* Cleanzine-logo-8a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 25th June 2015 Issue no. 681

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International News

Finalists for CMS Purus Awards announced

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Following the selection of a shortlist by a panel of experts, the 15 entries for the final round of the current CMS Purus Awards have now been chosen, from the 60 products that were submitted this year by more than 40 CMS 2015 Berlin exhibitors.

Clean Middle East Pulire becomes annual event; here's your chance to shape its future

Afidamp Servizi has announced that Clean Middle East Pulire - the leading event for the professional cleaning sector in the United Arab Emirates, is going to be held annually.

IPAC poster demonstrates Canadian 'Four Moments Hand Hygiene' guidelines better than WHO's

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DebMed has collaborated on a study with Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto and Greenville Health System in South Carolina, comparing the number of opportunities for hospital workers to clean their hands when following World Health Organisation guidelines, against the number of opportunities for hand cleaning when following Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care guidelines.

Trojan Battery establishes new R & D Centre in Ireland

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US deep-cycle battery manufacturer Trojan Battery Co., has this week announced expansion of its research & development capabilities with the opening of a new R & D centre in Sligo, Ireland. Known as Trojan Battery Ireland, the facility is located on the campus of the Institute of Technology, Sligo, at its Innovation Centre.

Fleet sustainability guidance in free online flip-book

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Fleet managers facing increasing pressure on their environmental programmes will welcome the new online flip-book from The Green Journey.

Pulire 2015 closes with a triple plus sign...

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+ 6.3% of visitors, + 9% of exhibition space sold, + 2 percentage points of international visitors from 99 countries around the world (90 in 2013) Pulire 2015 reported even better than expected results, at a time when the international exhibition landscape is clouded by negative signs.

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As you’ll no doubt be aware, John and I regularly chat to the sales staff who man stands at the many international exhibitions staged for this industry and most admit that the different cities – however exciting they might be to the rest of us – seem to blur into one another. They confess that the thought of a day’s sightseeing, when they are permanently tired, isn’t one they relish. Other industry colleagues who have to travel a lot for work agree that while it may seem glamorous to anyone on the outside, the reality of ‘living out of a suitcase’ is actually quite different.

A press release that arrived recently, which revealed that business travellers have a tendency to add extra ‘personal’ days onto their trips so they can combine business with pleasure without the extra costs, and that many will attempt to stay in a better hotel than they would for personal trips, didn’t surprise me as much as the authors perhaps thought it would in terms of the concept, although it did in terms of ‘where on earth do they find the energy to enjoy a day or two’s holiday after a week at a show?’

And while the report doesn’t mention first class train travel, I can’t help feeling that few of us – with the extortionate costs involved – will pay for an upgrade out of our own pockets so we can avail ourselves of the added luxury of first class travel on our nation’s railways.

I hope managers won’t start cracking down on what many may see as a valid return for nights spent away from home. Speaking as someone who knows how tiring business travel can be, I’d venture that it’s a fully justified and earned add-on. And if it’s not cost the company any extra money, what’s the harm in it?

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This Week's News

Eco-friendly cleaning and developing markets spur growth of ingredients in cleaning applications

* Kline.jpgThe robust market for ingredients in cleaning applications is often overshadowed by that of personal care. Consulting firm Kline, finds that this market carries equally sustainable growth potential, with some country markets increasing at double-digit rates during the forecast period from 2014-2019.

Finalists announced for the 2015 Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards

* GSA-2015.jpgCongratulations to the 88 finalists in the 2015 Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards, whose names have been announced.

The judges tell us that this year the standard of entries excelled all expectations, which made the paper judging – the first stage of the judging process - a tough job.

Bookings now being taken for Pulire Asia Pacific

* bangkok-show-centre.jpgFrom 21st to 23rd September 2016, the Pulire Asia Pacific show will take place and it promises to be quite an event, drawing in visitors from several other similar exhibitions with which it is co-located. If you're planning to take part and want to ensure you have the pick of the stands, you can register your interest now.

The show is taking place in Bankok, Thailand, and will be strategically co-located with the BMAM Expo Asia 2016 - the ninth exhibition and conference on building maintenance & facilities management, GBR Expo Asia 2016 - the sixth international exhibition and conference on green building & retrofits and the World Toilet Forum & Expo.

Kilo: the small machine that delivers big on expectations

* kilo.jpgRCM tells us that instead of saying that its new machine has been 'designed around the man' or that 'it answers to all customer needs' or the like, for simplicity's sake it prefers to project it as a small machine that satisfies most of the purchaser's expectations in terms of price and low maintenance, user-friendliness, comfort and reliability.

"Only the market will say how much the Kilo responds to these expectations," muses RCM's Marzia Mucci. "But with more than 100 machines ordered since they were launched at Pulire, a fair few specifiers have put their faith in it!"

LCC service delivery direct

* BOB-VINCENT.jpgLCC Support Services, the independent national contractor and 2015 Golden Service Awards finalist, has now completed its network of regional bases to self-deliver services to its many national clients.

The bases are strategically positioned across the UK and operate from Edinburgh, Manchester, Coventry, London and Southampton. They will service LCC's growing number of major national accounts, which include Centrica, Santander and Grant Thornton.

New OneVue differential pressure sensors enhance safety in healthcare environments

* OneVue.jpgIn the wake of increasing unease regarding infection control due to concerns such as the Middle East Respiratory System virus, the Ebola outbreak and contamination from construction or renovation projects, Primex Wireless has announced the introduction of its new PrimexIAQ Series Differential Pressure Sensors.

Brayborne team goes the 'extra mile' to become a finalist in Golden Service Awards 2015

* Woodlands.jpgBrayborne Facilities Services has become a finalist in the Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards 2015 - the biggest Awards programme for the UK cleaning industry.

Brayborne Facilities Services, one of the leading providers of cleaning and facilities services in the south east of England, has become a finalist in the 'Large Education Establishment' category for its work for the Woodlands Community College, Southampton. Woodlands is a co-educational facility for 11-16 year olds, specialising in science and engineering, which opened in the current buildings in 2003.

Cannon Hygiene takes Gold in people management

* Cannon-Hygiene.jpgCannon Hygiene UK has been awarded the Gold standard by Investors in People (IIP), recognising best practice in people management. IIP is a standard used by thousands of organisations across the world, and the Gold award is only given to those businesses that are able to meet an additional 126 requirements on top of the 39 core IIP objectives.

Cannon Hygiene employees were interviewed by IIP across a number of service centres and Head Office as part of a rigorous and objective process.

Bunzl expands with further acquisitions in the US, Colombia, France and Canada

* Bunzl-lorry.jpgBunzl has this week announced that it has agreed to acquire four businesses in the US, Colombia, France and Canada.

In the US, the company has entered into an agreement to acquire International Sourcing Company, which trades as Cordova Safety Products. Operating from two facilities and based in Memphis, Tennessee, Cordova is engaged in the sale of a variety of personal protection equipment, principally gloves, to distributors throughout the US.

Reducing waste plastic is fantastic for workplaces

* plastics-conference.jpgWorkplaces can play a significant role in cutting the amount of plastic that goes to landfill, according to workplace equipment supplier Slingsby, after research revealed that the UK is one of Europe’s worst offenders when it comes to disposing of plastic. 

Research from Plastics Europe, which is a leading European trade association for plastic manufacturers, studied plastic recycling rates in 29 countries and the results revealed some major variations across the continent. 

Hospital Trust fined for Legionella control failings

* RSCH.jpgBrighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been fined £50,000 for failing to control Legionella. The Trust, which runs the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, was sentenced on 11th June at Lewes Crown Court after a joint investigation by the Health & Safety Executive and Sussex Police identified a history of failing to manage the deadly waterborne bug.

It follows the death of vulnerable cancer patient Joan Rayment, 78, from Rottingdean, at the Royal Sussex in 2011 - eight days after a urine tested positive for the Legionella bacteria antigen.

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Recent UK News

FM must focus on people, not buildings

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Mitie, the facilities management company, has found that half of the UK's service sector employees are being hampered by inadequate workplace management and design.

Employers face headache to fill key roles as three in four report recruitment difficulties

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Organisations are experiencing both escalating skills shortages and increased competition for talent, with three in four organisations (78%) reporting recruitment difficulties in the last year, according to the latest Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development /Hays Resourcing and Talent Planning Survey.

Wellingborough Norse wins Weatherbys' cleaning contract

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Wellingborough Norse has been awarded the contract for building cleaning for British horse racing services provider Weatherbys.

Disposables UK changes hands

The Shareholders of Northwood Paper Sales and associated companies have announced that they have acquired the issued share capital of Disposables UK. The parties have had a long and successful relationship both during the time when the company was led by its founder, the late Trevor Storer, and subsequently with the present management.

CHSA signs up as a Silver Sponsor of Golden Service Awards

The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers' Association has signed up as a Silver Sponsor of the Golden Service Awards.

"We're delighted to be a Silver Sponsor at the Golden Service Awards," says Stephen Harrison, chairman of the CHSA and managing director of Harrison Wipes.

Follow that…

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Post London 2012 Olympics was a massive anti-climax for a lot of people and businesses with involvement in Olympic activities.

Whether it was supporting it directly, or riding the wave of positivity and enthusiasm that the Olympics brought with it, there was a definite trough left in its wake for a lot of people.

Not so for CE Facilities Services, as Tomas Gronager, chief executive officer, explains:

Top distributor delivered health solutions with Matrix equipment

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British steam cleaning machine manufacturer Matrix took the opportunity to present awards to its distributors recently, in recognition of sales achieved.

Barbara Hornby of Delivered Health Solutions is pictured here receiving her trophy from sales manager Danny Jackson.

Staples Disposables’ ‘Away From Home’ divisions to be taken over

Staples Disposables, one of the leading independent UK paper convertors, has entered a partnership that will see the ‘Away From Home’ divisions - which consist of hygiene paper, catering disposables and professional cleaning chemicals - taken over on 19th June and split into ‘Staples Away from home’ and ‘Staples Chemicals.’

Events & Exhibitions

Clean Buildings Expo
11-12th August 2020
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China Clean Expo 2020
12-14th August 2020
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Manchester Cleaning Show
15-16th September 2020


Budapest Cleaning Show
14-15th October 2020


3-6th November 2020
New Autumn dates


Loo of the Year Awards
4th December 2020
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Solihull, W Mids, UK


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