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Expert warns of harmful microbeads in oceans

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Global water, energy and maintenance solutions provider, NCH Europe, has launched HDHC Natural, a heavy duty hand cleaner with a non-abrasive scrub formulated from olive stone instead of the harmful plastic microbeads that are contributing to the pollution of our oceans and damaging sealife.
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RayVio launches ultraviolet LEDS to facilitate clean water and environments

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Health 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.
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GenEon's on-site disinfectant generating system awarded coveted EPA Registration Number

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GenEon Technologies has been awarded a US Environmental Protection Agency Registration Number for its On-site Generating System.
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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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The BBC has taken some stick over recent years with accusations that it’s lost its impartiality. I’m forgiving it for the time-being as it’s just given some good coverage to the plight of our nation’s WCs.

In an article headed up: ‘How to survive without public toilets’, it draws attention to the fact that at least 1,782 public toilets have closed in the last decade, with some councils now offering no public facilities whatsoever. It brought in the British Toilet Association’s Raymond Martin, to comment.

One of the issues Ray and his colleagues (and indeed all of us) face is that councils don't have to provide public toilets. Under the 1976 Local Government Act, those in England and Wales can simply install them in places of entertainment and other ‘relevant places’.

That’s all very well if we’re in a ‘relevant place’ when we need the loo, but what if we’re not?

The 1986 Public Order Act means we could be prosecuted if ‘going outdoors’ is likely to "cause harassment, alarm or distress" to others. Urinating where you will not be seen, in a shop doorway, say, or behind bushes, is covered by local bylaws. Newcastle, which has no council-run public toilets whatsoever, has a bylaw, stating: "No person shall urinate or defecate in any public place." The maximum penalty is a £500 fine.

Where does that leave the people of Newcastle – apart from ‘at home’? And what about tourists and other visitors?

Some people will pop into a shop, pub or café – which Ray agrees can be embarrassing. Some will sneak in while others will ask first; but private businesses are not legally bound to provide free toilets for non-customers.

Some councils promote the Community Toilet Scheme, where businesses offering toilet facilities to non-customers display stickers in their windows. "Some businesses realise that having a toilet gets more people in, increasing footfall and takings,” offers Ray. That’s all very well if users leave the washroom clean…

The Great British Public Toilet Map shows where people can use the loo across the UK and Ireland and there are moves in Wales to compel councils to create a strategy ensuring public toilet provision across the area. "It's something that we could do with across the UK," says Ray. "Having decent public toilets is good for public health, business and the prevention of disease.

It’s also civilised. Having nowhere to go, is not!

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Jan Hobbs



This Week's News

Mitie launches new specialised drone service

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The drone's hi-resolution 4K camera boosts the accuracy of each survey giving facilities and property managers a more detailed inspection service. With the ability to reach 400ft, previously inaccessible places are reachable from the ground and without the need for specialist equipment.
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Don't flush - just because it says flushable, it doesn't mean you should

* after-flush.jpgUrging people to take a closer look at their personal hygiene disposal habits, the Ontario Clean Water Agency and the Clean Water Foundation - together with the Regional Municipality of York, Town of Mississippi Mills, Niagara Region, City of Barrie and Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury - have teamed up to launch the I Don't Flush 2016 public awareness campaign on personal hygiene products.

The campaign includes Public Service Announcements that urge the public not to flush personal hygiene products - even when labelled 'flushable'.
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Cleaning and FM industry will share, inspire and innovate at upcoming 2016 Facilities Show

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The cleaning industry will be out in force, showcasing its products and services.
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Hako unveils new service offer

* Hako-service.jpgThe service and maintenance side of the cleaning machine sector is set for a significant shake-up with the launch of a new offer from one of the biggest names in the industry. Already established as one of the most respected suppliers of pedestrian and ride-on cleaning machines, Hako has restructured its approach to long-term maintenance.

Key to the new offering is the inclusion of non-Hako equipment in a new range of contract options that have been designed to help customers extend the operating life of their machines, reduce downtime and minimise the risk of unexpected breakdowns and associated repair costs.
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CleanNZ Expo and CleanSweep Awards bigger and better than ever before

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Ample room for bigger stands meant New Zealand's leading players in the cleaning and hygiene sector could showcase a complete selection of goods including sweepers and scrubbers, a wall full of washroom dispensers, window squeegee demonstrations, backpack vacuums being modelled and an automated floor cleaning robot making its way up and down the aisle.
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RP Adam opens new £100,000 powder plant at Selkirk factory

RPA-Factory-General2.jpgRP Adam Ltd (Arpal Group) has opened a new £100,000 UK powder production plant at its manufacturing base in Selkirk, in the Scottish Borders.

The new facility has been designed to meet a growing demand for powdered detergent across the UK, and will initially handle 400,000 kilos of product per year, aiming to exceed the one million kilo mark by 2020.
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Don't forget to put on a coat!

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Peter Crossen, vice president of the Maintenance & Partsmaster Innovation Platform at NCH Europe, explains how the right coating makes all the difference.
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Kyrgyzstan protests over Kazakh minister's toilet cleaning comment

Kyrgyzstan's foreign ministry has summoned a Kazakh diplomat for talks after Kazakhstan's culture and sports minister said he felt sorry for Kyrgyz migrant labourers having to clean public toilets in Russia, reports Reuters.

The Kyrgyz foreign ministry said in a statement last week that Arystanbek Mukhamediuly's comments were insulting and "had provoked negative reaction from the Kyrgyz public and were not in line with the allied spirit of Kyrgyz-Kazakh relations."
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Road sweeper refuel cost worker his life

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Derby Crown Court heard how 39-year-old Matthew Lambert was refuelling his road sweeper at the yard of Leedale.
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Cleaners gassed - but it could have been so much worse...

Chemicals and a gas-operated pressure washer that created dangerous levels of carbon monoxide led to the hospitalisation of five men who were cleaning a restaurant in Florida, USA, on Monday.

Emergency crews who attended Bartow's Catfish Country Restaurant found what was described as 'a dangerous situation' and Polk County Fire Rescue Spokesperson Kevin Watler told WFLA News Channel 8: "Chemicals and a gas-operated pressure washer were used inside the structure to clean. We noticed a strong odour of exhaust at the doorway. Crews found levels to be more than 500 parts per million. Anything over 50 parts per million is considered to be hazardous. This could have been much worse."
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Airport staff in first-ever Global Day of Action to protest against 'poverty wages'

* strikers.jpgA new research report which claims that the global airline industry has created a race to the bottom which is putting airport workers, airport safety, and the quality of services for passengers under pressure, has inspired SEIU union members from all over the world to take part in the first-ever Global Day of Action at airports across the globe.
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'Domestic Bliss that is Best of British', writes Hazel Langley of Induction Junction

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Although he admits "there is probably a limit to the number of people who want to sit and listen to the endless, often un-scriptable, stories we domestics have," I for one could listen all day.
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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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Recent UK News

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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Arrow Solutions launches £1m international expansion plan

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The launch of two new innovations and significant international expansion is promising to deliver 10% growth in sales this year for an East Midlands manufacturer of specialist chemicals.
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Monthind Group takes staff numbers to over 1000 following Cambridge acquisition

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Monthind 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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National building support services contractor, Regent Samsic has acquired London-based JPC Cleaning. The acquisition accelerates Regent Samsic into the upper echelons of the UK soft services supply sector and boosts substantially its share of the prime London region marketplace.
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Taxi drivers need toilets too

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The 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.
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Delphis Eco awarded second Royal Warrant

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Delphis 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

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Luke 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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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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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
Australia

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Budapest Cleaning Show
5-6th October 2018
Budapest, Hungary
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