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Northern Ireland Annual General Meeting 2015

Thu 19 Feb 2015 05:20:00 PM EET

Dear Member,

It is that time of year once again when we have our Annual General meeting (AGM). I strongly urge you to attend this year’s event and see for yourself what the Northern Ireland committee can do to help promote your business and its qualifications. There will be a presentation on the new Global Harmonisation of COSHH signage. This year’s event will be held at Queens University Belfast in the old staff common room. The official address is given in the notice below.

The launch of the Northern Ireland ‘Cleaning Operative of the Year Awards’ will also be announced at this years AGM. Which recently underwent a complete overhaul and now has six categories. Posters and entry forms will be available to take away and this year’s ceremony for finalists will be held at Belfast City Hall. There is also an opportunity to download the entry forms and posters from our regional webpage at

For this year again the entry fee is waived to help encourage new organisations to apply. If you know of any organisations whom maybe interested in putting their outstanding cleaning operatives forward to become awarded please encourage them to do so.

Finally I would like to take this opportunity to encourage you all to furnish us with your email address as it makes correspondence faster, easier and simpler. As most of you already know, you can also keep in touch with us through our N. Ireland regional page using the global BICSc website This website has really came a long way and has loads of interesting and useful advice for members including a section on FAQ’s regarding industry related matters.

I have included our new email address at the bottom of this correspondence for you to confirm or decline your attendance (if you wish). You can also update your contact information by sending us your email address and full name. 

Best Regards
Keith Halliday MBICSc, Secretary / 02890 971110

Northern Ireland Region AGM Notice 


The Northern Ireland Region AGM Will be held on Monday the 30th of March 2015 at 12:00pm (noon). 


The AGM will be held at Old Staff, Common Room, Queens University Belfast, University Road, BELFAST BT7 1NN


  • - Minutes of Previous AGM 
  • - Chairman's report 
  • - Treasurer's report 
  • - Secreatary's report 
  • - AOB 
  • - Election of office bears and committe. (Please note that office beaers can only be elected if they have spent a min of 2 years on committe. Your chairman is elected for a two year period).
  • - Launch of 'Cleaning Operative of the Year Awards 

Your current committee

Chairman: *Peter Hirthe; MBICSc
Vice chairman: John Geraghty;  MBICSc                                       
Treasure: Gary Keenan; FBICSc
Secretary:  **Keith Halliday; MBICSc
Public relations officer: Michael Henderson; FBICs
Other committee members:  Paula Cahoon; MBICSc
Eilish Doherty; ABICSc
Elsa witherspoon; MBICSc
Johnny Drake; ABICSc
Colm McGrath; MBICSc
Mervyn Perry; MBICSc
Nigel McGowan; 
  • *  due for re-election
  • ** indicated intention to stand down

Click here for more information on the Northern Ireland Region 2015 AGM!