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Day one of Pulire ended in rather spectacular fashion yesterday evening. Heavy rain and lightning flashes accompanied the sounds of Eugenio Finardi and his band, who’d taken to the stage to round up the Stardust Party, following the presentation of the Pulire 2015 Innovation Awards. Sadly, what looked to have been a promising and fun night, was marred somewhat by the type of weather we’re used to in England but which we’ve not really experienced during our visits to Verona.
The organisers had clearly put a lot of thought and hard work into the party and we enjoyed ourselves until the weather forced us to flee. I could still hear the band when I reached my hotel room and had I not been quite so wet I might have returned to the exhibition halls to enjoy the rest of the performance, but common sense prevailed as I knew we’d have a busy day today too.
The show itself attracted lots of visitors but we’re expecting even more today as Day 2 always tends to be the busier than Day 1 for some reason. John and I will be spending some of the day, looking at the products that made the Innovation Awards finals to see what caught the judges’ attention, although we’re expecting to have to push our way through the crowds to be able to do so.
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The show was officially opened following announcements by (from left) Matteo Marino, President of AfidampFAB, Andrea Miglioranzi, President of AMIA Verona, Stefano Casali, Deputy Mayor of Verona, Giovanni Mantovani - General Director of Veronafiere andToni D'Andrea, Managing Director at Afidamp Servizi, with the event ably held together by Afidamp’s Chiara Calati
After much deliberation, the international jury of experts, consisting of Doug Cook - chairman of the British Cleaning Council, Peter Hug - CEO of EUnited , Simon Chen - CEO of ICE , Tibor Ritz - training expert, and Toni D' Andrea - CEO of Afidamp Services, selected the six finalists in the Pulire Clean Innovation Awards 2015.
The finalists were:
Getting ready: this Brunello-based company offers a myriad of cleaning products, equipment and chemicals under the Kleen Purgatis banner, for just about any type of cleaning task.
10:30 – 12:00 – Forum Pulire
Internet of things: a new revolution in the cleaning industry?
‘Internet of Things’ is changing the relationship between manufacturers, dealers and consumers in a way called ‘connected experience’. Physical objects are integrated into the Internet to make everyone’s life easier and connected… in one world ‘smart’. These concepts are targeted at professional cleaning.
12:15 – 16:30 Press conference & workshop ‘European Cleaning Days’
Venue: Mascagni Room
14:30 – 16:30
Conference: Sweeping and urban cleanliness: technologies for effective management of the service complying with environment and citizens
Organisation: Afidamp Servizi, Federambiente, Fise Assoambiente
Venue: Salieri Room
15:30 – 17:30: The seven steps system. A smart way for public procurement in the services
Organisation: Scuola Nazionale Servizi
Venue: Stand AfidampFED (Pavilion III)
People can’t help themselves but stop and look at the award winning Banana Cone, which is manufactured from very thick, bright and high quality polypropylene that is extremely durable, through a plastic injection moulding process. The Banana Cone is extremely durable and the warning message is inherent in the shape of the cone!
Black and red silkscreen printed on all four sides, the bananas are offered in multi lingual versions.
Suitable for cleaning floors in the smallest of spaces, such as in offices, shops, workshops, taverns, terraces , around private pools and in any other environment that has very narrow passages, the Baby is very easy to manoeuvre.
Ariston Cleaning Solutions, which manufactures tools for professional cleaning, has now off its portfolio with a new range. It says of its latest offering: “We did our very best while creating the Aricasa Professional line.”
Alberti International tells us that the flagship of its new range of machines is the Idropulizia Hot, which has been designed to provide reliability and an effective solution to every cleaning need. As well as scrubbing, it offers a myriad of other options thanks to an array of accessories that includes a sandblasting kit and a drainpipe cleaning head. It can be used in hard water areas thanks to a magnetic limescale removing device.
Wm System has been manufacturing loading ramps for commercial vehicles since 1991. Thanks to the flexibility of its products and its experienced technicians, the company is now able to offer a complete range of loading ramps for commercial vehicles and a wide range of accessories aimed at making your commercial vehicles as practical as possible.
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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.
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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 email@example.com 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.
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