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Try as they might though, none of them was able to break Terry 'Turbo' Burrows' Guinness World Record, which Terry's held for 10 years.
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While I applaud companies that have impressed awards' judges with their innovative products, you have to be - as the saying goes - 'in it to win it'. So often when I'm walking around exhibitions, I'm astonished that some of the products I see haven't been entered into the competition and thus miss out on the recognition as well as the resulting publicity. Even if your product hasn't made the shortlist, its attributes will have been noted by the judges, one or more of whom may end up being a customer or may, through word of mouth, bring in new customers.
Knowing what I'm about to write next, I'm worried I may appear to be 'having a dig' but that's not the case. There are many valid reasons why manufacturers won't enter awards - costs and time factors being just two; while some products aren't quite ready to 'show off' by the submissions deadline and when the next round of awards come up, the technology is already familiar to us.
One procedure I learnt during my British Institute of Cleaning Science cleaning training is that we mustn't just scrunch a cloth but should fold it meticulously, the idea being that we use one surface, then change the way the cloth is folded to reveal another clean surface and so on and so forth, until all the surfaces have been used. This means there's a greater connection between the cloth and the surface been cleaned and it saves time in the long run because both sides of the cloth are used in their entirety, resulting in fewer visits to the water/chemical source for rinsing/ringing/replenishing, as well as less chemical wastage.
Sometimes it's difficult to get the message across to the cleaners and I know that when under pressure or cleaning something particularly dirty, it can be difficult to forget which of the folds you've used and which you haven't.
The cloth Vernon was holding didn't need any explanation. If you can count, it will work for you! Available from IIC Products (Innovation In Cleaning: 01743 283606 / [email protected] / www.iicproducts.com ) it takes my award for 'The one that got away'!
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If you're unsure how best to organise your cleaning cupboard, the British Institute of Cleaning Science gave the perfect demonstration at the recent Cleaning Show in London.
These are the premier awards recognising excellence in the facilities management and contract cleaning sectors and will take place on 4th March 2020 at the Hilton on Park Lane, London.
For cleaning professional and National Carpet Cleaners Association member, Marcus Davis, the secret to a successful contracting business in a very challenging and competitive market, is to focus on what the customer wants and craft a solution that looks the part and does the job.
That term 'professional' is another keyword in Marcus's marketing: given he runs The Professional Cleaning Co, it's all about 'doing what it says on the van'.
Swiss manufacturer Firmenich has launched its third case study to highlight its pioneering work in sanitation using malodour control technologies. Firmenich says it is reinventing the toilet experience in low income countries by eliminating the unpleasant smell of public toilets and helping to contain the spread of diseases from human waste.
After launching this case study with the next generation of business leaders at Wharton School's Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the University of Pennsylvania., Firmenich's CEO, Gilbert Ghostine, also shared this work with World Bank executives, demonstrating how business can effectively advance the UN sustainable development goals.
The new battery-powered HV 1/1 Bp handheld vacuum cleaner from Kärcher combines powerful performance with cordless freedom. Thanks to its compact and lightweight design, the machine can be used for a wide range of applications. The vacuum cleaner is available in three versions; with the appropriate accessories for tradesmen, building service contractors and vehicle cleaning.
The lithium-ion battery (18 V) supplies the HV 1/1 Bp with power for 20 minutes of work. In eco!efficiency mode the runtime increases to over 30 minutes, while also reducing the operating noise. The charging state can be seen on the battery at all times. And thanks to the new quick charger, it only takes 60 minutes to charge fully.
A dynamic force in the cleaning supply industry and the largest network of independent janitorial distributors in the UK and Ireland, Jangro currently has 46 members. The Jangro mark has evolved over the years to be recognised as the premier independent brand for the professional janitorial service contractor.
Americans are confident that the medical care they receive is safe and follows proper protocols. In fact, 91% who sought medical attention at a doctor's office, hospital, urgent care or other medical facility in the last year agree that the protocols followed, made them feel safe and protected.
That's according to findings from the recent study, 'The Patient Safety Report', conducted by Stericycle, which provides specialised compliance-based healthcare and waste solutions.
Last Friday 10 members of the Bio-Productions team attended the 2019 Gatwick Diamond Business Awards at the Effingham Park Hotel. The company, led by managing director and local business advocate Angela Gill, was in the final three in both the Manufacturer of the Year and the Employer of the Year categories.
With 45,000 businesses and £24 billion GDP, the Gatwick Diamond is one of the strongest regional economies in the UK. It is also home to London Gatwick Airport, the busiest point-to-point airport in Europe. GDB represents 5,000 local businesses with over 20,000 employees.
Each year the businesses let tonnes of glass go to waste instead of recycling - but an innovative new service is set to change the landscape of recycling. Recycling provider, FreeCollections.co.uk, is introducing a free glass waste collection service for businesses in the UK, removing both the administrative and financial burdens, which are a barrier for businesses that are reluctant or unable to recycle.
Do you have a business which is struggling to meet its targets for sustainability - or would simply just like to become more environmentally friendly? This service is a simple way to improve your green credentials and can also cut down on costs.
Clean Works, based in the Niagara Region of Southern Ontario, has developed an innovative technology that cleans food without using water. The process represents a paradigm shift in the way food products are cleaned.
"Our process, with our strict operating procedures, gets rid of almost all contaminants, bacteria and pathogens on food," says Paul Moyer, co-owner of Clean Works "It reduces health risks by making fruits and vegetables safer to consume, increases their shelf life, and saves significantly on water."
Vince Smith, who has been with The Bullen Companies for over 20 years, has been appointed national sales manager. Vince had previously been director of operations, responsible for all aspects of customer service, logistics and office operations.
Vince not only understands the everyday challenges that each customer has, but also understands the ultimate goal that they wish to achieve: They want their business to grow and become more profitable. The combination of his sales and operational knowledge can help make this happen.
This and the other new 2015 versions for ISO 9001 and the Environmental audit ISO 14001 were all passed without any non-conformities or observations, emphasising the commitment of TCFM's senior management to these standards.
WAMITAB (Waste Management Industry Training & Advisory Board) tells us it is pleased to have been selected by the Ministry of Justice as the exclusive Awarding Organisation for cleaning, facilities management and waste management qualifications across Her Majesty's Prison Service establishments in England and Wales.
Following a transition period from August 2018, the contract officially goes live from Monday 1st April 2019.
Cordant Services, part of Cordant Group, has been awarded a three-year contract to deliver a soft services solution across eight UK shopping centres managed by Capital & Regional, the specialist community shopping centre property investment company.
This significant business win represents the first time Cordant Services will provide solutions to the shopping centre market, building on its longstanding and successful presence within the wider retail sector.
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