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Messe Berlin spruces up for CMS 2017

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Messe Berlin is polishing its image in time for the global event of the year for the industry - the international cleaning trade fair CMS Berlin 2017, being held from 19th to 22nd September alongside the Congress of the World Federation of Cleaning Contractors (WFBSC, 18th - 20th September, Hall 7,) which is being held in Berlin for the first time.
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RAS redesigns certificate of its star-rated Happy Toilet Programme

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In its bid to attract more corporate owners and operators to participate in the Happy Toilet Programme, the Restroom Association Singapore redesigned the HTP certificate with the 'Happy Toilet' wordings omitted to enhance its professional branding image.
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Citron Hygiene acquires Chemsyn to enhance service offering, presence and scale in Ontario

Citron Hygiene has announced that it has acquired Chemsyn Chemical Corporation effective July 17th, 2017. Chemsyn is a dominant player in commercial warewash and laundry solutions, serving a broad range of customer verticals, including foodservice, hospitality, lodging, healthcare, long term care facilities, institutions, golf and sports clubs throughout Ontario.
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SmartTask transforms efficiency and performance management for University campus cleaning team

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The University of Wolverhampton has used SmartTask to gain valuable insight into its cleaning operation at three main campus sites, which has helped achieve an increase in jobs per day by a third.
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BASF supports hand hygiene amongst garment workers in Bangladesh

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Global chemical company BASF is supporting an innovative programme to enhance hand washing hygiene amongst Bangladesh's ready-made garment workers.

The approximately €250,000 (around BDT 23 million) project, implemented by Voluntary Organisation for Social Development, will explore the existing health behaviour of the workers with a view to improving hygiene and reducing associated diseases.
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Older people and children most at risk this Summer from Legionella

Older people, parents and business owners are being encouraged to stay vigilant against a potentially deadly disease that has infected over 200 people in the UK and many more overseas, this year alone.
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Chemical free cleaning with TomCat Aqueous Ozone

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The benefits of cleaning with ozone have been well documented, with its uses going back over the last century.

In testament to its effectiveness it's a system used globally in water treatment plants for its disinfecting and sanitising properties.
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Cascades inaugurates new state-of-the-art tissue converting plant on US West Coast

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Cascades, a specialist in the recovery and manufacturing of green packaging and tissue products, which employs 11,000 people in some 90 production units located in North America and Europe, has this week officially inaugurated its new US$64 million, state-of-the-art, 284,000sq.ft tissue converting facility in Scappoose, Oregon.
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Cleaning chemicals market in India "growing rapidly"

The cleaning chemicals market in India is projected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 15% in value terms between 2017-2026, on account of increasing incidences of various infections, as well as rapid urbanisation, coupled with growing numbers of new commercial setups and increasingly stringent safety standards.
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Bunzl announces proposed acquisition in France and purchase of business in UK

Bunzl has today announced that it has made a binding offer for the acquisition of a group of businesses in France and has also purchased a marketing services business in the UK.
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WELL now's the time to make buildings even better...

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by Darren Evans, managing director, Darren Evans Assessments - a company specialising in sustainability and energy efficiency...
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Romanian distributor wins Kaivac's 2016 'International Distributor of the Year' Award

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Kaivac, developer of the No-Touch Cleaning and OmniFlex Crossover Cleaning Systems, honours one of its newest European dealers, Tenrom.
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International visit puts Arrow on course for Far Eastern expansion

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A UK manufacturer of professional cleaning and maintenance chemicals received a Chinese seal of approval recently.
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Protect hands and reduce cross contamination threat with I-Con

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Hand protection specialist Globus has launched I-Con - a new colour-coded glove system providing enhanced chemical protection for workers in the cleaning and hygiene sector.

The new I-Con glove system not only protects workers' hands against the most common chemicals and substances found in contract cleaning but also helps prevent contact contamination from bacteria, viruses, pathogens, and vaccines that may be encountered.
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Vectair Systems' V-Air Solid wins 'Carbon Footprint' approval

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Vectair System's flagship environmentally-friendly and non-aerosol aircare product V-Air Solid has been awarded the latest internationally recognised standard for demonstrating low carbon credentials.
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Audax Private Equity announces the acquisition of EnviroVac from RLJ Equity Partners

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Audax Private Equity, along with Kevin Jackson, CEO and founder of EnviroVac, and the EnviroVac Management team, have acquired EnviroVac, provider of mission-critical cleaning and maintenance services.
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RAS participates in schools' events

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As Nan Hua Primary School celebrated Earth Day and No Cleaners Day on at the end of May, the Restroom Association Singapore joined other organisations including the National Environment Agency to set up a booth exhibition showcasing a student game project under its Sustaining Toilets As Restrooms (STAR) Awards Programme.
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The press has been full of stories and pictures of striking Barts Health NHS Trust hospital cleaners, porters, catering and security staff in London; employees of Serco, which is allegedly attempting to cut jobs and increase workloads and refusing to pay a 30p per hour wage increase that the Unite union is demanding for its workers at the Trust.

The 14-day strike started on 25th July, following a ballot in which 99% of the union members voted for industrial action. It follows an earlier 48-hour stoppage and subsequent seven-day walkout and our picture shows a breakaway group protesting today outside a Serco investors meeting.

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Serco won the £600 million soft services contract for the Trust last year and when it took over the contract in April, is said to have agreed to pay all workers the London Living Wage (LLW) of £9.75 an hour. Unite says that due to increasing living costs, many employees are struggling to make ends meet and some are having to work second jobs.

It's unclear from both the press coverage and Unite's website, whether the LLW is actually being paid and that the extra 30p per hour is on top of that, or whether the employees are being paid 30p per hour less than the LLW. Unfortunately, I've not been able to speak with anyone that can clarify this for me.

Unfortunately, too, the press is knocking the cleaning industry, discussing Serco's profits alongside stories of hardworking cleaners who are worried about their futures.

While I can't comment on individual cases, it is clear that no-one stops to consider how labour intensive the business of cleaning is and how difficult it might be for some contractors to pay the LLW... While a few pence extra per hour doesn't sound very much, when calculated over the huge workforce and numbers of hours worked, it soon adds up.

Private companies may well be in a position to cover their contractors' costs of paying the LLW (and many of them do) but the NHS isn't balancing its books as it is. Where do we go from here, I wonder? Goodness only knows how the hospitals involved in this case: Whipps Cross, Royal London, St Bartholomew and Mile End, are coping without the input of these crucial staff - and I hope the dispute can be resolved soon, for everyone's benefit.

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This Week's News

Facilities managers 'kept in dark' about poor washroom conditions, reveals research

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A recent survey of office washroom users by the manufacturer, identified a significant gap between end user experience and facilities managers' awareness of washroom problems. Nearly half of respondents are not telling FMs when they encounter a wide range of poor washroom conditions.
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BCC welcomes new chair, deputy and new representatives at 2017 AGM

* BCC-welcomes-new-chair.jpgThe British Cleaning Council, which represents over 20 national trade associations linked to the UK's cleaning, hygiene and waste management sectors including the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management, officially elected a new chairman and deputy chair at its recent Annual General Meeting.

Stan Atkins, chief executive of the British Institute of Cleaning Science, was voted in as the new BCC Chairman. He succeeds Simon Hollingbery who stepped down after two years at the BCC helm. However, Simon will remain a member of Council in his role as chair of the Association of Building Cleaning Direct Service Providers.
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BICSc launches new accredited training courses

* BICSc-course.jpgThe British Institute of Cleaning Science has introduced a new range of training courses, developed around the practical and future skills needed for cleaning industry professionals.

The courses launched include Car Valeting, On Premises Laundry, Train the Trainer and a Health & Safety workshop designed specifically for individuals working in the cleaning industry.
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CMS Berlin 2017: Keen interest in the Mobility Cleaning Circle

* CMS-Berlin-mobility.jpgMesse Berlin's invitation to the first Mobility Cleaning Circle has been met with keen interest by railway companies and the cleaning industry.

On 21st September, this exclusive networking event on railway cleaning will gather CEOs of international rail and transport companies as well as their head procurement staff at the international cleaning trade fair CMS Berlin 2017 - Cleaning.Management.Services. (19th - 22nd September).
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Finalists revealed for the BICSc Annual Awards 2017

* Finalists-revealed.jpgThe finalists for the British Institute of Cleaning Science Annual Awards 2017 - the UK cleaning industry's premier event celebrating excellence in training and accreditation - have been revealed.

2017 Award Finalists

Client Commitment to Training:
* Birkin Cleaning Services
* University of Sussex - Sussex Estates and Facilities
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Pest control in the workplace

* Pest-Control-video.jpgPests such as ants, cockroaches, flies and spiders are more than just annoyances in the workplace. They can present health hazards if they begin to gnaw at food or, in the case of rats, attract a rapidly expanding gang of vermin into unhygienic corners of the workplace.
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UV disinfection robot helps keep hospitals germ-free for military patients in Seoul

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Tru-D, short for 'Total Room Ultraviolet Disinfection', is a 5ft 5in. germ-killing robot that is deployed in patient and operating rooms after an environmental services professional cleans the area with traditional cleaning protocols.
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Innovation at the heart of Facilicom contract with the OU

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The contractor has been working with the OU for several years and the latest contract cleaning agreement covers nine locations. This includes the 118-acre site of the OU headquarters at Walton Hall in Milton Keynes, as well as campuses in Belfast, Cardiff, Dublin and Edinburgh.
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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: keith.baker01@btinternet.com or admin@cerata.co.uk


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We have an opportunity for a

Business Development Manager
Northern Area 

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 kevin.scott@duplex-cleaning.com

Registered office: Unit 27 Joseph Wilson Ind Estate, Millstrood Road, Whitstable, Kent CT5 3PS
Tel 01227 771276 Fax 01227 770220 e-mail info@duplex-cleaning.com  web www.duplex-cleaning.com


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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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Jan Hobbs
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Recent UK News

Kärcher puts its support behind the UK, as delegates from 65 countries arrive for its World Meeting

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Guests from all across the globe arrived in the UK last week for the 2017 Kärcher World Meeting, to talk innovation, strategy and growth.
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Environmental Excellence Training & Development appointed as Steam Training Centre

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Matrix Cleaning Systems has appointed Environmental Excellence Training & Development as an authorised 'Steam Training Centre' for the Matrix Steam machine range.
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On a delivery van near you - spot the CHSA sticker!

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More than 100 cleaning and hygiene distributors have applied to join the Cleaning & Hygiene Association's Accreditation Scheme for distributors since its launch in January this year.
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Heavy fine warns companies against fixing minimum prices charge by online sellers

A supplier has been fined fined £2.7 million for breaking competition law, having been found guilty of requiring retailers to use a minimum price when selling its products online. This kind of illegal practice, known as resale price maintenance, means customers miss out on the best possible prices and cannot shop around for a better deal on that supplier's products.
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Mitie helps Network Rail achieve Carbon Trust Standard for Waste

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Mitie, has helped its client, Network Rail, achieve the Carbon Trust Standard for Waste across all of its UK corporate offices and training centres.
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Fatalities in the workplace - how can they be avoided?

According to recent statistics released by HSE, there were 137 workers killed at work in the UK in 2016/17. These statistics are based on a wide variety of industries, such as manufacturing, construction, agriculture, waste, transport |& storage, and wholesale & retail trade.
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Adler & Allan wins BITC Award for its flood support services

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Asset protection and oil & environmental services specialist, Adler & Allan, won The Barclays Award for Building Resilient Business at the 2017 BITC Responsible Business Awards, announced last week at London's Royal Albert Hall.
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Plentific announces partnership with Notting Hill Housing Association

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Home services marketplace Plentific.com has confirmed a new partnership with Notting Hill Housing, a leading London housing association. This latest partnership will see Plentific work alongside Notting Hill Housing to create a new property management solution and self-serve platform.
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Groundbreaking British Standard for the 'circular economy' launched

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BSI, the business standards company, has launched a new standard for the 'circular economy', BS 8001: 2017: Framework for implementing the principles of the circular economy in organisations - guide.
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Unusual cleaning job leads to fall and fine

Falls from height have been brought to our attention again with the news that national bread maker Warburtons has been fined £2million after a worker was hospitalised following a fall.

Late in 2013, Andrew Sears was cleaning one of the mixing machines at the Wednesbury bakery, a routine job he carried out every few weeks, when he lost his footing and fell nearly two-meters.
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FM sponsor brings the ultimate facility service to the FM Forum - its own pub

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FM innovator, Salisbury Group, has created its own solution to the end of a hot day for participants and speakers alike, attending the FM Forum event in Manchester this week.
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OCS flying high after UTC Aerospace Systems contract extension

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Goodrich Actuations Systems, UTC Aerospace Systems company, has awarded OCS a five-year (2+2+1), multi-service contract at its Wolverhampton site.

OCS has been working with Goodrich Actuation Systems since 2011 to deliver facilities services at the company's five UK sites.
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Events & Exhibitions

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

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Budapest Cleaning Show
5-6th October 2018
Budapest, Hungary
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ISSA North America
30th October 2018-1st November 2018
Dallas, Texas
USA

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Loo of the Year Awards
7th December 2018
St Johns Hotel, Solihull
UK

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ISSA Mexico 2019
19-21st February 2019
Mexico City
Mexico

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