New agreement delivers surface disinfection to global public health commodity procurement programs
AREV Nanotech Brands, a publicly traded life science enterprise, and sanitising and disinfecting company Germinator, have entered into a definitive agreement to provide the Genesis hypochlorous acid (HOCl) platform of surface disinfection to global public health commodity procurement programs to aid refugees and Internally Displaced Persons throughout Central and South America, Africa, eastern Europe, and Asia.
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While I’m excited about being part of ‘the crew’, this is an important role which I’m taking seriously, particularly as our group – a national choir, helps draw attention to the beauty of our land and our need to take care of it. We’re the ones who, dressed in red, lead the singing within Stonehenge at the Winter and Summer Solstice – well – pre-lockdown, anyway. I’m going to have to give a talk, which I’m happy doing, but what I’m unsure of is how much of everything we’ll need, in terms of waste receptacles for the many different types of recyleables there will be, and which are the best to use. If it’s this difficult to work out for 100 people, what must it be like for those holding this role on a larger scale, such as for a local authority? I suppose the benefit of hindsight (along with complaints!) helps with fine-tuning, but as this is new ground for me I’m keen to get things as perfect as I possibly can, so I’d be delighted to receive any input or advice you might have, which could help me avoid making mistakes.
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This Week's News
Kimberly-Clark Professional launches the Golden Service Awards 2022
Kimberly-Clark Professional has launched the Golden Service Awards 2022, the leading cleaning and FM industry awards event, with a 'save the date' for Thursday, 26th May 2022, to be held at the InterContinental London Park Lane.
Launched more than 30 years ago by Kimberly-Clark Professional, the Golden Service Awards 2022 will be open for entries from 20th July 2021.
Erdemil France joins the Brightwell Dispensers Group
Erdemil has joined the Brightwell Dispensers Group and rebranded to Brightwell Dispensers SAS. With its new 6000sq.m manufacturing facilities and headquarters in Bussy-Saint-Georges, near Paris, Brightwell Dispensers SAS continues to operate with the existing management team in place.
It is as dedicated as ever to offering excellent customer service and products to its existing and new customers. The trading terms and conditions with Erdemil's customers and suppliers will remain the same and it will be 'business as usual'.
Submissions now open for ISSA Pulire Verona's 'Product of the Year'
Submissions are now open for the 'Product of the Year ISSA Pulire 2021', a competition designed to draw attention to and reward the development of innovative solutions, ideas, and designs in the industry.
The second edition of the competition will be celebrated during ISSA Pulire 2021 in Verona from 7th to 9th September 2021.
CIRI expands membership eligibility
The Cleaning Industry Research Institute has expanded its membership eligibility for individuals to contract cleaners, in-house cleaning professionals, disaster restoration professionals, consultants and others with interests in common with the related industries and their affiliations.
Businesses and other organisations can also become members of CIRI under the newly expanded categories. This includes for-profit and nonprofit entities such as manufacturers, distributors, contract cleaning companies, disaster restoration contractors, trade associations, academic institutions and government agencies.
ICE Cleaning celebrates substantial growth
Industrial, commercial and domestic cleaning services organisation ICE Cleaning, has expanded its management team with a series of senior appointments to support its substantial 700% business growth between 2020 and 2021.
Three new positions, operations manager, sales manager and financial controller, have been created to support the leadership team in providing the 2,000-strong client base with the highest standards in service and support. They complete a critical tier of management, which will provide a robust structure to underpin the business's continued growth over the next two to three years.
PSG acquires Dositec Sistemas, enhancing Hydro Systems' portfolio
PSG, an operating company of Dover Corporation, has completed the acquisition of Dositec Sistemas S.L. (Dositec), the provider of dispensing systems for laundry, foodservice and commercial cleaning companies.
Hydro Systems, part of PSG, has been an exclusive supplier of Dositec chemical management systems in North America since 2015.
New low flow technology from Morclean
Morclean has launched the ThermaFlow hybrid hot water steam cleaner; a low-flow machine that uses only 7.5 litres of water per minute.
"When compared to a traditional equivalent jet wash, which would produce between 15 and 21 litres per minute, the ThermaFlow requires half the water or even less," says the company. "This means it requires half the disposal, which is ideal for sites where drainage is limited or the reclamation of water is essential.
Free ladder safety webinar from Ladder Association and HSE
The Ladder Association and Health & Safety Executive have joined forces to release two new guidance documents that are set to help thousands of people work more safely on ladders.
With falls from height such a common type of accident - and the leading cause of fatalities at work - the updated guidance will be welcomed by safety professionals, site managers, company directors and ladder users alike.
Sasse secures further 5-year contract extension with Edinburgh Airport
The last 18 months have been an incredibly challenging time for the aviation industry with passenger numbers falling through the floor.
During one of the most challenging events in economic history, Edinburgh Airport (EAL) has cemented a long-term trusting partnership with Sasse, which has been built on a solid foundation of trust, reliability and confidence between the airport and its cleaning service provider.
Caple supports management buy-out for waste management business
SME credit fintech Caple has supported the management buy-out of Serious, a sewage, grease and waste-water management company, with a £1m long-term unsecured loan.
The loan has enabled existing managing director Jeremy Proctor, who has been running the business for the last four years, to buy out the founding shareholders with the help of several partners. The founding shareholders were non-operational.
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Recent UK News
Jangro starts spreading the festive cheer
Jangro is getting into the festive spirit by launching its annual Christmas Supplies Catalogue.
With the Government's roadmap setting out an end to restrictions long before December, Christmas 2021 is set to be busier than ever, with many companies, organisations, and families and friends, intending to make up for last year with festive celebrations and parties throughout the season.
Why we need to embrace health technology in the fight against Covid-19
By Graham Mimms - co-founder of Safe Surface Sensor
Coronavirus has immeasurably reshaped the way we interact with the world. Whether that be with friends, colleagues, or day to day services, as a society we have become increasingly conscious of the need to maintain rigorous hygiene standards if we are to avoid viruses such as Covid-19 tearing through society.
Committed to cleaning up waste, Cromwell tracks trash trends
Cromwell Polythene, which supplies products for the capture and containment of materials for recycling, is passionate about reducing waste.
As part of this commitment, it recently held a litter picking activity and is also conducting research into dog waste specifically.
Brightwell Dispensers appoints a new managing director
Brightwell Dispensers, the global designer and manufacturer of high-quality and innovative soap, paper and chemical dilution dispensing systems, has appointed Nathan Palmer as Managing Director. Nathan succeeds Stephen Woolmer, who retired after 26 years in the business at the end of last month.
Late night demo exposes floor
In co-operation with Trafalgar Cleaning Equipment; their customer had painted the floor six months prior, but then not really seen it since, due to accumulated dirt, dust, and ash build up.
Tennant UK appoints robotic cleaning expert
Tennant UK has welcomed Andrew Jones into the role of AMR deployment and service expert to support customers in driving efficiencies and allow their employees to perform high-value tasks alongside their AMR Robotic Floor Scrubber.
Egholm set to grow in the UK market
Egholm A/S is a family owned; family run company with deep roots in the West of Denmark. Founded in 1989 by the Egholm brothers, the company has a vision to become the leading manufacturer of utility machines in Europe.
CHSA offers a warm welcome to Socius
The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association tells us it is delighted to welcome the Socius Network into the Association. The Network was welcomed on board after each of its 18 members successfully passed the initial audit conducted by the CHSA's Independent Inspector.
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