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Carpets versus hard floors: what do you consider to be more hygienic?
Ed: We recently published an item entitled ‘Studies help settle great debate' in which we reported on the results of studies into the use of carpeting in US hospitals and their contribution to a reduction in hospital acquired infections. This has started a debate on our Facebook page and I’d be really interested in seeing what your feelings are about this argument. This is the debate so far:
The eight germiest public places...
We have our Australian industry colleague John Laws of the Australian Cleaning Contactors' Alliance, to thank for the following article: 'Excerpt from The List Maker's Get-Healthy Guide, By the Editors of Prevention'. It reveals some surprising germ pick-up points and offers several useful tips on the best way to avoid picking up germs...
Karcher makes a splash at Bristol in yellow, anthracite grey… and green
Even torrential rain and wild winds could not dampen the mood at international cleaning giant Kärcher’s Bristol Grand Opening last Friday, when a resilient crowd of invited dignitaries, local businesses, Kärcher partners and employees braved the weather to see a former car showroom on St Philips Causeway transformed into the UK’s first Kärcher owned, Kärcher operated entre.
Superbugs no longer ride in rescue vehicles!
In an unprecedented effort to curb the spread of superbugs such as MRSA, C. difficile and TB in ambulances and other transport vehicles, an advanced and portable UV germicidal lamp manufactured by MRSA-UV is now being used by rescue personnel for the first time.
New Valet Single Motor Upright vacuum cleaner is easy to manoeuvre
Truvox International has expanded its renowned Valet vacuum range with the launch of the Valet Single Motor Upright.
Robust and modern in design, this new model is perfect for healthcare, educational and office facilities, incorporating excellent manoeuvrability for hard to reach areas and a brush head that automatically senses the carpet pile height.
Features and benefits include:
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Regular readers of Cleanzine will be well aware of the issues I have with tradespeople, who never quite seem to be able to do what they’re supposed to do. Feeling thoroughly exasperated as a result of their incompetence and inability to meet easy deadlines on a couple of recent refurbishment projects, I decided it would be quicker, easier and less expensive to finish the work myself.
Never one to dwell on the negative, I decided to use this as an opportunity to trial some of the products and equipment that I so often write about, which are available to or used by people in this industry - and although in some cases it’s involved some hard work, it’s been both interesting and rewarding!
Over the coming weeks you’ll be able to read about my experiences using a Prochem carpet cleaning machine with the company’s ‘Natural’ range of environmentally-friendly chemicals, as well as the professional services of Chris Straker – proprietor of Straker Eco Carpet & Rug Care, Solution Cornwall’s chemicals and the service provided by Nick Vousden-White and the wonderful Grout Shield from Kilrock Products – amongst many others.
And if there was ever a way of underlining the importance of schemes such as the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association’s Manufacturing Standard Accreditation Scheme for plastic refuse sacks, which ensures that sacks produced by scheme members are of a certain quality, then look no further! The path outside together with my car, my porch and much of the downstairs part of my house, bear testament to the damage inferior grade bags can wreak! In my defence they were not bags I’d bought, but some that had been left by one of the builders I was complaining about at the start of this leader (now why doesn’t that surprise me?)
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This Week's News
Warning: your open-plan office can make you ill
Don't blame other commuters if you catch a cold this Winter: blame the people who designed your office. According to a study published in the current issue of Ergonomics, workplace layout has a surprising effect on rates of sick leave.
Four Stockholm University scientists examined data from nearly 2000 employees working in seven different types of office. Key to their research was the number of short and long-term illnesses the employees had, as well as their total days off sick each year.
Nominees announced for Amsterdam Innovation Awards 2014
The jury of the 10th edition of the ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam Innovation Awards has selected 10 nominees from a total of 66 entries. The overall winner, the category winners and visitors' choice winners of this international prize for the best innovation in the professional cleaning industry, will be announced during a special awards ceremony on Tuesday 6th May, at the Amsterdam RAI.
The following 10 nominees are selected as the top three in their category:
IFMA Foundation releases free how-to guide: 'Benchmarking for Facility Professionals
The International Facility Management Association Foundation is offering a free how-to guide designed to assist facilities management professionals in making informed decisions on benchmarking and achieving benchmarking goals. The paper, entitled 'Benchmarking for Facility Professionals', was written by Peter Kimmel (pictured), an IFMA Fellow and the principal of FM Benchmarking, is sponsored by ISS and was reviewed and edited by a team of subject matter experts.
New adjustable 3M Scotch-Brite Fryer and Kitchen Cleaning Tool tackles toughest tasks
Removing baked-on dirt and hard-to-reach grease from commercial grills, ovens and fryers is one of the toughest jobs in the kitchen - which is why the new 3M Scotch-Brite Fryer and Kitchen Cleaning Tool is cleverly designed to give more power to the cleaner's elbow.
Claimed to be first kitchen cleaning tool to adjust to the task at hand, this highly versatile device can be used in three different positions and with multiple pad options, to clean a variety of ovens, fryers and other kitchen surfaces more quickly, safely and easily.
StepNpull marches into Europe to combat effects of dirty washroom users
Estimates vary but it is widely accepted that at least half of those using public toilets don't wash their hands while many of those that do, don't clean them properly. Typically we carry between 10,000 to a million germs on clean hands - imagine what type of nasty germs you can pick up in the public toilets?
New StepNpull is a potentially life saving device, as it eliminates the unnecessary spread of bacteria from door handles. Revolutionising the way we open any door - including public toilets, it eradicates the need to touch the dreaded door handle by letting you exit the door using just your foot.
Three-way partnership will help reduce HAIs
Hill-Rom, a global provider of clinical workflow solutions for hospitals, has announced major partnerships with real-time healthcare patient flow systems specialist TeleTracking Technologies, and hygiene company Gojo, to co-market integrations with its Hand Hygiene Compliance Solution.
Hand hygiene plays an enormous role in preventing healthcare-acquired infections, yet many hospitals struggle to achieve even 50% compliance with recommended protocols. The Hill-Rom system continually monitors the patient care environment, reminding key personnel about critical handwashing events and providing the data for sustainability. Institutions that have implemented the system have experienced a significant increase in their hand hygiene compliance.
Infection control company combats HAIs with new clean wipe washable keyboard
Seal Shield, the Florida, US manufacturer, has this week launched the Clean Wipe Medical Grade Keyboard. Developed for the healthcare market, the Clean Wipe is waterproof to IP-68 and is a chiclet style keyboard constructed with antimicrobial product protection.
The Seal Shield Clean Wipe is a low profile, small form factor keyboard with short travel, chiclet style keys. It is available in USB wired or Bluetooth wireless versions and is 100% waterproof, fully submersible, washable and dishwasher safe.
MITIE signs sponsorship deal with the Cleaning Show 2015
MITIE, the FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing company, has signed a ground-breaking deal to become Platinum Sponsor of the Cleaning Show 2015.
The Cleaning Show makes its move to London in 2015 and MITIE recognised the impetus this relocation - as well as the organiser's plans to make this a true industry 'event' rather than just a trade show - could bring.
"MITIE has been a pioneer in the FM sector for over 26 years and we're excited to be the first Platinum Sponsor in the Cleaning Show's history, as well as supporting our industry at the heart of its main event," says Rob Cattell, managing director of MITIE's Environmental + business.
Bunzl makes further acquisitions in Germany and Czech Republic
Bunzl, the distribution and outsourcing Group, has this week announced that it has completed the acquisition of further businesses in Germany and the Czech Republic.
The company has acquired Bäumer Betriebshygiene Vertriebsgesellschaft and its related company Protemo in Germany. Based near Düsseldorf, Bäumer is principally engaged in the distribution of cleaning and hygiene and healthcare supplies to end users in various market sectors while Protemo focuses on the sale of healthcare related products to the healthcare sector. The aggregated revenue of both businesses in the year ended 31st December 2013 was €11.9 million.
CK Consumables to repeat success of Emirates show with follow-up event
London-based CK Consumables has confirmed that it will once again be hosting a show at the world famous Emirates football stadium in North London, building on the success of a similar event held last November, which was supported by TASKI, Diversey and Matrix.
The event was a huge success, enabling clients from a variety of sectors to see firsthand the large range of machines and chemicals available from CK Consumables, have a play around with them and ask the industry experts those all important questions that we all want the answers to!
Recycling project run by Warwickshire charities, wins Big Society Award
A recycling project, run by two Warwickshire charities, which pumps profits into local community projects, has won a Big Society Award.
Warwickshire Community Recycling runs two recycling centres, in Stockton and Wellesbourne, Warwickshire. Warwickshire Community & Voluntary Action and the Heart of England Community Foundation set up the project in 2012. It was the first voluntary sector partnership to take over a recycling centre from the County Council, saving it from closure.
Incentive FM takes street cleaning to a new level in Covent Garden
Facilities management business Incentive FM has expanded its three (plus two) year Total Facilities Management contract with Capco. The scope already included the Facilities Management of the Capco Covent Garden portfolio and the cleaning of privately owned land;this has now been expanded to include a wider cleaning remit in the wider Covent Garden Estate.
Spring cleaning time... for cleaning firms
Spring is the traditional time for having a clear-out – and Steve Clarke says that cleaning firms, like other van users, should begin with their refuelling. Marketing manager for The Fuelcard People, a Fuel Card Group company, he insists that it makes sense. “Some businesses have been using the same fuel cards for years, without ever taking a real look at the alternatives. Some, unbelievably, are happy to pay pump prices. For anything else they buy, from tyres to teabags, they shop around for bargains. You would think that they would be equally keen on keeping down the cost of refuelling.”
Steve points out that the fuel card market has changed significantly over the years and that there are real differences between fuel cards. He throws out a bold challenge to cleaning fir
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We are looking for the right person to join our sales team. This is an exciting opportunity to join our small, friendly team and sell our unique, premium quality floor cleaning and steam cleaning equipment.
Duplex Cleaning Machines has been a leading industry expert in the supply of commercial and industrial cleaning machines since 1986.
The successful candidate will be well-organised, professional and familiar with dealing with people at all levels. Experience of the cleaning industry is preferred although full training and product information will be given.
The role will include managing our existing networks of dealers and distributors plus developing new ones, demonstrating our equipment to prospective clients, installing machines and training end-users, prospecting for new business and attending trade exhibitions. In return we are offering a competitive salary plus unlimited commission based on sales achieved, fully-funded car and support to organize your territory and working operation to achieve the best results.
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Quality Care Cleaning has an exciting opportunity for a Contract Manager to join our team in Cambridge. We offer a competitive salary depending upon experience. Benefits include; the use of a company vehicle, mobile phone & tablet, plus 28 days holiday per annum (Including bank holidays).
We are a professional, commercial cleaning company with over 30 years' experience, looking to employ a Contract Manager on a full time, permanent basis to manage the service delivery of a number of key contracts. We require an experienced, professional, hands-on and customer-focused individual that shares our commitment to effectively manage an established team, to achieve consistent high cleaning standards.
To effectively manage cleaning services at sites allocated to you in line with Quality Care Cleaning standards, statutory requirements and as directed by management.
Technical Sales Manager: Midlands
PALLMANN is the 100+ year old division of the German Uzin-Utz AG and manufactures products and machinery for the installation, renovation and maintenance of wood floors.
We wish to appoint an experienced sales manager to promote our innovative, full range of products to contract customers and their clients.
Strong relationships within the wood floor or floor care market, an ability to identify and develop business opportunities and the self motivation to succeed will be rewarded with a generous career package and an enviable opportunity to play a key part of our success.
The ideal candidate will live in the Midlands area and should expect some time away from home, in the UK and in Germany.
Account Manager (UK and Ireland)
Salary; £40k per annum +On Target Earnings (OTE), + Car, Pension.
WECOVI, a long established Dutch manufacturing specialist to the professional cleaning and leisure sectors, is seeking to recruit an Account Manager to maintain and develop its business within the United Kingdom and Ireland.
This appointment offers an exciting and challenging opportunity for a sales professional to join a progressive organisation which has operations in The Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the continuing development of the company's business with existing accounts and to build new and profitable business relationships. The role includes working with other account managers to train end-user customers in the correct use of the company's products and to develop and train distributor staff to ensure the maximum optimisation of the Wecoline brand.
We are seeking to appoint a young or experienced industry professional who is enthusiastic, willing to work hard and who is looking to enhance their career with this dynamic and growing international Organisation.
For more information please check www.wecovi.com/en/news
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If so, please submit your up to date cv to; CERATA Limited, email; email@example.com, tele; +44 1162609171, Mob; +44 7712 142706.
National Account Managers
Southern & Northern UK, OTE £70K
Reintec (part of the HSS Group) are a specialist Hire, Sales and Service cleaning equipment provider who support customers throughout the UK. As the business continues to grow, we now have fantastic opportunities for two National Account Managers to join our team covering both Northern and Southern UK.
The National Account Managers will work closely with our Sales Director to attract new customers whilst ensuring customer retention and growth. The role will focus on the development of the sales pipeline for Reintec to drive revenue and win new business.
Alongside a proven sales experience from the contract cleaning industry, communication skills, commercial awareness and a 'can do' attitude are the key ingredients we're looking for. You'll need to be comfortable working with key stakeholders across the business and happy to present to new and existing customers.
What are the benefits? We'll be honest - it's our colleagues that make us what we are. As well as a competitive salary, company car and fantastic bonus, we provide an industry leading benefits package with an extended range of family-friendly benefits.
Interested? Please visit www.hsscareers.co.uk to apply or for an informal chat call Annie Bhagat on 0161 7494046.
c. £45,000 UK based
A new position has become available for a Technical Manager to join the British Institute of Cleaning Science. The successful applicant will take the lead in developing a new range of training and learning programmes, using different methodologies including classroom, practical and online. These new products and services will contribute to the increase in training and membership sales and other related business in both the UK and Internationally. The role will include delivering consultancy services to our customers when appropriate.
Strategic Operations Manager
Cambridge, OTE 40K-50K
Quality Care Cleaning has an exciting opportunity for a Strategic Operations Manager to join our team in Cambridge. We offer a OTE salary range of £40,000 - £50,000 per annum plus benefits We are a professional, commercial cleaning company with over 30 years' experience, looking to employ a Strategic Operations Manager on a full time, permanent basis to manage our service delivery. We require an experienced, professional, quality driven individual that shares our commitment to customer care, team work & high standards to effectively manage an established team.
The Strategic Operations Manager Job Description
Job Title: Strategic Operations Manager Based at: Quality Care Cleaning Ltd. Copley Hill Business Park Reports to: Managing Director Responsible for: Operational Staff Job Purpose To manage the planning, analysis and delivery of a multi-site commercial cleaning service. The post holder will be responsible for organising, evaluating and revising service whilst maintaining high levels of cleaning service standards, cost effectiveness, and increasing turnover.
Field Sales Executive/Estimator
Swift Office Cleaning Services Limited is an ISO9001 & 14001 accredited company that has an excellent opportunity for a Field Sales Executive to join their team. You will be visiting potential clients' premises covering London, Herts & Essex to discuss their requirements for daily office cleaning and various associated services.
A proven sales record in the cleaning industry is essential and you will be able to understand the clients' needs thoroughly, allowing enough time for our cleaning staff to complete our proposal that caters for the clients requirements at the budget they are prepared to spend. Telesales is also a vital part in this role, so experience in all aspects of lead generation is essential.
The successful candidate will be: An excellent communicator with the ability to build rapport with customers. Professional in appearance and conduct. Experienced in field sales in the daily office cleaning or associated cleaning industries and preparing accurate proposals and making your own appointments. Flexible with regards to travel and working when required for new client and contract start meetings. Clean driving licence and ideally living within 25 mile radius of Harlow.
We have an opportunity for a
Field Sales Manager
We are looking for the right person to join our sales team. This is a very rare opportunity to join our small, friendly team and sell our unique, premium quality floor cleaning equipment in the central area of England.
Duplex Cleaning Machines has been a leading industry expert in the supply of commercial and industrial cleaning machines since 1986.
Recognised and trusted throughout the UK and globally, the Duplex range cleans all types of flooring and features the unique ability to clean and sanitise with the power of steam. The Duplex machine is the result of many years of the finest design, engineering and craftsmanship with each machine being hand-built in Italy.
Duplex has been an ISO 9001 accredited company for over twenty years demonstrating our compliance with all quality standards related to the supply of products and services.
The successful candidate will be well-organised, professional and familiar with dealing with people at all levels. Experience of the cleaning industry is preferred although full training and product information will be given.
Experienced Export Sales Manager - Vectair Systems Ltd
Vectair Systems is a multi-award-winning technological innovator, manufacturer and supplier of commercial 'away from home' washroom equipment. Founded over 25 years ago, we manufacture leading international brands including Airoma, Micro Airoma, Sanitex MVP, V-Screen, Vectair V-Fresh, Babyminder, Quadrasan, Prozone, Femcare, MVP and V-Air SOLID.
With an EMEA Head Office in Basingstoke, UK, Vectair Systems also offers unique OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) services, allowing companies to design their own style of coordinated washroom products and dispensers, using the latest manufacturing technologies from state of the art facilities.
As a rapidly growing company trading in over 100 countries globally, an opportunity exists for an experienced and self-motivated individual to join and further strengthen our export team.
ISSA EMEA Education & Certification Manager
£40,000 Europe, country negotiable
Summary: Are you a rainmaker? ISSA is looking for a proven leader who will provide strategic direction and manage tactical plans to provide education, training, certification and business tools for Europe, Middle East and African member companies of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry trade association, www.issa.com. This person will be accountable for planning, management, execution and communication at several levels within and outside the association to meet education and certification revenue and participation goals to satisfaction. Expected to support the EMEA Director in achieving ISSA'S overall strategic goals for the EMEA region. Submit CV in English.
Salary: £40,000 based on experience. Location: within Europe, country negotiable based on job requirements.
LAVORWASH GB – Leading manufacturer of cleaning machines
We have an exciting opportunity for a Sales Representative to join our team based in the area of Manchester, UK. The role will be a full time position working 40 hours a week, Monday to Friday. Typically you will be out on the road 3 days + 2 days at the office.
We are offering a good salary base + bonus/commission and benefits. The perfect candidate for this role will have at least one year of client facing sales experience; if not, please do not apply.
For more details and info please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by sending your CV and we will get in touch.
Key Account Executive
Base salary £30,000 OTE £42,850
Matched contribution pension scheme, company car, laptop, mobile
M40 / M1 Corridor
The Company Kaiser+ Kraft (KK) is an industrial B2B equipment and hardware reseller via catalogue. KK supplements this with Key Account Managers / Executives to provide a knowledgeable local face with the aim of becoming the preferred supplier of Maintenance, Repair and Operation hardware to its clients.
The Role The Key Account Executive reports to a Key Account Manager and is measured on these KPI's
* Growth in turnover and gross margin across the assigned customer portfolio.
* Implementation of European & UK framework agreements across the sites of major customer groups.
* The identification of capital projects valued in the range £5k to >£30k - translating these into quotations with support and closing the sale.
Sales People Required
East & West Midlands, Greater London
Denis Rawlins Ltd has been supplying cleaning machines and matting to industrial, commercial and institutional organisations for over 45 years. We specialise in first class support through customer service, training, product demonstrations and advice.
We currently have vacancies for sales people in the East and West Midlands, as well as the Greater London area with remuneration in the form of a competitive package based on your expertise.
Experience of selling cleaning machines or similar capital equipment to industrial, commercial and institutional customers is preferred but not essential.
Interested candidates should contact James White in the first instance with your C.V via email@example.com
Cleaning Services Sales Executive / Trainee
Founded in 1972 and based in Welwyn Garden City, we provide high quality cleaning services operating inside the M25, Herts, Beds, Bucks & Essex. We enjoy an outstanding reputation operating within the Education, Office Cleaning and Leisure sectors predominantly. We employ in excess of 1000 staff providing services for over 200 extremely satisfied customers. As we continue to grow, we are recruiting for a Sales Exec / Trainee Sales Exec with experience of the Cleaning, Washroom services or "soft services" environment.
Educated to minimum A level standard, the candidate will have a sound knowledge of Word, Excel and Powerpoint along with a good grounding in pricing principles. Full clean driving licence & DBS clearance will be required.
You will receive full training in a friendly and supportive environment. An excellent basic salary is offered with a company vehicle, plus an uncapped commission package.
Please send your CV to Paul Nixon, Director:
Commercial Window Cleaning Manager
Lancing, West Sussex
£25K per year + bonus
Wanted to run office and scheduling for all contractors, sales work & logistics. Needs experience in window cleaning. Knowledge of London & South East Region, Health & Safety helpful. Must be competant in using computer and with good customer relations.
Email CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
UK Area Manager Cleaning Operations
CCS Cleaning are currently recruiting for a full-time Area Manager to look after our sites throughout the United Kingdom. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in the cleaning industry and have a very good knowledge of the business. The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary, full training and will be mentored by our Group Operations and Development Manager. Company phone, car and tablet will also be provided.
Key responsibilities will include:
- First point of contact with our customers
- Manage staff on contracted sites and report any issues to Operations/HR/payroll
- Ensure adequate staffing levels on all sites and follow Recruitment Procedures
- Delivering Company's high standards across all sites and ensuring Customer satisfaction
- Train and develop staff through the companies training matrix
- Support, manage and maintain high cleaning standards
- Conduct Monthly Specialized Cleaning Standard Audits
- Manage store hour budgets and approve Site Supervisor's timesheets
- Ensure cleaning supervisors are following correct procedures with regard to filing paper work to the payroll department
- Be on-call at all times to fully manage and monitor any issues
- Continually promote our Company Policies and Standards -Assist with the setup of new contracts
Area Manager Cleaning Operations
CCS Cleaning are currently recruiting for a full-time bi-lingual Area Manager to look after our sites throughout the Netherlands. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in the cleaning industry and have a good knowledge of the business. The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary, full training and will be mentored by our Group Operations and Development Manager. Company phone, car and tablet will also be provided.
Training and Development Manager
c.£30,000 - £35,000
The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) is the largest independent, professional and educational body within the cleaning industry, with over 15,000 Individual and Corporate members worldwide.
BICSc is currently looking for an experienced Training and Development Manager to deliver training programmes as well as contribute to the strategic direction of BBS training solutions. The candidate will also be expected to develop a sales pipeline and increase sales activity in conjunction with other team members.
Experience within the cleaning or facilities management industry, an ability to deliver and develop training packages as well as the skills to identify new business opportunities will be rewarded with a competitive salary and the opportunity to play a key part in the future direction of the company's training programmes.
AREA OPERATIONS MANAGER
Job Title: Area Operations Manager Office: Cleanology House, 7 Lion Yard, Tremadoc Road, Clapham, London SW4 7NQ
Package: circa £30k + quarterly bonus + car
Hours of work: full time; min. 45 hours per week – permanent position
Start date: immediate
About the company: Cleanology is a dynamic and fast-growing commercial cleaning, security and facilities management company, providing professional services to offices, restaurants, retail outlets, schools and other businesses around London. The company employs 400+ staff.
About the role: A demanding field-based, operational management role for someone with patience, energy and stamina. The role can require long hours and requires a disciplined individual able to manage time effectively. There is also opportunity to grow within the business, for ambitious candidates wanting career progression.
Purpose: - Manage and operate a portion of the company’s contracts - Manage cleaning staff working on those contracts - Maintain and develop relationships with existing clients
Key Responsibilities: - Ensure all jobs are staffed and cover in the event of holiday or sickness - Regularly meet clients for feedback - Start-up and manage any new contracts - Manage an area supervisor - Reporting to an operational director
Business Development Manager - Ireland
Business Development Manager - Northern England/Scotland
Ramon Hygiene Products, based in Leicester, are one of the UK's and Ireland leading suppliers of cleaning products and equipment to the professional hygiene and janitorial trade as well as cash and carry wholesale and retail sectors. We offer a wide range of branded and own label cleaning products into both sectors, coupled with an extensive range of professional cleaning equipment.
We have two exciting new opportunities for a high calibre salespeople to join our enthusiastic and committed team. The positions involve developing our business building on an established customer base across Ireland and another position in Northern England/Scotland and seeking new customers. The ideal candidates will be very market aware, intelligent and confident with outstanding time management expertise and have exceptional sales and account management abilities.
These are home based positions. Ideally residing in Belfast or Dublin for the position in Ireland and The Central Belt in Scotland. However, you would be expected to stay away as required to cover the territory and during the training period. You are required to have strong organisational skills, excellent reporting capabilities and be structured in your approach to your sales targeting. The ability to negotiate at all levels and conduct practical demonstrations is essential.
The ideal candidates will have a minimum of 3 years' sales experience within the Hygiene and Janitorial markets or within the FMGC sector. Full training will be provided. Competitive salary, company car, mobile phone, laptop and usual expenses are offered.
Apply in writing enclosing a current C.V. to email@example.com
Regional Account Manager
Central England, East Anglia, Home Counties, North London
Vileda Professional is the leading global solutions provider of innovative quality cleaning systems for the Professional user. Our UK business is seeking an exceptionally talented individual for the position of Regional Account Manager covering the Central England, East Anglia, Home Counties and North London areas You will assume responsibility for the achievement of sales targets within your region through development of new business in the healthcare, FM and local government sectors in conjunction with partner distributors Skills
* We are looking for an exceptional, target driven, talented individual with proven ability to develop long term sales growth through the development and maintenance of an active prospect list
* You should be experienced in, and able to demonstrate your skills at, the sale of innovative products and systems to end-users. * You will bring with you demonstrable sales experience within the cleaning industry
* You must be able to demonstrate exceptional presentation skills both written and verbal and evidence good time management skills
Remuneration will be commensurate with the position and can be advised on application
Enquiries and CV should be addressed to Mrs Heather Spink, Personnel Manager at Heather.Spink@fhp-ww.com or alternatively to FHP LP, 2 Chichester Street, Rochdale, Lancashire OL16 2AX.
Commercial Contracts Manager
£25,000 - £27,000 p.a.
Company vehicle provided
We are a professional, commercial, cleaning company with over 30 years' experience looking to recruit a Commercial Contracts Manager who will be responsible for the effective management of a dedicated team providing a cleaning service to designated clients.
The successful applicant will be a business minded, hands-on, customer focused individual that shares our commitment to team work and high standards.
You will preferably have relevant experience, gained in a commercial cleaning setting, and experience of managing a team in a result driven environment.
We will consider established deputy managers and managers from other sectors who have the required skills and experience to take the next step in their management careers with a Company experiencing continued growth.
To apply, or to request further details, please contact us on 01223 833 300, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 10th April 2015
National Washroom Company
SE London based
We currently have the following opportunities:
Servicing clients washroom needs
Clean driving licence required
Multi Drop Driver
Experience of driving in London required
LWB van and 7 1/2 tonne experience
Clean driving licence required
Internal Sales Support
Product sourcing, supporting our external sales team
Technical and Training Support
External client product training
Excellent salary and benefits
Please email Application/CV to:- email@example.com
Business Development Manager
Battersea, Greater London (SW8)
Salary: Starting at £35,000 per Annum to Uncapped OTE
Reporting To: Sales & Marketing Director
GreenZone Cleaning & Support Services is a growing, dynamic organisation offering our clients a unique service delivery, providing a green cleaning service. Although we are a young Battersea based company we have the knowledge & expertise to deliver exceptional levels of service.
We have a fantastic opportunity to be a part of a very successful team and are currently seeking Business Development Managers at all levels.
The aim of the role is to achieve mandatory sales targets. To develop the GreenZone business profitably by gaining new customers and developing specific existing accounts where the opportunity has been identified.
Candidates should possess the Skills, Behaviours and Knowledge listed below:
Business Development Manager – Key Deliverables:
• Implement the Sales and Marketing Plan.
• Identify Sales Targets for each three months on a rolling basis.
• Identify Sales Prospects for each six months on a rolling basis.
• Target Specific End User clients as agreed with the Sales and Marketing Director.
• Identify, classify and develop Sales Leads.
• Follow up Sales Leads, Periodic and Ad-hoc quotations.
• Work with Operations Managers to identify additional opportunities to sell.
Area Sales Representative - B2B
Midlands & South West
VERMOP is one of Europe´s leading manufacturers of cleaning systems and accessories. We achieved this through many years of competence, excellence in innovation and the personal motivation of our employees. Our production site in Germany stands for tradition, quality and consistent customer orientation. Due to continued expansion and growth we are now looking for a driven Area Sales Representative to join our team.
* Developing and maintaining relationships with new and existing clients
* Business development and acquisition of new clients
* Identification of client´s requirements and making recommendations
* Configuration and presentation of client customised product solutions
* Provision of ongoing site implementation and after care service support to clients
* Sales experience with a proven track record, preferably from within a field sales environment
* Knowledge of the B2B cleaning industry is highly desirable * Strong technical skills and good software skills
* Good analytical and organisational skills
* Ambition and enthusiasm to promote the VERMOP brand
We offer you a highly challenging role in a successful and growing company. You will receive a competitive salary depending on skills and experience as well as a company car and 20 days holiday. To ensure you a successful start at VERMOP, full product training at our Training Centre in Germany will be given.
To be considered for this role, please send your job application (including covering letter outlining suitability and CV) to firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to expand the company's commercial activities and to give further substance to the growth ambitions of Wecovi Ltd., we are looking for a m/f:
National Account Manager (Janitorial & Leisure)
UK home-based £40,000 - £50,000 per annum, inc benefits, OTE, company car
This Dutch family-owned business manufactures, converts and distributes its innovative products to customers throughout Europe. In the above position you will be responsible for the commercial results of Wecovi Ltd in the UK & Ireland. Therefore, you will draw up a concrete sales plan each year. Your focus will be on the professional cleaning sector as well as on the leisure sector.
In the case of the professional cleaning sector, you will largely be dealing with distributors of cleaning products, professional cleaning and/or facilities management companies. Always with a clear focus on the end-users (cleaners). In the case of the leisure sector, you will largely be dealing with purchasers, marketers or directly with the owner of the recreation park.
In addition, you will closely monitor developments and opportunities at end-user customers.
You will be able to convince your customers and prospects of the solutions and USPs of the Wecoline and Wecovi Service brands in terms of quality as well as the unique sustainability and effectiveness of these products. Your primary tasks will be to optimise existing customers as well as develop new potential prospects. You will also proactively seek new sales opportunities within your own territory.
In short, your bold commercial approach and technical advice (demo-ing) will enable you to create partnerships and thereby increase Wecovi's market share. You will work from home and report to the Sales & Marketing Director in the Netherlands (HQ). This position involves (inter)national travel.
Office Based Service Manager
Southampton Attractive Salary
+ Bonus + Company Car or Van, Laptop, mobile
About Elan Sales
Elan are the sole U.K importer for the FactoryCat brand of industrial battery powered floor cleaning equipment manufactured by the R.P.S corporation in the US. We also operate a successful hire business across the south of England dealing with contract cleaners, end users and specialist floor preparation companies.
We are looking for a mainly site based manager to look after the service and hire divisions for existing customers and to expand?both divisions, working with the M.D and sales team.
Should be hard working and diligent, with a solid background in the commercial/industrial cleaning equipment sector. Be a good coordinator, be able communicate well with customers and colleagues. We are looking for either an experienced service manager or field engineer who wants to progress into management, the salary is negotiable depending on experience.
Contact Mr Dean Smith
Telephone 02380 617129
Web site www.scrubberdrierhire.com
Strategic Account Manager
A world-leading manufacturer of industrial and domestic cleaning equipment, Nilfisk-Advance now has a vacancy for a Strategic Account Manager with a remit of Contract Cleaning and Healthcare accounts.
We are looking for someone who has a strong sales background, and from within the contract cleaning and healthcare industries would be ideal. Man-management experience and strong negotiation skills are a must-have.
Reporting to the Sales Director, the principal responsibilities of this role include:
- The development and creation of new accounts to fulfil our contract cleaning and healthcare strategy.
- Making proposals based upon full P&L analysis and in line with Group pricing strategy.
- Proactively seeking, establishing and maintaining client relationships within the specified segments.
- Providing pre and post-sales support to clients including demonstrations, quotations, installations, operator training etc.
- Achieving sales growth and customer satisfaction through close co-operation with marketing, operations and customer service
- Participating in Company processes e.g. administrative procedures, attending sales meetings, planned training sessions etc.
This role has a national remit and so candidates who are based fairly centrally would be preferred.
If this role sounds like a match to your skills and experience, please submit your CV in reply along with salary expectations to email@example.com
Immediate vacancies: experienced Sales Representative and a Field Service Engineer
Competitive salaries + generous bonus package - laptop, mobile phone, superior van, fuel card etc. 33 days holiday (including bank holidays)
About LVC: Established 1995 we are the 'one stop shop' for industrial and commercial cleaning machines, covering the South East & East of the UK with a strong presence in London. We constantly research new technology and are at the sharp end of the latest innovations. Working closely with a wide range of trusted manufacturers make it possible for us to deliver bespoke solutions for all our clients cleaning needs. We offer our customers the skill of our engineers who can repair and carry out maintenance on all types of cleaning machines. You will be welcomed in to a fast growing, friendly company.
Sales Representative General Summary: To achieve maximum sales profitability, growth and account acquisition within assigned territory by effectively selling the company's products and related services. Personal contacts and willingness to secure new business accounts.
Field Service Engineer General summary: We are looking for a Field based Service Engineer with a solid background in service and maintenance of industrial/commercial cleaning equipment who are organised and a good communicator. Our customers are advised on best practice on prolonging the life of their equipment and trust engineers to assess/quote and repair with maximum efficiency. If you live in the South or South East counties it would be beneficial but candidates from all areas are welcome to apply.
Field Sales Executive South London
Excellent basic salary plus multiple bonus opportunities.
Also includes Laptop, iPad, mobile phone, quality company car and home office set up.
We are looking for a professional Field Sales Executive to become part of an exciting and entrepreneurial business. We are a janitorial supplier who offers washroom and paper supplies to many types of businesses. Our 'Fast, Friendly and Reliable' work ethic has helped to put us at the forefront of our industry. Originally established in 1991, we joined the Jangro buying network in 1996 and have a proven track record of success. Our outstanding all round customer relations and next day delivery service means that our organisation provides the right products at the right price, delivered to our customers when they need them.
The Field Sales Executive Opportunity:
The Field Sales Executive will be responsible for selling our range of janitorial, catering and medical supplies into various industry sectors throughout the South London area. The successful Field Sales Executive will have the ability to develop new business whilst also managing and growing existing accounts. They will need to be a highly motivated, expert territory manager.
OPERATIONS MANAGER / CONTRACTS MANAGER
£neg + commission + phone + car mileage
For a family-run commercial cleaning company (established over 50 years) based in South Manchester to manage contracts in Manchester Centre & South Manchester. Minimum 40 hours per week + some extra weekend work when required. Commission paid on new business.
This is very much a hands on position and applicants must be experienced, enthusiastic, and proactive.
This is a wonderful opportunity for someone with ambition and the drive and self motivation to help build up the business, as a Directorship and more is possible.
Salary dependent on experience. Must have full driving licence.
Apply with full CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Regional Sales Manager - Midlands
Industrial Floor Cleaning Equipment
Salary: 25-35K (depending on experience) + Commission, phone, laptop
We are a fast-growing family-run company specialising in the sales, service and hire of industrial battery powered floor cleaning & preparation equipment. Elan is the sole UK distributor for the high-end Factory Cat brand which is manufactured in the USA.
The successful applicant will be responsible for managing & developing new business, increasing the distributor network and direct sales. The candidate must be "hands on", self-motivated with experience in the industry, and have the ability to demonstrate large floor cleaning equipment to a range of commercial and industrial customers.
The candidate would be working from home and be expected be on the road developing their own customer relationships and sales, reporting to the managing director and spending two days a month at the head office in Eastleigh, Hants. The individual will be expected to self-motivate to achieve their goals, however with the full support from management and colleagues.
Applicants should apply with CV to email@example.com or call 02380 617129 and ask for Dean Smith
Vacancy: Regional Sales Manager – Machine Sales
Due to significant UK growth, OspreyDeepclean – one of the world’s leading suppliers of dry steam technology - requires a new Regional Sales Manager to cover the South East and Greater London area. The successful applicant will be responsible for managing & developing new business through Distributors, Key Accounts and direct sales.
Reporting directly to the Chairman, the ideal candidate must be from a sales background and be able to work well within an existing sales force. Needless to say, the successful candidate will be especially practised in man management and also possess excellent negotiating skills. He/she must be self-motivated, with a desire to exploit a wide variety of sales opportunities and be keen to respond to a challenge.
OspreyDeepclean is a well-established brand name in every sector, but especially in Healthcare, Food Processing & Manufacturing and the Hotel and Catering trades so any prior experience within these sectors will be an advantage.
OspreyDeepclean is part of the OspreyFrank PLC group of companies.
Applicants should write to firstname.lastname@example.org including their CV and indicate “Regional Sales Manager” in the subject line.
Site Manager - Nights - Permanent
The position is for a night time manager overseeing the performance of 2 teams of operatives on separate sites with supervisory support. He/she will be responsible at times for recruitment, induction training, ensuring adherence to the Trusts Policies including infection control, security and health and safety.
Good customer service skills are essential as is the ability to accurately monitor and appraise staff performance. We are seeking a practical person, self-motivated and able to work without supervision.
• Holder of a Diploma in Management Studies, or other similar relevant management qualification. • At least three years' experience of cleaning management in a busy healthcare environment. • Ability to communicate effectively with all disciplines of a large complex organisation. • Wide knowledge of cleaning methods, materials and equipment and laundry operations, specifically in respect of healthcare environments. • Clean UK Driver's License
• Holder of the BICS Cleaning Operative Proficiency Certificate in at least five modules, or equivalent.
In the first instance please forward your C.V. by email to Rob Herran, H.R. Manager, at email@example.com
Cleaning Operatives - Central London
We're always looking for new cleaners to join one of our London teams. Experience is essential. Please note that due to industry standards we make DBS checks on all new members of staff. Download the Application form here
Please send your completed copy to Rob Herran at firstname.lastname@example.org. Post: City and Kent Cleaning Limited, 31 Metro Centre, Kangley Bridge Road, Lower Sydenham, London SE26 5BW
Northern Sales Representative
£25 - 35K + commission subject to experience
The role covers a territory extending from Milton Keynes to Scotland.
The activities of the successful candidate will involve management of regional venues associated to the "management" accounting for circa 40% of time available. The balance of the time will be relating to the prospecting, award and management of new customers that would make up the individual's personal customer portfolio.
The role is home-based , however the use of any and all company facilities are available for the candidate to use as required. It is expected that the individual will spend approx. 3 to 4 days per week on the road developing their customer relationships and sales pipeline. Sales and Margin targets will be determined from the outset, whereby the individual will be expected to self motivate to achieve their goals, however with the full support and direction from management and colleagues. Additional product training will be available with ongoing live support where required.
The Supplies House is a national distributor of cleaning consumables supplying the contract cleaning and direct to venue cleaning market. The business is based in central London with a regional warehouse facility near Derby and a customer service office in Leyland, Lancashire.
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Clean India Technology Week
18-20th January 2018
The Manchester Cleaning Show
11-12th April 2018
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15-18th May 2018
ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo
29-30th August 2018
International Convention Centre Sydney
Budapest Cleaning Show
5-6th October 2018
Loo of the Year Awards
7th December 2018
St Johns Hotel, Solihull