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'Domestic Bliss that is Best of British', writes Hazel Langley of Induction Junction
There are few things Stephen Munton, director of the Domestic Cleaning Alliance , would like to do more than put his 12 plus years as what he terms 'a local scrubber' to good use, writing comedy.
Although he admits "there is probably a limit to the number of people who want to sit and listen to the endless, often un-scriptable, stories we domestics have," I for one could listen all day.
It's a daily routine full of chuckles brought about by a love of the people he meets in his day job that drives Stephen and the DCA board's approach to supporting the domestic cleaning industry in a very 'Best of British' fashion.
Stephen was the bringer of cakes to the DCA's anniversary which was memorably marked at the 2015 Cleaning Show at the Excel, London and he goes to great lengths to recognise the endless support he has received from the DCA's Patron, Delia Cannings.
During the Cleaning Show Stephen met with Paul Knight, channel manager for Numatic and someone with whom the 'Best of British' ethos resonated. Paul particularly liked the 'UK' aspect of the DCA, that is to say, it is a UK association whose members are already buying Numatic British-built cleaners in order to clean UK homes. There seemed a natural fit and following Numatic's invitation for Stephen to take a full factory tour, Numatic engaged to support the network of DCA's growing members.
Numatic has continued to provide support for DCA members. In March 2016 the company presented at the official launch of the DCA at Environmental Excellence Training & Development and in October Numatic will be hosting the main DCA members' meeting at its HQ in Chard, which everyone is looking forward to.
It is wonderful to see such collaboration within the cleaning industry and examples of manufacturers, trade bodies and service providers working together for the greater good.
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2nd June 2016