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First, apologies for this being a slightly shorter issue than normal and also that its arrival in your inbox is a day later than expected. As it’s only the second time in 944 broadcasts that we’ve missed our deadline, I’m hoping we’re forgiven.
The first delay was caused by the aftermath of a hurricane which caused flooding at the premises of our old US-based server; this time it was because my elderly mother, for whom I care, had quite a serious dementia blip this week, which involved lengthy paramedics visits and conversations with numerous healthcare professionals. The emergency round-the-clock care from me just happened to overlap my father-in-law’s funeral, so as you might imagine, it’s been quite a week!
To say I’m tired is a massive understatement so I’ll have to keep this short. I’d promised to report back on my first ever scheduled visit to the civic amenity tip - brought in by my local council along with many others - to avoid hour-long queues. While walking the dog before the new booking system came in, we noticed that there weren’t any queues whatsoever at the tip (possibly because everyone else had, like us, booked visits rather than waste time queueing?) We cancelled our booked slot and emptied my overflowing car there and then, and were delighted that everything went smoothly. I have to commend Epsom & Ewell Council’s Suez Surrey for organising things so well and for being so on-the-ball and helpful (which we hadn’t expected because of Covid-related restrictions). Long may the calm continue!
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Diversey has announced a 3% - 4% price increase across its Professional product ranges in Europe, effective January 1st 2021, due to continued cost movements and investment.
The company says that since the beginning of 2020, its business has been confronted with significant challenges to supply chains, exceptional demand increases and decreases across the different industries and sectors in which it operates and, most importantly, ensuring employees and customers stay safe.
If you are managing a cleaning business and are wishing to bring your organisation to the next level, you should consider joining the international edition of the training course 'Fundamentals of Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS)' and become a CIMS Certification Expert.
This course - delivered virtually by Lynn Webster, who has more than 30 years' industry experience and is ex-chair of the British Institute of Cleaning Science - introduces the knowledge and expertise required for a cleaning organisation to make measurable improvements in quality and operational efficiency.
Christeyns Food Hygiene, manufacturer of professional hygiene products, is celebrating the appointments of two of its senior staff members, as they take on key roles in renowned industry associations.
Following the Society of Food Hygiene & Technology's (SOFHT) Annual General Meeting and the end of the current Chair's term, Peter Littleton (pictured left), technical director at Christeyns Food Hygiene UK, has been appointed as the new Chair, a post he will hold for the next two years.
Doug Cooke, chair of the Cleaning & Support Services Association and executive chairman of Principle Cleaning Services, is once again taking part in Movember and growing his moustache to raise funds for, and raise awareness of, men’s healthcare needs - and he needs your donation.
Movember is the leading charity aimed at changing the face of men's health, focusing on mental health and suicide prevention as well as prostate and testicular cancers. Since its beginnings in 2003, it has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world, challenging the status quo, shaking up research and motivating men to take action for their health.
Since 1961, The British Institute of Cleaning Science has been an industry leader in education, standards and best practice. At a time when cleaning and hygiene remains a top agenda item, the Institute has released a brand-new publication aptly named 'Standards & Best Practice'.
With contributions from highly regarded industry experts, the publication combines intelligence, experience and knowledge which, when followed, will become an integral part of your organisation's overall performance.
The Germinator mobile sanitising & disinfecting system now comes with the option of adenosine triphosphate monitoring as part of a now patent-pending methodology.
The Covid-19 pandemic has wrought chaos, as health officials and organisations scramble to find preventative measures for the spreading of the virus until a vaccine is discovered to bring transmission under control.
These durable and environmentally-friendly finishes further enhance Bradley's growing line of WashBar models.
Nottinghamshire County Council came second in the ABCD's Initiatives Competition 2020, which was supported by the British Cleaning Council.
Tidy Green Clean, the well-known, environmentally-friendly commercial cleaning business that operates on a franchise model, has acquired Aberdeen-based Bin-Cleaned, a residential wheelie bin and commercial bin cleaning service, with plans to take business national.
Andrew Alleway and David Moncur, owners of Tidy Green Clean, and one of their regional directors, Jake Robertson, have teamed up to purchase Bin-Cleaned from owner Mike McNee, who started the business over five years ago.
In recognition of companies producing personal protective equipment for frontline workers throughout the pandemic - including Royal Mint and Brammer - and the mutual support shown within the industry, Goodfellow is cutting its materials prices* by 20% for the annual Black Friday sale in November.
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