The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the cleaning and hygiene sector was inaugurated on 2 February 2021, with UKCPI as a founding member.
The APPG represents the interests of the cleaning and hygiene sector in Parliament and maintains a dialogue with MPs, ministers and government.
A total of 53 MPs and three Members of the House of Lords have joined the group, making it one of the bigger and most credible APPGs.
Philip Malpass, Director General of UKCPI, said “We welcome the reformation of this APPG on cleaning and hygiene, with such great interest from MPs and Lords, and look forward to engaging with them on issues related to and promoting our sector”.
Jim Melvin, Deputy Chairman of the British Cleaning Council (BCC) which is sponsoring the APPG, said at the inauguration: “This groundswell of support shows that there is growing recognition of the industry’s contribution and the vital work of its personnel, particularly in the fight against Covid-19.
Nigel Mills, MP for Amber Valley and who has SC Johnson in his constituency, and Baroness Greengross co-chair the group.