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Bachelor Award for hand hygiene feedback system

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A team of students from the University of Rotterdam has won the Hogeschool Rotterdam Bachelor Award for its project 'Couveuse Stoplicht'. Under the leadership of Ronald van Gils MSc, Linda Wauben PhD and Onno Helder PhD RN, the students were awarded the accolade against 20 other submissions.
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Latest ISO 14001 data shows significant global growth in environmental management systems' use

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Data just released on the uptake of the International Environmental Management Systems standard ISO 14001 shows that the number of certificates issued worldwide has grown 8% over the last year.
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Porter Adventist Hospital unveils robots that zap dangerous germs

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Porter Adventist Hospital, of Denver, the US, issued a press release yesterday to say that it is using robots to destroy potentially lethal germs and bacteria that can pose a risk to patient and employee safety.
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Global water consumption: why is it increasing and what can we do about it?

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Water consumption is increasing all around the world. The impetus for this increase is primarily down to:
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Cordless floorcare equipment offers greater flexibility

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Additions to Morclean's portfolio of scrubber dryers offer a number of cordless models in a choice of petrol or battery versions.
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RAS clinches Silent Heroes Awards 2016

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The Restroom Association (Singapore) says it is proud to have won the Silent Heroes Awards 2016 for the Exponents of Environment Category - the first environmental organisation to clinch the Award, which recognises those who, while being actively involved in environmental efforts and positively making a significant impact on Singapore's society, have largely remained invisible or unrecognised for their efforts.
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Improved hygiene standards achieved for animal care and brand protection

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Everyone expects the highest standards of hygiene to be implemented in any healthcare setting, and the protection of patients, pet owners and staff within veterinary clinics is no different. Cleaning and disinfection should be monitored thoroughly and regularly with technology that permits objective measurement of any surface cleaning efficiency.
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Hand dryer market to reach $1,350 million by 2022, finds globally-allied market research

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A new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, 'Hand Dryer Market by Product Type, Mode of Operation and End User-Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022', projects that the global hand dryer market will reach $1,350 million by 2022.
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Kaivac launches 'Stop The Mop' campaign

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Kaivac, manufacturer of the No-Touch and Omniflex professional cleaning systems, has announced the launch of the Stop the Mop campaign, an educational campaign to inform the public about the inferior cleaning that is often provided by mops and the existence of healthier, more effective floorcare methods.
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Whether he was on air as a result of what have been dubbed the ‘Marmite Wars’ or whether he’d have been given airtime anyway, Tesco chairman John Allen was talking on BBC Radio Four’s Today programme on Tuesday and while I disagree with a lot of what he said, he did raise a point that’s pertinent to the cleaning industry in the UK – and indeed globally…

The question of using low-skilled or unskilled migrant labour to fill jobs – such as cleaning – that the locals perhaps don’t want to do. It’s something we all seem to do and it certainly got me thinking…
 

If you didn’t hear the discussion, he argued that the UK should not be considering accepting only highly skilled migrants – a move that some people are calling for and which I know that many in this industry find worrying.
 

He said: “I think we need many people who do much more ordinary, but nonetheless extremely important, jobs.”
 

That’s a sentiment with which those in the cleaning industry and many at the receiving end of our services will agree, since a large proportion of the major contractors rely on low-skilled immigrant labour to keep cleaning and facilities management contracts running smoothly. And yes – this is important work.
 

The industry has done a lot to raise its profile with the general public over recent years and I’d hate to return to the days when cleaners were in short supply and an entire shift could disappear ‘down the road’ if the local Tesco raised the minimum hourly rate of pay over what they themselves were earning, leaving the contractor in dire straits.
 

But what’s the answer? Is it a case of needing to be more flexible and perhaps ensuring that everyone who comes into the country – any country – to work, carries a work permit?
 

Employers in the UK are currently responsible for checking the credentials of employees and face heavy fines for employing those that don’t have a right to work here (something I’ve never felt is reasonable or fair). Should the onus perhaps be placed once again on the shoulders of those that man our borders?
 

Love him or hate him, you have to admit that John Allen has raised a point that needs to be considered… I’d be interested in learning your views – and as I said, this isn’t just a UK thing but a global question.

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This Week's News

SC Johnson returns to the industrial and institutional cleaning Business

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"This is the right time to re-enter the I&I business," said Fisk Johnson, chairman and CEO of SC Johnson. "Our purchase of the Deb Group and Steris Applied Infection Control and the recent move to bring back our SC Johnson-branded products from Sealed Air/Diversey to the new SC Johnson Professional business, gives us a lot of momentum to re-enter this space in a big way."
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Pest control products & services market to reach US$ 28.6bn by 2026

Persistence Market Research delivers useful insights on the global pest control products and services market in a new report titled, 'Global market study on pest control products and services: North America expected to be the most attractive regional market'. It predicts that the global pest control products and services market value will increase from US$ 16.01bn in 2015 to us$ 16.94bn by 2016 end and exhibiting a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 5.4% over the next 10 years.
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Trafalgar launch the Eco City Sweeper 2 and the Eco City Picker. Two new battery machines guaranteed to put an electric smile on everyone's face!

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Bunzl announces trading statement and completion of three acquisitions

Yesterday, Bunzl announced its trading statement for the period since 30 June 2016 and revealed that it has completed three further acquisitions: in the UK, Ireland and the Czech Republic.

Overall performance is as was expected and at constant exchange rates, Group revenue for the third quarter has increased by 7%, with 3% contributed by acquisitions and 4% due to the impact of additional trading days relative to the comparable period last year. Underlying revenue for the quarter was at a similar level to the third quarter last year, although the recent weakening of sterling has had a significant positive impact.
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BICSc membership is changing

In recognition of the crucial role The British Institute of Cleaning Science plays in protecting and improving standards in the cleaning industry, BICSc is making some important changes to the structure and routes to Institute membership.

From 1st April 2017, BICSc will be focusing its routes to membership on education. New members will, therefore, be able to apply for one of the following three membership grades. The membership grade you are eligible for will depend on your level of training as follows:
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Reaching the Tipping Point: Keep Britain Tidy's action plan for fly-tipping

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The organization is calling on Government to make some of the £1.1 billion proceeds of the Landfill Tax available to local authorities to help keep household waste recycling centres open and reduce or eliminate charges for bulky waste collections.
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Diversey Care to sell discovery robotics' machines under its Taski brand

* DISCOVERY.jpgSealed Air announced on Tuesday that its Diversey Care division has agreed on terms to sell and distribute Discovery Robotics' autonomous floor cleaning machines under its Taski brand.

Under the agreement, Diversey Care will have the exclusive license to sell Discovery Robotics' floor cleaning machines in the Americas and Europe. In addition, Diversey Care will have non-exclusive rights in all other global territories.
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TC Facilities Management adds another 'Top 10' store

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The contract award, which started in July, initially managing the cleaning services at 15 selected stores in the East Midlands & Anglia, has now been extended to 161 stores across the country.
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Oxford Bus Company outsources for the first time

* oxfordbus.jpgThe Oxford Bus Company, part of the Go Ahead Group, has outsourced the cleaning, shunting and fuelling services of its buses and coaches for the first time in its history, awarding a three-year contract to Cordant Cleaning, part of Cordant Group.

It builds on the 15-year relationship between the two Groups that has seen Cordant Cleaning take responsibility for all of Go Ahead London's bus operations covering 2,500 vehicles at 18 locations.
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Bona partners with Healthy Schools Campaign's Green Clean Schools programme

* Bona_image.jpgBona, hardwood floorcare and maintenance specialist since 1919, announced this week a partnership with Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC) to support the Green Clean Schools programme. It also supported the forum at ISSA/Interclean North America in Chicago this week - a forum which brought the issue of healthy approaches to cleaning to the forefront of hundreds of school and universities.
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Dry cleaner riding the wave

* Bradleys.jpgBradleys Dry Cleaning is not just your ordinary dry cleaning and laundry outfit. The family business, located in Walnut Tree, Milton Keynes, has been in operation since 1912 when it was set up by Bernard Bradley but in fact the Bradley family expertise in the textile and textile aftercare trade goes back much further, to 1832.

Now run by Howard Bradley, this independent specialist business with its time-served, experienced team and knowledge gained over the decades, can design an appropriate cleaning process on an individual item basis, rather than using a one solution fits all philosophy.
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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

Matrix marks major milestone: making steam cleaning machines for a decade

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'Proud to be made in the UK' says its website and now Matrix is proud to be celebrating its 10th Anniversary, putting much of its success down to the fact that it designs and manufacturers its own machines at its base in Leyland, Lancashire, which means that as well as having full control over quality, the Matrix team can implement new technology very quickly.
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Dust extraction specialist launches campaign to improve working environments

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A specialist dust extraction firm in the UK has launched a 'Dust Doctors' campaign, which sees it offer free dust assessments to businesses - helping them to determine the best ways to improve processes to remove threats to workers' health and production processes, as well as improving overall output efficiency.
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Mitie lands massive Manchester Airports Group contract

Mitie has been awarded a new five-year FM contract with Manchester Airports Group (MAG), consolidating FM services across three airports into one integrated contract.

MAG is the UK's leading airport group, serving over 50 million passengers and handling over 670,000 tonnes of air freight every year, through its ownership and operation of Manchester, London Stansted, East Midlands and Bournemouth airports.
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DVSA seeks views on changes to tachograph centre rules

The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency launched yesterday a review on proposals to improve rules for approved tachograph centres. These ATCs - of which there are around 600 in Great Britain - install, calibrate and inspect tachographs, which record information about driving time, speed and distance. Proposals include:

- removing the requirement for ATCs to offer analogue tachograph calibration
- reviewing the site dimensions to allow smaller sites to be used
- updating the ATC manual
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CSSA relaunch: "A wonderful evening"

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Last evening all the current Cleaning & Support Services Association members gathered with 21 non-member, cleaning & facilities management industry affiliates such as the Living Wage Foundation, Summit Skills, Citizens UK, the British Cleaning Council, the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association, the British Institute of Cleaning science, the trade press and their guests, at a party celebrating the official relaunch of the CSSA. It was said to be "a wonderful evening," with "everyone enjoying themselves".
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Toilet providers, cleaning and FM companies seek recognition in the 'toilet oscars'

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The 2016 Loo of the Year Awards grading has now been completed following inspection of 'away from home' toilets throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland. High standards of cleaning and maintenance performed by in-house cleaners, cleaning contractors and FM companies were evidenced during their inspection visits.
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Kimberly-Clark Professional to relaunch the Golden Service Awards in June 2017

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Kimberly-Clark Professional will relaunch the Golden Service Awards programme in June 2017 with the awards ceremony to take place on Thursday, 8th March 2018.

"We have decided to delay the launch slightly to give us time to review and refine the awards with a view to launching a new and exciting programme in 2017," says Peter Oliver, general manager UK, Ireland and France, Kimberly-Clark Professional.
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Emprise awarded places on two new Framework Agreements

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Emprise Services has been awarded a place on two separate framework agreements, which means it will provide:
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Open day at Hugh Crane (Cleaning Equipment) "a great success"

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The team at Hugh Crane (Cleaning Equipment) are basking in the glow of a really successful open day on the last day of September, which, as the pictures show, was very well attended.
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Winners of BICSc Annual Awards 2016 announced

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More than 200 cleaning industry professionals and their guests gathered to celebrate excellence in training and accreditation in the cleaning profession, at the recent British Institute of Cleaning Science Annual Awards 2016 ceremony.
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British Cleaning Council in safe hands as it meets at HSE safety lab in Peak District

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The picturesque spa town of Buxton was the location for the BCC's autumn meeting, which took place at the Government's Health & Safety Laboratory which is tucked away in the Derbyshire hillside.
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Facilicom's support of fair wages leads to award shortlisting

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A long-term commitment to employee wellbeing and paying a fair wage has led to Facilicom UK being shortlisted by the Living Wage Foundation for the Living Wage Champion Awards 2016.
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Events & Exhibitions

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

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BICSc Annual Awards
14th September 2017
inc Education Programme and Exhibition

Whittlebury Hall Hotel, Northamptonshire
UK


WFBSC
18-20th September 2017
Berlin
Germany

Held simultaneously with CMS

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CMS
19-22nd September 2017
Cleaning. Management.Services
Berlin
Germany

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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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