Cleaning staff holding awards

Cleaning Services celebrate their achievements

Last updated on 11 October 2023

Cleaning Services held an event last Thursday (28 September) to celebrate the first cohort of team leaders to complete the British Institute of Cleaning Sciences (BICSc) supervisor certificate. 

An accredited centre

The University recently became an accredited centre which means that they can standardise and deliver training to the high level stipulated by BICSc. This is recognised industry-wide as the gold standard.  

A lifetime achievement award

Jill Roberts, Head of Cleaning Services, was recognised with a lifetime achievement award by BICSc at their recent conference, and the team also marked this honour.  

Certificates were awarded by Ann Allen, Director of Campus Innovation and Development, who said: 

“Thank you for taking on the commitment of this training. Continuous professional development is really important for all of us to keep serving the needs of staff and students as best we can. 

“As a public-facing team, what you do makes a difference in helping students to feel at home. Walking around campus I see you all chatting to students and staff, helping to create a welcoming atmosphere.” 

Denise Hanson, Commercial Director at BICs who attended the event said: 

“Working with the University of Leeds is always such a positive experience. The training is demanding, especially if you haven’t done any for a while but everyone threw themselves into it with energy and enthusiasm.” 

Find out more about Cleaning Services at the University of Leeds.


Pictured from left to right in the photo above:  Mason Lawrence – Operations Manager, Courtney McAuley  – Waste & Environment Coordinator, Sunny Chukwu – Operations Team Leader for NEXUS, Malcolm Thorne – Operations Manager, Carol Haynes – Operations Team Leader for NHS Leeds Dental Institute, Krzysztof Gorecki – Administrator, Julie Blakeborough – Operations Team Leader for Maths, Earth & Environment, Michael Sadler, Priestly, and 30-32 Hyde Terrace, Jonathon White – Operations Team Leader for the Business School, Michael Marks, Gryphon Gym, and Weetwood, Theresa Fahy – Operations Team Leader for Esther Simpson, Newlyn, Cromer Terrace and Gym, Clarendon Place, Logik Centre, Psychology, and the Facilities Directorate, Jill Roberts – Head of Cleaning Services, Jacquie Beaumont – Deputy Head of Cleaning Services, Dawn Abel – Training Coordinator, Scott Brady  – Operations Team Leader for Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, and Bragg, Anna Oledzka – Operations Manager, Caron Wilson – Operations Team Leader for Beechgrove, Botany House, Clothworkers, Fine Arts, PCI, Prayer Centre, Social Sciences, and Transport