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Why attend?

The aim of this conference is to inspire and bring those working in our industry together, to explore current thinking and topics that are impacting our industry, and its people.

What are the benefits?

A day of insight, which will focus on environmental and sustainability issues, innovation and wellbeing at work, all subjects that will continue to dominate our agendas for the foreseeable future, and as we know the ‘green movement’ is gaining momentum.

Keynote Streams

Sustainability, environmental effects of cleaning, mental health, wellbeing at work and ‘The Good Work Plan’ which comes into force in April.

Live Demonstrations

Members of the BICSc Technical Team will bring the BICSc Cleaning Professional’s Skills Suite to life with live demonstrations throughout the day, members of Team BICSc will be on hand to talk to you about how BICSc and BBS can help support your business.


CLEAN2020 will also feature an exhibition that will showcase the latest industry trends, products, and services, lunch is included which offers excellent networking opportunities.

Conference Timings:

09.00 Registrations, welcome refreshments 

09.45 Event welcome

10.00 Morning keynotes commence/exhibition 

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Afternoon keynotes/exhibition 

16.45 CLEAN2020 event roundup

17.00 Depart

A detailed agenda for the day will be released closer to the event.

Speaker & Organisation Profiles

Jonathan Withey

Business Development Manager

The Planet Mark

The Planet Mark is a sustainability certification which recognises continuous improvement in organisations, encourages practical action, and builds an empowered community of like-minded individuals.

Jonathan joined The Planet Mark because he believes in the importance of effective measurement, engagement and communication in sustainability. He helps organisations build positive brands and make progress on their sustainability journeys as society transitions to a more sustainable way of living.


Keynote: Achieving Sustainability Goals: Total value for people, planet & profit.

Andrew heads up the BICSc Scientific Advisory Group and holds a PhD in surface disinfection and decontamination.  His specialist area of research is testing for bioburden, long term disinfection and decontamination. Dr Kemp consults for governments, private organisations, and companies. He is regarded as a global expert in his specialist area of work, undertaking research at the University of Lincoln and the University of Baltimore.

Keynote subjects: 

  • Do cleaning materials affect cross-contamination? 
  • The choice of cleaning materials?  
  • The control of cross-contamination.
  • The use of disinfectants at the correct strengths.
Dr Andrew Kemp PhD
Head of BICSc Scientific Advisory Board
Dr Sally Messenger
Head of Education, BICSc


Sally has focussed her career in technical and vocational education with experience gained in further/higher education, awarding/accrediting bodies and WorldSkills. Senior positions were held with the Institute of Leadership & Management and City & Guilds over fourteen years. From 2012-2015 she was Project Director for two government funded WorldSkills research and development projects.  Sally is currently a freelance technical and vocational education advisor, and it is in this capacity that she works with the British Institute of Cleaning Science. 

Dr Sally Messenger and Dr Andrew Kemp will join Denise Hanson, Head of Technical Services at BICSc for a topical Q&A session during the conference. 

Faye joined Mind in 2015 to lead on the development and implementation of a Cabinet funded programme to address the mental health of emergency services employees. The Blue Light Programme now in its fourth year, and has delivered a range of interventions to staff and volunteers from ambulance, fire, police and search and rescue services across England and Wales.

Keynote:  Mental Health in The Workplace and what Employers & Employees are doing to make it a priority.

Faye McGuinness
Head of Workplace Wellbeing Programmes Mind
Michel De Bruin
CEO / Co-owner of Greenspeed International

Michel has over 30 years of cleaning industry knowledge and experience, which includes Senior Sales Director roles at Electrolux Euroclean (Benelux) and Nilfisk Advance (Benelux). Michel is also the European Chairman at ISSA.

Keynote: ‘The importance of being green’. This session will look at the positive impact of green cleaning products, and how they are more beneficial to the environment. Michel will also explore current trends, and look at how together we can improve the image of the cleaning industry.

Alastair Burroughs, Customer Marketing Manager UK/IRE will be sharing Essity’s latest initiatives around sustainability.  Essity’s mission and vision are important tools in creating a company in which employees are united by common goals and in a shared ambition.  To sustainably develop, produce, market and sell value-added hygiene and health products and services.

“Dedicated to improving well-being through leading hygiene and health solutions”

Keynote: A Sustainable Life Away From Home

  • Why sustainability matters in Professional Hygiene
  • Aligning to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • How Tork is creating a more sustainable life away from home
Alastair Burroughs Customer Marketing Manager
UK/IRE Essity

A specialist from Citation will join the line-up of speakers to take us through ‘The Good Work Plan’ which covers advances in technology and wider societal trends are changing how, when and where we work. As part of the governments Industrial Strategy, the good work plan is there to ensure the UK labour market remains successful and competitive and ready to embrace the benefits of change, including those brought by new employment models.

Keynote: A Walk Through The Good Work Plan.

The Venue 

The National Conference Centre is conveniently located at Junction 6 of the M42.

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