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Four new fellows honoured for outstanding contributions to the cleaning industry

BICSc awarded Fellowship of the Institute to four members at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 14 September 2017.

The following members have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to the cleaning industry along with their service to the Institute and personal achievements within the profession.


Raymond Bird, FBICSc

Raymond served on the BICSc Council and has more than 32 years of experience in the cleaning industry. He has been a solid advocate of BICSc and the CPSS scheme, supporting his members of staff with training and a clear career path to progress within the industry. In 2003, he was awarded the Eric Hill Award for his contributions to the Institute.



Martin Chalker, FBICSc

Martin has made a valuable contribution to the industry over the last ten years setting up BICSc accredited training centres and training numerous cleaning operatives to BICSc standards. He has left a culture of achievement at the sites he has worked at which has been demonstrated by the entry of Sussex University for the BICSc Annual Awards, where a candidate was awarded ‘Student of the Year’ in 2016.



David Furlong, FBICSc

A dedicated advocate for the cleaning industry as well as BICSc accredited training and qualifications. David has been actively involved in supporting the Institute for many years and served as an advisor to the council in 2014. His experience and unbiased advice during a particularly challenging period for the Institute proved invaluable.



Denise Hanson, FBICSc

Denise served on the BICSc Council for 11 years, taking the role of National Chairman from 2015 to 2017. Having undergone BICSc training in the 1990’s she became an advocate of BICSc using it to support the companies that she worked in. The CPSS scheme was trialled and tested at the FM company Denise worked for in 2011 and all sites in the portfolio underwent accreditation in the following years. She is a firm believer in the benefits of the CPSS scheme employing the training to provide a clear career path for operatives.