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BACHE2006 Annual Conference & Exhibition
The University of Manchester
Weston Conference Centre
17-18 May 2006
Conference Program
Wednesday 17 May 2006
From 09.30                 Registration
10.00                            Coffee
11.15                            Conference Opening
11.15-12.15                BACHE Business Meeting & AGM
12.15-13.15                Lunch
13.15-14.45                Keynote Speaker - Brian Gibbons
14.45-15.15                Tea
15.15-16.15                Cleaning Industry Pathway Card - Bev Yates
16.15-17.30                Cleaning Under the Microscope - Eric Brown
19.15                            Drinks Reception & Entertainment
20.00                            Conference Dinner & Awards
22.00                            Weston Bar open until late
Thursday 18 May 2006
07.30-08.45                Breakfast
09.00                            Welcome & Orientation
09.15-10.15                Hot Topics
10.15-10.45                Feedback
10.45-11.15                Coffee
11.15-12.30                Workshops (1-4)
12.30-13.30                Lunch
13.30-15.00                Workshops (5-8)
15.00                    Close & tea

Conference Speakers

Brian Gibbons
Born and raised in Blackburn - and one of six children - Brian Gibbons quickly learned that "all things come to those who wait, but only what's left by those who hustle". After graduating from Loughborough University he spent 12 years teaching physical education before deciding there was more to life than playing with balls and waiting for bells to ring. After experimenting with various business ventures, he set up Focus Training in 1991. Frustrated by the lack of clarity in management and being a great believer in the K.I.S.S. Principle, he wrote K.I.S.S.`N`T.E.L.L: Insights for a 21st Century Manager. His second book, Natural Born Heroes, is due to be published soon and by popular demand he’s back at Manchester where he will be presenting ‘Raising the Bar - Tired of being Average?’
Bev Yates
Bev Yates from Asset Skills Cleaning Board will be outlining the work of the Council and in particular will be discussing the Pathway Card, the skills passport scheme for the UK cleaning industry introduced in September 2005. The Pathway Card allows those employed in the industry to record their skills, qualifications and experience onto an electronic card, and employers to view this information online to verify competence and fitness for work.
Eric Brown
Eric Brown is Managing Director of Cleaning Research International and has been involved in research and consultancy for the cleaning industry for thirty years.  During that time he was responsible for a number of research projects looking at fundamental aspects of soiling and cleaning.  Cleaning Research International specialise particularly in the preparation of cleaning specifications, tender evaluation and auditing cleaning standards.
Cleaning under the Microscope is concerned with both these aspects.  In the first part of his presentation he will be discussing some of the research findings relating to the build up of soil in carpets and on hard surfaces.  He will then go on to discuss several case histories relating to the audit of cleaning performance with particular reference to absenteeism and non-delivery. 
Hot Topics Sessions
New this year! Topics chosen by the members that they would really like to thrash out …. Your chance to have your say!
Workshops this year include presentations from Health and Safety Executive on Working at Heights, EAUC, a commercial Waste Contractor for the sector, Newcastle University on Recycling and Sustainability, British Institute of Cleaning Science, Absence Management and Disability Awareness and IT systems for cleaning. All the workshops are aimed at providing you with practical advice and the opportunity to share best practice with colleagues.
Exhibitors Information
To Book Exhibition Space at the BACHE Annual Conference please complete and return the form in the Exhibitors Brochure below.
For further information regarding the exhibition please contact Debbi Smith,
BACHE Administrator
tel 01509 889256 


Related Documents
Exhibitors Brochure BACHE2006
BACHE2006 Program
Booking Form