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I struck lucky last week with my comments on travel plans that went awry and that “it had been touch and go” whether last week’s cleaning show would take place at all! I managed to draw responses from a number British Cleaning Council members saying that I must have been talking about the wrong show (i.e. the event that’s taking place in Birmingham shortly, which was being organised by Martin Scott of Cleaning Show fame) and several from others sharing their travel experiences. You can see some of them on our Facebook page.
To set the record straight, I’m delighted that the show went well and was fully behind it – as the previous week’s leader testifies. I’m also delighted that the show will once again be held in London’s Docklands in 2017 and that some exhibitors have already reserved larger stands than they took this year, (and two years surely gives Transport for London and whoever else is involved, time to get the engineering works over, the trains running to the schedules – and stations – they should and for signposting to be clarified for those unfamiliar with the systems and area)!
In my defence, I wasn’t confusing this show with its rival; two shows – one in a centrally located venue organised by the ‘face’ of the established show and the other organised on behalf of the industry’s umbrella body in an area that many were saying was difficult to get to and expensive to park at… well, it was the talk of the industry for two years and it really was anybody’s guess – however determined the two players may have been. Many manufacturers said they would not support a London show and that they were booking/had booked Birmingham. Clearly one show would not go ahead but until late last year, from where I stood, it was difficult to tell which one it would be…
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The Marine Conservation Society has just issued its 2015 report – the latest in the annual summaries of litter data recorded during British beach cleans each September – and amongst several types of litter that are on the increase, the wet wipe received a special mention.
Wet wipes do not easily disintegrate and can block sewers - and when they are washed into the sea they can end up on the beaches. There is an alternative though in the form of Freshu.
BCC Chairman, Doug Cooke, says the show exceeded all expectations and has confirmed that the 2017 Cleaning Show will also be held at the ExCel, with a number of exhibitors having already booked stand space for the next show in 2017. Doug predicts the show in two years will be bigger and has urged exhibitors to book stand space early.
Research by a UK-based commercial and domestic cleaning company has found widespread support among both mums and dads for equal facilities in toilets run both by councils and retailers.
So weren't at all surprised to see the company's Mark Unger collecting an Innovation Award at the Cleaning Show last week.
NanoMarkets has announced the release of a new report titled, 'Smart Surfaces Markets 2015-2022', which predicts that the smart surfaces market will grow to around $13.5 billion by 2020 and scale to almost $30 billion in 2022. The report follows a January 2015 release on smart coatings markets and reveals that smart solar surfaces (both photovoltaic panels that are monolithically integrated into roofs and windows and self-cleaning solar panels) will be big money spinners, together with self-cleaning walls, windows and other surfaces.
'Smart' surfaces change their function or form in response to outside stimuli. They have attracted attention from the R&D community for a decade and are now being commercialised.
Cleaners in Northern Territory, Australia, have been reimbursed by a total of some Aus $30,000 following a ruling by the Fair Work Ombudsman that their employers has wrongly paid them less than the minimum wage.
The Fair Work Ombudsman conducted an audit of tendering and procurement activities in cleaning services across the country as part of a follow up to a 2010 study.
Elevance Renewable Sciences, a US-based chemicals company that creates speciality chemicals from natural oils, announced during the Cleaning Show that its bio-based ingredient, Elevance Clean 1200, is now commercially available in Europe through Equilex Chemicals BV.
Our picture shows the product's performance being tested against that of alternative products.
The new antimicrobial powder coating SmartProtec, which sets new standards in cold room hygiene, received the title 'Highly Commended' in the 'Best Food Service Innovation' category of the Gulfood Awards 2015.
The awards recognise outstanding and pioneering achievements with significant commercial benefits to the food and beverage industries.
"The complex production process and the many components of conventional floor pads do not make recycling a viable option," said the team. "As a result floor pads are discarded after use, winding up in landfills where it can take hundreds of years for them to decompose.
Recycling professionals are invited to join fellow sustainability trailblazers at The Zero Waste Recognition Lunch, which celebrates the fantastic work that organisations from the public, private and third sector are doing to drive down waste from landfill. The event will be held at the 12th Century Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire on Thursday 9th April 2015.
Guests - whether entrants or non-entrants, will enjoy a sparkling drinks reception, followed by a sumptuous three course lunch whilst networking with a wide range of organisations working towards the same goal. A keynote address will be given by Sue Armstrong-Brown, Head of Policy at the think tank, Green Alliance.
The Delhi Division of India's railway network has launched a cleaning operation focusing on 33 stations, following a directive by the National Green Tribunal. This will include the mechanised cleaning of station premises, drains, rag-picking and rubbish disposal as well as rag-picking a 75km-route length in the National Capital Region.
The Green Tribunal had directed the railway administration to initiate punitive action against people found littering in and around the station premises and along the tracks, reports the Economic Times.
Cleaning is a generic job - it is carried out in all industry groups and all workplaces, and the cleaning industry has proved over several years to be one of the most dynamic sectors representing one of the largest services to business industries in the European Union.
The hazards and risks faced by cleaners include: exposure to dangerous substances, including biological agents that can lead to asthma, allergies, and blood-borne infections; noise and vibration. Slips, trips, and falls, particularly during 'wet work'; electrical hazards from work equipment.
More and more companies are turning to air-operated hoists for effective ways to clean storage tanks. These innovative lifting devices, which offer precise load placement control through convenient hand pendants, are being used successfully for truck tank cleaning operations worldwide.
In fact, J D Neuhaus air-operated hoists are deployed in a wide variety of transport tank cleaning applications, including road and rail transit tankers and marine transporters.
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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.
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