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Worries rise over outbreaks of Avian Flu in West Africa

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Fears are growing that without timely intervention to stem outbreaks of the highly virulent Avian Flu virus H5N1 across West Africa, further spread across the region and beyond is inevitable.
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ACI study shows detergent manufacturers safely, effectively using enzymes in the workplace

Detergent manufacturers have shown that by following industry guidelines on the correct handling of enzymes in factories, they can deliver a safe working environment and help ensure good occupational hygiene, according to newly published research.
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CIRI's Spring 2016 Science & Research Symposium: first call for papers

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The Cleaning Industry Research Institute International, planning for its Spring 2016 Cleaning Science & Research Symposium 'Cleaning Science, Health, Environment, and The Clean Standard:
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Vavea specifies Gast Group diaphragm pump for low maintenance Aeropulse atomiser

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Vavea has specified the Gast Group's diaphragm pump for its low maintenance Aeropulse atomiser - an autonomous industrial cleansing and deodorising system designed for the diffusion of disinfectants and fragrances.
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Nilfisk acquires Auckland, New Zealand-based machinery specialist Kerrick

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Nilfisk Group has completed the acquisition of Kerrick, a large New Zealand/Australian supplier of professional cleaning equipment. Nilfisk says that the acquisition is part of its growth strategy with the aim of playing an active part in the consolidation of the cleaning equipment industry.
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Beverly Hills Pays $500 for every new waterless urinal installed

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While most residents of the state of California are now required to scale back water consumption by 25%, in Beverly Hills the reduction is 35%. This is because the city, as well as its residents, has historically used more water than other communities in the state, mostly for lavish landscaping.
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SNG Commercial expands its Professional product range

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Following a successful launch, SNG Commercial has added a number of new products to its Professional range, including handwashes, laundry powders and trigger sprays.
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How much is a comfortable seat worth?

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When RCM decided to introduce a small, ride-on scrubber drier, the Italian manufacturer took into consideration all the technical and structural options that would produce a strong, efficient and reliable machine that was economically enough to compare favourably with a walk behind machine.
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Low energy air filters: Quick wins for energy savings in buildings

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Camfil UK, a world leader in providing air filtration solutions for maintaining healthy and comfortable indoor environments, has published a paper highlighting the energy saving opportunities that arise from choosing effective air filtration systems within non-domestic buildings.
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I read an interesting article last week, penned by Andy Monteith, Baker Tilly's head of construction, in which has asked readers to consider how they handle contracts that the clients consider to be problematical.

Although the article is aimed predominantly at the construction sector, it could so easily have been written for contractors providing cleaning and facilities management services. In it, Andy suggests that while people tend to expect the contract manager to overcome any issues that the service (or lack of it) throws up, there are many other causes to consider and too many contractors fail to challenge themselves on the root cause. He argues that often the ability to provide the service expected by the client was always going to be difficult to achieve or that the bid price was based on achieving savings that were unrealistic.

Well we've all heard that one before, haven't we?

The costs of submitting a tender can be high when you consider the work and the time involved, yet in Andy's experience it's an area where processes are often not adequately defined and controls are not robust. However, the implications of choosing the wrong contract price can be significantly more severe.

Andy claims that for many internal audit functions, the amount of effort spent focusing on this area remains surprisingly low. He says that an internal audit function should consider how it can play a more proactive role in mitigating contract risk, right at the beginning of the project lifecycle, rather than once things have started to go wrong, and that firms that do this, will reap the benefits time and time again.

This all makes perfect sense, but how does a contractor mitigate for such circumstances as say, an enormous rise in the statutory minimum hourly pay rates that are coming in? Are you able to go back to the clients and ask for more money, or do they expect you to continue as you are and supply the services agreed at greatly reduced margins or perhaps even at a loss? Or do you end up laying people off and expecting already overworked employees to work even harder; damaging your company's reputation because the work is no longer being done properly - and of course, probably losing the contract as a result?

It's a toughie, isn't it?

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This Week's News

Eco-friendly cleaning and developing markets spur growth of ingredients in cleaning applications

The robust market for ingredients in cleaning applications is often overshadowed by that of personal care; however, the recently published 'Ingredients for Household, Industrial, and Institutional Cleaning Applications' report by international market research and management consulting firm Kline, finds that this market carries equally sustainable growth potential, with some country markets increasing at double-digit rates during the forecast period from 2014-2019.

While mature markets like Europe and the US represent a large portion of the total market sales, accounting for over USD 11 billion, developing markets - particularly China, are cleaning the way towards high market share.
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MRSA epidemic fuelling antibiotic resistance

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Jeanine is calling for a comprehensive, aggressive approach to reducing infections in healthcare facilities; strict adherence to hand hygiene; the screening of high-risk patients upon admission along with isolation; thoroughly decontaminating the environment, and equipment and implementing a good antibiotic stewardship programme - moves that should be adhered to in every country as this is, after all, a problem for all of us. She writes:
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Have you got your Unger 'Dog Eared' squeegee channel yet?

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"With so much great feedback received from professional users of our Ultimate we decided to make this feature available to everyone by launching the new S-Channel Plus," says Unger's Hannah Maslova. "Precision engineered in Germany from strong and durable stainless steel and Unger Professional soft rubber, it has notched edges for the secure hold of the channel and rubber. It offers greater results with less effort!"
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FSC certification yields financial benefits for tropical forest businesses, shows WWF report

* pulp.jpgA new WWF cost-benefit analysis of Forest Stewardship Council certification on a cross-section of forest operators finds that tropical and small or medium producers, regardless of geography, can benefit significantly from attaining FSC certification.

The 'Profitability & Sustainability in Responsible Forestry: Economic impacts of FSC certification on forest operators' report, found that on average, the companies examined earned an extra US$1.80 for every cubic metre of FSC-certified roundwood or equivalent, over and above costs associated with certification. The Net Present Value of the decision to pursue FSC was, on average, $6.69 per cubic metre of roundwood or equivalent - a strong positive business case overall for the decision to pursue FSC.
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Children are the future...of messy cars

* Kim-car.jpgThe nations' cars (and that includes company cars that employees have for personal use too) are a breeding ground for bugs and dangerous bacteria, including staphylococcus and eColi, according to new research from car buying and selling website Carfused.com.

After undertaking research which revealed that nearly one in 10 Brits (8%) admit to having a 'dirty' car, Carfused tasked the University of Nottingham to dig deeper and find out what lies beneath the darker recesses of our cars. The Micro-Biology department at the University took swabs from steering wheels, foot wells and seats to find out just what was lurking underneath.
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Tissue World Jakarta preliminary agenda announced

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With a two day conference, 15 exhibiting sponsors and social functions, Tissue World Jakarta, which is being held on 28th and 29th October 2015, should provide some answers.
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Idexx Water Division launches Quanti-Tray Sealer Plus

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The Quanti-Tray Sealer Plus is used with Quanti-Tray and Quanti-Tray 2000, in conjunction with Idexx's Colilert and Coliert-18 tests, Pseudalert and Enterolert, to quantify bacterial testing results for coliforms, E. coli, enterococci, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa respectively.
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PortionPac introduces safer, better, smarter solutions

* portionpac.jpgPortionPac Chemical Corporation, which since 1964 has been providing pre-measured, maximum concentrate, portion control detergents in water-soluble packs, tells us that it has improved its entire product line including formulations, packaging and manufacturing, with a view to providing safer, better and smarter solutions for its customers.

This summer PortionPac will complete its transition to manufacturing operations that will increase production capabilities and dramatically reduce lead times. Along with production changes, PortionPac has improved its formulations and upgraded packaging.
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£50k finance deal fuels growth for Warrington cleaning equipment firm

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Peter and Deborah Bird, along with Karl Teare, started Rokserv six years ago to sell and refurbish industrial cleaning equipment. They invested less than £3,000 and operated from a small industrial unit. The company was then approach by and subsequently teamed up with international industrial cleaning equipment manufacturer, Wetrok AG, to become its UK distributor.
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Brayborne re-awarded cleaning contract with Eastleigh College & Quilley School of Engineering for third time since 2001

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With a strong presence across the south of England in the specialist education sector, Brayborne has been working successfully with Eastleigh College & Quilley School of Engineering delivering specialist and regular cleaning services for some years.
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Royal Pharmaceutical Society appoints Emprise

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society, the professional membership body for pharmacists and pharmacy in Great Britain, has appointed Emprise Services to manage its cleaning and waste management services.

The three-year deal will see Emprise provide daily and periodic cleaning, washroom services, consumables and waste services at RPS's new head office at 66 East Smithfield, London.
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Metal recycling firm fined after worker suffered hand and arm injuries

* scrap-yard.jpgTotternhoe Metal Recycling has been fined after a worker was injured whilst delivering waste metal. The 40 year old worker from Bedfordshire, who does not wish to be named, lost the top of his thumb and suffered damage to his hand and arm in the incident which happened last April at The Recycling Centre, The Lime Works in Totternhoe.
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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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Why do clients buy services from facilities management companies?

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For the last three years, Mitie has engaged with senior property and facilities management directors through a series of research projects, conducting extensive interviews to really build a detailed understanding of the factors that are influencing the shape and operation of commercial property estates.
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LCC cleans without chlorine

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Popular family-friendly cleaning event returns to Wicksteed Park this September

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On 12th September the National Carpet Cleaners Association will be holding its fifth Carpet Cleaners Carnival at Wicksteed Park in Kettering, Northamptonshire. Open to everyone and free to attend, the Carpet Cleaners Carnival (CCC) is a popular event which brings together participants from the UK's flooring and soft furnishings cleaning industry, providing an excellent networking opportunity and the chance to learn something new.
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UK government agrees high level principles for stewardship regime for rodenticides

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Cleaning contractor features in HSE's latest health & safety case study video

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Chicopee provides charity support

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Chicopee has been donating cloths and wipes to FoodCycle, a charity running community projects to reduce food poverty and social isolation across the UK, since 2011 and now also provides the charity's community cafe 'Pie in the Sky', in Bromley-by-Bow, London, with its cleaning products. Pie in the Sky runs a training programme for volunteers to help them develop the skills and confidence they need to get a job in the catering industry.
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Chemical company fined for acid fumes exposure

Airedale Chemical Company, which manufactures and distributes surfactants to a number of brand leaders in the cleaning chemicals sector, has been fined as a result of an incident whereby people at a neighbouring company were exposed to nitric acid fumes.
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Have your say on cutting red tape in the waste industry

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The Government has launched the Cutting Red Tape programme and it is asking the waste & recycling industry to get involved.

'Cutting Red Tape' aims to get rid of unnecessary bureaucracy. It intends to shine a light on out-of-date legislation and any confusing implementation, such as unhelpful government guidance or needlessly complex inspection regimes, to ensure they make sense. It builds on the successes of 'Red Tape Challenge' and Business/Focus on Enforcement.
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"Fair deal for cleaners makes business sense for our industry," says Nviro

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The Government's commitment to raising the bar for low-paid workers has been welcomed by cleaning and facilities management services company Nviro, which is calling on the rest of the industry to go further by supporting a true 'living wage' for its employees.
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University praises "exceptional" support from Lanes Group to resolve sewage pump failure

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Lanes Group has been praised for its fast action in response to a drainage fault at a Scottish university that resulted in sewage building up inside a deep sump chamber.
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Principle Cleaning partners with Broadgate Connect and Elba to support those with mental health issues

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Principle Cleaning tells us it is proud to be involved in a pioneering project to help local people who have suffered from mental health issues back into work.
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New high performance sweeping attachment: The Sweepertec

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July brings the launch of Brushtec's new high performance forklift sweeping attachment range: The Sweepertec. The 100% British-made, new brush system is designed for sites that only occasionally need to be swept and where the purchase of a dedicated sweeper and operator can not be justified.
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Matrix has added two heavy duty chassis to its range

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Offered in two designs to fit many of the British manufacturer's commercial steam cleaning and gum removal machines, the new chassis allow the machine user to manoeuvre the machine more easily and more safely over large areas and uneven surfaces.
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Important changes at the British Cleaning Council

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As well as accepting a new member, it was all change at the top when the BCC convened for its quarterly meeting and AGM recently, with Simon Hollingbery (pictured) taking over as Chairman from Doug Cooke, who stepped down after three years in the role.
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Cleaning Show organisers announce new regional event in Manchester

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As revealed in Cleanzine several weeks ago, The British Cleaning Council and Quartz Business Media, organisers of the UK's largest dedicated cleaning & hygiene exhibition - The Cleaning Show - were searching for an appropriate venue in which to stage a similar, regional event in Manchester next year, following the successful show at London's ExCeL earlier this year. They have just announced the details...
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Regent Samsic expands Toucan ECA cleaning technology offer

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Regent Samsic has expanded its electro chemical activation (ECA) cleaning technology range to include solutions for medium to large scale site applications.

The first cleaning contractor to adopt the eco-friendly 1.5 litre Toucan Eco II cleaning system across all of its UK sites, it is working with solution developer Centrego on a further range of models with varying tank capacities devised to enhance service delivery.
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Informative new website for Loo of the Year Awards

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