WCEC members attend installation ceremony at St Olave’s church as the mantle of Master is handed over from John Shonfeld to Gary Fage
The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners welcomes Gary Fage as its new Master after his installation ceremony on Friday 17th of September 2021.
Gary has been a WCEC member for 20 years, and closely involved with most WCEC committees for the past three years. He was appointed the Master Elect by the Court of the Company last February.
He is particularly committed to supporting the WCEC’s newest programme, the Chartered Practitioners in Environmental Cleaning and says “I’m so proud to be elected as the new Master of the WCEC. I will do as much as I can to build the momentum of its chartership programme to raise our industry’s standing, support our workforce, and build a recognised community of cleaning industry professionals that command the respect they deserve. The WCEC has an important role to play in making that happen for our industry.”
Gary has had a long and successful career in the cleaning industry, and is now the Managing Director of Janitorial Express and a Director of Jangro Group. Gary brings with him a passion and commitment to cultivate more efficient and environmentally-friendly practices in the UK’s cleaning and hygiene industries. These elements already guide the direction of his own business, supplying eco-friendly cleaning products. He hopes to encourage his peers to embrace circular economy and C2C practices, ultimately growing a more sustainably focused culture within the cleaning industry.
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About the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners
The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners is one of 110 Livery Companies which are based upon trades, industries and professions and carry on the ancient traditions of the Guilds and Livery Companies which started in the 12th century. Formed in 1972 as the Guild of Cleaners and subsequently known as the Guild of Master Cleaners, the Company was granted full Livery Status in 1986 as the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners, the 97th Livery Company of the City of London. HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh was an Honorary Freeman of the Company.
The Company aims to encourage and maintain high standards of practice and integrity while promoting and supporting education, training and research projects within the cleaning industry. Examples of its efforts to raise the industry can be seen in its achievement of a Royal Charter in 2010, and its Charter of Registered Practitioners, in 2021.