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NIC Services Group, which provides facilities management services across the UK and Ireland, has been listed in the Financial Times top 1000 Europe's Fastest Growing Companies for the second consecutive year. This list identifies Europe's fastest growing companies with the strongest revenue growth.
"To be included for the second consecutive year is a fantastic achievement for NIC and all our dedicated team," says John Spencer, NIC Group chairman. "This recognition is a significant accolade for the business in what has been an incredibly challenging year and reflects the substantial growth the business has seen over recent years.
Clean for Good, an award-winning, ethically conscious cleaning business, has launched Poetry for Good, the first ever nationwide poetry competition calling for entries that celebrate the vital role of the UK's key workers.
From teachers to delivery drivers, and from office cleaners to nurses, the UK's millions of key workers have been keeping our nation safe, well and on the move over the past year. But key workers serve our nation like this every year, often on a low pay and rarely being offered the recognition they deserve. Poetry for Good aims at making a contribution to raising the profile of their work and recognising their value.
The demands on professional indoor cleaning in terms of area coverage and performance are growing with every additional square metre.
Antimicrobial technologies are used around the world in response to the pandemic, since surfaces and products protected by antimicrobial technology can continuously inactivate and kill harmful microorganisms such as the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
IDTechEx has recently published a research report covering the antimicrobial market, examining the technologies, innovations, and opportunities.
"As everyone is now aware, the BCC has been very keen to get Government recognition of the significant contribution that the cleaning & hygiene sector makes to the current fight against Covid-19 and for cleaning operatives to be recognised as key and essential workers,” says BCC chairman Paul Thrupp.
Commissioned by hygiene and pest control technology company Pelsis Group , the survey of 2,007 people across the UK is believed to be the first to quantify how the pandemic has shifted the nation's attitude towards hygiene.
As the world faces ongoing pandemic-related uncertainty, Kimberly-Clark Professional continues to empower essential heroes working behind the scenes in the cleaning industry to help keep people and businesses as safe as possible.
Last year, in collaboration with ISSA and the Global Biorisk Advisory Council, (a Division of ISSA) Kimberly-Clark Professional donated $500,000 to fund specialised scholarships for the GBAC ‘Fundamentals Online Course: Cleaning & Disinfection Principles’, to provide critical training to small and women-owned businesses around the world. This expansive effort has now touched six continents and hundreds of cities, from New York to New Delhi.
Award-winning Tanki, of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, is both glue- and plastic-free and as well as for household use, is also aimed at the maritime and leisure market.
Mitie has launched a new air disinfection service, in partnership with Luxibel, using ultraviolet light to help eradicate bacteria, viruses, funghi and mould from indoor air.
The survey, commissioned by Ambius, which helps creating smarter, healthier spaces globally through hygiene, plants and scenting services, found that 60% of workers would take a lower paid job if it had a healthier working environment than their current job, with 35% of those saying they already had found a new job with better hygiene practices.
Mark Cooper, founder and chairman of Anabas, has sold the business to Armonia, a French facilities management provider. Anabas, which was set up by Mark in 2004, delivers a range of facilities management services to high quality corporate office spaces.
The deal will allow Anabas to grow and be even more successful. It provides increased financial strength while Anabas colleagues will benefit from increased opportunities for training, career development and promotion. The move also provides EMEA service delivery for Anabas's customers that require it and delivers increased service specialisms in areas where Anabas doesn't currently have an offering.
In January, the company acquired Deliver Net, a healthcare distributor to care home groups in the UK, with 2020 revenue of £20 million. Deliver Net is closely aligned with Bunzl's existing care home business in the UK which is expected to support Deliver Net's expansion into additional product offerings such as care home equipment.
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