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Latest BCC research launched at The Cleaning Show

19 March 2019

Newly-published research results have been published by the British Cleaning Council (BCC) to coincide with the opening of The Cleaning Show at London's ExCeL venue.

Having announced that this has been extended to include data from the cleaning, waste management, landscaping and FM sectors, the BCC states that it is the most comprehensive survey it has undertaken to date.

Using the information derived from this wider scope, the BCC says its calculations show that these sectors contributed £49.9bn to the economy in 2016 and supported jobs for 914,000 people.

Its studies additionally show that the number of companies involved in these sectors increased by 38% between 2010 and 2018 to include a total of 63,490 businesses.

In addition to the rise in company numbers, combined turnover rose by 34% during this period, which is more than twice the UK average.

Commercial cleaning employees born outside the UK represent 28% of the workforce, highlighting the potential impact of Brexit and the importance of ensuring foreign workers are able to continue their employment.

The total of workers born outside the UK across the entire scope of sectors now included was recorded at 19% by the BCC.

Further growth of 9% is predicted over the four sectors within the next five years and job numbers are predicted to reach a total of 93,000 by 2024.

The BCC research provides data specific to each sector included in the study and additional covers aspects such as differing wage levels, skills, business survival rates, regional differences, job roles and training.

Those wishing to receive a copy of the BCC report can do so by emailing info@britishcleaningcouncil.org

The bigger picture seminar

Those attending the exhibition on Wednesday, 20 March, are invited to attend The bigger picture of cleaning and waste management, presented by PFM Magazine at 14.30.

This will feature the first-hand experiences presented by Chiswick Park-Enjoy Work chief executive Matt Coulson, speaking with cleaning partner JPC Cleaning Service's Sandrino Vieira, relating the many successes achieved in cleaning and managing waste within the multi-award-winning business park.

They will be joined by Don't Waste UK managing director Michael Foreman, who will provide an overview of the many innovations delivered by his company to assist clients with achieving additional benefits beyond the scope of traditional cleaning and waste management contracts.


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