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Green World Innovations expands with new recruit

Green World Innovations, exclusive distributor of the Tersano lotus Pro system that dispenses Stabilised Aqueous Ozone, has expanded its workforce with the appointment of new recruit Matt Dean.
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Are sanitary bin liner consumables keeping users protected?

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Award-winning biosciences company Genesis Biosciences is asking for more in-depth scientific data to support claims made for 'antimicrobial' consumables used within sanitary bin services.

With on-site liner exchange services, sanitary waste bin liners are often complemented with an antimicrobial consumable which acts as a disinfectant to protect users until the bin liner is replaced again. Other manufacturers combine these two elements with a liner with claimed antimicrobial properties offering a potential cost saving.
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RCM's new Kilo scrubber drier offers increased productivity

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RCM says its new Kilo compact, ride-on scrubber drier can increase productivity, since it offers precision manoeuvring in narrow spaces, a good running time and perfect drying, while a comfortable 'true' seat and user friendly controls can keep the operator content for long periods. There is a double brush version that offers even better performance.
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New Eisl eco mixer tap range cuts energy usage and costs

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Ideal for 'away from home' washroom providers that need to cut costs and offer a more sustainable solution to washroom users whilst creating an upmarket look, Eisl UK has launched its new Eco range of mixer taps.
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Warburg Pincus to invest in Hygiena

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Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing, has today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement whereby one of its affiliates will invest in Hygiena, a leader in rapid-results environmental testing. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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CCW Concentrates joins CMI as Associate Member

Chicago, US-based Consolidated Chemical Works Concentrates has become an Associate Member of the Cleaning Management Institute, one of the premiere training and certification organisations within the cleaning industry.
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UN agency urges heightened vigilance after H5N1 outbreaks in West and Central Africa

The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation has alerted Western and Central African governments to be vigilant, and to continue their raised surveillance and prevention efforts after H5N1 avian influenza outbreaks were recently confirmed in chicken farms in Cameroon.
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American Cleaning Institute: EPA mandates threaten US jobs and soap raw material supply

The American Cleaning Institute has urged the US Environmental Protection Agency to exempt or minimise the use of animal fats under its Renewal Fuel Standard programme, as it threatens a key raw material used in the cleaning products industry.
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Odour control inside and out from Greyland

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With weekly local authority bin collections being deferred by alternating with recycling collection, many business premises are faced with stepping up odour control both inside and out.
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Would you like a Cassava in that too?

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In Cleanzine's infancy (we're not sure when, but it was well over a decade ago) we ran a news item about Sainsbury's trialing semolina-based shopping bags.
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Sustainability-savvy hotels reduce water and energy resources with simple solution

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On-premise laundry operations account for 16% of a hotel's water usage, second only to guest rooms, and require significant energy resources, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency.
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Holchem goes global with training sessions in Ghana

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Holchem, the Pilsworth, UK-based hygiene technology solutions provider, has spread its wings and knowledge base to reach international shores by carrying out a series of training sessions with Blue Skies Foods in Ghana.
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Survey of SMEs across Europe and the USA reveals differing outlooks

Well over a third (38%) of UK small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) believe that if they don't adapt their business models they will go out of business in five years. However, only a mere 2% have done something about it.
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Cancelled cleaning contracts and endings at three in the morning

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By Ed Selko. This US-based cleaning & janitorial industry veteran leads a team of similar colleagues, providing a service designed to improve the way clients do business, helping them to greater success...
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RayVio deep UV LEDs show strong disinfection performance in tests

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RayVio Corp., an advanced health and hygiene company, has today announced study results from efficacy testing of its deep ultraviolet (UV) LED solution for disinfection.
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Ready for CleanExpo Moscow / Pulire?

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CleanExpo Moscow / Pulire, the 18th International exhibition of equipment and materials for use in the professional cleaning, sanitary, hygiene, dry-cleaning and laundry sectors, is taking place from 9th - 11th November 2016 at the Crocus Expo, Moscow, Russia.
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New water fed telescopic poles: nLite One

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Presented for the first time at ISSA/Interclean four years ago, the nLite water fed pole system has set a new benchmark in pure water cleaning technology.
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New tiny Byte crosses two sectors and is perfect for women

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RCM says its new Byte 1, super-compact walk behind scrubber drier crosses two sectors in as much as it can be used by both cleaning professionals and end users.

As it is so small and light in weight, it is easy to transport and to manoeuvre, making it ideal for female personnel.
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IICRC releases French translation of water damage restoration standard

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC) announces the publication of a newly released French translation of the ANSI-approved ANSI/IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration (4th edition, 2015).

This is a French translation of the English version of an American National Standard. The only version approved by ANSI is the English language version.
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FILA range tackles all surface cleaning needs - on-site and ongoing

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Fila's surface care range includes cleaning solutions, designed to care for all types of tile and natural surfaces. Suitable for post-installation cleans and ongoing maintenance, the range spans high performance pH-neutral detergents, to epoxy grout and grease removers.
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A recent headline - 'Rhyl restaurant to reopen after closing following hygiene inspection' - got me thinking...

If you discover that a restaurant or takeaway you use has been closed by the local authority because of hygiene concerns, would you ever use it again

OK, if it’s been reopened it has clearly now ‘passed muster’, having been thoroughly reinspected by officials, but is that enough to convince you that everything’s going to be ok in the future?

Yes, it may now be the cleanest and most hygienic restaurant in town, but how long will that last? After all, if a premises has been allowed to get into such as state that its food is deemed to be potentially unsafe to eat, doesn’t that say something about the management and/or people who work there? Either they’re ‘houseproud’ or they’re not! Do people change and would any change be permanent? Or would errant restaurateurs who are once again back in business, think that the inspectors won’t return for a while so it’s ok to let things lapse?

I visited a large restaurant recently whose pub chain management had been hauled before the magistrates a decade ago for serious hygiene offences. I had written about it at the time in Cleanzine, but it was so long ago that I felt all would now be well.

Despite being very busy, the restaurant appeared to be clean enough (although I didn’t look at the kitchens) but it was when I stood at the bar to order drinks, that I realised my feet were sticking to the floor. From my time years ago working part-time in pubs and as a waitress, I knew that this was because of spilt alcohol – but of course it may have been fairly fresh and thus not of too much concern.

Before ordering food though, I went to the one place that I knew would help me decide whether we were going to eat in the establishment or finish our drinks and go – the washroom.

It looked a little grubby so I looked in a cubicle. The door appeared filthy so I licked my finger and with it was able to create a visible trail through the grime.

Do hygiene offenders change? Well this establishment may have improved its kitchens and restaurant area but if it can’t look after its washrooms I’m not going to try its food! 

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Jan Hobbs



This Week's News

IICRC calls for s400 consensus body volunteers

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC) is seeking volunteers to serve on a consensus body for the development of the new BSR-IICRC S400 Standard for Cleaning, Maintenance & Restoration of the Commercial Built Environment. Applications are now being accepted.

The BSR-IICRC S400 will focus on the commercial built environment and define tasks, frequencies, production expectations, goals, results, principles, methods and processes to clean, maintain and restore the built environment (i.e. materials, building assemblies, structures, furniture, fixtures, and equipment located inside a building envelope).
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CSSA makes further progress at Summer board meeting

The recently reformed Cleaning & Support Services Association made further progress at its Summer board meeting, held recently at the offices of Principle Cleaning Services - whose Doug Cook is CSSA chairman and one of the main drivers behind the re-establishment of this important industry association.

It was only the board's second meeting since relaunching in February and members heard about a number of important and encouraging developments. Doug confirmed that the CSSA was now the official UK board member of the World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC).
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Captive audience situation leads to development of micro cleaning/disinfecting system

* Cost-of-norovirus.jpgHaving contracted MRSA in a hospital in Dublin in 2004, following major surgery, the owner of Creative Biocidal Solutions recognised - over his four and a half month stay - the need for micro cleaning of his hospital room on a daily basis, as well as the need to limit access to essential medical personnel only.

When he was eventually discharged, having witnessed the level of cleaning required to keep him safe and aid his recovery, he pledged to ensure the eradication of MRSA in hospitals. As his background was in the medical manufacturing and the chemical industry, over the years he had made many contacts around the world who were specialists in their particular fields.
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New hospital facility service technology aims to improve patient experience

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Microbial Control Executive Council announces launch of Information Centre

* Microbial-Control.jpgThe Microbial Control Executive Council, a sector group of the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), announced this week the launch of its Information Centre.

Open and free to the public, the online resource is dedicated to exploring the world of microbial control and to offering an online knowledge-sharing platform for the latest advancements in sustainable, advanced technologies.
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New report on Environmental Services sector discusses key trends

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Environmental Cleaners opens doors

City of London livery companies may have their roots in the past, but they have a big part to play in modern London life, offering outstanding opportunities to network with industry colleagues and take part in social and community activities. The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners is no exception and it recently held an event for prospective new members at the Bucks Club, London.
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Ten things to know when selecting chemical resistant gloves

* Ten.jpgOften cleaning workers and their employers think work gloves are about the same. Nothing could be further from the truth. Cleaning professionals work with chemicals, so knowing how to select the right chemical-resistant glove for the task at hand is crucially important.

Because of this, Impact Products, which manufactures work gloves and other safety products for the professional cleaning industry, offers the following 'Ten Things to Know When Selecting Chemical Resistant Gloves':
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Action plan to boost England's food waste recycling unveiled

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The Food Waste Recycling Action Plan developed by industry - including local authorities, waste treatment operators, private sector waste collectors and industry bodies - will increase the amount of food waste collected and recycled by promoting greater collaboration across the food waste recycling supply chain.
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Greyland charity sponsorship in the Pink!

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Hospice sentenced after Legionella death

A hospice based in Sydenham, Kent, has been sentenced after a patient died of Legionnaires' disease and a worker suffered life changing effects as a result of contracting the disease.

Southwark Crown Court heard how a man was admitted to St Christopher's Hospice (SCH) in July 2012. He was taken to a nearby Hospital three days later, where he died after just over a month. He was subsequently found to have died of Legionnaires' disease which he contracted during his time at the Hospice.
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Field Sales Executive/Estimator



Swift Office Cleaning Services Limited is an ISO9001 & 14001 accredited company that has an excellent opportunity for a Field Sales Executive to join their team. You will be visiting potential clients' premises covering London, Herts & Essex to discuss their requirements for daily office cleaning and various associated services. 

A proven sales record in the cleaning industry is essential and you will be able to understand the clients' needs thoroughly, allowing enough time for our cleaning staff to complete our proposal that caters for the clients requirements at the budget they are prepared to spend. Telesales is also a vital part in this role, so experience in all aspects of lead generation is essential.

The successful candidate will be: An excellent communicator with the ability to build rapport with customers. Professional in appearance and conduct. Experienced in field sales in the daily office cleaning or associated cleaning industries and preparing accurate proposals and making your own appointments. Flexible with regards to travel and working when required for new client and contract start meetings. Clean driving licence and ideally living within 25 mile radius of Harlow.
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We have an opportunity for a

Field Sales Manager
Central England

We are looking for the right person to join our sales team. This is a very rare opportunity to join our small, friendly team and sell our unique, premium quality floor cleaning equipment in the central area of England.

Duplex Cleaning Machines has been a leading industry expert in the supply of commercial and industrial cleaning machines since 1986.

Recognised and trusted throughout the UK and globally, the Duplex range cleans all types of flooring and features the unique ability to clean and sanitise with the power of steam. The Duplex machine is the result of many years of the finest design, engineering and craftsmanship with each machine being hand-built in Italy.

Duplex has been an ISO 9001 accredited company for over twenty years demonstrating our compliance with all quality standards related to the supply of products and services.

The successful candidate will be well-organised, professional and familiar with dealing with people at all levels. Experience of the cleaning industry is preferred although full training and product information will be given. 
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Jan Hobbs
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Recent UK News

Fire damages Green Machines factory in Falkirk, Scotland

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During the night of 17th July there was a fire in the Green Machines factory in Falkirk, Scotland. The fire brigade had everything under control quickly and therefore, blessedly, there were no injuries and there has just been some damage at the assembly building.
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Soapbox: don't use Brexit as an excuse to raise prices - and remember - prompt payment is the lifeblood of a small business

By Mark Errington, sales & marketing director, City Distribution

City Distribution, based in Blackpool, has been servicing the North of England for 29 years. We take orders up to 4:45pm delivering the following day and even man our sales office on probably our customers' busiest day, Saturday, to deal with product enquiries and process orders for Monday delivery - arguably making a rod for our own back but today's retailer need every tool in the box to secure that all important sale and contractors need continuity of supply.
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Three record-breakers in a row for Greyland!

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Cleaning chemicals manufacturer Greyland has announced that it has achieved three record-breaking sales milestones in a row: a record month, a record Quarter, and a record year!
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CSSA's Innovation & Technology Executive Bulletin examines battery technology

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The Cleaning & Support Services Association has issued an Innovation & Technology Executive Bulletin, which looks at battery technology in detail, examining the different types and their advantages and disadvantages and in particular with regard to their use in cleaning equipment. It was compiled using information supplied BSA (Battery Safety Hub) and ICE - (Industrial Cleaning Equipment).
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Mitie achieves Carbon Trust Standard

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Mitie, the facilities management company, has been awarded certification to the Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon, for its work on successfully measuring, managing and reducing its carbon footprint.
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Orangebox chooses Incentive QAS for new smart working contract

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Incentive QAS, the specialist cleaning arm of Incentive FM Group, has been awarded a contract to provide cleaning services for Orangebox, an innovative design company that delivers flexible workplace solutions for forward thinking organisations. It follows a competitive tender.
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British Library books Bonasystems for cleaning contract

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Bonasystems, well-known for its cleaning and anti-slip products, services and consulting, has carried out an important cleaning contract at the British Library in St Pancras, London with its contract cleaning partner, Emprise.
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Are stagnant labour productivity levels down to the working environment?

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The latest Office for National Statistics Labour Productivity report has revealed that labour productivity, as measured by output per hour, grew by a mere 0.5%. However, the figures are 17% below an extrapolation based on its pre-downturn trend. Therefore, labour productivity per employee has failed to markedly rise since the global downturn.
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Waste as a resource: report, recycle, re-use

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The UK generates approximately 200 million tonnes of total waste in a year. About half of this is generated by construction, with commercial & industrial activities generating almost a quarter (24%), and households responsible for a further 14%. About a quarter of that total is sent to landfill.
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Merger set to clean up

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The joining of two highly successful northern businesses has established a new powerhouse in the cleaning, security and facility maintenance sector.
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Incentive FM Group strengthens window cleaning portfolio with acquisition

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Independent facilities services organisation Incentive FM Group has acquired ARL Support Services, a specialist company providing window-cleaning services to many of the UK's most recognisable retailers located on the high street or within retail parks.
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To spec or not to spec that van

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BCA offers business van users top tips on getting the best price when it comes to resale

BCA, Europe's largest used vehicle marketplace, is offering the thousands of small enterprises that use vans, some useful advice on what to consider when buying their next vehicle.
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Progress Cleaning makes half century

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Back in 1966 a new business, Progress Cleaning Services, was formed by Dave Robson. Later, his two sons, Kevin and Ian, joined what is today one of the UK's largest national window cleaning contractors.
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Step away from the microbead

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Greenpeace is currently running a campaign to get the UK to join America and Canada in their ban of plastic microbeads. Too small to be filtered by waste water plants, these harmful beads have a serious, detrimental impact on the flora and fauna of our oceans.
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Harrison Wipes celebrates 125 years

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Family owned company Harrison Wipes officially celebrated its 125th anniversary on 15th June at a party that included current and former employees, suppliers and local dignitaries including the Mayor of Havering, Cllr Philippa Crowder.
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Contractors with enforced deadline switch to Templa

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Six months ago, Target Software's user base learned that the company was withdrawing support for its specialist cleaning contractor Control-2 software on 31st March 2016.
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"Information I needed in a digestible format": Verdict of a distributor attending 'REACH for the cleaning supply chain', a conference organised by CHSA and BACS

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Distributors in the cleaning and hygiene sector gathered in the West Midlands last month, to get answers to their questions on the implications of the REACH regulation.
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'The world's fastest window cleaner' put to the test by SWC

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SWC, the specialist window cleaning business within Incentive FM Group, invited delegates at the recent Facilities Show to put their window cleaning skills to the test in order to 'Beat The Shiner.' The competition was a speed challenge against Terry 'Turbo' Burrows, the Guinness World Record Holder who claims to be 'The World's Fastest Window Cleaner'.
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Events & Exhibitions

ISSA/Interclean Istanbul
7-9th September 2016
Turkey
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7th OEESC
19-21st September 2016
Occupational and Environmental Exposure of Skin to Chemicals Conference
Manchester
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Pulire Asia Pacific
21-23rd September 2016
Bangkok
Thailand

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CleanExpo / Pulire
9-11th November 2016
Moscow, Russia

18th edition

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Clean Middle East Pulire
13-15th November 2016
Dubai
UAE

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Loo of the Year Awards
2nd December 2016
St Johns Hotel
Solihull, UK

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Clean India Technology Week
18-20th January 2017
Hyderabad
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