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Global cleaning technology leader exposes cleaning habits in new 'Come Clean' Survey

With the holiday season officially upon us, millions of us will be preparing our homes to host friends and family to celebrate the holiday season. In addition to preparing meals, hanging decor and buying gifts, families will be putting away clutter and cleaning their homes before hosting guests and out-of-town visitors.
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New sales team see window of opportunity at Cleanology

To support its rapid growth and expansion plans, London based commercial cleaning business Cleanology has appointed new talent to create an all-new sales & marketing team which has already delivered a significant haul of new contract wins to the value of £400K.
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ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam 2018 to take up 12 halls and include new Laundry and Waste Management sections

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Reinforcing its position as the world's biggest and most popular event for the professional cleaning industry, the next ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam exhibition in 2018 will occupy 12 halls of the RAI Amsterdam for the first time.
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French FM market to reach US$110.42bn in value by 2024, says TMR

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According to a new research report published by TMR, the opportunity in the market for facilities management in France, which stood at US$48.02bn in 2015, is likely to expand at an impressive Compound Annual Growth Rate of 9.80% during the period from 2016 to 2024 and reach a whopping sum of US$110.4bn by the end of the period for forecast.
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Welcome to our first issue of Cleanzine for 2017 and may we wish you a Happy New Year. And whether you were amongst crowds gathered in cities all over the world to join the countdown to midnight and watch the fireworks, or whether you celebrated quietly with family and friends, we hope it was wonderful. And let's not forget those who'll remember the celebrations for a different reason - those who have to clean up after the rest of us!

And just as the organisers compete ever harder to stage the most impressive firework displays, so are the cleaning crews starting to shout about the great work they're doing and the speed at which they're completing it. www.abcnews.go.com has an interesting clip showing New York's sanitation workers clearing up after around 1 million Times Square revellers and it reels off some fascinating statistics... 180 cleaners using leaf blowers and other equipment together with some 50 street sweepers and garbage trucks, cleared up 52 tonnes of rubbish - which included 3000 lbs of confetti that had been deliberately let loose. Incredibly, everything was cleared by 06:00, but it was obvious from the video that everyone worked hard and fast and that the operation was well planned.

Across the other side of the world, in Dubai, 27 tonnes of rubbish was collected following celebrations at landmarks including Burj Khalifa, Jumeirah beach and the Marina. Abdul Majeed Sifai, director of waste management, told The National AE that more than 800 cleaners were involved in cleaning up after some two million revellers. It took until 08:00 and resulted in more than 10,150 bags of waste. There were cleanup operations at other popular locations, too, involving 28 cleaners and three supervisors, four sand sweepers (now that paints a picture!) and 106 additional waste containers that had been set out before the celebrations. At the Dubai Water Canal Boardwalk, bags of rubbish were stacked for collection before fitness enthusiasts set out for their early morning jog.

More than 1,000 staff from the municipality and private companies had pitched in when the festivities ended. "I've filled 50 to 60 bags of garbage since 04:00 so everything is clear when people wake up, it's our job to get everything back to normal," said civic worker Mohammed Arif.

Where would the world be without the cleaners, eh? Even if we could be persuaded to take our rubbish home with us...

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This Week's News

Major outcomes from Sustainable Cleaning Products summit

* Major-outcomes.jpgThe second Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit, hosted in Paris a few weeks ago, highlighted some of the sustainability shortcomings in the detergent and cleaning product industries. Summit participants called for greater attention to green formulations, packaging and consumer behaviour.
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Cleaning contractors should reflect on 2016 to help make 2017 better

* Ron-Segura.jpgAs the new year begins, this is a perfect time for cleaning contractors to take a serious look at their companies and evaluate how they are doing, says Ron Segura, president of US-based Segura & Associates, whose firm helps cleaning contractors grow and become more successful. And while he is basing his comments on the US industry, they have relevance for contractors all over the world.

Ron suggests that cleaning contractors ask themselves the following questions:
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Make a New Year's resolution to enter this year's CSSA Awards!

* CSSA-NY-res.jpgWe all know that minds were focused on many other things during the festive season - and of course there's this horrible flu-like virus that's circulating so aggressively and knocking us down like skittles, so the Cleaning & Support Services Association has quite sensibly extended the closing date for entries into its inaugural awards. If you're planning to enter, you now have until 31st January 2017 to do so.
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Haniel and Rentokil Initial to form European hygiene and textile services company

* Haniel-Rentokil.jpgGerman family-run business Haniel, founded in 1756, and UK giant Rentokil Initial have signed a joint venture agreement with the aim of creating an innovative, leading European company for workwear, cleanroom and hygiene services, under the CWS-boco banner.

After acquiring the continental European business from Rentokil Initial in the areas of hygiene, workwear and cleanroom services, Haniel will hold around 82% of the shares, while Rentokil Initial will hold around 18%.
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Kärcher redefines most important control element for high-pressure cleaners

* Karcher-trigger-gun.jpgKärcher is introducing a new design: the 'Easy!Force' trigger gun, for its range of commercial cold and hot water pressure washers.

The most exciting innovation is the trigger, which is pushed into the handle with the ball of the hand. When the trigger is operated, the recoil of the water jet automatically presses the trigger into the hand, which contributes to effortless use. The reduced force action prevents hand and finger strain and in turn muscle cramps. Accidental operation is prevented by a yellow safety lever in the handle. This can be released again after briefly operating the trigger.
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Steris acquisition bolsters DebMed's integrated hand hygiene compliance and skin care programme

* SterisDebMed.jpgDebMed's recent acquisition of Steris hand hygiene and surface disinfectants (AIC) is allowing the company to introduce its full array of hand hygiene and skin care innovation to the US hospitals, partnering with them to help staff achieve the highest standards of hand hygiene behaviour.
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How to use cleaning chemicals safely

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"Anyone responsible for managing a premises will know how important the cleaning schedule, process and choice of products is. Cleaning products contain chemicals that allow them to do an effective job, but they can be potentially harmful to members of the public and the staff that use them.
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Dramatically improve field manager productivity with Templa Mobile v2

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Take a Byte to those tight spaces...

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Designed for quick and efficient maintenance operations in medium and small areas, it is easy to handle and facilitates fatigue-free work in tight spaces.
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New formula Sansafe antimicrobial bin liners join Cromwell's portfolio

* Cromwell-antimicrobial.jpgCromwell Polythene is relaunching its Sansafe hygienic bin liners with a new formula, using recycled, rather than virgin material, as well as a more powerful scent additive.
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Cuts to cleaning increasing deadly infection risks for Ontario patients

* Ontario-cuts.jpgAre Ontario's hospitals clean enough to keep deadly bacteria from infecting already ill and immune-compromised hospital patients?
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HSL to run a one-day course on 'Slips and Trips - Falls Prevention'

Slips, trips and falls are the leading cause of major injuries in the workplace. These injuries can be devastating for the individual involved and they generate a huge financial burden on industry. Almost all slips and trips can be prevented, often with simple inexpensive interventions - but the key is in knowing the best methods. Slips and trips can happen for a number of reasons, but all too frequently people jump to conclusions about why they happen rather than looking for the true cause, or assume that it is 'just one of those things' and do nothing.
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Contract Manager

c. £24,000-£26,500
Cambridge, UK


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.

Job Purpose

To effectively manage cleaning services at sites allocated to you in line with Quality Care Cleaning standards, statutory requirements and as directed by management.

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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

Latest ONS data shows that gender pay gap still exists amongst cleaners at all levels

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The Office for National Statistics has issued its latest statistical bulletin on the gender pay gap and it shows that while more women are involved in cleaning work than men, the women earn less than their male colleagues per hour, whether they be basic cleaners, managers or anything in between.

Generally, at 18.1%, the gap in average pay between men and women, for all employees across many industries, is the lowest since records began. The cleaning industry fares a great deal better than that...
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ICE acquires Cleaning Equipment Supplies

Hampshire-based Industrial Cleaning Equipment, has, this month, acquired 100% of the shares of Cleaning Equipment Supplies (CES), which is based in Cwmbran, South Wales.

"This is a very exciting and strategic acquisition for the ICE business," says Mark Bresnihan, CEO of ICE. "We have been in discussion with CES for some time, to learn about how this opportunity could benefit both organisations and their customers. "We feel really positive about the CES business, its people and what it can bring to the ICE group.
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Christmas recycling tips

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Stockport residents are amongst the best in the UK at recycling and were amongst the top 10 authorities in the whole of England in 2015/16. Residents across Stockport, Cheshire, have helped the borough to recycle over 59.4% of household waste.
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FSA publishes local authority food law enforcement information

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The Food Standards Agency has this week published official statistics on food law enforcement by local authorities across the UK for the year 2015/16.

The information provided by local authorities and compiled by the FSA, which gives a detailed breakdown of enforcement activity across the country, shows an increase in a number of areas of local authority enforcement activity, and levels of hygiene compliance in food business, in spite of reported staffing reductions.
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Airport is overall Tork Loo of the Year Awards winner

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Gatwick Airport, the world's busiest single runway airport, was delighted be awarded the prestigious overall Tork Loo of the Year Award Trophy at the Loo of the Year Awards annual presentation event last Friday.
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TC Facilities Management secures cleaning contract with online retailer

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TC Facilities Management is now playing a part in helping an unnamed on-line retailer achieve speedy grocery deliveries from its distribution centre in London.
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Cashflow problems undermine four in 10 small UK firms

Four-in-10 (38%) small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) have suffered cashflow problems over the past two years, according to new research by Amicus Commercial Finance, the specialist lender of flexible working capital to SMEs. The figure rises to two-thirds (65%) among medium-sized firms with between 50 and 250 staff.
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London Junk 'Waste Collection Experience Day' gift package: A truly unique gift!

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What do you give the man or woman who has everything? How about giving them a really rubbish Christmas or birthday present this year? The London Junk Waste Collection Experience Day gift package will be a present they will never forget.
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Zero Heroes - how to tackle Birmingham's food mountain

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Almost half of all waste placed in the City of Birmingham's household wheelie bins is food - that's the shock finding from new research carried out by Birmingham City Council.
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Incentive FM wins contract with Taylor Wimpey Central London

Incentive FM has been awarded a 12-month rolling contract to provide a range of services at Taylor Wimpey Central London's new marketing suite in Piccadilly.

Under the terms of the contract, Incentive FM will be providing reception, hospitality, cleaning and postroom services to the company. A team of full time and part time staff will be operating five days a week to deliver high levels of cleanliness and quality hospitality care to prospective and existing clients of Taylor Wimpey.
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TTUK spokesperson takes part in Ministerial Round Table

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Truckers' Toilets UK's Gill Kemp was one of three women and 35 men from various organisations who took part in a Ministerial Round Table recently, on roadside facilities.
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Facilicom UK celebrates greater health and safety accreditation

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Facilicom UK has been certified to British Standard (BS) OHSAS 18001:2007 by SGS; a market leading UKAS accredited certification body. The award demonstrates the contractor's commitment to continually improving its health & safety performance, since the Standard is a framework for occupational health & safety management systems.
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Window Clean UK will be expanding and rebranding soon

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After 15 years of successful trading - and as part of its expansion plans, Window Clean UK will be rebranding in 2017. And having invested into new areas of support services for its clients, it says that from next year, it will be able to provide a much larger range of specialist services.
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Christeyns scores a hat-trick as it takes third industry award in a month

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Bradford-based laundry chemicals manufacturer Christeyns, is certainly raising the bar with its third industry award of the month. Part of the Christeyns group, based in Ghent, Belgium, it has been recognised for its continued work in the community, winning the Environment category at the 'Raising the Bar' awards, run by West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce.
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Events & Exhibitions

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

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Loo of the Year Awards
8th 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

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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
The Netherlands

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