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Environmental Cleaners opens doors
City of London livery companies may have their roots in the past, but they have a big part to play in modern London life, offering outstanding opportunities to network with industry colleagues and take part in social and community activities. The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners is no exception and it recently held an event for prospective new members at the Bucks Club, London.
At the event, people who work in environmental cleaning or associated industries were able to mix with senior members and find out more about how the Environmental Cleaners operates. The latest event was attended by the Environmental Cleaners' Master and a number of Liverymen and Freemen who were able to share their experiences.
The 200 members of the Environmental Cleaners include managers and directors working in cleaning and support services, from most of the top companies in the sector, as well as manufacturers and suppliers to our industry.
As well as the chance to network, attendees were entertained by Bucks Club member and watch enthusiast, Nick Palliser, who gave a talk about watches, and the passion and commitment of watchmakers.
Freeman Robin Kell, of Ark Pest Control, said it was: "...an incredible night... Amazing venue, incredible watches and talk on the subject - the 1840 'fitbit' was fascinating!"
The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners 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 Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh is an Honorary Freeman of the Company.
The Company aims to encourage and maintain high standards of practice and integrity while promoting and supporting education, training and research projects within the cleaning industry. One fine example of its efforts to raise the industry can be seen in its achievement of a Royal Charter in 2010.
28th July 2016