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BICSc Roadshows

Our Roadshows are returning for 2017 with a bigger line-up of speakers and more networking opportunities than ever before.

 

BICSc Roadshows are a series of educational events designed specifically for cleaning professionals. Expect to find high-quality presentations and plenty of networking opportunities with some influential figures in the cleaning industry.

 

Click on the boxes below to find out more about each of our events.

27 April - The Mansion House, Doncaster

Details and bookings

Book your place for exclusive presentations, optional guided tour and a free networking lunch. Tickets are free for BICSc members and £15 for non-members.

 

Book your tickets here

Speakers

Engaging with Apprenticeships – Dr Sally Messenger

In 2012 change was signalled by the Government for the new apprenticeship system. The aim was to create a ‘step change’ and to ‘raise the game’. Employers have been leading the way on the design of the new apprenticeships and a levy is being introduced this spring.

Dr Sally Messenger will be providing an update on what is happening in the world of apprenticeships, how to keep informed and how to get involved. The session will also look at the approach the cleaning industry is taking to develop an apprenticeship.

 

BICSc Update – Tracy Rinaldi

Tracy Rinaldi, Commercial Director for The British Institute of Cleaning Science will be giving an update on BICSc.

 

Cleaning and Facilities Management in the North – Drew Oxley

What are the benefits and pitfalls of cleaning in the Northern region? Drew Oxley, Head of Service for the diverse Facilities Management Team at Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council will be talking about the effects of the northern economy on cleaning and facilities management in the region.

 

The Soiling of Textile Floor Coverings – Dr Eric Michael Brown

Dr Eric Michael Brown, a specialist in carpet complaints and cleaning will be talking about the various tools for effective cleaning of textile floor coverings. The talk will look at various case studies from the healthcare and hospitality sectors to show how soiling can be managed and reduced effectively.

 

How can we control costs in a changing world – Darren Byford and Kelly Snee

In a world where current financial pressures affect every part of our service, understanding what is happening in the wider marketplace can help improve what we do. Looking at the wider marketplace and how world events can impact directly and indirectly on operating costs. What can our suppliers do to help negate ever increasing costs through innovation and changes in how we do things?

 

What you need to know in 2017- how upcoming changes in Employment Legislation will affect your Business – Citation HR & Employment Law

Citation will be sharing their specialist knowledge on how upcoming changes to employment law and HR will affect your business in 2017.

 

Tangible Business Benefits of ISO – QMS

QMS will be speaking about the business benefits of ISO.

15 June - Murrayshall House Hotel, Perth

Details and bookings

Book your place for exclusive presentations and a free networking lunch. Tickets are free for BICSc members and £15 for non-members.

 

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Speakers

Raising the Game for Skills and Performance in the Workplace – Dr Sally Messenger
In an increasingly complex and demanding industry and business environment the need to invest in the development of skills within organisations could not be greater. Strong technical and generic skills ‘make the difference’ and are a key feature of high-performing individuals and organisations.
In 2012 the UK Government invested in a series of projects, through WorldSkills UK, designed to encourage ‘skills excellence’ and develop aspiration to be ‘world class’. This session will focus on two of the projects: global standards and performance excellence and will consider how industry/business and education/training providers can drive UK plc further forward on the increasingly important skills agenda.

 

BICSc Update – Tracy Rinaldi

Tracy Rinaldi, Commercial Director for The British Institute of Cleaning Science will be giving an update on BICSc.

 

The Effect of Colour and Choice of Floor Covering with Respect to Cleaning – Dr Eric Michael Brown

Choices made during the planning of new, or refurbishment of existing premises can have a significant effect on the cost of subsequent cleaning. For example, the installation of a light coloured carpet close to an entrance will result in significant levels of soiling with consequent high maintenance costs.
This presentation considers some of the factors which need to be considered in managing cleaning costs from the point of view of choice of soft furnishing, flooring materials and building design.

 

How can we control costs in a changing world – Darren Byford and Kelly Snee

In a world where current financial pressures affect every part of our service, understanding what is happening in the wider marketplace can help improve what we do. Looking at the wider marketplace and how world events can impact directly and indirectly on operating costs. What can our suppliers do to help negate ever increasing costs through innovation and changes in how we do things?

 

Robotics and the Cleaning Industry – Kris Robertson

This session will look at how robots could change the way we clean and re-classify what a cleaning professional is. It will focus on the impact robotics will have on quality, cost and sustainability.

 

What you need to know in 2017- how upcoming changes in Employment Legislation will affect your Business – Citation HR & Employment Law

Citation will be sharing their specialist knowledge on how upcoming changes to employment law and HR will affect your business in 2017.

 

Tangible Business Benefits of ISO – QMS

QMS will be speaking about the business benefits of ISO.

13 July - Cardiff University, Cardiff

Details and Bookings

Book your place for exclusive presentations and a free networking lunch. Tickets are free for BICSc members and £15 for non-members.

 

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Speakers

Building High Performing Teams – Dr Sally Messenger

In today’s flexible workplace an individual may be a member of many teams – some established and some short-life. In order to make an impact teams must maximise their combined skills base. As has been stated by Phil Harkins (2014) ‘Well-integrated, high-performing teams – those that “click”– never lose sight of their goals and are largely self-sustaining. In fact, they seem to take on a life of their own. And it all comes down to leadership’.

This session will review the best practices of high performing teams. The features of leaders who regularly build high performing teams will also be identified and what makes such leaders ‘special’ will be explored.

 

BICSc Update – Tracy Rinaldi

Tracy Rinaldi, Commercial Director for The British Institute of Cleaning Science will be giving an update on BICSc.

 

The Effect of Colour and Choice of Floor Covering with Respect to Cleaning – Dr Eric Michael Brown

Choices made during the planning of new, or refurbishment of existing premises can have a significant effect on the cost of subsequent cleaning. For example, the installation of a light coloured carpet close to an entrance will result in significant levels of soiling with consequent high maintenance costs.
This presentation considers some of the factors which need to be considered in managing cleaning costs from the point of view of choice of soft furnishing, flooring materials and building design.

 

How can we control costs in a changing world – Darren Byford and Kelly Snee

In a world where current financial pressures affect every part of our service, understanding what is happening in the wider marketplace can help improve what we do. Looking at the wider marketplace and how world events can impact directly and indirectly on operating costs. What can our suppliers do to help negate ever increasing costs through innovation and changes in how we do things?

 

What you need to know in 2017- how upcoming changes in Employment Legislation will affect your Business – Citation HR & Employment Law

Citation will be sharing their specialist knowledge on how upcoming changes to employment law and HR will affect your business in 2017.

 

Tangible Business Benefits of ISO – QMS

QMS will be speaking about the business benefits of ISO.

25 October - Dunchurch Park Hotel, Rugby

Details and Bookings

Book your place for exclusive presentations and a free networking lunch. Tickets are free for BICSc members and £15 for non-members.

 

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Speakers

Bridging the Gap between Cleaning Specialist & Team Leader/Supervisor – Dr Sally Messenger

The highest-performing people often find it difficult to change; they want to keep doing the activities that made them successful. Thus, technical specialists sometimes find the transition to team leader/supervisor challenging. It is important, therefore, to prepare individuals so that they can effectively bridge the gap between the ‘management and technical worlds’. Too often it is assumed that ‘leading others’ is a natural skill when in effect most individuals and organisations benefit from investment in preparatory programmes for their aspiring team leaders/supervisors. This session will cover the key content for future aspiring team leader/supervisor programmes within the cleaning industry and explore the options for delivery. The session is designed to raise the profile of the cleaning industry as inclusive and progressive with excellent professional opportunities for career progression.

 

BICSc Update – Tracy Rinaldi

Tracy Rinaldi, Commercial Director for The British Institute of Cleaning Science will be giving an update on BICSc.

 

Conducting a Cleaning Audit – Dr Eric Brown

This presentation looks at some of the options that need to be implemented in order to get the most out of a cleaning audit and looks particularly at process inputs and the analysis of results.

 

How can we control costs in a changing world – Darren Byford and Kelly Snee

In a world where current financial pressures affect every part of our service, understanding what is happening in the wider marketplace can help improve what we do. Looking at the wider marketplace and how world events can impact directly and indirectly on operating costs. What can our suppliers do to help negate ever increasing costs through innovation and changes in how we do things?

 

What you need to know in 2017- how upcoming changes in Employment Legislation will affect your Business – Citation HR & Employment Law

Citation will be sharing their specialist knowledge on how upcoming changes to employment law and HR will affect your business in 2017.

 

Tangible Business Benefits of ISO – QMS

QMS will be speaking about the business benefits of ISO.

21 November - Tullyglass House Hotel, Ballymena, near Belfast

Details and Bookings

Book your place for exclusive presentations and a free networking lunch. Tickets are free for BICSc members and £15 for non-members.

 

Book your tickets here

Speakers

Understanding and Developing Skills Excellence – Dr Sally Messenger

The UK Government continues to invest in several initiatives to raise skill levels including every two years when the UK competes in the WorldSkills International Competition across a wide variety of skills. The event represents the pinnacle of skills excellence. WorldSkills UK also leads a programme of national competitions and designs and delivers an annual ‘Skills Show’.

In 2012 the UK Government invested in a series of projects, through WorldSkills UK, designed to support the development of ‘skills excellence’. This session will focus on the findings from the research undertaken by SKOPE (University of Oxford): what contributes to skills excellence, the learning environment and the benefits. The aim of the session is to give participants greater insight and ideas to enable them to foster ‘skills excellence’ within their organisations.

 

BICSc Update – Tracy Rinaldi

Tracy Rinaldi, Commercial Director for The British Institute of Cleaning Science will be giving an update on BICSc.

 

The Soiling of Textile Floor Coverings – Dr Eric Michael Brown
Dr Eric Michael Brown, a specialist in carpet complaints and cleaning will be talking about the various tools for effective cleaning of textile floor coverings. The talk will look at various case studies from the healthcare and hospitality sectors to show how soiling can be managed and reduced effectively.

 

How can we control costs in a changing world – Darren Byford and Kelly Snee

In a world where current financial pressures affect every part of our service, understanding what is happening in the wider marketplace can help improve what we do. Looking at the wider marketplace and how world events can impact directly and indirectly on operating costs. What can our suppliers do to help negate ever increasing costs through innovation and changes in how we do things?

 

What you need to know in 2017- how upcoming changes in Employment Legislation will affect your Business – Citation HR & Employment Law

Citation will be sharing their specialist knowledge on how upcoming changes to employment law and HR will affect your business in 2017.

 

Tangible Business Benefits of ISO – QMS

QMS will be speaking about the business benefits of ISO.