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Entrance matting market set to be worth $6,722.3 million by 2020

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It has long been known that around 80% of dirt in a building will have been tracked in by the building's users and with Winter fast approaching, premises that don't have entrance matting will be at the mercy of tracked in rainwater and possibly slush, snow and de-icing materials which will damage the floor and carpets.
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LooBlade - a toilet cleaning revolution

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Spyglass Innovations' Garry Stewart has attracted 87 backers and a total of £28,336 in funding, with his Kickstarter campaign in which he aimed to raise £20,000 to bring his LooBlade toilet cleaning brush to market.
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2015 American Cleaning Institute Sustainability Report features first-ever 'Critical Issue' assessment for cleaning products industry

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The American Cleaning Institute's 2015 Sustainability Report showcases the cleaning products industry's progress toward sustainable development and unveils ACI's first-ever industry 'materiality assessment', which maps the critical risks and opportunities facing its value chain.
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Hefter and Denis Rawlins team up to promote innovative scrubber-dryers across UK

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Cleaning contractors and facilities managers looking to exploit innovative floor cleaning technology are the target for a new alliance between the UK's Denis Rawlins and Germany's Hefter Cleantech, which manufactures scrubber-dryers.
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Steam clean the streets with Matrix

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Chewing gum is a huge problem - not just for local authorities, but for commercial property owners, transport companies and property management companies who are responsible for the cleanliness and upkeep of buildings, streets or commercial transport.
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Georgia-Pacific Professional unveils new innovations under new GP Pro brand name

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Georgia-Pacific Professional has, this week, introduced its new brand name - GP Pro - which, it says, "represents a multi-year strategy to aggressively invigorate GP Pro's innovation pipeline and an elevated customer focus on product portfolio".
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Bunzl to acquire Planet Clean Canada

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Planet Clean Canada, which is based in Vancouver, British Colombia and operates throughout Western Canada, is to be acquired by Bunzl.
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Bosch is launching full range of heavy duty tools for grounds maintenance crews

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Bosch Professional will be unveiling what it says is a groundbreaking range of heavy duty, battery-powered additions to its Professional garden portfolio at the Saltex exhibition (4th and 5th November at the NEC, Birmingham).
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ISSA names first franchise member

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Building maintenance company City Wide Franchise, has announced that it is the first franchise member of the ISSA. Through a special membership package, the company can now offer its franchise partners the opportunity to join the ISSA at a significantly discounted rate.
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Cleaning gadget beats bacteria on shopping trolley handles

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A 2011 study by the University of Arizona, found that 73% of shopping trolleys tested positive for faecal bacteria and 50% for E.coli.

The handles are clearly a hotbed of germs, but now, an easy-to-use cleaning device that helps keep the handles of supermarket trollies free from bacteria is being trialled in leading supermarkets in the Middle East.
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Ausclean Pulire: three days of professional development start 19th October

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International speakers from the USA, Europe and Australia will address key topics and concerns for the cleaning industry at Australia's only dedicated cleaning and hygiene exhibition taking place on the Gold Coast later this month.
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New visuals show proper use of surface disinfecting products in healthcare environments

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Infection prevention products and solutions specialist PDI, has released an infographic that highlights key challenges across various healthcare settings, as well as guidelines for selecting an appropriate disinfectant for the situation.
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Cromwell extends washroom range

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Cromwell Polythene has extended its washroom range with the introduction of a white LDPE saddle bag for the discreet disposal of feminine hygiene and other sanitary waste. Measuring 159mm (six inches) wide when open and 240mm (11 inches) in length, the sanitary bags fit most dispensing units for ease of use.
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ISS Greece awarded for innovative safety- and people practices

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In competition with other global industry leaders such as Coca-Cola and Vodafone, industry contractor ISS Greece has received four safety- and people-related awards in 2015. The awards highlight the company's innovative workplace practices.
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The Care Quality Commission’s ‘State of Care’ report on the findings of the latest round of inspections of our nation’s hospitals has just been published. Although it doesn’t have an individual section concerning cleaning itself, infection control – and in particular, hospital-acquired infections, are covered in the chapter on safety.

I find this ‘lumping together’ of cleaning with safety rather worrying, because if the cleaning isn’t being done properly and infection control procedures aren’t adhered to, all the other hospital processes – no matter how good – are going to be affected too, aren’t they? Or is that just me being anal about cleaning?

The report acknowledges that safety in the hospital environment requires, “comprehensive processes involving multiple specialisms”. That phrase could be used to describe the cleaning process alone, couldn’t it, but clearly this isn’t something that everyone understands!

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Sadly, the inspections highlighted examples of poor safety culture, a lack of processes – and, in some cases, disregard for patients’ safety. Incomplete safety checks and audits, staff not receiving essential training and not undertaking mandatory courses, inadequate management of medicines, ineffective record keeping, poor management of patients at risk of health complications and ineffective use of the national early warning score system, disregard for infection control practices and unsafe patient streaming processes were all listed as having been inspected under the ‘safety’ aspect. The illustration here shows that only 26% of hospitals were considered ‘good’ and no doubt we’ll find out more about the part cleaning played in the figures, as the individual hospitals’ reports are circulated.

I’ve visited several different areas of a two hospitals on many occasions recently and am happy to report that generally they were clean despite patient and visitor carelessness clearly causing problems for the cleaners. I dismissed a comment that the patients’ dayroom in one hospital smelt strongly of urine and assumed it must be a strong disinfectant, but upon visiting it the following afternoon, not only did I agree that it was indeed urine, but I noticed that the floor itself was sticky underfoot and the mopping smears across the entire floor were clear to see. Yes – the cleaner was following proper mopping patterns, but was smearing the urine across the floor whilst doing so! Needless to say, I am investigating…

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This Week's News

British Cleaning Council dismisses Ofsted claims that cleaning devalues apprenticeships

The cleaning industry has reacted angrily to claims by Ofsted Chief, Michael Wilshaw, that cleaning should not be offered as part of an apprenticeship.

It comes in the wake of a recent Ofsted report that criticised the quality of apprenticeships, claiming low level skills such as cleaning are potentially devaluing the apprenticeship brand.
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Office Bacteria Project - What's lurking on your desk?

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Sickness season is upon us. Cold and flu viruses lurk in every corner of the office, as our colleagues cough and splutter through the day. Sometimes getting ill can't be avoided, but there are precautions you can take to avoid succumbing to the yearly sniffles.

Keeping work and common areas as clean as possible, for example, is a great step towards reducing the risk of transmitting illnesses. Some viruses can live for weeks on hard surfaces, such as door handles and kitchen worktops, but also, more worryingly, on many of the everyday items you'd find on an office desk.
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Green solvents market expected to reach $13 billion, globally, by 2020

A new report by Allied Market Research titled, 'World Green Solvents - Market Opportunities and Forecast, 2014-2020', predicts that the green solvents market volume will reach 3,321.4 kilo tons by 2020, registering a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 4.3% during the period 2015-2020.

Interestingly, the industrial and domestic cleaner application segment is projected to register highest CAGR of 7.3%, in terms of volume, during the forecast period.
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Public toilet pet peeves

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"We'd always ensure our luxury toilets are kept in pristine condition so we certainly know what we should be expecting to see when we spend a penny in a public toilet!" argues James Brockbank, of luxury mobile toilet hire organisation Event Washrooms, which has recently surveyed 2,000 members of the British public and asked: "What is your number one pet peeve when using public toilets?"
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New medical waste-to-energy programme provides sustainable solution for biohazardous waste

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Council's recycling sacks get a second life

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To date, BPI has received 20 tonnes of empty recycling sacks from the Council and turned them into 60,000 refuse sacks for the Council's use.
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We have mail: New facilities management standards

Hi Jan,

I thought you'd like to know that two ISO (international) standards are in preparation for facilities management services. These are:

ISO 18480-1 Facility Management - Part 1: Terms and definitions
ISO 18480-2 Facility Management Part 2: Guidance on how to prepare Facility Management agreements
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Rough roads rule out role for mechanised cleaning machines in Mohali

Mohali - the commercial hub in Punjab, India, is unlikely to get the mechanised cleaning service it was expecting, as Congress, the Azad group and local councillors are reluctant to release funding of Rs 43 lakh (approximately £43,000) to the company that has been awarded the sanitation contract.

They claim the city's roads are not of a high enough standard.
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Delta-Q announces new charging solutions for electric floorcare equipment

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The new IC900 and IC1200 industrial battery chargers join the company's IC650 charger to form a common charging platform for use across manufacturers' product lines.
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Polished to perfection

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"There's no question that today's UHS (Ultra High Speed) floor polishers, in combination with diamond pads, produce high-shine surfaces with minimal effort. Quite literally wiping the floor of 'old school' mop and bucket cleaning, UHS Floor Polishers are revolutionising the floorcare industry, cutting labour costs and producing excellent results.
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Night-time city trek raises cash for good cause

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Together they raised a total of £1,891 for the Teenage Cancer Trust after drawing on the support of family, friends and colleagues.
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Job losses fears at Newport City Council with prospects of move to three-weekly bin collections

* Newport-worker.jpgGMB, the union for public service workers, fears that new proposals for cuts in Newport City Council will lead to serious job losses in the Street Scene and Greens Departments.

There are proposals to move to three-weekly (that's once every three weeks) bin collections and to cut back on grass cutting to 50% of the recommended average. There will also be heavy job losses in street cleaning operations and cuts within the Council's cemetery operations.
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Recycling recognition awards open for entry

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Recognising success and rewarding excellence in recycling and waste management, the Awards showcase best practice and innovative approaches to improving the way resources are managed. Entries are welcomed from commercial organisations across all vertical industry sectors, local authorities, individuals and the community sector.
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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.

Additional benefits:

Highly competitive salary
Full initial and ongoing support and training given from German and UK colleagues
Quality German estate car Company credit card, Laptop, iPhone
Part of a small team
Contributory pension scheme after 6 months
Regular customer events in the UK and Germany

For more information about PALLMANN visit www.pallmann.co.uk

To apply please send a CV and letter of introduction in confidence to:

Larissa Tessmann, Office Manager
Uzin Ltd: Service partner to PALLMANN GmbH
2 Mitchell Court, Rugby, Warwickshire CV23 0UY
larissa.tessmann@uzin-utz.com

For more information about the vacancy and an informal confidential conversation contact:

Mike Hamer: 07825 382174
Brand Manager, UK and Ireland


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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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The UK cleaning industry celebrates its best: Golden Service Awards 2015 Winners announced

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The cream of the UK cleaning industry gathered at a glittering ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in London's Park Lane last Friday, to celebrate the achievements of those who'd entered the Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards 2015 and hear the winners announced.

The following 23 winners are now officially the Best in the UK Cleaning Industry:
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Hako's new Combi 400 sweeper-scrubber sets standards

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The latest advancement in ride-on cleaning technology is now available in the UK with the launch of a new sweeper-scrubber drier from Hako.
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Business Performance Group acquires janitorial sales agency Sans Peur from owner Rob Sutherland

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Rob Sutherland has joined The Business Performance Group UK as business development director, Jan/San, as part of The Business Performance Group's acquisition of Sans Peur (Spa Fitting and Cleaning). Rob will be reporting to Jade Wilson, sales director.
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NewVoiceMedia helps Vax clean up at MCCF Awards

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NewVoiceMedia, a global provider of cloud technology which helps businesses sell more, serve better and grow faster, has helped Vax win Contact Centre of the Year - over 50 seats, at the Midlands Contact Centre Forum Awards.
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A glutton for punishment?

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Cigarette butts and chewing gum are being blitzed from streets by South Holland District Council's powerful new cleaning machine - the Glutton - which has been commissioned as part of the council's successful Pride in South Holland campaign, which aims to clean up unloved sites in the district.
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Cromwell takes a new approach to recycling

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Cromwell Polythene has taken the 'on your bike' philosophy to heart... Six Cromwell employees, including managing director James Lee, are all sporting specially designed cycling jerseys and shorts, paid for by the company as part of its keep fit strategy, when they take to the roads.
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Campaign launches to change behaviour towards chewing gum disposal

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One of the busiest streets in London has been transformed like never before, as The Chewing Gum Action Group launched its national campaign to reduce gum litter, transforming the dotted grey pavements on Oxford Street with brightly-coloured circles to highlight the significant amount of gum that is dropped.
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Fly-tipping statistics 2014/15, released this week, show illegal dumping is on the increase

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The latest UK Government reports into fly-tipping, published on Tuesday, show that despite the threat of more severe fines for those convicted of the illegal dumping of waste, the practise is on the increase, with the estimated cost of clearance to local authorities in England alone in 2014/15 nearly £50 million - an 11% increase on 2013/14.
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Much-needed campaign to improve cleaners' working conditions spearheaded by industry taskforce

A much-needed campaign to promote good working conditions in the cleaning industry has been launched by an industry-led taskforce set up by the Equality & Human Rights Commission. It includes leading businesses, trade associations and trade unions.
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2015-16 Free Local Authority WRAP Workshop dates announced

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WRAP has announced its 2015 workshop programme for Local Authority waste & recycling officers in England. The workshops will take place in Birmingham city centre and the topics and dates are as follows:
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CHSA members raise £8,500 for charity

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Members and sponsors of the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association have raised £8,500 so far in 2015 for the Chairman's Charity, The Helping Treat Cancer Together Committee.
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Long service college contract for LCC

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Cambridge Regional College has almost all the cleaning challenges known to man, but LCC Support Services has handled its cleaning for 15 years and enjoys the task. LCC even won a Golden Service Award for its amazing achievements on this site.
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One third of employers say more staff are going into work despite being ill

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Nearly a third of employers have reported an increase in people coming to work while they are ill, according to the annual Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development / Simplyhealth Absence Management Survey.
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Survey reveals 10% of Brits don't change underwear every day... personal hygiene takes a back seat to staying in bed once winter sets in

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A study of 2,000 adults undertaken by Geberit AquaClean revealed major differences in personal hygiene routines in the Winter versus Summer, with many Brits (33%) halving the amount of time they spend in the bathroom during the colder weather from 30 minutes to just 15 and a staggering 10% of adults admitting that they don't change their underwear every day.
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Evans' visit to Buckingham Palace

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Representatives of Evans Vanodine were honoured to be in the presence of Royalty recently when Chairman Derek Evans and Peter Thompson, international sales manager, visited Buckingham Palace to attend a special business reception and accept an award for International Trade, in recognition of its outstanding overseas sales growth over the last three years.
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New showroom delivers training and technology

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National distributor and training provider Jigsaw Cleaning Systems has opened a dedicated training facility and showroom.
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Nationwide buys new headquarters

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Nationwide Window Cleaning, the UK's largest window, gutter and high level cleaning business, has bought its own three storey, 800sq.m new office block at Colton Mill Office Park, Leeds. Based only 20 miles from its home for the last three years, the new site doubles its previous floor space and provides a range of additional facilities and anticipated growth requirements for the next 10 years.
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ISSA/Interclean North America
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Berlin
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ISSA/Interclean Istanbul
18-20th October 2017
Turkey
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7-9th November 2017
Dubai
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Loo of the Year Awards
2nd December 2017
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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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