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Products

A breakthrough in vehicle cleaning technology

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Steam Clean Systems says its new Nebula Steam Cleaner offers a breakthrough in vehicle cleaning technology.
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Family owned Stadsing A/S, sells life's work to Swedish OptiGroup

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Family owned Stadsing A/S, Denmark's largest company in the development and sale of cleaning and hygiene products, has now been taken over by the Swedish Group OptiGroup AB (formerly known as Papyrus) for an amount in the higher three-digit million range Dkr.
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Global biosurfactant market to generate demand of over 340,000 tons by 2020

The global biosurfactant market is anticipated to generate demand of over 340,000 tons by 2020, growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of around 4% from 2014 to 2020.

Absence of direct bio-based substitutes of these products is expected to be one of the major factors driving the market over the forecast period, together with rising environmental concern over the consumption of synthetic surfactants and the growth of the global personal care industry.
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Seligo launches digital transaction and services platform for waste professionals

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In Europe, only 41% of waste was optimised in 2015, and while landfill use may be in decline, there are still obstacles preventing a better approach to waste treatment and recycling. Versailles, France-based Seligo aims to remove these barriers and improve the proportion of optimised waste by serving as a link between supply and demand, with its new digital transaction and services platform for waste professionals.
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Betco becomes Goodwill NCPP Preferred Supplier

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Betco Corporation has become a preferred supplier of chemicals and equipment for Goodwill National Cooperative Purchasing Program (NCPP) in North America.
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Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit Europe agenda unveiled

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The agenda for the upcoming Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit has been unveiled and the event will feature bio-based surfactants, ethical labels, green formulations, and marketing developments.
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Truvox 'cuts the cord' with award-winning Valet Battery Upright vacuum

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Cleaning teams can now 'cut the cord' and vacuum more quietly and productively following the arrival of its first cordless commercial vacuum cleaner.
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This Week's News

OspreyDeepclean wins at Vegas!

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"Quality not quantity was really the name of the game this year" according to OspreyDeepclean Chairman; Thomas Stuecken, "and we are really excited about potential collaborations with some of the interested companies."
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Monster fatberg longer than two Wembley football pitches clogging up Whitechapel sewer

* Fatberg.jpgThames Water engineers are engaged in what is expected to be a three-week sewer war against a giant 250 metre long fatberg around 10 times bigger than the famous Kingston monster found in 2013.

The Whitechapel fatberg is one of the largest ever found, with the extreme rock-solid mass of wet wipes, nappies, fat and oil weighing the same as 11 double decker buses.
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£3,900 raised for RNIB at CHSA's 10th Annual Golf Tournament

* CHSA-golf-2017.jpgThe Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association's 10th annual Pro-Am Golf Tournament raised £3,900 for the chairman's charity, the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), thanks to the generosity of CHSA members and their guests. Combining this with the money already raised at the Gala Ball, the CHSA has now generated an impressive £14,000 for the RNIB this year.

"We're delighted to have raised so much for our Chairmans's Charity, the Royal National Institute for Blind People," says Shaun Chatterton, CHSA Council member and the driving force behind the golf day. "Our members are always incredibly generous and this year was no exception."
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Nurses' regular use of disinfectants is associated with developing COPD

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Dr Orianne Dumas (PhD) from INSERM - the French National Institute of Health & Medical Research, Villejuif, France, told the European Respiratory Society International Congress on Monday, that certain tasks involving frequent exposure to disinfectants, such as cleaning surfaces and specific chemicals in disinfectants, were associated with a 22% to 32% increased risk of developing COPD.
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Avmor expanding south of the border

* Avmor-Sawchuk.jpgAvmor, a 70-year-old manufacturer of chemical cleaning solutions and the largest manufacturer of professional cleaning products in Canada, has announced that it will begin marketing its products through a select and limited number of distributors in the US starting later this year.

According to Mike Sawchuk, chief business development officer for Avmor, the official announcement will be made at the upcoming ISSA/Interclean North American tradeshow in Las Vegas.
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Awareness campaign highlights deadly legionella hotspots

* Legionella-awareness-campaign-showerhead.jpgA Legionella Awareness Day campaign has uncovered that over 1,300 cases of legionella have been reported in the UK since 2014, listing Greater London, Greater Manchester and Nottinghamshire as three of the areas most affected.

In the run up to Legionella Awareness Day, held by national water treatment company HydroChem UK, the company submitted 317 Freedom of Information requests to councils across the UK.
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Canaries, cats and carbon monoxide

Well into the 20th Century, canary birds were used in mines by coal miners to detect the poisonous gas, carbon monoxide. Due to their size and physiology, canaries are much more sensitive to the toxic effects of carbon monoxide than humans. So, being held in a small cage ahead, it would sometimes alert the miner to the need for a quick exit, by falling off its perch.

This rather cruel gas detection technique was replaced by technology in the 1980's, but it turns out that other animals are still vulnerable to this day.
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Cordant Group to become UK's largest social enterprise

* Cordant-Group.jpgCordant Group, the UK's second largest recruitment and services business, which includes Cordant Cleaning, has today announced its new status as a Social Enterprise.

Framed around a five-year plan, the Group will reinvest the majority of its profits in due course into social programmes across education, employment, and healthcare, pledging to touch and improve thousands of lives, one community at a time.
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Bona announces Green Seal approval on Commercial System and SuperCourt products

* Bona-prods.jpgBona announced yesterday that it has received Green Seal approval on two of its SuperCourt cleaners as well as a cleaner within its Commercial System line of cleaning products. The certification is part of an ongoing commitment to offer premium, highly effective, environmentally-minded products for hardwood floors.

Bona also announced its renewed partnership with Healthy Schools Campaign in the US to support the Green Clean Schools programme.
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Marshall County Hospital invests in first UV disinfection robot

* Marshall-County-Hospital-UV-robot.jpgMarshall County Hospital in Benton, Kentucky, US, has added a new member to its environmental services team to proactively reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections.

The new addition, Tru-D SmartUVC, short for 'total room ultraviolet disinfection', is a UV disinfection robot that uses UVC light energy to kill deadly pathogens such as C. diff, MRSA, MERS, Ebola and more.
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Vectair Systems' Paul Wonnacott speaks on 'Game Changing Innovations & Trends for 2018' at Hotel Tech Live

Paul_Vectair.jpgPaul Wonnacott was invited to join an exciting panel of speakers at the Hotel Tech Live exhibition, to discuss the game changing innovations and trends that are set to transform the hotel industry in 2018.

Managing director & president of Vectair Systems, a global 'away from home' hygiene company that specialises in washroom, aircare and fragrance systems, British-born Paul founded Vectair in Basingstoke, UK in 1989, and has since gained considerable experience in many of the world's most important markets.
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Cleaning company enhances business with significant investment

* Pro-Gleam.jpgA leading Swansea-based cleaning services provider has made a significant investment to assist the company in achieving its ambitious expansion plans.

ProGleam, a company that provides commercial and domestic cleaning services across Wales and the South West, has purchased three new commercial vehicles and invested significantly in equipment, as the company seeks to expand and secure new business.
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Keeping drainage fresh and healthy at New Covent Garden Market

* New-Covent-Garden.jpgUKDN Waterflow (LG) is keeping the drains at the UK's largest fruit, vegetable and flower market in a clear and healthy condition to help Londoners enjoy the freshest food and the brightest blooms.
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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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Recent UK News

Getting silver can put hygiene first

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Doors are clearly there to help us enter and exit rooms, but when we're worried about hygiene standards they can in fact prove to be barriers rather than enablers, with users unwilling to touch them with their bare hands. Dave Carson from washroom hygiene specialist P-Wave says he has the silver bullet to solve the problem.
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Revealed: UK outside Europe top 10 for average cleaning salaries

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Cleaners earn more in 10 other European countries than they do in the UK, according to the latest research.

A study from London Cleaning System showed that the average wage of a UK cleaner is £7.27 an hour, significantly less than the top players across the continent - and even the rest of the world.
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SpaceVac chooses Rawlins as UK distributor

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High-level vacuuming system SpaceVac has joined the line-up of innovative cleaning products provided by Denis Rawlins.

SpaceVac's cleverly designed package of lightweight carbon fibre poles, cleaning accessories and wireless cameras has revolutionised cleaning at height. The system allows operators to clean up to 15m from ground level in a safe and simple operation with no need for expensive and disruptive cherry pickers or scaffolding.
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Bite-sized training videos to protect uptime

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Hard-pressed cleaning teams and their supervisors have a new aid to help them ensure their floorcare procedures are effective, following the launch of a series of videos by Truvox International. The comprehensive video library covers cleaning and polishing hard floors with rotaries, injection-extraction carpet cleaning, vacuuming and scrubber dryers.
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Decon 7 able to eliminate Japanese Fungus

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The manufacturers of Decon 7 say it is powerful enough to eliminate hazardous moulds (including black mould), fungi, viruses, E. coli, bacteria and odours and that it is effective against the latest 'superbug' to hit the headlines: Candida Auris - sometimes referred to as Japanese Fungus.
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Soapbox: New energy label is failing vacuum cleaner users

writes Justin Binks, managing director of Sebo UK...

"For the second time in three years, the vacuum cleaner industry is tasked with meeting the requirements of new EU energy labelling which will see a reduction in the rated input power of vacuum cleaners.
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CHSA's accredited distributors demand conformance from suppliers

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Membership of the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association's Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Schemes has increased as distributors joining the Accredited Distributors Scheme demand conformance from their suppliers.
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Survey shows that 83% of FM professionals believe BIM will support delivery of facilities management

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Building Information Modelling has the potential to deliver significant benefits to the facilities management industry, according to the results of a new survey published by The British Institute of Facilities Management.

The FM Awareness of Building Information Modelling survey, developed in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, aims to establish a benchmark of the current perceptions of the impact of BIM on the FM sector and the benefits and challenges it presents.
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Forestry Commission logs into Salisbury Group's facilities management

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FM innovator, Salisbury Group, has won a competitive tender to provide cleaning, security & support services for up to five years at Silvan House in Edinburgh, the head office of Forestry Commission Scotland and shared UK services for the Forestry Commission.
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Children's Hospital introduces cutting edge Surfacide technology to combat HAIs

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There is a large variation in hospital infection rates across the UK, with the worst performers having more than five times the number of cases of Healthcare Acquired Infections than the best performing hospitals.

Infection rates can be cut with better hygiene and improved patient care in hospitals, surgeries and care homes, such as ensuring staff, patients and visitors regularly wash their hands.
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Zenith Hygiene Group and CPL Online announce new working partnership

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CPL Online, which provides learning and development software, has announced a new partnership with Zenith Hygiene Group.

The Merseyside-based company has developed a bespoke range of learning resources for Zenith Hygiene, which includes an e-learning course, learning management system and mobile app.
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Clarity -The Soap Co. awarded The Planet Mark

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Clarity -The Soap Co., the social enterprise that creates employment for blind and disabled people, has been awarded The Planet Mark for demonstrating its commitment to reduce its carbon emissions by at least 5% over the next 12 months.
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Award-winning Julius Rutherfoord Training Academy passes BICSc audit with flying colours

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The Training Academy at Julius Rutherfoord & Co's home in Battersea, London, has passed its British Institute of Cleaning Science audit with flying colours.
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Sikafloor system washes away fears of flood damage spread at pharmaceutical plant

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The Smith and Nephew manufacturing facility based in Hull specialises in the production of medical equipment used in advanced wound management.
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Events & Exhibitions

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

Web

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

ISSA North America
30th October 2018-1st November 2018
Dallas, Texas
USA

Web

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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