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Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit to tackle impacts
The Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit will discuss practical approaches to address the impacts of cleaning products. Hosted in Paris on 26th -27th October, the second edition of this executive summit will feature sustainability metrics, green ingredients, sustainable packaging, and consumer impacts.
Bacteria at universities... but not as you know it!
Cleanliness is not something normally associated with university life. If you've ever set foot in a student house, you'll know that coursework and cider take priority over cleaning. However, universities are still legally required to responsibly manage the wastewater they produce.
Study reveals innovations in self-cleaning surfaces positively impact jansan industry
NanoTouch Materials, producer of NanoSeptic self-cleaning surfaces, recently completed two market research studies as part of a $2 million grant the company received last year. Those studies uncovered business opportunities and consumer preferences that will drive the cleaning industry and guide product development in NanoTouch's disinfection technology lab.
Graffiti gone with Greyland chemicals
So, your premises, or your client's premises, have experienced a graffiti attack. In order to avoid the 'broken window' effect where additional graffiti continues to appear, you'll want to get rid of it promptly.
This Week's News
BICSc announces Annual Awards 2016 Educational Programme: A day of cleaning insights and inspiration
The 15th September 2016 marks the date of the BICSc Annual Awards, celebrating excellence in training and assessment within the cleaning industry. As a special addition to this year's annual awards, The British Institute of Cleaning Science will be hosting an exclusive cleaning industry educational programme and exhibition.
"The event will be a place for professionals from all levels of the industry to learn, feel inspired and network with some of the leading suppliers in the industry," notes Tracy Rinaldi, commercial director, BICSc.
New UK head office for Kärcher
This Autumn the global cleaning giant will have a new home in the UK - and it's streets ahead of the old facility, if not streets apart. Kärcher UK's brand new, purpose-built UK headquarters opened for business at Banbury's Brookhill Way on Tuesday.
The move has been a long time in the planning and, as the new site includes a Kärcher Centre shop, a large Academy for customer and employee training, and in phase two a Wash Centre for the public, the move is expected to make a difference to staff, customers and the local community alike.
Arrow's Chinese investment pays off with new contract wins
Investment in a new Chinese operation is already paying dividends for a Leicestershire manufacturer of cleaning and maintenance products. Arrow Solutions, which is based at a factory in Moira, has marked the first three months of trading in Shanghai with news that it has secured a string of new contracts to supply Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) and Beijing Metro.
Are the robots coming?
In this article, Peter Forshaw, of recruitment specialist Maxwell Stephens, discusses the effect robots may have on the facilities management industry, highlighting how they have had a positive impact in one hospital by and reducing cross infection, saving time and enabling those they have replaced to carry out more interesting work.
How do you create a healthy workplace?
Speakers at the British Safety Council's Annual Conference 2016 will share insights and experience of managing health in a changing world and one of the sessions that is particularly pertinent to the cleaning industry, is:
'How should the industry accommodate workers with limited English?' But there's plenty more for those working in our industry, wherever they're based in the world...
BPI Recycled Products urges buyers to check refuse sack standards
BPI Recycled Products is urging buyers to look for Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association certified refuse sacks to make sure they always benefit from products that conform to the highest industry standards.
The company is one of Europe's leading manufacturers of refuse sacks, recycling 65,000 tonnes of scrap polythene each year and supplying over 270,000 tonnes of polythene products to customers worldwide.
Mitie partners with eight clients for Recycle Week
In partnership with eight key clients, Mitie is taking part in WRAP's (Waste & Resources Action Programme) Recycle Week. The week is designed to improve general awareness of recycling and this year's theme - 'The Unusual Suspects' - encourages people to be more diligent when it comes to the disposal of everything from drink cartons, coffee cups and lids to plastic drink bottles and food containers.
These are items used every day, but they often don't get recycled properly, instead ending up in general waste or the wrong recycling bin.
Tru-D SmartUVC germ-killing robot added to hospital's infection prevention protocols
Frye Regional Medical Center, a Duke LifePoint hospital, recently added Tru-D SmartUVC, a germ-eliminating UV disinfection robot, to its already robust checklist of disinfection routines aimed at ensuring patients have the highest quality, safest care possible.
"The acquisition of this technology is simply another way that we're working to safeguard the wellbeing of every single patient who walks through our doors and protect the integrity of our healthcare environment," explains Gar Atchison, CEO of Frye Regional Medical Centre.
Floor pad that's 'a gift to the environment'
Impact Earth has introduced a new floor pad system manufactured from plant-based pellets.
"This is the way nature would make floor pads: from primary feedstock or sugar, using no oil, and no genetically modified materials," says the manufacturer. "The manufacturing process releases 60% less greenhouse gases than comparable 'green' pads.
NIC awarded circa £50m contract with Morrisons
NIC Services Group has been awarded a circa £50m contract with Yorkshire-based supermarket chain Morrisons. The contract will see NIC delivering cleaning services across the North of the England and Scotland.
NIC is one of the pioneering contractors that has worked closely with Morrisons to see the retailer outsourcing its services for the first time in over 100 years of trading. Morrisons is a Yorkshire-based food retailer serving customers across the UK at more than 500 stores with 117,000 colleagues working in the business every day.
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Business Development Manager
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.
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.
To effectively manage cleaning services at sites allocated to you in line with Quality Care Cleaning standards, statutory requirements and as directed by management.
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.
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
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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.
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.
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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How to cut budgets and improve hospital infection control
The inadequate assessment of cleaning procedures within hospital environments is a huge source of ongoing-costs with lost opportunities to save money as well as improve infection control. The patient environment is known to be closely associated with infection risks and superbugs are now resistant to almost all antibiotics.
UK Bank holiday's biggest clean-up
This year's Notting Hill Carnival - 11 times bigger than the Glastonbury festival - once again attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors to the streets of North Kensington. When Carnival stops a massive clean-up operation swings into play to have the streets clean by the next morning. This year over 320 tonnes of rubbish had to be cleared from the streets during the bank holiday weekend.
TCFM now part of the Colonel's secret recipe at KFC
TC Facilities Management is now an added ingredient at over a quarter of KFC restaurants across the British Isles. The contract being delivered by a team from TC Specialist Services, part of TC Facilities Management, started on 8th August. It will provide window cleaning services to over 200 KFC restaurants, along with jet washing services to sites with Drive-Thrus.
Working at height specialism lands CAM an Olympic-sized challenge
CAM Specialist Support's expertise in high level cleaning has secured it a contract to clean the Here East building in The Queen Elizabeth Park, Stratford, London. Previously part of the London Olympics site, the building was used as the media centre during the 2012 games. Current tenants include BT Sports studios, Loughborough University and a number of new start up and retail clients.
Dan Walker to host CHSA's Annual Golf Day
The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers' Association tells us that its annual Golf Day (one of the highlights of the cleaning industry calendar), has attracted a well-known celebrity in the form of Dan Walker, presenter of Football Focus, BBC Breakfast and a daily show on Radio 5 Live called Afternoon Edition. Dan will be hosting the Awards Dinner that takes place after the competition and will, no doubt, be featuring in many of the pictures taken of the Awards ceremony, alongside the happy winners.
What a well-thought-out 'away from home' washroom should look like!
Ed: We just had to feature this post, which was shared by a family member on Facebook...
Some 15 years ago I helped organise the Annual Conference for the Association of Building Cleaning Direct Service Providers and the venue was Haigh Hall - the home of this thoughtfully fitted-out washroom.
BIFM Awards 2016 finalists announced
The British Institute of Facilities Management, has announced the finalists in this year's BIFM Facilities Management Awards. The Awards, supported by headline sponsor Carillion, recognise and reward facilities management practices, innovation and projects from across the economy and all areas of the sector.
With its new Robo 2, Carlisle Support Services brings robotics to services industry
As a leading provider of cleaning services to the rail industry, Carlisle Support Services is driving innovation, through the introduction of service robotics. Currently deployed at Hull Paragon Station, Robo 2 is supporting the contractor's employees with the cleaning contractual agreements in place with longstanding client, First TransPennine Express.
We have Mail: sanitary bin liners
Dear Jan, We were pleased to read last week's article on sanitary bin liners highlighting the need for in-depth scientific data to support claims made for antimicrobial consumables. As a provider of antimicrobial sanitary waste liners we agree that it is important to provide scientifically verified data, and to follow the principles of the relevant testing standards.
According to reports by the NHS Hospital Trust and the Primary Care Organisation, 1,222 MRSA bloodstream infections were reported between July 2014 and July 2015, with 72% of those attributed as being contracted outside of the hospital setting.
RWM: how will changes affect your business?
It is hard to remember a more significant year for the industry than 2016, with Brexit and the appointment of a new Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs in the UK, both set to change the resource management landscape significantly. RWM, which takes place 13th - 15th September, aims to help attendees understand exactly how these changes will affect your business.
Carpet Cleaners Carnival
This year's Carpet Cleaners Carnival (CCC) is taking place at Wicksteed Park on Saturday 10th September so, if you haven't already booked, now is the time to do it!
Events & Exhibitions
Clean Middle East Pulire
7-9th November 2017
14-16th November 2017
Loo of the Year Awards
8th December 2017
30th Anniversary of this popular event
St Johns Hotel, Solihull
Clean India Technology Week
18-20th January 2018
The Manchester Cleaning Show
11-12th April 2018
2nd outing for this busy 2-day event
15-18th May 2018
ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo
29-30th August 2018
International Convention Centre Sydney
Budapest Cleaning Show
5-6th October 2018