The British Cleaning Council (BCC), which represents over 20 national trade and membership associations linked to the UK’s cleaning, hygiene and waste management sectors has officially welcomed several new Council member representatives.

At a recent BCC meeting held at The Manchester Cleaning Show, the BCC’s Chair Stan Atkins formally introduced Kim Phillips, (ABCD), Stephen Bloye (BACHE)  –  pictured above – and Ian Andrew (BPCA) as new Council representatives for their respective organisations.

Stephen replaces former BACHE representative Anthony Tyrell, while Ian has stepped into the role previously occupied by Simon Forrester. Kim has replaced Simon Hollinbery.

Former ABCD representative Simon was himself the previous Chair of the BCC before the appointment of Stan Atkins. He has now re-joined the BCC as Company Secretary, following the departure of Pat Wherton.

Simon will now work closely with the BCC’s Partick Jongbloet, who joined the BCC’s secretariat last year, alongside Chair Stan Atkins and Deputy Paul Thrupp.

BCC Chair Stan Atkins said: “While we are sad to see individual member representatives leave the BCC, it’s great that the organisations they represent are always keen to put forward new people to join the Council. I therefore warmly welcome Kim, Stephen and Ian to the BCC and look forward to working with them across a range of key industry issues and campaigns with our other members.” 

“With Simon as Company Secretary, having recently been the BCC Chair, it gives us a great opportunity to establish some continuity in the organisation.

“The Chair and Deputy roles change every two years, so not only will Simon bring his valuable experience gained as Chair to the organisation, he will also be able to support the incoming Chair and Deputy when myself and Paul Thrupp step down next year.”  

 “However, by the same token, the reason Simon’s new role became available was through the departure of Pat Wherton. Pat has done a marvellous job for the Council over the last few years and she will be sorely missed by everyone.”

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