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The History of BICSc

The Institute was formed in 1961 by a group of like-minded individuals seeking to give the cleaning industry recognition. The Institute’s founder, Mr. Eric Hill, supported by a small network of men and women, initially set up the Institute to raise the profile of the cleaning industry as a profession and then went on to establish educational standards.

Giving the industry a voice

By the 1960’s all industries were well represented; however, the cleaning industry was not regarded as an industry at all and had no formal representation. It was this that our founder, Mr. Eric Hill, was determined to change by forming The British Institute of Cleaning Science.

BICSc today

Over the years the services and training provided by the Institute have evolved to reflect changes within the industry today. BICSc has maintained an active role in setting standards and procedures for cleaning, training, and education. BICSc membership now stands at over 45,000 members including both individual and corporate members.

If you are interested in the history of ‘The British Institute of Cleaning Science’ you may be interested in reading: ‘To Teach To Clean’ By Colin Hasson FBICSc. This book is a comprehensive guide to the history of the Institute. Here you will learn about the Institute’s founders, the impact on the cleaning industry, the continued contribution to the education and the skills training of cleaning operatives.