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CHSA announces changes to secretariat from 1st January 2013
The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association has this week announced that it will be outsourcing its secretariat to the Cleaning & Support Services Association from 1st January 2013.
Commenting on the change in secretariat, Stephen Harrison (CHSA Chairman) said: "I am delighted that Andrew Large, CEO of the CSSA, will be assuming responsibility for the management of the CHSA secretariat.
"The CHSA Council was unanimous that the best option for the CHSA was to work collectively with the other industry associations to drive forward the benefits to our members and we believe that Andrew Large and the CSSA secretariat (who also provide secretariat for The Industrial Cleaning Machine Manufacturers Association, The British Cleaning Council and The World Federation of Building Service Contractors) will provide the best opportunity for the CHSA to maximise its presence and influence in the UK market.
"I would also like to pay tribute to the work of Graham Fletcher; the CHSA's outgoing General Secretary, for his significant contribution to the work of the CHSA over many years."
The immediate priorities of the new secretariat will be threefold. The first task is to focus on the value that the CHSA Accreditation Schemes bring to contract cleaners and end users in ensuring that they get what they pay for. The second will be the development of communications with the membership, especially on the issue of REACH. The third is the development of the CHSA's work with Government, to ensure that the interests of the association's members are being properly understood in Whitehall, Brussels and beyond.
Andrew Large added: "I am very much looking forward to working closely with the CHSA and its members. Cleaning is a vital industry to the UK and I am convinced that the more the industry works collectively on its key issues; the better heard we will be by our clients, stakeholders and Government.
"Providing a top quality service to the membership is at the heart of these new arrangements and I look forward to being able to advance the interests of the CHSA's members, together with the members of the other associations that we also manage."
6th December 2012