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Reaching out to a new generation of cleaning professionals
Supporting and promoting professionalism in the cleaning industry, which provides such an essential service to businesses and organisations across every sector, is something to which the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners is wholly committed.
As it continues into its 42nd year, the Company is now seeking to expand its membership to ensure its legacy continues - and a new membership and communications committee has been appointed to shape future activity.
Charged with the task of promoting engagement with members of the company as well as the wider cleaning industry, through effective communication and networking; events and media coverage in key trade press titles will form the core of the campaign. This next step is a natural progression for the Company, which takes communications seriously, having worked with specialist agency, Ceris Burns International, for the past four years.
The new committee represents a wide range of specialist industry experience and knowledge. The members are:
* Ceris Burns, managing director of Ceris Burns International
* Sean Canty, director of CAM Specialist Support
* Ashley Hoadley, director of Darwin Clayton
* Chris Luxton, commercial director of Klenitise Ltd
* Jim Melvin, managing director of Exclusive Contract Services
"The WCEC is an incredibly hard working organisation, which respects its traditions while also welcoming developments in technology, equipment and methods to improve professionalism within the cleaning industry," says Issa Tahhan, Master of the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners, says.
"It values both its established and potential members, and wants to continue to grow and expand to provide a true reflection of this diverse and vibrant sector. The new campaign will raise awareness of the many benefits of being a WCEC member, including livery traditions, fellowship, opportunities for mentoring and networking, and involvement with deserving charities. Internal communications will also be developed, and members' views on events or initiatives they'd like to see are most welcome."
The WCEC is one of 110 Livery Companies which are based upon trades, industries and professions and carry on the ancient traditions of the Guilds and Livery Companies which started in the 12th century. Formed in 1972 as the Guild of Cleaners and subsequently known as the Guild of Master Cleaners, the Company was granted full Livery Status in 1986 as the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners, the 97th Livery Company of the City of London. HRH The Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh is an Honorary Freeman of the Company.
26th June 2014