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The best of the British cleaning industry

03 July 2019

As the deadline on Brexit moves back to Halloween, and uncertainty over the type of deal being implemented continues, British businesses may feel they’ve been in limbo for a long time – unsure whether to make important decisions about the future.

There will no doubt be tricky times ahead for British business whatever the outcome, and it’s hard to remain positive in the face of daily headlines that highlight the difficulty in preparing for the unknown. In June, for instance, the Bank of England governor Mark Carney said that about 150,000 businesses still do not have the paperwork they need to keep exporting to the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

In the face of ongoing doom and gloom in the media, we thought it was the right time to focus on something positive: the achievements of the British professional cleaning industry. Cleaning Matters also turns 20 this year and we’re not the only ones in the industry celebrating important milestones.

We will therefore be publishing a ‘Best of British’ guide in the next issue, supported by the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) to celebrate all things great about the UK cleaning industry.

UK-based manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and contract cleaners of all sizes are invited to get involved and to shout about their achievements – from businesses that have a long and rich history in the UK to those experiencing unprecedented growth to award-winning innovators.

There are a number of hidden gems that I have discovered on my travels up and down the county over the years that I am also looking forward to featuring. The products and services they provide are renowned and respected but the unique stories behind them – the heritage, the entrepreneurial spirit, the craftsmanship – are not necessarily known. 

We’d also love to hear from individuals on the frontline – our readers who have carved out successful careers in cleaning and made valuable contributions to their business, customers or the industry as a whole. 

To share your business’ success or your personal story, please send in up to 200 words outlining your achievements in the UK cleaning industry and a high-res photo to CHackett@western-bp.co.uk by 26th July.