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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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If you’ve been reading Cleanzine for even 1/10th of the time we’ve been producing it (this is our 699th issue) you’ll have seen me complaining about the time spent polishing a building’s floors, generally with one of those hard-to-use rotary floor cleaning machines – and no – I’m not casting aspersions on the machines but praising the cleaners who use them… they’re a great deal more skilled than I am! I cannot understand why we can almost see our reflection in these floors, when there are dirty marks on the walls and visible high-level dust, while the touch plates are so filthy that you’ll open the doors with your knees if you’re able.

Why spend so much time and effort shining floors when you neglect the cleaning elsewhere? After all, as we knee open the door, the draught we create will have all the dust wafting to the floor anyway!

If you haven’t visited our Facebook page, I cleaned an office at the weekend. It’s always appeared clean but as you can see from my picture, the staff tasked with cleaning their workplace, aren’t really doing that good a job, are they? The comment I posted alongside the picture, was something along the lines of: “One reason why companies should hire professional cleaners rather than attempt to tackle the job themselves!”

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The backs of these chairs comprise a mesh, through which a cloud of dust escaped when I ran my finger through the dust on the rear. I doubt that they’d been cleaned in the three years the office has been open. Well they have now!

It got me wondering whether some of the cleaning procedures carried out in places frequented by the general public, such as in hospitals and shopping malls, are designed to make us think they are cleaner than they actually are… a bit ‘smoke and mirrors’, if you like. After all, if you’re mesmerised by a shiny floor, will you notice high level dust, unless you know what you’re looking for?

If you’re a cleaning contractor, before you come gunning for me, I confess that I wafted their furniture spray around before leaving the job, so that that when they opened up next morning, they’d be alerted to the fact that the place had been thoroughly cleaned…

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This Week's News

Networking and innovation in The Netherlands

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Already confirmed to fill more of the RAI's exhibition halls than ever before, the show is using an 'expanding floorplan', to meet demand from interested exhibitors. Solely based on those bookings made to date, the 2016 will be the largest ever cleaning & hygiene industry show held in Amsterdam - surpassing even 2014's Silver Jubilee event - and therefore the world.
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Collaboration and conference will improve science - and understanding - of cleaning

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI) have formed a public trust to develop and disseminate cleaning and restoration science.
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Discover Stingray - a safe and simple way to clean indoor surfaces!

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Result - wasted time and increased risks and costs associated with the use of ladders and access equipment. Moreover, the need for intensive staff training creates additional problems, so these infrequent periodic cleaning tasks are often passed to specialist teams or subcontractors.
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CHSA Gala Ball 2016 - book your place now

* Heythrop.jpgThe date has been booked for the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association's 2016 Gala Ball - 20th May - and places are already going fast. Held annually in the Spring, the Gala Ball is incredibly popular amongst members, providing a way for them to celebrate the achievements of the Association in the company of their partners and colleagues.

This time around the Ball is moving to a wonderful new venue - Heythrop Park Resort, Enstone, Oxfordshire, OX7 5UE. Set in 440 acres of stunning Oxfordshire countryside, Heythrop dates back to 1710. There's a magnificent ballroom, plenty of parking, stunning rooms, a championship 18-hole golf course and luxurious health club and spa. What's not to love!
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After the party a thorough cleaning: Citymaster 1600 acts as 'modern elf' in Dresden's summer nights

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To ensure that it stays that way even after public events such as the Dresden city festival,'Canaletto', the city-cleaning department is called into action for a large-scale operation.
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Diversey Care honours winners for 'Best Initiative in Sustainable Development & Social Responsibility' at Worldwide Hospitality Awards 2015

* Diversey.jpgSealed Air's Diversey Care division sponsored and presented the 'Best Initiative in Sustainable Development & Social Responsibility' at last week's 16th annual Worldwide Hospitality Awards. Club Med and NH Hotel Group shared an award for their joint corporate initiatives, while Gaviota Group received an award for its individual initiative.

Attended by an audience of over 800 people and receiving over 200 applications across 15 categories, the awards recognised the achievements of hotel group initiatives in promoting a sustainable hospitality industry across the world.
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New Matrix brushes and nozzles ensure your colour coding systems go full steam ahead!

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But that's not all... you can even colour code the nozzle itself by purchasing the appropriate colour locking clips. These fit every machine in the range.
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New acquisitions on three continents for Bunzl

Bunzl has completed three further acquisitions, this time of companies in Spain, New Zealand and Brazil. The first two are engaged in the distribution of cleaning & hygiene products and equipment while the third sells a wide range of protective equipment and clothing.

Bunzl says aggregate annualised revenue of Cemelim in Barcelona, Spain (a member of the CIDAL Spanish distribution group) and ICB Cleaning Supplies in Auckland, New Zealand, is approximately £5 million, while revenue for Brazilian company Casa do Epi Ltda in the year ended 31st December 2014 was R$83.2 million (c.£14 million).
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'Manual Handling for Assessors': HSL training course taking place in London next month

Taking place near Marble Arch, London, on 2nd December, the Government-run 'Manual Handling for Assessors' course will equip you with the knowledge to recognise, assess and reduce manual handling risks in your organisation.

It is suited to employers and employee representatives who intend to begin the process of manual handling risk assessment and control within their companies. It will also benefit those already involved in manual handling risk reduction who require more formal or in-depth training in this subject, including training in the use of specific manual handling assessment tools.
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LIndhaus LW46 Dual Core wins 'Machine of the Year' Award in Finnish competition

* Lindhaus-awarded.jpgThe professional Finnish cleaning industry has awarded the LW46 Lindhaus hybrid scrubber drier the title 'Machine of the Year', through a contest sponsored by the magazine Siivoustaito.

"This is a particularly significant success since the number of machines and equipments running to win the award were exceptionally numerous," says Michele Massaro, president of Lindhaus. "The preferences of the professionals were gathered by Siivoustaito, the cleaning industry's leading magazine in Finland, by voting on its website, via e-mail and by traditional mail.
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Head office award for TC Security Services

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Pallet Trucks UK puts safety first as harsher penalties are introduced for health & safety breaches

* Pallet-trucks.jpgPallet Trucks UK is urging businesses to put safety first, as the Sentencing Council launches new guidelines that could see harsher penalties for the most serious health & safety offences.

The suggested fines in the new document could hit heights of £20m for corporate manslaughter offences and £10m for the most serious health & safety offences.
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We have an opportunity for a

Business Development Manager
Northern England/Scotland

We are looking for the right person to join our sales team. A rare opportunity has arisen to join our small, friendly team and sell our premium quality range of floor cleaning and steam cleaning equipment in the North of England and Scotland.

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 sanitize 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.

The successful candidate will be well-organized, professional and capable of dealing with people at all levels. Experience of the cleaning industry is preferred although full product information and training will be given.
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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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Recent UK 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.
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Public toilet pet peeves

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We now often get charged a fairly hefty price to even get into the loo in a public place, so is it wrong to expect cleaner, fresher cubicles? While some people will accept poor standards despite having parted with 50p to do something our bodies are naturally programmed to do, others are naturally demanding accessible, clean and well-stocked toilets.
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Council's recycling sacks get a second life

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BPI Recycled Products is working with Oadby & Wigston Borough Council on a closed loop recycling scheme whereby BPI turns the council's used recycling sacks into new refuse sacks.
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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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Polished to perfection

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For super-shiny floors, it's hard to beat the latest Ultra High Speed polishers using diamond pad technology, but it's important to select the right model for the job in hand. SEBO's commercial sales manager, Derek Smith, unveils the key to achieving polishing perfection...
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Night-time city trek raises cash for good cause

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Staff at one of the UK's leading suppliers of cleaning equipment have been trekking through the night to raise nearly £1,900 for charity. A team of 10 people from Hako, based in Crick, Northamptonshire were amongst thousands of people who took part in Cancer Research UK's recent Shine Night Walk through the streets of London.
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Job losses fears at Newport City Council with prospects of move to three-weekly bin collections

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GMB, 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.
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Recycling recognition awards open for entry

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The Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management are now open for 2016 entries.

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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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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Events & Exhibitions

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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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
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