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SCA to close tissue production plant in the US
To further improve efficiency and strengthen the competitiveness for the Professional Hygiene business in North America, SCA has decided to close the tissue production plant in Flagstaff, Arizona, in the US.
Duplex goes Turbo at Pulire
Battery operated, compact, high cleaning performance, suitable for any floor surface. That's the new Duplex Turbo floor-scrubbing machine launched at this year's Pulire in Verona, Italy.
New Gloria MultiBrush
Also seen at Pulire, German manufacturer Gloria, perhaps best known for its industrial foam spraying systems, has launched the new MultiBrush for cleaning exterior floor surfaces and joints.
Lyreco launches new chemical-free cleaning range
One of the UK's leading providers of workplace supplies has launched a new range of chemical free cleaning products in its ongoing drive to offer more sustainable and environmentally-friendly solutions to its customers.
RayVio shows UV-C dosing as highly effective for water sterilisation
RayVio, an advanced health and hygiene company, has published its latest application note detailing the company's ultraviolet dosing experiments proving the water sterilisation capability of RayVio's UV-C LEDs. Water safety is of particular concern in appliances and applications where water may stand for a period, be exposed to contaminants, or be turned into vapour and distributed through the air, as is the case with humidifiers.
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To begin, let me share with you the email I sent to Doug Cooke and John Findlater, who were instrumental in organising last Friday's Cleaning & Support Services Association's Annual Luncheon at London's Savoy Hotel:
"Just back at my desk & I find I'm still glowing at the memory of a fantastic day on Friday. Is it just me or was this the most successful & enjoyable 'annual bash' the CSSA has ever staged? I can't quite work out if it was a case of absence having made the heart grow fonder or whether everyone was so surprised at how much you'd achieved in such a short space of time, that we were all a bit knocked out by it... Well done & thank you so much for inviting me!"
If you're puzzled by my comments, I should explain that I've been lucky enough to have been attending the CSSA's annual gatherings for more than two and a half decades. Sadly, they disappeared from the calendar when the CSSA briefly merged into a larger group and we thought we'd seen the end of them. With the CSSA's relaunch in January 2016 I'm sure many, like me, were hoping that the annual gatherings would also be resurrected but none of us could have envisaged that they'd be back with such a bang. Someone told me there were 400 of us!
Not bad for an organisation that's only been back up and running for 18 months then - and if this is an indication of what the CSSA can achieve when it's 'on a mission', I have high hopes of it signing up the rest of the best of the UK's contractors before too long. To find out about joining, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Around 15 years ago, at another industry dinner, host British Institute of Cleaning Science - following a challenge by then BICSc president Professor David Bellamy - started working with JohnsonDiversey to promote environmental awareness and cleanliness in our nation's primary schools. The initiative ran for some years and I'm sure that many of the lessons learned by the young people involved have been carried with them through life. A friend is involved in a project with a similar goal and has asked for your input into the programme being put together. There are just eight questions at: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/H8ZFHQS so if you have a minute to spare we'd be most grateful...
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This Week's News
UK Government urged to end health & safety deregulation following Grenfell Tower blaze
The UK Government has been urged to scrap its approach to deregulation of health & safety legislation in the light of the Grenfell Tower blaze.
In an open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May, over 70 leading organisations and figures from the UK's safety & health profession have jointly called for a political sea change in attitude towards health & safety regulation and fire risk management following the tragedy.
Gelpack now CHSA accredited
Gelpack, the manufacturer of refuse and recycling sacks and high performance flexible packaging, has joined the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association Plastic Refuse Sacks Accreditation Scheme.
Manufacturers help infection control experts make sense of FDA rules on antiseptic ingredients
The American Cleaning Institute is helping infection control experts better understand the process and possible results from pending US Food & Drug Administration decisions on the safety and effectiveness of certain active ingredients used in healthcare antiseptics in early 2018.
Dr Paul DeLeo, ACI associate vice president, Environmental Safety, will be part of a team of experts speaking at the 2017 Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology Convention in Portland, Oregon.
Revolutionary new P-Wave urinal screen shows the shape of things to come in washroom hygiene
P-Wave has launched its latest innovation in air freshening/deodorising technology. The Hex 3D is a 30-day urinal air freshener that, because of the new hexagon shape, has a better fit by folding into any size of urinal.
The Hex 3D features P-Wave's pioneering protrusions to reduce splashback and catch debris, and they feature on both sides so it's impossible to put the screen in the wrong way around; guaranteeing maximum effectiveness.
Dealing with potential Norovirus incidents in restaurants
People getting sick in restaurants is a fact of life. Because we must assume that the ill person has Norovirus, restaurant owners and cleaning professionals should take proper actions to help prevent the spread of the disease.
The US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention estimates that about 75% of Norovirus cases are spread not through food, but because of norovirus-infected droplets becoming airborne and covering an area as far as 25 feet from the incident.
Green World Innovations launches GreenFit Solutions service
The growth of Green World Innovations continues as the company launches a new installation and maintenance service - GreenFit Solutions.
The service that boasts a strong set of green credentials as the name suggests, will install high quality filtration products, luxury water products, water softening, heating and cooling, general plumbing and of course ozone cleaning solutions, an area where the firm has built its name.
Cromwell Polythene's antimicrobial bin liners prove popular in Austria
A large order for Cromwell Polythene's new Sansafe 30 litre hygienic anti-microbial bin liners has been dispatched to Austria for use in washrooms throughout the capital, Vienna. A total of 90 of Sansafe 30 litre liners cases consisting of 900 rolls, or 22,500 bags, was sent.
This is the latest in a string of new orders for Sansafe bin liners - demand has been increasing since the products were relaunched with a new anti-microbial formula at the end of 2016.
Latest Sapphire largest jewel in the crown
Five years post-launch and Prochem Europe celebrates the introduction of the Sapphire range with its latest variant: the ultimate in high-pressure truck mounted cleaning technology.
The new Sapphire 870SS liquid-cooled triple-operator truck mounted carpet & upholstery cleaning system delivers more heat, more vacuum and more pressure than any other unit in the Sapphire range.
Soapbox: The Bathroom Manufacturers Association's CEO Yvonne Orgill on 'Leaky Loos'
"Today, a typical British sunny day has seen heightened activity regarding Dual Flush WC's. Radio interviews, articles in the national press, comment by many, have all raised the issue 'leaky loos'!
To put the record straight - any product will leak or fail, if, it's of poor design and quality and does not meet the legal requirement and is installed by 'Fred' up the road.
De-messing about on the water
With summer getting into gear, the team at Banbury-based contractor Pro-Clean love being on the water. Just don't tell them they're 'messing about'...
After years of neglect, Britain's canals have been brought back to life with more of us than ever taking to the water whether for leisure, a life afloat, or even just a towpath walk and a pint.
Two horrific deaths in the waste & recycling industry
Tragically, within a month of each other, two men have died at separate incidents within the waste & recycling industry, early reports suggesting that these were both machinery-related incidents.
These fatalities remind us that contact with moving machinery is one of the main causes of death in the sector.
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National Account Manager
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Manufacturer of Cleaning Equipment to extend its' successful sales team with the appointment of a National Account Manager.
Established in 1954 our Client is a pioneer of innovative cleaning solutions, is still at the forefront of cleaning technology and holds international contracts with high-profile B2B and B2C customers. The role will require a highly motivated and sales-driven manager, who will be able to demonstrate a successful sales career, in order to manage an existing business portfolio and to develop and grow new opportunities.
A key requirement of this role is that the successful Applicant will be able to demonstrate excellent knowledge of the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) business sector. The successful Applicant will have full responsibility and accountability for the business growth within the QSR sector and report directly to the Sales Director.
Computer literacy, excellent communication skills and ability to work in a focused and self-motivated way are also required. A clean, full driving licence, and the availability to be able to work flexible hours due to the nature of the QSR business working hours are essential.
The package includes:
* Competitive Salary
* Bonus Scheme
* Company Car
* Company mobile phone
* Company iPad and Laptop
If interested, please forward your CV to: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
We have an opportunity for a
Business Development Manager
We are looking for the right person to join our sales team. This is an exciting opportunity to join our small, friendly team and sell our unique, premium quality floor cleaning and steam cleaning equipment.
Duplex Cleaning Machines has been a leading industry expert in the supply of commercial and industrial cleaning machines since 1986.
The successful candidate will be well-organised, professional and familiar with dealing with people at all levels. Experience of the cleaning industry is preferred although full training and product information will be given.
The role will include managing our existing networks of dealers and distributors plus developing new ones, demonstrating our equipment to prospective clients, installing machines and training end-users, prospecting for new business and attending trade exhibitions. In return we are offering a competitive salary plus unlimited commission based on sales achieved, fully-funded car and support to organize your territory and working operation to achieve the best results.
For an application form or an informal chat please contact Kevin Scott on 01227 771276 or e-mail email@example.com
Registered office: Unit 27 Joseph Wilson Ind Estate, Millstrood Road, Whitstable, Kent CT5 3PS
Tel 01227 771276 Fax 01227 770220 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org web www.duplex-cleaning.com
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.
To effectively manage cleaning services at sites allocated to you in line with Quality Care Cleaning standards, statutory requirements and as directed by management.
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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Recent UK News
BCC Chairman praises EFCI 'Best Value' guide
Developed by the European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI) and UNI Europa with European Commission support, the EFCI 'Best Value' guide aims to assist buyers of cleaning services in their tendering process by highlighting the benefits of choosing quality.
How to keep a hotel room clean
As the summer season begins in hotels across the world, making sure that they will be clean is a top priority for both the guests and the hotel staff. However, when there are so many rooms to clean, this can often be a difficult task.
Eight ways to motivate teams with Pull Management
By Roger Green, CEO, Spotless Commercial Cleaning, who employs over 2,000 people across the UK.
"I recently found myself discussing with a colleague the benefits of Pull Managers over Push Managers. Which one are you?
Service integration transforms UK facility management market
Technology innovation, new business models, emerging value propositions, and creative new service offerings are transforming facilities management in the UK. The market is moving toward service integration with sophisticated advisory services focused on business productivity; however, FM services are commoditising and organic growth is hard to find.
More than ever raised at CHSA Gala Ball!
Members and sponsors of the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association, together with their guests, raised £9,950 at its Annual Gala Ball for the Chairman's Charity, this year being The Royal National Institute for Blind People.
Kärcher UK celebrates new home
Kärcher, the pioneering German cleaning technology company, officially opened its purpose-built UK headquarters recently, marking the end of a five-year project to relocate its rapidly expanding UK operations. The official opening was presided over by Hartmut Jenner, Kärcher's global chief executive & chairman of the Kärcher Management Board.
CSSA celebrates 50 years!
Congratulations to the UK's Cleaning & Support Services Association - celebrating its 50th year in 2017!
To mark this special birthday, Chairman Douglas Cooke hosted a special lunch at London's iconic Shangri La at the Shard. Our picture shows Doug (right of pic) with current and past CSSA chairmen and CEOs.
Recycle unwanted electrical devices free of charge
South West Computer Recycling offers completely free of charge nationwide collection and recycling of your old electrical devices. The company can collect and recycle absolutely anything electrical, including computers, laptops, screens, TV's, projectors, smart boards, phones - in fact anything electrical at all.
NIC awarded £6m additional business with Morrisons
NIC Services Group has been awarded circa £6m of additional business with Yorkshire-based supermarket chain Morrisons. The additional business is the award of a further region covering the Nottingham, Stoke and Leicester areas. NIC will now be delivering cleaning services to this new region in addition to the stores the contractor already services across the North of the England and Scotland.
Events & Exhibitions
ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo
29-30th August 2018
Budapest Cleaning Show
5-6th October 2018
ISSA North America
30th October 2018-1st November 2018
Loo of the Year Awards
7th December 2018
St Johns Hotel, Solihull
ISSA Mexico 2019
19-21st February 2019