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Congratulations to Darrin McCartney, who has taken up a new role as general manager of Belfast, Northern Ireland-based QCS Contract Cleaning.
The healthcare market research firm's report, Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI) Control Markets, provides market analysis for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment segments of such infections.
Ozo supports food industry customers to improve their sustainability credentials, win new business and gain production capacity by reducing time spent undertaking hygiene, whilst improving deep cleaning and disinfection standards.
"Acquiring IPC Group is a strategic move that aligns with our growth aspirations," said Chris Killingstad, Tennant Company president and chief executive officer. "IPC Group significantly increases our presence and market share in Europe, and more than doubles Tennant's current EMEA business.
Aimed at promoting and highlighting the importance and benefits of professional cleaning in places such as offices, hospitals, airports, train stations, etc. the campaign is scheduled to run throughout May 2017.
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You may recall me saying in last week's leader that I'd had problems with my Internet all week and sadly it didn't end there because for most of this week I haven't been able to access my email files. It's been so frustrating - particularly in as much as last week's problems prevented me from attending the last day of the cleaning show and this week's have meant that I've not been able to deal with hundreds of emails. So, if you were expecting me to visit your stand at the Cleaning Show and it didn't happen, or are awaiting a response to an email you've sent, please expect a call or email from me over the coming weeks...
As most of the news featured in Cleanzine is gleaned via email and Web systems I've set up, it's not been easy to prepare today's issue. This has led me to look at other areas - including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter etc. and I must say that there's some fabulous stuff being posted that I'd love to have used, had I known about it. If you're going to the trouble of writing blogs and posting pictures, do please send them to me too, so I may consider them for use.
With the myriad of social media websites available, the chances are that if I've missed your news, your next potential (and potentially huge!) customer may have missed it too. Cleanzine doesn't just sit on the Web, it's sent out every week, and read by more than 100,000 industry professionals all over the world. Just imagine the impact a story and picture on our front page, could have on your bottom line!
As an illustration, one Facebook post I came across refers to a brave gentleman abseiling down Portsmouth's Spinnaker Tower to raise funds for Southampton Hospital Charity UK in memory of his granddaughter, with: "A big thank you to Wessex Cleaning Equipment and Janitorial Supplies for helping to make today happen". I don't know whether Tom works for the company or whether it supplied the equipment and perhaps, training he needed for his abseil, but there's a story here, don't you agree? And of course, anything 'bigging up' the cleaning industry is the sort of story I'd like to run...
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This Week's News
Last week's Cleaning Show in London well attended and business done The Cleaning Show, which took place over three days in London's Docklands last week, attracted 5,767 professional trade attendees and industry supporters - a 5% increase on the previous event held in London in 2015.
The show certainly seemed busy and the organisers tell us that some 10% of the visitors came from overseas - 9% more than last time. But the visitors weren't just there to look at what was on show... orders were placed with a number of companies exhibiting.
Established in 1992 by the European Commission, the EU Ecolabel helps consumers identify products and services that have a reduced environmental impact and that are of good quality.
A new independent study has demonstrated that the Steriliz R-D Rapid Disinfector offers a highly efficient ultraviolet-C (UV-C) disinfection solution for combating pathogens that cause healthcare-associated infections; outperforming other systems against which it was tested.
Published in the March issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the peer-reviewed study of UV-C disinfection systems detailed the pilot testing and experiences of Vancouver General Hospital and Rochester General Hospital.
From today all exhibitors at CMS 2017 Berlin - Cleaning.Management.Services - can apply to compete for one of the most sought-after international awards in the industry. The awards are being given for products, tools and systems that are outstanding in terms of their quality and overall approach.
Following far-reaching changes, for the first time the CMS Purus Innovation Awards (PIA) are now inviting entries at the European cleaning trade fair for innovative products and solutions in six categories: Large Machines, Small Machines, Equipment, Washroom Hygiene, Digital Tools and Systems, and Cleaning Products.
DJB Cleaning Supplies is the first distributor of cleaning & hygiene products in the country to secure accreditation from the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association. Businesses buying cleaning and hygiene products, now more than ever, can be certain that 'what's on the box is in the box' with DJB Cleaning Supplies.
"The SC2000 All-in-one is light to push, easy to manoeuvre and avoids having cleaning staff running backwards and forwards too-ing and fro-ing for supplies and equipment.
In this article, Peter Forshaw, managing director of Maxwell Stephens - the UK professional services agency that specialises in facilities management recruitment - writes about the growth of outsourcing in the public sector...
"FM outsourcing is booming, but that's not the only big news. The definition of facilities management is changing, too. A huge trend is rising within the public sector, favouring outsourced experts to deliver services rather than in-house employees.
According to Greyland's managing director Richard Dyson, "Dook the duck appeared to be a revelation at the show. We intended having a bit of fun as usual while marketing our toilet cleaner range, but Dook insisted on going, so we did the Hook a Dook competition. Visitor response was incredible. On many occasions I counted at least 20 people on the Greyland stand at one time!
Nearly 600 million children - or one in four children worldwide - will be living in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040, according to a UNICEF report released yesterday - World Water Day.
'Thirsting for a Future: Water and children in a changing climate', looks at the threats to children's lives and wellbeing caused by depleted sources of safe water and the ways climate change will intensify these risks in coming years.
Prochem Europe is broadening its training offer to professional cleaners in 2017, staging regional courses for the Midlands plus a series of WoolSafe sessions to complement the company's well-established seminars held throughout the year at its dedicated training academy in Chessington, Surrey.
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