16 July 2018 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
The British Cleaning Council, which represents more than 20 national trade and membership associations linked to the UK's cleaning, hygiene and waste management sectors, has welcomed The Business Services Association (BSA) as a council member.
The BSA is the industry body for the UK's business services sector, supporting enterprise across both the private and public sectors.
With experience in ICT and digital services, business process outsourcing, facilities management, construction and infrastructure services, and managed public services, the BSA has also established a specific cleaning committee to provide a forum for its member companies to share industry best practice and engage with stakeholders on important issues.
Lauren Kyle, head of cleaning at Sodexo and chair of the BSA's cleaning committee, said: "The BSA is pleased to join the British Cleaning Council at an important time for the cleaning sector.
"A collective voice is vital to address the big challenges and opportunities currently facing the industry, from the future workforce to digitalisation.
"We look forward to contributing to the BCC's work by bringing the voice and expertise of service providers to the table," she added.
Stan Atkins, chair of the British Cleaning Council, said: "The BSA is very active across a range of issues that impact on cleaning including apprenticeships, working conditions and procurement. Through their cleaning committee they have also run highly successful programmes like the Responsible Cleaner Scheme, which directly engaged with a significant number of major BSA member companies.
"The synergies we share, therefore, makes the BSA a natural partner for the British Cleaning Council, and we are looking forward to them playing a full and active role in our work alongside the council's other 21 industry members."
Find more details on the BSA and all of the BCC's member organisations here.