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A leap forward in compact technology: Quantura dishwash dosing systems from Brightwell

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Reliable and efficient chemical dosing systems ensure that commercial dishwashers maintain optimal performance in terms of cleaning efficiency and running costs.
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Chewing gum problem? Battery powered, dry steam unit now comes in compact version

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Following the overwhelming interest in and success of the world's first battery powered dry steam unit for gum removal; the GB1, the specialist gum busting brand known as GumBusters, (part of OspreyDeepclean) tells us it is excited to be launching a new compact version of the same technology - appropriately named the GB Compact.
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Stay above water with flood clean-up tips from the IICRC

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To the dismay of many homeowners, businesses and facilities managers, heavy rains and strong storms during summer months can lead to flooding and water damage within facilities.

To facilitate safe and speedy flood clean-up, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC) offers its top tips for reducing property damage and limiting health risks once the water has settled.
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Please clean Nairobi to boost hygiene

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Nairobi is a magnificent city which every Kenyan anticipates to tour, but the pungent smell from burst sewers, stagnant water and uncollected garbage is turning the once green city in the sun into one huge garbage site." writes Enock Mukila in 'citizen journalism' publication The Standard Digital News.
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Low cost nebulization the Spanish way

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Proandre's new Nebu Nebulizer range is a cold aromatisation system that converts concentrated fragrance essence (without the use of gas) in a dry cloud of aromatic micro-particles - so light that they are able to stay in space longer than usual, travelling with the air - to provide a full and homogeneous aromatisation at very little cost financially.
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New aqueous degreasers clean up manufacturing

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The Maintenance & Partsmaster Innovation Platform of global water, energy and maintenance solutions provider, NCH Europe, has launched Aqua-Sol, a new range of aqueous water based degreasers, designed for the industrial removal of grease, dirt and soil from machinery, parts, and food processing equipment.
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Fresh Breeze Odour Neutraliser's doing the trick!

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Prochem Europe tells us that its recently launched new-technology B230 Fresh Breeze Odour Neutraliser concentrate, enhanced with a winning fresh 'ocean breeze' eco fragrance, is proving popular.
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New clinical outcome study shows 46% decrease in surgical site infection rates at hospital

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Operating theatres are supposed to be sterile environments, but studies show that they remain contaminated with microscopic pathogens even after they have been cleaned. The remaining germs and bacteria can pose a threat to the next patient in that room - but there are ways to dramatically reduce this contamination, as a new study has confirmed.
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Spring forward with four fresh new products from Greyland

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As seen at the Manchester Cleaning Show and now available to order, the new line up of Spring fresh products from Greyland consists of three 750ml trigger sprays and an angle neck.
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Dublin street cleaning and maintenance may be privatised

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Street cleaning, road and housing maintenance are amongst services that Dublin City Council may be about to privatise, as a result of the refusal of councillors to back chief executive Owen Keegan's plans for a new 'super depot' in Dublin 8, which would have become a centre for street cleaning and maintenance staff serving all of Dublin city centre and the southeast of the city. A workforce of around 400 could be affected.
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Railroad cleaning up tracks from leaking tanker

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A railroad tanker (Ed: Love the term but totally in awe of the 'rolling stock' - isn't it magnificent!) carrying 25,000 gallons of animal fat leaked along tracks Monday from Missouri Valley in Harrison County to Fairfax in Linn County, a distance of approximately 200 miles.
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Well – it’s been quite a week, hasn’t it? This time last week, none of us could be sure about the outcome of the EU referendum and while the vote was split pretty much down the middle as the polls had predicted, no-one could have foreseen all the fallout & mud-slinging that’s followed. The four horses of the apocalypse haven’t galloped into town but with the battles still raging both amongst our leaders and their troops, and our social media contacts, one could perhaps be forgiven for thinking that they had!

I’ve a feeling that things aren’t going to calm down for a while yet, too.

The cleaning industry in the UK is wonderfully supported by a brilliant workforce very often made up almost entirely of one ethnic minority or another. It may be a Portuguese workforce, for example. When one employee leaves, the supervisor simply puts the word out amongst the local community and a replacement is found almost immediately. These groups work well together, socialise together and many are often part of the same, extended family. They ensure continuity and the smooth running of the contracts on which they’re employed.

It hadn’t occurred to me that many of these people are worried about their futures because of the way the vote went, but these fears have emerged on social media.

In looking for a picture today I came across a thoughtful post on Incentive FM’s website, which other contractors (if they haven’t done already) might like to take note of. It read:

“Dear Colleagues, Given the surprising result of last night’s referendum I just wanted to assure all of our staff from the UK, EU and wider world that the Incentive FM Group will continue to value all members of our team equally. You can be safe in the knowledge that we will work hard to ensure that good staff who have worked hard for us over many years will have a place in our business both now and in the future. Kind regards, Martin Reed, Incentive FM Group Managing Director.”

The British Cleaning Council has also issued a statement, which you can read below.

As I’ve said many times previously, I’m proud of our industry and the way we all work together, whichever part of the world we hail from and whatever part we play in keeping the world clean and hygienic.

Long may the cooperation and cameraderie continue!

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Jan Hobbs



This Week's News

BCC Brexit Statement

After months of campaigning the British people decided last Thursday that the United Kingdom should leave the EU. The British Cleaning Council took the decision some months ago to remain neutral, and that is still the case now we know the result.

However, with so much political and economic uncertainty around, it is important to reiterate that the BCC remains committed to its core values and will continue to champion the UK cleaning industry at every opportunity.
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SOAPBOX: The impact of Brexit on ISO certification

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Having seen numerous posts with worried questions regarding a myriad of topics such as passports, driving licences, European spouses etc. and also heard during the Brexit campaign that if we voted to leave virtually all existing legislation would be thrown in the bin, leaving us defenceless and at the mercy of unscrupulous business owners, hell bent on exploiting all staff and operating in contravention to every shred of legislation that existed under the EU.
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Taski IntelliTrail fleet management system now compatible with any floorcare asset

* Intellitrail-3.jpgSealed Air's Diversey Care division announced this week expanded capabilities for its Taski IntelliTrail fleet management solution. Facilities managers can now mount the system on both Taski and competitors' floorcare machines, as well as non-scrubber assets such as vacuum cleaners, cleaning carts and burnishers, to track their entire fleet.

Additionally, IntelliTrail's new Monthly Fleet Summary Report proactively highlights areas in need of attention and even suggests improvements to benefit the bottom line.
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Ecolab makes binding offer to acquire French healthcare and hygiene business, Anios

Ecolab has made a binding offer to acquire Laboratoires Anios from co-owners Bertrand and Thierry Letartre and private investment company Ardian.

Anios manufactures and markets hygiene and disinfection products for the healthcare, food service, and food and beverage processing industries. Based in Lille, France, it has a presence in more than 85 countries and employs approximately 700 people worldwide. Sales were approximately €220 million ($245 million) in 2015.
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Cleaning with the power of pure water - versatile and cost-effective

* Lehmann-KG_QLEEN.jpgQleen's easy-connect system modules offer perfect solutions for cleaning glass, building facades, solar power systems, vehicles and any number of applications. They are more efficient than traditional cleaning processes, because large areas can be cleaned in a significantly more productive and cost-effective manner.

The latest QleenProfiII system uses the tried and trusted PuraQleen water treatment technology, which removes all impurities from normal tap water, transforming it into potent, lime-free, 'pure' water.
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Gumbusters demonstrates its prowess on Ellis Island's Statue of Liberty

* GumBusters-Ellis-Island.jpgOspreyDeepclean US distributor; Anthony Mule of GumBusters, New York, was recently invited to demonstrate his machines' prowess at the feet of one of the World's most iconic structures - the Statue of Liberty on Ellis Island, the US.

"We went through security, K9 bomb-sniffing dogs... the works," Anthony told us. "We transported our equipment - a GB1 and a ProVap Gum Cart - on a boat to Ellis Island to clean up and bust gum at the Statue of Liberty.
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Three-phase testing crucial for scientifically validated results claims Genesis Biosciences

* Dr-Phil-Caunt.jpgAward-winning biosciences company Genesis Biosciences is calling for more transparency in the testing protocols that antimicrobial product suppliers use to support disinfectant claims.

There are many European standards already in place, with the most important being BS EN 14885:2015 ('Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Application of European Standards for chemical disinfectants and antiseptics'). This standard outlines that all disinfectants should be tested using a three phase method, where each successive phase simulates in-use conditions more closely.
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AHCP Annual Awards: Duplex does the double

* AHCP-Awards.jpgDuplex Cleaning Machines are proud to announce that at the recent Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals Annual Awards Dinner, Southern business development manager, Barry Wilmot, won 'Individual Branch Supplier' on behalf of Duplex, while Northern business development manager, Mike Conroy, scooped the AHCP Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Cleaning company expansion provides jobs for shining stars

* Capital-Cleaning-group.jpgA team of 12 previously long-term unemployed workers who are now embarking on sparkling new careers are thankful for the expansion of a West Lothian commercial cleaning company.

Capital Cleaning Service partnered with employment specialist Ingeus in Livingston, Scotland, to give fresh starts to a dozen local unemployed jobseekers at one of its client's new distribution centres. The shining stars are now busy working as part of a cleaning team keeping the warehouse, chilled units and staff areas clean and tidy.
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Nearly 20,000 restaurants risk losing 61% of customers due to poor food hygiene

* Birmingham-food-hygiene.jpgRestaurants with low food hygiene ratings are risking their survival, with 61% of consumers saying they'll boycott such establishments, according to research carried out by food safety technology Checkit.

The organisation warns that 18,379 restaurants, takeaways, sandwich/coffee shops, hotels and pubs in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are at risk, as they currently have a Food Standards Agency Food Hygiene Rating of two or below, meaning they require improvement to their practices and processes.
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Bunzl buys Belgian janitorial supply business

Bunzl announced yesterday that it has purchased Belgian janitorial supply company Polaris Chemicals SPRL.

Based near Brussels, the company sells a variety of products from such manufacturers as Lucart, Unger, Numatic, Floorpul, GreenCare, Ecolab and Vikan, to name just a few, to both redistributors and end users, including government and education establishments, retirement homes and cleaning companies, throughout the Brussels and Walloon regions of Belgium. Revenue in 2015 was £3 million.
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Disposables UK to become known as Northwood Hygiene Products

As from the 4th July 2016, the Disposables UK name will disappear and the company will trade as Northwood Hygiene Products. The experienced merger and acquisition management team at Northwood has ensured that, as ever, customer requirements have taken priority, so any service disruption during the changeover has been minimal.
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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

Doncaster Council is first authority to achieve (CIMS) accreditation for in house cleaning

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Dianna Steinbach, ISSA director of services (Europe, Middle East, Africa), flew in from Germany to present the Elected Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones with the Cleaning Industry Management Standard Certificate that has been awarded to Metro Clean, part of Doncaster Council.
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i-Clean reports National Living Wage breaches

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Best practice benchmarking organisation i-Clean Systems, has reported finding that some cleaning operatives are still not being paid the mandatory National Living Wage, despite its introduction on 1st April this year.
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Outstanding achiever in the cleaning industry receives Royal approval

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Robert Urquhart, a member of the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners, received a Livery Companies' City & Guilds Award from Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace earlier this month. The Awards are given in recognition of 'Outstanding Achievement' as a City & Guilds of London Institute learner or tutor.
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Sebo shortlisted at Which? awards ceremony

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Sebo, whose vacuum cleaners are often used in the hospitality and leisure industries, was shortlisted in the Home Appliance of the Year category at this year's Which? awards ceremony.
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SWC challenges delegates to 'beat the shiner' and raise money for charity

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SWC, the specialist window cleaning business within Incentive FM Group, is inviting delegates at the Facilities Show to show off their window cleaning skills at Stand Q1155.
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SOAPBOX: What does the new 14 day self-certification proposal mean for patients and employees?

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With self-certification to be extended to 14 days, the Faculty and Society of Occupational Medicine discuss the benefits of the current 7-day system for patients and employees.
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Incentive QAS and the City & Guilds Group team-up to provide workforce with living wage

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Incentive QAS, the specialist cleaning arm of leading independent facilities management company Incentive FM Group, has introduced the London Living Wage to a key workforce servicing one of its major clients. Higher wages are now being provided to those employees delivering a range of cleaning services to the City & Guilds Group, a leader in global skills development.
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Morclean going for gold (but will be winning with silver)

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Morclean has announced a significant new development in filtration for its bin wash machines.

Most bin wash machines on the market today (including previous Morclean models) have three basic stages of filtration based on a micron level of fine mesh, using industry-standard gauze type filters.
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Ninth consecutive Gold award for Mitie

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Mitie is celebrating a ninth consecutive Gold Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. The award follows the recent confirmation of Gold Awards for three of Mitie's largest integrated facilities management contracts - Rolls-Royce, Lloyds Banking Group and the Cumbrian Collaboration.

For the past 60 years, the annual RoSPA Awards have been held to celebrate excellence in safety performance.
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Are you working with water safely?

The Water Management Society is running a two-day event on 28th and 29th June 2016 at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham, which will combine presentations with interactive workshops and will reveal intriguing insights into various water management disciplines.
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TCFM helps transform disabled people's lives by partnering with Remploy

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TC Facilities Management is commemorating its 10th anniversary of its partnership with Remploy, the UK's leading provider of disability employment, by aiming to place its 1000th candidate with the organisation. The partnership has transformed the lives of many disabled people supported into employment and who contribute to delivering a great service to clients each and every day.
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BCC publishes survey into UK cleaning industry

The British Cleaning Council has published a survey examining changes in the UK cleaning industry over a 6 year period up to 2014. The study looks in detail at a number of key industry areas like; employment, wages, demographics and company turnover.
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New study by MoppedUp reveals how having a cleaner is no longer regarded as a luxury

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The number of people in the UK that employ a cleaner has risen dramatically in the last five years, with 28% having used one in the past 12 months - up from just 12% in 2011.

This remarkable rise goes some way to showing how, despite the squeeze on disposable income during the recession, having a cleaner is no longer regarded a luxury, as millions more see it as a way to free up their spare time for the things they really love.
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Sanicubic XL goes out to sea

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One of Saniflo's leading products for the commercial sector, the Sanicubic XL, continues to enjoy great success and is specified for some very unusual and heavy-duty projects.
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Events & Exhibitions

Cleaning & Hygiene Expo
9-10th May 2017
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Pulire Verona
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Italy
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12-14th June 2017
Johannesburg
South Africa

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8-10th August 2017
Sao Paulo
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11-14th September 2017
Las Vegas
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18-20th September 2017
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
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Loo of the Year Awards
2nd December 2017
30th Anniversary of this popular event
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15-18th May 2018
Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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