Cleanzine-logo-10a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 21st July 2016 Issue no. 733

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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.
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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.
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Odour control inside and out from Greyland

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With weekly local authority bin collections being deferred by alternating with recycling collection, many business premises are faced with stepping up odour control both inside and out.
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Would you like a Cassava in that too?

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In 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.
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Sustainability-savvy hotels reduce water and energy resources with simple solution

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On-premise laundry operations account for 16% of a hotel's water usage, second only to guest rooms, and require significant energy resources, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency.
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Holchem goes global with training sessions in Ghana

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Holchem, 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.
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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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There may be changes ahead in the way the UK’s local authorities procure goods and services… In a statement released today along with the publication of the National Audit Office’s report on the Government’s spending review, NAO head, Amyas Morse, said:

“Time and again, we find that problems in the delivery of public services can be traced back to the way Government goes about planning and managing business in pursuit of an administration’s policy objectives. Instead of an enduring framework that supports coherent strategic planning, effective business management and accountability, the current approach amounts to a collection of top-down, set-piece processes and guidance that fail to make the most of the understanding and expertise across government. Government must make a cultural change if it is to make a lasting difference to its performance and narrow the gap in accountability and transparency.”

The report finds that while there have been improvements in the way Government plans and manages public sector activity, insufficient attention has been paid to longer-term funding decisions and their impacts. There is not a coherent, enduring framework for planning into the medium-term and beyond, which would allow any government to make achievable plans, know whether it is on track, adjust its approach where necessary and provide clear accountability. There is a lack of long-term, joined-up thinking and the result is poor value for money.

Talking of money, were you around when the UK ‘decimalised’, or when the Euro was launched? Or do you live in a country that adopted the Euro in later years? I understand that in every scenario, vendors used the changes as an excuse to increase prices. I don’t know how it happened regarding the Euro (only that it did) but decimalisation encouraged vendors to ‘round everything up’ to the nearest penny, rather than reduce it. Yes I know it was only a penny but back then they were worth something and when everything was added up, the rounding up made a big difference to a household’s monthly spend.

Today we’re running a ‘Soapbox’ from a delivery company whose competitors are using ‘Brexit’ to increase prices by 10%. This is not the first time this practice has been brought to my attention.

Whether for business or pleasure, the Internet has given us enormous knowledge and great communication and made us expert at shopping around. Raised prices thanks to a flimsy excuse will result in customers buying elsewhere. Be warned…

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This Week's News

Fire damages Green Machines factory in Falkirk, Scotland

* Green-machines.jpgDuring the night of 17th July there was a fire in the Green Machines factory in Falkirk, Scotland. The fire brigade had everything under control quickly and therefore, blessedly, there were no injuries and there has just been some damage at the assembly building.

"The assembly building took the most damage and this has been temporarily relocated," reports Malcolm Docherty, director of operations of Green Machines International.
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Soapbox: don't use Brexit as an excuse to raise prices - and remember - prompt payment is the lifeblood of a small business

By Mark Errington, sales & marketing director, City Distribution

City Distribution, based in Blackpool, has been servicing the North of England for 29 years. We take orders up to 4:45pm delivering the following day and even man our sales office on probably our customers' busiest day, Saturday, to deal with product enquiries and process orders for Monday delivery - arguably making a rod for our own back but today's retailer need every tool in the box to secure that all important sale and contractors need continuity of supply.
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Three record-breakers in a row for Greyland!

* Richard-Dyson.jpgCleaning chemicals manufacturer Greyland has announced that it has achieved three record-breaking sales milestones in a row: a record month, a record Quarter, and a record year!

It was a little over four years ago that the company moved to its current 34,000 sq ft factory and warehouse located in a purpose-built modern trading estate close to the M60 Manchester Ring Road.
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Are sanitary bin liner consumables keeping users protected?

* Genesis-Bio.jpgAward-winning biosciences company Genesis Biosciences is asking for more in-depth scientific data to support claims made for 'antimicrobial' consumables used within sanitary bin services.

With on-site liner exchange services, sanitary waste bin liners are often complemented with an antimicrobial consumable which acts as a disinfectant to protect users until the bin liner is replaced again.
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RCM's new Kilo scrubber drier offers increased productivity

* RCM-Kilo-SD.jpgRCM says its new Kilo compact, ride-on scrubber drier can increase productivity, since it offers precision manoeuvring in narrow spaces, a good running time and perfect drying, while a comfortable 'true' seat and user friendly controls can keep the operator content for long periods. There is a double brush version that offers even better performance.
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CSSA's Innovation & Technology Executive Bulletin examines battery technology

* batteries-CSSA.jpgThe Cleaning & Support Services Association has issued an Innovation & Technology Executive Bulletin, which looks at battery technology in detail, examining the different types and their advantages and disadvantages and in particular with regard to their use in cleaning equipment. It was compiled using information supplied BSA (Battery Safety Hub) and ICE - (Industrial Cleaning Equipment).
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New Eisl eco mixer tap range cuts energy usage and costs

* eco-mixer-side-mounted.jpgIdeal for 'away from home' washroom providers that need to cut costs and offer a more sustainable solution to washroom users whilst creating an upmarket look, Eisl UK has launched its new Eco range of mixer taps.

Available in Europe now and in the UK from the 3rd quarter of 2016, the new Eisl Eco range offers a new level of functionality, with Water Saving, Energy Saving and Anti-Scald technology.
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Warburg Pincus to invest in Hygiena

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Mitie achieves Carbon Trust Standard

* Mitie-carbon-footprint.jpgMitie, the facilities management company, has been awarded certification to the Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon, for its work on successfully measuring, managing and reducing its carbon footprint.

The Carbon Trust Standard is globally recognised as an independent certification of a company's progress in taking action on greenhouse gas emissions, demonstrating that the company has not only adopted good practice but has equally shown real achievements in managing and reducing its carbon emissions year-on-year.
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Orangebox chooses Incentive QAS for new smart working contract

* orangebox.jpgIncentive QAS, the specialist cleaning arm of Incentive FM Group, has been awarded a contract to provide cleaning services for Orangebox, an innovative design company that delivers flexible workplace solutions for forward thinking organisations. It follows a competitive tender.
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CCW Concentrates joins CMI as Associate Member

Chicago, US-based Consolidated Chemical Works Concentrates has become an Associate Member of the Cleaning Management Institute, one of the premiere training and certification organisations within the cleaning industry.

"Training is a critical component to any well run cleaning operation," says Sarajane Giles, product manager for CCW.
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British Library books Bonasystems for cleaning contract

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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.

Additional benefits:

Highly competitive salary
Full initial and ongoing support and training given from German and UK colleagues
Quality German estate car Company credit card, Laptop, iPhone
Part of a small team
Contributory pension scheme after 6 months
Regular customer events in the UK and Germany

For more information about PALLMANN visit www.pallmann.co.uk

To apply please send a CV and letter of introduction in confidence to:

Larissa Tessmann, Office Manager
Uzin Ltd: Service partner to PALLMANN GmbH
2 Mitchell Court, Rugby, Warwickshire CV23 0UY
larissa.tessmann@uzin-utz.com

For more information about the vacancy and an informal confidential conversation contact:

Mike Hamer: 07825 382174
Brand Manager, UK and Ireland


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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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Recent UK News

Are stagnant labour productivity levels down to the working environment?

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The 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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Waste as a resource: report, recycle, re-use

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The 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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Merger set to clean up

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The joining of two highly successful northern businesses has established a new powerhouse in the cleaning, security and facility maintenance sector.
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Incentive FM Group strengthens window cleaning portfolio with acquisition

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Independent 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.
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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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Events & Exhibitions

HIGIEXPO 2017
8-10th August 2017
Sao Paulo
Brazil

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

Web

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

Web

ISSA/Interclean Istanbul
18-20th October 2017
Turkey
Web

Clean Middle East Pulire
7-9th November 2017
Dubai
UAE

Web

Loo of the Year Awards
2nd 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

Web

The Manchester Cleaning Show
11-12th April 2018
2nd outing for this busy 2-day event
Web

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

Web


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