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Thank Your Cleaner Day 2023 

Thank Your Cleaner Day 2023 
18 October 2023

Cleaning technology manufacturer Kärcher is once again marking Thank Your Cleaner Day for the eighth year in a row.

Thank Your Cleaner Day is celebrated in more than 50 countries around the world, as companies come together to raise awareness of the crucial work of cleaning teams. Everybody is invited to take the time to thank their on-site cleaning staff, who often work outside normal office hours.

The number of people employed in the cleaning, hygiene and waste sector in 2021 was approximately five per cent of the UK workforce. COVID-19 has gone some way to raising awareness of the contribution of cleaners, as teams worked long hours to keep buildings safe, but there remains much more to do, particularly given the current skills shortage and recruitment issues in the sector. With a new COVID-19 variant on the rise, cleaners will once again be essential in keeping the country running. 

Economically, the sector is worth nearly £59 billion a year to the country’s economy and employs 1.47 million people.

James Gordon, Marketing Director at Kärcher said: “Whether in offices or schools, wherever professional cleaners are employed, we want to tell them how much we appreciate their hard work and thank them for their service within the framework of Thank Your Cleaner Day. 

“It is a pleasure to appreciate the work of hard-working cleaners in and around the UK together with the global cleaning industry. As a family company with a focus on sustainability, we firmly believe that the important things in life need extra care to ensure they stand the test of time and preserve their value in future too. That's as true of our own homes as it is the wider environment, our community, our workplace, our cultural heritage and our long-standing traditions.”

More information can be found at

Picture: a photograph of a person using a vacuum cleaner on a wooden floor. Image Credit: British Cleaning Council

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 18 October 2023


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