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Products

New Rubbermaid Lumecel technology says "No" to continually replacing batteries

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Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) has launched the revolutionary Lumecel, a rechargeable energy cell which transforms light into power, meaning batteries will no longer have to be purchased or replaced.
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Report: More US companies reporting on sustainability

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More US-based corporations are reporting the steps they are taking to become more sustainable, according to a recent survey from the Conference Board, an independent business research association working in the public interest, and Bloomberg News.
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Julius Rutherfoord launches groundbreaking biometric based time and attendance system

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Managing a large number of mobile cleaners across hundreds of sites is a challenge. London contractor Julius Rutherfoord, has launched a groundbreaking biometric based time and attendance system, which helps safeguard the security of sites and the cleaning team, whilst ensuring clients receive the level of service they deserve.
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Handcare drives the US I&I cleaners industry, posting 3.6% growth in 2015, finds Kline

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In the wake of many infectious diseases, growing awareness of hand hygiene has been driving the market for industrial and institutional (I&I) hand care products in the US.
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Before and after tests prove benefits of aqueous ozone cleaning system

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Recently released ATP test results (a process of rapidly measuring actively growing microorganisms through detection of adenosine triphosphate, or ATP) using an aqueous ozone cleaning system to clean five different surfaces, show the powerful effectiveness of this cleaning technology.
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TVH acquires assets of Danish DanTruck ApS

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TVH Group has acquired the assets of the Danish lift truck manufacturer DanTruck ApS.
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Wecoline introduces new red scrub pad for daily floor cleaning

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Wecoline has introduced a new red scrub pad made from the well-known Full Cycle Americo material. This new red quality has been developed to produce a pad with more cleaning power, without adding any abrasive grains to the pad.
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Holchem addresses spread of Summer illnesses with summer spill kit

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Holchem has launched an Industrial Spill Kit. Aimed at businesses where hygiene standards are of the utmost importance, the kit is designed to clean up the effects of illnesses such as Norovirus and contain them to restrict the spread in the workplace.
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Charles Bentley launches hygienic toilet brush

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Charles Bentley & Son has become the exclusive distributor of a new hygienic toilet brush, after launching the product in the UK and Continental Europe.
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Quick hygiene test for the brewing industry

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Some of the major challenges for brewers are to make safe quality beer that maintains consumer confidence, while meeting retailer expectations and minimising both costs and wastage.
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Amsterdam Innovation Awards 2016 shortlist announced from record number of entries

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The 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.
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Becoming part of the Legend...

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To 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.
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Permanent coating provides a one step solution to rust treatment

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Water, 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.
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Cleaning on curriculum for children in Singapore

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By the end of 2016, students in all Singaporean schools will be involved in the daily cleaning of their school environment, whether it be before the first lesson, during recess, in between lessons, or just before leaving for the day.
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Moerman's new ProClean Combinator is designed to save you time and make you money

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Moerman'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.
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Apply some pressure with Briggs & Stratton

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Briggs & 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.
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Taski Intellibot - robotic cleaning reimagined

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The 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.
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I was reading through the Unicef press release this week (see below) which had been produced to coincide with World Water Day, which was on Tuesday. It discussed how the Millennium Development Goals, launched in September 2000 to tackle extreme global poverty, had resulted all but 663 million people around the world having drinking water from improved sources (which are supposed to separate water from contact with excreta). That’s quite a feat, isn’t it?

Feeling pleased, I continued reading, then got to the bit which says that an estimated 1.8 billion people may be drinking water contaminated by e-coli, (meaning there’s faecal material in their water). Some of the contaminated water is from the ‘improved sources’.

I went back and read it all again.

I live in a hard water area and I won’t drink any tap water that hasn’t been filtered and boiled. Despite having one of those electronic water softening devices supposedly working away 24/7, I’ve lost the battle against the limescale that shortens the life of my appliances and creates scum on some cups of tea.

Who am I to make a fuss when there are almost two billion people drinking water that’s contaminated with faeces?

Can you imagine having to do that, or having to live without a proper toilet, as tens of millions do?

Unicef is warning that it’s going to get worse – despite all the hard work individuals and companies are putting into improving sanitation; which means we all have to continue to work together to build on the great work that’s been carried out over the past 15 years.

The cleaning and hygiene industry is doing its bit to improve sanitation and reduce the amount of water and chemicals needed to clean, as well as to reduce the volume of water and flushing frequency for urinals and the amount of flush water required by WCs. There are also companies using sewage sludge to produce heat and power – which again saves valuable resources – and you can read about one such project below.

I know cleaning & hygiene isn’t glamorous, but as I often tell people, we are actually saving lives, aren’t we?

The long Easter weekend’s coming up. Whether you’re lucky to be travelling anywhere for a short break, staying at home or working through, do try and stay safe!

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This Week's News

New analysis of UK recovered plastics gives clarity to market situation

* Plastics-report.jpgThe latest data and in-depth information about UK plastics recycling and reprocessing was published on Tuesday in an updated Plastics Market Situation Report. Compiled by the UK's resource efficiency expert WRAP, it includes detailed analysis of recovered plastic flows, prices and the sustainability of end markets, including the risks and opportunities.
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Fourth year medical student scoops top prize in ETS 2015 Essay Competition

* ETS_Essay.jpgFourth year medical student, Sarah Freeston, has scooped the prize in the 2015 European Tissue Symposium Essay Competition on the most hygienic way to dry your hands.

Her winning essay was judged the best by the ETS Scientific Panel consisting of six eminent professors and microbiologists from across Europe. She received her cash prize of €1500 at the Faculty Club in the University of Leuven in Belgium last week followed by a lunch with the Scientific Panel.
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Battery-powered Autovac wins Innovation Award at 2016 international cleaning show

* KaivacOSV.jpgAmid several competitors at this year's international Cleaning Show - held earlier this month in Bucharest, Romania, (said to be the sixth-largest city in the European Union and one of Europe's most prosperous cities), Kaivac's battery-powered AutoVac system won the top prize for the most innovative product.

Close to 100 European and North American jansan-related manufacturers exhibited at the event. As of this writing, the total number of visitors to the show has not been released.
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Climate change and lack of sanitation threaten water safety for millions: UNICEF

* Unicef.jpgOn Tuesday - World Water Day, UNICEF said the push to bring safe water to millions around the world is going to be even more challenging due to climate change, which threatens both water supply and water safety for millions of children living in drought- or flood-prone areas.

In 2015 at the end of the Millennium Development Goal era, all but 663 million people around the world had drinking water from improved sources - which are supposed to separate water from contact with excreta.
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Bonasystems wins nationwide slip management contract with Mitchells & Butlers

* Bona-Harvester-customers.jpgBonasystems, a market leader in cleaning and anti-slip products, services and consulting, has won a prestigious contract with Mitchells & Butlers to provide slip prevention solutions to 400 of its outlets. Mitchells & Butlers is one of the UK's largest operators of restaurants, bars and pubs in the UK and its portfolio includes well-known brands such as Harvester, Toby Carvery, All Bar One and O'Neills.

Bonasystems has been engaged to provide slip prevention consultancy, anti-slip treatments and best-practice floor maintenance regimes. It follows a trial across a dozen Mitchells & Butlers' sites where Bonasystems' solutions led to a 60% reduction in slip accidents.
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Easy-to-clean custom wall art could decrease hospital acquired infections

* biosurf.jpgHospital acquired infections are a rising concern. While experts debate HAI sources, it is universally accepted that increased rigour and frequency of surface cleaning is part of any prevention plan.

Often supported by donors, many hospitals now have art initiatives that include wall art. Disinfectants can damage canvas prints and murals. While walls are not disinfected as frequently as high-touch surfaces, periodic cleaning is necessary.
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Prestige Worldwide Group to seek initial public offering for its nationwide crime scene cleanup company - CrimeSceneCleanUp.com

* crimescencecleanup.jpgPrestige Worldwide Group, the parent company of CrimeSceneCleanUp.com, has announced plans to sell shares in its crime scene cleanup and medical waste company. "We are very excited to see investors on Wall Street become part of the first crime scene clean up company ever listed on the stock exchange," said James Michel, CEO of CrimeSceneCleanUp.com. "Our business is virtually recession-proof with very attractive profit margins."
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Rail fastenings manufacturing firm won over by exceptional service

* Hako-cleaning.jpgExceptional customer service backed by impressive service support has convinced a long-established manufacturing firm to invest in the latest cleaning technology from Hako.

Worksop-based Pandrol had been operating an ageing ride-on sweeper which had reached the end of its working life and had been deemed too costly to repair.
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Sharing the benefits of being a Living Wage employer

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NCCA courses - some new dates

* NCCA-leather.jpgThere have been some changes made to the dates of training courses run by the National Carpet Cleaners Association. The new schedule is:

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning:
13th - 14th May
8th - 9th July
16th - 17th September
18th - 19th November
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Messe Duesseldorf Group renews contract with ISS for another four years

* MesseD.jpgThe Messe Duesseldorf Group has extended its service contract with ISS Germany for another four years starting 1st July. ISS is a long-standing partner of the Messe Duesseldorf, a large German trade fair company.
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Farewell HaFSA; hello Courtauld Commitment 2025!

* HAFSA.jpgIn June 2012 at the launch of the Hospitality & Food Service Agreement (HaFSA), 70 hospitality and food service organisations committed to collectively deliver targets on food and associated packaging waste prevention, as well as increasing recycling rates.
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Sharing expertise at the highest level

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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

Business owners fear that National Living Wage won't increase productivity

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70% of businesses are supportive of the new National Living Wage, though they do not anticipate that it will bring any improvement in productivity.

The findings come from the latest results from the Close Brothers Business Barometer, a quarterly survey which gauges sentiment from CEOs, MDs and other management from around the UK and Ireland.
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Recycle Week - change of date

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Following the announcement of the date for the EU Referendum, Recycle Now has decided to move the date of Recycle Week for 2016 from June to 12th - 18th September. The organiser has consulted with a number of its partners and stakeholders and they agree that the intensity of activity around the EU Referendum may have an impact on the success of a Recycle Week in June.
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Cordant Cleaning doubles work with Metroline

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London bus company, Metroline, has extended its contract with Cordant Cleaning and more than doubled the scope to include an additional six locations, making a total of nine within North West and West London.
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Industrial cleaning equipment specialist celebrates 50 years in business

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To celebrate 50 successful years in business, Harrison Hire & Sales is welcoming past, present and future customers to its Anniversary Open Day at the Yorkshire Air Museum in Elvington near York.
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Incentive FM Group makes strategic acquisition

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Facilities services company Incentive FM Group has acquired Specialist Window Cleaning in a move designed to enable the business to self deliver additional services to its rapidly expanding portfolio of customers.
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CCM proud to become UK distributor for Waterkracht

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Columbus Cleaning Machines (North East), which specialises in effective, efficient and environmentally friendly professional cleaning equipment, has recently been appointed the sole UK distributor for the Waterkracht brand of trailer pressure washers.
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Ideal Response supports The Salvation Army

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The Salvation Army recently took part in Europe's largest disaster training exercise in Dartford, Kent, feeding over 2000 first respondents across a four-day period. Needless to say, the Emergency Response Units that were used to feed the first respondents, required a thorough clean before being fully ready for the next job.
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10 reasons to start tracking your vehicles

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Giselle Bigsby, sales manager of TrackVehicles365, writes...

Vehicle trackers are a small device that can be fitted to any sort of vehicle, and through tracking the vehicle via a GPS signal they offer businesses are huge amount of benefits.
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Soapbox: Zero-hours contracts here to stay; can be positive if managed well

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Gerwyn Davies, labour market adviser at The Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, writes in response to yesterday's Office for National Statistics figures on zero-hours contracts...

"Today's figures show a further increase in the number of people on zero-hours contracts, including a growing proportion of people on those contracts for less than a year.
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Expert demonstrations and advice at the Manchester Cleaning Show

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This Spring is your opportunity to meet the Bonasystems' experts at the Manchester Cleaning Show from the 6-7 April 2016, at Event City in Manchester. During the Show the team will be running a series of demonstrations on Stand E07.

From Pendulum Tests to the latest anti-slip products, Bonasystems will highlight the most recent developments in floor care, maintenance, and lend advice on how to prevent workplace slips, trips and falls.
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National Dry Cleaners chooses Girbau wet cleaning equipment

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"Dry cleaning is changing," says Adrian Redgate, director at National Dry Cleaners. Established in 1897 and based in Nottingham, National Dry Cleaners has an established reputation for high quality cleaning and outstanding customer service. Led today by Adrian Redgate, the great grandson of founder Henry Redgate, it remains a family business.
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Fighting infections with viruses

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Scientists at the University of Brighton have shown viruses that can kill bacteria may be used to combat common infections related to the use of medical devices and other equipment.

This new insight could lead to new methods of preventing infections and could contribute to overcoming problems with antibiotic resistance.

The news comes after the recent government review on the antibiotic resistance challenge suggested that deaths from antibiotic resistant infection could exceed deaths from cancer by 2050, and cost the global economy $100 trillion.
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Vote for South London Aramark strike

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Some 175 GMB Union members working as cleaners and hostesses for private contractor Aramark at four hospitals making up the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, have voted overwhelmingly for strike action to win a genuine living wage, suitable sick pay and unsocial hours payments.
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2016 Loo of the Year Awards launched

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Many businesses pride themselves on the standard of cleaning and maintenance of the building they occupy or that they are responsible for cleaning.

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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We have Mail: It's not just truckers that need toilets!

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Stephen Munton, of the Domestic Cleaning Alliance, writes in response to last week's leader in which we highlighted the difficulties faced by those who drive for a living - and in particular, delivery drivers...
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Nationwide catches the eye of the City

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Nationwide 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).
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Events & Exhibitions

CleantexPulire 2017
12-14th June 2017
Johannesburg
South Africa

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HIGIEXPO 2017
8-10th August 2017
Sao Paulo
Brazil

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ISSA/Interclean North America
11-14th September 2017
Las Vegas
USA

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WFBSC
18-20th September 2017
Berlin
Germany

Held simultaneously with CMS

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CMS
19-22nd September 2017
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Berlin
Germany

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ISSA/Interclean Istanbul
18-20th October 2017
Turkey
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Clean Middle East Pulire
7-9th November 2017
Dubai
UAE

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Loo of the Year Awards
2nd December 2017
30th Anniversary of this popular event
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Clean India Technology Week
18-20th January 2018
Mumbai,
India

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ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam
15-18th May 2018
Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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