Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 23rd June 2022 Issue no. 1022
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I mentioned in last week’s Leader that I was heading up to London for the 55th Annual Cleaning & Support Services Luncheon – for the third year a sell-out event – and as I strolled across to the Savoy via Waterloo Bridge I paused a couple of times to gaze out over the River Thames to some of London’s iconic buildings - most of which are cleaned by CSSA members. I reflected on the fact that however impressive they are from the outside, unless they’re properly cleaned for their users, they could be considered a waste of space, so I felt proud to be joining some of those whose teams ensure that these impressive looking buildings are kept fit for purpose.
During his Chairman’s Speech, Principle Cleaning Services’ Doug Cooke, who, during his 50 years in the industry has enjoyed two stints as chair of the CSSA, recalled how the Association had almost died a death a few years back, as a result of a failed merger with the Building Futures Group. He recalled how in 2016 five CSSA members nervously agreed to back the relaunch of the Association (you can read about it at: https://www.thecleanzine.com/pages/10947/cssa_relaunch).
On rereading the article myself just now, it’s quite clear that the guiding principles put in place back then by those who spearheaded the relaunch, have exceeded all expectations. “We are now fast approaching 200 members,” said Doug last week. “We are now a sustainable business with stable finances and we have an organisational and operational model which continues to grow and evolve.”
I'd like to congratulate everyone involved. They’ve shown that it is possible to reincarnate something that is virtually defunct, with the right people on board, careful planning & heaps of commitment. A project 'from the heart', I believe.
I was sad to learn that Doug is relinquishing his role as CSSA chair but having heard him sing the praises of new encumbent Paul Ashton, CEO of Birkin Group, (currently vice-chair) I can see the Association is going to continue to promote the professional face of cleaning in the best possible way. I believe industry Associations – wherever they may be in the world - play an important part in promoting professionalism and providing value for money for the customer. Long may they continue!
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This Week's News
Polygiene strengthens management with top recruitment
Antimicrobial technology specialist Polygiene Group has just finalised the recruitment of Frank Stevens in the new position of chief operating officer in the company.
Frank has a long, solid career in the field of textile chemicals with over 30 years of experience in the industry. His most recent position was as general manager of textiles for Sciessent in the US, where he has worked for more than 10 years.
Why you have to pick up a calculator to dry your hands in a public washroom
By Germán Muñoz, marketing director, Mediclinics S A
Juan Yuste works as a facilities manager in a large shopping centre in Madrid and as such is responsible for managing all the infrastructures and services of this macro-complex, with the aim of optimising all its resources.
Demand for eco-friendly products and private label brands fuel hand hygiene markets globally
ResearchAndMarkets.com's new Global Hand Hygiene Market report, predicts that the market will grow by $3.05 bn during 2022-2026, accelerating at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 7.73%, fuelled by demand for eco-friendly hand hygiene products and the growth of private label brands.
Increasing research & development investments by vendors will lead to sizable demand in the market. Other contributory factors include the increasing use of skin-safe products, growing cases of pandemic diseases and a growing number of hygiene-related campaigns.
Tennant UK raises over £10,000 for MNDA
In March 2021 Tennant UK launched the Walk for Webby campaign to raise £10,000 for the Motor Neurone disease Association in support of their colleague Kevin Webb who was diagnosed with MND in February 2021.
Not simply a fundraising exercise, the Walk for Webby campaign also had the aim to collectively complete a distance of 24,901 miles (equal to the circumference of the Earth) through a range of activities including walking, running and cycling.
IAEE and GBAC add infection disease awareness education for events professionals
The Global Biorisk Advisory Council and the International Association of Exhibitions & Events are expanding their partnership to include GBAC's Infection Disease Awareness course in IAEE's Certified in Exhibition Management Learning Program for exhibition and events professionals.
IAEE will offer the Infection Disease Awareness Course from GBAC Academy, designed to increase participants' knowledge of infectious disease basics, including how they spread and how people become sick. The course will supplement the Security, Risk, and Crisis Management module within the CEM Learning Program curriculum.
Cleanology goes national in major new expansion drive
Award-winning commercial cleaning contractor Cleanology is bringing its sustainable and ethical approach from London, to the rest of the country.
New products will help provide 'Washroom Dignity' for women
Initial Washroom Hygiene has this week unveiled two innovations - the Signature Lite White Eco Mini and the Initial In Cubicle Period Dignity Dispenser - to help provide a dignified washroom experience for those who menstruate.
The launch of these two new innovations is in direct response to consumer demand, with new research revealing that the majority (78%) of UK women believe that public washroom facilities need to be more accommodating of menstrual hygiene.
Sustainably reducing, reusing & recycling electrical equipment
Sustainability is at the centre of public discussion. In 2022, world leaders gathered at COP26, deciding that greenhouse gas emissions need to see a reduction of 45% by 2030 and net-zero will be achieved by 2050.
To achieve these goals, businesses everywhere must continue to minimise and reverse the negative effects of global warming. This can be achieved through actively reducing, reusing, and recycling wasted goods, including waste electric and electronic equipment (WEEE).
Nominations open for the 2022 Cintas C.A.P.E. Awards
To recognise and honour exceptional Environmental Services technicians, Cintas Corporation is accepting nominations for its 2022 C.A.P.E. Awards (Cleaning to Advance the Patient Experience) through 8th August 2022.
The C.A.P.E. Awards celebrate EVS staff in acute or long-term care facilities who are at the frontline of patient care, providing clean and safe facilities for healthcare workers, patients, residents and visitors across the country.
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