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Arrow's Chinese investment pays off with new contract wins

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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.
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Are the robots coming?

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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.
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ACI issues statement on FDA's antibacterial soaps ruling

The American Cleaning Institute released the following statement in response to a final rule issued by the US Food and Drug Administration concerning consumer antibacterial soaps and washes:
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Oh dear. I can imagine the sorts of conversations going on this morning… We’ve become used to seeing this type of thing jokingly scrawled on tradespeople’s vans over the years, but a hospital waiting room floor?

In case you missed the news, a woman who’d taken her son to hospital was so horrified with the filthy waiting room floor that she used baby wipes to show her disgust, at the same time drawing attention to just how dirty the floor had been allowed to become. And now the world knows all about it!

* leader-pic-dirty-floor.jpgI’ve sometimes looked at the incredibly shiny floors in hospitals and wondered just how clean they really are under the shine, since while they can appear to be grubby, you can never quite be sure whether it’s grime or the colour of the flooring itself.

One way to find out is to have your son vomit and then attempt to clean it up with baby wipes – as this woman did. It was only as she was cleaning that she noticed the clean trail the wipes were leaving across the filthy floor.

Someone at the scene at the time, who works at the hospital, is reported as saying that the floor is cleaned every day. That it may be, but just how is it being cleaned and what is being used to do the job? I’d hazard a guess that it’s not being done by a qualified cleaner!

And where’s the person who’s supposed to check these things? What about those who use the area each day? Hadn’t they noticed how dirty everything was?

We’re all responsible by law for the safety of our workplaces and what surprises me is that no-one working at the hospital (and particularly, someone responsible for the facility) will have noticed that there was an issue with this particular floor and either done something about it or pointed it out to the powers that be?

Apparently, someone at Tameside General Hospital, in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, is now reviewing cleaning schedule…

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This Week's News

Artificially-intelligent cleaning system could save food manufacturers £100m a year

The University of Nottingham is developing an artificially-intelligent sensor system to clean food manufacturing equipment more precisely, which could save £100m a year for the UK industry alone. This revolutionary AI-driven monitoring system could lead to greater production capacity and therefore cheaper food prices for consumers.

Food and drink production is the largest manufacturing sector in Britain and the highest industrial user of water at approximately 430 million litres a day. As current technologies cannot accurately determine exactly how dirty food and drink processing equipment is inside, cleaning can last up to five hours a day - to minimise food safety risks.
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The Netherlands announces $50 million contribution to UN-based WSSCC for global sanitation coverage

* wscc.jpgThe Government of the Netherlands announced on Monday a renewed investment of $50 million for the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC).

The funding will enable WSSCC, the only part of the United Nations devoted solely to the sanitation and hygiene needs of the most vulnerable people around the world, to empower five million additional people to access improved sanitation by 2020.
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Nottingham hospitals' cleaning contractor slated for poor cleanliness

The contractor responsible for cleaning Nottingham's hospitals should be sacked for its "abysmal" management, Healthwatch Nottinghamshire has told the BBC. Healthwatch raised concerns over an alleged rat sighting, dirty plates and overflowing bins at the Queen's Medical Centre and City Hospital. It said Carillion, which provides the cleaning services, has shown a "poor record of cleanliness".

Martin Gawith, who chairs Healthwatch Nottinghamshire, said: "Carillion has shown that management has been abysmal with a poor record of cleanliness. They should hand the contract back."
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Pitfalls of transferring a family business to offspring

* Ron-Segura.jpgAlthough some family-run businesses started by one generation continue to thrive when transferred to the next generation, this is rarely the case. In 1987, John Ward conducted one of the most in-depth studies on how well family businesses do once parents pass them on to the next generation. His study revealed:

* About a third of family businesses survive when transferred to the second generation.
* Just 13% of family businesses are still in operation by the third generation.
* By the fourth generation, only 3% are still in existence.
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Clorox Healthcare introduces 'next generation' of bleach

* Clorox.jpgBleach has played an important role in public health for more than a century. This week, at the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) Exchange 2016 annual conference, Clorox Healthcare announced its break-through innovation in healthcare disinfection with the introduction of Clorox Healthcare Fuzion Cleaner Disinfectant.

Clorox says that Fuzion is the next generation of bleach and the first product of its kind to combine trusted bleach efficacy against tough-to-kill pathogens with the aesthetics required for broad use throughout healthcare facilities.
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Escalator cleanliness goes up as cleaning costs go down

* REN-Clean-Escalator.jpgBuilding managers need no longer compromise on escalator cleaning following the UK launch of a low cost and highly effective manual cleaning system.

Despite being the most heavily used, expensive and potentially dangerous piece of flooring in many buildings, escalators and travelators tend to be cleaned less often and less effectively than the floors around them.
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Charity bins help keep streets clean and raise money for good causes

* CHARITY-BINS.jpgTidy Britain Group's new initiative, supported by The Wrigley Company, has seen a massive 30% reduction in the amount of rubbish on our streets. #BinItForGood encourages people to do the right thing and put their rubbish in the bin while at the same time making money for local charities. The more rubbish that goes in the bin and the less litter that is thrown on the ground, the more money is given to good causes.

A pilot carried out successfully in five locations across England saw an average reduction of 30% but, in Prudhoe town centre in Northumberland, the reduction in litter was 52%.
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Quantum Care models training for cleaners programme

* Prochem-Quantam-Care.jpgWhile training for care home personnel is increasingly broad-based, its focus is on establishing and maintaining best practice in patient care terms. National care home provider Quantum Care has been tackling the training of its cleaning personnel in a new initiative with solutions and technology specialist, Prochem Europe.

As part of the Health & Social Care Act 2008, Care Quality Commission registration requires care home providers to comply with essential standards of quality and safety that includes risk of exposure to infections.
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Grosvenor Services hosts European conference in Dublin, sharing FM best practice

* ECS-conference.jpgGrosvenor Services hosted an event in Dublin recently where European facilities management companies exchanged ideas and shared best practice. Grosvenor Services is part of European Customer Synergy, a network of FM partners that supports pan-European FM contracts - all of whom belong to the top five suppliers in their national markets, representing major FM and support service companies.
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Sky's the limit for Aerial FM

* Drone-control.jpgNew facilities management firm Aerial FM is off to a flying start by using commercial drone technology to provide fast and effective services and solutions in the FM sector. But why is the ability to pilot an unmanned aircraft important to a facilities manager or property manager?

Drones help Grant Currie, (pictured) managing director of Aerial FM, and his colleagues to quickly and efficiently carry out building assessments and surveys or obtain stunning images that can be used in marketing a property for sale or lease.
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ISS wins new integrated facility services contract with John Crane in North America

* ISS-US-johncrane.jpgJohn Crane, the largest division of Smiths Group, which operates in more than 50 countries, has selected ISS as its integrated facility services provider for two key locations in North America.

Under the terms of the contract, which runs for five years and is now operational, ISS delivers maintenance, food services, reception, security, pest control, grounds and cleaning services. Initially, the agreement between ISS and John Crane covers two important locations in Morton Grove and Crystal Lake, Illinois, but the agreement has the potential to expand to additional sites.
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Mitie launches new gutter cleaning service using Space Vac's 15m high super-vacuum

* mitiespacevac.jpgMitie has announced the launch of a new gutter cleaning service. The new technology, courtesy of Space Vac, uses an extendable wi-fi gutter camera and vacuum unit that extends to 15m in length, helping pest control technicians spy on bird pests and then remove any nest debris they leave behind that blocks roof gutters. The extendable pole can reach into box gutters by three feet, aided by an assortment of nozzles to easily access awkward spaces.
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A loss of income, or a boost for local businesses?

* Closed-toilet.jpgThere's an interesting piece in the latest issue of Public Toilets UK, which raises a good question. Gill Kemp, the publication's editor, writes:

"There appears to have been some heated discussion in North East Lincolnshire Council on not ensuring that tourists to Cleethorpes pay for parking and toilets [Grimsby Telegraph 1/9]. Apparently because of vandalism the toilet barriers have not been in operation, making the toilets temporarily free for use - and the parking machines have also been malfunctioning, leading to lost revenue.
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Risk assessment of pushing and pulling (RAPP) tool available from HSE

* HSE-Risk-tool.jpgThe Health & Safety Executive has produced a new tool aimed at those responsible for health & safety in workplaces - employers, managers and safety representatives.

This tool will help you identify high-risk pushing and pulling operations and check the effectiveness of any risk-reduction measures.
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Technical Sales Manager: Midlands



PALLMANN is the 100+ year old division of the German Uzin-Utz AG and manufactures products and machinery for the installation, renovation and maintenance of wood floors. 


We wish to appoint an experienced sales manager to promote our innovative, full range of products to contract customers and their clients.

Strong relationships within the wood floor or floor care market, an ability to identify and develop business opportunities and the self motivation to succeed will be rewarded with a generous career package and an enviable opportunity to play a key part of our success.

The ideal candidate will live in the Midlands area and should expect some time away from home, in the UK and in Germany.
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Account Manager (UK and Ireland)

Salary; £40k per annum +On Target Earnings (OTE), + Car, Pension.

WECOVI, a long established Dutch manufacturing specialist to the professional cleaning and leisure sectors, is seeking to recruit an Account Manager to maintain and develop its business within the United Kingdom and Ireland.

This appointment offers an exciting and challenging opportunity for a sales professional to join a progressive organisation which has operations in The Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the continuing development of the company's business with existing accounts and to build new and profitable business relationships. The role includes working with other account managers to train end-user customers in the correct use of the company's products and to develop and train distributor staff to ensure the maximum optimisation of the Wecoline brand.

We are seeking to appoint a young or experienced industry professional who is enthusiastic, willing to work hard and who is looking to enhance their career with this dynamic and growing international Organisation.

For more information please check www.wecovi.com/en/news

Ready for the challenge?

If so, please submit your up to date cv to; CERATA Limited, email; keith.baker01@btinternet.com, tele; +44 1162609171, Mob; +44 7712 142706.


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National Account Managers

Southern & Northern UK, OTE £70K

Reintec (part of the HSS Group) are a specialist Hire, Sales and Service cleaning equipment provider who support customers throughout the UK. As the business continues to grow, we now have fantastic opportunities for two National Account Managers to join our team covering both Northern and Southern UK.

The National Account Managers will work closely with our Sales Director to attract new customers whilst ensuring customer retention and growth. The role will focus on the development of the sales pipeline for Reintec to drive revenue and win new business.

Alongside a proven sales experience from the contract cleaning industry, communication skills, commercial awareness and a 'can do' attitude are the key ingredients we're looking for. You'll need to be comfortable working with key stakeholders across the business and happy to present to new and existing customers.

What are the benefits? We'll be honest - it's our colleagues that make us what we are. As well as a competitive salary, company car and fantastic bonus, we provide an industry leading benefits package with an extended range of family-friendly benefits.

Interested? Please visit www.hsscareers.co.uk to apply or for an informal chat call Annie Bhagat on 0161 7494046.


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Technical Manager

c. £45,000 UK based

A new position has become available for a Technical Manager to join the British Institute of Cleaning Science. The successful applicant will take the lead in developing a new range of training and learning programmes, using different methodologies including classroom, practical and online. These new products and services will contribute to the increase in training and membership sales and other related business in both the UK and Internationally. The role will include delivering consultancy services to our customers when appropriate.
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Strategic Operations Manager

Cambridge, OTE 40K-50K

Quality Care Cleaning has an exciting opportunity for a Strategic Operations Manager to join our team in Cambridge. We offer a OTE salary range of £40,000 - £50,000 per annum plus benefits We are a professional, commercial cleaning company with over 30 years' experience, looking to employ a Strategic Operations Manager on a full time, permanent basis to manage our service delivery. We require an experienced, professional, quality driven individual that shares our commitment to customer care, team work & high standards to effectively manage an established team.

The Strategic Operations Manager Job Description

Job Title: Strategic Operations Manager Based at: Quality Care Cleaning Ltd. Copley Hill Business Park Reports to: Managing Director Responsible for: Operational Staff Job Purpose To manage the planning, analysis and delivery of a multi-site commercial cleaning service. The post holder will be responsible for organising, evaluating and revising service whilst maintaining high levels of cleaning service standards, cost effectiveness, and increasing turnover.
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Recent UK News

CHSA Golf Day raises record breaking £6,500 for charity

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One of the highlights of the cleaning industry calendar, the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers' Association's annual Golf Day, which took place last week at Oulton Hall, Yorkshire, raised a record breaking £6,500 for the Chairman's charity, Helping Treat Cancer Together.
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Open Day next week celebrates major investment in cleaning business

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Hugh Crane (Cleaning Equipment) is holding an Open Day at its newly refurbished site in Whittlesey, Peterborough, on 30th September. This major investment shows the business strategically placed to meet the ever-increasing demands from customers along the A1 corridor.
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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.
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New UK head office for Kärcher

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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.
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How to cut budgets and improve hospital infection control

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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.
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UK Bank holiday's biggest clean-up

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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.
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TCFM now part of the Colonel's secret recipe at KFC

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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.
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Working at height specialism lands CAM an Olympic-sized challenge

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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.
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Events & Exhibitions

ISSA/Interclean North America
11-14th September 2017
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BICSc Annual Awards
14th September 2017
inc Education Programme and Exhibition

Whittlebury Hall Hotel, Northamptonshire
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WFBSC
18-20th September 2017
Berlin
Germany

Held simultaneously with CMS

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CMS
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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
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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Clean India Technology Week
18-20th January 2018
Mumbai,
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The Manchester Cleaning Show
11-12th April 2018
2nd outing for this busy 2-day event
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ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam
15-18th May 2018
Amsterdam
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