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Harrison Wipes appoints Ben Naidu as sales director

Harrison Wipes, a family owned company with over 125 years' of wiping experience, has announced the appointment of Ben Naidu as sales director with immediate effect.
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Henkel reported to be in talks to buy Sealed Air's Diversey professional cleaning business

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A story in yesterday's New York Post reports that Henkel - which in the 90s, as Henkel Ecolab, was one of the leading names in the European professional cleaning market, is in talks to buy Sealed Air's professional cleaning business, Diversey.

The talks are said to have been revealed by two sources, but have yet to be confirmed by either company, according to the publication.
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Creating a facilities management programme: 'Do's' and 'Don'ts'

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Developing a comprehensive approach to facilities maintenance is not always an easy task to accomplish. While there are many best practices for creating an FM programme, the path to finding and implementing a plan that meets the specific needs of your facility or facilities can be challenging.
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Fight Norovirus and keep schools open

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With the recent outbreaks of Norovirus causing school closures in the US, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has published guidelines including the recommendation of cleaning and disinfecting contaminated surfaces with a disinfectant registered as effective against Norovirus by the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Clorox Professional introduces new portfolio of odour control products

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Four out of five cleaning industry professionals say that removing odour from the air is their biggest cleaning challenge (79%), according to a recent survey from US-based Clorox Professional Products. However, the survey also finds that the odour elimination products currently on the market are not fully addressing professional cleaning needs.
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Teens wow officials with train coach cleaning system

Eight students in Mumbai have developed a novel vacuum cleaning system for train coaches, in a project said to have impressed cleaning officials even attracted the attention of railway minister Suresh Prabhu. The students - five of whom are US citizens and all aged 12-14 - visited Vadodara and Mumbai stations to study the rubbish disposal in train coaches before devising the cleaning system.
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Top Danish law firm picks ISS Denmark as its facility services partner

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One of Denmark's leading business law firms has selected ISS to run its facility services at the firm's new, high-profile corporate headquarters in the heart of Copenhagen.
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New system uses predictive technology to alert staff that dispensers should be refilled

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Gojo has launched Smartlink Service Alerts, an Internet of Things solution that through the use of predictive analytics, helps to ensure hand soap and hand sanitiser are always available for critical hand hygiene events in a healthcare facility.
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Last chance to register for ACI's 2nd 'Future of Surfactants Summit Europe'

Registration is closing tomorrow for ACI's 2nd Future of Surfactants Summit Europe, which is taking place 8th & 9th February 2017 in Antwerp, Belgium, with an exclusive pre-conference site visit to the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant. The organizer tells us that there are only a few spaces remaining.

The event will give you the chance to meet senior representatives from key companies in the industry, currently confirmed from the following:
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CMS Purus Innovation Awards to debut at this year's Show

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At the international cleaning trade fair CMS 2017 Berlin, the CMS Purus Awards, which have been presented since 2005, will become the Innovation Awards, signalling a new direction. The CMS Purus Innovation Awards (PIA), will honour 'intelligent products and solutions', recognising products, tools and systems that feature excellent usability and an outstanding overall design.
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Singaporean hotel's waste management system up for 'Most Green Collaboration' Award

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A food waste digestion system that has successfully reduced food waste at a smart Singaporean hotel, may have won those involved an Award. The project has been selected as one of three finalists in the 'Most Green Collaboration' category, by the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce, for its 2017 SICC Awards celebrating collaborative innovation.
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Waste: more ambitious targets towards a circular economy

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The European Parliament's environment committee voted on Tuesday to amend a European Commission proposal on waste management, (the 'waste package') which is a priority for the EU for this year. In previous resolutions the EP had called for more ambitious targets. This vote was the first step towards entering negotiations with the Commission and European Council.
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Cost saving opportunities for the global janitorial cleaning services market 2017-2021

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Technavio's new procurement market intelligence report on the global janitorial cleaning services market from 2017-2021, reveals that the global janitorial cleaning services market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.3% from 2017 - 2021. This growth is being driven by the demand from private and public sector companies, as outsourcing helps them reduce management complexities while procuring high-quality services.
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Smart, safe and effective: Can 'probiotic' based cleaners change the FM industry?

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We've all heard of the phrase 'good bacteria' and with a growing number of probiotic cleaners entering the facilities management industry, can these products offer a beneficial and cost-effective alternative to current chemical cleaners?
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Keeping food clean and safe to eat

According to public health officials, there are three primary ways that food in restaurants and food processing facilities can become contaminated and unsafe to consume. These are:

1. Biological: unhealthy microorganisms in the food
2. Physical: hair, dirt, airborne pollutants that get in the food
3. Chemical: intrusion of cleaning chemicals into the food
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Tru-D SmartUVC added to hospital's arsenal of infection prevention protocols

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Mission Hospital, a Californian-based member of the US St. Joseph Hoag Health network, has added a new layer of proactive protection against the spread of infections in its facility. In addition to stringent manual cleaning processes by the facility's environmental care services (EVS) team, it has adopted Tru-D SmartUVC, a UV disinfection robot, to provide terminal room disinfection once the EVS staff performs manual cleaning protocols.
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Depureco's DF: the new concept of vacuum

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Innovation, reliability and flexibility: Depueco tells us that its latest vacuuming innovation - the DF Series, has been designed to reflect the needs of a fast changing market, with the main target being to provide a wide range of quality products - along with solutions, for all the main specific requirements of any sort of specific working applications.
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Three new contracts for waste collection specialist Derichebourg Canada Environment

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Derichebourg Canada Environment continues expanding its presence in Montreal as it was recently awarded two new recycling collection contracts with the L'Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève and Le Sud-Ouest boroughs. This is the family company's second contract in Le Sud-Ouest, as it has been collecting food waste there since May 2016. Both contracts will take effect on 1st April, 2017.
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Selden Research acquires Premiere Products


The Directors of Selden Research are delighted to announce the acquisition of the brand, assets and goodwill of Premiere Products from James Briggs (Hygiene), saying:
 

“We recognise this as a tremendous opportunity to develop what is one of the longest established and most respected brands in our sector. The Premiere Products portfolio is a perfect fit into the Selden offering; distribution channels are similar; manufacturing requirements are similar, methods and ethos are similar also.
 

“Production will move this week to our modern super-efficient Selden factory in Buxton. Investment into the production facilities continues this year. We have already added additional manufacturing capacity, added a new anti-bacterial focused lab with brand new analytical equipment, and plan to start extending the main warehouse and new administration centre this Summer.
 

“Selden Research is exhibiting at the Cleaning Show at ExCel, London, March 14th – 16th. Premiere Products will feature on our stand together with Jeyes Professional – and the new Selden brand image will be unveiled.”
 

http://www.selden.co.uk / www.premiereproducts.co.uk


 

Yesterday's Office for National Statistics announcement that UK employment reached 74.6% in the last quarter of 2016 - the highest rate since such records began in 1971, while unemployment remained at its record low since 2005 on 4.8%, compared with 5.1% for the same period the previous year - has caused quite a stir.

Of particular interest to this industry was the announcement that the number of EU nationals employed in the UK had risen by 190,000 in the final quarter compared with the same period the previous year, but, comparing the final quarter of 2016 with the preceding quarter, there were 19,000 fewer EU nationals employed - the first three-month fall in since Q3 2014.

While David Freeman, ONS senior statistician, warns that the fall in the number of workers born in other EU countries should be treated with caution as the figures have not been seasonally adjusted, the latest Labour Market Outlook from the CIPD and Adecco says that labour and skills shortages are starting to bite in UK sectors that employ a high number of EU nationals - such as cleaning. It suggests that, despite a near record number of vacancies (748,000 according to ONS data), UK employers are struggling to fill roles with the right candidates and that low-skilled sectors which typically employ a large number of non-UK nationals from the EU are facing particular recruitment challenges.

The CIPD says employers need to review their approach to workforce development and training and improve the attractiveness of their jobs through better line management and job design, developing closer links with local educational institutions and improving pay and employment conditions where possible. Interestingly, the Outlook also asked employers that employ EU nationals how they would respond to potential migration restrictions. A quarter (26%) said they would 'pay the difference' and absorb the extra cost of recruiting EU nationals, whilst others said they would seek to retain older workers (19%), invest more in training and up-skilling (17%) and recruit more apprentices (17%).

Having spoken to many cleaning contractors who rely on non-UK EU nationals to keep their contracts flowing smoothly, and knowing how many of these employers are committed to paying the Living Wage, I wonder whether these latest figures and findings are really going to impact on this industry or whether it's going to be very much, 'business as usual'.

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This Week's News

MEPs to vote this week on regulation of robots

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In a bid to find out more about the thinking behind the debate, EU researchers talked to the report's author, Mady Delvaux, a Luxembourg member of the S&D group, on why she feels their use should be regulated.
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We have Mail: Toxic pollution

Dear Jan,

A team of scientists has discovered that even the deepest parts of the world's oceans are not safe from toxic pollution. Marine ecologists from Newcastle University have observed very high levels of banned toxic industrial chemicals called persistent organic compounds (POPs) at the bottom of the 10km deep Mariana trench.

The ban on these chemicals, originally introduced in the 1970s, simply does not go far enough. Many industrial plants still clean their machinery and equipment using harmful hydrocarbon-based solvent chemicals that were developed decades ago. Most maintenance engineers are unaware that safer water-based alternatives are now available.
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Sodexo reveals trends shaping the global workplace in 2017

* Sodexo-global-trends.jpgSodexo, a world leader in delivering sustainable, integrated facilities management and foodservice operations, has released its 2017 Global Workplace Trends report, detailing the most critical factors affecting the world's workers and employers. The report is an insightful tool for employers navigating the changing workplace to push toward success.

The trends portray a workplace that blends work life with outside life, catering to employee needs through improvements in wellness, space design and learning programmes.
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Growing healthcare sector to boost global industrial cleaning market through to 2021

* Growing-healthcare.jpgThe global industrial cleaning market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of close to 5% during the forecast period to 2021, according to Technavio's latest market research.

In this market research report, Technavio covers the market outlook and growth prospects of the global industrial cleaning market for 2017-2021. The market is further categorised into five segments based on the chemicals used, including surfactants, enzymes, builders, fragrances and processing aids.
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Making the choice between an apprenticeship and university - is the UK realising the benefits of on-the-job learning?

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This article, by property maintenance provides Novus Property Solutions, outlines some of the reasons that apprenticeship schemes are becoming a firm favourite among young people.
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Older workers are not only wiser - they're more productive

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Demand for drone technology lifts off at Mitie, with clients recognising efficiencies and cost savings

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Working with surveying company MLCS3, Mitie has introduced the drone flights to help spot problems with buildings faster - in place of unsightly and expensive scaffolding - which should lead to improved services for H&F tenants and leaseholders, and expected cost savings in the long term.
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Sikafloor provides durable, high-gloss surface fit for a Ferrari

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Vectair Systems' in-house sales support team can service EMEA customers in nine languages

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As the company has grown and expanded into new territories, Vectair has seen a growing need for these language skills, and has therefore invested in expanding its team of multi-lingual sales support staff to further service its customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
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GV Health wins contract with Compass Medirest and Bunzl to supply over 30 UK hospitals

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GV Health said it has become the first manufacturer and supplier to be awarded 'Nominated Supplier' status by Compass-Medirest.
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Slips and Trips / Falls Prevention course being held in London 9th March 2017

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Slips, trips and falls are the leading cause of major injuries in the workplace. These injuries can be devastating for the individual involved and they generate a huge financial burden on industry. Almost all slips and trips can be prevented, often with simple inexpensive interventions.
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ISS to provide FM at new Ocado HQ

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Quality Care Cleaning has an exciting opportunity for a Strategic Operations Manager to join our team in Cambridge. We offer a OTE salary range of £40,000 - £50,000 per annum plus benefits We are a professional, commercial cleaning company with over 30 years' experience, looking to employ a Strategic Operations Manager on a full time, permanent basis to manage our service delivery. We require an experienced, professional, quality driven individual that shares our commitment to customer care, team work & high standards to effectively manage an established team.

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Job Title: Strategic Operations Manager Based at: Quality Care Cleaning Ltd. Copley Hill Business Park Reports to: Managing Director Responsible for: Operational Staff Job Purpose To manage the planning, analysis and delivery of a multi-site commercial cleaning service. The post holder will be responsible for organising, evaluating and revising service whilst maintaining high levels of cleaning service standards, cost effectiveness, and increasing turnover.
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Recent UK News

CHSA: Driving up standards for 20 years

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The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association is this year celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Scheme for Soft Tissue.

For 20 years, the Association has been active in driving up standards, making sure that what's in the box is on the box. Today the marque of the Soft Tissue, Plastic Refuse Sack and Industrial Cotton Mop Accreditation Schemes means buyers can be certain they get what they pay for.
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Greyland awarded new Environmental and Quality Standards

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Leading cleaning chemicals manufacturer Greyland announced that they start the New Year with two new ISO standards after being awarded the ISO 9001:2015 Quality and ISO 14001:2015 Environmental standards.
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BPI Recycled Products announces new name, RPC bpi recycled products

Following the acquisition of BPI Recycled Products by RPC Group, the new name for the business has been formally announced as RPC bpi recycled products. The company was part of British Polythene Industries until it was purchased by RPC Group in August 2016.
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Julius Rutherfoord designs bespoke cleaning solution

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London's reopened Design Museum, which is set to become the world's leading museum of contemporary design and architecture as it reopens in a spectacular new location, has chosen Julius Rutherfoord as its specialist cleaning and soft FM services contractor.
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Welsh cleaning company nears final stage of school project

A Welsh cleaning services company has recently completed the third of a four-phase project for Afon Taf High School in Merthyr Tydfil. Clean Sweep has been contracted by Interserve, the international construction and support services group; conducting a live renovation of the high school; to complete cleaning services on each phase of the ongoing project.
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Scientific breakthrough reveals unprecedented alternative to battery power storage

Groundbreaking research from the University of Surrey and Augmented Optics, in collaboration with the University of Bristol, has developed potentially transformational technology which could revolutionise the capabilities of appliances that have previously relied on battery power to work.

The researchers say that as well as potentially translating into very high energy density super-capacitors - making it possible to recharge a mobile phone, laptop or other mobile device in just a few seconds, the technology could have a seismic impact across a number of industries and could well revolutionise cleaning equipment.
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Alliance Paper and Tissue premises burns down

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Large quantities of paper were still burning under controlled conditions and under the watchful eye of 25 fire services crew last Thursday night, at the scene of the fire which started late the previous night at the old Alliance Paper and Tissue premises in Fordhouses, Wolverhampton.
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BCC Chairman hails Cleaning Show seminar programme

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BCC Chairman, Simon Hollingbery, is urging visitors to the Cleaning Show in March to attend at least one seminar, as he says there is a wealth of information available that will be relevant to anyone running a UK cleaning business.

"We've organised a very comprehensive array of guest speakers and seminars which will examine important aspects of the industry such as; Marketing, Immigration Enforcement, Apprenticeships, Health & Safety, The Living Wage, The Environment and Europe," he promises.
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Floorbrite completes Mannequin Challenge

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Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge, which involved having a bucket of icy water thrown over you? Well now it's the turn of the Mannequin Challenge, where at a given time, those taking part have to pretend they're mannequins; sticking to the pose they're in when the challenge begins - as shown in this video produced by Floorbrite.
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Steve Backshall talks rubbish!

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We're on the countdown to the Great British Spring Clean, which is taking place from March 3rd - 5th, 2017, and the campaign is being supported by TV naturalist and writer Steve Backshall, the BAFTA Award-winning 'Deadly 60' presenter.
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Regent Samsic wins Safecontractor accreditation for 11th year

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Building multi-service support provider, Regent Samsic, has retained accreditation to workplace health * safety scheme, SafeContractor, for the 11th
consecutive year. Coventry-based Regent Samsic has been accredited to the scheme since 2006.
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ISS provides one winner and two of the three finalists at the edie awards for sustainability

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Recognition came for two of ISS UK's talented waste management service development managers at the 2017 edie Sustainability Leaders Awards last week. Kristina Jackson (pictured) was crowned the 2017 Sustainability/CSR Manager of the year, whilst Helene Carpentier was one of the three nominees shortlisted in the category.
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Just five days left...

There are just five days to go before the curtain comes down on your chance to enter the CSSA UK Contract Cleaning Awards 2017.

Forget customer testimonials as a point of reference, (let's face it no-one ever offers a poor testimonial). If you need to provide a point of difference then "awards" is a fantastic way to do it.
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Greyland at the Cleaning Show 2017

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This year's main UK cleaning industry event, the Cleaning Show 2017, returns to London - as does Greyland, now established over nearly 20 years as one of the country's leading cleaning chemical manufacturers.

Offering a comprehensive range of products for the janitorial distributor, Greyland has gained a first class reputation for exceptional value for money, clearly and descriptively labelled, and supplied to the distributor in the fastest turnaround times from order to delivery in the industry.
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Innovation in the bag

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To the uninitiated, the manufacture of refuse sacks may seem straightforward. However, for those with a mission to develop the strongest, most cost-effective product from recycled polythene, innovation is essential.
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Regent Samsic's JPC wins Chiswick Park cleaning contract for third term

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Regent Samsic's premium London brand JPC has resecured its £1.3 million contract to clean the city's prestigious Chiswick Park commercial development.
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An award-winning team at Julius Rutherfoord

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Battersea-based Julius Rutherfoord had a successful evening at the Wandsworth Business Awards in December, taking home the Training & Development award, as well as being Highly Commended in the Best Customer Service and Best Green Business categories.
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Events & Exhibitions

ISSA/INTERCLEAN Latin America
21-23rd February 2017
Mexico City
Mexico

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The London Cleaning Show
14-16th March 2017
After its inaugural success, The Cleaning Show opens its doors in London once more.
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Cleaning & Hygiene Expo
9-10th May 2017
Melbourne
Australia

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Pulire Verona
23-25th May 2017
Italy
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CleantexPulire 2017
12-14th June 2017
Johannesburg
South Africa

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HIGIEXPO 2017
8-10th August 2017
Sao Paulo
Brazil

Web

WFBSC
18-20th September 2017
Berlin
Germany

Held simultaneously with CMS

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CMS
19-22nd September 2017
Cleaning. Management.Services
Berlin
Germany

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ISSA/Interclean Istanbul
18-20th October 2017
Turkey
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Middle East Cleaning Technology Week
7-9th November 2017
Dubai
UAE

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