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Study finds important gaps in evidence for best methods for cleaning hospital rooms

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Tray tables, bed rails, light switches and toilets - all common surfaces that provide the perfect opportunity for swapping germs between patients and healthcare workers.
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Hygiene practices have helped keep Ebola out of the classroom

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As students in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone begin their summer holidays, measures put in place to protect them from the Ebola virus are being credited with having helped keep classrooms free from any infections.
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The future of Europe is circular...

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Europe could gain around 50 billion euros and 300,000 jobs by moving to a circular economy, according to The Dutch organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO).
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How a water-based residual surface modification technology could help protect the workplace

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Goldshield Technologies has developed a surface modification technology that is capable of leaving a mono molecular antimicrobial layer on any surface once dry.
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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.
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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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Welcome to the first issue of Cleanzine, following our Summer break. I hope that if you’ve joined those of us who take a holiday over the month of August, you’ve had a good one – and also that you’ve enjoyed some drier weather than we have in our neck of the woods!

I’ve produced this issue while attending a huge electronics fair in Berlin and of course it’s reminded me that CMS Berlin is just a few weeks away.

One of the subjects I’ve discussed while at the many cleaning shows I’ve attended over the years is the fact that the shows are set up in halls which are initially clean and that those demonstrating their equipment are doing so on already clean carpets and floors, (which get cleaner as the shows – and the cleaning – progress) which kind of defeats the object of the demonstration. OK you can show a machine’s manoeuvrability and ease of use but you can’t really convince onlookers of how efficient it is, can you?

Of course some exhibitors will cleverly smear the area to be cleaned with some sort of dirt or muck but the result is never quite as convincing as real, ground-in dirt, or chewing gum that’s so old and so walked over that it appears to have become part of the pavement or flooring itself, is it?

If you’re a manufacturer of chewing gum removal or other street cleaning equipment and are planning to exhibit at CMS I have a tip for you… the area around the airport – within the airport itself but outside of the main buildings – like so many other public places around the world, is covered in old gum and looks very grimy. If it were me, I’d be talking to the airport authorities and arranging to demonstrate my equipment, cleaning the exterior areas of the airport itself. That way the airport will be made clean and discourage other selfish facility users from trashing the place, and you will have demonstrated that your products and equipment can really do the trick when it comes to removing tough stains, gum and ground-in dirt.

And if you’re exhibiting at the show and would like to tell our 100,000-plus readers around the world why they should be considering you as a supplier, do please send in your press releases and pictures as soon as you can.

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This Week's News

Global market study on HAI control: cleaning and sterilisation to witness highest growth by 2020

A new report by Reportlinker on hospital-acquired infections, predicts that cleaning and sterilisation will witness their highest growth by 2020.

The report notes that a lack of proper sanitation in hospitals, poor infrastructure, and a lack of awareness amongst healthcare workers are some of the common causes that are boosting the number of HAI cases, as are the lack of training and poor infection control practices in hospitals. It also notes that other factors influencing the spread of HAIs include age and nutritional status, saying that the elderly and those suffering from malnutrition have decreased levels of immunity and thus are more prone to acquire HAIs.
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Ecolab to acquire select assets of Swisher Hygiene

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Sales in 2014 for the operations included in the agreement were approximately $176 million.
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SCA partners 2theloo as new toilet facility opens in London

* Tork-sponsors-2theloo.jpgThe UK's first 2theloo toilet facility - sponsored by Tork manufacturer SCA - was officially opened by Margriet Leemhuis, Deputy Head of Mission at the Dutch Embassy, in London's Covent Garden on August 26th.

2theloo is a highly successful international chain of away-from-home 'toilet stores'. Equipped with Tork toilet tissue, hand towels and soap products, the facilities combine spotlessly clean toilets with an affiliated shop. First set up in response to a growing dissatisfaction with the unavailability of public washrooms in European cities, these facilities were the brainchild of Dutch entrepreneurs Eric Treurniet and Almar Holtz who opened the first 2theloo toilet shop in Amsterdam in 2012.
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New networking tool lets visitors make the most of CMS

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Rosemor to launch new product range at CMS Berlin

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Rosemor's Efi Rosen tells us that the company has been working hard with its customers around the world to develop the best solution to escalator and travelator cleaning. Dealing directly with British customers nationwide, worldwide dealers and end users, the company's engineers have adapted the Rotomac and Rotofast to create the most innovative product range, ensuring that the equipment continues to be a world leader in escalator and travelator cleaning technology.
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Vectair Systems launches four new aerosol fragrance ranges

* Vectair-fragrances-270ml.jpgVectair Systems, famous for its leading hygiene solutions and sanitary brands across 120 countries worldwide, has grouped its new and existing Airoma aerosol fragrances into four new ranges, which are: Classics, Fruits, Oriental, and Airoma Therapy & Spa.

These ranges make it easier for customers to identify suitable fragrances for their particular aircare needs.
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Meridian pressure washers for when the going gets tough

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The machines are fitted with extra heavy duty high pressure pumps and feature robust frames and double thickness stainless steel covers and are perfect for marine, shipping and extreme and heavy duty industrial applications.
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Extraction cleaning - the power of powders

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"Often, powdered detergents can actually go much further due to dilution rates and higher concentration. If there are cleaning staff going off to fulfil a contract clean, then they can easily use the provided spoon in the tub to add the correct amount of products to some hot water, dissolve, and then add to the tank.
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Sink or swim for industrial equipment: pH neutral rust remover saves equipment otherwise written-off

* NC23-X-Rust.jpgNCH Europe has this week launched X-Rust 7, a powerful pH neutral rust removal solution. Designed for the immersion of steel based plant and machinery equipment, X-Rust 7 eliminates even the most severe rust in 24 hours.

The solution is pH neutral, dilutes 1:10, is effective at room temperature and leaves a temporary protective coating after application.
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Soapbox: CIPD calls for balance in debate on zero hours contracts

* gerwyn_davies.jpgGerwyn Davies, labour market adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, writes in response to yesterday's Office for National Statistics report on zero-hours contracts, which have shown a modest increase:

"The latest ONS statistics suggest that there has been a further modest increase in the number of people on zero-hours contracts and a growing proportion of people on zero-hours contracts for more than a year.
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The Esprit streamlines FM cleaning

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The introduction of the Duomatic Esprit scrubber dryer follows the announcement of the new partnership between cleaning system specialist Wetrok and national distributor and training provider Jigsaw Cleaning Systems. Wetrok is working with Jigsaw and its partners to provide what it says are unrivalled products, services and support through its growing distribution network.
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ISSA names new executive director and board members

* John-Barrett.jpgCongratulations to John Barrett, who took up his new role as executive director of the ISSA this week, and the new board members. John Barrett replaces John Garfinkel, who will work in a consultative capacity through 2016 to facilitate a smooth transition.

John Barrett has served as an ISSA board member for the past six years, with the last three as an officer, serving this year as treasurer.
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Mitie helps Network Rail achieve Carbon Trust Standard for Waste

Network Rail, under the management of Mitie, the facilities management company, has become one of the first organisations in the transport sector to be awarded the Carbon Trust Standard for Waste certification for all of its UK corporate offices and training centres.

The Carbon Trust Standard for Waste provides a framework for organisations to measure, manage and reduce their waste outputs year-on-year, with independent verification of actual progress. Thanks to Mitie, Network Rail was awarded a particularly high score in the qualitative waste management assessment conducted as part of the certification, putting the business in the top 10% of all organisations assessed by the Carbon Trust.
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Ladder Association launches 2015 Ladder Exchange

* idiots-on-ladders.jpgThe Ladder Association has launched this year's Ladder Exchange, which will run from 1st September to 31st December. Established by the Health & Safety Executive in 2007 - and now run and managed by the industry trade body - the campaign has already resulted in thousands of 'dodgy' ladders being taken out of service.

The Ladder Exchange allows users to exchange old and/or defective ladders for safe new ones - at a discount - at any of the scheme's participating partners located throughout the UK. It also champions safe ladder use and the need to inspect and maintain ladders at regular intervals in accordance with the regulations.
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FM company fined after worker suffers HAV

A facilities management company has been fined for safety failings that contributed to a grounds maintenance worker sustaining Hand Arm Vibration.

Nottingham Magistrates' Court heard how, between 2007 and 2012, an employee of UPP (Broadgate Park) operated mowers, strimmers and a leaf blower as part of his work for the company, and was regularly exposed to levels of vibration which were above the Exposure Limit Value and Exposure Action Value. He reported ill health symptoms to his line manager but no action was taken.
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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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UK show debut for Citymaster 1600

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The latest addition to Hako's impressive line-up of sweepers is to make its UK debut at the country's top event for recycling and waste management professionals. Visitors to the Hako stand at RWM (September 15th -17th at Birmingham's NEC) will be able to get a close up look at the first Citymaster 1600 Citycleaner to arrive in the country and discover why it's already creating something of a stir in the municipal arena.
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Fewer than half of businesses believe they have a duty of care to employee health

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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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Brayborne Facilities Services, one of the UK's leading contract cleaning companies, has been re-awarded the cleaning contract for Eastleigh College & Quilley School of Engineering.
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Royal Pharmaceutical Society appoints Emprise

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Metal recycling firm fined after worker suffered hand and arm injuries

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Totternhoe 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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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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LCC Support Services, the independent national service provider, has taken another major step forward in its campaign to preserve the environment. Following extensive trials, LCC is installing Lotus Pro aqueous ozone (AO) systems into the cleaning rooms of many of its larger client sites, thus enabling its staff to provide more hygienic and effective cleaning.
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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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A cross-government 'Oversight Group' has agreed a set of high-level principles to assist industry in developing stewardship regimes to control the use of rodenticides.
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Cleaning contractor features in HSE's latest health & safety case study video

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The Health & Safety Executive occasionally produces video and narrative case studies, where businesses tell their stories of how they manage health & safety effectively and proportionately and how online HSE guidance helps them to do so.
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Chicopee provides charity support

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