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APPG Webinar Week - details confirmed

Published 13th May, 2021 by Neil Nixon

APPG Webinar Week - details confirmed

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) and Cleaning and Maintenance (C&M) magazine are collaborating to launch a week of free webinars looking at the work of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the UK cleaning and hygiene industry.

APPG Webinar Week will run from Monday 7 June to Friday 11 June and comprise four different discussions involving senior industry figures - all looking at different aspects of the APPG's work - and a final panel session answering submitted questions.

The webinars will be hosted on C&M's Adobe Connect channel. You will soon be able to find out details and register at: Further details are also on

C&M’s editor, Neil Nixon, will conduct the discussions which include:

Monday 7 June, 2pm: What is the APPG for the UK Cleaning and Hygiene Industry? With Stephen Kerr.

Tuesday 8 June, 2pm: The challenge of establishing key worker status for cleaning operatives. With Paul Thrupp, chairman of the BCC.

Wednesday 9 June, 2pm: Apprenticeships and training. With Delia Cannings, BCC director and national lead for education and training, the Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (ahcp).

Thursday 10 June, 2pm: Brexit, immigration and employment. With Jim Melvin, deputy chairman of the BCC and director, Cleaning and Support Services Association (CSSA).

Friday 11 June, 2pm: Questions from the audience to the panel.

BCC chairman, Paul Thrupp, said: “The establishment of the APPG for our sector is a huge achievement that promises to ensure the cleaning and hygiene industry’s voice is heard at the highest levels. There is a huge amount of work going on around the key priorities, which include earning key worker recognition for all cleaning and hygiene operatives, creating an industry-wide accredited training and apprenticeship scheme and raising our concerns over the impact of tighter immigration rules on the industry. These webinars will a provide a chance to really discuss, explore and explain these key issues in-depth. They will be of interest to anyone working in the cleaning and hygiene industry and are free.”

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