The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners (WCEC) has welcomed Gary Fage as its new master after his installation ceremony on Friday (17 September).
WCEC members attended the service at St Olave’s Church in London to see the mantle of master handed from John Shonfeld to Fage.
Fage has been a WCEC member for 20 years and closely involved with most of its committees for the past three years. He was appointed as master-elect by the Court of the Company in February.
He has had a long career in the cleaning industry and is now the managing director of Janitorial Express and a director of Jangro Group. Fage aims to cultivate more efficient and environmentally friendly practices in the UK’s cleaning and hygiene industries. These elements guide the direction of his own business, supplying eco-friendly cleaning products. He hopes to encourage his peers to embrace circular economy and C2C practices to create a more sustainably focused culture within the cleaning industry.
He is currently supporting the WCEC’s newest programme, the Chartered Practitioners in Environmental Cleaning. He said: “I will do as much as I can to build the momentum of its chartership programme to raise our industry’s standing, support our workforce, and build a recognised community of cleaning industry professionals that command the respect they deserve. The WCEC has an important role to play in making that happen for our industry.”
The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners is one of 110 Livery Companies that are based upon trades, industries and professions and carry on the ancient traditions of the Guilds and Livery Companies which started in the 12th century.