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Cleaning and FM industries pay tribute to Patrick Jongbloet

Published 12th November, 2020 by Neil Nixon

Cleaning and FM industries pay tribute to Patrick Jongbloet

Members of the cleaning, hygiene and FM sectors have been paying tribute after a popular colleague passed away. Patrick Jongbloet had a variety of roles connected to the FM and cleaning and hygiene sectors over a number of years so was well-known in the industry.

His first role in facilities was with Eurotunnel in the 1990s. Patrick’s other roles included being a senior consultant with the FM Guru consultancy and five years at Emprise Services. Patrick joined the secretariat at the British Cleaning Council (BCC) in December 2017 and worked there part-time until February 2019. He continued to minute-take during meetings until a few months ago.

BCC chairman, Paul Thrupp, said: “The news of Patrick’s passing is extremely sad. He had been bravely fighting health issues since 2016 but ultimately lost the battle. Patrick was a splendid chap. He was great fun to be around and great company. He was well-known in the industry and very well-liked. He will be missed. Our thoughts go out to Patrick’s family."

The BCC has made a donation in Patrick’s memory via which is fundraising for Cancer Research UK.

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