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Chem-Dry Carpet and Floor Cleaning has received top honours in the 2018 Global Franchise Award competition, winning the 'Best House & Office Franchise' category. The awards showcase excellence in international franchising. Winners were announced at the 2018 International Franchise Association convention in Phoenix., US.
Ernie Rosenberg, who served as the American Cleaning Institute's president & CEO for 17 years, is the recipient of the special ACI Chairman's Award, recognising his outstanding leadership of the Association for the cleaning product supply chain. He was honoured during the 2018 ACI Annual Meeting & Industry Convention.
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I uprooted to Sutton Coldfield this week to attend an exhibition at the NEC Birmingham and although the hotel I stayed in was one of the ‘big names’ globally, my room and the outside corridor certainly wouldn’t have passed muster in terms of cleaning! Had it not been such a difficult journey up on Sunday with time spent walking around the huge show at the end of it, I’d probably have asked to change room, but I was tired... The bed was graced with a cosy duvet instead of old-fashioned sheets and a blanket and as it and the pillows were exceedingly comfy – and clearly freshly laundered - I decided to stay put. After all, another room may have proved even worse and I knew enough to wash cups etc. before use and I didn’t even bother with the TV…
As I checked out the duty manager enquired about my stay and when I said there were issues that I didn’t have time to discuss, she asked me to email – no doubt worried I’d otherwise write a bad Google, TripAdvisor or Facebook review. I wonder how many other travellers have similar experiences and resolve to write in but then don’t bother? Thank goodness the Internet makes things so easy - if enough of us complain when it’s warranted, perhaps we’ll always have rooms that delight us!
Shortly, I’m heading to London for the Golden Service Awards – set in place decades ago to celebrate the best of our nation’s cleaning services. They used to be held annually but as the programme has become so vast, an annual event is logistically impossible. The last Awards were held in 2015 and I’m wondering how much of a part, in the interim, new technology has played in sorting the winners from the runners-up.
Years ago I sat with a cleaning contractor whose site was up for an Award and was told that a cleaner had burst into tears following the judge’s on-site inspection, because the judge had wiped a clean white tissue around the curves of the intricately designed wrought iron staircase and discovered dust on it. High standards indeed…
I know which companies have made this year’s Awards shortlist - and, knowing the judging process, am fully aware of how hard they’ve worked to get there. Whether or not they end up lifting trophies today, they’re all winners in my view and I’m sure every one of them could show the management at my hotel this week a thing or two about cleaning!
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This Week's News
The effective regulation of chemicals is critical for the economy, public health, environmental protection and animal welfare and ending the UK's involvement in the EU chemical framework REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & Restriction of Chemicals) could have serious consequences.
This was the message from members of the Environmental Policy Forum, a network of UK environmental professional bodies, to parliamentarians yesterday, as chemical regulation in the context of Brexit was due to be discussed in the Lords.
The Institute of Civil Engineers and the British Institute of Facilities Management have announced a joint initiative to explore the potential of developing a completely new form of contract explicitly for facilities management.
The initiative comes in the light of feedback from some BIFM members that existing forms of contract, developed primarily for use in construction or mechanical and electrical projects, did not meet all their needs.
This year's awards event - the 12th in the series, has seen the number of categories grow from three to four, adapting to the ever-changing nature of innovation in the professional cleaning and hygiene industry.
The strategy is the first of its kind in the UK, and brings together the principles of zero waste and the circular Economy. The strategy aims both to move the management of waste up the hierarchy, and looks to foster the development of the regional economy through keeping resources and products in use for as long as possible, extracting maximum value before recovering and regenerating them at the end of their life cycle.
The washroom plays a very important role in portraying the image of a business. Every part of the experience should enrich the visitor's positive impression. Kennedy's new range of satin chrome dispensers offers the perfect choice for luxury washrooms, with their elegant design and superior functionality.
Some of the cleaning industry's most advanced technology was on show at the Cleaning & Support Services Association and Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association innovation showcase held at the Brewery in London recently.
Representatives from 21 companies across the UK travelled to London to show their wares to the 'Dragons Den' panel of experts. They brought their very latest technological products and had 25 minutes to convince the experts from the CSSA and CHSA that they had the most innovative idea.
Effective on PVC, strong enough to remove grease and oil from machinery, heavy deposits from cooker hoods and ducting, but when diluted, is mild enough to also use on fabrics!
German service provider Graffiti Stop carries out all kinds of activities, including the cleaning of tiles and joints in public and private pools and bathrooms, the extensive cleaning of rental homes before they are handed over to new tenants, and rust removal.
But the Dresden company's core business is professional graffiti removal - a service that accounts for 75% to 80% of its orders.
The European Business Awards is now in its 11th year and its primary purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. Riwal was named, for the second year in a row, a National Winner at an exclusive event held at the British Residence in Brussels for The European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM.
Designed by Hawtree, the world-renowned course architect, Rockliffe Hall's 18-hole championship course is one of the most challenging in Europe. While it presents a stern test for even the best professional golfer, the five individual tee boxes on each hole offer players of all abilities the chance to experience the challenge.
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With the collapse of Carillion and fears expressed about other major companies, the spotlight is on the future of private finance in infrastructure delivery. When PFI was first introduced under the Major government and then embraced wholeheartedly by Gordon Brown as Chancellor, the memory of egregious cases of massive budget overruns and missed deadlines in the delivery of public projects was still fresh in the collective memory.
The Competition & Markets Authority is investigating the completed acquisition on New Year's Day of Cannon Hygiene by Rentokil Initial. An initial enforcement order has been issued to Rentokil Initial under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002, which covers the consequences of mergers in terms of the potential, substantial lessening of competition within the UK market for goods or services.
The full programme for the second Manchester Cleaning Show, the northern edition of The Cleaning Show which now alternates annually with Excel in London, has been announced.