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Major outcomes from Sustainable Cleaning Products summit

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The 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

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As 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.
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Haniel and Rentokil Initial to form European hygiene and textile services company

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German 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.
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Kärcher redefines most important control element for high-pressure cleaners

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Kärcher is introducing a new design: the 'Easy!Force' trigger gun, for its range of commercial cold and hot water pressure washers.
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Steris acquisition bolsters DebMed's integrated hand hygiene compliance and skin care programme

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DebMed'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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Dramatically improve field manager productivity with Templa Mobile v2

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If TemplaCMS is a driver of operational efficiency and financial savings in your organisation, it's Templa Mobile that gives your field managers finger-tip command of their site responsibilities and unlocks the benefits of improved client satisfaction.
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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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I think I may have mentioned some years back (it was about the time Boris Johnson was almost hit by an apple core whilst on his bicycle... he cycled up to the car and threw the core back through the car window, at the passenger who'd discarded it) that I once made my daughter get out of my car to retrieve a lolly stick she'd just thrown into the road.

Why do I mention it again? Because the newpapers are full of reports that in future, drivers may be fined up to £200 for littering if a passenger throws rubbish from their car. The news first featured in the Daily Telegraph, whose reporters had shared the content of a 'leaked' Government document on litter strategy, which should not have come to light until later this year.

It says that local councils are to be given the power to hand out £60 littering fines to drivers who themselves or whose passengers are caught throwing litter from the car. This fine could then be tripled if unpaid for a month. The document revealed that ministers are frustrated by how hard it is to prosecute drivers over discarded litter because they cannot be easily identified, and that in future, the driver should be held responsible unless they can convince the guilty passenger to cover the fine.

The document reportedly states: "Britain must act now to clean up the country and change our culture so that it is no longer acceptable to drop litter". I realise that it could compromise friendships if drivers have to persuade those who've dropped litter from the car to cover the fine, but frankly, the sooner litter louts realise that they're already compromising the relationship by dropping litter in the first place, the better the environment will be for all concerned.

My daughter wasn't in her teens when she exited my car, red-faced, to retrieve her discarded lolly stick. I know the task taught her a lesson in as much as she's never thrown litter from my car since, and judging by her comments whenever she sees someone else drop litter, the severity of my punishment in terms of the embarrassment it caused, has clearly taught her a great deal. Now the proposals have come to light, why wait with the legislation? It's still New Year and time for resolutions... let's start the year as we mean to go on!

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This Week's News

RPM acquires two companies with combined annual net sales of $42 million

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What will happen to chemicals regulation after UK withdrawal from EU?

The Environmental Audit Committee has launched an enquiry into the future of environmental law and policy following the UK's vote to leave the EU, which will focus on the future of the European Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).

It will consider the possible impacts on environmental protection, public safety and the UK chemicals industry and submissions must be received by 18:00 on 20th January.
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Taking the trauma out of biohazard cleaning

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"Biohazard and trauma cleaning are governed by stringent regulations and health & safety guidelines. This isn't a matter of unnecessary bureaucracy; as dramatic as it sounds, it can save lives.
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Six-in-10 SME invoices unpaid within debtor period

According to a new report commissioned by Amicus Commercial Finance, well over half (61%) of invoices issued by UK small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) remain unpaid within the debtor day period. Of these, almost three-quarters (70%) of firms say they rely on getting paid during their debtor day period to avoid facing a shortage of working capital.

The research shows that one in six (16%) SME invoices remains unpaid after 90 days and of these, almost half (7%) have yet to be settled after six months.
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Streamlined Orbis eco rotaries speed contractors towards more economical cleaning

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Manufactured in the UK and available worldwide, these robust, single-disc rotaries are built around the essential requirements of today's cleaning contractors.
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SCA launches Tork Stainless Washroom Upgrade Solutions in North America

* SCA-Tork.jpgThis week, Tork, an SCA brand, launched Tork Stainless Washroom Upgrade Solutions, a new offering that helps customers unlock their washrooms' hidden potential by debunking the myth that upgrading a washroom's ambiance and efficiency requires significant time and money.
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Cromwell instructional videos now on line

* Cromwell-vids.jpgCromwell Polythene has produced a series of helpful instructional videos, now available to view on the company's YouTube channel: www.youtube.com

Each less than two minutes long, the videos include 'How to calculate the specification for your refuse sack', 'How to calculate the correct size liner for a square or rectangular bin', 'How to calculate the correct size liner for a circular bin' and 'How to perform a drop test in accordance with the CHSA Plastic Refuse Sack Manufacturing Standard'.
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Soapbox: Delivering health for all with taps and toilets in Nigeria, where one in three healthcare facilities does not have access to water

By Michael Ojo, country director, WaterAid Nigeria

In so many ways, Nigeria is a study in contrasts. An ambitious middle-income country and Africa's largest economy, it also struggles to provide some of the most basic of services to its residents. An estimated one-third of Nigerians do not have access to clean water, and two-thirds do not have safe private toilets. And one in three healthcare facilities does not have access to water, according to a WHO landscape survey.
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New research shines a light on what really works in performance management

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Water-free robotic solar panel cleaning system at work in India's Bhadla Solar Park

* Eccoppia-Water-free.jpgEcoppia, a world-leading developer of robotic, water-free photovoltaic solar panel cleaning solutions, has signed an agreement with Solairedirect India, subsidiary of energy multinational ENGIE Group, to deploy its automated system in the 10,000-hectare, 2,255 MW Bhadla Solar Park in Jodhpur, Rajasthan India.
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National Trades Union Congress announces new deal for Singaporean cleaners

The Singaporean National Trades Union Congress has announced that Singaporean cleaners are to get a S$200 rise in monthly salary by 2019. This increase is mandatory, under the Progressive Wage Model review and means that wages are to be adjusted yearly from 2017 to 2019 and that scheduled wage increases and annual bonuses will be introduced from 2020.
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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

Make a New Year's resolution to enter this year's CSSA Awards!

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We 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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How to use cleaning chemicals safely

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By Nisbets, the Avonmouth, Bristol-based catering supplier with branches nationwide

"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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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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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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Events & Exhibitions

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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Hygienalia+Pulire
14-16th November 2017
Madrid
Spain

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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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ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo
29-30th August 2018
International Convention Centre Sydney
Australia

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