The Conference Agenda

The event takes place on 7th December 2022 at the Coventry Building Society Arena and below is the full agenda:

Times & sessions are preliminary and subject to change.

Conference Programme Sponsor Lucart Hygiene
08:30 - 09:30

Registration, Networking and Refreshments

09:30 - 10:00

Clean Start 2022: Changing Perceptions of the Cleaning Industry.

Daniel Cross, Chair of the Marketing Executive, Cleaning and Support Services Association (CSSA)

Daniel Cross examines the way perceptions have changed in the cleaning and hygiene sectors.

10:00 - 10:30

Training and apprenticeships in the spotlight

Neil Spencer-Cook, Chief Operating Officer, British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc)

As training, education, enhancing skills and sharing knowledge continues to drive higher standards within the professional cleaning industry, Neil Spencer-Cook discusses the best approaches to help empower the cleaning community.

10:30 - 11:00

Tea and coffee networking break

11:00 - 11:30

Supporting cleaning industry professionals

Mike Jenkins, the Clerk of the Livery Court, The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners’ (WCEC)

Charitable Foundation can be viewed as a ‘cradle to grave’ charity. Over the past 10 years, the charity has made grants of almost £300,000 to varied causes. It supports young people, established cleaning industry professionals, the elderly, infirm and those with disabilities.

The WCEC foundation supports personal and professional development, by providing educational and self-improvement opportunities. It also supports the Armed Forces, with a focus on those involved in environmental health.

11:30 - 12:00

Onboarding in a Digital World

Stefan Sosnowski – Operations Director, uComply

Find out what’s new in the world of Right to Work with the advent of Digital ID in October. Best practise we’ve seen when onboarding candidates around compliance with employers’ policies, procedures and ensuring a good experience for candidates.

Stefan has an extensive background in change management gained in the banking and software industries. He has been the Operations Director at uComply since 2012 and is a subject matter expert on Right to Work and onboarding of new employees.

Stefan’s expertise is also regularly sought for training in this area.

12:00 - 12:30

Harnessing the power of sustainable cleaning

Steve Courtney, Product Specialist at Robert Scott

The pandemic impact has meant that frequent cleaning and disinfecting have never been so critical to keeping commercial and domestic environments hygienically clean and safe. With more organisations looking to reduce their environmental impact, finding products that have the right sustainable credentials and efficacy to kill germs and viruses can be a challenge.

Join Steve Courtney, Product Specialist at Robert Scott, to find out more about the latest in sustainable product development and chemical-free cleaning systems that are reducing costs and single-use plastic waste as well as cutting carbon emissions.

12:30 - 13:00

The fine fibre cleaning of cellulosic textiles

Paul Pearce, Technical & Training Director of the National Carpet Cleaners Association (NCCA)

Paul teaches carpet and upholstery cleaning along with other industry-specific courses for the NCCA and discusses a course he recently developed on The Fine Fibre cleaning of cellulosic textiles. This has proved popular given the current Designer climate.

As an approved instructor with the IICRC for CCT, UFT, RCT, CCMT & HCT, Paul also teaches for WoolSafe in the UK, as well as many private companies. Paul has been President of the NCCA twice, President/Chairman of IICRC & Chairman of the British Cleaning Council and is currently the Chair of Instructors & Schools for IICRC.

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch and networking

14:00 - 14:30

From space technology to a practical, effective and affordable solution to continually sterilise high-risk areas

David Mitchell, Head of Business Development & Marketing, OXONOX

OXONOX technology and invention comes from Dr Tom Frame, an actual rocket scientist. He worked with this new technology, cold plasma, in the manipulation of satellites in space, then into medical space with plasma at the forefront of burns remediation, now into the everyday environment, continuously and effectively protecting people as they move about in areas of high-risk of infection transmission, namely lifts and escalators.

14:30 - 15:00

Tea and coffee networking break

15:00 - 15:30

How the APPG is supporting the cleaning and hygiene sector

Jim Melvin, Chair, The British Cleaning Council

The latest updates on the work by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the cleaning and hygiene Industry.

15:30 - 16:00

Cleaning Excellence Awards Ceremony


16:00 - 18:00

Networking Drinks

The Hill Club

All delegates welcome to attend