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International News

Brightwell Dispensers launches new Twin Micro Jumbo toilet roll dispenser

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Brightwell Dispensers now offers a new Twin Micro Jumbo toilet roll dispenser as part of the company's growing Modular range of jumbo toilet roll dispensers. The new Twin Micro Jumbo toilet roll dispenser is a very cost-effective unit to dispense and manage toilet rolls.

Minimum Wage increases to impact Canadian cleaning industry

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In January this year, the minimum wage in Ontario, one of Canada's most populated provinces, jumped from $11.60 per hour to $14.00 per hour, and that rate will increase to $15.00 per hour starting January 2019.

Virtual Building Service: a game-changer for building owners, FM pro's and developers

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Building owners, FM professionals and property developers all appreciate knowing in advance how buildings perform. Well-designed spaces and smooth people flows translate into better user experiences, higher rents and faster ROIs.

Kaivac introduces any time/anywhere personal trainer

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Kaivac, developer of the No-Touch Cleaning and OmniFlex Crossover Cleaning systems, has announced the development of an entirely new technology: the KaiTutor - an 'any time/ anywhere' personal tutor that allows cleaning workers to access training information and 'best practice' techniques to improve their cleaning effectiveness.

UK Chancellor attends landmark healthcare agreement between Serco and Jeddah hospital

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Serco and Dr Soliman Fakeeh Hospital (DSFH), accompanied by the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, have this week announced a partnership agreement to transform facilities management and patient-facing services at the hospital in Jeddah over the next five years.

Avidbots partners with Compass to bring robotic automation to Canadian FM market

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Avidbots has announced that Compass Group has purchased the Neo self-driving floor cleaning robot to enhance cleaning productivity and performance for its clients. The initial deployment is through the Eurest Services facilities management company for its education-based clients with deployment to other business units in 2018.

Cole & Wilson introduces Caretex professional laundry powders

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Cole & Wilson has introduced a range of Caretex Professional Powders; premium products that can be used across all types of laundry for outlets preferring a powdered detergent.

RAS awards first six-star washrooms to The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

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The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is first to be awarded the six-star rating for adopting smart washroom solutions, reports the Restroom Association Singapore.

Mitie wins Ahlsell contract in Norway

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Mitie has secured a facilities management and property services contract with Ahlsell - a leading supplier of materials to the Nordic FM, plumbing, ventilation, electrical, tools and personal protective equipment market - to manage and maintain all its store locations in Norway.

Grate Seal solves school shower smells

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Grate Seal products are proving a hit with schools, leisure centres and multi-level buildings after being introduced to the UK market in December 2017 by Sanitaryware Supplies Company.

ISS wins two large hospital contracts in Turkey

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ISS Turkey has entered into two five-year integrated services partnerships in the healthcare sector with Kayseri Hospital and Elazi Hospital respectively.

The two contracts will have a combined annual revenue of around DKK 250 million.

This Week's News

The two Sussex companies keeping Brighton's i360 sparkling

* BA-i360-Brighton.jpgThe British Airways i360 has been sparkling in the sky this Summer thanks to a pair of Sussex-based cleaning companies.

Southern Counties Janitorial Supplies has been using Bio-Productions' premium cleaning products in its efforts to keep the tower shining on the seafront, with special attention paid to the eye-catching glass viewing pod.

ACI names toxicologist James Kim as associate vice president, science & regulatory affairs

* ACI_James-Kim.jpgJames Kim, Ph.D., DABT, M.H.S., a toxicologist with extensive scientific and research experience in the public, private and academic sectors, has joined the American Cleaning Institute as Associate Vice President, Science & Regulatory Affairs.

Dr Kim most recently served as toxicologist with the Office of Management & Budget's (OMB) Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Statistical & Science Policy Branch. OMB is part of the Executive Office of the President.

Diversey's new Taski Aero backpack prioritises comfort and flexibility

* Diversey-new-Taski-Aero-backpack.jpgDiversey is introducing a new and exciting addition to its successful Aero range. The new Taski Aero backpack vacuum cleaner can be comfortably carried as a portable electric version, but is also available as a battery version for the ultimate in agility.

The machine offers a useful 3-in-1 solution that can be used as a backpack vacuum, tub vacuum and even a useful blower. The backpack vacuum is ideal for cleaning in areas that are difficult to access with a conventional vacuum cleaner. These include busy entrances, congested areas like schools, office buildings or public transport.

Honeywell releases comprehensive guide to hand protection regulations and standards

* Honeywell-hand-protection-guide.jpgHoneywell has published a free technical guide to the key regulations and standards that health & safety professionals need to comply with to ensure that workers' hands are protected.

'Key regulations and standards to look out for when the hands need protection' pays special attention to recent and forthcoming regulatory changes to glove standards, particularly those related to chemical protective gloves.

What customers want

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Sundeep Boughan, head of pre-sales & consultancy at Puzzel, the Oslo, Norway-based specialist in the development of cloud-based contact centres, takes a closer look...

Awards win for Greyland

* R-Dyson-Caterbar-Award-2018.jpgLeading commercial and industrial cleaning chemicals manufacturer Greyland has won the 2018 Caterbar Supplier Awards.

After being commended in both 2014 and 2015 within the Hygiene sector of the awards, they have finally risen to take overall winner in 2018, narrowly pipping commended suppliers Robert Scott and Holchem to the post.

Promote your business at CHSA's Charity Pro-Am Golf Day

* CHSA-Charity-Pro-Golf.jpgThe Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association's annual Pro-Am Charity Golf Tournament, taking place on Thursday, 13th September, is the perfect opportunity to promote your business to manufacturers and distributors of cleaning and hygiene products.

A limited number of the wide range of exciting sponsorship opportunities remain available. Contact CHSA secretary, Linda Belcher, to find out more.

Bunzl raises $55,000 for paediatric brain tumour research

* Bunzl-charity.jpgBunzl Canada held its 19th annual golf tournament in support of the world's largest brain tumour research centre of its kind, the Arthur & Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children.

The company, which provides cleaning & hygiene, safety, industrial, food and retail packaging supplies to 45,000 Canadian businesses, hosted colleagues, customers and vendors at the Luau-themed event at Greystone Golf Club in Milton, Ontario. Together they raised $55,000, bringing the total funds raised by the tournament since its inception to over $1.45 Million.

Christeyns Food Hygiene launches ultimate CIP Solution

* Christeyns-CIP.jpgChristeyns Food Hygiene, based in Warrington, has partnered with H&M Disinfection Systems to launch a new, bespoke containerised CIP system for optimising cleaning equipment in the food and dairy industry.

Container In Place is a bespoke, containerised Cleaning in Place system which comes fully loaded and self-contained, ready to be connected directly to existing pipework, tanks and associated equipment, providing an immediate and cost-effective upgrade to cleaning requirements.

Mitie celebrates 70th anniversary of the NHS

* Mitie-NHS-70th.jpgMitie's 435 NHS based employees recently celebrated their combined 6,650 years of service for the UK's biggest employer, to mark the National Health Service's 70th birthday.

In honour of the milestone, in a week of celebrations, Mitie teams took part in a range of activities across NHS sites which included hosting celebratory tea parties for NHS staff and patients and wearing anniversary uniforms.

Family-run company, Cromwell Polythene, will spring into 2019 in stunning new office space

* Cromwell-new-premises.jpgCromwell Polythene, one of the UK's leading suppliers of sacks, bags and speciality products for the storage and collection of waste and recyclables, is set to move into a new workspace during Spring 2019, following a period of significant development.

The flourishing family-run business will be moving into a bespoke facility purchased from property development company, Glentrool Estates Group, at its pioneering Sherburn2 75-acre business park at Sherburn-in-Elmet, near Leeds.

HSE publishes white paper on workplace strees

* HSE-stress-paper.jpg'Managing work related stress as part of a prevention culture' is a new white paper published as part of the Health & Safety Executive's HSL Health & Safety Updates program.

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Recent UK News

Soapbox: Kimberly-Clark on the advantages of drying with paper

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"With nearly 95% of adults not washing long enough to thoroughly clean the bacteria and viruses from their hands, Kimberly-Clark Professional invites you to discover 'The Disgusting Truth' about jet air dryers that force you to share bacteria and viruses.

Salisbury Group selected for £12bn Framework

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Salisbury Group announced this week that it has been appointed to the UK Government's new RM3830 Facilities Management Marketplace Framework Contract. In a competitive tender led by the Crown Commercial Service, Salisbury Workplace Services - part of the wider Salisbury Group - was awarded a place on both lots 1b and 1c.

Jon Horton joins Micronclean as export manager

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Well-known industry figure Jon Horton has taken up the position of export manager at Micronclean. Jon joins the organisation with not only a proven track record in sales to the cleaning & hygiene industry but also with a history of working in export markets, achieving strong relationships and sustained growth.

BCC welcomes BSA as new Council Member

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The British Cleaning Council, which represents over 20 national trade and membership associations linked to the UK's cleaning, hygiene and waste management sectors, has officially welcomed The Business Services Association as a new Council Member.

Two new representatives join CHSA Council

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Kimberly-Clark Professional has been re-elected and RPC bpi recycled products elected onto the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association Council. The appointments were made at the AGM, held recently at the House of Commons, resulting in two new representatives joining the Council.

HSE 'Chemicals EU Exit' workshop being held next month

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The Health & Safety Executive's Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) will be holding a one-day stakeholder workshop covering EU Exit and its impact on the Biocidal Products Regulations, Classification Labelling and Packaging, and Prior Informed Consent regulations as part of planning for a contingency scenario (no deal).

Healthcare Cleaning Professionals' Forum focused on 'Facing the Future'

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The Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals' latest three-day Annual Education and Development Forum, which took place last month, was based on the theme 'Facing the Future'. Organised and managed in-house by the Midlands Branch and AHCP's business manager, the event turned out to be the best and most well-attended for many years.

Expansion is coming to Selden...

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Selden Research tells us it is in the process of expanding its existing Buxton site and that the work - due for completion during September this year - involves the construction of a four-storey, 15,000sq.ft new administration centre, laboratory and customer training facility.

Dennis Goodwin joins Hako Machines

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Hako Machines in the UK has welcomed Dennis Goodwin as regional sales manager for the South of England.

Dennis brings with him over 25 years' experience in the specification and sales of floor cleaning machines and this, allied to his experience of managing field sales teams, will really help the business to enhance its position as a brand leader in the UK machine marketplace.

UBM EMEA announces record-breaking year for Facilities Show 2018

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Growing by significant margins, the Facilities Show 2018 attracted 7% more visitors than the 2017 event. Now in its 19th year, the Facilities Show continues to reaffirm its status as a leading global event for facilities managers as it successfully champions the industry.

Cleaning company goes for green

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Cleaning chemicals manufacturer Bio-Productions has once again been recognised by The Green Organisation for its commitment to the environment.

Plan for change: the message at the CHSA's House of Commons event

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'Plan for change' was the message from Jon Purdy (left of picture), EMEA director of customer experience at Kimberly-Clark, and Lord Jon Mendelsohn, formerly Labour's business and international trade spokesperson in the House of Lords, at the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association's prestigious House of Commons event.

Events & Exhibitions

ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo
11-12th September 2024


Cleantex Africa
16-18th October 2024
South Africa


ISSA Show North America
18-21st November 2024
Las Vegas


Interclean China 2024
11-13th December 2024

London Cleaning Show
18-20th March 2025
ExCel London

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


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