Cleanzine-logo-11.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 14th July 2016 Issue no. 732

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Survey of SMEs across Europe and the USA reveals differing outlooks

Well over a third (38%) of UK small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) believe that if they don't adapt their business models they will go out of business in five years. However, only a mere 2% have done something about it.
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Cancelled cleaning contracts and endings at three in the morning

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By Ed Selko. This US-based cleaning & janitorial industry veteran leads a team of similar colleagues, providing a service designed to improve the way clients do business, helping them to greater success...
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RayVio deep UV LEDs show strong disinfection performance in tests

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RayVio Corp., an advanced health and hygiene company, has today announced study results from efficacy testing of its deep ultraviolet (UV) LED solution for disinfection.
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Ready for CleanExpo Moscow / Pulire?

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CleanExpo Moscow / Pulire, the 18th International exhibition of equipment and materials for use in the professional cleaning, sanitary, hygiene, dry-cleaning and laundry sectors, is taking place from 9th - 11th November 2016 at the Crocus Expo, Moscow, Russia.
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New water fed telescopic poles: nLite One

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Presented for the first time at ISSA/Interclean four years ago, the nLite water fed pole system has set a new benchmark in pure water cleaning technology.
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New tiny Byte crosses two sectors and is perfect for women

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RCM says its new Byte 1, super-compact walk behind scrubber drier crosses two sectors in as much as it can be used by both cleaning professionals and end users.

As it is so small and light in weight, it is easy to transport and to manoeuvre, making it ideal for female personnel.
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IICRC releases French translation of water damage restoration standard

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC) announces the publication of a newly released French translation of the ANSI-approved ANSI/IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration (4th edition, 2015).

This is a French translation of the English version of an American National Standard. The only version approved by ANSI is the English language version.
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FILA range tackles all surface cleaning needs - on-site and ongoing

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Fila's surface care range includes cleaning solutions, designed to care for all types of tile and natural surfaces. Suitable for post-installation cleans and ongoing maintenance, the range spans high performance pH-neutral detergents, to epoxy grout and grease removers.
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Taski IntelliTrail fleet management system now compatible with any floorcare asset

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Sealed 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.
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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.
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Cleaning with the power of pure water - versatile and cost-effective

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Qleen'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.
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Gumbusters demonstrates its prowess on Ellis Island's Statue of Liberty

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OspreyDeepclean 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.
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Three-phase testing crucial for scientifically validated results claims Genesis Biosciences

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Award-winning biosciences company Genesis Biosciences is calling for more transparency in the testing protocols that antimicrobial product suppliers use to support disinfectant claims.
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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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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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A friend sent me a link to an article in This is Money, which was reporting on the cost of removing rubbish from around Britain’s motorways and A-roads. Most of this rubbish will have been thrown from vehicles by drivers and their passengers, and although the removal cost is said to be some £4.8m a year – since these roads only make up 12.7% of our road network – the real cost of the clear up is much greater.

The article claims that some 364,000 bags full of litter have been collected since 2013, with

roadside pickers filling more than 333 sacks every day along 4,300 miles of Britain’s motorways and A-roads.

The cost of filling each bag – at £40 – is said to be the equivalent of a single pothole repair – and we all know where the money should really be spent, don’t we?

Highways England released a 'Litter Strategy' report in 2014 in an attempt to educate motorists on the problems they cause by discarding litter, but rather than there being less rubbish to clear, collection rates have increased, with 139,952 bags filled between 2015 and 2016.

The solution is simple, and as Highways England project manager Michael Hoult says: “The litter can cause a hazard to drivers, workers and wildlife. I'd urge everyone to keep a bag in their car to use for rubbish, and then put it in the bin when they get home.”

But people aren’t listening, are they?

There was an interesting forum at the foot of the article, with many posters suggesting that rather than having paid council employees do the work, offenders on Community Service or those serving time in prison, should be forced to do it. Others argue that this is jeopardising jobs – and indeed one posted: “Dropping litter keeps people in a job. In fact we should drop more to keep unemployment even lower. More jobs can be created by having inspectors monitor that enough litter is dropped to keep the workers in a job. Finally, we need an overall monitoring department. We could call this OffDrop or OffLit.”

I can’t quite work out whether they were serious or not…

The majority of us hate CCTV systems around our roads, so aiming cameras onto sliproads, where apparently much of the rubbish is dropped, with litterbugs being heavily fined and given penalty points on their licences, really appeals. Don’t you agree?

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This Week's News

UN agency urges heightened vigilance after H5N1 outbreaks in West and Central Africa

The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation has alerted Western and Central African governments to be vigilant, and to continue their raised surveillance and prevention efforts after H5N1 avian influenza outbreaks were recently confirmed in chicken farms in Cameroon.

"We're looking at a quickly spreading disease that has devastating effects on livelihoods in communities," said Abebe Haile Gabriel, FAO Deputy Regional Representative for Africa, in a news release today.
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American Cleaning Institute: EPA mandates threaten US jobs and soap raw material supply

The American Cleaning Institute has urged the US Environmental Protection Agency to exempt or minimise the use of animal fats under its Renewal Fuel Standard programme, as it threatens a key raw material used in the cleaning products industry.

Animal fats are a key feedstock used by oleochemical producers, which help supply the production of soaps, laundry detergents, fabric softeners, hard surface cleaners, dish detergents and personal care products, as well as many other everyday consumer and industrial products.
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Are stagnant labour productivity levels down to the working environment?

* Leesman.jpgThe latest Office for National Statistics Labour Productivity report has revealed that labour productivity, as measured by output per hour, grew by a mere 0.5%. However, the figures are 17% below an extrapolation based on its pre-downturn trend. Therefore, labour productivity per employee has failed to markedly rise since the global downturn.
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Odour control inside and out from Greyland

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Naturally Greyland, one of Britain's leading cleaning chemical manufacturers has a range of products to to tackle the problem.
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Would you like a Cassava in that too?

* Madagascar.jpgIn Cleanzine's infancy (we're not sure when, but it was well over a decade ago) we ran a news item about Sainsbury's trialing semolina-based shopping bags.

Apparently they looked similar to the throwaway shopping bags we were using in their millions and they performed as well as their plastic rivals, but rather than damaging the environment, they would, once they had become torn and tatty and been thrown out - quickly biodegrade.
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Waste as a resource: report, recycle, re-use

* VPS.jpgThe UK generates approximately 200 million tonnes of total waste in a year. About half of this is generated by construction, with commercial & industrial activities generating almost a quarter (24%), and households responsible for a further 14%. About a quarter of that total is sent to landfill.
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Sustainability-savvy hotels reduce water and energy resources with simple solution

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With the drought ongoing in many US states, reducing the amount of water and energy used, continues to be at the top of many hoteliers' minds.
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Holchem goes global with training sessions in Ghana

* holchem.jpgHolchem, the Pilsworth, UK-based hygiene technology solutions provider, has spread its wings and knowledge base to reach international shores by carrying out a series of training sessions with Blue Skies Foods in Ghana.

Holchem's technical service manager Sarah West carried out a four-day tour designed to educate the team at Blue Skies' fruit slicing and juice plants. It included carrying out hygiene audits and Cleaning in Place investigations as well as extensive CIP background training with the Blue Skies Hygiene team that involved how CIP works and operates as well as chemical safety and hygiene training.
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Merger set to clean up

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Cleanall Services of Leyland, Preston and Care Facility Management of Leeds, have joined forces to create the new £12m turnover Aston Services Group.
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Incentive FM Group strengthens window cleaning portfolio with acquisition

* incentive-acquisition.jpgIndependent facilities services organisation Incentive FM Group has acquired ARL Support Services, a specialist company providing window-cleaning services to many of the UK's most recognisable retailers located on the high street or within retail parks.

The acquisition will further strengthen the Group's portfolio of world-class cleaning services and solutions.
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To spec or not to spec that van

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BCA, Europe's largest used vehicle marketplace, is offering the thousands of small enterprises that use vans, some useful advice on what to consider when buying their next vehicle.
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Progress Cleaning makes half century

* PROGRESS-AWARDS.jpgBack in 1966 a new business, Progress Cleaning Services, was formed by Dave Robson. Later, his two sons, Kevin and Ian, joined what is today one of the UK's largest national window cleaning contractors.

Starting as a general cleaning business, Dave recognised the need to clean higher, more difficult buildings using new techniques, so he adopted the challenge. Today the company currently holds the Window Cleaning Company of the Year Award, has a large fleet of vans and workforce with bases across the UK; but Progress has not had an easy ride.
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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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Recent UK News

Step away from the microbead

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Greenpeace is currently running a campaign to get the UK to join America and Canada in their ban of plastic microbeads. Too small to be filtered by waste water plants, these harmful beads have a serious, detrimental impact on the flora and fauna of our oceans.
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Harrison Wipes celebrates 125 years

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Family owned company Harrison Wipes officially celebrated its 125th anniversary on 15th June at a party that included current and former employees, suppliers and local dignitaries including the Mayor of Havering, Cllr Philippa Crowder.
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Contractors with enforced deadline switch to Templa

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Six months ago, Target Software's user base learned that the company was withdrawing support for its specialist cleaning contractor Control-2 software on 31st March 2016.
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"Information I needed in a digestible format": Verdict of a distributor attending 'REACH for the cleaning supply chain', a conference organised by CHSA and BACS

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Distributors in the cleaning and hygiene sector gathered in the West Midlands last month, to get answers to their questions on the implications of the REACH regulation.
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'The world's fastest window cleaner' put to the test by SWC

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SWC, the specialist window cleaning business within Incentive FM Group, invited delegates at the recent Facilities Show to put their window cleaning skills to the test in order to 'Beat The Shiner.' The competition was a speed challenge against Terry 'Turbo' Burrows, the Guinness World Record Holder who claims to be 'The World's Fastest Window Cleaner'.
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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.
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SOAPBOX: The impact of Brexit on ISO certification

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by Robert Buckley, business development manager at Asacert UK

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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AHCP Annual Awards: Duplex does the double

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Duplex 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

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A 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.
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Nearly 20,000 restaurants risk losing 61% of customers due to poor food hygiene

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Restaurants 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.
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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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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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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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