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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.
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Ecolab to acquire select assets of Swisher Hygiene

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Ecolab has reached an agreement to acquire the US operations of Swisher Hygiene for approximately $40 million in cash. Swisher Hygiene provides hygiene and sanitising solutions for the foodservice, hospitality, retail and healthcare markets.
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New networking tool lets visitors make the most of CMS

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Messe Berlin has a new networking tool for trade visitors attending CMS Berlin 2015. Ideal for those wishing to arrive at the show fully prepared, this tool can be used to set up appointments and establish new business contacts before the event has even started.
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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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I do love it when I receive a response to my leaders! Industry colleagues tell me that however busy they may be, they always take time to read the leader. Apparently my words make people think –sometimes they agree and sometimes they don’t… Occasionally the contents will be discussed with colleagues, friends and family and often people plan a response – but rarely do I receive one. This week I’ve had two, which makes me happy!

My point last week was, if National Rail can provide public washrooms and profit financially from them, why can’t local authorities do the same? An interesting response from the Loo of the Year Awards’ Mike Bone appears below, while a comment added to our Facebook page by the Domestic Cleaning Alliance makes me wonder whether the DCA is considering taking up the challenge. It said: “If you can let us know the costs of running a standalone public toilet block for a year I will crunch some numbers to see if it is a viable proposition to charge.”

Mike notes that local authority public toilet provision is not obligatory and I agree with him that many authorities clearly fail to recognise the human need; instead they close facilities to achieve an immediate reduction in costs, then sell the plots to make money which helps balance the books and house a family or few. That may be great in the short term, but if legislation changes one day or those at the helm decide that human need is indeed important, they’re going to have to spend a great deal more further down the line to buy land on which to build public toilets – if they’re lucky enough to find any and can then afford to pay for it, with the way things are going!

If you’re able to help the DCA out with some figures I’d be grateful (just imagine the impact if the DCA, which offers national coverage, sets up a chain of public washrooms!) You can respond to me by email or comment on our Facebook page.

And if you do ever feel inclined to comment on my leaders, I really would love to hear from you – whether you’re on my side at the time or not!

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This Week's News

Humans vs. robots to reduce HAIs: environmental hygiene advocates warn against a 'singular' mindset

* humans-v-robots-info.jpgWhen it comes to reducing the spread of preventable healthcare-associated infections (pHAIs) in hospital rooms, two advocates of intervention programmes are calling for collaboration instead of over-hyped single solutions that can pit humans against new technologies.

In a newly published article, 'Labour vs. New Technology: Can a Robot Process a Hospital Room as Completely as a Human?' George Clarke and John Scherberger write: "In the battle to stop the spread of and reduce HAIs, when the right questions are asked, we come up with common sense solutions such as multimodal intervention, a comprehensive approach to infection prevention in hospitals."
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Vectair Systems on the way to green glory

* VECTAIR_V-AIR_SOLID.jpgHearty congratulations to Vectair Systems, for winning a Green Apple Environment Award in the international campaign to find the greenest companies, councils and communities. 

Having competed against more than 500 other nominations in the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice, the company will be presented with the Green Apple trophy and certificate at a glittering presentation ceremony in the Houses of Parliament, London on 16th November.
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Win a pressure washer: 'Grime To Shine' contest calls for cleaning project pics

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riggs & Stratton - whose products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents - wants to see photos that show the dramatic cleaning power of pressure washers and is turning to social media to do it.
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Hako strengthens its presence in key region

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Martin Jones, Hako's area sales executive - Municipal North, explains: "We've had a strong relationship with the City Council for at least eight years and when it was ready to replace its old machines we worked closely with the street cleaning team to specify a new fleet that meets their needs whilst reducing costs.
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Contract Cleaning Market Report - UK 2015 - 2019 Analysis

The UK market for non-domestic cleaning products, including equipment, materials and chemicals, has been largely flat in recent years and only modest growth is forecast for the 2015 - 2019 period, notes a new report into the UK contract cleaning market, which acknowledges that key trends in this sector include; increasing development of antibacterial products (in particular in the healthcare, food preparation and hospitality sectors), growth in the powered cleaning machine sector, greater focus on improving efficiency and increased automation of cleaning processes, and the increase in daytime cleaning. 

It notes that the market continues to be strongly driven by legislation and higher standards for cleanliness, hygiene and health and safety.
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Healthy Handwashing Survey results now in

* avoiding-germs.jpgThe results are in for Bradley's 2015 Healthy Hand Washing Survey, which this January queried 1,030 American adults online about their hand washing habits in public washooms as well as their concerns about germs, colds and the flu. Participants were from around the country, ranged in age from 18 - 65+, and were fairly evenly split between men (47%) and women (53%).

More than a quarter of Americans (28%) are more concerned about getting sick with the flu than they were one year ago. Their top two concerns regarding this are that new strains that aren't covered by the flu vaccine and that strains that are mutating or becoming stronger.
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Educational sessions to focus on infection prevention

* sanicloth.jpgInfection prevention products and solutions provider PDI is to host educational sessions focused on infection prevention in environmental services at the 2015 AHE Exchange, an annual educational exhibition and conference attended by more than 600 professionals with an interest in caring for the healthcare environment. The event will take place in Dallas, Texas, from September 20th - 23rd.

As well as exhibiting at the show, PDI - manufacturer if the Sanicloth - will participate in three education sessions across three days. Additionally, it will sponsor a lunch and learn where attendees will hear from an expert in the environmental services industry, as well as the winners of 'Delivering the Difference', a contest recognising industry professionals who display excellence in building collabor
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LMCCA Signs Memorandum of Understanding with CRCII and PCRA

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The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding means greater organisational stability and growth for the Carpet & Rug Cleaners Institute of Illinois (CRCII), the Low Moisture Carpet Cleaning Association (LMCCA) and the Professional Cleaning and Restoration Alliance (PCRA), reports LMCCA president Lonnie McDonald.
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We have Mail:

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Your comments on the Network Rail income generated from toilet use charges refers. I tried to add comment on your Facebook page but only the first paragraph was displayed, I have now added the full version as shown below.

Between 2008 and 2014, during which time I was director or latterly chairman of the British Toilet Association, I promoted the benefits of introducing affordable charges for use of public toilets to Local Authorities (LAs) as an alternative to closing toilets that were deemed 'too expensive to provide.'
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ABM rebrands GBM Support Services Group

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GBM provides cleaning, security, building maintenance, waste and facilities management services for various retail, leisure, public sector and commercial clients throughout the UK.
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Minster Cleaning Services helps Southport Medical Centre to CQC inspection success

* Minster-cleaning.jpgMinster Cleaning Services Lancashire has achieved more great feedback from a medical centre cleaning contract following the centre's first Care Quality Commission inspection.

The cleaning team was asked to go in and do some additional work and checking to ensure that the visit went as smoothly as possible. Following this work and the inspection, the practice manager said: "The inspection went really well. Cleaning-wise everything was absolutely fine... a big 'thank-you' to everyone for all their help."
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Carlsberg recalls 4,624 beer kegs after two people drink cleaning solution instead of beer

Carlsberg's old claim of brewing 'probably the best lager in the world' was called into question recently when two drinkers in Sweden were served cleaning solution, rather than the popular Staropramen beer they were expecting. As a result, Carlsberg is recalling more than 4,624 kegs of the beer, which is brewed in the Czech Republic but distributed by Carlsberg in some countries, including Sweden.

Jim Daniell, a spokesperson for Carlsberg Sweden told CTV News this week that the issue was "extremely serious" because the cleaning fluid was believed to be corrosive. He said that a restaurateur and a Carlsberg employee ended up with blistered tongues after sampling the contents of a barrel and were taken to hospital. Luckily they did not sustain permanent injury.
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Cutting out van servicing could be a false economy

New research from BCA, the UK and Europe's leading vehicle marketplace, underlines the importance of a service history when it comes to selling used vans, since its data shows a service history can add up to 10% on used light commercial vehicle values.
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Recycling firm sentenced over safety failing after death of father of six

A waste recycling firm has been sentenced after admitting safety failings related to a worker being killed at its premises in Batley, during a hearing in which the Court was told that that safety failings were systemic, with management failing to ensure that longstanding actions from risk assessments were implemented or that safe working practices for clearing blockages were put in place.

Bradford Crown Court heard that in August 2012, Simon Brook, an employee of Gwynn Davies-McTiffin, was found lying seriously injured at the bottom of a horizontal baling machine. His legs had been partially severed inside the machine and had to be amputated by a doctor at the scene. The 50-year-old father of six died two days later.
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Contract Manager

c. £24,000-£26,500
Cambridge, UK


Quality Care Cleaning has an exciting opportunity for a Contract Manager to join our team in Cambridge. We offer a competitive salary depending upon experience. Benefits include; the use of a company vehicle, mobile phone & tablet, plus 28 days holiday per annum (Including bank holidays).

We are a professional, commercial cleaning company with over 30 years' experience, looking to employ a Contract Manager on a full time, permanent basis to manage the service delivery of a number of key contracts. We require an experienced, professional, hands-on and customer-focused individual that shares our commitment to effectively manage an established team, to achieve consistent high cleaning standards.

Job Purpose

To effectively manage cleaning services at sites allocated to you in line with Quality Care Cleaning standards, statutory requirements and as directed by management.

Key responsibilities
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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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Still some tickets available for next Thursday's BICSc Annual Awards 2015

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Ladder Association launches 2015 Ladder Exchange

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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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Norse adds £2.3m cleaning contracts across the UK

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Norse Commercial Services and its subsidiaries around the UK have added over £2.3 million worth of new cleaning contracts in the last month.
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TCFM wins cleaning contract with Rugby Premiership Champions

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TC Facilities Management tells us it is delighted to announce the award of the cleaning contract at the Allianz Park, home of the 2015 Rugby Premiership Champions, Saracens.
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Fewer than half of businesses believe they have a duty of care to employee health

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Fewer than half of businesses believe they have a duty of care to employee health, according to a recently released report from a leading expert in leadership development, with only 46% of firms regarding staff health as an employer's responsibility. This is despite the fact that 82.8% of companies believe that business performance and staff wellbeing are connected.
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Events & Exhibitions

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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Hygienalia+Pulire
14-16th November 2017
Madrid
Spain

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Loo of the Year Awards
8th December 2017
30th Anniversary of this popular event
St Johns Hotel, Solihull
UK

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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
The Netherlands

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ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo
29-30th August 2018
International Convention Centre Sydney
Australia

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