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ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam 2016 - a resounding success

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The 2016 edition of ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam has concluded four busy days marked by high temperatures and many happy people. Visitors came from across the globe to see new technologies and find out what is new and upcoming in the industry.
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The Quirkies - introducing the Cleanzine quirky awards

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As the press we’re given dozens of USB sticks over an event and these are so much better than the heavy and cumbersome press packs we used to have to lug around in the old days (an innovation in itself).
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Uniwipe expands cleaning range with UK wide launch

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Uniwipe, a leading provider of powerful, effective wipes, has overhauled its branding and packaging following the launch of a new cleaning range to the UK market. The updated range capitalises on Uniwipe's proven success in the clinical market, which includes the wipes being used across the NHS.
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Known Cost Cleaning + outstanding results

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Introducing Just Add Water, the all-inclusive floorcare and maintenance plan from Karcher. Renowned for technical machine innovation, and more recently for its digital management innovations, Karcher's latest process innovation is new territory for the cleaning giant. 
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Another carpet care product gains EnviroSeal certification

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Fiber ProTector Water Based has joined the growing number of WoolSafe approved products gaining independent green accreditation, and became the first carpet protector to be able to display the EnviroSeal Mark.
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Praesidio: A new standard for touchless hand hygiene in public areas

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One of the products that caught our attention in Amsterdam last week was Ophardt Hygiene-Technik's new Praesidio, which is said to provide a new standard for touchless hand hygiene in public areas.
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Congratulations to ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam Innovation Award 2016 winners and finalists!

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ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam's Innovation Awards winners have been announced, and taking the crown - out of a total of 110 entries - is Augmented Reality: Suma Revoflow from Diversey Care.
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Award of CE Marking of Taski Intellibots brings hands-free cleaning to 33 European Countries

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Sealed Air's Diversey Care division has achieved CE Marking1 for its Taski Intellibot Swingobot 1650 machine, bringing hands-free cleaning to 33 European Countries.
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Connected Cleaning: Karcher focuses on digitalisation

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Understanding that more transparency ensures greater efficiency in building cleaning, Karcher is focusing increasingly on its digital range for building cleaning under the title of 'Connected Cleaning'. As a first step, two systems will be merged onto one platform, providing greater transparency of workflows and machine use.
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I received a press release today from Resource Efficiency & Waste Management Solutions, highlighting a debate on the forthcoming EU referendum. The expert speaking on behalf of ‘Bremain’ discussed the improvements we have made in waste and recycling as a result of EU membership.

Although I’m not suggesting that the speaker thinks this way, his words reminded me of how disturbed I am to think that people, in general, believe that if Britain left the EU, we would revert to the old ways of doing things – simply forgetting the progress we’ve made (and which we may have made anyway, whether we were members of the EU or not). I like to think that we’ve all learned and we’ve all improved – globally – over the past few decades and that we will all continue to do so.

Of course, waste is an enormous problem and one that’s going to worsen as our planet’s population grows. We are making improvements but there’s a long way to go and with local councils all over the globe, having – in general – less money to spend, it’s going to get tougher.

During the week I took some recyclables to my local council tip – normally open until 20:00 in Summer, only to be told – at just before 16:00 – that it was about to close. I knew local authorities were consulting with residents on ways to reduce costs by cutting these facilities’ opening hours, but find it odd that my fellow residents have opted for a 16:00 finish, rather than complete closure on one weekday. People have queued for almost two hours during busy periods and one resident died following an altercation resulting from a queue jumping incident. Closing before most people even get home from work and thus preventing a quick early evening trip to the dump is going to exacerbate the situation and lead to increased fly tipping and the mixing of recyclables with general waste – all of which will increase costs as well as landfill requirements.

Landfill itself is a huge issue and a decades-long study in the Lazio region of Central Italy, on 242,409 residents within 5km of nine municipal waste landfills, has just concluded that exposure to landfills is associated with mortality from lung cancer and respiratory diseases and with hospitalisations for respiratory diseases, in both adults and children: www.ije.oxfordjournals.org

Our move towards a circular economy just can't come soon enough, can it?

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This Week's News

Expert warns of harmful microbeads in oceans

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Esclean 2016 is almost here!

* Esclean.jpgEsclean 2016, the exhibition for the professional hygiene and cleaning industry which is held in Madrid, Spain, is just over three weeks away - and the organisers are saying that if the 2014 edition is anything to go by, this forthcoming event is something to get excited about.
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Operation Magnify; Bulletin 4 - Immigration Act 2016: John Findlater of the Cleaning & Support Services Association, writes...

Dear CSSA Members and Industry Colleagues,

We have been advised of the following by Philippa Rouse, Head of Illegal Migration, Identity Security & Enforcement from the Home Office's Immigration & Border Policy Directorate (IBPD): The Immigration Bill 2015, which had been introduced in Parliament in September 2015, has now received Royal Assent and will be known as the Immigration Act 2016.
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RayVio launches ultraviolet LEDS to facilitate clean water and environments

* Rayvio.jpgHealth and hygiene company, RayVio, has today announced that it has launched a new series of ultraviolet LEDs with what it says are the highest power output available from a small surface mount device footprint.

The technology facilitates the UV disinfection of water and environments by fostering a new generation of powerful and portable health and hygiene devices.
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GenEon's on-site disinfectant generating system awarded coveted EPA Registration Number

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Arrow Solutions launches £1m international expansion plan

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Focus on floors: cleaning the dance floor when the music is over

* dancefloor.jpgThe success of a dance club depends on an awful lot of things but without a decent dance floor, it's not going to stand much of a chance when it comes to attracting a regular clientele.

"The quality of the floor affects the number of patrons dancing on it, especially women, as they do not want to trip on the floor or have their nice shoes soiled by the floor," explains Sam Sameni, operating partner of a large Dallas dance club.
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Monthind Group takes staff numbers to over 1000 following Cambridge acquisition

* MONTHIND-ATKINS-GREGORY.jpgMonthind Holdings, parent company of Monthind Clean, has announced the acquisition of Cambridge-based commercial cleaning contractor Atkins Gregory.

Monthind will take over responsibility for all Atkins Gregory staff, contracts and its headquarters in Cambridge, while the business will continue to trade as Atkins Gregory.
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Regent Samsic boosts London market share with acquisition of JPC Cleaning

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Taxi drivers need toilets too

* TaxiTree.jpgThe latest issue of Truckers Toilets' UK discusses an article in the Fourways Review, which reveals that the City of Johannesburg is partner to a scheme that includes property stakeholders and communities, aimed at providing 2,000 public toilets for mobile workers.

These facilities are headlined to include - and benefit - taxi ranks. TTUK notes that Taxi drivers are another mobile sector whose members, due to the nature of their work, find it very difficult to access toilets - thanks to both public toilet closures and a lack of parking.
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Delphis Eco awarded second Royal Warrant

* Royal-Warrant.jpgDelphis Eco, the UK's fast-growing manufacturer of environmentally friendly cleaning products, has been granted Her Majesty The Queen's Royal Warrant.

The granting of this Royal Warrant reflects Buckingham Palace's commitment to sustainable initiatives, including the use of ecological cleaning products.
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Busman's holiday for Bournemouth window cleaner

* Sandbanks-cleaner.jpgLuke Rayner, who heads up the Sandbanks, Bournemouth-based Harvard Window Cleaning, is feeling pretty content, having been flown to the Majorca house of one of his local clients to clean the windows there - a job that took him a week.
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All points of the compass and now underground too

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Matthew Walker, originally from Intake, works for Executive Compass preparing bids and pre-qualification questionnaires for clients ranging from owner-managed businesses to multi-national companies, in such areas as cleaning and facilities manangement - amongst others.
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Kennedy Hygiene extension will increase efficiency and help protect Uckfield jobs

* Kennedy-Hygiene-site.jpgA report in the Uckfield News describes how Kennedy Hygiene Products is seeking to build a new warehouse at its site on the Bellbrook Business Park, Uckfield, East Sussex, which will improve efficiency and help to protect local jobs.

The manufacturer has lodged the application for its premises at Brookside with Wealden District Council and its statement says that the 600sq.m warehouse is planned for vacant land adjacent to the company's premises.
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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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Jan Hobbs
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Recent UK News

CSSA agree new board structure at spring meeting

Price Bailey's Offices in Old Broad Street was the venue for the CSSA's first board meeting since relaunching in February.

Members were invited to reconstitute the board of directors and executive management bodies, which has resulted in the CSSA now having one of the most experienced boards in the cleaning industry. Former BCC chairman and CEO of Principle Cleaning, Doug Cooke, returns as chairman, Bob Vincent, chairman of LCC Support Services, will be vice-chairman, and Mike Rutherford, Alba Victoria Cleaning & Support Services, is treasurer.
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BIFM asks you to make your views known

The British Institute of Facilities Management wants to know if (and how) your organisation engages with the sustainability agenda. Are you aware of which teams take the lead; how the facilities management division contributes; and what metrics are used to report on the impact of sustainable business strategies?
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Energy efficiency research and development project worth £900,000 launches in Scotland

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A research and development project worth £900,000 has been launched in Scotland to develop breakthrough technology in the energy efficiency market.
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NewsFlash!!

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"What better way to launch our new GumBusters GB1 into North America than a feature on national television with a slot on CBS News!" says OspreyDeepclean.
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"And check out our latest blockbuster starring the GB1 on Youtube!"
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Historic tiled floors restored to 'good as new' condition

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Victorian tiled floors can be really beautiful but sadly they're often not maintained as they should be... They eventually become so dilapidated that the building owners feel they have no choice but to rip them up and replace them with something easier to maintain.

There is another option though. The team at Heritage Tiling aims to restore as many historic tiled floors and walls as it can, thus enabling the tiles to be viewed and enjoyed once more.
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You can't trust 'approximate'... Trust the CHSA Accreditation Scheme Marque

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Labels that state an approximate length, width, count or weight cannot be trusted according to the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers' Association. The only way buyers of cleaning and hygiene products can guarantee they get what they pay for is to buy product stamped with the Marque of the CHSA's Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Schemes.

As well as auditing members the CHSA's Accreditation Schemes for Soft Tissue, Plastic Refuse Sacks and Industrial Cotton Mops, the CHSA's Independent Inspector, Martin Yates, also regularly spot checks non-member products. He is raising this issue after noticing a growing number of products labeled with only 'approximate' dimension, count and weight.
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New contract awards for Principle Cleaning

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New contract awards keep coming as London City based Principle Cleaning has recently won a cleaning contract with Vinson & Elkins. Based at the award winning 20 Fenchurch Street, The Vinson & Elkins' London office opened in 1971, making it one of the oldest London offices of any US law firm.

A contract with Barings Asset Management at 155 Bishopsgate London also started recently and is for an initial two-year contract. This prestigious well known investment bank with high profile client meeting and dining areas has tasked Principle Cleaning staff to provide daily cleaning including specialist periodic carpet cleaning and kitchen deep cleaning, as well as window cleaning in addition to housekeeping and porterage services.
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Hako strengthens its offer in key sectors with new strategic team

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A leading name in cleaning equipment is strengthening its support for the national and international facilities management companies, contract cleaning and third party logistics (3PL) sectors with the creation of a new strategic accounts team. The move will enable Hako to deliver more specialised support to customers in important markets for the company as it continues its UK growth.
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Concentrating on getting the most from your cleaning products

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Chemical dosing systems, whether manual dispensing pumps or electronic dosing units, have been around for years and are now a well-established part of any professional cleaning process.

The use of controlled dosing technology to enable the end user to accurately dilute a chemical concentrate at the point of use, providing a ready-to-use cleaning or disinfecting solution, has the potential to dramatically transform the environmental, quality and safety standard of many of today's cleaning products - but most importantly in-use cleaning costs.
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Darwinsure streamlines insurance for cleaning companies... Online platform extends specialist cover to small business sector

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Cleaning companies and other small businesses now have ready access to a streamlined insurance service tailored for the needs of their sector.
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BPI Recycled Products' sites achieve 'Zero Waste to Landfill'

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BPI Recycled Products has achieved Zero Waste to Landfill certification from Valpak at three of its manufacturing sites across the UK. The Valpak certification recognises years of hard work by the business, which is the UK's largest producer of refuse sacks and the largest polythene recycler in Europe.

BPI Recycled Products' manufacturing sites gained ISO 14001:2004 accreditation for environmental management and each site put controls in place to reduce the amount of waste they were generating.
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Holchem celebrates record breaking production in 2015

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Holchem, the Pilsworth-based cleaning chemicals provider, recently celebrated record-breaking production with 950 tonnes of product being manufactured during a single week in December.

The ongoing success of the company is set to continue throughout 2016 and, in response, it will be increasing its site with additional parking to cope with increased demand from both new and existing customers.
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Customer experience is key

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Futures Supplies, award winning supplier of washroom and cleaning products, has always appreciated the importance of providing an exceptional customer experience. Supplying quality products, backed up with the delivery of customer service excellence, has always been part of the company's ethos and continues to be key to the company's success.

The trend to research a company, as well as its products and services online, prior to purchasing, is now a well-established practice. Recognising this, and the need to continually innovate within its business operations, Futures Supplies has now linked up with independent feedback provider Feefo as an efficient means of gathering genuine customer feedback to continually improve its customers' experiences.
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Events & Exhibitions

Cleaning & Hygiene Expo
9-10th May 2017
Melbourne
Australia

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Pulire Verona
23-25th May 2017
Italy
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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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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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Middle East Cleaning Technology Week
7-9th November 2017
Dubai
UAE

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Loo of the Year Awards
2nd December 2017
30th Anniversary of this popular event
St Johns Hotel, Solihull
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