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Welcome to the last issue of Cleanzine before our annual break. Our next broadcast will be on 1st September but do in the meantime keep an eye on our Facebook page, where we’ll be posting any important news as it comes in, and do keep us updated on anything you’d like us to share with our readers on your behalf. No promises to post on Facebook of course, but we can line up anything appropriate and newsworthy for upcoming issues.
Enjoy your Summer and do stay safe. This time last year I believe I may have said this because of Covid concerns and in between our final and first broadcasts I was laid up with the virus.
This year it’s wildfires, droughts and flooding making the news and I’m off to several festivals where the camp fire is always the focal point and water has occasionally either run out or been contaminated. I’m pleased that in all cases, the organisers have banned private campfires this year and as I have plenty of water with me and there’s little chance of flooding where I’m going, I should be OK.
Until September then!
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This Week's News
Hand hygiene is key in today's environment as germs are constantly being spread - especially during the Summer season. Public spaces are full of people touching different objects and surfaces. Washing hands regularly can prevent germs and viruses from spreading.
The Ecoray system is a totally autonomous addition to the range of Grande Brio Scrubber Dryers and Willmop vertical scrubber dryers from TSM Italy - brought to the UK market in an exclusive partnership with Hooper Services in Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Using UV Technology to destroy micro-organisms on a cellular level, the Ecoray system can destroy up to 97% of bacteria, mould or viruses without the use of a chemical.
Yesterday, UMF Corporation introduced the PerfectClean Sticky Particle Roller, which helps ensure every surface in the hotel guest room is spotless. Developed as the last step for attendants to use throughout the guest room, the Sticky Particle Roller is perfect for picking up hard-to-see particles such as hair, lint, crumbs, and more. It is available now.
"Already of utmost importance, hotel guest expectations for cleanliness and infection prevention have skyrocketed over the past few years due to Covid," says UMF Corporation CEO George Clarke. "We developed the ergonomic, free-standing Sticky Particle Roller handle with wings as a result of input from guest room attendants across numerous hotel brands. GRAs can leverage the Sticky Particle Roller to meet the increasingly high hygiene expe
Principle Windows, the vertical cleaning division of Principle Cleaning Services, has become the second largest window cleaning operation in the UK. The division, which employs over 100 people and has a turnover of over £7 million, has a market share of 3.4%, according to an industry report by IBISWorld.
Principle Windows has grown from humble beginnings in 2013 when it had four employees from East London Business Alliance - a non-profit making organisation, which gives local people the opportunity to get back to work.
"ICE are very proud to have retained the OCS contract for a further five years,” says Tina Scarrott, MIWFM IOSH - account director, ICE. “We have enjoyed a mature and long-standing relationship with OCS for the last five years and so this is a significant win for us and a testament to all the team that have played a role in getting this new deal agreed and in place.
“We share their vision and beliefs as an organisation and are really looking forward to continue working with them."
Rustins, a leading British manufacturer of wood finishes, speciality paints and performance cleaners that has been established for almost 100 years, has acquired the Peek portfolio of premium polishes for the UK and Europe.
Launched in 1990, Peek Polish quickly became recognised as a product that could be successfully used on a multitude of non-porous surfaces. A major selling point was that in 2005, manufacturer Tri-Peek International had been awarded the Royal Warrant as a purveyor of metal polish — after being used for years on the Royal Yacht Britannia and for various other jobs required by Buckingham Palace.
Biovate Hygienics, the innovative manufacturer of next generation biological and ecological liquid cleaning products, has launched its catering ranges with Bidfood - one of the UK's largest foodservice wholesalers - as its national catering distribution partner.
Two ranges are now available. The first range of products offers a complete solution of highly concentrated Biovate Biological products in recyclable pouches, reducing plastic consumption by 72% - and uses the latest probiotic cleaning actives, harnessing the power of nature.
The SCH cleaning contract, which is worth almost £1 million, will once again be held by Pinnacle Group which previously won the contract from 2010 - 2015. As part of this latest agreement, the Group is responsible for the responsive and planned cleaning of more than 600 individual facilities including offices, community centres and homes from 1st August just gone.
Global Head of Innovation and Portfolio Management
Vectair Systems is seeking an experienced Global Head of Innovation and Portfolio Management to join our growing Marketing team. This role will work closely with the Head of Research and Development to bring innovation to life by developing and executing short- and long-term portfolio strategies that are grounded in customer insights and unmet needs for our global customers in more than 130 countries. This role also will have responsibility for the existing product portfolio, identifying and driving projects that improve the financial performance of our products.
This role is highly cross-functional and will work closely with R&D, Supply Chain, Finance and Sales on a regular basis. This role requires an understand of new product development processes (phase gate or similar process) and strong business acumen to communicate our innovation strategy through all levels of the organization. Successful candidates will have demonstrated strategic thinking, strong communication and collaboration skills, are well organized, and have a passion for helping our customers.
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