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New Gojo Mild Antimicrobial Handwash family: Proven protection that's gentle on the skin

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Frequent handwashing is both effective and gentle with the launch of Gojo Mild Antimicrobial Handwash. The new formulation has proven efficacy against a broad spectrum of potentially harmful micro-organisms, from bacteria to yeast and virus particles, whilst being mild to the skin.
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Cannon Touch targets spread of workplace germs

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Minor illnesses are the second biggest cause of workplace absenteeism in the UK. Reduced productivity and the potential costs of buying in cover for absentees soon affect the bottom line, so it makes sense to do all you can to improve hygiene and with it, the spread of illness-causing bacteria.
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Deb InstantFoam Complete breakthrough: the fully virucidal foam hand sanitiser

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Deb Group has launched Deb InstantFoam Complete, said to be the world's first alcohol-based foam hand sanitiser that is proven to be fully virucidal, bactericidal and yeasticidal.
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Water Planet and Genesys International team up to supply membrane anti-scalant and cleaning chemicals in the US

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UK-based Genesys International has selected Water Planet, a global supplier of high-performance, membrane-based water treatment solutions, as the US distributor for its line of reverse osmosis membrane anti-scalant and cleaning chemicals.
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One Drop creates world-class water, sanitation & hygiene advisory committee as international water programming expands

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One Drop, the international non-profit organisation created by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte, which promotes the combined power of safe water for consumption and production while inspiring behavioural change towards water and proper hygiene practices through social arts, has announced the creation of an expert level advisory committee on international water, sanitation and hygiene programmes.
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Researchers turn paper waste into ultralight material that improves oil spill cleaning

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A research team from the National University of Singapore's Faculty of Engineering has achieved what is being hailed a world first by successfully converting paper waste into green cellulose aerogels that are non-toxic, biodegradable, ultralight, flexible, extremely strong and water repellent.
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My friend Caroline posted something on her Facebook page yesterday, which really struck a chord: “I just reprimanded an older teenage girl for throwing her empty coke can down on the pavement right in front of me. She was watching me watching her as she did it – and was with another who did the same with her rubbish. I snarled “For God’s sake, have some respect!” which was met with a challenging sneer and a derogatory comment, along the lines of: ‘YOU pick it up!’ Today I am feeling like I have really had enough of living in the big city and the agro that is to be found here.”

Another friend, Laurel, responded: “Makes me think of a similar incident when a young man threw something on the street in front of my car. I hollered 'HEY!' to him – and when he turned and looked, I said "Pick it up!". He hesitated, looked like he was about to say something snarky, then I tilted my head, smiled, and said 'C'mon – pick it up, please'…and he did! We've all been there – careless, carrying a self-centered attitude around. When his eyes met mine, I saw myself, and felt like I was talking to myself – I think that's when the magic happened.”

Am I the only one thinking that Laurel’s episode could have ended rather differently?

Caroline lives in England and Laurel in the US… Two supposedly civilized countries but clearly both with belligerent young people who think nothing of chucking their rubbish around the streets where it lies until others clean it up. What’s the betting that this is emulated throughout the ‘Western’ world? And more importantly, what can we do about it?

Further down this page is a story about Singaporean children tackling cleaning tasks in their schools as part of the curriculum. The idea is that the children learn from a very young age to respect those around them and to look after their surroundings and keep them clean. It is hoped that they’ll learn to clean up after themselves as they go and will take what they learn out into the environment as well as into their own homes. It will become part of who they are – a character trait.

Singapore has a reputation for being one of the cleanest countries in the world. I believe I know why…

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This Week's News

2016 Loo of the Year Awards launched

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The most frequent place visited by most users of the building is the washrooms. First impressions count and high standards must be achieved consistently if the provider's - and the associated cleaning or FM company's - reputation is to be maintained.
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Amsterdam Innovation Awards 2016 shortlist announced from record number of entries

* ISSA-INTERCLEAN-Inno.jpgThe jury of the 11th edition of the ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam Innovation Awards has this week announced the nine shortlisted nominees from a record total of 110 entries.

The overall winner and the three category winners will be announced by the jury during the special awards ceremony at the ISSA/ Interclean Amsterdam Show on Tuesday, 10th May 2016. At the same ceremony, the Visitors' Choice Award will be awarded to the entry that receives most votes from visitors to the show.
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Becoming part of the Legend...

* Chemspec-prods.jpgTo provide the cleaning and flood restoration industries with a single source for all of their equipment and solution needs, Dri-Eaz Products and Chemspec Europe, joined forces as of Tuesday 1st March 2016, to become Legend Brands Europe.

Both Dri-Eaz and Chemspec have long served the product needs of professional and commercial cleaners, flood restoration contractors and hire outlets. Dri-Eaz is a leading provider of airmovers, dehumidifiers, air scrubbers and other equipment for drying and indoor air quality.
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Permanent coating provides a one step solution to rust treatment

* NC24-Salvage.jpgWater, energy and maintenance solutions provider NCH Europe's Maintenance and Partsmaster Innovation Platform has launched Salvage 2+, a durable permanent coating product that prevents liquid from causing corrosion in infrastructure.

Salvage 2+ has been designed to combat damage caused when liquid penetrates outer paint layers to reach the substrate and cause problems.
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Cleaning on curriculum for children in Singapore

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Through this project, schools hope to instill in students a sense of responsibility and care for both their own space as well as spaces shared with others. It is also hoped that students will transfer their new skills to the home environment.
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We have Mail: It's not just truckers that need toilets!

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Moerman's new ProClean Combinator is designed to save you time and make you money

* Moermann-action-shot.jpgMoerman's latest addition to its ProClean family of products, the Combinator, is an innovative combination tool designed from the ground up using the company's E.A.S.E. (Efficiency, Amazing results, Safety and Ergonomics) design principles.

Created to save you time and make you more money, it is an ergonomic, lightweight and versatile system that is great for pole work, residential and store fronts. Component based, it allows you to customise the tool to your needs and budget.
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Nationwide catches the eye of the City

* David-S.jpgNationwide Hygiene Supplies has been acknowledged by the London Stock Exchange as one of the '1000 Companies to Inspire Britain'. The report and listing identifies the UK's fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses (SMEs).

In order to be included in the list, companies needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, which significantly outperformed their industry peers.
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Apply some pressure with Briggs & Stratton

* BRIGGS_S-eltePW.jpgBriggs & Stratton, the world's largest manufacturer of petrol powered outdoor equipment, has launched its new power product line up for the 2016 season which features six new pressure washers.

There are new pressure washers in the Elite series. The 3000PX projects 1134 litres per hour with a 3000 PSI and 207 bar.
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Taski Intellibot - robotic cleaning reimagined

* Swingo-aero.jpgThe new Taski Intellibot range of automatic robotic cleaning machines from Diversey Care is destined to transform floorcare, building care and facilities management by supporting new ways of working and delivering higher levels of efficiency, performance and value.

Said to be the first fully-automated commercial cleaners available in Europe, these innovative robots clean floors 'hands free', leaving operatives to focus on other revenue-generating and value-added tasks.
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New report says better waste data collection could underpin stronger Government policies

* RWM.jpgRWM Ambassadors published a report of waste data collection in the UK at an All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group event this week.

The report makes 10 recommendations on actions to be taken across the waste management sector in order to develop datasets which are comprehensive, accurate and timely - and which will provide immeasurable insight and a solid evidence base on which to base key decision-making and develop strong government policies in the future.
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We have an opportunity for a

Business Development Managers
Northern & Southern Areas 

We are looking for the right people to join our sales team. This is an exciting opportunity to join our small, friendly team and sell our unique, premium quality floor cleaning and steam cleaning equipment.

Duplex Cleaning Machines has been a leading industry expert in the supply of commercial and industrial cleaning machines since 1986.

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.

The role will include managing our existing networks of dealers and distributors plus developing new ones, demonstrating our equipment to prospective clients, installing machines and training end-users, prospecting for new business and attending trade exhibitions. In return we are offering a competitive salary plus unlimited commission based on sales achieved, fully-funded car and support to organize your territory and working operation to achieve the best results.

For an application form or an informal chat please contact Kevin Scott on 01227 771276 or e-mail kevin.scott@duplex-cleaning.com

Registered office: Unit 27 Joseph Wilson Ind Estate, Millstrood Road, Whitstable, Kent CT5 3PS
Tel 01227 771276 Fax 01227 770220 e-mail info@duplex-cleaning.com  web www.duplex-cleaning.com


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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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Recent UK News

Cleaners' pay has suffered more in real terms since 2008 recession, than pay of those in other fields

The real value of earnings of those whose work involves cleaning is a long way behind that of workers in other fields, having taken longer to recover from the 2008 slump, according to the GMB union's Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2007-2015.

Overall in 2007, average earnings for all employees were £30,015 and although by 2015 they had increased by 12.2% to £33,689, with inflation running at 25.6% over this period, average earnings for all employees are really 13.4% below 2007 level, claims the union.
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Diversey Care's Taski IntelliTrail Fleet Management System improves efficiencies and floorcare machine performance: six-month trial free to new and current Taski customers

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On Monday, Sealed Air's Diversey Care division launched a test drive programme for Taski IntelliTrail, a full-service, intelligent fleet management system that allows facilities managers to remotely monitor their Taski floorcare machines with ease.
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We have Mail: Cleaning up after smokers

We included a letter in last week's issue from Peter Vezey, who was asking how industry experts might tackle a dilapidated building that had - amongst other things - been damaged by what appears to have been long-term, heavy smoking. Mary de Cobos, of FutureClean Assured Systems, writes...
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CHSA begins search for Undergraduate Scholar for 2016

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The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association has launched its Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme for 2016 and is now on the hunt for the winning Scholar.

The Scholarship is open to the sons and daughters of CHSA members who on 1st September 2016 will be 18 years or over and commencing their higher education studies this year. The successful applicant will receive £4,500, spread over their three-year degree.
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Water saving bathroom products see sales levels rise by 25%

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A 2016 report by MTW Research indicates that sales of water saving bathroom products have risen by 25%, boosted by housebuilding, domestic refurbishment and a continued emphasis by manufacturers on water efficiency.

Based on data from 130 manufacturers and retailers, MTW found that water saving products account for around 30% of the UK bathroom market in 2016, with the 50+ age group, DIoT (Domestic Internet of Things), product labelling and changing consumer habits providing a much needed sales boost in 2016.
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Comments invited on draft international standard for occupational health & safety

BSI, the business standards company, has published the draft international standard of ISO 45001 Occupational health & safety management systems - Requirements.

An occupational health & safety management system standard written with the ultimate aim of replacing OHSAS 18001, it is available until April 15th for comment.
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Principle Cleaning discovers its best contract cleaning partner

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Principle Cleaning has had a great start to the year and has won a prestigious cleaning contract for Discovery Networks Western Europe office.

Based at Chiswick Park, London, the head office for Discovery Networks UK also covers operations in the UK, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, France and Flanders.
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Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners to celebrate 30th birthday

The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners will this year celebrate the 30th anniversary of being granted full livery status by the City of London's Court of Aldermen.

While it proudly supports and preserves the ancient customs and traditions of The City, the WCEC is much more than a relic of another age. As befits a soon to be 30-year-old, it is very much a modern Livery Company, focused on helping to meet the changing needs and challenges of today's cleaning industry.
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Prochem Europe to show at regional UK cleaning event debut

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Prochem Europe is exhibiting at the inaugural Manchester Cleaning Show this April at the city's Event City.

"Headquartered as we are in the south east of England, we welcome the opportunity to be able to showcase our current offer to customers from the north and Scotland at a regional event with the heritage of the national Cleaning Show," explains the company's sales manager, Phil Jones.
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We have Mail

Dear Jan,

Knowing that Cle@nzine goes to everyone who knows everything about cleaning, I wondered if you could ask your readership for a solution to the following cleaning problem.

I have a property that has not had a window open for 15 years and the owner smoked 50 cigarettes a day. Everything is thick with yellow stain and it smells awful - emulsion painted ceilings and walls, gloss paintwork/doors, metal surfaces (boiler and radiators), windows, tiles etc. are all nicotine-coloured.
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Sharing expertise at the highest level

FutureClean Assured Systems, often employed as an 'expert witness' in legal proceedings and also a consultant to the Royal Navy and Ministry of Defence, shared some of its expertise more widely recently with those taking part in the seminar programme during Clean India Pulire.
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Mitie's pest control business secures new combined contract with Network Rail

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Mitie's pest control business has secured a new contract with Network Rail. The seven-year contract for environmental on-track support services will see the contractor deliver a combined service incorporating trackside pest control, fly tipping clearance and sanitation support.
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Workplace acquired infection often goes undetected

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Infection prevention, disinfection and decontamination specialist Sanondaf, is warning businesses that workplace acquired infection is the silent threat which could be having a detrimental effect on your workforce, and your bottom line.
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Floorbrite to brighten up Manchester in April

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For the past four decades, Floorbrite has built a reputation as the north's largest contract cleaning and facilities management company and has recently confirmed its stand at the Manchester Cleaning Show.

The family-run-firm, which was set up in 1972 by the late Martin Wyers, now employs more than 1,200 people across the north of England and provides cleaning and facilities management for nationally recognised names such as Aldi, JD Sports, and Manchester's very own The Lowry.
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Book the date: find out about far-reaching regulatory change before it's too late!

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REACH, the new regulations governing the way in which chemicals can be packaged, sold and used in the cleaning and hygiene industry, is now in force. According to those who have been working with the new regulations, they are business critical.

In partnership with the British Association for Chemical Specialities, the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association is hosting a conference designed to explain fully, the regulations and their impact on your business.
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Events & Exhibitions

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
Australia

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Budapest Cleaning Show
5-6th October 2018
Budapest, Hungary
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Loo of the Year Awards
7th December 2018
St Johns Hotel, Solihull
UK

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