British Institute of Cleaning Science
The Institute is the largest independent, professional and educational body within the cleaning industry. Founded in 1961, its mission is ‘the raising of status and standards of the cleaning industry, through education'. BICSc, as it is known, is an independent body with members in all areas of the cleaning industry, including Local Authorities, Contract Cleaners, Manufacturers, Suppliers, Trainers and by no means least, cleaning operatives themselves. Their membership currently stands at 575 Corporate Members together with 4,000 Individual Members and the reach is global.
British Institute of Facilities Management
Facilities management is one of the fastest growing professions in the UK. Facilities managers are responsible for many of the buildings and services which support businesses and other types of organisation.
BIFM is the UK's lead institute representing the interests of those who practice facilities management and those who work in organisations supplying FM related goods or services.
The Living Wage Foundation
Paying the Living Wage is a recognised sign of good practice in employment. For many sectors implementing the Living Wage relies on responsible procurement.
To recognise contractors who support the aims of the Living Wage Foundation and to further best practice in the industry, the Foundation launched a Service Provider Recognition programme in 2012.
Peartree signed up to the programme in 2012 and we commit to always supply a Living Wage bid alongside every market rate proposal to all of our prospective and current clients. This means the client always has the choice to implement the Living Wage at the point of tender on at any time in the future.
Peartree Cleaning Services are delighted to be joining the re launched UK contract cleaning organisation The Cleaning & Support Services Association (CSSA) as a founding member.
The Cleaning & Support Services Association (CSSA), a contract cleaning organisation in the UK, officially re-launched on 1 February after a two-year hiatus. “Becoming a re-launched CSSA ‘founding member’ will resonate in the sector and let everyone know – suppliers and clients – that we’re back as an independent, industry specific organisation,” said director CSSA John Findlater.
The CSSA is a leading force in the drive for professionalism and excellence through training and development CSSA membership means that an organisation has been independently vetted and is required to adhere to its Code of Practice. This code of practice centres on providing businesses with services that are ethical, professional and good value for money.