this event? Tickets are available at the website below.

(ECJ), said: “2019 was a fantastic year for the European Cleaning & Hygiene awards, with a record number of entries from across Europe. It was brilliant to see so many new faces coming through and hear all about their outstanding contributions to our industry.

“As we bring in a new decade and mark our fifth annual event, we’re incredibly excited to learn what success looks like in 2020. From sustainability and diversity commitments to empowering the younger generation to build a career in an often overlooked sector, we want to hear all about your efforts to support the industry. Best of luck to all entrants.”

The awards were launched in 2016 by the ECJ and are organised by the Environment Media Group. A new logo and website have been created to mark their fifth year.

This year’s sponsors include InnuScience, Werner & Mertz, Vectair, Jangro, Ceris Burns PR, Amsterdam Rai and Greenspeed. Tomorrow’s Cleaning is an official media partner, alongside GSA and Services.

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