WCEC Court Luncheon, 2nd July 2021

Monday, August 16, 2021

We’re proud to announce that on 2nd July 2021, Lorraine Thomas was installed as a Court Assistant of the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners https://wc-ec.com/ 



What is the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners?

The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners is a membership organisation for those involved in environmental cleaning or associated businesses. This includes:

  • cleaning equipment manufacturing
  • chemical manufacturers
  • janitorial suppliers
  • environmental health officers
  • waste management industry
  • contract cleaners

They encourage and maintain high standards of practice and integrity in the industry and promote and support education and training, research projects and charities.

Their members represent companies who between them, employ more than one million people in the cleaning, building services and the waste management industries.

Their 200 members include managers and directors working in cleaning and support services, from most of the top companies in the sector, as well as manufacturers and suppliers to their industry.

A City Livery Company

They are one of 110 Livery companies in the City of London and follow many City traditions, including supporting the Lord Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty.

They are devoted to the cleaning industry and have built on the traditions of the Livery companies to enable their members to take part in networking, educational and charitable activities.

Metzger’s involvement in WCEC

The Metzger Group of Companies has been involved with the WCEC for many years, during which it has developed great relationships with its members. This has enabled Metzger to have a strong understanding of environmental cleaning and associated businesses, the challenges they face and their aspirations. As WCEC members, both Lorraine Thomas and James Metzger have made valuable contributions to the WCEC’s work by bringing their own business knowledge and expertise to the organisation.


WCEC receives Chartered Practitioner’s status

The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners (WCEC) has recently received a grant of Royal Approval allowing it to confer the award of ‘Chartered Practitioner in Environmental Cleaning’, to members and establish a register thereof.

The WCEC Education committee has worked tirelessly for a prolonged period, to achieve this new Chartered status. Now there is a route for members of the cleaning industry to gain a professional credential recognising their skills or expertise. Along with the apprenticeship scheme under development, it provides a clearer career path and continuous professional acknowledgement.

John Shonfeld, Master of the WCEC said: “Our sector’s invaluable contribution during the Covid-19 pandemic is widely recognised, and it is so richly deserved. We, therefore, continue to build upon our recognition for the specific benefit of individuals who make up the whole. It’s up to all of us to keep our industry standards high and that means formally acknowledging the professionals who contribute throughout our broad sector.”


 16th August 2021