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International News

BSCAI announces 2022 board of directors

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The Building Service Contractors Association International has announced the installation of its newly elected officers and directors.

Older technologies provide inadequate hygiene protection: 62% of people concerned about visiting a public washroom

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A new study from Dyson for Business, conducted in July 2021 across 20 countries worldwide, has revealed that the public are still concerned about visiting public washrooms, often due to poor hygiene standards.

Arylessence CEO Steve Tanner receives 2022 ACI Distinguished Service Award

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Steve Tanner is the 2022 recipient of the American Cleaning Institute's Elva Walker Spillane Distinguished Service Award, in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the cleaning product supply chain and to ACI.

Fast and efficient - this 6th generation machine is packed with time-saving and cost-effective features

Thought to be the fastest escalator cleaning machine in the world, the Rotomatic escalator deep cleaning machine contains 15 rotating brushes of four different lengths and materials to scrub and sweep dirt off the escalator and into the machine. It also comes packed with clever features aimed at saving you time, effort and money.

Welcome to the Cleanzine


I struggled with last week’s Leader, having had most of it in place before learning that readers, industry colleagues, friends and folk I’ll never get to meet, thousands of miles from where I sat, safely in my home office, were caught up in battles in which they had no hand and even less choice. I didn’t know whether to run with what I was writing or start over… Back then I had no idea how bad things were going to get but I can imagine that you, just like John and I, have spent much of the past week thinking of all those caught up in the horrors of war in Eastern Europe. Our hearts go out to everyone involved.

One of the things I’ve enjoyed so much over my 30 years in this industry is the interaction I’ve had with others whom I’d never have had the chance to meet or chat to, had it not been for our collective need to keep our environment - both indoors and out, clean, safe, hygienic and pleasant to be in. The press releases, sent from all over, have sometimes been a bit of a challenge to work with but so often, too, I’ve been inspired that the standard of English and presentation has far exceeded that of my fellow countrymen (along with own!). The many international exhibitions, although hard work physically and mentally, have provided me with an insight into the issues faced in different environments and these have sparked some lively discussions and, in many cases, helped solve problems. I’ve made some real friends. Together, we’ve raised cleaning & hygiene standards, the world over.

As an industry, we’ve moved forward in leaps and bounds; the technology and skills we employ are nothing like those of 30 years ago. We’ve adapted to change, to the science and to the needs of both our local environments and the planet itself.

Like you, I’m sure, I’m wishing our leaders could be even a little bit as clever…




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Jan Hobbs

This Week's News

Sitemark benchmarking helps users deliver superb services

* Sitemark-Benchmarking_Boxall.jpg2022 finds us transitioning into uncharted territory, 'the new normal' presenting businesses with a myriad of unseasoned hurdles. The situation caused by the impact of 'post-Brexit / post-Covid-19' has propelled management teams towards an overhaul of working practices. In addition to an unprecedented labour exodus, many cleaning service providers are struggling to deliver the service levels demanded of them.

In 2005, the cleaning industry saw the emergence of i-Clean Systems consultancy services. Over the years, the company has diversified into independent benchmarking of all aspects of facilities management service delivery and, to date, almost 700 organisations have benefited from Sitemark's ongoing, collaborative and unbiased expertise.

New study shows sustainability boosts bottom line

* Sustainability-Improves-Bottom-Line.jpgNTT, a global technology company, has just published the results of a corporate sustainability survey. The report, 'Innovating for a Sustainable Future', found that 44% of those companies surveyed enjoyed improved profitability due to the sustainability programs they have initiated.

The study's participants included corporate executives from more than 500 companies. It was conducted from September 2021 to October 2021.

Why attend the 2022 Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Services Awards?

* Ed-Byrne.JPGThe Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards bring together the whole industry - here are five reasons why you should not miss it.

Since it began in 1991, the Awards event has become the must-attend event in the cleaning and FM industry calendar. Clients, contractors and service companies join to celebrate the amazing role the industry continues to play in uncertain times.

Two new top appointments at ISS

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Lars Petersson’s nomination as a new member of the Board of Directors for election at April’s Annual General Meeting, and the appointment of Sam Hockman as CEO, global key accounts and member of the Executive Group Management as of June 2022.

Greyland will be on Maximum Eco again in Manchester

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Greyland returns to Manchester this April and will be presenting their hugely successful Maximum Eco environmental cleaning chemical range.

Containing both mainly neutral Ph water based rapidly bio-degradable chemicals and also a probiotic enzyme range, which use a sustainable source of UK cultivated enzymes which have a minimal environmental footprint.


Airdri takes strides into Europe with appointment of new head of UK and European sales

* Airdri_UK-European-Sales.jpgOxford-based hand dryer manufacturer Airdri has appointed Jethro Lee as its new head of UK & European sales.

Lee joins the company from appliance manufacturing giant Electrolux Professional and has previously worked for Dyson. He has been brought on board to grow Airdri's business in the European export market as well as to increase sales of the company's expanding product range in the UK.

Drop in mask mandates increases need for air-purifying systems

* Drop-In-Mask-Mandates.jpegAs mask mandates are dropped, some organisations are concerned that government officials are moving too fast. To address this and prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, these organisations are selecting advanced, disinfecting air-purifying systems for their facilities.

Traditional air-purifying systems have internal fans that pull air through filters. The filters remove dust, soils, and contaminants from the air and circulate cleaner air back into the room.

WCEC first livery company to be accredited as Living Wage employer

* WCEC-logo.jpgAs of 1st February 2022, the WCEC is an accredited Living Wage Employer. It is the first and only City of London Livery company to achieve this status.

The WCEC says it is proud to show solidarity with its exceptional colleagues who excelled themselves during the pandemic. Throughout, the cleaning industry was up-front and present, working steadfastly to keep our built environment clean and hygienic, including, most vitally, hospitals. The role of the cleaning industry is often undervalued, but its contribution was highlighted during our country's greatest crisis since the war.

Long established Cleenol launches new Easidose range of cleaning products

* Cleenol-Easidose.jpgCleenol, a long established innovator, manufacturer and supplier of quality cleaning and hygiene products, has announced it is rebranding its popular Evolution 1000 range as Easidose.

The independent family owned and run company - which celebrates its 75th anniversary next year - boasts a product range that covers every aspect of cleaning, hygiene, floorcare and maintenance.

ISSA Pulire Network raises brand awareness at Promote Exhibition in Cameroon

* ISSA-PULIRE-Yaounde.jpegISSA EMEA participated in the Salone Promote trade show, which took place between last week in Younde, Cameroon, to raise awareness of ISSA-branded professional training programs aimed at operators and managers in the professional cleaning and facilities management sector.

The Cameroonian Show represents an important meeting point to promote the show ISSA Pulire Clean Africa, which will be held on November 16th - 18th in neighbouring Nigeria, at Lagos.

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Recent UK News

Technology and sustainability top agenda as Manchester Cleaning Show returns this April

Following its triumphant return to London in 2021, The Cleaning Show is gearing up to return to Manchester for its first face-to-face event in the city for more than three years.

Mrs Buckét spruces up its management team with new Head of People

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Leading commercial cleaning company Mrs Buckét has employed a new Head of People as it continues its drive to be one of the foremost employers in the cleaning and facilities management industry.

Kingdom Cleaning promotes Peter Buff to managing director

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Cleaning and soft services provider, Kingdom Cleaning, has a new managing director at the helm, following the recent promotion of Peter Buff.

Anti-microbial resistance and the dangers of trying to make our buildings bacteria free

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Gary Fage C.Env.Cln, managing director of Janitorial Express & current Master of the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners, writes…

Events & Exhibitions

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14-17th May 2024

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