Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 9th January 2020 Issue no. 900
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Tilted toilet seat aims to improve business efficiency
The current state of healthcare hygiene
Healthcare Cleaning Forum - the secret epidemic of HCAIS
CSC 2020 Opens Registration: invitation to go 'Beyond Green'
Themed ‘Beyond Green’, the fourth edition of the popular event takes place 7th and 8th April at the Delta Toronto Airport Conference Centre in Toronto, Canada.
Report indicates growth of no-water urinal installations worldwide
Pipe-dream solution for Tata becomes reality
Redesigned dry steam machines are a breeze to service
Hako offers dimensions in professional cleaning technology
Refresh Foam Soaps: choose your fragrance or go fragrance-free
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Welcome to our first Cleanzine of the new decade. So much has happened since our last broadcast... the world seems to be on something of a precipice, doesn't it, what with the frightening escalation of tensions affecting the Middle East (and potentially beyond), unusually severe weather conditions in many parts of the world and the Brexit agenda - under pressure to be finalised by the end of this month - likely to have severe implications on our cleaning services. Naturally, the world's prayers have been focused on Australia and its need for rain. What a catastrophe to have to deal with and please may it never happen on this scale again!
At the turn of the year, it's customary for us make resolutions to change our lives for the better in some way. And that can go for our businesses too... Why not resolve to improve your company's profile by telling the 100,000 other Cleanzine readers around the world, something about your company: what it does, what it's trying to do, or the products it makes or distributes?
You may perhaps not be involved in the provision of cleaning services and equipment at all, but instead buy or specify these goods and services, or even own or manage a building with a cleaning problem you need help solving. You may have a success story that would help others. One thing we each have in common is that we're all involved in cleaning and hygiene somewhere along the line, but naturally we're each engaged in different parts of the process. What you or your company does may be of vital interest to another, if it saves them time, money, or helps them be more effective.
I often see snippets in LinkedIn and Facebook and many of those contain before and after shots, or videos of cleaning in progress showing a huge difference being made. However proud of these achievements you may be, news of them will only reach your own network - and that of course is if anyone in your network happens to be scrolling at around the same time as you're posting (social media fatigue, anyone?). Sending your stories and videos to Cleanzine gives you a much greater chance of having them seen by those that matter, so do please resolve to get those stories and pictures rolling in to us - not just once but whenever you have something to say.
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This Week's News
Estimating and bidding for success
To accurately prepare a workloading plan for a contract cleaning tender there are several fundamental elements which need to be assessed.
Building plans must be reviewed, usually in conjunction with a physical site assessment to identify any cleaning tasks which may not be apparent on the plans and to determine areas where cleaning is impractical.
Coventry-based building support services contractor Regent Samsic is to rebrand as Samsic UK.
TidyChoice 2019 Housekeeper of the Year
Maria Helena Fernandes, a South West London resident, has won the 2019 Housekeeper of the Year Award.
Larry Lopata joins Vectair Systems as vice president of sales for North America
Larry Lopata has been announced as the vice president of sales, North America, for Vectair Systems, responsible for growing existing relationships and seeking new industrial distribution, with specific focus in the jan-san channel.
Larry's core responsibilities will be managing and growing Vectair's trade sales through industrial distribution, through the management of Vectair's regional sales directors and manufacturer's representative network, growing existing relationships in the company's current channels and identifying new prospective partners in distribution in both the US and Canada.
The Washroom Cleaner of the Year Awards are a unique and integral part of Loo of the Year Awards but relate specifically to the cleaning staff that look after facilities, rather than the washrooms themselves.
Mike Tofari joins Vectair Systems as vice president of business development
Vectair Systems has announced that Mike Tofari has joined the company as vice president of business development for North America.
Mike's core responsibilities will be focusing on and growing the US business through identifying new OEM and national private brand opportunities, as well as identifying and securing key end user accounts.
Hygiene Specialist announces ‘Excellence’ Award recipients
UMF Corporation has announced the recipients of the company's 10th annual Hygiene Specialist Excellence award, which acknowledges the important contribution of environmental services departments in hospitals and long-term care facilities across the US.
Environmental Service Aides Elida Gardella and Lourdes Rosenwasser of Mount Sinai South Nassau in Oceanside, New York, are this year's recipients of the award.
Protect health with Kennedy's antibacterial solutions
Be prepared against the winter viruses with Kennedy Hygiene’s sanitising solutions…
The company’s hand sanitising gel is effective against MRSA and Winter germs, and combined with the ultra-hygienic automatic soap dispenser Savona Auto, it provides maximum hygiene.
AfterClean InstaClear and AfterClean ContinuFresh
Question: What do you get when you bring together a fast moving consumer goods innovator, a project management accountant and a shared interest in the environment?
Answer: the owners of AfterClean, a Somerset-based company that produces a range of products to immediately neutralise bad odours and deliver long-lasting fragrance on demand.
Diversey acquires AHP Intellectual Property from Virox Technologies
Diversey has acquired the global intellectual property rights related to Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide technology, from Virox Technologies.
AHP is a globally patented blend of commonly used ingredients that produces exceptional potency as a germicide and superior performance as a cleaning agent.
InnuScience makes training for housekeepers a h-app-y experience...
Fast-growing InnuScience UK, which has helped pioneer the use of smartphone training apps for the past five years with the vision of making training simple and enjoyable, has launched a new hospitality training app.
The information-packed app features a COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) quiz to be used for the training of housekeepers as well as a training video for users of the InnuScience Trio Kleen programme in a housekeeping environment. It is available to be downloaded from iTunes and Google Play Store.
Phs Group transforms customer waste into energy with new Viridor partnership
Washroom services Phs Group has announced a new partnership with Viridor which will divert customer waste from landfill into power generation.
LaCerta sums up key marketing trends for 2020 that will impact cleaning industry
What key marketing trends do cleaning and hygiene companies need to be aware of? Carly Bishop from LaCerta Marketing says:
"The first is that brands are focusing on 'customer experiences' - also known as CX. Companies need to adapt the way that they approach the sales process, and instead aim to provide fantastic customer experiences.
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Recent UK News
Brexit planning: consider your commercial contracts
In the wake of the recent election result which saw the Conservatives gain a large majority in the House of Commons, prime minister Boris Johnson has again promised to deliver Brexit and in his words, "get Brexit done".
Internal senior management promotions reinforce Truvox's focus on innovation
Christeyns welcomes new managing director
Valuable legacy for Truvox as MD retires and internal appointment continues focus on global innovation
During his tenure, emphasis on constant innovation and advanced manufacturing techniques have kept Truvox at the top of its markets and resulted in increased turnover.
Intu awarded Overall Loo of the Year Awards trophy
Events & Exhibitions
Cleaning Products Europe
National Floor Safety Institute
Interclean China 2023