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An extra hall for next year's Amsterdam show!

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In response to the increasing demand for stand space and the request for more networking space by the visitors and exhibitors, the organisers of ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam have decided to add an extra hall to the floor plan, creating more possibilities for existing and new exhibitors.
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Today, the people of Britain go to the polls and I can’t remember a general election that has been so exciting and one in which so many parties have items in their manifestos that could have such an impact on our industry. I’d love to have your thoughts on the pledges to massively increase the National Minimum Wage and those concerning immigration – and no doubt I’ll get them after what I’m about to say…

I’m a strong supporter of the London Living Wage and am pleased that so many employers in our industry are paying it. Many, however, are not - and while I’m aware that people have businesses to keep afloat, I have a household to run, money’s tight and I don’t think it’s fair that my taxes should go towards topping up other people’s pay when their often wealthy employers should be paying them enough to live on in the first place.

A small room in a shared house in my road is going for £100 a week plus bills. How can someone on minimum wage or a zero hours contract afford that? And when you’re doing a full working week, where’s the dignity in having to claim benefits to top up your income so you can pay your rent and feed your family? It’s not really on, is it?

I know the cost of living is less outside London and the South East, but wonder whether the National Minimum Wage is really high enough for those earning it, to be able to live. And how will they be able to save for retirement, when earning so little?

Some parties are promising to control the numbers or ‘calibre’ of those coming into our country. Our industry relies heavily on immigrant workers and many employers have entire contracts serviced by cleaners from a particular country who look after recruitment if more cleaners are needed; they tell me they can’t get the Brits to do the work and that if they do, turnover is high.

Wherever you are in the chain, how will any changes in legislation affect you and how do you plan to overcome the problems they might present (or spend the extra money)? And do you agree or disagree with the comments I’ve made today? If you’re one of our thousands of overseas readers, what do you think about potential changes to our immigration laws? Please do let me know!

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This Week's News

Emergency messaging critical in preventing cholera after Nepal earthquake

* Wateraid-Nepal.jpgWaterAid Nepal has begun an emergency response programme providing water, sanitation and hygiene services to districts hit by the recent earthquake.

The development organisation, which has been working in Nepal since 1987, will work with long established partners in five regions providing water purification tablets and hygiene kits to survivors, ensuring safe water in areas where the supply has been cut off and installing emergency sanitation measures such as pit latrines and trenches.
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Principle becomes first cleaning contractor in Europe to achieve CIMS accreditation

* CIMS-Certified.jpgPrinciple Cleaning is once again leading the way in the cleaning industry by having gained a coveted CIMS accreditation and in so doing has become Europe's very first cleaning contractor to achieve it.

Launched by global association ISSA, the Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) is the first consensus-based management standard that outlines the primary characteristics of a successful, quality cleaning organisation.
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Spreading the word, not the microbes, on safe hand drying to optimise hand hygiene

* hands-chart.jpgThe European Tissue Symposium, ETS, has announced that it will be taking part in the International Conference on Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC) in order to stress the importance of proper hand drying as a part of optimal hand hygiene.

A World Health Organisation (WHO) initiative, which will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 16th - 19th June, ICPIC provides a forum for the exchange of knowledge and experience in the prevention of healthcare-associated infection and control of antimicrobial resistance.
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Asia's largest nonwovens exhibition SINCE/ANEX 2015 takes place next week

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The 16th Shanghai International Nonwovens Conference & Exhibition (SINCE), combined with Asia Nonwovens Exhibition and Conference (ANEX) will be held in Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Centre, from 13th - 15th May, 2015.
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Ecoppia's E4 water-free solar panel cleaning robots now cleaning 5 million panels/month

* Eccopia-e4-robot.jpgEcoppia, a developer of automated, water-free photovoltaic (PV) solar panel cleaning solutions, has announced that its E4 robotic solar panel cleaning system is now fully operational on five additional PV production facilities in the Middle East, totalling more than 35 MW.

With these new systems in its portfolio, Ecoppia's E4 system is now cleaning approximately five million panels every month.
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State Opening of Parliament and Trooping of the Colour may be marred by cleaners' strike

* State-Opening.jpgJust prior to the State Opening of Parliament and the Trooping of the Colour at St James's Park, is not the best time for the people responsible for cleaning those locations to be on strike - but that is what we may be facing unless an ongoing dispute can be quickly resolved.

Further to a recent news story on the subject, GMB members employed by OCS in Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James's Park, Green Park, Grosvenor Square and Brompton Cemetery in London are being balloted for strike action over OCS serving notice to move from weekly to monthly pay without - according to the Union - agreement with staff and on a number of other issues.
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Strengthening healthcare systems and delivery - 'Hand Hygiene is Your Entrance Door'

* How-to-hand-wash.jpgHong Kong's Department of Health (DH), through a series of events and promotional materials, called for healthcare workers and the public to pay attention to hand hygiene in support of the annual Hand Hygiene Awareness Day on May 5th.

Proper hand hygiene is the key element to infection control in healthcare settings and also a good habit for the general public. Since 2005, Hong Kong has pledged support to the World Health Organisation (WHO)'s first global patient safety challenge, 'Clean Care is Safer Care', and is committed to promoting good hand hygiene to control the spread of infectious diseases.
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From evolution to revolution as Rawlins unleashes Battery Autovac in the UK

* OAVB-Overhead.jpgDenis Rawlins has unleashed the battery-powered OmniFlex AutoVac - a Crossover Cleaning machine designed to do the job of advanced scrubber driers at a fraction of the cost.

The OmniFlex range is a modular cleaning system that allows building managers and cleaners on tight budgets to 'cross over' from mopping to hygienic, automated cleaning in easy and highly cost-effective steps.
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‘Gum Gulper’ uses steam and biodegradable detergent to break down gum then sucks up slurry

* gum-gulper.jpgSteam Clean Systems, the Sussex based steam cleaner specialist, has developed a new chewing gum removal system. Named ‘Gum Gulper’, this standalone system utilises super-heated steam and a biodegradable detergent to break down the gum.

Its vacuum feature then allows the operator to remove the slurry – something many other standalone systems leave behind – so the surface is left both clean and dry.
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SCA to launch new Tork Industrial Low-Lint Cleaning Cloth in North America

* Trevor-Kelley_SCA.jpgEarlier this week, SCA, the producer of the Tork brand of Away-from-Home professional hygiene products, announced the launch of a new, extremely low-lint wiper for technical cleaning tasks involving sensitive surfaces.

Designed to meet the needs of clients in lint and static electricity-sensitive industries such as electronics, aircraft manufacturing, printing, vehicle painting and food processing, the Tork Industrial Low-Lint Cleaning Cloth delivers extremely low-lint cleaning, certified anti-static properties, excellent solvent use and a high absorption capacity of oil and water.
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Distributor support, training and advice with Greyland

* RD-Supplies-House.jpgDistributors of janitorial products, and especially cleaning chemicals, naturally expect product support from their suppliers, and Greyland is no exception.

Detailed information on all their chemicals is readily available from their website, and luckily, due to the 'says what is does' labelling policy, customers know exactly what they are looking for, and are examining the correct product information without any confusion!
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TCFM awarded further distribution centre contracts

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Leading TCFM’s distribution centre sales growth, business development manager Mark Parish comments of the Daventry new build contract:
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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.
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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; keith.baker01@btinternet.com, tele; +44 1162609171, Mob; +44 7712 142706.


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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.


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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.
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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.
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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.
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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. 
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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.
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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. 
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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 rossi.marco@lavorwash.it by sending your CV and we will get in touch.


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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.
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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 sales@rawlins.co.uk


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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:
tenders@birkinservices.co.uk


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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 mark@groveswindowcleaning.com

www.groveswindowcleaning.co.uk


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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
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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.
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Training and Development Manager
Northampton, UK
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.
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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
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New module in Cleaning Masterclass series launched

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A brand new, unique, online course in domestic and residential cleaning is now available. This course is also perfect for guesthouses, bed and breakfasts, small hotels and holiday homes, where a high standard of cleaning and appearance is expected without question and the lack of good cleaning can ruin the reputation and break the business.
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Matrix makes easy work of training in steam cleaning procedures and machine set up

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We all know how important it is to get the best out of any cleaning machine, and using any type of cleaning machine correctly is all down to the training being delivered professionally and accurately.

This can be a very costly exercise - especially if the machine has been supplied by a company that is located a long distance away from where the machine is to be used.
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Cleaners kicking up some dust

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UK cleaners have got their union involved in a couple of disputes this week, with one group currently on strike (unless the strike action has been averted between writing this piece and Cleanzine's subsequent broadcast).
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Should shops provide washroom facilities for their customers?

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Gillian Kemp, leader of the ‘Truckers Toilets UK Campaign’
asked readers of the Public Toilets UK newsletter last month whether there should be customer washrooms in shops.

“Two main comments were made,” she tells us:

(1) Shops selling food and drink to be consumed on the premises should have a customer loo available – nothing fancy; just a clean loo and wash basin with toilet tissue, soap and drying facilities
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£150 million boost for contract cleaning market in 2015

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The contract cleaning market is set for inflation busting growth, says a new report from MTW Research, with sales rising by more than 3% in 2015.
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CHSA launches Accreditation Scheme for industrial cotton mops

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Determined to continue driving up standards in the cleaning industry, the Cleaning & Hygiene Supplier's Association has developed and is now launching the Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Scheme for Cotton Mops. Its purpose is to drive up standards in the manufacture, description and labelling of mops.
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Events & Exhibitions

ISSA/Interclean North America
11-14th September 2017
Las Vegas
USA

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BICSc Annual Awards
14th September 2017
inc Education Programme and Exhibition

Whittlebury Hall Hotel, Northamptonshire
UK


WFBSC
18-20th September 2017
Berlin
Germany

Held simultaneously with CMS

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CMS
19-22nd September 2017
Cleaning. Management.Services
Berlin
Germany

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ISSA/Interclean Istanbul
18-20th October 2017
Turkey
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Clean Middle East Pulire
7-9th November 2017
Dubai
UAE

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Loo of the Year Awards
2nd December 2017
30th Anniversary of this popular event
St Johns Hotel, Solihull
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Clean India Technology Week
18-20th January 2018
Mumbai,
India

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The Manchester Cleaning Show
11-12th April 2018
2nd outing for this busy 2-day event
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ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam
15-18th May 2018
Amsterdam
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