* Cleanzine_logo_3a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 15th December 2022 Issue no. 1045

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International News

International appointment for global biosciences company

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Genesis Biosciences has recently made a key appointment in its Cardiff-based headquarters to support its global capabilities. Multi-lingual Katie Thomas (pictured), has been appointed as commercial & operations assistant and will aid the business in its international affairs using her ability to speak French, German and Italian.

Terry Burrows proves he hasn't lost his touch!

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Congratulations to Britain's Terry 'Turbo' Burrows for once again seeing off the competition in the latest window cleaning speed and efficiency trials ' this time at Expo Houten in The Netherlands.

Power and portability take centre stage with Goodway Technologies’ ultra-compact HEPA industrial vacuum

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The industrial vacuum solution for when size, portability and industrial design need to check all the boxes, Goodway Technologies’ new DP-E1-H Compact HEPA unit weighs under 43 pounds, making it easier to transport throughout a facility.

Singapore launches Clean Public Toilets campaign 2022

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Themed 'Public Toilets Shouldn't Be Scary', Singapore's National Environment Agency Clean Public Toilets Campaign 2022, uses humour to appeal to the public to adopt good behaviour and thus avoid the 'toilet horrors' which arise from dirty public toilets. It aims to continue urging users to adopt the behaviours of 'Flush, Clean, Bin, Dry'.

Rawlins' Kaivac AutoVac Stretch empowers sustainable floor cleaning

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Rawlins' Kaivac AutoVac Stretch hard floorcare machine has earned Green Seal's Certification of Environmental Innovation. The certification has been awarded based on reduced environmental toxicity, waste minimisation, use of verified the machine met a rigorous standard for transformative product innovation.

UMF calls for nominations for 14th Annual National Hygiene Specialist Excellence Award

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Nominations are open for the 14th annual National Hygiene Specialist Excellence Award, which acknowledges the environmental services (EVS) workers who play essential roles in reducing preventable healthcare associated infections.

Expert explains how evidence-based cleaning will help reduce HCAI deaths

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Interclean, which organises the highly successful cleaning exhibitions and conferences that take place in Amsterdam every two years, has interviewed Professor Didier Pittet, chairman of Clean Hospitals and director of the infection control programme at the University of Geneva Hospitals Faculty of Medicine, about the importance of healthcare cleaning.

New State minimum wage for Swedish work permit 'not thought through' claims Almega

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The decision by Riksdag, Sweden's legislature and supreme decision-making body, to vote through the previous Government's proposal on improving the standard of living for non-EU labour immigrants - including those involved in cleaning - has been dubbed by Patrick Joyce, chief economist at service companies' organisation Almega, 'a bad proposal' .

Phillips 66 Deploys Autonomous Cleaning Robots

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Phillips 66 is partnering with floor cleaning equipment and technology company ICE Cobotics to enable branded Phillips 66, Conoco, 76, and Phillips 66 Aviation locations to utilise Ice Cobotics Cobi 18 autonomous floor scrubbers.

Essity and Reckitt launch bespoke co-branded professional hygiene solutions

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Essity and Reckitt have announced the launch of a range of co-branded disinfection products for professional hygiene customers combining the power of their Tork, Dettol and Sagrotan brands across four countries in Europe.

2022 Cintas SHINE Award honours housekeepers who go above and beyond

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Cintas Corporation has announced the grand-prize winner and runners-up in the 2022 Cintas SHINE (Star Housekeepers in a New Era) Award. Christine Perkins, a housekeeper at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cedar City in Cedar City, Utah, won the contest's $5,000 cash grand prize.

Welcome to the Cleanzine


This is our final broadcast for 2022 and while I'm looking forward to a well-earned break, I can't seem to work up the enthusiasm I normally have when writing my final Leader of the year, since I've produced this week's issue sat under a duvet to stave off the shivers resulting from an office where the temperature has hovered around 12 degrees C all day. Although my heating bill hasn't yet become unaffordable, I'm trying to acclimatise myself so I'm ready for the threatened power cuts. Plus by cutting my usage now, I'm less of a drain on our apparently short supplies. I feel physically better than I do when the thermostat's higher so at least that's something positive, but I spend a lot of time thinking about those around the world who don't have any heating at all - or perhaps even a roof over their head - and who can't see things changing in the near future.

Normally I wish you a safe and happy Christmas but this year I'll add to that, nourishing food, warmth, light, the company of loved ones, peace and tranquility, a good Internet connection, a job if you want one, the survival of your business if you're worried about it - and if you're in the UK, good health, since with our nurses and ambulance drivers having voted for strike action along with those in so many other sectors, you won't be guaranteed the standard of care you might once have expected, or any transport to hospital should you need it.

Let's hope we can ALL change our lives in 2023 and beyond, for the better! One more thing... don't forget that you only have until close of play on 23rd December to submit your entry for the Metsä Tissue Sustainability Awards 2023. Find out more at: https://www.2023sustainabilityawards.com We'll be back on 5th January.



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This Week's News

Who do you think should feature in ISSA's '100 Years of Legacy Celebration'?

* ISSA-100.jpgISSA is entering its 100th year in 2023 and the Association will be celebrating its anniversary by highlighting many of the people, products and brands who/that helped it reach this important milestone, and those moving ISSA and the industry forward into the next 100 years. It is looking to you to help tell these stories.

Do you know of or have industry icons within your organisation, past or present? Does your organisation have any innovative products that have helped to transform the industry? Do you feel your brand is one of the industry leaders over the past 100 years?

Delphis Eco CEO Mark Jankovich wins Leader of the Year Award at Made In Britain Impact Awards

* DELPHIS-ECO_MARK-JANKOVICH.jpgMark Jankovich, CEO of British eco-cleaning brand Delphis Eco, has won Leader of the Year Award at the 2022  Made in Britain Impact Awards.

The awards, which are open exclusively to all accredited Made in Britain members, enables sustainable companies to share their achievements and thus shines a light on the inspiring manufacturers who are leading the way in transforming the industry, whilst providing every UK manufacturer with the chance to learn from the sector's most sustainable businesses.

Two speakers announced for upcoming London Cleaning Show

* Speaker-announcement_JIM.jpgWith The Cleaning Show in London’s ExCel not far off, (14th – 16th March, 2023) the organisers are busy getting the conference programme together and have now confirmed the first two speakers.

Jim Melvin, chairman, British Cleaning Council, will be speaking on ‘The Cleaning Sector Post-Pandemic - Progress, Obstacles and the Future’.

HSE releases latest health & safety statistics

* Health-and-safety-stats.jpgThe Health & Safety Executive's newly-released annual health & safety statistics report for 2022, has revealed that in Great Britain, 36.8 million working days were lost due to work-related illness and non-fatal workplace injury, 123 workers were killed in work-related accidents and 565,000 sustained an injury at work.

Manchester-based Niz Cleaning Solutions enjoys good growth with help from Truvox

* Niz-Cleaning-Solutions.jpgGreater Manchester-based Niz Cleaning Solutions is a small cleaning business providing office cleaning, end-of-tenancy and domestic deep cleaning plus specialist cleaning services in difficult environments such as automotive detailing.

Employers lack understanding of health and wellbeing needs

* Employers-health-wellbeing.jpgBoth employers and employees face a major lack of understanding regarding health and wellbeing need and support, according to research from Towergate Health & Protection - and that can make it more challenging than it should be when looking at how to support staff in the coming year.

Tidy Green Clean rises 15 places in HSBC Elite Franchise Top 100, 2023, as ‘one to watch’

* Tidy-Green-Clean-Top-100.jpgTidy Green Clean, the environmentally-friendly commercial cleaning business that operates on a franchise model with headquarters in Aberdeen, Scotland, has been included in the Elite Franchise Top 100 UK Finalists for a fourth year running.

This year, the business has risen 15 places, securing 80th spot and is tipped as 'one to watch'.

Hygiene industry experts join forces

* Christeyns.jpgHygiene equipment application specialist H&M Disinfection Systems and specialist hygiene solution provider Christeyns Food Hygiene have signed a strategic partnership.

Christeyns Food Hygiene, (CFH), based in Warrington and H&M Disinfection Systems of Northwich are both industry leaders with over 30 years of experience in their respective fields. Having worked together for three decades, the two companies will now – thanks to the agreement - be able to provide a turnkey solution to the food, dairy and beverage industries for effective cleaning and disinfection operations.

Delphis Eco wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise in sustainability

* Delphis-Eco_Award.jpg“A business making an outstanding contribution to sustainability and one of only a very few companies to be singled out for recognition through these prestigious awards" was how The Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London, Christopher Wellbelove, described British-made Delphis Eco when he presented CEO, Mark Jankovich, with the highly coveted Queen's Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development 2022.

Together with Leader of the Councillor for Lambeth Council, Claire Holland, Christopher Wellbelove visited the Delphis Eco' offices last week to make the presentation on behalf of the Lord Lieutenant of London.

Managing customer expectations - how we can learn business lessons even from a trip to the Everglades!

* Everglades.jpgMatt Wonnacott, founder of Ennovamark, writes…

"Managing customer expectations - it is a classic and key feature in building trust and loyalty between the client and a vendor. In my previous role, I made sure this was at the forefront of my relations with customers.

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Recent UK News

Entry deadline extended for Metsä Tissue 2023 Sustainability Awards

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At the request of people preparing their entries and needing more time in which to do so, Metsä Tissue has extended the submission date for its upcoming Sustainability Awards to 23rd December 2022, so if you’ve been toying with the idea of entering but didn’t feel you’d be able to do yourself justice within the initial timescale, now’s your chance to shine!

These Awards are free to enter.

Events & Exhibitions

CMS Berlin
19-22nd September 2023
Messe Berlin

National Floor Safety Institute
25-26th September 2023
International Symposium on Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention

Hurst Convention Center, Texas


Interclean China 2023
18-20th October 2023
2nd edition


7-9th November 2023
Madrid, Spain

Clean Eurasia Expo 2023
8-10th November 2023


ISSA Show North America
13-16th November 2023
Las Vegas


The Cleaning Show
13-14th March 2024

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