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Qualtex UK appoints new Finance Director to manage UK and global growth

Qualtex UK, a leading supplier of domestic appliances, spare parts and accessories for the home and garden, has appointed a new Finance Director to manage their UK and global growth.
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ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam 2016 - a resounding success

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The 2016 edition of ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam has concluded four busy days marked by high temperatures and many happy people. Visitors came from across the globe to see new technologies and find out what is new and upcoming in the industry.
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The Quirkies - introducing the Cleanzine quirky awards

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As the press we’re given dozens of USB sticks over an event and these are so much better than the heavy and cumbersome press packs we used to have to lug around in the old days (an innovation in itself). They do tend to get wedged down in the handbag or briefcase though and can be difficult to find when you’re in a hurry and deadlines are looming. Some of them are from companies we don’t know well and after a long day and conversations with dozens of people, it can be a bit hard to remember who is who?
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Uniwipe expands cleaning range with UK wide launch

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Uniwipe, a leading provider of powerful, effective wipes, has overhauled its branding and packaging following the launch of a new cleaning range to the UK market. The updated range capitalises on Uniwipe's proven success in the clinical market, which includes the wipes being used across the NHS.
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Known Cost Cleaning + outstanding results

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Introducing Just Add Water, the all-inclusive floorcare and maintenance plan from Karcher. Renowned for technical machine innovation, and more recently for its digital management innovations, Karcher's latest process innovation is new territory for the cleaning giant. Upfront capital expenditure on machine technology can be a challenge for businesses of all sizes. How much easier therefore to be able to present full contract costs over a three year period in advance.
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Another carpet care product gains EnviroSeal certification

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Fiber ProTector Water Based has joined the growing number of WoolSafe approved products gaining independent green accreditation, and became the first carpet protector to be able to display the EnviroSeal Mark.
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Praesidio: A new standard for touchless hand hygiene in public areas

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One of the products that caught our attention in Amsterdam last week was Ophardt Hygiene-Technik's new Praesidio, which is said to provide a new standard for touchless hand hygiene in public areas.
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Energy efficiency research and development project worth £900,000 launches in Scotland

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A research and development project worth £900,000 has been launched in Scotland to develop breakthrough technology in the energy efficiency market.
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The Splash Screen, a new hygiene invention for cleaner and more sanitary public washrooms

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World Patent Marketing, is launching the Splash Screen, a hygiene invention designed to prevent back splash when using urinals.

"The portable toilet rental industry makes $1 billion annually," says Scott Cooper, CEO and creative director of World Patent Marketing. "By 2021, positive trends are expected to continue and portable toilet rental operators are anticipated to experience stable revenue growth."

Jerry Shapiro, director of manufacturing and World Patent Marketing inventions, adds: "It is natural for men to use urinal toilets, particularly in public bathrooms.
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Tragedy of well cleaning exercise

If anything underlines our need to stop wasting water (and find ways to ensure that everyone has enough) and that cleaning needs to be carried out responsibly and carefully, it's the news that five young men lost their lives cleaning a well in the Dhanak Colony of Nidana Village in Haryana's Jind, in northern India.

The five - most of whom were in their teens and early twenties, died after inhaling poisonous gas inside the well.


Don't use the cups!

Visitors to one of Beijing's hotels have been warned not to drink from the tea cups in the bedrooms, following a horrifying discovery by one guest about the way they are cleaned...
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Busy, busy, busy...

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The show hadn't been open long yet it soon became busy. What you may not see from our image is that just out of the halls there were hundreds of people queing to have their badges scanned. You should have seen this hall an hour later!


Congratulations to ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam Innovation Award 2016 winners and finalists!

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ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam's Innovation Awards winners have been announced, and taking the crown - out of a total of 110 entries - is Augmented Reality: Suma Revoflow from Diversey Care.
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Award of CE Marking of Taski Intellibots brings hands-free cleaning to 33 European Countries

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Sealed Air's Diversey Care division has achieved CE Marking1 for its Taski Intellibot Swingobot 1650 machine, bringing hands-free cleaning to 33 European Countries.
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Connected Cleaning: Karcher focuses on digitalisation

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Understanding that more transparency ensures greater efficiency in building cleaning, Karcher is focusing increasingly on its digital range for building cleaning under the title of 'Connected Cleaning'. As a first step, two systems will be merged onto one platform, providing greater transparency of workflows and machine use.
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'Baby' GumBusters machine for easy bubble gum and chewing gum removal

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The compact version of the world's first battery powered dry steam based gum removal system, the GumBusters GB Compact is ideal for any premises where the forecourt or pavement is plagued by regular outbreaks of unsightly and sticky gum deposits.
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New Deb Stoko range: combatting occupational skin issues in commercial premises

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Deb has launched its new Stoko range - the broadest range of products designed specifically for occupational skin care across a variety of industries including the commercial sector.
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Clean and efficient in less than no time

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For the professional cleaner who wants to get on with the job, Wecoline has launched the new range 'WecolineClean 'n Easy' at ISSA/Interclean.
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Premiere Products proudly presents 'Kitchen Force'

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Premiere Products' heritage as a leading technical brand manufacturer of cleaning chemicals for professionals is further enhanced by the introduction of Premiere 'Kitchen Force'.
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I received a press release today from Resource Efficiency & Waste Management Solutions, highlighting a debate on the forthcoming EU referendum. The expert speaking on behalf of ‘Bremain’ discussed the improvements we have made in waste and recycling as a result of EU membership.

Although I’m not suggesting that the speaker thinks this way, his words reminded me of how disturbed I am to think that people, in general, believe that if Britain left the EU, we would revert to the old ways of doing things – simply forgetting the progress we’ve made (and which we may have made anyway, whether we were members of the EU or not). I like to think that we’ve all learned and we’ve all improved – globally – over the past few decades and that we will all continue to do so.

Of course, waste is an enormous problem and one that’s going to worsen as our planet’s population grows. We are making improvements but there’s a long way to go and with local councils all over the globe, having – in general – less money to spend, it’s going to get tougher.

During the week I took some recyclables to my local council tip – normally open until 20:00 in Summer, only to be told – at just before 16:00 – that it was about to close. I knew local authorities were consulting with residents on ways to reduce costs by cutting these facilities’ opening hours, but find it odd that my fellow residents have opted for a 16:00 finish, rather than complete closure on one weekday. People have queued for almost two hours during busy periods and one resident died following an altercation resulting from a queue jumping incident. Closing before most people even get home from work and thus preventing a quick early evening trip to the dump is going to exacerbate the situation and lead to increased fly tipping and the mixing of recyclables with general waste – all of which will increase costs as well as landfill requirements.

Landfill itself is a huge issue and a decades-long study in the Lazio region of Central Italy, on 242,409 residents within 5km of nine municipal waste landfills, has just concluded that exposure to landfills is associated with mortality from lung cancer and respiratory diseases and with hospitalisations for respiratory diseases, in both adults and children: www.ije.oxfordjournals.org

Our move towards a circular economy just can't come soon enough, can it?

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This Week's News

Expert warns of harmful microbeads in oceans

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Esclean 2016 is just over three weeks away

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Operation Magnify; Bulletin 4 - Immigration Act 2016: John Findlater of the Cleaning & Support Services Association, writes...

Dear CSSA Members and Industry Colleagues,

We have been advised of the following by Philippa Rouse, Head of Illegal Migration, Identity Security & Enforcement from the Home Office's Immigration & Border Policy Directorate (IBPD): The Immigration Bill 2015, which had been introduced in Parliament in September 2015, has now received Royal Assent and will be known as the Immigration Act 2016.
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RayVio launches ultraviolet LEDS to facilitate clean water and environments

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The technology facilitates the UV disinfection of water and environments by fostering a new generation of powerful and portable health and hygiene devices.
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GenEon's on-site disinfectant generating system awarded coveted EPA Registration Number

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GenEon Technologies' on-site generating system makes it possible for users to create cleaning, degreasing, sanitising, and disinfection solutions on-site.
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Arrow Solutions launches £1m international expansion plan

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Arrow Solutions - part of the £21m strong Reabrook, is expecting significant global interest in its new advanced cleaning and maintenance products for the aerospace, industrial and commercial hygiene fields.
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Focus on floors: cleaning the dance floor when the music is over

* dancefloor.jpgThe success of a dance club depends on an awful lot of things but without a decent dance floor, it's not going to stand much of a chance when it comes to attracting a regular clientele.

"The quality of the floor affects the number of patrons dancing on it, especially women, as they do not want to trip on the floor or have their nice shoes soiled by the floor," explains Sam Sameni, operating partner of a large Dallas dance club.
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Monthind Group takes staff numbers to over 1000 following Cambridge acquisition

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Monthind will take over responsibility for all Atkins Gregory staff, contracts and its headquarters in Cambridge, while the business will continue to trade as Atkins Gregory.
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Regent Samsic boosts London market share with acquisition of JPC Cleaning

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Established in 1987 by managing director John Conry, £7m turnover JPC employs 330 personnel providing award-winning cleaning solutions for many of London's most prestigious buildings and office parks.
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Taxi drivers need toilets too

* TaxiTree.jpgThe latest issue of Truckers Toilets' UK discusses an article in the Fourways Review, which reveals that the City of Johannesburg is partner to a scheme that includes property stakeholders and communities, aimed at providing 2,000 public toilets for mobile workers.

These facilities are headlined to include - and benefit - taxi ranks. TTUK notes that Taxi drivers are another mobile sector whose members, due to the nature of their work, find it very difficult to access toilets - thanks to both public toilet closures and a lack of parking.
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Delphis Eco awarded second Royal Warrant

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The granting of this Royal Warrant reflects Buckingham Palace's commitment to sustainable initiatives, including the use of ecological cleaning products.
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Busman's holiday for Bournemouth window cleaner

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The anonymous owner of the Puerto Portals hillside property, which overlooks the port on the popular Spanish island, has been using Harvard for a number of years.
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All points of the compass and now underground too

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Matthew Walker, originally from Intake, works for Executive Compass preparing bids and pre-qualification questionnaires for clients ranging from owner-managed businesses to multi-national companies, in such areas as cleaning and facilities manangement - amongst others.
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Kennedy Hygiene extension will increase efficiency and help protect Uckfield jobs

* Kennedy-Hygiene-site.jpgA report in the Uckfield News describes how Kennedy Hygiene Products is seeking to build a new warehouse at its site on the Bellbrook Business Park, Uckfield, East Sussex, which will improve efficiency and help to protect local jobs.

The manufacturer has lodged the application for its premises at Brookside with Wealden District Council and its statement says that the 600sq.m warehouse is planned for vacant land adjacent to the company's premises.
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Recent UK News

CSSA agree new board structure at spring meeting

Price Bailey's Offices in Old Broad Street was the venue for the CSSA's first board meeting since relaunching in February.

Members were invited to reconstitute the board of directors and executive management bodies, which has resulted in the CSSA now having one of the most experienced boards in the cleaning industry. Former BCC chairman and CEO of Principle Cleaning, Doug Cooke, returns as chairman, Bob Vincent, chairman of LCC Support Services, will be vice-chairman, and Mike Rutherford, Alba Victoria Cleaning & Support Services, is treasurer.
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BIFM asks you to make your views known

The British Institute of Facilities Management wants to know if (and how) your organisation engages with the sustainability agenda. Are you aware of which teams take the lead; how the facilities management division contributes; and what metrics are used to report on the impact of sustainable business strategies?

If you haven't done so already, then please take part in the BIFM Sustainability in FM Survey 2016 by this Friday 20th May. The survey is open to all FM professionals, takes under 10 minutes to complete and is 100% confidential.
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UK private landowners face increasing costs and fines as fly-tipping reaches one million cases a year

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Record levels of illegal fly-tipping reported last week are likely to lead to an increased burden of costs to private landowners in removing the waste, claims VPS, a leading property management specialist.

A government report just issued estimates that the private sector already pays up to three times more than local authorities to dispose of illegally dumped rubbish. The cost of fly-tipping on private land is estimated to cost up to £150 million a year, in comparison to the cost of clearance of fly-tipping to local authorities in England at nearly £50 million.
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NewsFlash!!

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"What better way to launch our new GumBusters GB1 into North America than a feature on national television with a slot on CBS News!" says OspreyDeepclean.
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"And check out our latest blockbuster starring the GB1 on Youtube!"
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Historic tiled floors restored to 'good as new' condition

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Victorian tiled floors can be really beautiful but sadly they're often not maintained as they should be... They eventually become so dilapidated that the building owners feel they have no choice but to rip them up and replace them with something easier to maintain.

There is another option though. The team at Heritage Tiling aims to restore as many historic tiled floors and walls as it can, thus enabling the tiles to be viewed and enjoyed once more.
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You can't trust 'approximate'... Trust the CHSA Accreditation Scheme Marque

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Labels that state an approximate length, width, count or weight cannot be trusted according to the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers' Association. The only way buyers of cleaning and hygiene products can guarantee they get what they pay for is to buy product stamped with the Marque of the CHSA's Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Schemes.

As well as auditing members the CHSA's Accreditation Schemes for Soft Tissue, Plastic Refuse Sacks and Industrial Cotton Mops, the CHSA's Independent Inspector, Martin Yates, also regularly spot checks non-member products. He is raising this issue after noticing a growing number of products labeled with only 'approximate' dimension, count and weight.
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New contract awards for Principle Cleaning

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New contract awards keep coming as London City based Principle Cleaning has recently won a cleaning contract with Vinson & Elkins. Based at the award winning 20 Fenchurch Street, The Vinson & Elkins' London office opened in 1971, making it one of the oldest London offices of any US law firm.

A contract with Barings Asset Management at 155 Bishopsgate London also started recently and is for an initial two-year contract. This prestigious well known investment bank with high profile client meeting and dining areas has tasked Principle Cleaning staff to provide daily cleaning including specialist periodic carpet cleaning and kitchen deep cleaning, as well as window cleaning in addition to housekeeping and porterage services.
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Hako strengthens its offer in key sectors with new strategic team

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A leading name in cleaning equipment is strengthening its support for the national and international facilities management companies, contract cleaning and third party logistics (3PL) sectors with the creation of a new strategic accounts team. The move will enable Hako to deliver more specialised support to customers in important markets for the company as it continues its UK growth.
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Concentrating on getting the most from your cleaning products

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Chemical dosing systems, whether manual dispensing pumps or electronic dosing units, have been around for years and are now a well-established part of any professional cleaning process.

The use of controlled dosing technology to enable the end user to accurately dilute a chemical concentrate at the point of use, providing a ready-to-use cleaning or disinfecting solution, has the potential to dramatically transform the environmental, quality and safety standard of many of today's cleaning products - but most importantly in-use cleaning costs.
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Darwinsure streamlines insurance for cleaning companies... Online platform extends specialist cover to small business sector

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Cleaning companies and other small businesses now have ready access to a streamlined insurance service tailored for the needs of their sector.
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BPI Recycled Products' sites achieve 'Zero Waste to Landfill'

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BPI Recycled Products has achieved Zero Waste to Landfill certification from Valpak at three of its manufacturing sites across the UK. The Valpak certification recognises years of hard work by the business, which is the UK's largest producer of refuse sacks and the largest polythene recycler in Europe.

BPI Recycled Products' manufacturing sites gained ISO 14001:2004 accreditation for environmental management and each site put controls in place to reduce the amount of waste they were generating.
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Holchem celebrates record breaking production in 2015

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Holchem, the Pilsworth-based cleaning chemicals provider, recently celebrated record-breaking production with 950 tonnes of product being manufactured during a single week in December.

The ongoing success of the company is set to continue throughout 2016 and, in response, it will be increasing its site with additional parking to cope with increased demand from both new and existing customers.
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Customer experience is key

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Futures Supplies, award winning supplier of washroom and cleaning products, has always appreciated the importance of providing an exceptional customer experience. Supplying quality products, backed up with the delivery of customer service excellence, has always been part of the company's ethos and continues to be key to the company's success.

The trend to research a company, as well as its products and services online, prior to purchasing, is now a well-established practice. Recognising this, and the need to continually innovate within its business operations, Futures Supplies has now linked up with independent feedback provider Feefo as an efficient means of gathering genuine customer feedback to continually improve its customers' experiences.
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Events & Exhibitions

Esclean
15-17th June 2016
Madrid
Spain

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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
UK

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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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