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SCA to become two listed companies

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At the Annual General Meeting of SCA, the company's shareholders voted in favour of the Board of Director's proposal to split the Group into two listed companies.
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Waste to energy market gains public-private partnership attention due to EU 2020 renewable energy targets

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The European waste to energy (WTE) market is experiencing steady growth. A circular economy, the European Union (EU) 2020 renewable energy target, country-specific regulations and incentives to increase energy efficiency favour this pro-WTE trend.
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Vectair Systems granted Ecolabel mark for its Sanitex MVP Foam Soap

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Vectair Systems, a leading innovator in hygiene that supplies to more than 100 countries, has been awarded the Ecolabel mark for its Sanitex MVP Foam Soap refill.
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Following on from my grumble about ridiculous NHS waste and a call for ideas on how we as an industry can help reduce that waste by supplying products of a consistent quality and price across the NHS, I had a response in the form of a Facebook comment from Scot Young Research which both gladdened and concerned me. It said: "In our experience trusts are aware of the need to reduce waste and are keen to find ways to do this. For instance, we were approached by a trust about developing a more economical and sensible way to distribute antimicrobial bodywash. At least 75% of pre-admission bodywash sent out in bottles is discarded by the patient.

"You can do away with this by packaging it in 25ml sachets. It's now available under the National Framework Agreement. So, in many cases there are simple solutions and it just needs suppliers who are willing to work with them. After all, it is in all our interests to see an NHS with enough money to look after us!"

I'm gladdened that the company has come up with a way to prevent some of the type of waste I was talking about. It shows that working with our customers to give them what they need, rather than simply selling them what we want to, is the best way forward... and save a customer money while ensuring their results are just as good, is likely to lead to recommendations for your company's products and services, isn't it? Everyone wins.

What concerned me about this though is that I hadn't even been aware that the NHS was sending out pre-admission body wash... Am I the only one who thinks that this is another incredible waste of resources, when (surely) we should already have adequate means of cleaning ourselves at home? And however well a 'pre-admission' uses the bodywash, they're going to become contaminated on their way to hospital, aren't they? Particularly if they're taking public transport? And what about the costs of sending the bottles out, in the first place? It really does beggar belief, doesn't it?

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This Week's News

Private equity firms have bid $22 billion for SCA hygiene unit-paper

A group of private equity companies have bid around 200 billion Swedish crowns ($22.26 billion) for the hygiene arm of tissue and forestry products firm SCA (SCAb.ST), daily Dagens Nyheter wrote on Wednesday, citing unnamed sources. SCA said last year it planned to split into two units.

"At least two private equity companies together have bid around 200 billion crowns for the hygiene unit," DN said.
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Hospital sees 12% C. diff reduction in two-year, CDC-funded study

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Proposals for cutting food waste discussed

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"In developed countries food is wasted mostly at the end of the chain, at distribution and consumption," said lead MEP Biljana Borzan. "Everyone has a responsibility to tackle this problem.
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Self-cleaning surfaces solve janitorial challenges and provide an advertising opportunity

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By deploying NanoSeptic continuously self-cleaning surfaces, these forward-thinking environmental services teams are adding a visible component to the essential service they provide.
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Biotechnology sachet solution

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Biotechnology uses enzymes to 'eat' dirt and bacteria. The tiny molecules access even the hardest to reach areas, and carry on working for days after application.
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Rosemor expands into China

* Rosemor-China1.jpgRosemor has been working for a long time on finding the right partner to market its products in China. With a population of 1.357 billion, it was crucial to find a company that had already tapped into this market.

Recently Rosemor has collaborated with a well-known dealer, Shanghai EMC, (www.emclean.cn) whose managing director Jonathan Zhang won an award presented by China Clean Expo for his distinguished contributions to China's cleaning industry.
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Upcoming WFBSC congress programme finalised and available

* WFBSC-CMS.jpgThe programme for the upcoming World Federation of Building Service Contractors congress - taking place later this year from 18th to 20th September and in Berlin for the first time - has been released by the German Federal Guild Association of the Cleaning Trade and Messe Berlin.

The congress will be opened by EU Commissioner Guenther Oettinger, while the proceedings will be opened by Federal Guild Master Thomas Dietrich, who has also presided as president of the WFBSC since April of last year.
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TC Facilities Management & Remploy celebrate 1000 jobs & longest serving employee

* TC-Facilities.jpgCelebrations were in full swing in Swansea last week to mark the 1000th employee, Tarik Miah and the longest serving employee, David Kenneally, finding work with TC Facilities Management through employment partner, Remploy.
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Turn your smart phone into a Water Wizard

* Waterless.jpgWaterless Co., manufacturer of no-water urinals and other washroom products, suggests we use our smartphones to help reduce water consumption. CEO Klaus Reichardt, says there are now 'apps' designed specifically to 'help us realise how much water we use and suggest ways to reduce consumption'.

"Take time to explore the following water apps," he says. "While we cannot mention manufacturers, a little googling should uncover them."
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We have an opportunity for a

Business Development Manager
Northern England/Scotland

We are looking for the right person to join our sales team. A rare opportunity has arisen to join our small, friendly team and sell our premium quality range of floor cleaning and steam cleaning equipment in the North of England and Scotland.

Duplex Cleaning Machines has been a leading industry expert in the supply of commercial and industrial cleaning machines since 1986.

Recognised and trusted throughout the UK and globally, the Duplex range cleans all types of flooring and features the unique ability to clean and sanitize with the power of steam. The Duplex machine is the result of many years of the finest design, engineering and craftsmanship with each machine being hand-built in Italy.

The successful candidate will be well-organized, professional and capable of dealing with people at all levels. Experience of the cleaning industry is preferred although full product information and training will be given.
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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.

Key responsibilities
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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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Recent UK News

Concerns about cleanliness and infection control in independent ambulances

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The Care Quality Commission has now carried out 70 comprehensive inspections of independent ambulance services since April 2015. 

These inspections have identified some common concerns around cleanliness and infection control practices, a lack of appropriate recruitment checks and poor medicines management.
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Are companies measuring the cost of cleaning correctly? Why false economies could be costing your business...

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Dr Emma Saunders, general manager at Genesis Biosciences, argues that biological cleaners can be a cost-effective alternative to traditional chemicals for the facilities management industry, when the 'bigger picture' is taken into account.
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Cleaning up London's air

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Every year, over 9,000 Londoners are said to be dying prematurely from long-term exposure to air pollution and the latest research shows that hundreds of schools are located in areas exceeding safe legal pollution levels.

Mayor Sadiq Khan is implementing tough measures to reduce London's deadly air pollution and protect the health and wellbeing of all Londoners.
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DJB Cleaning Supplies first in the UK to become a CHSA Accredited Distributor

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DJB Cleaning Supplies is the first distributor of cleaning & hygiene products in the country to secure accreditation from the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association. Businesses buying cleaning and hygiene products, now more than ever, can be certain that 'what's on the box is in the box' with DJB Cleaning Supplies.
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ECMR welcomes new partner

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The European Cleaning Machines Recycling has extended a warm welcome to new member Kimberly-Clark Professional, which chose ECMR to bring in a sustainable approach to company policy; improving respect for the environment and providing a boost to the circular economy.
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DCS Multiserve - How to clean a... Skyscraper

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Skyscrapers are impressive structures that make up some of the world's most impressive skylines - from New York City to London and Shanghai. The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest on record, measuring 828 metres, 830 to the tip.
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New Standard published: ANSI/IICRC S540 Standard for Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup

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The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC) has announced the publication of a new ANSI-approved ANSI/IICRC S540 Standard for Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup (1st edition, 2017).
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"What a welcome! Our first experience of the Cleaning Show was one we'll never forget"

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writes Anthony Wilkey, of Best Minds: "Earlier this month, Best Minds was invited to present at the Cleaning Show in London's ExCeL Centre. Michelle Cachucho - our founder - and I are fortunate enough to have a lot of experience of this kind of thing, but we'd not presented at the Cleaning Show before and were very much looking forward to it.

We were not disappointed.
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Prochem Europe broadens training offer to professional cleaners in 2017

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Prochem Europe is broadening its training offer to professional cleaners in 2017, staging regional courses for the Midlands plus a series of WoolSafe sessions to complement the company's well-established seminars held throughout the year at its dedicated training academy in Chessington, Surrey.
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Cleaning Show in London well attended and business done

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The Cleaning Show, which took place over three days in London's Docklands recently, attracted 5,767 professional trade attendees and industry supporters - a 5% increase on the previous event held in London in 2015.

The show certainly seemed busy and the organisers tell us that some 10% of the visitors came from overseas - 9% more than last time. But the visitors weren't just there to look at what was on show... orders were placed with a number of companies exhibiting.
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Action Team takes on improving the environment

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Scotland's fourth largest local authority, North Lanarkshire Council, has set up a new Environmental Action Team to tackle issues of litter, graffiti, fly tipping and overgrown shrubbery to help keep communities cleaner.
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Safety gets shown the green card at Lanes Utilities

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Wastewater engineers working for Lanes Utilities who set high standards of health & safety are now awarded a green card in recognition of their achievement. Those that do not meet all safety standards receive a yellow card, and those that are judged to have failed are shown a red card.
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Art Cleaning's work declared 'a masterpiece' at National Awards Ceremony

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Art Cleaning, in Birmingham, took home two Federation of Window Cleaners' awards that were presented at the recent UK Cleaning Show.

Window cleaner Robert Baker, from Walsall, was presented with the UK's Window Cleaner of the Year Award for his 51-year commitment to the industry and for overcoming many challenges to continue doing the job he loves, while Art Cleaning achieved the second position as a runner-up in the Window Cleaning Company of the Year category.
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NVQ training for washroom service technicians

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The IWSA Independent Washroom Services Association has initiated an NVQ Training Programme for washroom service technicians under the auspices of City & Guilds Facilities Management Training Programme.
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Public sector FM outsourcing is growing: how can providers & FM professionals benefit?

In this article, Peter Forshaw, managing director of Maxwell Stephens - the UK professional services agency that specialises in facilities management recruitment - writes about the growth of outsourcing in the public sector...

"FM outsourcing is booming, but that's not the only big news. The definition of facilities management is changing, too. A huge trend is rising within the public sector, favouring outsourced experts to deliver services rather than in-house employees.
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Return of the Dook to Dukinfield

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Following his triumphant debut appearance at the Cleaning Show in London, Greyland`s Dook the Duck has returned safely home to the factory in Dukinfield.
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Prochem Europe broadens training offer to professional cleaners in 2017

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Prochem Europe is broadening its training offer to professional cleaners in 2017, staging regional courses for the Midlands plus a series of WoolSafe sessions to complement the company's well-established seminars held throughout the year at its dedicated training academy in Chessington, Surrey.
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Events & Exhibitions

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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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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Budapest Cleaning Show
5-6th October 2018
Budapest, Hungary
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