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International 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.

Nominees announced for Amsterdam Innovation Awards 2014

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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.

IFMA Foundation releases free how-to guide: 'Benchmarking for Facility Professionals

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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

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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.

StepNpull marches into Europe to combat effects of dirty washroom users

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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?

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.

Healthcare-acquired infections fuel uptake of hand hygiene solutions in Western Europe

The need to prevent and control healthcare acquired infections across Europe, of which there are 4.5 to 5 million cases annually, is driving the hand hygiene market in Western Europe. Outbreaks of norovirus and bird flu over the past five years have also served to highlight the importance of hand hygiene in containing infectious diseases.

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...

Unger founder honoured with posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award

Henry Unger, founder of the global company that has been producing innovative and trusted professional cleaning tools for over 50 years, has received the ultimate accolade - a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Window Cleaning Association.

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While John and I often attend industry dinners when we’re working away from home, occasionally we have to find somewhere ourselves to eat and this can be a bit of a minefield in an unfamiliar town.

Finding ourselves staying in Coleshill (just outside Birmingham) for the first time last week, we decided to try what looked like a rather smart Asian restaurant close to our hotel. And although we had a delicious meal, neither one of us felt 100% the following day. The restaurant had looked really clean and the service had been excellent – and as we’ve both been eating hot curries for years, we didn’t put feeling a little ‘off colour’ down to our meal.

In reading yesterday that David Ward MP, is campaigning for it to be made compulsory for the Food Standards Agency’s food hygiene scores to be displayed on each establishment’s door (as only those with excellent scores tend to display them) I couldn’t help but check out the score that had been awarded to the establishment in which John and I had dined last week…

A score of ‘1’, which means ‘major improvement needed’ did little to reassure me that we’d chosen well that evening – although I must admit that this score was from the last inspection in early December and the improvements certainly looked as if they had been made. I wonder what the kitchens and washrooms were like though?

Understandably perhaps, I fully support David Ward’s campaign and hope in future that scores on every door will help us all decide where to eat.

After all, what better way is there to ensure that the highest standards are met by every establishment, than have any shortcomings exposed at the entrance to the eatery?

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This Week's News

Organisation formed by Asset Skills, the CSSA and the FMA, announces its name

* The-Building-Futures-Group.jpgThe Building Futures Group is the name of the new organisation resulting from the merger of Asset Skills, the Cleaning & Support Services Association and the Facilities Management Association, following agreement by the board.

The Building Futures Group is the only representative organisation for the Housing, Property, Planning, Cleaning, Parking and Facilities Management sectors. The new name reflects the organisation's commitment to developing individuals working within the industry, as well as safeguarding the buildings where we live, work and play, now and for the future.

What's next for the sustainable cleaning products market?

Sustainability is more important than ever for the cleaning products industry, as new technology develops and consumers become increasingly conscious of their environmental impact. Sustainability is no longer an optional add-on but an essential feature of successful companies' business plans.

However, there is always more that can be done to enhance eco-friendly credentials, and particularly the way these are communicated to purchasers. What is the relationship between consumers, sustainability and the cleaning products industry and how can it continue to improve?

Gesture recognition & touchless sensing market worth $22.04 billion by 2020

According to a new report, the total gesture recognition & touchless sensing market is expected to reach $22.04 Billion by 2020, growing at a Compounded Annual Growth Rate of 30.91% from 2013 to 2020.

The report's authors, by MarketsandMarkets, find that hygiene concerns and growth in demand of contact-free authentication has boosted the touchless sensing market. They say that overall, government applications will be the highest revenue generator and lead the market from the demand side; that the Americas lead the touchless sensing market for both sanitary equipment and touchless biometric products, and that Europe follows close behind.

One week to IFMA's Facility Fusion Ottawa: 'Crossing FM Borders'

In just under a week, The International Facility Management Association will host a Facility Fusion Conference and Expo in Canada for the first time. The event will run on 18th and 19th March in Ottawa, Ontario and will include education workshops, leadership training and discussions on best practices in various disciplines related to FM, including workplace strategy, sustainability and trends. Registration remains open to the general public.

As the leading FM professional association - with nearly 24,000 members in 96 countries, IFMA organises annual conferences like the Facility Fusion Conference and Expo to help with the advancement of the FM discipline.

Survey reveals infection risk and cleanliness to be top concerns of consumers with loved ones in long-term care

* Clorox-urine.jpgThe long-term care industry faces a multitude of challenges when it comes to keeping residents happy and healthy, including maintaining cleanliness and reducing the risk of the 1.5 million infections estimated to occur in long-term care facilities each year.

Clorox Professional Products recently surveyed US adults with a friend or family member in a long-term care facility and found they cite the risk of infection as a top concern, among other things - further attesting to these unique challenges.

David Ward MP campaigns for compulsory display of food hygiene 'scores on the doors'

* dw-MP.jpgBradford MP, David Ward, has tabled a Parliamentary Motion calling on the Government to make it mandatory for food establishments in England to display their hygiene rating scores under the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.

Having written to Bradford City Council and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Rt Hon. Eric Pickles MP; David has tabled an Early Day Motion calling for an introduction of compulsory display of scores on the doors.

Low Pay Commission "right to be cautious over National Minimum Wage increase but remit should be extended to prevent future falls in its real value"

The Low Pay Commission's recommendation for a 3% increase in the National Minimum Wage strikes a good balance in helping to regain some of its lost value, while not threatening to undermine employment levels, according to a new report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Looking further ahead it is also imperative that increases in the NMW ahead of earnings growth are only considered as a result of sustained improvements in productivity, and are not used as a tool to attempt to drive increases in productivity, the report 'Tackling low pay' argues.

New floorcare guidelines designed for safety

* Kaivac-FloorVacuum.jpgIt appears that some regulatory bodies in North America are considering taking significant actions in the hopes of reducing the number of slip-and-fall accidents that occur annually.

In the US, the National Safety Council estimates that nearly nine million people end up in emergency rooms each year with many of these job-related accidents. And the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety reports that more than 42,000 workers are injured annually due to slip-and-fall accidents, which represents about 17% of the 'time loss injuries' in the country. And of course these types of accidents are not confined to North America, so any lessons learnt there can be put to good use elsewhere...

Propelair notches up successes in run-up to Facilities Management 2014

* propelair.jpgPropelair, the UK designer and manufacturer of the revolutionary 1.5 litre flush toilet, is to exhibit at Facilities Management 2014, fresh from showing at Ecobuild.

Taking place at NEC, Facilities Management 2014 is dedicated to all members of the facilities management profession and will take a fresh look at the issues affecting the industry. Last week, Propelair exhibited at Ecobuild 2014 in London, described as the world's leading event for sustainable design, construction, energy and the built environment.

Dustcontrol launches new dust extraction range for wood floor grinding

* Dustcontrol2.jpgDust extraction specialist, Dustcontrol, has introduced a new dust extraction range for wood floor grinding. This includes two models; the DC F60, and the DC 1800 eco XL.

"Working with a wood floor grinder produces a lot of dust which means that the container or the plastic sack has to be emptied a number of times during usage," says Phil Haskins, construction sales manager at Dustcontrol. "To reduce unnecessary interruptions whilst working we have now developed the DC F60 pre-separator and the DC 1800 eco XL dust extractor."

Mrs Bucket mops up Welsh school cleaning contract

* rachael-and-PM.jpgAward-winning cleaning contractor 'Mrs Bucket' has secured its largest contract to date; a six-figure deal to provide daily cleaning at the Olchfa Comprehensive school in Swansea - the second largest comprehensive school in Wales and home to more than 1,900 pupils.

The business, which has offices in Swansea, Cardiff and Newport, was awarded the contract following a competitive tender against companies from across South Wales.

Top class cleaning at Salvation Army's International HQ

* Sunbury-Court.jpgWorldwide Christian church and charity, The Salvation Army, has awarded Julius Rutherfoord the cleaning contract for its headquarters and new training facilities.

The Salvation Army's International College for Officers is relocating to Sunbury Court, near London, following a major redevelopment of existing facilities. The site consists of a conference centre and a Grade II listed mansion, which is being extensively restored and renovated. Accommodation is also being developed at the site - with 85 rooms planned.

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Technical Manager

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
Central England

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, 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

Sales Representative
Manchester area

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 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

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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


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
The Netherlands

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.


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


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 or alternatively to FHP LP, 2 Chichester Street, Rochdale, Lancashire OL16 2AX.


Commercial Contracts Manager

£25,000 - £27,000 p.a.
Full-Time, Permanent
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

Closing date: 10th April 2015


National Washroom Company

SE London based

We currently have the following opportunities:

Service Operative
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
Site demonstrations

Excellent salary and benefits

Please email Application/CV to:-


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. 

The role

* 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

Your profile

* 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


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.

The Position

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.

The Candidate

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


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


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.

About Avica

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.




£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:


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 or call 02380 617129 and ask for Dean Smith

Vacancy: Regional Sales Manager – Machine Sales
OTE £35-50K

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 including their CV and indicate “Regional Sales Manager” in the subject line.

Site Manager - Nights - Permanent
Central London

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

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 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.

About us:

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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The new 'Fab Four': Cleaning Expo to join Facilities Management, Maintec and The Health & Safety Event at NEC in 2015

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Easyfairs (Facilities Management and Maintec) and Western Business Exhibitions (The Health & Safety Event), organisers of these co-located events taking place at the NEC in Birmingham next week, have announced that their events will be joined by a further co-location in 2015 - a brand new cleaning show called Cleaning Expo 2015.

GV Health supports World Kidney Day

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GV Health is helping to raise awareness of kidney disease. It is joining in with purple-themed activities on World Kidney Day, 13th March 2014, and donating 15% from all purple cytotoxic bag sales made in March to Kidney Research UK.

New job opportunities as commercial cleaning company expands Cambridge operations

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Contract and specialist cleaning company, Monthind, is expanding its contracts in the Cambridgeshire area and creating a number of new job opportunities across all sectors of the company's operations.

New university scholarship encourages excellence in cleaning and infection control

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The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners is supporting and encouraging the cleaning professionals of tomorrow in partnership with the University of Northampton, with the donation of the John Butler Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners Endowed Scholarship, in memory of John Butler, who was a member of the WCEC and husband of past Master Mrs Butler.

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.

CK Consumables to repeat success of Emirates show with follow-up event

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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.

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.

Incentive FM takes street cleaning to a new level in Covent Garden

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Spring cleaning time... for cleaning firms

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Greyland reaches latest milestone - 15 years!

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Leading cleaning chemicals manufacturer Greyland has reached its latest milestone in 2014, celebrating 15 years in business.

Redditch recycling firm fined £100,000 for worker's death

A Redditch recycling company has been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was killed by a bale of waste weighing more than a tonne.
Kenneth Swaby, 43, from Canvey Island, Essex, was struck by the falling bale as he walked past a stack of them, some five metres high, at R&S Recycling in Beoley, in 2011. Three of the bales toppled over and one landed directly on top of him, killing him instantly.

Jangro training expands

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Jangro, the UK network of 41 independent janitorial supply companies, is once again leading the way in products and compliance within the industry. This is not only with its range of 4,000 products, but its popular eLearning suite of training modules called Jangro LMS (Learning Management Solution).

Addenbrooke's staff receive specialist training

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Leading healthcare services provider Medirest has enlisted training specialist Jigsaw Training to deliver apprenticeships to its front line colleagues working in Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.

Events & Exhibitions

Cleaning & Hygiene Expo
9-10th May 2017


Pulire Verona
23-25th May 2017

CleantexPulire 2017
12-14th June 2017
South Africa


8-10th August 2017
Sao Paulo


18-20th September 2017

Held simultaneously with CMS


19-22nd September 2017
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ISSA/Interclean Istanbul
18-20th October 2017

Middle East Cleaning Technology Week
7-9th November 2017


Loo of the Year Awards
2nd December 2017
30th Anniversary of this popular event
St Johns Hotel, Solihull


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