The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) is delighted to announce that it has taken ownership of the Clean Britain Awards with immediate effect. The awards, which have been going since 1988, recognise excellence and best practice in street cleansing and local environmental quality.
An agreement has been signed with previous owners, the British Cleaning Council (BCC), meaning CIWM will take on the running and management of the awards programme, starting with the 2012 scheme.
"We are extremely pleased to have taken on this important and prestigious awards scheme," says CIWM President, Derek Greedy. "Street cleansing represents an extremely important and often overlooked sector of our industry and our involvement in the Clean Britain Awards recognises the efforts that are being made in driving up standards in local environmental quality and creating cleaner public spaces and communities."
Andrew Large, Secretary General of the British Cleaning Council added "The BCC has always believed in the importance of rewarding good street cleaning practice, and we look forward to working with CIWM to promote these awards in 2012"
The awards are now open for entries until 31st May 2012 and the winners will be announced at the awards presentation lunch which takes place at the RWM in Partnership with CIWM exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham on 13th September.
Full details of the categories, criteria and how to enter are available on the Clean Britain Awards website at www.cleanbritainawards.co.uk
Notes to Editors:
1. The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) is the leading professional body for the waste management sector representing over 7000 individuals in the UK and overseas. Established in 1898, CIWM is a non profit-making organisation, dedicated to the promotion of professional competence amongst waste managers. CIWM seeks to raise standards for those working in and with the sector by producing best practice guidance, developing educational and training initiatives, and providing information on key waste-related issues.