*Cleanzine-logo-10a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 16th May 2024 Issue no. 1114

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Derek Marsden

* Derek Marsden_142.jpgWe learned last week that cleaning industry stalwart, Derek Marsden, 90, died peacefully on 9th March 2022 at Hutton Manor Care Home in Leeds. His funeral took place in April.

A lecturer at Leeds College of Building until his retirement, Derek trained hundreds of students in the City & Guilds 764 Cleaning Certificate and the British Institute of Cleaning Science's Cleaning Operator Proficiency Certificate.

Derek was a huge supporter of the Institute, serving as a member of the Training & Education Committee for some two decades during which time he wrote and delivered BICSc qualifications. A member of the Yorkshire Branch committee and later the North East Region, (where he was Treasurer) he later became a BICSc assessor and moderator, putting trainees through their paces in neighbouring colleges and in-company BICSc training centres as well as those detained in Her Majesty's Prisons.

In 1987, Derek was awarded the Eric Hill Memorial Medal for his contribution to training and education.

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