Following a two year hiatus, the CSSA has emerged with a reconstituted board of directors and executive management bodies as a result of industry encouragement and a growing stream of member organisations joining since the company’s official re-launch on 1 February 2016.
“We are back with a refreshed management team and revitalised approach,” the company said in a recent May 2016 press release.
In the statement, the company described the reconstituted board of directors as “a body of individuals who are passionate about the cleaning business with over 200 years of experience operating and managing it”.
The reconstituted board of directors appointed until the next election include John Findlater, CSSA executive director; Doug Cooke, chairman of Principle Cleaning Services; Bob Vincent, vice-chairman of LCC Support Services and Mike Rutherford, treasurer of Alba Victoria Cleaning and Support Services.
“The cleaning industry contributes £8 billion (AU $15 billion) per annum to the UK economy and deserves to be properly recognised and represented,” stated the company.
“The CSSA exists to represent its members, to offer direct or collective support and to promote good practice in the industry.”
At the inaugural meeting of the reconstituted board of directors on 22 April 2016, it was agreed that ‘for the time being, the association would function with four management bodies to support the identified programs and activities of the main board’.
As stated in the May 2016 press release, the executives, with outline provisional areas of authority, duly confirmed were:
Darwin Clayton; Health and Safety: to co-ordinate all health and safety activity and practical legislative matters, inter alia, such as HSE edicts.
Mike Rutherford; Human Resources: to increase the knowledge and facilitate the improvement of the professional competence of members, which in turn will help drive industry standards and respect for all who work in our industry. The first key program to be undertaken being the cleaning apprenticeship.
Darren Marston; Innovation and Technology: to bring to members and the industry the application of practical, scientific and other non-cleaning developments which can impact on all providers and users of cleaning and support services.
Sean Taylor; Marketing: to raise the profile of the association and the industry through the creation of a conceptual and deliverable statement indicating what we want to become and how we get there by setting a defined direction for the CSSA’s growth.
All remaining activities would, for the time being, continue under the direct control of the main board.