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PGI reaches agreement to acquire Dounor
PGI Specialty Materials announced today that its subsidiary has reached an agreement to acquire Dounor SAS, a French manufacturer of materials used in hygiene, healthcare and industrial applications.
Freshu – the sustainable alternative to the wet wipe
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.
The most efficient DI Pure Water System ever!
John Austen and I were impressed by Unger's nLite HydroPower DI Filters, which exceed standard DI filter efficiency, performance, workflow and comfort thanks to many new patented design features.
New report says 'smart' and self-cleaning surface market will be worth $13.5 billion by 2020
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.
Elevance Clean 1200 now commercially available in Europe
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.
Vax Commercial launches VCSD-03 cordless hard floor spot washer
There's a spillage stain on the canteen floor... or a leaky tap has caused a flood in the office washroom... or clients have ignored your entrance mats and walked-in mud, rain and debris from outside... If only there was a machine that offered all the convenience of a mop and bucket, but which didn't demand all the hard work...
New iMop floor scrubber dryer takes top award
“This machine is going to change the cleaning industry the same way iPhone changed mobile phones,” claims T L Killi’s – and the judges of the Innovation Awards clearly think the company has a point as the machine was judged ‘Overall Winner’ of the Innovations Awards…
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In something of a first, this leader has nothing to do with cleaning. I might normally look for a tenuous link, dubbing it a ‘housekeeping’ or health & safety piece, but on this occasion there’s no need. I’m sharing since I ought to and because I can. If it saves the life of just one of Cleanzine’s 100,000-plus readers it will have been well worth using a bit of ‘journalistic licence’!
My Facebook status posted last Friday probably says it best: “Just had a lucky escape... although it's only March & a rainy day, sunshine had reached my mirror - some six feet away from the window - & the beam had set light to this canvas box. Lucky Melissa Hobbs & I were home to investigate & prevent house from burning down. Watch where you put your mirrors peeps & don’t be fooled by the March sun!”
Comments from friends taught me it was the magnifying side of the mirror, facing the sun, which caused the issue, so do be careful about how you angle mirrors (and magnifying glasses!) – even if it doesn’t appear to be that sunny and even if they’re nowhere near the window.
And although my smoke alarm is working fine, it hadn’t gone off before I discovered the smouldering canvas box. Mel puts this down to the strong smell of aftershave we were discussing in the downstairs hallway which kept us in that part of the house and thus closer to the source of the problem and more able to discover it before it could do much damage. She’s convinced it was her father, who sadly left these parts (or so we had thought!) eight years ago, come back to warn us. Whatever it was that tipped us off that something was wrong, we’re grateful it’s just a canvas box that was burnt and that John Austen’s not writing this leader in my place…
There’s a growing movement to remind people in my part of the world to do the ‘Tick Tock Test’, by testing their smoke alarms when they put their clocks forward (as we did last weekend) to make the most of the lighter Summer evenings. OK, so you might have missed that opportunity, but there’s no reason not to do it today and while you’re at it, do please share my story with your family and colleagues. It might just save someone's home or workplace - and even a life…
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This Week's News
High levels of entries being received for 2015 Loo of the Year Awards
Entries are now being received for the 2015 Loo of the Year Awards - now in their 28th year. Managing director Mike Bone reports: "We are thrilled to report high levels of entries for a large range of entry categories. To date, 25% are shopping centres and 39% of all entries have been from cleaning and facilities management companies.
"All entrants recognise the benefit of an independent assessment of the service provided either by their own staff or provided to their clients and recognition from 'the standard' for away from home toilets.
WaterAid named No.1 water, sanitation and hygiene charity
Philanthropedia - whose mission it is to improve the effectiveness of non-profit organisations - awarded WaterAid the number one spot in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector after surveying experts to identify who was making the greatest impact.
WaterAid, which is supportedby so many companies in this industry, has been ranked highest of 16 outstanding non-profits working in water, sanitation and hygiene.
Cromwell's 'EaZee' answer to waste
Cromwell Polythene has added a handy dispenser pack to its Professional range of refuse sacks for the away from home cleaning and janitorial market. Named 'EaZee', the cardboard carton has a perforated lid, which minimises wastage and facilitates the easier and quicker dispensing of individual sacks.
Containing 200 of Cromwell's own ensa brand sacks, tested to EN standards and developed in response to customer demand for a product that guarantees performance across a range of design weights, the dispenser pack also provides a neat and convenient storage solution.
Everyone can be part of the cleaning evolution with new Crossover modular system
Cleaning is evolving, and neither the size of a building nor a small cleaning budget need hold back progress -thanks to an impressive modular cleaning system - says Denis Rawlins.
The company behind the 'Chop the Mop' campaign is promoting the OmniFlex Crossover Cleaning System as an alternative to traditional mopping that allows businesses on any budget to achieve more hygienic cleaning.
We have Mail: Cleaning Show success
Having visited the Cleaning Show at its new location at Excel I felt that I must write to congratulate everyone on a good job well done.
The industry wondered if the move back down to London was the right move.
The location couldn't be faulted. The venue itself is fresh and modern with the expected levels of support services.
Resource Minister launches Clean Britain 2015
When litter costs the taxpayer up to £850m a year and fast food litter has increased by 20%, the call to keep Britain clean has never been more urgent.
Entering its 26th year, the 2015 Clean Britain Scheme was launched at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford last week by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management.
We have Mail: a Mitie big success!
Hi Jan, Thanks for making those amendments to the article*, we've had statistics from The Cleaning Show who sent out the original email and they had over 5000 clicks on the link, with only 500 of them coming from their email, so potentially 4500 came from The Cleanzine which is great news.
I know that initially the link in the email didn't work so I just wondered if you had feedback from people who said they couldn't access it. If so, would you consider running the story again in the next edition of The Cleanzine? We can always provide new copy to keep the story fresh.
Latest cleaning products and solutions in Prochem 2015 catalogue
Prochem Europe's new 2015 catalogue and price list adopts the company's revised droplet-themed corporate branding, launched at March's Cleaning Show in London, across a 40-page glossy A4 publication that's clean to look at, easy to read and use, with technical specification data now deployed to the company web site, leaving more space for images and feature summaries.
Colour coded sections span cleaning products, machines, truck mount systems, accessories and training products and services from Prochem Europe, a leading provider of training to carpet & upholstery and floor cleaning and maintenance professionals in the UK.
CBRE to acquire Global Workplace Solutions Business of Johnson Controls
CBRE Group, announced this week that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Global WorkPlace Solutions business of Johnson Controls.
GWS is a market-leading provider of Integrated Facilities Management solutions for major occupiers of commercial real estate and has significant operations around the world.
New best practice guide to quality cleaning launched by Julius Rutherfoord
A free guide highlighting practical ways in which investing in quality cleaning can save an organisation money, has been launched by London specialist in cleaning and hygiene, Julius Rutherfoord.
Far too often cleaning tasks are undertaken by poorly paid individuals, without specialist training and support. These cleaning operatives are likely to underperform, leading to a host of complications and indirect costs.
Dustcontrol delivers for Speedy Hire
In recent months there has been a concerted effort from the Health & Safety Executive to improve awareness of the potential hazards that workplace dust can pose and the necessary steps that firms need to take to to reduce its impact and ensure the safety of their workforce.
Speedy Hire is one of the UK's leading providers of equipment and associated services to the construction and manufacturing industries, delivering a wide range of tools, machinery and support. Part of its offering is provided by Dustcontrol UK, a specialist supplier of dust extraction equipment for a variety of industries.
Armitage Shanks makes splash with new washroom range for schools
Armitage Shanks, has launched a new range of contemporary school washroom products - offering water-saving benefits and available in a variety of a child-friendly fun colours.
The new Contour 21 Splash range aims to transform school washrooms with a wide range of options created to meet the demands of children throughout the different stages of their educational journey.
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We have an opportunity for a
Business Development Manager
We are looking for the right person to join our sales team. A rare opportunity has arisen to join our small, friendly team and sell our premium quality range of floor cleaning and steam cleaning equipment in the North of England and Scotland.
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 sanitize 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.
The successful candidate will be well-organized, professional and capable of dealing with people at all levels. Experience of the cleaning industry is preferred although full product information and training will be given.
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
Ready for the challenge?
If so, please submit your up to date cv to; CERATA Limited, email; firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Recent UK News
Competitive pressure pushes commercial cleaning firms into loss
The latest profit report from Plimsoll Publishing has looked at the UK's Top 942 commercial cleaning firms and assessed each on their profitability and financial health.
The just-published report found that, despite average margins up on last year, 34% of commercial cleaning firms are recording a loss. However, some companies are seeing impressive sales increases.
i-Clean joins EHRC taskforce
i-Clean Systems, the independent best practice benchmarking specialist that has reviewed the practices of over 200 cleaning providers across 5000+ buildings, has joined the Equality & Human Rights Commission responsible procurement taskforce to share knowledge on best practice and responsible procurement in the cleaning industry.
Mitie shares its vision on how we will be working in 2020
Were you at Mitie's Cleaning Show Keynote Address 'How will you be working in 2020'?
Don't worry if you missed the Address, which was delivered by Paul Castle, solutions director of Mitie's cleaning business and Peter Smith, practice leader of the Marketing Doctors, because Mitie has created a whitepaper that outlines its vision of the future of the industry and how it will affect you over the next five years.
Whether you're a supplier, provider or end-user, this paper explains Mitie's view of the future and how you can stay ahead of the game.
Products most likely to be deficient...
According to the panel governing the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers' Association's (CHSA) Manufacturing Standards Soft Tissue Accreditation Scheme, the products of non-members most commonly found to be deficient, are mostly toilet tissue and centre feed rolls, many of which are bought on price per case.
New networking opportunity exclusively focuses on cleaning industry professionals
The Hill Club is a new cleaning & soft-service-related professional networking community (Ed: My thanks to industry stalwarts Sally Ayres and Gary Fage for tipping me off about this story, when we bumped into one another at the Cleaning Show, and to Facilicom's Phil Smith who expertly filled me in on the details. Now that's what networking's all about!).
Created by a group of leading industry professionals - drawn from a broad cross-section of organisations and disciplines - the club aims to provide a comfortable environment for business people in our industry (or associated with it) to connect and build mutually beneficial commercial relationships.
Events & Exhibitions
Clean Middle East Pulire
7-9th November 2017
14-16th November 2017
Loo of the Year Awards
8th December 2017
30th Anniversary of this popular event
St Johns Hotel, Solihull
Clean India Technology Week
18-20th January 2018
The Manchester Cleaning Show
11-12th April 2018
2nd outing for this busy 2-day event
15-18th May 2018
ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo
29-30th August 2018
International Convention Centre Sydney
Budapest Cleaning Show
5-6th October 2018