Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join the British Cleaning Council?
Membership of the council is open to any recognised trade association, research/educational body, or institution concerned with industrial, commercial and institutional cleaning. Unfortunately, individual commercial companies are not eligible for membership.

Where can I get information on different sections of the industry?
The British Cleaning Council`s 21 members are all specialists in their field, please consult our `Members` section to see which one is most relevant to your enquiry. Alternatively, for any other enquiries please contact our secretariat, details can be found in `Contact` section.

What is the relationship between British Cleaning Council and its members?
The British Cleaning Council is an umbrella organisation for its 21 constituents. A representative director from each member company meets at council meetings and each are eligible to apply for funding. British Cleaning Council`s funding comes from half of the profits from the biennial Cleaning Show.

What is the purpose of the Cleaning Show?
The Cleaning Show provides a platform for all movers and shakers within the UK cleaning industry. The event is the largest of its kind in the UK and attacts many international visitors. For further information go to: www.cleaningshow.co.uk

Where can I get training as a cleaner?
With more and more academic institutions offering cleaning qualifications, such as City & Guilds, NVQs leading to degree level, we would recommend those with any enquiries to contact our member BICSc, contact details can be found under 'Members'.

I am a contract cleaning business and am interested in joining a trade association, where do I go?
I would recommend that you get in contact with the Cleaning and Support Services Association, details can be found under 'Members'.

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