Gary G Fage (2021-2023)
I was born in Hampstead in London on 12th May 1955.
I have over forty years’ experience in the cleaning industry, the last thirty focusing on distribution of cleaning products. I am the Managing Director of Janitorial Express a leading janitorial supplies company which is located about a mile north of Kings Cross.
I am a founder member of the Hill Club, the UK’s premiere networking association for the cleaning industry.
I have been a Director of the Jangro Group since 2001, Jangro is the largest independent network of janitorial distributors in the UK.
I started work at the age of 16, in our family’s fruit and floristry business near Regents Park in London and by the age of 18 I had started my own shellfish stall outside a public house nearby. By the age of 21, I ran my own window cleaning business. I progressed into contract cleaning and eventually to distribution of cleaning products.
I have been married to my current wife Sally Fage for over 8 years. Sally’s father, John Ayres, was a founder and former Master of the Guild of Cleaners, which eventually became The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners.
One of my aims is to improve the perception of the cleaning industry by actively supporting and promoting the many initiatives of our Livery and the British Cleaning Council and see it better recognised for the technical skills employed and professionalism of the workforce. By the way, the British Cleaning Council was created by members of our Livery nearly 40 years ago.
However, my ambition for the industry does not stop there, I want to see all our cleaning operatives better recognised and more fairly rewarded. They are the life-blood of our trade, and the unsung heroes, who have been crucial to the health of the nation throughout the pandemic.
I am a keen supporter of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which promotes a circular economy. In 2018, I set about completely changing the focus of my business. We stopped concentrating on selling petrochemical products and totally focused on offering sustainable cleaning and hygiene solutions based on renewal vegetable and probiotic cleaning products.
My passions in life are sustainability and the circular economy.