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Although like many people I think I could do a far better job than both this lot and the last incumbent, I’d hate to be running my country right now, with hundreds of thousands of extra residents here and clearly no foresight on the part of the previous government into the issues this would cause when it came to the need to provide essential services. We didn’t have the infrastructure in place and it’s clear that far too little money was set aside to improve it. Money was invested in daft projects, such as flooding the airwaves and national press with expensive advertisements advising us to have our ‘five a day’ (fruit and veg) instead of investing in the things we needed so that all those living here could have a decent quality of life.
Now we’re all suffering and instead of the infrastructure improving, cuts are still being made because there just isn’t the money available to pay for everything. It’s all very frustrating but what can we do?
One woman – like many of us angry with the way her local environment is going to rack and ruin, has taken matters into her own hands and hired a ‘handywoman’ to clean streets, empty bins, collect litter, wash bus stops and telephone boxes, pick up dog mess, cut hedges, replace broken street lights and do all the sorts of things we used to expect our local authorities to do.
Durham County Council has to cut more than £16 million from its budget over the next 12 months so good on Ling Valentine for making the £16,000 available to pay Clare Honey an annual salary to look after Grange Villa in County Durham, plus extra to equip her with a motorised buggy and uniform!
The scheme, running since November, has been so successful that it has won the backing of Durham Police, although Ling has had to tell Clare to ignore the local councillors who are claiming she needs a special licence to pick up rubbish…
Let’s hope the health & safety police don’t spoil all this and that others, elsewhere, follow suit and take responsibility for their local environment - paid or not!
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"There has been a lot of talk in the industry recently about the need for more effective tailoring of service contracts to match the specific needs of different businesses. As an organisation we always set out to make sure that we get the best value when procuring goods and services, which is right and proper.
However, I have noticed that the downside of trying to create a one-size-fits-all approach to procurement, which we see regularly in invitations to tender, is that there is a tendency towards commoditisation.
On Tuesday the Business Services Association published the 'Responsible Cleaner Scheme' (RCS), for companies working in the contract cleaning sector. RCS members have come together to protect and promote the welfare and development of their employees; to make sure their experience and capabilities are recognised and developed, and to promote the professionalism of the industry itself.
To help achieve these goals, RCS members have signed up to a series of commitments (see below).
A newly published research report, 'Nanocoatings market by type (anti-fingerprint, anti-microbial, easy-to-clean & anti-fouling, self-cleaning and other), by application (healthcare, food & packaging, marine industry, water treatment equipment, electronics, construction, automotive, energy and others), and by region - trends & forecasts to 2019', reveals that the market for nanocoatings is projected to reach $14,219.05 million by 2019, increasing with a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 24.68% between 2014 and 2019.
The market is expected to show high growth because of the demands made by evolving environmental protection regulations and standards.
The luxury Whittlebury Hall conference, training centre, hotel and spa in Northamptonshire has taken a proactive approach to hand hygiene by installing a novel cleanliness product and by doing so has become an industry-leader in cleanliness and hygiene.
The hotel has installed a number of specialist hygienic door handles across its facilities in a bid to prevent the spread of germs. By installing the Pure Hold Hygiene Handles, which are mounted onto standard pull-doors in place of normal handles, the hotel joins an exclusive group of health and care facilities to have fitted the Hygiene Handle and is now seeing tangible benefits.
Armed with such a cool name for a school, inspirational school leaders and a dedicated team of educators, Horizon Primary School, Singapore, ventured into the STAR Programme (Sustaining Toilets As Restrooms) for the first time and on its maiden journey, came out impressively with a series of wonderfully executed projects as well as providing a high standard of washroom maintenance.
The Restroom Association of Singapore Inspector was impressed by how much it achieved in just its first year of participation in a programme designed to teach youngsters the importance of good hygiene and to respect washrooms and those that clean them.
After two successful editions in Valencia, Hygienalia+Pulire, Spain's cleaning and professional hygiene trade fair, returns to Madrid where the Pulire brand organised its first five editions on Spanish territory.
The site chosen for the third edition of Hygienalia+Pulire, taking place from 27th - 29th of October 2015, is the 'Pabell-n de Cristal' - a modern building inside the Casa de Campo exhibition centre located in one of the greenest areas of Madrid, a strategic location for both its accessibility and its landscape.
Each year, hundreds of millions of patients around the world are affected by healthcare-associated infections as organisms are transmitted from patient to patient via the unwashed hands of healthcare workers. To help combat these infections, the HyGreen system actively reminds healthcare workers if they forget to wash before patient contact and wirelessly records all hand hygiene events in the hospital.
Papworth Hospital is the UK's largest specialist cardiothoracic hospital and the country's main heart and lung transplant centre, treating over 23,700 inpatient and day cases and 65,000 outpatients each year from across the UK.
Biovigil Hygiene Technologies, whose principal product is a hand sanitising system for hospitals that detects and monitors hand washing, is moving into larger premises in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to enable it to service its growing numbers of contracts and expand its business even more this year.
"We have doubled the size of our office and operations," says Brent Nibarger, the company's chief sales & marketing officer, who explains that the five-year-old company has hired six people in engineering and tech support over the last year.
"This new GEMI supply chain sustainability tool has been designed as a guide to help support and assist with strategic sourcing and procurement, by providing visibility into CO2e and water impacts within a financial context," says Bill Gill, assistant vice president, Environmental Affairs, Smithfield Foods and chair of GEMI as well as GEMI's SCS Work Group.
CILS has launched the CILS-8200S ultimate high-performance, solvent-resistant, durable label range, providing permanent lifelong adhesion and resistance to aggressive chemicals and solvents such as Acetone, MEK, hydraulic brake fluids etc, ensuring critical product data remains legible.
The CILS computer printable surface coating allows variable data (serial numbers, barcodes etc) to be printed in minutes straight from an existing PC and Thermal Transfer printer, providing a hi-tech 'print-and-apply' solvent-resistant labelling solution, eliminating difficult over-laminating and secondary lacquers.
SmartDrive Systems, the driving performance specialist that helps reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency, this week announced that Waxie Sanitary Supply, America's largest independently-owned distributor of sanitary maintenance supplies, is transferring its entire fleet to SmartDrive's video-based safety programme.
Waxie, which distributes quality cleaning chemicals, equipment, disposables and accessories to the building service contractor, school, hospitality, healthcare, military, government, industrial and retail markets, turned to SmartDrive to better protect its drivers and company with a solution that targets its specific risk areas.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For more details and info please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by sending your CV and we will get in touch.
Base salary £30,000 OTE £42,850
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.
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.
Please send your CV to Paul Nixon, Director:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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The Cleaning & Support Services Association is to terminate its role within the Building Futures Group - the organisation formed less than a year ago by the merging of Asset Skills, the Facilities Management Association and the CSSA itself.
Membership of the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers' Association's Soft Tissue Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Scheme has increased by three during a year in which the rigour of the Scheme has been enhanced, according to Mike Stubbs, Chairman of the Scheme's governing Panel.
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