*Cleanzine-logo-10a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 5th January 2023 Issue no. 1046

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International News

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

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ISSA 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.

Hygiene industry experts join forces

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

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

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Matt 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.

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' .

Welcome to the Cleanzine


Welcome to the first issue of Cleanzine for 2023! I hope that if you celebrated Christmas and the New Year, you had everything you needed. And since New Year is the time many of us resolve to make positive changes to our lives, may I ask you to consider a work-related one that could make a welcome difference to both your company and your potential clients? Could you please resolve to share your news with me, so I can, potentially, share it with our industry, in the form of some 100,000 Cleanzine readers worldwide? 
There’s an age-old saying about ‘not hiding your light under a bushel’. If you’re not familiar with it, a quick Web search (I use Ecosia, the search engine that plants trees – 165, 507,263 last time I looked from just over 4,000 when I joined a few years back) you should see exactly where I’m coming from!

Posting pictures or videos of your successes on social media is only a great way of sharing them with your network and friends if they happen to be on social media too, at around the right time. Even if we’re following another person or organisation, the algorithms in place now mean we’re going to miss most of their posts. If you have something important to share, why take the chance that many of those you’re trying to reach, will miss seeing your time in the spotlight and perhaps a demo of your latest machine or other equipment and the impressive before-and-after pics? 

With the growing number of popular social media platforms now, very few of us can devote the time needed to look at them all, so sending me those videos or pictures with a few notes about the job or machine involved, along with contact details and perhaps a brief quote from your happy client, will allow me to highlight your successes more widely and may – as has been proven so many times in the 21 years Cleanzine’s been broadcasting, give your business a much needed boost! They don’t have to be beautifully written and word-perfect; I can put them into shape for you. Why not give it a go? 

Finally, if you’re in the UK you may be working from home because of the train strikes. In keeping tabs on what’s going on, I’ve come across a publication issued by the RMT rail union 18 months ago that I’d not previously seen. I’d love your comments please on ‘Cleaning up the railways: Why a safe railway must mean the end of outsourced cleaning’. You can read it at https://issuu.com/rmtunion/docs/rmt_20report


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This Week's News

Seven sustainability trends that will impact cleaning industry in 2023

* 7-Sustainability-Trends.jpgSteve Ashkin of The Ashkin Group, an internationally recognised consulting firm working to green the professional cleaning industry, believes that 2023 is going to be a pivotal year for the professional cleaning industry when it comes to sustainability.

"While many larger companies have sustainability strategies in place, it remains a 'slow burn priority' for smaller companies in the industry," he says Ashkin. "That's going to change in 2023."

Upcoming Awards event sees LOTY celebrate its 35th Anniversary

* Loty-35th.jpgHeld annually, the Loo of the Year Awards will be celebrating its 35th Anniversary in just a week's time, starting at 11.00am on 12th January, at the National Motorcycle Museum.

Awards managing director Becky Wall tells us that there are just a few tickets still available, so if you don't want to miss out on this lively event, do get in touch with her by close of play tomorrow.

2022 London Housekeeper of the Year Award winner announced

* 2022-Housekeeper-of-the-Year.jpgTidyChoice, online platform offering home cleaning and childcare services for London residents, has announced that Marlucy Magalhaes, a central London resident, has won its 2022 Housekeeper of the Year Award.

Originally from Brazil, Marlucy has nine years of experience in domestic cleaning, commercial cleaning and housekeeping. She has built an outstanding reputation for high cleaning standards, reliability and friendliness. She was nominated for the award by her customers who endorsed her with outstanding reviews.

Shining a light on the cleaning industry

* Shining-a-light.jpgOn 8th December, the network of the innovative, van-based cleaning franchise My Window Cleaner, jetted off to Marbella to celebrate the shared successes seen across the brand in 2022.

As the first in-person conference the franchise has held since the pandemic, it was the perfect opportunity for franchisees to reflect on a significant year and share plans and ideas for further stepping up their operations in 2023 and beyond.

Spanish exports of professional cleaning and hygiene products grow by 3.59% from January to September 2022

* Spanish-exports-destinations.jpgASFEL, the National Association of Spanish Cleaning & Hygiene Products Manufacturers, tells us that overseas sales of professional cleaning & hygiene products increased by 3.59% in value from January to September 2022 and that Spanish exports reached 800 million euros over this period. In volume, overseas sales fell by 3.08%.

Comparing the third quarter of 2022 with the previous quarter, exports fell by 3.06%. Comparing the third quarter of 2022 with respect to the same quarter of the previous year, export sales fell by 13.20%.

RAS launches latest ‘Guide to Better Public Toilet Design & Maintenance’

* RAS-5th-edition.jpgRAS, the Restroom Association of Singapore, used the country’s recent 14th LOO (Let's Observe Ourselves) Awards to launch the fifth edition of ‘A Guide to Better Public Toilet Design & Maintenance’.

Produced in collaboration with the National Environment Agency and the Singapore Green Building Council, the new guide was unveiled by Guest of Honour, Singapore’s Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability & the Environment, Baey Yam Keng.

Integrating sustainability into warehouse processes and technologies

* Integrating-sustainability.jpgThe journey to net zero is accelerating for logistics organisations, supported by the introduction of low-emission schemes and an increase in sustainable technology developments.

The question is: how can businesses embrace more environmentally friendly warehouse facilities and equipment, and ensure they unlock maximum value? Wouter Satijn, sales director, Joloda Hydraroll, explains how greener warehouse operations can be achieved by integrating sustainability throughout its operations and wider business strategies…

WFBSC's Global Executive Summit to run alongside London Cleaning Show

* WFBSC-London.jpgAfter a three year hiatus due to the pandemic, the World Federation of Building Service Contractors tells us it’s excited to host its Global Executive Summit, 14th – 15th March 2023, in London, England, in conjunction with the London Cleaning Show.

Designed exclusively for CEOs, COOs, owners and senior leadership within contract cleaning and facilities services companies, GES 2023 will provide insights, training and networking, as well as access to leading vendors showcasing the latest technology at the London Cleaning Show.

Ecoserv Group wins Gold at Green Apple Awards

* ECOSERV-WINS-GREEN-APPLE.jpgEcoserv Group, claimed to be the largest family-owned provider of sustainable facilities management in the UK, was a Gold winner at the Green Apple Awards for Environment Best Practice 2022.

The company was recognised for its commitment to sustainability and environmental improvement when the winners were announced at a presentation ceremony in the Houses of Parliament.

JPC by Samsic retains contract with leading London business campus

* JPC-SAMSIC.jpgJPC by Samsic, the cleaning arm of facilities management provider Samsic UK, has been re-awarded the cleaning and waste services contract at Chiswick Park Enjoy-Work, a leading business campus in West London.

The specialist provider of cleaning and waste management services for commercial and residential properties throughout London, boasts 32 years of experience working with a range of clients. This contract ensures the continuation of a 15-year relationship between the two organisations.

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Recent UK News

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

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

Two speakers announced for upcoming London Cleaning Show

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With 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.

HSE releases latest health & safety statistics

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The 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

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Greater 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

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Both 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.

Events & Exhibitions

The Cleaning Show
13-14th March 2024

ISSA Pulire 2025
27-29th May 2025
Rho Fiera Milano


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