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AFIDAMP releases cleaning industry update - and it's good news!

...eaning machines, both 2%. Production of industrial cleaning machinery caters mainly to cleaning and services companies, which work in Ho.Re.Ca., government agencies, schools, healthcare, and general services. This is followed by the industry in other sectors, including construction, transportation, food industry, and mechanical sector, while there ...

Vectair Omniscent chosen for its impressive innovations at the upcoming AHCP National Conference!

...iation for healthcare cleaning in the UK. AHCP members are directly involved in delivering cleaning services in over 90% of UK hospitals and in primary care and GP clinics and surgeries, nursing and care homes, and the mental health field. T: +44 (0) 1256 319 500 E: mwonnacott@vectair.co.uk W: www.vectair.co.uk ...

UNI Property Services breaking through in cleaning & security

UNI Property Services is focusing on an ambitious plan to organise cleaners and security guards around the world. At a recent meeting, leaders of UNI Property Services, the global union for cleaners, maintenance and private security workers, passed a strategic plan to organise workers and raise standards in cleaning and security - two industrie...

Sealed Air to acquire Diversey for $4.3 Billion

...d Air and Diversey have a history of innovation - successfully developing market-leading solutions, services and technologies. Sealed Air has a robust development pipeline and has recently focused R&D resources developing new products and services that target the hygiene and food safety markets. "This transaction represents a strategic growt...

Waste Management opens first public compressed natural gas fueling station in Camden

...aste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery and disposal services. It is the largest residential recycler and also a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to...

HSS Outsource: time/money-saving solution for cleaning and FM contractors

HSS, the national supplier of tool and equipment hire and related services, is launching HSS Outsource, an innovative new service that offers a long-term equipment hire solution and promises to help facilities managers save time and money when it comes to equipment management. The proposition launches first in the troubled cleaning equipment secto...

Mega I: RCM's new walk-behind scrubber-drier

...est machine is part of the company's plan - announced in 2009 - to establish a Global RCM machines, services and innovation offer. High efficiency, robustness and reliability are the cornerstones of the technical features of all RCM machines and these are the main qualities of MEGA I. This machine is similar in many ways to its older sister MEGA...

IEHA Seattle Educational Forum sells out

...The IEHA (International Executive Housekeepers Association) in cooperation with Cleaning Consultant Services, Inc. has announced that the IEHA Educational Forum being held in Seattle WA today Thursday June 16 starting at 8:00 AM PST (16.00 hours British Summer Time / 15.00 hours Greenwich Mean Time) has sold out and will be video streamed live free...

EU to start taxing road freight to contain pollution

...s means that the revised directive merely creates a new tax on already heavily taxed road transport services. Instead of greening road transport, the directive will allows member states to further penalise the EU economy and employment by applying yet another new tax on road transport on top of existing tolls, fiscal charges and excessive excise du...

MITIE wins integrated FM contract in Norway

...petence Centre in Alesund, Norway. The Group will provide integrated facilities management, with services to include cleaning, security, catering, guarding and systems, technical services, reception, helpdesk, grounds maintenance and energy management. In addition MITIE will also lease space within the building to operate a commercial caterin...

IPC Media chooses Principle Cleaning

Principle Cleaning Services is continuing to add prestigious contracts to its growing portfolio of media companies and has recently won a three year contract for daily office cleaning for IPC Media's landmark building, Blue Fin Building. IPC Media produces over 60 iconic media brands, most of which are based at Blue Fin Building. Eight tenant c...

Leader

...32 countries worldwide! I was lucky enough to have been a guest at the Cleaning & Support Services Association's Annual Luncheon at London's newly refurbished Savoy Hotel last week (see our report, below, together with feedback regarding the AGM). While this event and others like it are, effectively, fun social occasions, the opportunitie...

Tennant UK Cleaning Solutions celebrates opening of new Head Office

... vision is not only accomplished through the technology and innovation we put into our products and services, but is also replicated in the way we, as a company, work and do business." Tennant has manufacturing operations in Minneapolis, Minn.; Holland, Mich.; Louisville, Ky; Uden, The Netherlands; the United Kingdom; São Paulo, Brazil; a...

Higiexpo 2011, Brazil, opens in just a few weeks

...es Higiexpo - the exhibition covering Hygiene, Cleaning and Environmental Preservation Products and Services and also Higicon - the International Congress of the Professional Cleaning Market. The events are taking place from 3rd to 5th of August, in the Yellow Pavilion of the Expo Center North, in São Paulo, Brazil. "The theme of the show...

CSSA AGM & Annual Luncheon: informative and fun

Members of the Cleaning & Support Services Association attended their AGM and annual lunch in London at the Savoy Hotel last Thursday, formally electing Doug Cooke of Principle Cleaning as Chairman of the UK cleaning industry's leading trade association. Peter Goodliffe of OCS Group was elected vice-Chairman and Michael Rutherford of Victoria ...

Living wages for London cleaners (or the Olympic city will be a filthy city)

...ations have adopted this initiative. Andrew Large, Chief Executive of the Cleaning & Support Services Association is wholly supportive of Enhance's attitude to the Living Wage. He says: "I am delighted that Sandy has focused on the fact that people are the future of a service business. London is one of the most expensive cities in the world ...

Annual recruitment survey finds return of war for talent and huge skills gaps in UK

...% in 2010) but decreased in the voluntary (7%% in 2011,compared to 10.2% in 2010) and public sector services (3.4% in 2011, compared to 5.8% in 2010), reflecting the Government's austerity programme. Claire McCartney, resourcing and talent planning adviser, CIPD, says: "High levels of unemployment have boosted quantity, but employers are still s...

RCM gears up to look after cleaning needs of Yamaha Motor Racing, Milan

...ts agreement with Yamaha Motor Racing for 2011, RCM has announced that it is to supply machines and services for the care of Yamaha's Superbike Department. One of the new issues faced by the team was the cleaning of the resin floors in the workshop on which large Yamaha trucks inevitably leave tyre tracks. It's a common problem in many environme...

LCC adds £1m a month

LCC Support Services, the UK national cleaning & support service contractor has been growing at the phenomenal rate of £1m for each of the last seven months. Increased business over the last seven months is £7.5m and growing. The new contracts are largely national programmes with fees from £1/2m to £2.9m and num...

DSA saves £millions on facilities management

...g Standards Agency has signed a four year total facilities management contract with Interserve, the services, maintenance and building group, which will save it some £9m over the contract lifetime. The contract, worth around £12 million over its lifetime, has been signed as part of a collaborative procurement process by the DSA, for ...

Growth at The Facilities Show highlights industry optimism

...e industry event provides a launch pad for a huge variety of innovative and pioneering products and services showcased by a multitude of industry leading exhibitors. Organised by UBM Live, it saw visitors from numerous FM sectors with the opportunity to explore the very latest in facilities services and products, resulting in a year on year increas...

BICSc Education Conference helps set new environmental and training standards

...ement manager ; Mark Roberts of Action for Employment (A4E) and Stephen Dunn for Remploy Employment Services. There was also a highly entertaining interactive workshop from Actuate about understanding and challenging assumptions, which generated some amusing responses from delegates. Keynote speaker Stephen Ashkin said: "The concept of green ...

Idrobase Group closes first half of the year 26% up

...e recorded improved the results for all companies in the Group, thanks to the many new products and services introduced into the market at the turn of 2010/2011, on which the group had worked the last two years," he reveals, citing the extensive global presence of 1,400 distributors in some 82 countries, as allowing the group bring these products t...

We Have Mail

...ed by the charity and by me. Very many thanks Doug Cooke, Chief Executive, Principle Cleaning Services T: 0208 341 4718 F: 0208 347 8250 E: douglas.cooke@principlecleaning.com W: www.principlecleaning.com ...

Ecolab recognised with IFT Food Expo Innovation Award

...tstanding innovation in products, ingredients, applications, equipment, instruments, technology and services. "Frying or baking food with zero trans fat oils has the unexpected consequence of coating processing equipment and environmental surfaces with a stubborn residue. Ecolab's Exelerate ZTF helps food manufacturers clean zero trans fat resid...

Fimap receives from QCB Italy, 'Top Peformance 2010' quality award

... assuring that we are respected in all our activities and applied in any aspect: work, products and services." T: +39 045 6060411 F: +39 045 6060417 E: kevin.day@fimapuk.com W: www.fimap.com ...

Cleaning team celebrates after gaining nationally recognised awards

...tringent standards for quality and hygiene, it chose ServiceMaster to provide professional cleaning services seven days a week and 52 weeks of the year. "Our on-site team headed by local woman Fern Shaw, from Trench, has delivered constantly high standards and we recognise NVQ training as a very important part of staff development, so we are jus...

Toilet Innovation Awards open for entries

...ill recognise innovation in three key areas of 'away from home' toilet provision: new products, new services and efficiency improvements. The BTA wants to hear about innovation that really improves the use or provision of publicly accessible toilets. Anyone can nominate a provider or supplier or their own organisation or company by sending an em...

World Workplace Conference & Expo showcases latest trends and innovations

...dees a glimpse into the future of the workplace, as they get the first look at the new products and services debuting in 2012. The conference's expo floor will feature more than 280 exhibitors - including companies such as AlliedBarton, IBM, KBR, Kimball Office, Lowe's, Staples, Steelcase, Toshiba and UGL - as well as governmental agencies includin...

Joint Venture secures council services and jobs

Facilities Management provider Norse Commercial Services has formed a 10-year partnership with Devon County Council that is being hailed as a "winning combination" for cleaning and catering at the county's schools and civic buildings. Under the arrangement, staff currently employed by Devon Cleaning & Catering Services (DCCS) will tran...

Great golf, hospitality and fellowship characterise ISSA Europe Golf Day

... Dyson of Greyland won the 'Nearest The Pin' challenge. Keith Baker, ISSA's Director of European Services said: "I would like to thank everyone who took part; it was an incredibly enjoyable day with great company, and to top it off we were extremely lucky with the weather!" To secure your place for the 2012 event, contact Keith Baker of ISSA ...

Ireland losing almost 1,000 jobs a week and services industry hardest hit

...ent figures show that 24,892 jobs were lost in Ireland in the first six months of this year and the services industry has been hardest hit with 10,929 redundancies to date. Patricia Callan, Director if the Small Firms Association, has issued a statement saying: "Despite an annual drop in the number of redundancies by 30% year on year, the fac...

GMB union signs National Framework Agreement with Sodexo

Global Facilities services provider Sodexo, has announced that it has become the first in the industry to sign a National Framework Agreement with three of the UK's leading trade unions - GMB, Unite and UNISON. Sodexo's 43,000 staff between them cover some 2,300 locations in the UK, providing services for clients in the education, healthcare, j...

MITIE to inspire British start-ups to success

...itiative to help aspiring entrepreneurs in the UK. The FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing and energy services company was named as a founding sponsor of StartUp Britain alongside other blue-chip businesses including Barclays, Microsoft and Intel. MITIE has pledged its support and commitment to back British start-ups as part of its response to the Go...

Commercial Janitorial continues to grow by providing green cleaning services

...oductivity by decreasing childhood asthma and decreasing student absenteeism. According to Building Services Management, switching to green cleaning can improve attendance and student performance on standardised tests. Therefore school administrators interested in improving the school's performance and bottom line have looked to the company to impr...

Choosing the right high rise cleaning contractor: A guide

...ith the constant exposure to sun, rain, frost and above all, pollution. Luckily, high rise cleaning services are now offered by companies that are empowered with advanced equipment and skilled technicians to execute the job with precision. This makes it evident that cleaning high reaching buildings requires only a good contractor with expert equ...

Treasury announces plans to find £1.5 billion savings across PFI contracts

...al Secretary to the Treasury, Lord Sassoon. These savings can be fully recycled back into frontline services by the contracting authority. The Government is committed to ensuring taxpayers get value for money from PFI contracts and the announcement is part of an ongoing programme of reform to improve the cost effectiveness and transparency of PF...

Gates Foundation launches effort to reinvent the toilet

...; Melinda Gates Foundation announced the launch of a strategy to help bring safe, clean, sanitation services to millions of poor people in the developing world. In a keynote address at the 2011 AfricaSan Conference in Kigali, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, president of the foundation's Global Development Program, called on donors, governments, the priv...

Ecolab and Nalco in merger agreement

...s leading water treatment and process improvement company, offering water management sustainability services focused on industrial, energy and the institutional market segments. The company helps customers reduce energy, water and other natural resource consumption, enhance air quality, minimise environmental releases and improve productivity and e...

CK Group passes the ball with Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

... supply and proper laundering, as well as public area cleaning of washrooms are additional CK Group services. The same equipment that CK Group operatives use, as well as tissues and wipes, janitorial supplies and cleaning chemicals, can also be supplied through CK Consumables for hospital in-house cleaning teams or other outside contractors to d...

Byotrol signs four year, multi-country, multi-product agreement with Rentokil Initial

...ion of choice for companies looking to the next generation of hygiene solution. The products and services based on the Byotrol technology platform will be rolled out by Initial starting in Q4 2011, and will see Byotrol positioned as an important ingredient within Initial's hand hygiene product portfolio. Commenting on the contract, Gary Milla...

Ecolab delivers strong second quarter with sales up 12%

...ered product costs which Ecolab believes peaked in North America in the second quarter. US Other Services sales increased 1% to $116 million in the second quarter. Operating income declined 15% to $16 million as higher service delivery costs more than offset sales gains and cost savings actions. Sales for Ecolab's International operations, wh...

Corporate responsibility in a harsher business landscape

...mercial manager at Lime, the total waste division of the PHS Group, discusses how contract cleaning services are now enhancing their offering to include recycling services. So many aspects of business life are about getting the balance right; income and expenditure; dynamism and circumspection. One of the most challenging is the balancing act...

Certified pros protect catering industry as insurers get tough on greasy ductwork

...ems present one of the highest fire risks, so it's just not worth it.," warns Alan Maynard of Ingot Services, a nationwide commercial kitchen cleaning company. "Not only do building owners have to fully comply with the Fire Safety Order laws, but most insurers now insist on the regular cleaning of grease extract ventilation systems by certified spe...

Keep tabs on your operatives working remotely

...staff 'no shows' eziTracker enables management to respond immediately to any potential breakdown in services. "As eziTracker monitoring enables automated matching and verification, it also removes the need for manual processing of timesheets. This alone means a massive reduction in the administrative burden of paper time sheets, resulting in maj...

News in Brief

The global car washing services market will reach $27.4 Billion by 2017, according to a new report by Global Industry Analysts. ISSA says European interest is growing strongly with membership in the region passing the 1100 mark early last month, when Steiner System of Switzerland joined. Karcher 's roadshow rolls on... It's at the AMEX...

Facilities Management market strengthens in 2011

... market has now turned a corner in terms of performance in 2011, with 'total facilities management' services set to underpin market growth followed by an upsurge in demand for single service and 'niche' FM providers. By 2015, the report forecasts market growth of 12% led by a number of key sectors in the private commercial market. The 200 p...

Terminix enters joint venture with SIS in India

...ned Pest Control expert, Terminix has entered into a joint venture with Security & Intelligence Services (India) to perform pest and termite control services in India. The joint venture will serve both commercial and residential customers.[TRIMTO] "Terminix's joint venture with SIS marks a strategic opportunity to expand our business to one ...

Leader

... sector trade unions have called for a 'day of action' for 30th November, which will disrupt public services everywhere. It is likely to be the first of many. Yes - the Government's decision to increase public sector workers' pension contribution payments is going to make life difficult for those concerned, who will work for longer but receive l...

A day in the business

...or more information contact: CK Group Tel: 020 8659 6748 Fax: 020 8659 6780 Email: kt@ckgroupservices.com Web: www.ckgroupservices.com ...

SMC's success spawns specialist division set-up

...ily-owned company, formed in the 1980s, SMC Premier Cleaning provides business-to-business cleaning services in Liverpool, Manchester and North Wales, to a wide range of market sectors, including education establishments, retailing, hospitality, banking, production, distribution, healthcare and facilities management companies. "What an exciting ...

Healthcare expert applauds new cleaning initiative

... BSI and AHCP. The new standard offers guidelines for planning, measuring and improving cleanliness services in the NHS in England. Although it will not be mandatory for hospitals to use PAS 5748, they will be able to use it to provide good practice evidence to the Care Quality Commission that nationally agreed procedures are in place for their ...

Consultants' fees hit small firms with almost £6 billion in annual compliance costs

...um has found that small firms pay external contractors £5.8 billion for regulatory compliance services, while internal time costs total £11 billion. On average each firm hands over £4,900 per year to companies offering legal guidance, including advice on employment, health and safety and tax - more than double the £2,100 ...

Trojan Battery names Accutrade as distributor for Russia

...network of worldwide distributors strengthens our commitment of providing high-quality products and services throughout the globe," says Dave Godber, executive vice president of sales & marketing at Trojan. "Trojan's strategic alliance with Accutrade is an excellent opportunity to expand our distribution into the region's fast-growing golf, ren...

Rug Doctor raises £2,500 for Canine Partners

...endence and a better quality of life, by providing specially trained assistance dogs. Rug Doctor services both the professional and the self-hire carpet cleaning markets through the manufacture, rental, sale, and service of carpet cleaning products and machines. Originally established in California, US, the company has grown from a US west coast...

A significant anniversary: 25 years of cleaning trade fairs in Berlin

... been successfully taking place for the past 25 years. This year's CMS 2011 - Cleaning. Management. Services. underlines the importance of this biennial meeting place for the industry and has attracted the largest attendance ever. A total of 354 exhibitors from 20 countries are represented and more than 15,000 high-ranking trade visitors from 50 co...

Leader

... sector trade unions have called for a 'day of action' for 30th November, which will disrupt public services everywhere. It is likely to be the first of many. Yes - the Government's decision to increase public sector workers' pension contribution payments is going to make life difficult for those concerned, who will work for longer but receive l...

Truvox burnisher goes on safari

.... "The Orbis UHS delivers a great finish and is superb for our needs" says Paul Hewesterne, Park Services Manager at Spring Grove House. "The entrance hall gets more traffic than you would expect with all the conferences we host during the week, weddings at the weekends, and everybody coming to the restaurant. It takes a good machine to mainta...

Panztel brushes off the recession

...een at the forefront of this trend with cleaning, maintenance, security, social care and many other services now undertaken by agency staff, outside contractors and specialist independent providers. With this has come a rapidly rising demand to monitor and control this 'remote' workforce. Panztel, the international group with a large UK based op...

UK Contract Cleaning Market - optimism for 2012

...ts that the industry is on track for above inflationbgrowth from mid 2012, with specialist cleaning services in particular set to drive market value in the near term. Based on sales data for more than 80% of the industry value, the findings suggest that whilst business confidence remains fragile in 2011 growth of 2% is likely for this year, with...

Gatwick gets Green Apple award

...nmental efficiencies,2 says Adrian Shuker, Sustainability Director for OCS, which provides cleaning services in the airport's public areas. "Our partnership with Bio-Productions has helped us achieve this goal." T: 01524 595443 E: steph.maher@ocs.co.uk W: www.ocs.co.uk ...

US automotive aftermarket contributes to a cleaner environment

...d remanufacturing parts. "The core purpose of aftermarket businesses is to provide the products, services and parts to keep America's vehicles operating properly, efficiently, safely and cleanly, which contributes to better gas mileage, less energy consumption and cleaner air," says Kathleen Schmatz, president and CEO of AAIA. "By the very natur...

Attendance rises at CMS Berlin to 15,500 trade visitors from 60 countries

...for the industry's future: these were the dominant aspects of CMS 2011 Berlin - Cleaning.Management.Services.[TRIMTO] From 20th to 23rd September, 354 exhibitors (2009: 350) from 20 countries provided a comprehensive overview of their products, systems and work methods which represented the entire range of cleaning systems and cleaning agents. ...

Emprise teams up with Brainwave to launch 'Walk for Kids' charity fundraiser

Support services provider, Emprise Services, and children's charity, Brainwave, sent some 200 people on a 5km treasure hunt around London to raise funds for a child with Cerebral Palsy. Emprise is part of the Brainwave Guardian Scheme through which Emprise has sponsored Chase, a little boy from London who has cerebral palsy, to receive a year'...

A MITIE partnership with Essex County Council

...ing a transformational contract which includes facilities and property management as well as energy services. Currently, details of the contract are being finalised and both sides will be in a position to sign a contract in the coming weeks. An announcement will be made shortly with full details. Councillor Louis, Cabinet Member for Essex C...

UK's first absorbent hygiene product recycling plant opens for business

...te from washrooms, hospitals, nursing facilities and childcare nurseries. Mike Drake, Specialist Services Divisional Director at OCS, said the company will be responsible for delivering thousands of tonnes of AHP waste to the plant in Sandwell. The majority of the collections will come from the Midlands and will include nappies, adult inconti...

Upset stomachs cost UK 11 million working days a year

...dy reinforces just how many people's lives are affected, and shows the impact it can have on health services and the wider economy," she says. "Our research confirms that public health policy should continue to be directed at preventing diarrhoea and vomiting by promoting good personal and food hygiene." Official statistics only record a fractio...

International Facility Management Association celebrates 20,000 member milestone

...n 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$100 billion in products and services. IFMA counts among its membership facilities managers, architects, engineers, interior designers, property managers and real estate professionals. Within their organisations, IFMA members are senior decision makers consulted by executive ...

BICSc honours UK cleaning industry achievements

Individuals and companies working within the UK's cleaning industry and those providing support services, were honoured at the British Institute of Cleaning Science Annual Awards last Thursday, at an event that also celebrated the Institute's 50th anniversary. The awards recognise excellence in accredited training and assessment in a number of ...

BTA Conference had solutions

... abroad, events and presentations, promotion and publicity. BTA consultancy, advice and information services were reviewed and membership trends discussed. Gillian Kemp, BTA Management Committee Member, launched the 'We need the loo' campaign, a joint venture between the Women's Design Group, BTA and the Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Hea...

Five companies earn top accolade in ISSA Innovation Awards

... * Paper & Plastics: Georgia-Pacific Professional - Sofpull Automated Touchless Dispenser * Services, Technology & Other: Tolco Corp. - EcoChoice Biodegradable Products * Supplies: Rubbermaid Commercial Products - Rubbermaid hygen Clean Water System Award winners receive a trophy and recognition during ISSA/Interclean North Americ...

Leader 6th October continued

...almost half of employers surveyed have a wellbeing strategy in place, with 73% offering counselling services and a further 69% providing an Employee Assistance Programme. These benefits allow employees access to information and advice on workplace issues, as well as emotional, psychological and personal issues, and can be a huge help during difficu...

MITIE wins inaugural Co-operative Food Award

...es John Bishop and Willie Thorne. The event saw David Purdy, MITIE's Operations Director, Retail Services, picking up the award from snooker ace Willie Thorne. He said: "Our retail team has worked really hard for the Co-operative Food property estate over the last two years and this award recognises the efficiencies and improved working practice...

Environmentally responsible lamp recycling initiative now available in Canada

...he environment, Veolia ES Technical Solutions, the hazardous waste division of Veolia Environmental Services North America (VESNA) and Osram Sylvania have anounced the expansion of their joint online programme to offer RecyclePak recycling kits into Canada.[TRIMTO] This collaboration began in 2006 when Osram Sylvania sought a lamp recycling solu...

Safe Contractor award for CK Group

...tractor, a sought after health and safety accreditor, for achieving high standard health and safety services. These services broadly ranging from carpet and kitchen equipment cleaning to office and window cleaning and even graffiti removal.[TRIMTO] During the assesment, a number of critical safety topics were considered. Safe Contractor ensured ...

Soapbox: Food Manufacturing Cleaning Companies are Gangmasters

...ive and flexible labour force.[TRIMTO] "Companies that supply food processing equipment cleaning services require a Gangmaster's licence and are currently facing enforcement action by the Gangmasters Licensing Authority. This is the position taken by the Gangmasters Licensing Authority which has recently served criminal enforcement notices on...

ISSA aims to change the way the world views cleaning

...leaning processes and products and protect public health. This focus is reflected in a range of new services as well as ISSA's new logo and tagline - 'Advancing Clean. Driving Innovation'. Ongoing market consolidations, cost pressures, complex environmental considerations, new product innovations and increasing threats from pandemics and other h...

News in Brief

... G4S acquires ISSA A/S for £5.2 billion to create 'world's largest' integrated facilities services and security group. Former Joint Managing Director of Centre for Enterprise, Sarah Bentley, to take over as Chief Executive of Sector Skills Council Asset Skills when Richard Beamish retires next year.    ...

Get involved in review of EcoLogo's Sanitary Paper Environmental Standard

...d table napkins, play a key role in supporting sanitation in homes, schools, hospitals and the food services industry. They are used for personal hygiene, used in the food services industry for the cleaning and shielding of surfaces, and are widely employed to absorb liquids. EcoLogo has announced the review and updating of its environmental standa...

Snow and sustainable transportation DO go together!

... climate in the next three years, which will see a decline in living standards, a squeeze on public services and rising unemployment both in the UK and internationally. This was a situation which was unavoidable, in his view, and the 'new normal' of austerity is something to which we will all become more accustomed. Guy Stallard of KPMG then too...

New study shows that cleanliness matters most to restaurant customers

...restaurant guests across the US and it is our mission to provide restaurant operators the products, services and know-how they need to give guests the clean experience they expect." To view videos of chefs expressing Why Clean Matters to their restaurants or to learn more about Technomic's research, visit: www.whycleanmatters.com The com...

Industry raises £1,800 for Breast Cancer Campaign

...ies that kindly donated prizes for the raffle included headline sponsor of the evening, LCC Support Services. Additional raffle prizes were donated by Miele GB; Unger UK; Cleanwise Training & Management; Interserve; ERB Training; UK Special Risks; KUSCO; Zenith Hygiene Group; Metro Clean of Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council; Premiere Produ...

We have mail: A rebranding for the IICRC

...consumers to "ask for The Clean Trust." * Thirdly, the name allows the organisation to separate the services of an institution from those of a trade association. As many of you know, the board of directors has approved the creation of a trade organisation. The previous name (IICRC) presented challenges since an institute and a trade association are...

News in Brief

... G4S acquires ISSA A/S for £5.2 billion to create 'world's largest' integrated facilities services and security group. Former Joint Managing Director of Centre for Enterprise, Sarah Bentley, to take over as Chief Executive of Sector Skills Council Asset Skills when Richard Beamish retires next year.    ...

Australian cleaning industry to form umbrella body

...aning & hygiene industry and has, as its members, associations including the ACCA, the Building Services Contractors Association of Australia, the National Cleaning Suppliers Association, The International Custodial Advisors Network, the National Upholstery, Carpet Cleaners & Restorers Association and a number of others, all of whom have so...

We have Mail

from Andrew Large, Chief Executive, Cleaning & Support Services Association I would like to respond to the article in Cleanzine issue 492 by David Camp concerning gangmasters. David is right to highlight the gold plating of the law creating the Gangmaster's Licencing Authority, as it is clear that the law did not intend to cover t...

Workplace Futures conference 2012: New needs? New solutions

... FM - Chris Kane, BBC, on making workplace innovation work for you - Barry Varcoe, Zurich Financial Services, on finding real business relevance for FM - Paul Crilly, Reliance FM, on a better solution to procurement strategy - Tori James, MITIE, on effective branding and market communication - Andrew Price, ISS Group, on international trends and th...

Unger UK supports Keep Britain Tidy's 'Love Where You Live' campaign

...ished last week, shows that the appearance of the local area concerns people more than the level of services provided by the NHS, traffic congestion or global warming - and that level of concern has risen in the past 12 months from 63% to 70%. The aftermath of this Summer's riots revealed the extent to which people care about their communities. ...

CK Group achieves ISO 14001

... from their recent Safe Contractor accreditation for achieving a high standard in health and safety services, leading specialist cleaning contractor and cleaning equipment and consumables supplier, CK Group has now also been awarded ISO 14001 for its Environmental Management System. [TRIMTO] Believed to be one of the first companies of its ...

News in Brief

...our-year contract that guarantees pay rises averaging 4% p.a. and averts strike action. Emprise Services has won the support services contract at the Royal Bank of Canada's 200,000 sq ft London offices.  CFR has introduced a new range of Recycling carpet extractors. T: 800.533.2557   ...

Servi-Tek reinvents the janitorial services offering

... Eric Friz and Kurt Lester of Servi-Track, a company that provides green janitorial and landscaping services for large retail centres, medical office buildings and pharmacological companies in California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii and Florida. If you're a cleaning contractor and are striving to improve efficiency and provide a great service, but ...

Especially in the janitorial industry, only wet babies like change

... knowledge of how things work. Then someone comes along and changes things. Our beloved building services industry is full of old crybabies. They were (and many still are) fat and happy but then one day someone said they had to buy a fax machine and that was only the beginning. The floodgates broke open and then came a tsunami. Cell phones, emai...

Dutch transfer: Vebego sells Indigo Services to Facilicom

International Group has sold its UK operation - Indigo Services (UK) - to the Facilicom Services Group, effectively transferring ownership from one Dutch family-owned services group to another. In real terms this saw Vebego exit the market, ending its 20 year association - and Facilicom, simultaneously and significantly, increase its share of the...

Emprise still ensuring the show goes on at Delfont Mackintosh

Emprise Services, a leading support services provider, has successfully retained the contract to provide cleaning services to Delfont Mackintosh theatres for a further two years.[TRIMTO] Delfont Mackintosh and Emprise have worked in partnership across the portfolio of seven theatres and two offices for the last 12 years. Emprise has been able...

Leader

...sed Golden Service Awards, as a guest of Kimberly-Clark Professional and the Cleaning & Support Services Association. You've been wined, dined and then entertained by some highly talented jugglers and gymnasts and talked through the awards proceedings by breakfast TV presenter and winner of  last year's Strictly Come Dancing's Chris Hol...

News in Brief

...our-year contract that guarantees pay rises averaging 4% p.a. and averts strike action. Emprise Services has won the support services contract at the Royal Bank of Canada's 200,000 sq ft London offices.  CFR has introduced a new range of Recycling carpet extractors. T: 800.533.2557   ...

People:

...s far-reaching change Bill Dunne has been appointed Divisional Director of In Depth Managed Services - a newly created role for the Warrington-based firm. Bill previously worked for MITIE Security in Scotland, where his successful business style helped it grow to a £350 million company, bringing in fresh ideas and managing 58 s...

Deputy Minister awards candidates with vocational qualifications certificates

...lso praised the programme, including Eddie Ratcliffe, Operations Director at OCS Group. The support services firm has a number of Welsh employees taking the Facilities Management Apprenticeship and the Cleaning Apprenticeship. "This commitment to professional development is at the heart of up-skilling our people, helping them to grow in confidence ...

Emprise wins Royal Bank of Canada support services contract

Emprise Services has been awarded a three year contract with Royal Bank of Canada. The deal with Emprise is for RBC's two smart London offices, Riverbank House and Thames Court, which total over 200,000 sq ft of office space. Emprise will now be responsible for the management and delivery of support services including daily office cleaning, pe...

OCS Helps Eurostar to Shine

...ssenger service linking the UK and mainland Europe, has awarded OCS a contract to provide cleaning services for its trains at St Pancras International and its Temple Mills depot in Leyton, East London. "We are delighted to have won this contract at a key time for Eurostar," says Eddie Ratcliffe, OCS Operations Director. "The high-speed passenge...

Lavendon Access launches SkySiren entrapment solution

...ment when operating a boom type MEWP, has been unveiled by powered access provider, Lavendon Access Services.[TRIMTO] Entrapment can occur when an operator is pinned between an object (from behind or above) and the MEWP's control panel. Since 2003, eight people have been killed and many injured when trapped or operating a MEWP. The two most l...

UK's top cleaners recognised at Golden Service Awards 2011

...ce Awards, organised by Kimberly-Clark Professional, in partnership with the Cleaning & Support Services Association.[TRIMTO] At a glittering awards ceremony in a top London hotel last Friday, a total of 19 gongs were dished out to deserving winners across 18 categories. There was a particularly strong showing from the Retail sector, whic...

Exhibitors and attendees win big at ISSA/Interclean 2011

...ion, Building Service Contractors Association International and Association of Residential Cleaning Services International, as well as a variety of distributor marketing group meetings. The result was a busy convention centre full of educational sessions, meetings and networking events, drawing the top decision-makers from across the cleaning indu...

News in Brief

...our-year contract that guarantees pay rises averaging 4% p.a. and averts strike action. Emprise Services has won the support services contract at the Royal Bank of Canada's 200,000 sq ft London offices.  CFR has introduced a new range of Recycling carpet extractors. T: 800.533.2557   ...

UK Government plans to reform PFI model

...ctive of the review, led by the Treasury, is to create a new model for delivering public assets and services that takes advantage of private sector expertise, but at a lower cost to the taxpayer.[TRIMTO] The Government's approach to reform the PFI model will look to create a model which: - is less expensive and that uses private sector innova...

Girbau UK launches smarter washers to save energy and water

...s, hospitals, charities, leisure organisations, colleges, schools, sheltered housing, the emergency services, hairdressers, veterinary surgeries, kennels and catteries. Girbau UK offers a free laundry design service and its service department caters for all makes and models of commercial laundry equipment. T: 01462 427780 F: 01462 427799 E: ...

Customers are shouting, but is anybody listening?

...ndent authority on customer contact. Almost 900 organisations currently subscribe to CCA membership services. This equates to a network of over 5,000 senior practitioners, employing between 35% and 45% of the contact centre population in the UK. Around 20% - 25% of people working in a contact centre in the UK are working in a centre accredited with...

A 'Right Royal' Service for Queen Alexandra College

...d 16 plus with visual impairment, other disabilities, or both, has recently extended its facilities services contract with OCS for a further five years. Over the past 12 years, OCS has provided catering, housekeeping, pest control and hygiene services across all facilities and residential areas to help the college support the student experience.[T...

Making the case for daytime cleaning

...age their cleaning.[TRIMTO] The traditional model for many retailers has been to employ building services contractors who cleaned a site early in the morning, before opening time, or at a conveniently quiet period during the day. Supplementary cleaning, to deal with accidental spillages perhaps, was managed by trained staff or a dedicated janito...

Veolia Environmental Services wastes no time in getting HelpStar on board

...elpStar, a leading provider of helpdesk software, has this week announced that Veolia Environmental Services North America is automating its service requests and support across multiple departments through HelpStar's award-winning, customisable service desk software.[TRIMTO] Veolia is a leading provider of fully integrated waste, environmental a...

Cintas and Rubbermaid to deliver rental cleaning solutions together

In their continual pursuit to provide customers with world-class products and services, Cintas and Rubbermaid Commercial Products, jointly announced on Monday a strategic alliance to offer custom cleaning and hygiene solutions to Cintas customers - some 800,000 business across North America. One of these solutions is a new co-branded microfibre of...

Leader 24th November 2011

...hat there would be significant gains for both UK jobs and the environment through reusing goods and services more, rather than just throwing them away. Food waste, recycling services for businesses and encouraging greater reuse of scarce resources will be the top priorities for WRAP over the next three years and I for one am hoping that the orga...

Chequers' crowning moment at East Surrey College

Family run contract cleaning business, Chequers Contract Services, had a brush with Royalty last week when Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, paid a visit to East Surrey College in Redhill.[TRIMTO] Kate Ward, a director at Chequers, was delighted to be invited to the official opening and luncheon at the College - a valued client of seven years -...

The Apprenticeship Scheme in action at CK Group

...and practices helped develop the company, which has now also grown into a provider of Deep Cleaning services and is a major supplier of equipment and cleaning consumables to healthcare and non-health related customers across the country. South London Business was set up in 2010 to support and promote local businesses, enhance regeneration, reduc...

Francisco Duarte

Francisco Duarte, 50, a director at Principle Cleaning Services for 22 years, passed away peacefully at home on 19th November following a long battle with cancer. Douglas Cooke, Chief Executive of Principle, writes: "Francisco played a major role in helping to develop and grow the company by ensuring extremely high standards of quality and ...

Leader

...es worldwide!   Something was bothering me while I was chatting to Principle Cleaning Services' Chief Executive Douglas Cooke, at the Golden Service Awards last month, but I couldn't quite put my finger on what it was. A jokey comment from another guest soon enlightened me. Doug was growing a moustache! Quick to point out that this...

PolyOne and Sanitized AG collaborate on healthcare solutions

PolyOne Corporation, the global provider of specialised polymer materials, services and solutions, has just announced an alliance with Sanitized AG, a leading producer of antimicrobials with over 50 years of experience, to provide innovative, customisable polymer solutions for specialised healthcare and medical device applications.[TRIMTO] Poly...

Ecolab, Nalco shareholders approve merger

...ies yesterday. The merger will create a global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, offering premier product solutions, what is claimed to be the industry's largest and best-trained sales and service force, coverage in more than 160 countries, and combined 2011 annualised sales of more than $11 billion.[TRIMTO] "We are ...

RCS is driving forward sustainable cleaning.

... researching a number of green cleaning products and alternative cleaning methods; Regular Cleaning Services, the Lewisham-based premier provider of cleaning services to London's business community and a recent finalist in the South East London Business Awards for Sustainability, is now cleaning its clients' buildings with a core range of sustaina...

Emprise retains leading role with Ambassador Theatre Group

Emprise Services has retained and expanded its contract with the Ambassador Theatre Group. Emprise has maintained a successful relationship with ATG for 11 years, providing cleaning services to 24 of the theatre company's venues. Following a competitive tender process, Emprise has now been selected as the sole service provider for the entire ...

New methods 'save time and money'

...ing to a cleaning expert. Brian Boll, of Jigsaw Cleaning Systems - provider of cleaning advisory services to the private and public sector - says that new methodologies combined with the very latest in materials can contribute to make major time and cost savings. This follows an announcement by the world cleaning organisation ISSA of a new in...

Ecolab China again named Outstanding Enterprise for Corporate Social Responsibility

...o all stakeholders in China. "As the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, corporate social responsibility is a core value within our vision to make the world cleaner, safer and healthier," says Sam Hsu, Ecolab senior vice president and general manager of Greater China. "We continue to expand our presence in China...

Hygiene Group to the rescue!

Hygiene Group, the UK food processing sector contract cleaning services provider, has further invested in its employees by offering them the opportunity to take a course in confined space entry procedures, covering search and rescue using self-contained breathing apparatus.[TRIMTO] Hygiene Group is believed to be one of the first providers of ...

Register now for the ISSA Europe 2012 Golf Day

...old acquaintances and new friends from our industry," says Keith Baker, ISSA's Director of European Services. "In past years, the enjoyment level among players has never dropped regardless of whether your golf ball is hitting the green or landing in one of the water hazards that make the Toft course such a pleasant challenge." A limited number o...

CSSA welcomes new online visa check tool

The Cleaning & Support Services Association has welcomed the announcement of a new visa check system that will allow employers to verify migrants' visa status online. The scheme, which will be operational from early 2012, will help companies that hire migrant workers avoid the large fines imposed for employing workers who have forged or inv...

Three weeks left to nominate for Hygiene Specialist Excellence Award

Environmental Services Managers have until 31stt December to nominate the housekeeper of their choice for the second annual Hygiene SpecialistExcellence award in the US.[TRIMTO] The prize is one worth winning; it includes an all-expenses-paid vacation for two to South Beach, FL, including airfare and beachfront accommodation! "This award is...

Women do better than men in 2011 jobs market despite public sector cutbacks

...iven that two-thirds of public sector workers are women, and weak consumer demand in private sector services, especially retail, that employ lots of women in part-time jobs.[TRIMTO] However, as the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development highlighted yesterday in its latest Work Audit, official statistics show that while men benefited ...

Cresswell wins back high-status contract after a year away

...it lost just over a year ago.[TRIMTO] After a competitive tender process, financial products and services provider F& C Reit has now re-awarded the South London based sustainable contract cleaning company with three sites in the centre of London, in a contracty which commenced at the end of October.[TRIMTO] Cresswell and F & C Reit ha...

Ceredigion County Council is UK Overall LOTY Trophy Winner

...d, Visit Scotland, Visit Wales and The Northern Ireland Tourist Board, Danfo, SCA Tork and Willings Services supported this year's Awards. The 25th anniversary Loo of the Year Awards special Event will be held on 7th December, venue to be confirmed. E: information@loo.co.uk Tol: 01403 258779 T: www.loo.co.uk ...

Two giants become one

... with vehicle mount specialists EPL Skylift, have operated under the umbrella brand Lavendon Access Services. The bringing together of the four brands will see an unparalleled fleet of more than 11,300 powered access platforms, as well as what is believed to be Europe's largest provision for powered access training, united under one single name...

Barnsley Council agreement pioneers new public/private partnering

Norse Commercial Services has completed the formation of another groundbreaking, £45 million plus, Local Authority partnership company, its second in the last 12 months. Barnsley Norse is a subsidiary of the existing Joint Venture Company which sister organisation NPS Group set up with Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council in February thi...

New Year rings new heights for Canadian 'Men In Kilts'

...hat generates the buzz and growth we've experienced." * Men In Kilts' commercial and residential services include: * Window cleaning * Gutter cleaning * Pressure washing * Exterior building cleaning * Snow removal services will be available in colder markets later this year Men In Kilts plans for fast expansion into all major cities across No...

MITIE is the only way for Essex!

...ormational outsourcing contract which includes facilities and property management as well as energy services. MITIE will be working in partnership with Lambert Smith Hampton to provide estate management services to the Council including strategic asset management and new ways of working that deliver sustainable improvements for Essex.[TRIMTO] U...

More youngsters enter FM profession as average salaries near US$100,000 pa

...n 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$100 billion in products and services. T: 713-623-4362 E: communications@ifma.org W: www.ifma.org ...

Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners receives Royal Charter

...eld in Drapers' Hall, in the company of some 200 members and guests from the cleaning & support services industry, the military and livery. Guests also raised over £1,000 for the Red Cross City Branch. The Royal Charter will be displayed at most Company events alongside the Letters Patent, presented some 25 years ago. The Objects fo...

Norse cleaning up in social housing

Norse Commercial Services' cleaning division has built on its long-established relationship with social housing provider Flagship, with the award of a contract for its West Region. Norse won the EU compliant competitive tender that was run under the Restricted Procedure. The three year, £70,000 per annum contract covers the cleaning of co...

BTA 2011 Innovation Award results

...rds recognise innovation in three key areas of 'away from home' toilet provision: New Products, New Services and Efficiency Improvements. A panel comprising members of the British Toilet Association Management Committee judged each nomination and decided upon the winners for each award. The winners were presented with their awards at the Loo of the...

Transport for London awards 'greener' cleaning contract for coach and bus station

...aning contract for Victoria Coach Station and dozens of bus stations and bus stands to ISS Facility Services in an agreement that will deliver high levels of cleanliness and hygiene as well as deliver environmental benefits for the Capital. ISS Facility Services has been contracted to clean Victoria Coach Station, 44 bus stations and 64 bus stan...

Ingot celebrates landmark anniversary

Ingot Services has been providing specialist cleaning services for commercial kitchens since 1987 and is celebrating its 25 years in business this year in a strong position. Thanks to Alan Maynard, Managing Director and the driving force behind the Ingot team, the company has thrived in recent years, winning new contracts throughout the UK and ...

British Cleaning Council backs London 2012 cleaning jobs pledge

... of the Olympic Games that London 2012 will create over 100,000 paid games time jobs in operational services. The jobs will come from catering, cleaning and waste management, security and transport, and will be used to supplement the 70,000 'Gamesmaker' volunteers who will fill similar roles. The paid/unpaid ratio of games time employees will...

A new era dawns for Jet-Vac Systems

...ent of founder Nigel Drane. Established in 1989, Jet-Vac provides specialist industrial cleaning services to the petrochemical, power and utilities markets, and counts a number of high profile companies among its wide customer base. The new management team - Geraint Jones, Richard Wells, Paul Williams and Kevin Viant - has focused on designin...

We have mail: Disposal of Reusable Items

...alternative solution. Keep up the good work. Kind regards, Mike Michael Travers, Campus Services Manager Estates and Facilities University of Southampton T: +44 (0)23 8059 4033 ...

ServiceMaster Clean team members boast BDMA status

...on qualified senior technicians.[TRIMTO] ServiceMaster Clean specialises in disaster restoration services alongside commercial cleaning expertise. Its Restoration Response service guarantees fast response within a few hours of an emergency to start putting the property back to pre-damage condition. Registration is free, so that if an unexpected ...

Prochem Europe receives Royal Warrant of Appointment to HM The Queen

...restigious award is a mark of recognition to individuals and businesses for the supply of goods and services to The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh or The Prince of Wales for a period of five years or more. It also reflects the recipient's environmental performance and sustainability. The Royal Warrant empowers the holder to display the Royal Arms ...

Norfolk companies prosecuted after cleaner crushes hand

... in machinery. Richard Beane, 34, from Watton in Norfolk, was working as a cleaner for SGA House Services, which was contracted by Watton Produce Company to work at its Attleborough vegetable packing plant.[TRIMTO] Norwich Magistrates' Court heard that in October 2010, Mr Beane was cleaning the underside of a conveyor belt on a carrot process...

Fairer deal for UK hauliers

... user charge would be enforced by DVLA records, ANPR cameras and checks by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) at the roadside. VOSA would also be able to issue fixed penalties on the spot to non-compliant drivers (and take financial deposits from drivers based outside the UK). 4. Most EU states charge lorries for using their roads e...

Carpex/Windex: just five weeks off

...onduct business, network and to keep up to date with the latest industry developments. Products and services for all aspects of carpet cleaning will be on show including cleaning machinery, fire and flood restoration products, carpet cleaning chemicals, steam cleaners, vacuum cleaners and more. Windex is targeted at window cleaners, contract cle...

A 'Clean Sweep' for OCS at Brunel University

...ge, West London, has awarded a contract to OCS to provide a range of housekeeping and environmental services, enhancing the student experience across the university's buildings and estates. OCS will work with the university to increase service quality and efficiencies over the length of the contract - initially three years with a potential two y...

Queen's Diamond Jubilee: 60 years of Britain at work

...jobs - knowledge workers - has risen from 25% to 44%. And the share of people employed in 'personal services' and 'sales and customer services' has risen from 6% to around 16%. * In 1952 there were 9.5 million members of UK trade unions (40% of employees). By 2011 that number had fallen to 6.5 million (26% of employees). It is estimated that whe...

MITIE Chief Executive awarded a CBE in the New Year Honours List for 2012

...ist for 2012 and will be honoured with a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for her services to business and diversity in business.[TRIMTO] Ruby joined MITIE, the FTSE 250 outsourcing and energy services company, in 2002 and was appointed as CEO in 2007. She is one of a small number of women holding the position of Chief Executiv...

Chicago hosts 2012 IFMA Facility Fusion Conference & Expo

...ge through instructor-led educational courses, an expo showcasing the latest workplace products and services, cutting-edge facility tours, and other professional development and networking opportunities.[TRIMTO] Held April 11th - 13th in Chicago, Ill., at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Facility Fusion will bring together a collection o...

New contract win takes Incentive QAS to dizzy heights

...ng and internal common area glass cleaning. Other responsibilities include pest control, janitorial services, washroom services and the cleaning of the fully glazed 'double-deck' scenic elevators. Six staff are transferring under the Landlord's contract. Incentive QAS reports to the managing agent, Cushman & Wakefield, and its on-site Suppor...

Better-than-national infection rate drops even further at hospital using Xenex

...sident/CEO Craig Melin, whilst applauding the efforts of hospital staff, particularly environmental services and nursing team members, to accommodate the additional step of UV disinfection. "Cooley Dickinson's extra efforts mean the chances of getting an infection in this hospital are significantly less than 1%, compared to a 5% risk in general ...

Emprise celebrates 10 years at The Berkeley by rewarding cleaning staff

Emprise Services celebrated the 10 year anniversary of its cleaning contract with The Berkeley, by recognising the efforts of its long-serving staff cleaning the 5* luxury Knightsbridge hotel.[TRIMTO] Emprise provides behind the scenes services including kitchen cleaning, porters and a flexible back of house support staff to the Berkeley throu...

Enterprises must boost innovation as global competition becomes stronger

...atively strong decline is observed for non-R & D innovation expenditure and knowledge-intensive services exports. Growth performance in open, excellent and attractive research systems, finance and support, linkages & entrepreneurship and Intellectual assets is well above average. Spain is one of the moderate innovators with a below avera...

All clean at Northampton College

Norse Commercial Services has kicked off 2012 by announcing the award of a contract to provide the cleaning at Northampton College. The three-year contract, worth approximately £350K per year, started on 1st January. Cleaning operations cover the three College sites, with staff transferring from the two incumbent contractors thereby co...

Sercon celebrates new association with cleaning contract win

Ayrshire based cleaning and security service provider, Sercon Support Services, has beaten off stiff competition to be awarded a cleaning services contract with Hanover (Scotland) Housing Association.[TRIMTO] Hanover currently manages homes for more than 5,000 residents throughout Scotland, offering the choice of rented; shared ownership; shar...

Helping British Airways 'To Fly. To Serve'

British Airways has awarded a five year aircraft cleaning and amenity services contract for all its aircraft based at Heathrow Airport. OCS, which has provided aviation services to British Airways at London Heathrow Airport for over 20 years, secured the contract to become BA's sole aircraft grooming supplier following a competitive tender proces...

Camden Council appoints ISS as new facilities management partner

Camden Council has awarded a three-year contract to ISS Facility Services to manage building cleaning, reactive repairs, planned maintenance, helpdesk services, and porterage in 62 schools, 10 children's centres and 162 other council buildings, including libraries and offices.[TRIMTO] Camden will move from a range of support contracts with diff...

"Y Viva Espana" says the cleaning industry

...how here." Visitors to the trade fair represented all the sectors, from distributors to cleaning services firms; they also included some high calibre end-users, such as hotel and catering businesspeople, medical centres, training centres, hypermarkets and shopping malls, etc. "All this is thanks to the efforts made by everyone involved in thi...

Cleaning Expo Scotland 2014 gets the 'Yes' vote!

...e entry, we are certain the visitors will flock to the SECC to see the wealth of great products and services on offer in our industry. "We will be showcasing our Bay West brand of washroom dispensing systems (which are installed within the SECC washrooms!) that are designed to offer an end to wastage, over-use, abuse, pilferage and run-out. The ...

Cannon Hygiene UK confirms commitment to floorcare and roller towels

...re market in line with expectations as a leading national provider of washroom, floorcare and waste services. All customers receiving roller towel and mat products from the Textile Care business have been formally transferred to the Cannon Hygiene business. "Roller towels and mats continue to be of upmost strategic importance to Cannon Hygiene,...

Norse wins contract with Suffolk ports

Norse Commercial Services has been awarded the contract for cleaning at Felixstowe and Harwich ports. Hutchison Ports, which operates both Port of Felixstowe and Harwich International Port, have awarded the contact starting on 1st April 2012. The contract covers day-to-day and specialist cleaning at over 100 different locations around the p...

Altro taps Regent Cleaning know-how in joint training initiative

...put has been invaluable. Our better understanding of what customers and those providing maintenance services experience of Altro day-to-day, plays a key role in driving our improvement programmes. We're particularly grateful to the Regent team for its ideas on how to get clear cleaning messages in front of the people that maintain Altro floors." ...

Cleaning company sets shining example

The manager of a support services company responsible for keeping the new Sainsbury's store in Irvine clean and hygienic has given bright futures to 15 previously unemployed local people, having enlisted the help of Ingeus, the company responsible for finding him work back in 2010.[TRIMTO] Paul Edgar, a site manager for contract cleaner Inters...

A pilot sanitation project is about to begin in Lahore, Pakistan

...ical waste collectors, waste dumpers and mechanical waste sweepers. Pakistan Today reports that the services will include the provision of free waste collection bags to all residential and commercial consumers within the designated union councils, door-to-door collection of waste bags each day, the installation of 5000 new waste containers and the ...

How to beat the BIG boys - What the giants of the industry just don't get

by our US correspondent, Ed Selkow I used to look forward to reading our trade journals. Services Magazine, Cleaning Management, Building Services Management and a couple long gone now. Those magazines weren't just bathroom reading for me, I would hang on every word, read every article and carefully read every single ad. Editors had names li...

Regent wins cleaning contract for Blatchford prosthetics sites

...gstoke headquarters of one of the world's leading providers of prosthetic and orthotic products and services.[TRIMTO] Blatchford is a manufacturer and global distributor of lower limb prosthetic components and supplies prostheses and orthoses in selected markets including the UK and India. The company holds over 35% of all UK NHS prosthetics con...

Expansion underway at Ecolab's Schuman Campus in Eagan, Minnesotta

...e company's institutional business, which provides cleaning and sanitation products, programmes and services to customers in the foodservice, hospitality and healthcare industries. The facility will also provide additional space for research facilities expansion.[TRIMTO] The Institutional training centre will include wet labs and classrooms as w...

Yet another landmark building cleaning contract win for Principle

With another iconic building to add to its impressive portfolio, Principle Cleaning Services tells us it is delighted to have won a high status contract for the prestigious Lloyd's of London at One Lime Street.[TRIMTO] Lloyd's is not a company and the building is not open to the public. It is the world's leading insurance market where members...

OCS acquires majority stake in Integris management Services

OCS, the international facilities services provider, has acquired a majority stake in Integris Management Services, a leading provider of maintenance and FM Services in Ireland. OCS employs over 1500 people in Ireland providing a range of property support and aviation services. Speaking of the acquisition, Cecil Ryan, Regional Managing Direc...

Soapbox: Consider environmental impact when selecting wiping systems

...d wipers and then transports them to a waste-to-energy facility for energy recovery. These disposal services can also handle the safe disposal of used wipers in a landfill. Both options are carried out in accordance with all federal, state and local regulations and all shipping forms and manifests are taken care of by the disposal service. In ad...

Silverdell awarded with framework contracts in Utilities and Social Housing sectors

Silverdell, the Specialist Environmental Support Services group, has been awarded framework contracts for consultancy in the Utilities and Social Housing sectors, with a combined approximate value of £1.4m, as well as an asbestos remediation contract worth approximately £2.25m.[TRIMTO] The company has secured a contract worth approx...

Renowned German cleaning machine manufacturer appoints Wrennalls as UK agent

...pad holders. Wrennalls was formed in 1985 with a view to bringing high quality, affordable cleaning services to the public and to businesses throughout the North West and beyond. The company has since moved forward both in terms of its client base and in its use of the latest technology. Originally offering consumers and commercial clients the b...

OCS Group expands in Singapore through Don Thaker acquisition

...effort." Founded in Singapore in1992, DTG has specialised in aircraft cabin cleaning and related services for more than 20 years. The company lists airport services management companies Singapore Airport Terminal Services and Asia Pacific Star amongst its major clients. OCS will build on DTG's existing aircraft services portfolio at Changi Airpo...

A high performance service for a high performance business - GKN Aerospace

...ctures and engine products to the global aviation industry, recently awarded a five-year facilities services contract valued at over £5 million to OCS.[TRIMTO] At the company's Filton and Western Approach sites, OCS will provide cleaning services for office and industrial areas, reception and vending services, along with logistics, loading...

British Cleaning Council holds 30th Anniversary Reception in Palace of Westminster

...oalition government's growth strategy and emphasise government support for the cleaning and support services sectors, outlining policies that will improve business conditions and help businesses manage their workforce numbers better. Finally, William Keegan CBE, Chief Economics Commentator for the Observer, gave a short address on the state of t...

CSSA comments on minimum wage increase

The Cleaning & Support Services Association has welcomed the announcement on changes to the National Minimum Wage rates from October 2012. Andrew Large, CSSA Chief Executive, commented: "Cleaning businesses will welcome the approach taken towards the 2012 National Minimum Wage rate.[TRIMTO] "The LPC has recognised that many firms are fac...

An Olympic start to the year for Principle Cleaning!

Principle Cleaning Services tells us it is delighted to have secured the contract to clean accommodation which G4S is using to prepare its staff for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.[TRIMTO] G4S is the world's leading international security solutions group. With a heritage going back over a century and, with more than 625,000 emplo...

LPM Cleaning goes 'quackers' in support of Brainwave children's charity

LPM Cleaning & Support Services has joined with numerous companies in and around the North West to support Brainwave, a charity which aims to realise the potential of children with developmental delay, brain injuries and genetic conditions.[TRIMTO] The UK contract cleaning specialist is one of a number of organisations sponsoring a giant d...

LPM shows commitment to environment and service with introduction of new range

LPM Cleaning & Support Services is further demonstrating its commitment to minimising the impact that its business has on the environment, with the introduction of a number of new market-leading products, including a range of super-concentrate chemicals as well as improved cleaning equipment.[TRIMTO] The nationwide contract cleaning and ma...

MITIE awarded £6m integrated facilities management contract with Worldpay

FTSE 250 outsourcing and energy services company MITIE has been awarded a three year, £2 million per annum contract with global payment processing company WorldPay.[TRIMTO] The contract will run across WorldPay's four UK sites, including its headquarters in London, which employ a total of 2,000 staff. As part of the contract MITIE will...

£5 million up for grabs for Britain's start-up stars

... a £5 million investment fund from MITIE Group. MITIE, the FTSE 250 outsourcing and energy services company, is thought to be the only FTSE firm to fund and operate an investment start-up programme, which is facilitated via its £10m Entrepreneurial Fund. It has invested half of the money since the Fund was launched in 2011 and now...

Jigsaw gives new hospital Royal treatment

...ent unit, a 32-bed critical care unit, and new facilities for renal, intestinal failure and urology services. The hospital has 65 members of the cleaning team, which will use 32 new trolley systems introduced by Jigsaw Cleaning Systems, designed for the optimum use of space, with a variety of sized buckets and storage compartments for the cleani...

Jani-King crowned 'Official Cleaning Company' for St. Patrick's Day celebrations in Savannah

...of the St. Patrick's Day celebration. Its role will be to continuously monitor and provide cleaning services and support throughout each day and night of the festival. Jani-King franchisees and their crews will work from 08.00 tomorrow, Friday 16th March through to the following morning. Their final event cleaning maintenance is scheduled for 03.00...

New ways of working at height demand the highest training standards

...rings to mind is window cleaning; however there is a much broader range of complex building support services which involves the need to work at high levels. This includes gutter clearances, bird proofing, roof repairs, cleaning of extractor vents and building inspections, including surveys and specialist reports.[TRIMTO] Increasingly, companies ...

Ecolab expands Brazil institutional business

...ria e Comercio de Produtos de Higiene e Limpeza, a provider of cleaning and sanitising products and services to the Brazilian foodservice industry. Based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, its annual sales are approximately US$9 million. The business operations will be integrated with Ecolab's existing Brazil institutional business. No further details were ...

Keynote speakers announced for AHCP 2012 National Conference

... UK and Ireland. AHCP members are directly involved in managing and delivering cleaning and hygiene services in most NHS and independent hospitals. Members also hold key roles in many primary care and GP clinics and surgeries, nursing and care homes and other residential care settings provided by the public, charitable and independent sectors. A...

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council extends waste contract with Acumen

...oviding our residents with a first rate service," says Trevor Nicoll, Head of Recycling & Fleet Services at Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council. "The Council therefore had no hesitation in extending our contract with Acumen Distribution until 2016." Acumen collects an average of 33 tonnes of food waste each week, which would otherwise be s...

Top safety accreditation for Pr1me Cleaning Services

Pr1me Cleaning Services is one of the latest group of successful companies to join a leading edge scheme, designed to help industry improve its safety record. The West Sussex based firm recently received accreditation from SAFEcontractor, a programme which recognises very high standards of health & safety practise amongst UK contractors. ...

Injuries sustained through fall from chemical storage tank lead to fine

...round two and a half metres, landing on a metal girder below. His employer, Hutchinson Technical Services (HTS), was prosecuted by the Health & Safety Executive following an investigation into the incident at its Ditton Road site in May 2010. Runcorn Magistrates' Court was told the worker was knocked unconscious when he fell to the ground...

People

...ww.matsinc.com   Principle appoints two associate directors Principle Cleaning Services has appointed Scott Fitzgerald and Paul Bartlett as associate directors. The London-based cleaning specialist, which has a turnover of £40m and provides its services to some of the most famous landmark buildings in the Capital, created...

CMS Berlin 2015 ends with outstanding results

For Messe Berlin, CMS Berlin 2015 - Cleaning.Management.Services, was an all-round success, which witnessed record exhibitor numbers and visitor attendance, a fantastic atmosphere and outstanding business. More than 20,000 representatives attended the exhibition, including some 17,000 trade visitors (2013: 16,200) from 66 countries (2013: 65)....

UMF to provide infection prevention products to Sodexo under multiyear agreement

...y day in the US, Canada and Mexico. "Of all the products we evaluated, PerfectClean delivers the services, performance and training necessary to exceed our customers' requirements for clean, safe and sterile results," explains Jim Pazzanese, Supply Management, Vice President of Procurement, Sodexo. "In fact, PerfectClean products are a perfect ...

MITIE's new Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma revolutionises cleaning

MITIE, the strategic outsourcing and energy services company, is investing heavily in a Lean Six Sigma team that will help to revolutionise the way cleaning services can be delivered. The Lean Environment team is headed by Jon Lightowler who is a qualified Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma.[TRIMTO] Lean Six Sigma cleaning operations are alre...

CK Group to launch new OxyPharm disinfection at AHCP event

...or more information contact: CK Group Tel: 020 8659 6748 Fax: 020 8659 6780 Email: admin@ckgroupservices.com Web: www.ckgroupservices.com Innotec Hygiene Solutions Tel: 07791 797955 Email: sales@innotechygienesolutions.com Web: www.innotechygienesolutions.com ...

Learn how to get the best out of your cleaning equipment batteries

... the most ignored, is the battery," argues Vicki Hall, Trojan's director of quality & technical services, and host of the 'Trojan Tips' educational series. "The battery is the heart of any piece of electrical equipment that relies on batteries for power. When a battery fails in a golf car, scissor lift or floor cleaning machine for example, i...

Brayborne secures three new local authority contracts and BP Pangborne

Berkshire based Brayborne Cleaning Services has had confirmation of three new contracts for Hampshire County Council . The contractor has been awarded Brookfield Community School & Language College , Hamble Community School and Thornden School. All these contracts are for a minimum term of three years with possible extensions to a maximum ...

Image Office Cleaning's emergency response team gives FMs peace of mind

... Office Cleaning is a leading independent company delivering tailored building cleaning and support services. Using only the most effective and environmentally-friendly products and with an unrivalled response time to emergency call-outs, the company works with many prestigious clients across a range of sectors including media, legal and finance th...

OCS brews up contract with Typhoo

...aning to the factory. The client was so impressed with the standard of work that it extended OCS's services to include cleaning for other parts of the business, bringing an improved quality of service and cost efficiency. OCS cleaning operatives are trained to the highest standards and have provided innovation to the contract in both equipment ...

Swisher unveils new look in the UK

...g service offering.[TRIMTO] Swisher has been providing comprehensive and cost-effective washroom services, delivering excellent levels of hygiene in the UK for nearly two decades. Having spent the last few months identifying a host of new products to accommodate a far broader spectrum of hygiene support services, Swisher says it is quite literal...

Regulatory specialist launches health & safety package

...olicitors. Called Safe Assist, the legal package provides a bespoke range of health & safety services to businesses. It is provided by advisers with the relevant knowledge, experience and expertise to assist businesses to proactively manage risks to health, safety and welfare. "In 2010/11, 26.4 million working days were lost due to work-r...

PHS Washrooms achieves 'world first'

... leading workplace service providers, is proud to announce that the sanitary disposal unit exchange services operated by its PHS Washrooms division now hold the Carbon Trust's Carbon Reduction Label.[TRIMTO] In what is believed to be a world first for the industry, PHS Washrooms can now display the Carbon Reduction Label which identifies that th...

GNB Industrial Power unveils additions to its battery range

...y Europe and Rest of World - provide a comprehensive range of stored electrical energy products and services for industrial and transportation applications. T: +44 (0) 1204 661 460 W: www.gnb.com / www.exide.com ...

Coventry City Council endorses Ingot Services with renewed contract

... delighted that we can carry on working together," concludes Alan. T: 0800 731 7892 W: www.ingotservices.co.uk ...

Natural bacteria help defeat the 'drought'

... users in our washrooms, we used to be flushing water every few minutes," reports the Environmental Services Department of Purbeck District Council. "Since we installed the eco-cube probiotic urinal system just over four years ago, we have verifiably saved £11,800 in our water charges - year on year - and our washrooms are now working far mo...

Donna's shining in her new job

...e. Donna Reynolds, who has spent years applying for vacancies, is now employed by Alpha Cleaning Services, which undertakes commercial contracts in offices and business premises throughout the North West. She is learning many new skills and has already been earmarked for promotion. Donna was supported into work by Ingeus, which delivers the G...

Bunzl completes three further acquisitions

... be $41 million. Bunzl has also purchased the Queensland based redistribution operations of Star Services International in Australia. Based in Brisbane and Cairns, the business is engaged in the supply of foodservice disposable products to wholesalers and redistributors throughout Queensland. Revenue for the year ending 30th June 2012 is expecte...

ISSA's Mark Armitage to retire

... has officially announced that he will be retiring from his position as ISSA Director of Exhibition Services (Europe) with effect from 30th June 2012.[TRIMTO] Mark has given service to ISSA since 1998 when he joined the organisation from the US Department of Commerce based in The Netherlands, where he was responsible for assisting US Companies t...

No compromise on cleanliness, says poll

... for public sector institutions, with 40% of the vote. This was followed by delivering efficient services at all cost (30%), balancing resources and cleanliness (20%) and balancing budgets (10%). The poll asked: What is the most important issue for the public sector in the current climate? James Blackhurst, managing director of Jigsaw Clea...

Veolia fined after agency worker sustained serious burns

Waste management provider Veolia Environmental Services has been fined after an agency worker was seriously burned by hot ash at an incineration depot in Deptford. The employee, who does not want to be named, sustained 17% burns to his body whilst cleaning ash from a filtration hopper at a Veolia plant on Landman Way in December 2009. The...

Registration to the 19th WFBSC is now open

...he WFBSC 2012 is going to be held in parallel with the 22nd Regional Higiexpo (Fair of Products and Services for Hygiene, Cleaning & Conservation) and the 23rd ENEAC (National Meeting of Cleanliness & Conservation Companies). The combination of the events has been considered a milestone for the industry as it creates an opportunity for peop...

Abrasivos Aguila

...products," explained the company's general manager, Clemente Aguila Sim-n. "All the products and services are outlined in our new catalogue, which also includes Technical Data Sheets." T:+34936533058 E: info@abrasivasaguila.com W: www.abrasivosaguila.com ...

Proandre

...rators, insect catcher lamps and baby changing stations.  T: 01 55 58 13 50 E: euromultiservices.malakoff@yahoo.fr / v.consulting92240@yahoo.fr T: +34 93 860 03 41 E: info@proandre.com W: www.proandre.com ...

The British Cleaning Council's Press Officer, Peter Carrol, writes...

...he vital importance of cleaning in healthcare'. After a welcome by Keith Baker, ISSA director of services for Europe, keynote speaker Professor Didier Pittet was introduced to the packed conference room. Professor Pittet, programme director of the Infection Control Programme at the World Health Organisation (WHO), gave an overview of his work wi...

LPM Cleaning & Support Services wins Zenos Outstanding Supplier Award 2011-2012

...e delivery, quality and value for money, UK contract cleaning specialist LPM Cleaning & Support Services has been presented with the Outstanding Supplier Award 2011-2012 by IT support training provider Zenos. For Zenos National Facilities Manager Rob Cooknell, LPM is a worthy winner. He comments:[TRIMTO] "Just to be nominated for the Outs...

ISSA/Interclean 2012: show review

...products," explained the company's general manager, Clemente Aguila Sim-n. "All the products and services are outlined in our new catalogue, which also includes Technical Data Sheets." T:+34936533058 E:  info@abrasivasaguila.com  W:  www.abrasivosaguila.com Premiere Products   We were surprised to...

Crothall Healthcare releases Infection Prevention White Paper

US environmental services provider Crothall Healthcare (said to be the only healthcare cleaning company to achieve CIMS and CIMS-GB certifications, with honours, from ISSA) has announced the release of its Infection Prevention White Paper. Thisvcomprehensive and exhaustively researched document summarises both the importance of environmental hygi...

JPM Contract Cleaners up for business award

...ver. JPM Contract Cleaners is based in Watford, Hertfordshire, and provides cleaning and support services to commercial clients throughout the UK. The company remains family owned and now employs over 900 staff. T: 01923 204020 F: 01923 251547 E: sonia.arkill@thejpmgroup.com W: www.thejpmgroup.com ...

Industry first for ServiceMaster Clean

...anagement Association technician status. ServiceMaster Clean specialises in disaster restoration services alongside commercial cleaning expertise. [TRIMTO] Its Restoration Response service guarantees fast response within a few hours of an emergency starting, to put the property back to pre-damage condition. Registration is free, so that ...

Asckey Data Services acquires Eclipse-fm software from HFC

...nounced that ownership of their Facilities Management system, Eclipse-fm, has passed to Asckey Data Services ADS which has purchased the software.[TRIMTO] ADS is a long-standing partner of HFC and has been involved in the development, support and marketing of Eclipse-fm since its inception as a replacement for the legacy character mode Works Inf...

Themes of the WFBSC 2012 presentations chosen

...y also take part in the 22nd Regional Higiexpo - Hygiene, Cleaning & Maintenance Products & Services Exhibition, and the 23rd ENEAC - National Meeting of the Cleaning & Maintenance Companies. The three meetings will take place simultaneous, assembling a total of about 5,000 delegates. The presentations will focus on key issues to...

Leader

...worldwide! An important report was released yesterday by the UK’s Cleaning & Support Services Association. ‘Employment Growth... The Case for Cleaning’ could have lessons for more than just the UK though. Unemployment is a real issue in many countries and the CSSA’s report makes a good case for using employment...

Healthcare Cleaner of the Year 2012 Awards - shortlist announced

...king to award individuals and teams who demonstrate that they have consistently delivered excellent services to their customers including, patients, visitors and staff. Factors which are taken into consideration include the range of service improvements delivered, the impact these have had on patient experience and the effect on working relationshi...

Harry Hill highlights need for dog fouling equipment

... rebranding in 2009/10, residents were asked what their main bugbears were when it came to cleaning services and dog mess came out as the main concern. "We came across the machines through Keep Britain Tidy and for me it was a no brainer really to go out and purchase them because it makes such a difference and keeps the staff happy," he says. ...

New website for Principle Cleaning Services

Principle Cleaning Services has announce the redesign of its company website which has recently been given a 'new look' to bring it up to 2012 and is designed with the user in mind. With innovative, moving pictures on the interactive home page, it enables users to download even more information such as the latest press coverage, corporate brochu...

Hotels warned to look out for unwanted guests during Olympic Games

...nd can hitchhike in the same way bedbugs can. Cleankill is a specialist provider of pest control services to retail, commercial and industrial properties throughout the UK. The company deals with 'distress' pests such as wasps and fleas, as well as offering preventative maintenance against public health pests such as mice and rats. Cleankill can...

CSSA Study: Jobs, the case for growth

...al number of jobless in the UK at 2.63 million - 8.2% of the population, the Cleaning & Support Services Association is launching a report to make the case for employment in the cleaning industry as a growth generator. The report is titled 'Employment Growth... The Case for Cleaning' and details the contribution that the cleaning industry ma...

KCC cleans up absenteeism through clocking in with The Cloud

...ever before. For KCC Cleaning which has contracts for regular cleaning of homes, offices, public services and care homes as well as specialist events, accurately monitoring the hours worked by an expanding out-of-hours, remote team was causing headaches. "We pride ourselves in offering a value-for-money service and as we grew, realised that w...

New study finds office kitchens and break rooms are 'crawling with bacteria'

...ply type on their keyboards." The results reinforce the crucial role of contract cleaners, whose services go a long way in successfully disinfecting office common areas at the end of every day. However, because kitchens and personal work spaces can become instantly re-contaminated, employers need to arm their employees with the knowledge and to...

40 year jubilee for cleaning contractor

...972, little did he imagine that 40 years on, the company would be celebrating '40 years of cleaning services you can rely on'. Over the last 40 years, Birkin Cleaning Services has gained a strong local reputation, managing both large and small cleaning contracts for offices, leisure and education premises across North London and the Northern Hom...

Quality triple score for the Wrennalls Group

...hazards. Wrennalls was formed in 1985 with a view to bringing high quality, affordable cleaning services to the public and to businesses throughout the North West and beyond. The company has since moved forward both in terms of its client base and in its use of the latest technology. Originally offering consumers and commercial clients the b...

Rapid tests support FSA initiatives for safer food

... Helen Cameron (Senior Environmental Health Practitioner (Food Safety), Worcestershire Regulatory Services, says: "If a place looks clean it might not be. ATP Swabs are an excellent tool for verifying cleaning standards. "Swabs taken at more than one high risk business, which looked very clean and appeared to be heading for a good Food Hygiene...

Announcement from the Facilities Management Association

... management sector. They recognise best practice in partnering in facilities management and support services between service suppliers and their clients, as well as the skills and enterprise of people engaged in this sector.[TRIMTO] They also present an opportunity for young FM managers to highlight their achievements to date in the FMA Young Ma...

Clearsprings Support Services signs up for CleanLink's software solutions

CleanLink is delighted to welcome Clearsprings Support Services as a new client. CSS specialises in the delivery of office and commercial cleaning and support services, with customers throughout Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Sussex, Berkshire, Surrey and West London.[TRIMTO] It operates across a wide range of businesses in both the public an...

The Cleaning Show 2013 promises a feature-packed programme

...try - will be expanded to manage the anticipated increase in applications." Green Equipment and Services Pavilion Visitors to the Cleaning Show are increasingly looking for environmentally friendly products. The Green Equipment and Services Pavilion will comprise a number of products and services from different companies, all developed to p...

Molly Maid stars in ITV's latest expose on how some modern Brits live

... what we are all about." Molly Maid is one of the world's largest professional domestic cleaning services, carrying out 1.8 million home cleans every year worldwide. Initially founded in Canada in 1979, MOLLY MAID currently trades in Canada,USA, Japan, Portugal, and the UK. T: 01628 583761 E: chassenstein@mollymaid.co.uk ...

Facilities and cleaning employers - free apprenticeships opportunity!

... for funded apprenticeships in: Level 3 Facilities Management Level 2 Cleaning and Environmental Services[TRIMTO] This offer is available in England only. There is no age restriction but candidates must be able to start before the end of June 2012. For more information contact Tom Orton on: T: 01392 423 399 E: torton@assetskills.org ...

Regent centre stage in 2012 Q1 new business gains

...d company supplies automotive, vehicle and engine manufacturer with high-quality parts, systems and services. "It's very promising to find market perception of our strengths translating into business development in a challenging economy and to see that we clearly can bring added value in the integration of our service offers," says Regent Samsic...

Panztel launches advanced system for the management of remote workforces

...ets: Australia, New Zealand and the UK. All the companies supply and support the same key branded services: eziTracker, eziTracker hm and Loneworker Companion. Local authorities currently make up the biggest sector of registered users of the company's services. T: 0845 453 4156 W: www.ezitracker.com ...

Clinell and Clorox join forces

...easuring 230 x 170mm, the wipes are designed for daily, multi-surface disinfection by environmental services and nursing staff. They are the ideal size for general purpose cleaning and disinfecting, mopping up spills and everyday patient room cleaning. Extremely cost effective, use of the wipes has revealed savings of £135,000 for a single...

FM market upbeat in 2012 despite double-dip

...ntegrated FM' as a key tactic for enhancing margin opportunities whereby FM providers seek to offer services which 'fit' the client's strategic direction as well as support day to day operational needs. The report states that 'strategic FM' contracts are likely to offer reasonable opportunities for growth in H2 2012 and beyond as FM suppliers se...

Best Western introduces new cleaning technologies for hotels

...ts and rightly so," says Ron Pohl, Best Western senior vice president brand management & member services. "We are unlocking the potential of the housekeeping profession by providing new tools and training to help ensure customer satisfaction, loyalty and ultimately trust. We believe this programme will help us do just that." Best Western ori...

Trojan Battery expands distribution in the Netherlands

..."Trojan Battery's partnership with Hefra enables us to provide expanded sales and technical support services specifically dedicated to customers in the Netherlands," explains Mat Segal, senior vice president of global business development for Trojan Battery. "By growing our distribution network in this region, Trojan can readily meet the demands o...

Free public cleaning gives city landmarks in China a new look

...iance (CCA) participated in a public cleaning campaign to voluntarily offer free, advanced cleaning services to the landmarks of 10 selected cities in China. The campaign was supported by famous industry players of the CCA, including such world-renowned brands as Karcher, Nilfisk and Tennant, as well as dozens of Chinese cleaning equipment manufac...

CSSA holds 45th AGM and Annual Luncheon at the Savoy

Members of the Cleaning & Support Services Association (CSSA) attended their AGM and annual lunch in London at the Savoy Hotel last Friday, formally electing Peter Goodliffe of OCS Group as Chairman of the cleaning industry's leading trade association. [TRIMTO] Bob Vincent of LCC Support Services was elected vice-Chairman and Michael ...

Right Royal Jubilee clean up in central London

...tors flocking to central London to help celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, Veolia Environmental Services and Westminster City Council put in the extra effort to make sure the city was sparkling for this very special event and returned to its best for residents and businesses. Before the pageant even started, the Veolia teams were lining the ...

A good name that sells

... company and having made a second purchase of another Quarter Century established business, Charter Services Ltd, (one of their customers, acquired through owners retirement), then added a third company into the mix, along with the premises, now likes to differentiate between their now two separate Mottingham, London premises by quoting the postcod...

Ingot wins top club contract

Kitchen cleaning expert, Ingot Services, has netted a prestigious contract with football's Premier League giant Liverpool FC. After seeing off some stiff competition the Suffolk-based company is all set to deliver a top cleaning service for all of the busy kitchens at the Anfield ground. Managing Director Alan Maynard says: ""We are delight...

Andrew Jones named as new President of AHCP

...nd inspiring the membership." Andrew is currently the Director of Allied Clinical and Facilities Services at Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. In this role he combines responsibility for all of the estates and facilities management functions as well as the allied healthcare professions and pharmacy at the Trust. In 2004 Andrew...

Initial Facilities toasts success of apprenticeship scheme

...lls Partnership, to recognise their achievement in gaining an NVQ Level 2 in Cleaning & Support Services. The 12-month Government-funded scheme consisted of on and off the job training to enable colleagues to meet industry-specific standards as well as benefit from a mix of competency-based learning. It also included transferable key skills ...

Committed to corporate social responsibility

On Sunday 8th July, Douglas Cooke, Chief Executive and a team from Principle Cleaning Services will once again be running the London 10k to raise funds for its chosen charity, The London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy. Everyone at the company and the charity would welcome and be extremely grateful if you could spare a donation by way of sponsorship. For more details and sponsorship, please visit: www.justgiving.com ...

LPM Cleaning set to reduce costs and boost productivity

...her reduce costs and boost productivity, UK contract cleaning specialist LPM Cleaning & Support Services has agreed a new partnership with HSS Hire's Outsource service for the supply, management and maintenance of high performance Reintec cleaning equipment.[TRIMTO] Underlining LPM's ongoing commitment to driving up service standards and red...

ABCD Event: It's tough out there

... Facilitators Rob Walker and Lloyd Ansermoz of Fedelis Group, which offers management consultancy services across the UK, said that many of the pressures of the current austerity in the public sector have meant that managers have been forced to diversify, adapt and offer better value to both their staff and clients. "Some of the changes we are...

Cleanscene Down Under

...onal Cleaning Suppliers Association of Australia. And adding to the event's prestige, ISS Facility Services has agreed to be the major sponsor of the CleanScene12 Innovative products or Services Award. [TRIMTO] The winning product or service of the Innovative Products Award, run in conjunction with CleanScene12, will carry with it the national imp...

Soap sales soar after dispenser link at Knight Air

...tomers expect it - and because of Greyland's keen pricing, we've also been able to take on washroom services customers as they do not have to take pallet quantities to get the price level they seek. "We have found that the Greyland brand is trusted by our customers. "The common sense labelling also says exactly what is in the bottle or canist...

Freudenberg North America targets zero manufacturing waste

...ong-term growth and profitability." In North America, Freudenberg companies provide products and services as diverse as cleaning products; nonwoven filters and materials; medical devices; seals and gaskets for the transportation and construction industries; industrial components for the energy and oil and gas industries; information technology o...

B & V Water Treatment calls for action after WWF report

...irmingham into 'Water Recycling in the Food and Beverage Industry'. This work, along with two other services devised by B & V - aimed at helping industry reduce water use and use non potable water for industrial processes, should go some way towards reducing water use worldwide. "As the world's current population of seven billion is expected...

ln Depth helps historic Liverpool sparkle

In Depth Managed Services, has secured the window cleaning and industrial cleaning contract with Liverpool City Council to keep two key historic Liverpool buildings sparkling clean for the thousands of visitors they draw each year.[TRIMTO] St George's Hall (pictured above) and the Town Hall are icons of the city and need to look their best to ...

Cretan hotel enjoys cost efficiency that doesn't sacrifice on quality

...xury hotel and therefore we must also always be sure to provide a high level of luxury with all our services." And this marriage of hygiene and comfort starts in the washroom. "The washroom is hugely important to our guests' experience - we notice it is nearly always one of the first rooms the guests look around when they arrive - and the holida...

Newcastle-under-Lyme Council wins fourth award with support from Acumen

...er-Lyme Borough Council has led to the Council winning its fourth award for its recycling and waste services in the past 12 months. The Council beat off stiff competition from other local authorities to win the 'Recycling Awareness Campaign' award at the National PAWRS (Plant & Waste Recycling Show) 2012.[TRIMTO] Presented at the Riviera In...

The 2012 FM Market Survey needs your help!

FM services provider Interserve, Sheffield Hallam University and i-FM have come together to launch one of the most important, most accurate and most informative surveys yet seen in UK FM. Please take part.[TRIMTO] The 2012 FM Market Survey will capture the views and experiences of facilities managers in all parts of the industry - in-house prac...

Silverdell secures contracts in Canada worth £13 million

Silverdell, the specialist environmental support services group, has secured two decontamination and dismantling contracts worth a combined total of approximately £13m. The work is being carried out on sites in Canada for two separate multi-national companies. These contracts were secured since the acquisition in May of EDS, a specialist pr...

Lifecycle longevity an important factor in hand dryer rental costs

...e case when a dryer is in high daily use and can result in reduced revenue for the washroom hygiene services company. Hand dryers are typically rented by washroom hygiene service companies over a three year contract. The longer a dryer's life, the better the return on investment for the service company. If the dryer needs to be replaced because...

DMG team up with Matrix in Scotland

... the industry behind them (Management staff are all previous employees of Floorep Ltd) Our Customer Services Department is committed to total quality and complete customer satisfaction.[TRIMTO] "DMG Floorcare ltd is delighted to be appointed as a Matrix dealer, having worked with Mike & Malcolm before over the past ten years we know exactly ...

CMS 2013: Worldwide canvassing campaign under way

...nvassing efforts, press work and the promotional campaign for CMS 2013 Berlin - Cleaning.Management.Services. have been launched on an international scale, with application forms already sent out to exhibitors. From 24th to 27th September 2013, the international trade fair for cleaning equipment, facility management and services, and the supporting...

Principle Cleaning goes into orbit!

2012 has been a great year so far for Principle Cleaning Services and it has now added a three-year cleaning contract for Inmarsat's global headquarters in London to its expanding portfolio.[TRIMTO] Inmarsat has been at the forefront of mobile satellite services for more than 32 years and is a leading provider of global voice and broadband dat...

Keeping on the right side of clients

...ir own staff such as cleaning, landscaping, security, property maintenance and building engineering services. This trend has led to the emergence of multi-service providers and facility management companies. The two key issues these companies face today is the need to provide electronic proof of service provision to their clients, for example ac...

ISSA and CIRI begin development of Clean Standard: K-12

...ur goal of cleaner and healthier educational facilities,” says ISSA Director of Environmental Services Bill Balek, The committees will meet repeatedly over the next several months, including at the ISSA/Interclean North America 2012 show, October 16th – 19th in Chicago, IL, USA, to develop and review the standard.  In addition, ...

Early bird tickets available for BCC conference

... of Cleaning at London 2012) Furthermore, 10 blue-chip brands will be launching new products and services on the day. Join the BCC and the host of high-profile speakers and sponsors on 23rd October 2012 at Coin Street Conference Centre, a state-of-the-art venue on London's vibrant South Bank. T: 0207 920 9640 W: www.britishcleaningcoun...

Janitors strike prompts act of civil disobedience as supporters block intersection; more than a dozen arrested

...SEIU is the fastest-growing union in the Americas. Focused on uniting workers in healthcare, public services and property services, SEIU members are winning better wages, healthcare and more secure jobs for our communities, while uniting their strength with their counterparts around the world to help ensure that workers-not just corporations and CE...

Voting opens for 2012 ISSA Innovation Award programme

...including building service contractors and in-house service professionals-vote for the products and services they find most cutting-edge and relevant.[TRIMTO] This year's programme includes more than 43 product and service entries, which are featured online at www.issa.com and in-person during ISSA/Interclean North America 2012, which takes pl...

Scots MP to carry out 'work experience' today at Perthshire hygiene firm

... Parliament for Mid-Scotland Claire Baker, will today visit a small Fife business, sanitary hygiene services firm Co-An UK, to carry out a 'work experience' placement.[TRIMTO] She is visiting as part of the Forum of Private Business's 'Business Buddy' scheme, a project which puts politicians and other key Government decision makers in touch with...

Molly Maid supports Tories' call for tax breaks for those hiring cleaners

...ting to the tax system." Molly Maid is one of the world's largest professional domestic cleaning services, carrying out 1.8 million home cleans every year worldwide. Initially founded in Canada in 1979, it currently trades in Canada, USA, Japan, Portugal, and the UK. Staff are fully insured, work in teams of two and arrive in branded cars, bring...

LPM publishes first cleaning supplies catalogue

LPM Cleaning & Support Services has published a new catalogue detailing a range of quality cleaning products available direct to both trade and the public through its trade counter and warehouse in Leeds.[TRIMTO] The 34-page catalogue is divided into sections - including washroom, housekeeping and kitchen - with each area colour-coded for ...

Survey explores how cleaning contractors bid on accounts

...me 47% of respondent said they do not ask customers how much they are currently paying for cleaning services; 40% said they sometimes ask; 13% said they always ask. * As to presenting their bids, 60% of respondents said they make appointments with customers and hand deliver their bids; a third send bids via e-mail; the rest deliver bids usi...

Proventix records the 10 millionth hand wash

...te the human and economic costs of infectious disease in healthcare. The company provides tools and services for quality compliance monitoring, active point-of-care communication and successful behaviour modification T: (205) 383-1156 E: info@proventix.com W: www.proventix.com ...

Ramon wins Gold at London Hospital 2012

...entres including London's leading trauma and emergency care facility, one of Europe's largest renal services and one of the UK's largest children's hospitals - as well as having a dedicated Women's Hospital. The cleaning systems used at the facility have been custom designed to suit requirements. Simon Baldock, Sales Director at Ramon says: ...

Training collaboration leads to jobs success

...Service Solutions, one of the UK's leading providers of contract cleaning and facilities management services, says: "Spectrum has always recognised that training staff improves morale, results in a reduction of workplace accidents, reduces the level of supervision and increases productivity. "Although we have predominantly carried out training i...

Oxypharm ticks all the boxes at key Birmingham hospitals

...in the system's acquisition and implementation is Simon Sharpe, Facilities Manager for Housekeeping services at the QE. Having first been introduced to the Oxypharm system by IRJ Associates, Simon's initial thoughts were to the difference Oxypharm could bring to the existing disinfection programme, especially the significant reduction in time to...

Don't waste money on flying ants warns pest control company

...y little a pest control company can do apart from charge a lot of money. Cleankill Environmental Services Managing Director Paul Bates explains: "It's the normal mating flight of the common black garden ant and it happens two or three times over the Summer months causing some people great distress. We advise the callers not to panic and just ...

Report trashes EU waste management results

...reece, which scored lowest in the study, only received a positive note for its access to collection services, but was criticised on 17 counts. The report graded all 27 member states according to 18 criteria, including total waste recycled, pricing of waste disposal, and infringements of European legislation. "Many member states are still land...

Olympics clean-up is a winner for Ryans

...Olympic crowds. During the Queen's Jubilee celebrations, 300 of the Ryans Cleaning team provided services at Battersea Park, Victoria Park and sections of Hyde Park and it is estimated that the team gathered between 70 and 90 tonnes of rubbish. With an annual turnover of more than £4million, Ryans Cleaning employs more than 70 people fu...

We have Mail - C4C Credits for Cleaning

Following many months of negotiation, Pierce Management Services are pleased to announce that we have now reached agreement with HFC concerning the ongoing sales and support of C4C - Credits for Cleaning. With effect from 7th August 2012, PMS have purchased HFC's share of the software copyright and are now the sole owners of the product. Pleas...

Bill Gates names winners of the 'Reinvent the Toilet' challenge

...Global Development Programme, which addresses issues such as agricultural development and financial services - problems that affect the world's poorest people but do not receive adequate attention. WSH has committed more than $370 million to this area, with a focus on developing sustainable sanitation services that work for everyone, including the ...

Major slips & trips research project to be launched at upcoming conference

...Bank on 23rd October.[TRIMTO] The slips and trips research, funded by the Cleaning & Support Services Association and the BCC, aims to be the definitive guide on best practice in floor cleaning for commercial cleaning businesses, helping to reduce accidents and improve safety in the workplace. All delegates attending the conference will be p...

CSSA defends cleaning industry's record on the London living wage

The Cleaning & Support Services Association has contributed an article to the comment section of the Guardian newspaper which calls on all stakeholders in the cleaning industry to work together to achieve a living wage for cleaners.[TRIMTO] Outlining the CSSA's longstanding commitment to supporting the living wage, Chief Executive Andrew La...

Sustainability will be core theme of 19th WFBSC International Congress

... October, alongside the 22nd Regional Higiexpo - Hygiene, Cleaning & Maintenance Products & Services Exhibition, and the 23rd ENEAC - National Meeting of the Cleaning & Maintenance Companies, will assemble over 5,000 visitors. The topic of sustainability will be approached in various ways throughout the conference. One will be prese...

The FM Event

...tates event is strategically positioned in London and co-located with Energy Solutions and Building Services. A programme of conference quality education is designed especially to assist in the challenges experienced by a high caliber audience and senior professionals and will sit along side a plethora of networking areas. To register you int...

London calling: The Cleaning Show 2015

...ery happy exhibitors about! But more generally, 93% say they influence the sourcing of products and services and over 93% say they have a purchasing responsibility. Over 60% of visitors attend the event to source new products and services and companies that don't exhibit will miss out on what will potentially be an awful lot of business." The Sh...

CSSA responds to survey on hospital cleaning

...eaning duties in the preceding months, Andrew Large - Chief Executive of the Cleaning & Support Services Association, said:[TRIMTO] "This survey gives some cause for concern. If 20% of nurses are saying that their NHS trust is cutting back on cleaning then the risk of resurgence in infectious disease is clear. The UK has made great strides i...

Nurses regularly forced to perform heavy cleaning duties, survey finds

...ing staff to undertake. More than 50% of the survey's respondents say that they believe cleaning services for their own ward are inadequate, while around 20% say that their trust had made cuts to the cleaning budget within the past 12 months. They claim that these cuts have led to them being forced to disinfect washrooms and mop floors: a thi...

Ecolab on Forbes' 2012 list of 'World's Most Innovative Companies'

... value of its existing business based on expectations of future innovative results in new products, services and markets. Additionally, members of the list must have $10 billion in market capitalisation, spend at least 2.5% of revenue on R&D and have seven years of public data. The full list of the 2012 'World's Most Innovative Companies' is...

MITIE wins Odeon cleaning contract

... the contract have transferred to MITIE and additional sites will be added in the next few months. Services include front of house and theatre cleaning.[TRIMTO] MITIE was awarded the contract as it established an excellent working relationship with the Odeon team throughout the bidding process, demonstrating commitment and a thorough understand...

Don't miss out on important UK cleaning industry event

...opportunities during the breaks, with many using the conference platform to launch new products and services from their companies. The seminars will be led by journalist and broadcaster Andrew Neil, who has been confirmed as the keynote speaker. Mr. Neil currently presents an array of political programmes on the BBC, so he will be familiar to ma...

Helping UK plc get 'Waste Smart'

... to raise businesses' awareness of their waste responsibilities and provide signage to specific new services or changes, including the new Sustainable Waste Awareness Certificate. To find out more, visit the CIWM Training stand (Hall 20 Stand K67) if you are visiting the exhibition today - the last day of the show. Alternatively contact the CIWM...

NEC announces 'zero waste to landfill' achievement

...ve Cartmell, Cleaning & Waste Manager, the NEC. "We were in the process of tendering a new Soft services Facilities Management contract during this period, and once the successful bidder had been chosen, we quickly started working with them to achieve the target." The result is that a minimum of 50% of total site waste is recycled through th...

The Hako Virtual Adviser: a stroke of genius!

...IMTO] Machines deployed for indoor and outdoor cleaning, lawn and grounds maintenance and winter services should serve to preserve the value of buildings and property as well as being economical. The range of technical offers on the market is broad and colourful - lending advice en route to finding a suitable machine is a new online application ...

Betco announces new Fastdraw Foamer II

...sistent dilution across varying water pressures. For more information about Betco's products and services please contact: T: 1-888-462-3826 W: www.betco.com ...

2012 Seven-Star Awards highlight food safety achievement in China

...ds ceremony, Ecolab's Tim Wang and Tom Ford, Ecolab vice president of Food Safety for Global Retail Services, led presentations during the Food Safety Workshop. www.ecolab.com ...

Lighter container from RPC UKSC for Royal Warrant holder Prochem Europe

...he Royal Warrant is a mark of recognition to individuals and businesses for the supply of goods and services to The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh or The Prince of Wales for a period of five years or more. It also reflects the recipient's environmental performance and sustainability. T: +44 (0) 1933 411221 F: +44 (0) 1933 414781 E: sales@rpc-rush...

Just a week until The FM Event opens its doors

...agement industry. Speakers participating in these sessions include Julie Kortens, Head of Corporate Services, Channel 4 and Chairman of WiFM SIG, Bernard Amos, CEO, Hellistrat Management Services and Mandy Keepax, Head of FM - Offices, Store Cleaning, Waste & Pest Control for Marks & Spencer, amongst many others. There's more though... T...

Hygiene Group is the right ingredient for Cereform

... was a key requirement for this job. This project demonstrated the strength and flexibility of our services to meet the needs of a wide variety of customers in the food manufacturing sector." A market leader in the supply of ingredients to the baking industry, Cereform is part of AB Mauri, a division of Associated British Foods. T: 0121 451 ...

Final tickets on sale now for BCC Conference 2012

... links and great networking" In addition, 10 blue-chip brands will be launching new products and services on the day. Join the BCC for this essential date for your business calendar on 23rd October 2012 at Coin Street Conference Centre, a state-of-the-art venue on London's vibrant South Bank. To reserve your space: T: 0207 920 9640 W: ...

Cresswell awarded cleaning contract at new local school

A new Southwark Free School has awarded its cleaning contract to Cresswell Office Services. The South London based sustainable cleaning company has been chosen to clean the school site at Ledbury Hall, which was previously used as a community hall and had for many years hosted occasional local community events. Cresswell was contacted by the scho...

BICSc celebrates outstanding year at Annual Awards Dinner and Golf Day

...t the support of a number of companies - and in particular, headline sponsors Bunzl and LCC Support Services. As well as all the Awards sponsors mentioned previously, Lonsdale Direct was responsible for the print material.   Further information and images - http://www.bics.org.uk/news_article_name/BICSc-Annual-Awards-Winners-2012.aspx...

Government to charge businesses £124hr for health & safety fails

...orcement action. Chris Hall, Managing Partner of health & safety consultancy Lighthouse Risk Services, says: "As well as confirming the start date for the scheme, the HSE has also published initial guidance explaining how the scheme will work in practice, along with examples illustrating how it will be applied." FFI will apply whenever an...

BSCAI announces Registered Building Service Manager workshops

... US and countries worldwide that provide cleaning, facility maintenance, security and other related services to building owners and managers. It provides educational programmes, certification, publications, training programmes, seminars and networking opportunities, all developed specifically for leaders in the building service contracting industry...

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust chooses In Depth for windows contract

In Depth Managed Services, one of Britain's leading cleaning and facilities-management specialists, has been awarded the contract for window cleaning by Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.[TRIMTO] The three-year contract is to clean the windows at six sites including Leeds General Infirmary, where the third series of Channel 4's Bafta-award-wi...

CSSA frustrated by news that illegal migrants are not pursued for economic reasons

...ime their cases were considered.[TRIMTO] Responding to these revelations, Cleaning & Support Services Association Chief Executive Andrew Large said: "I am greatly frustrated at this news, which seems to drive a coach and horses through UK policy on illegal working. How can legitimate employers be expected to police their workforce when the G...

Kensington & Chelsea SITA street cleaners to be balloted for strike action over pay

On Monday, GMB, the union for public services workers in the UK, gave notice of an official ballot for strike action for 70 GMB members employed by contractor SITA on the street cleansing contract with Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (RBKC) - the most affluent borough in London - in a dispute over pay.[TRIMTO] GMB members who clean th...

New features on offer at The Cleaning Show 2013

...evious years, it gives us the opportunity to see the huge number of new and innovative products and services that are on offer. We would not miss the UK's premier cleaning exhibition as it provides great value to our business." Highlights of the new features and attractions include: Innovation Zone and Awards: The Cleaning Show Innovation Awa...

Training flexibility with the WoolSafe Academy

... Service Provider or Registered Inspector Networks, opening up exciting new opportunities. Other services available from the WoolSafe Academy include downloadable research papers and publications to aid professional development, an online store containing books, carpet inspector kits and technical equipment to purchase and information about upco...

Emprise bulks up its gym cleaning portfolio

Support Services supplier Emprise Services, has announced that after a year of partnership with gym chain, Pure Gym, Emprise has now been named the sole supplier for cleaning and associated services to the entire Pure Gym portfolio, which currently includes 43 gyms across the UK.[TRIMTO] Pure Gym is a value gym chain that offers its members 24...

Assign - next-generation mobile and field workforce scheduling software launched

...public sector and housing associations through to the utilities, facilities management, engineering services, capital equipment, construction and logistics industries, its intuitive user interface and job booking wizard significantly eases the initial job booking process, enabling customer service operatives to book jobs directly on to the schedule...

We have Mail: Hospital cleaning

...ble. Contact us for more information. - For strategic procurement and technical support services in all industrial sectors, contact us. We will show you how to be sensible in procurement and not waste your money. We will also establish standards and design tests so that you know that what you want to buy is fit for purpose, and because ...

Tickets selling fast for 25th Anniversary Loo of the Year Awards presentation extravaganza!

...a sparkling wine reception, three course meal with wine, an exhibition with the latest products and services and entertainment from Shappi Khorsandi, star of TV and radio... plus celebrity guests. Shappi has appeared on Question Time, Have I got News For You as well as high profile comedy gigs including Michael McIntyre's Comedy Road show and Li...

New CIWM President launches benchmarking report and demands greater global efficiency

...Riding of Yorkshire Council, the largest unitary council in England by area, as Head of Streetscene Services. In this role, he is responsible for all outside services, and is also the Project Director for Hull City Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council's joint waste procurement Elected to the Institution as a corporate member in 1985, Joh...

WFBSC Curitiba reinforces industry's public hygiene and sustainability roles

... "Growing wealth leads to increasing demands for finer degrees of cleanliness and high quality FM services," he suggested, before drawing delegates' attention to the significant water price hikes; growing number of green buildings; and the technology developments we are seeing. These developments include further growth in super concentrates, biot...

Australian cleaning contractors face similar issues to those in the UK

... to compete on unrealistic hourly rates rather than on quality of service. How can the users of our services ever give us respect when they see wages constantly increasing while our hourly charges remain static or reduce? "I keep putting out Recommended Hourly Rates and contractors insist on cutting those rates by up to $10.00 per hour. If the ...

Norse scores high in schools cleaning and grounds purchasing frameworks

...g standards is clear acknowledgement of a successful framework company's commitment to high quality services delivery," says Sales Director Geoff Tucke. "This was a really tough tender process and we are delighted that we outscored major competitors on both quality and price. It shows that Norse is recognised as a major supplier right across the...

Study shows efficacy of improved hydrogen peroxide against healthcare-associated pathogens

...tered to kill a total of 41 different microorganisms and are formulated to be used by environmental services' professionals and around patients." T: +1-510-271-7736 E: brad.ferris@clorox.com W: www.clorox.com ...

New apprenticeships in facilities management launched

...been launched to help strengthen the facilities management workforce. The entry-level Facilities Services Apprenticeship, set at Level 2, offers employers a new route of recruiting 16 - 24 year olds into FM, while degree-level Facilities Management Apprenticeships have also been introduced at Levels 4 and 5.[TRIMTO] "Because facilities manage...

Truvox Multiwash machines keep Glasgow Royal Infirmary floors clean

...lasgow and Clyde. It provides a broad range of regional, supra-regional and national acute clinical services and has more than 70 wards. In addition, it has a busy accident and emergency department, including major treatment rooms for patients with serious injuries, a separate minor injuries unit and a resuscitation unit with six bays. Furthermore...

Innovation and Customer Service Award winners: as voted for 'electronically' and by ISSA Show attendees

...g System from Kimberly-Clark Professional * Equipment: Super Coach Pro by ProTeam * Services & Technology: CleanTelligent Inspector by CleanTelligent * Supplies: HiFlo nLite by Unger Enterprises[TRIMTO] The winners were selected by cleaning-industry distributors, wholesalers, building service contractors and in-house ...

Nviro wins Employer of the Year award

...omote NVQs for its operatives and has had a number of employees complete the Cleaning & Support Services NVQ, which has been a great motivator, as well as completing BICSc qualifications. Every day Nviro cleans 1,400,000sqm of floor space for more than 130 public and private sector organisations covering 600 sites across London and the South...

Inaugural FM Event is praised by industry

...liers, The FM Event provided a useful environment to view and interact with the latest products and services from leading companies across the sector.[TRIMTO] A clear highlight for many attending this year was the Networking Hub; the new feature included facilitated networking by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the British Institut...

Facilitate the future growth and development of your cleaning business

...ver, the cleaning industry around the world still remains profitable due to the demand for cleaning services from other industries.[TRIMTO] Despite the economic downturn's effects on the global economy however, China's cleaning supply industry has expanded rapidly over the past year. The industrial and public facilities cleaning industry saw its...

A BSCAI Service Employee of the Year Award winner for the fifth year!

...Mitch Murch's Maintenance Management Company) has announced that MMMM has been awarded the Building Services Contractors Association International 2012 Service Employee of the Year Award for an unprecedented fifth time.[TRIMTO] Nominations came from some of the Association's 1,200 member companies worldwide and the BSCAI Independent Board chose ...

Hat trick for Cagney Contract Cleaning

...cess. "Cagney Contract Cleaning was founded in 1977 to provide professional cleaning and related services to a wide range of clients. We recognise that in this difficult economic climate, maintaining consistently high standards and delivering excellent value for money is an essential requirement for our clients. The hard work and dedication of o...

National head office puts Trust in Principle Cleaning

...llowing its recent move to a new London office, The National Trust has appointed Principle Cleaning Services as its cleaning contractor.[TRIMTO] Completely independent of Government, The National Trust is a charity that relies for income on membership fees, donations and legacies together with revenue raised from its commercial operations. It ha...

Clean up at The Golden Service Awards 2013!

...Golden Service Awards 2013. Designed to recognise service excellence in the cleaning & support services industry, the awards provide a benchmark for quality and are the ideal opportunity for contract cleaning companies and in-house cleaning teams to promote the excellent work carried out by their cleaning teams and give them the recognition th...

ISSA/Interclean North America 2012 exceeds expectations

...l, the International Executive Housekeepers Association and the Association of Residential Cleaning Services International. Also present were many supporting associations from throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia-Pacific (see below). More than 9,000 buyers were among the registrants visiting with this year's 623 exhibitors. The event experienced ...

ISS continues solid performance in challenging market

...ositive trend in organic growth in 2011 following the start-up of several large Integrated Facility Services contracts leading to organic growth of 6.2% for the group. The organic growth in 2012 is negatively impacted by the challenging macroeconomic conditions, decline in non-portfolio services, exiting customer contracts with unsatisfactory payme...

Betco launches new Stealth cylindrical sweeping scrubbers

...on partners internationally. Its products serve numerous markets and industries including building services, education, healthcare, food service and retail. T: 1-888-462-3826 W: www.betco.com ...

Triangle Services receives US nationwide CIMS-GB Certification

Triangle Services' Janitorial Division has achieved CIMS-GB (Cleaning Industry Management Standard-Green Building) certification from ISSA. This designation covers all janitorial locations throughout the US, ensuring the company's clients receive a consistently highly-quality service.[TRIMTO] CIMS-GB certification applies to management, operati...

IFMA names 2012 Class of Fellows

...n 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$100 billion in products and services. Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies facilities managers, conducts research, provides educational programmes and produces World Workplace, the world's largest facilities management conference and exposition. T: 202-746-4484 E: jeff.johnson@if...

CK Group Cleaning Services wins Museum of London

CK Group has won the prestigious Museum of London contract for all housekeeping and portering services, taking over from MITIE. Located over three sites, London Wall, Docklands, and the archeological offices based in Islington, the Museum of London tells the story of one of the world's greatest cities and its people.[TRIMTO] The London Wall...

Soapbox: Why we should all ignore GDP statistics

...he measure used to deflate GDP at current prices. The mix of components in the basket of goods and services used is changing all the time (as when, for instance, fuel prices rise) and yet the weightings used to compile the index are fixed for a year - or even longer. Possibly the biggest distortion occurs because the population generating GDP i...

Agreement confirms elite supplier status

...hemes, including the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association and the Sanitary Medical Disposal Services Association, the company supplies both polyethylene sacks made from virgin and/or recycled blends (up to 100% recycled material) and compostable sacks for the storage and collection of organic waste. The Nationwide Hygiene Supplies networ...

Ingot Services continues its support for Suffolk youth charity

...annual awards evening, honouring its young volunteers. Corporate sponsor, cleaning contractor Ingot Services, was there to join in the celebrations.[TRIMTO] Ingot's Managing Director Alan Maynard was delighted to be asked to present an award on the night.: "I was really pleased to be asked to attend what was an uplifting and inspiring evening," ...

Cleaning and environmental apprenticeships firm receives industry accolade for second year running

...tion. Nordic Pioneer received the award for delivering the most cleaning and local environmental services apprenticeships across the UK. The company has been involved in training across the UK and Ireland since 2002, when the first UK accredited course in graffiti removal was developed and delivered, primarily to frontline staff employed by loca...

Ambitious plans announced for Facilities Show 2013

...M industry to build an event that addresses the important topics, showcases the latest products and services and provides premium networking opportunities for all. "The evolving role of facilities means that it is important for the industry to be able to come together to share best practice, get updates on the latest legislation and keep abreast...

Leader

...his is being handled very professionally by Andrew Large and his team at the Cleaning & Support Services Association. This week I received a press release announcing that the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association, which for years has been ably run by Graham Fletcher, was to join them. "We're heading in the right direction," was my first ...

ICE's new ServiceSmart Lite makes keeping track of cleaning contracts easier

... Cleaning Equipment , the Southampton-based cleaning equipment and service specialist, has launched ServiceSmart Lite - a new asset management tool that provides comprehensive on-line tracking and support to clients.[TRIMTO] ICE took a pioneering step when it introduced its first web-based system, Service Smart, back in 2008. It was designed to ...

Leader

...his is being handled very professionally by Andrew Large and his team at the Cleaning & Support Services Association. This week I received a press release announcing that the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association, which for years has been ably run by Graham Fletcher, was to join them. "We're heading in the right direction," was my first ...

LCC Support Services signs up for ICE's new rental model

...uipment , the Southampton-based cleaning equipment and service specialist, has welcomed LCC Support Services as a valued new client - in what is believed to be a groundbreaking 'first' for the industry.[TRIMTO] ICE has now become LCC's sole floor cleaning equipment supplier, thanks to a specially devised rental model that offers a number of bene...

CHSA announces changes to secretariat from 1st January 2013

...n has this week announced that it will be outsourcing its secretariat to the Cleaning & Support Services Association from 1st January 2013. Commenting on the change in secretariat, Stephen Harrison (CHSA Chairman) said: "I am delighted that Andrew Large, CEO of the CSSA, will be assuming responsibility for the management of the CHSA secretar...

We have Mail: R.I.P. CHSA

...rdise its very existence by passing the management of the Association to the Cleaning & Support Services Association. In this matter CSSA cannot be held responsible. They have made no secret of their intention to take over the running of as many Associations as possible. They have already taken over the management of the secretariat British ...

Would you like salt with that?

...ause salt is a product that can be stored for long periods of time." Jim Dale of British Weather Services says: "We're forecasting a colder than average period from mid-November to late January, with significant snow at times, particularly in the north and east, but with London also seeing snow. Minimum temperatures are expected to fall to about...

Jangro launches smart cleaning training programme

...rst time, using the right products." Andrew Large, Chief Executive of the Cleaning & Support Services Association, representing hundreds of contractors that employ hundreds of thousands of operatives says: "It is every employee's right to be given adequate training for the job but all to often only a small number of staff get selected becaus...

UBM Live unites Facilities Show and FM Event for 2013

...hose working within the sector constantly evolves, UBM Live will continue to adapt our products and services, enhancing our offering to best support this vibrant and vital industry. Investing and strengthening Facilities Show ensures that we can build on the previous success and legacy of both shows, showcasing the latest and most innovative global...

New partnership to find work for unemployed people in Wales

...50 people in Wales will undergo training in employability and specialist cleaning and environmental services skills. Employers can place vacancies with the project and candidates will be trained specifically to fill those jobs. Sarah Bentley, Chief Executive of Asset Skills, says: "Our new social enterprise company Asset Skills for Employment wi...

ISS and Telenor sign Nordic IFS contract

Telenor, the international provider of tele, data and media communication services, has entered into a strategic partnership with ISS, where ISS will be delivering Integrated Facility Services to most of Telenor's operations throughout the Nordic countries.[TRIMTO] The new contract, signed with Telenor Real Estate, includes delivery of propert...

Avoid the perils of window cleaning in frozen wintery conditions

London-based Spectrum Window Cleaning, says its specialist commercial window cleaning services are better tailored to overcome the challenges of the cold winter weather and that its tried and tested systems deliver superior results in all weather conditions, providing end users with faster and longer-lasting results.[TRIMTO] Window cleaning in...

Carlisle awarded Arriva contract

Carlisle Support Services has been awarded the contract to provide Arriva, the UK's largest bus operator, with fleet and depot cleaning services. The contract will be the UK's biggest bus cleaning contract and will involve operations across the country.[TRIMTO] This contract win exemplifies the type of enlightened partnership approach to prov...

Housing and care provider appoints eight contractors

...ng and care provider Midland Heart has selected eight contractors to take forward its Environmental Services. The £6m, three-year agreement with the potential to be extended for an additional two years will be serviced by contractors such as John O'Connor and Oakleaf who'll be responsible for internal cleaning of shared areas within proper...

LOTY 25th Anniversary winner is Staffordshire County Council

... Wales and The Northern Ireland Tourist Board, Danfo, Healthmatic, SCA Tork, Soluclean and Willings Services supported this year's Awards. Full details of the 2012 Awards results are available on the Awards website. The 26th anniversary Loo of the Year Awards special Event will be held on 6th December 2013 - again at the St Johns Hotel, Solih...

Aurora Capital acquires DuBois Chemicals

...pportunities to accelerate expansion and product innovation in the specialty chemical solutions and services market, DuBois has a promising growth trajectory and is well-positioned to offer value-added solutions and services to customers throughout North America and abroad." Jeff Welsh, Chief Executive Officer and President of DuBois, says: "Aur...

Talks being held today to avert further protests and strike action at hospitals

...to the need to treat staff its employs with respect and for its handling of pay their management of services. "The company should fully compensate staff who lost money and who were inconvenienced over Christmas. Some families had a miserable time - going short in some cases of essentials. I'd like to see some expression of goodwill to those affe...

A clean winner

The countdown is on to the opening of the UK's leading showcase for all products and services used in the cleaning & support services industry. The Cleaning Show 2013, which the organiser says is set to be the largest in the event's history, with pre-registered visitors up by 70%, will take place from March 19th -21st at Birmingham's NEC.[TRI...

Cleaning at the sharp end!

Principle Cleaning Services has scored something of a coup by winning the contract to clean London's fabulous new landmark building: The Shard at London Bridge Quarter - the new commercial district emerging on London's South Bank. Principle is delighted to be working in partnership with London Bridge Quarter Estate Management, the dedicated on-s...

Clever FM solution can help increase efficiency and lower costs

...n enviable first time pre 08.00 delivery success rate of 99.77%, ByBox has revolutionised the field services market with its reliable, secure and robust delivery model that is as easy to use for returns as it is for deliveries. Parts are delivered overnight to a secure locker that is only accessible by either key or card. Once a delivery has bee...

Porsche Museum in Germany serviced by ISS

When the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany was looking for a facility services provider, ISS came out as the preferred supplier. ISS now provides the museum with cleaning services, maintenance, glass and facade cleaning, garden maintenance, snow removal and pest control.[TRIMTO] The modern museum building in Stuttgart, which has about 5,600...

UK business needs smarter spending strategies for growth

...usterity. - Only 4% plan to increase research and development spending on new products and services in the coming years. A lack of 'smarter spending' understanding at board level: - 46% of the companies surveyed stated that their company discussed business spending (procurement) at board level only once a year or never. Limi...

Triangle Services commences operations In Colombia

Triangle Services, a privately-held supplier of managed support services to the facilities and aviation communities, has announced its entry into the international marketplace with the opening of an office and operations at El Dorado International Airport in Bogota, Colombia.[TRIMTO] Triangle President and Co-Owner Perry Fine expressed his exc...

FM professional and membership bodies "failing employers" - FM chief spearheads campaign for action

...among FM membership bodies.[TRIMTO] Chris Cracknell, Chief Executive of international facilities services organisation OCS Group and Chair of FM skills body Asset Skills, is convinced industry representation is too fragmented and employer needs are not being addressed in a coherent manner. "OCS has a long-standing commitment to the developmen...

Urgent reviews of anti-Legionella water treatment essential after HSE ban on elemental copper

...e benefit of a global network of business partners, ensuring expedient delivery of its products and services to its worldwide clientele. T: 0845 680 3629 E: enquiries@endoenterprises.com W: www.endoenterprises.com www.hse.gov.uk ...

ISS wins contract with NIBSC

ISS Facility Services has announced that it has been awarded the contract to provide security and cleaning services to the National Institute for Biological Standards & Control (NIBSC), a centre of the Health Protection Agency (HPA). Based in South Mimms, Hertfordshire, NIBSC is a multi-disciplinary scientific establishment whose purpose i...

ICMMA launches design award for the Cleaning Show

...achine manufacturing and importing members. The Cleaning Show is a showcase for all products and services used in the cleaning & support services industry. It is the UK's only major event where companies can market, sell and promote their products and services to an international audience. The exhibition is organised every two years on be...

ISSA/Interclean Central & Eastern Europe just three months away

...t and accessories - Car Wash equipment and related products - Laundry equipment and services - Waste management products, equipment and services - Pest control equipment and related products - Components for manufacturing and maintenance - Cleaning services - Workwear and protective clothing -...

Cleaning industry welcomes wider support for the living wage

...he need for in-work benefits, reducing the public spending bill whilst driving demand for goods and services in the marketplace. Andrew Large, Secretary General, says: "As well as being socially beneficial, the living wage is gaining broad support as a sound economic policy that will support and drive the free market. I am thrilled to see that e...

Andrew Large announces departure from cleaning industry

... a new role heading up the British Poultry Council. This means that the UK's Cleaning & Support Services Association is looking for a new Chief Executive, whose role will also involve looking after the interests of other UK cleaning industry associations that had chosen to put the running of their own secretariats into Andrew's and/or the CSSA'...

VLA Healthcare removes Sharps Terminator from sale in the UK and Germany

...ing NHS testing and evaluation. The company is committed to supplying high quality products and services and as such, is working with other manufacturers to develop alternative solutions to Sharps Terminator.[TRIMTO] "Feedback from customers we spoke to about Sharps Terminator has been extremely positive, but it could only destroy a certain ...

Cleaning contractors wade in to clear flooded NHS site

...East, Filton - home to one of the world's largest blood processing centres - was closed as the fire services pumped water from both inside and outside the waterlogged premises.[TRIMTO] "The fire brigade did a great job in getting the car parks and site access areas de-flooded, but a major clean-up operation was clearly required inside," says Reg...

LPM wins major contract with Communisis

LPM Cleaning & Support Services, the nationwide contract cleaning and janitorial supplies business, has won a major new contract to provide cleaning services for Communisis - the marketing communications services provider - at two of its main facilities in Leeds.[TRIMTO] The contract, awarded in December 2012, required a co-ordinated mobili...

Canadians combine: Swish Maintenance acquires SK Sanitary Specialties

...d four in the US. The company believes that what sets it apart is its commitment to its value added services including: local distribution facilities, Swish branded chemicals, Swish Clean-It Centre's, Swish Tech, Institution & Laundry Division, 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, E-Commerce, Health & Safety, E-Learning, Onsite Training, Strategic ...

CMS 2013 Berlin: allocation of hall space has already begun

...lin's preparations for the international trade fair for Cleaning Systems, Building Management & Services are well advanced, more so than in any previous year. With many bookings already taken from all the leading market players the task of allocating individual stands and special display areas in the halls has already begun.[TRIMTO] Inside H...

Restroom Association (Singapore) presents its Loo Awards

...ne the wares of the exhibitors who were showcasing innovative and interesting washroom products and services. LOO (Let's Observe Ourselves) Awards recipients: * Private Sector - AsiaMalls Management Pte * Public Sector - JTC Corporation * Education Sector - (Established School Category) Northland Primary School, (Promi...

New report gives top considerations for hiring commercial window cleaners

...uption for customers during work on-site - and in particular via its specialist high rise abseiling services division - that can now reach of up to 92 feet, or 8 floors from the ground. Spectrum says it is often called upon to repair and complete work which has been unsatisfactorily completed by window cleaning contractors. A spokesperson comme...

Norse wins Archant facilities management contract

...l media businesses, has awarded its cleaning and Facilities Management contract to Norse Commercial Services. The three year contract, with an option to extend for a further three years, includes cleaning, building maintenance, mechanical and electrical repairs and maintenance, reception, security and caretaking. "This is an important contrac...

ISS Sweden continues cooperation with Kalmar County Hospital

... have signed an agreement valued at more than SEK 50 million, which means ISS will deliver cleaning services to the County Hospital in Kalmar for the coming years.[TRIMTO] Kalmar County Council covers the entire county and is responsible for healthcare, dental care, as well as some education. Kalmar County Hospital is one of Sweden's 20 county h...

CMS Advisory Committee gains a new member

The Advisory Council of CMS 2013 Berlin - Cleaning.Management.Services. has gained a new member today. The arrival of Markus Stojan, Vice President Sales & Marketing Region Central of SCA, marks the inclusion of another representative of the industry from a company exhibiting at CMS. He represents the washrooms and hygiene sector.[TRIMTO] ...

RIA members create cleaning solution for flood damage

...he steps include: 1. Evaluation of the structure to determine conditions, applicability of services, and recommendations to the homeowner 2. Isolation of non-impacted upper levels from lower level (if applicable) 3. Removal of wet, porous materials (muck out) using proper personal protective equipment (PPE) for construction and...

IFMA: The sustainable office in action - new 'Service Center of Excellence'

...cellence just the beginning; it will continue to grow, change and adapt as we test the products and services that our members use." The following are ways that the Service Center of Excellence was designed to be sustainable. Half the Physical Footprint: One of the most visible improvements with the Service Center of Excellence is a dramatical...

Helping business to be 'smart' about waste and resources

...cluding WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme), the Environment Agency and the Environmental Services Association (ESA). It is designed to meet a recognised need for cost-effective training for businesses across a wide range of sectors to help them implement more sustainable practices around waste and resource use. "In these tough economi...

Prochem Europe customer is UK's fastest-growing franchise

...od." Established in 1990, Tempest Restoration offers complete project management for restoration services including carpet and upholstery cleaning, wooden floor cleaning, fire and water restoration services, and contents restoration. Offering a 24/7 call-out service for people when their home or business has been damaged by a fire or flood, t...

Game on for LPM Cleaning at SONY Computer Entertainment Europe

LPM Cleaning & Support Services, has won the contract to provide cleaning services to Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) for five of its sites, including its design studios.[TRIMTO] SCEE, which has its head office in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PlayStation3, PlayStationVita, PlayStation2, PSP ...

AsepticSure disinfection system proving successful in Canadian hospital trials

...ersity Working with Contamination Control Company (C3), an Ontario-based provider of AsepticSure services in Canada, Medizone says it has unequivocally demonstrated the safety and ease of operation of its AsepticSure disinfection process in a functioning healthcare setting. Room turnaround times were less than 90 minutes..[TRIMTO] Dr Michael...

Higiexpo 2013 set for success

...e Institutional Cleaning Market (Abralimp), tells us that the 23rd Higiexpo - Fair of Products and Services for Hygiene, Cleaning & Environmental Preservation and the 24th Higicon - International Congress of the Professional Cleaning Market., being held from August 13rd to 15th in São Paulo, are set for success.[TRIMTO] Some 11,000 p...

ISSA ready to hit the fairways

...include a three course dinner and winners' presentation. As Keith Baker, ISSA's Director of EMEA Services says: "What makes this golf day so special is not just the immaculate Toft course. It's the fact that from the moment you arrive to the time you leave, you will be able to make or renew valuable friendships with other industry colleagues in ...

WFBSC responds to intervention by UK Chief Medical Officer on infectious disease

...the contract cleaning sector. WFBSC members are among the leading providers of out-sourced cleaning services to a wide variety of public and private sector clients. E: ayounger@bscai.org W: www.cleaning-for-health.org T: 0207 920 9632 E: alarge@cleaningassoc.org W: www.cleaningassoc.org ...

Spiderman window cleaner surprises patients at children's hospital in Tampa

...scape from the hospital experience and their illness," says Sheila Keller, manager of Environmental Services at St. Joseph's Hospitals. Amy Haddon, RN, CCRN, manager of the hospital's Child Life Department agrees, adding: "We want our patients to view their illnesses and hospital stay as secondary to enjoying the thrills of a normal childhood, a...

Motorclean becomes largest provider of car valeting services in the UK

...alist car valeting business, to support the acquisition of the trade and assets of Forward Valeting Services as part of a £5m transaction. [TRIMTO] Mobeus financed the MBO of Motorclean in 2011 and this follow on funding takes its total investment in the company to £9.2m. The acquisition sees the creation of the UK's largest suppl...

IFMA brings Facility Fusion Conference & Expo to Los Angeles, next month

...ncluding alternative energy, architecture, building maintenance, disaster recovery, education, food services, furniture, health care, real estate, security, technology and more. For the program of events and additional details go to: www.facilityfusion.ifma.org T: +1 281-377-5012 E: jed.link@ifma.org W: www.ifma.org ...

Cleaning Show organisers release details of seminar programme

... seminar programme, which is as follows: Tuesday 19th March 11:00: Employment Law - Peninsula Services 12:00: How does cleaning with Probiotics work? - Dan Kirschner of Pro-B 13:00: Changing the way the world cleans - David Yli-Juuti of Tersano Int 14:00: How to meet the growing demands for safer, greener cleaning - Mark...

Academic believes awards system will lead to cleaner schools in Ghana

...ing at the opening of the 2012 annual performance review meeting of the Brong-Ahafo Regional Health Services, under the theme: 'Accountability for Improvement of Health Outcomes' last week, in Sunyani. The three day meeting was attended by 230 participants, including district health directors, members of district health management teams, hospita...

Sodexo named one of the 'World's Most Admired Companies' by Fortune Magazine

Global FM services provider Sodexo is the most admired company in its sector according to Fortune Magazine's 2013 corporate reputation survey. Nearly 4,000 business executives, directors and analysts rated close to 700 companies from 30 countries on nine criteria, from innovation to global competitiveness, for the survey.[TRIMTO] Among leading...

China Clean teams up with World Toilet Organization to create onsite forum

...rience. The WTO was established to provide for the people who work in the field of public health services platforms and international networks, to enable them to exchange opinions and learn from each other. The China Clean Expo aims to boost the development of China's cleaning industry in all respects, including public and municipal cleaning. Th...

New joint venture company will safeguard jobs and deliver key services

A new multi-million pound contract between Norse Commercial Services and Norwich City Council, which will secure the jobs of a local workforce and strengthen the bonds of a public sector partnership, came into effect on 1st March.[TRIMTO] The £4.8 million per year contract to deliver environmental services such as buildings cleaning, str...

Xenex 'robot' halting spread of infection in more than 100 hospitals

...d Cooley Dickinson Hospital are utilising a portable room disinfection system from Xenex Healthcare Services to make their patients safer. The Xenex 'robot' uses pulse xenon to deliver ultraviolet light throughout patient rooms, operating rooms, equipment rooms, emergency rooms, intensive care units and public areas to destroy viruses, bacteria ...

ISS soars with Ryanair at Luton Airport

...r the cleaning of all Luton airport-based aircraft, which currently stands at four Boeing 737-800s. Services will include aircraft interior cleaning, deep cleaning, toilets and water servicing as well as daily services such as rubbish collection from inbound flights and spot cleaning.[TRIMTO] The new contract is in addition to the existing contr...

New contract win builds on JTM's social housing portfolio

...ctor. Founded in Leeds in 1983 by MD John Middleton, JTM Service provides laundry facilities and services for more than 100 social housing providers from the Scottish Borders to the Midlands. Isos Housing is one of the fastest growing housing groups in the North East with over 12,000 homes across the region. Isos believes housing should be ac...

Energy efficiency on agenda at Facilities Show 2013

...ainable Energy Team at BRE and Myles McCarthy, Managing Director of the Carbon Trust Implementation Services, amongst many others. Each day a lunchtime discussion will bring together energy professionals to debate key topics including the best ways to achieve energy efficiency now and in the future, delivering energy efficiency - getting your co...

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...nial event for the first time, so there will be plenty of new products to see and new companies and services to discover! And it won't be all 'me too' products or changes in livery either. We hear that 67 new products have been entered into the Innovation Awards and all of these will be available for show visitors to see. The judg...

New Soybean Resin urinals cement Waterless Co's environmental credentials!

...he new Environmental Leader Technology Reviews Program, which recognises excellence in products and services that provide companies with energy and environmental benefits. A panel of independent judges, from such well-known companies and organisations as PepsiCo, Staples, The University of California (Berkeley), Owens Corning, Yahoo., and others...

AfidampFAB launches 'Pulire 2013 Innovation Awards'

...ools for industrial cleaning & environmental hygiene), with organisational support from Afidamp Services, has announced the seventh edition of the Pulire Innovation Awards.[TRIMTO] The awards will take place during Pulire 2013 - the exhibition and conference dedicated to the professional cleaning and environmental hygiene market, which will ...

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...winners in tomorrow’s issue of this, the ‘Official Daily.’ Green Equipment and Services Pavilion: The Green Equipment and Services Pavilion will comprise a number of products and services from different companies, all developed to promote environmentally sensitive cleaning practises. Laundry Zone: A brand new Laundry Zone ha...

British Cleaning Council : Stand H52

...a service provider or supplier, you should join them and why - as a buyer or specifier of goods and services, you should seriously consider using a member of a reputable association rather than anyone else.[TRIMTO] Come along and chat to the 'movers and shakers' from: - The British Toilet Association - The National Association...

Jangro triumphs in Innovation Awards

...he first time, using the right products.” Image: Bob Vincent Exec Chairman of LCC SUpport Services representing the judges and Joanne Gilliard and Jeremy Thorn Directors of Jangro   ...

Goodbye and hello

We met outgoing head of the Cleaning & Support Services Association, Andrew Large, along with new Media & Policy Manager for the British Cleaning Council, Melissa Higgs. Andrew is leaving for pastures new - or is that flying the coop? - as he is about to join the poultry industry. Having first met Andrew at another cleaning industry sh...

ISSA/Interclean

The ISSA's business services executive EMEA region Leah Lister, originally from Chicago but now living in Liverpool, is hoping to increase ISSA membership by talking to show visitors about the benefits of belonging to this global association.[TRIMTO] She is pictured here with Amsterdam Rai's senior sales manager ISSA/Interclean Gerard Rijnbeek...

And it wasn't just the Brits that came...

...days at the show, speaking to most of the exhibitors and collecting information on new products and services to write about in forthcoming issues of their magazine. ...

Natural preparations

... "We provide unrivalled technical support and innovative, environmentally friendly solutions andbservices to a wide range of sectors," said the company. "We also undertake specific product development on behalf of our clients and are constantly generating new products to meet the increasingly stringent requirements of legislation and consumer pr...

Window cleaning services right on target!

Christopher Oaks (left), of north of England-based Archer Window Cleaning Services, accepts the award for Window Cleaning Company of the Year Award 2013 from the Federation of Window Cleaners' Scott Smith.[TRIMTO] As well as window cleaning, Archer offers cladding and gutter cleaning services, with its staff using a number of different access ...

Training: delivered by an expert

As an operative, cleaning training is one thing but an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Facilities Services will (or should) open more doors. As a contractor, having trained facilities people on board will give you more clout. People with skills in facilities services can make your organisation more effective, productive and competitive - and the w...

Innovation Awards winners: truly in a position to celebrate!

...finalists' stands. Category winners: * Carpet & Upholstery cleaning product & services: Woolsafe Stain Removal Guide App * Chemicals & dosing system: OEMAchem - Invisakill * Eco/green product: Delphis Eco - Foaming Oven Cleaner * Floor cleaning machines (indoors): ICE/Cleanfix - RA535 Ride-On Scrubb...

Cleanliness can improve academic achievement and enhance student retention rates

...s in place to maintain consistently high standards. Resource GB are experts in providing support services for the Higher Education sector and strive to achieve clean, secure learning environments and creative a positive learning experience for students. www.resource-group.com ...

Initial Facilities plans scheme to create 80 apprenticeships

...Currently, 60 apprentices within the transport division are completing their Cleaning & Support Services Level 2 NVQ, NVQ Level 2 in Team Leading or the NVQ in Facilities Management Level 3 qualifications. These technical apprenticeships consist of on and off the job training over a 12-month period, enabling the apprentices to meet industry spe...

BSCAI Announces 2013 Board of Directors

...i, HI. The following directors hold officer positions in 2013: Kevin S. Rohan, CBSE, Cavalier Services – President Yasser Youssef, The Budd Group – President-Elect Paul Greenland, CBSE, Aetna Building Maintenance – Vice President Janelle Bruland, CBSE, Management Services NW – Treasurer Taylor Bruce, CBSE, ...

Contract cleaning market switches to specialised in 2013

...tion, the report identifies an increasing number of contractors easing pricing pressure by offering services more closely aligned with the client's corporate aims and objectives. Discussing the findings, MTW's director Mark Waddy commented: "There is a clear growth in 'strategic fit' cleaning, with more focused market positioning also providing ...

Report offered to Cleanzine readers at discounted price

...ised Cleaning - Standard Cleaning - Facade/Window Cleaning - Other cleaning services[TRIMTO] The report also includes a SWOT & PEST analysis, a detailed industry review and four years of financial details for 170-plus leading contract cleaning companies. The fourth edition report also provides end user shares and t...

MITIE's cleaning & environmental business renamed Environmental +

...y, every day of the week. The new name reflects its integrated approach to the provision of soft services, with a more joined-up sustainable offering for clients. The company says that increasingly, its client base expects a 'joined-up' service delivery, preferring to receive services from just one provider, leading to cost savings and improved ...

Jury announces nominations Golden Broom Award 2013

... Hygiene: Resin-Set DRS - saneClean: saneTrain - Sanoserv: Touch-less Disinfecting Services With the cooperation between ISSA and RAI, the Polish Cleaning Chamber of Commerce became the third member in a long term partnership for organising ISSA/ Interclean Central & Eastern Europe. The Polish cleaning chamber of commerce or...

New report shows cleanliness rated as top concern in fitness sector

... significant increase in member satisfaction in the fitness industry, has been published by support services provider Emprise. The report, 'Improve member satisfaction by 10 per cent through creating a cleaner fitness environment', offers key insights into the importance of a clean environment for consumers and provides three simple steps to hel...

Enter now for the CMS Purus Awards (and don't forget the new category!)

...cation and a new category - Management Systems & Software. CMS Berlin - Cleaning.Management. Services, is hosting the Purus Awards for the fifth time. From 24th to 27th September 2013, the international trade fair for cleaning equipment, facilities management and services, as well as a supporting programme of conference events, will be takin...

IFMA announces sustainable exhibitors programme winners for 2013 Facility Fusion Conference & Expo

...e conscious efforts toward sustainability and corporate social responsibility from the products and services offered to the composition of their trade show booth. IFMA is committed to sustainability and this program helps us identify ways we can work with our exhibitors in the future to improve the overall sustainability of our trade show events." ...

Lancaster General Hospital (US) adds Xenex's germ-zapping robot to fight superbugs

...s off the machine if someone should enter. According to Scott Garrety, director of Environmental Services for LGH, three Xenex machines are being used in the operating rooms, isolation rooms and Intensive Care and Trauma-Neuro Units after every discharge or transfer. "This technology is used in high risk areas in conjunction with the extensiv...

Ryans raises the standard

... help organisations in the events industry improve the sustainability of event-related products and services. The new international standard makes Ryans one of only a handful of organisations in Europe to hold all four certificates. Others include ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems, ISO14001 Environmental Management system and OHSAS 18001 for O...

ISS and Coca-Cola - it's the real thing!

Coca-Cola Nordic Services has chosen ISS to provide a number of services. The two have worked together since 2007, when ISS started delivering the service Reception Excellence. Now, the cooperation has been further expanded as ISS will deliver cleaning, window cleaning, waste management, carpet cleaning, IT cleaning, washroom services, pest contro...

EMS raises the bar on ambulance cleanliness and infection control

...experienced specialist in this area and is able to provide us with a cost effective solution - with services available 24-hours a day, working around our ever changing rosters and shifts." Leigh Hounsome, Managing Director of A+E Cleaning Solutions says: "Our team is very much looking forward to working with EMS Ambulance Service. Our reputatio...

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...leaning & parking'. It soon joined other bodies such as the ABCD and the Cleaning & Support Services Association in the industry's ever-growing 'umbrella' organisation - the British Cleaning Council.  Local authority cleaning has changed considerably over recent years with some authorities contracting out work that had previously be...

190 Cleaning Services firms braced for takeover

The cleaning services Industry should brace itself for takeovers as a series of curious circumstances begin to shape the industry, argues a new market report from analysts Plimsoll Publishing. The study warns that a combination of stock piling cash, difficult growth, low interest rates and ageing directors has left these 190 companies ripe for ...

Asset Skills and the CSSA announce merger plans

...ties management and cleaning, has reached an agreement in principle with the Cleaning & Support Services Association to look into the benefits of merging the operations of each organisation. The two organisations have developed a close working relationship over the past 10 years and there is considerable overlap in the employers they represe...

Trojan Battery adds REMS batteries to network of distributors for France

...rer of deep-cycle batteries, has announced a distribution agreement with REMS Batterie Industrielle Services, expanding Trojan's presence in France. As a Trojan authorised master distributor, REMS joins Accus Plus to distribute and service Trojan deep-cycle batteries in the region.[TRIMTO] "The addition of REMS to Trojan's extensive network of ...

Incentive FM adds Northampton's venue to shopping centre contract portfolio

... Northampton.[TRIMTO] Under the terms of the contract, Incentive FM will deliver a full range of services required for the retail environment, including cleaning, security, maintenance and other support services. IFM will have full responsibility for providing 24-hour security for the Centre, full maintenance, with all cleaning at the centre bei...

Ecolab to acquire Purate business from AkzoNobel

...ons," says Timothy Mulhere, Ecolab executive vice president and president, Global Water and Process Services. "Purate's patented technologies complement our offerings globally, including our 3D Trasar technology programmes, which help address our customers' needs for clean water within industrial manufacturing and lower total cost of operations." ...

IFMA announces 300th Sustainability Facility Professional in time for Earth Day

...rgy, water, materials and resources, workplace management, indoor environmental quality, quality of services, waste and site impact. IFMA has worked to develop a comprehensive sustainability curriculum, which is available in self-study format or in classrooms, both of which have an online component. SFP candidates must pass three final assessmen...

ABCD Seminar 'Trading and Charging'

...st ways for local authority cleaning service providers to maximise the income they receive from the services they provide. It will be presented by renowned speaker on this subject - Andy Mudd, Principal Consultant - Association for Public Service Excellence. "Most service providers in the UK, where services are provided to the public secto...

WFBSC's first CEO Forum takes place in Rome

...ce providers and their clients was likely to be a driver of health related improvements in cleaning services, if it could be proved that cleaning could reduce claims. * For clients, linking cleanliness to absenteeism, employee morale and customer satisfaction were likely to be key in a more value related proposition for cleaning services. *...

Cooperation announced between Group Eulen and the Dussmann Group

...smann Group, have signed a an agreement for the joint provision of integrated facilities management services in 35 countries. The partners are both said to be leaders in their home markets for facilities services, reports Reinigungs Markt .[TRIMTO] The agreement will enable companies with global activities to organise their facilities managemen...

Australian acquisitions will open up market for Bunzl

...ssories and transport and load restraints as well as the provision of accredited testing and repair services. The third business is involved in the supply of industrial packaging products to a variety of customers in different market sectors. Revenue of the businesses acquired in the year ended 31 December 2013 is expected to be approximately A$160...

Karcher and Sanoserv win the Golden Broom Award 2013

... Central & Eastern Europe 2013, the KM 105/100 R P from Karcher and the Touch-less Disinfecting Services from Sanoserv were announced as winners of Golden Broom Innovation Award.[TRIMTO] Winner in the Product Category for Karcher, the KM 105/100 R is a new compact ride on sweeper in the one metre working width class. The machine is equipped ...

FM Sector pledges 10,000 Apprenticeships and 11,000 Work Inspiration places to reduce youth unemployment

...es for young people in the UK. The event, which was also supported by Asset Skills, the Business Services Association, the Facilities Management Association, the British Institute of Facilities Management and Lord Aberdare, saw ISS, together with a number of other leading FM companies, pledge their combined contribution of apprenticeships and w...

Optimise your workforce at Service Management Expo 2013

...ers of Service Management Expo 2013 have today revealed detailed educational schedule for its Field Services Theatre, hosting conference quality seminars, workshops and industry debates across three days. Service Management Expo, said to be Europe's only dedicated event for the field service market, takes place at Birmingham's NEC from 14th -16t...

ISS named world's best outsourcing company

The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals has ranked global facilities services provider ISS as the 'Number 1' on its annual list of the world's best outsourcing service providers - The Global Outsourcing 100.[TRIMTO] "We are very proud and deeply honoured that IAOP has recognised ISS as the world's best outsourcing company," e...

Liquid Voice in the heads of lone workers

... For more than 30 years, SitexOrbis has been one of the UK's innovators in integrated protection services for both people and property, social housing and commercial customers. One of the most critical services that SitexOrbis provides is its highly-regarded lone worker security cover. Lone workers including caretakers and cleaners, district nur...

Synergy Health partners with Age UK East London to reduce infection risk

...ms might be weak and may be susceptible to infection.[TRIMTO] Bee Burgess, Director of Community Services for Age UK East London, says: "Our workers are out and about in the community and can carry the pocket sized Assure hand sanitiser around with them to ensure that they always practice the highest standards of hand hygiene. As a charity, ev...

Facilities management industry bodies plan to unite in one representative body

...ties Management, Asset Skills, the Facilities Management Association and the Cleaning & Support Services Association have agreed to the concept of forming one single and united body to represent facilities management & support services. As the facilities management and support services profession and industry have matured and evolved, so...

A strong turnout in Warsaw!

...e us confident of our upcoming event in Warsaw in 2015.” Keith Baker, Director of European Services at ISSA, looking back at another successful event says: “ISSA/Interclean has once again proven to be a truly international brand, attracting business people from around the world. These three days have been a great opportunity for doin...

Minister welcomes launch of Clean Britain Awards 2014

...cleanliness of their local area. Through these awards we want to raise the profile of the excellent services being provided by many councils, and encourage communities and local organisations to get involved too." The judging process for the awards includes unannounced inspections by expert judges and written feedback to all entrants to help the...

Principle Cleaning revolutionises the industry!

...then explained more fully just how this clever new concept will work, saying: Principle Cleaning Services is a sustainable contract cleaning company with over 24 years' experience in delivering high quality cleaning & associated services in the Legal & Professional, Education and Commercial sectors. I would like to tell you a little bit ...

Pulire 2.0: an extra bit of magic

...rvizi, the company that organizes Pulire. "Exhibitors and visitors are no longer merely users of services but become an active and dynamic part of the system. Pulire 2.0 means creating a virtual space that is accessible to the market long before and long after the physical event takes place which allows for supply and demand to interact in a mul...

Sobeys of Canada teams with Betco and Quick Request to improve store cleanliness

...s a software service that allows customers to use their own smartphones to report problems, request services, and provide feedback. The system allows companies like Sobeys to conduct quick inspections of the store from any smartphone. Quick Request records all interactions automatically and notifies any issues to the appropriate staff member immedi...

Next generation healthcare secured

...cross the UK. - An 80% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050. John Smith, Portering and Domestic Services Manager for the hospital explains: "It is incumbent on all of us to support these goals, and reducing the amount of product we use is key to this. However, this is just one of many demands placed on all products in a hospital environment, wa...

16 finalists nominated for the CMS Purus Awards

...und of this year's CMS Purus Awards. This year, exhibitors at CMS 2013 Berlin - Cleaning.Management.Services. were invited to submit their products in five categories. The awards for good design will be presented on 24th September at the opening event of CMS.[TRIMTO] Good design plays an increasingly important role in marketing products. It give...

Conference Programme: Today's events and conferences are as follows:

...an AfiampFED - Hall 5 Up to the facility management. Manual for the use of integrated environmental services Speakers: Massimo Diamante, Integrated Services Group, Unionne Industriali Torino Matteo Marino, President AfidampFED Paola Barbero, responsible for the educational area, Uniionne Industriale Torino Organisation: Afidamp FED ...

...cious! Surrounded by a lovely hinterland, with good quality hotels and top gastronomy, excellent services and structures, it is an ideal place for a working holiday. We've established why you should be here, so how do you get here? ...

Conference Programme:

...AfiampFED - Hall 5 Up to the facility management. Manual for the use of integrated environmental services Speakers: Massimo Diamante, Integrated Services Group, Unionne Industriali Torino Matteo Marino, President AfidampFED Paola Barbero, responsible for the educational area, Uniionne Industriale Torino Organisation: Afidamp FED[TRIMTO] ...

...0 - 16.30 - Workshop - Press Room - Mascagni SACE system A model of savings in hospital hotel services Speakers: ·           Alberto Felice Detoni, University of Udine ·           Alberto Ferri, President Scuola Nazionale Servi...

Teinnova

...fficiently clean extraction systems and ducting. “There is great demand for these specialised services from industrial kitchens in many sectors,” said Ramon Anadon and Victor Terron. “We have innovative equipment and our company can provide technical, management and sales training so that these services can be performed profession...

Osmond singer's visit is music to the ears of Disposables UK

... with the EU Ecolabel, a European wide label promoting environmental excellence in its products and services, which is a sponsor of the gala event. Disposables has worked closely with the scheme since becoming the first UK paper converter in the away from home market to gain EU Ecolabel certification on its Bay West range of paper products. Keen...

Linen hire service and laundry company fined following fall from ladder

... clear a blockage in an industrial-sized laundry machine.[TRIMTO] A female employee of AAA Linen Services, who worked at the company's Park Royal headquarters in North West London, shattered her left ankle after she fell when the ladder slipped. She later needed 13 screws inserted in her foot to help repair the damage and has been unable to work...

82 Councils in England & Wales and 32 in Scotland committed to paying Living Wage

... York Council. "That is real progress," argued Brian Strutton, GMB National Secretary for Public Services. "That is tens of thousands of council workers getting paid more fairly and being less reliant on benefits and having dignity and respect for the work they do. "Designed by economists, the living wage is £7.45 an hour and £ 8....

Soapbox: Lyn Crowther FCMI,FBICSc, Founder/Owner, Cleanwise Training and Management, asks:

...transformative effect on people's management abilities. Douglas Cooke, CEO of Principle Cleaning Services and Chairman of the British Cleaning Council, endorses the scheme and says: "We were very pleased to support the CSSA Management Diploma training scheme and sent two senior site supervisors from Central London. English was not their first...

Healthcare cleaning chief calls for national training & qualifications for cleaners in NHS hospitals

...n the UK and Ireland. Members are directly involved in managing and delivering cleaning and hygiene services in most NHS, state funded and independent hospitals. Members also hold key roles in community hospitals, clinics and residential care and nursing homes provided by the public, charitable and independent sectors. The AHCP develops and main...

In Kind Direct Charity Household Essentials Campaign - urgent stock appeal

...w) to pass onto struggling UK charities operating both at home and overseas, to help them run their services and to provide essential services to improve the lives of the vulnerable people they support. Research by the Charities Aid Foundation earlier this year warned that as many as one in six charities believe they may close because of financi...

Outdoor area maintenance an important part of CMS 2013 Berlin

... to do so at this year's CMS. From 24th to 27th September 2013, CMS Berlin - Cleaning.Management.Services. , the international trade fair for cleaning equipment, facilities management and services, will be taking place at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds in Germany. Around 350 exhibitors from 20 countries are expected to attend, together with ar...

White Cross Bay says Cleanall, can clean all its premises again this year

..., Windermere (part of the South Lakeland Parks group) has awarded its cleaning contract to Cleanall Services for a second year. The contract includes the provision of the pivotal turnaround cleaning of the lodges on changeover day as well as the cleaning of the complex: bars, restaurants, swimming pool and gymnasium.[TRIMTO] "Cleanall understan...

Two become one

...ortment will become part of our global Tork offer." Tork offers a complete range of products and services within hygiene and cleaning for away-from-home washrooms, healthcare, food service and industry. Through customer understanding and particular expertise in hygiene and sustainability, Tork has become a market leader in many segments and a co...

Savills awards Emprise global headquarters contract

Emprise Services, the support services provider that specialises in cleaning and security, has been awarded a dual service contract for global real estate services provider Savills' Margaret Street headquarters, which is close to London's Oxford Street. Savills has awarded Emprise a three year contract to deliver daily and periodic cleaning, s...

Special deals available on travel and accommodation for CMS 2013

...is also the case during the international cleaning trade fair CMS 2013 Berlin - Cleaning.Management.Services. which takes place from 24th to 27th September.[TRIMTO] Each day the German capital offers its visitors from around the world several hundred events from its extensive programme of culture and entertainment. There is a wide choice of sho...

10th anniversary of Recycle Week shows just how far we've come

... be recycled in a decade which has seen huge changes and improvements to recycling collections and services. "As a nation, we've come a long way since we first began to take recycling seriously," says Waste & Resources Action Programme chief executive Liz Goodwin. "This is good news for the environment - it means we're sending less waste...

Regent expands training to FM services

... Regent Samsic has expanded its staff training and development programme into facilities management services.[TRIMTO] Facilities managers have extensive responsibilities for providing, maintaining and developing a myriad of services, and Regent Samsic recognised that its managers and team leaders would benefit from the opportunity to develop the...

AHCP welcomes new National Chair

... Old District Hospital in Selly Oak, South Birmingham.[TRIMTO] In 1990 he was appointed Domestic Services Manager at Birmingham General Hospital, before moving to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in 1994 as Facilities Manager Housekeeping Services. Simon has been a member of the AHCP's Midlands branch for the past five years, and has served as th...

IFMA: World FM Day statements from IFMA President and CEO, IFMA Chair

...n 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$100 billion in products and services. Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies professionals in facilities management, conducts research, provides educational programmes and produces World Workplace, the world's largest facilities management conference and exposition. www.ifma.org ...

Spectrum successfully completes industrial rope access cleaning at Tilbury Docks

Spectrum Window Cleaning, one of London's leading rope access cleaners, has this week announced the successful completion of an industrial rope access cleaning at Tilbury Docks - the main port for London. Industrial cleaning carries its own perils and health & safety is of paramount importance for facilities managers when hiring contractors.[...

ISS Account Director boosts employment in East London with award winning 'Training to Work' Scheme

...e scheme and has represented the client positively and professionally". Jack Kent, Head of Property Services at Lloyd's added: "I am very pleased that Chris and ELBA have worked together so effectively. It is a credit to both parties that it has been a successful partnership resulting in disadvantaged people to gaining both work and experience at L...

Top compliance accreditation for ServiceMaster Clean

...vice, exor understands that the management of risk is a central issue in the procuring of goods and services, adopting a thorough and robust approach to independently check and validate supplier information. Only suppliers and contractors that can attain and maintain these high standards will gain admission to the approved exor supplier database. ...

HSS moves up powered access league with new acquisition

HSS Hire Services Group, which supplies tools, equipment and related services to the UK market, has acquired UK Platforms, the powered access specialist, from the Haulotte Group. The transaction will make HSS the second-largest provider in the powered access market in Britain and Ireland.[TRIMTO] UK Platforms was founded in 2000 and is a nation...

It's in the can! ISS selected by HJ Heinz in Europe

...ns, have entered into a new partnership covering the delivery and management of Integrated Facility Services throughout Heinz in Europe.[TRIMTO] Building on almost 20 years of co-operation in the UK, the new five year agreement covers 15 food manufacturing and office locations in eight countries across Europe including the UK, Ireland, Netherlan...

Top safety accreditation for JPM Contract Cleaners

... is principally involved in the Facilities Management sector, specialising in the provision of soft services , with a £7.5million turnover. The company's application for safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business. "We understand the importance of adopting good risk management and this pro...

Pulire 2.0: Italian cleaning show releases technical data

... were comprised of distributors, dealers, retailers, importers and buying groups, 29.1% represented services companies, while manufacturers accounted for 18.9%. A lower percentage was made up of customers (3.5%), suppliers (6.3%) and institutions (1.2%). This year, 31% of the visitors were business owners, 34% were high profile figures including to...

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...e, which appeared in Alaskan newspaper Juneau Empire and which reports contractor Reach Custodial Services losing its contracts in a re-tender process to rival JJG Cleaning Services, which vastly undercut Reach’s prices, were a number of comments from readers. One says: “JJG's bid was $193.000.00, Reach's bid was $312,000,00. Looks li...

Daring to Dream Even Bigger in 2014... China Clean Expo

...Industrial Safety Show at CCE will focus on high pressure waterjet/waterblast tools, equipment, and services, as well as industrial vacuum trucks and other related products and equipment. International Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) & Drinking Water Purification: To meet the trend towards the continuous improvement of people's quality of...

Prozone approved by TÜV SÜD

...nt were carried out by TÜV SÜD, one of the world's leading technical providers of testing services. Paul Wonnacott, Managing Director, Vectair Systems says: "We are thrilled to learn that our Prozone ozone generator has reached the highly sought-after standards of TÜV SÜD, without compromising on its effectiveness; killing up...

New griddle cleaning system cuts cleaning time in half

...eaning has long presented both a challenge and a risk," says Thierry Huin, 3M Market Manager - Food Services. "Using scrapers is time consuming and can cause costly damage to the griddle plate, while many cleaning chemicals contain harmful ingredients which give off noxious fumes and can cause skin irritation. There is also the risk of burns from t...

GSA finalists announced

Kimberly-Clark Professional in partnership with the Cleaning & Support Services Association, has published the list of finalists for the Golden Service Awards 2013. With a record number of entries for the programme, the GSA 2013 judging committee meticulously reviewed each application to narrow down a list of finalists. [TRIMTO] Congratula...

ISS contracts extended at Renault and Nissan in the UK, Switzerland and Belgium

Since 2004, ISS Integrated Solutions has provided integrated total facilities management services at the Renault UK and Nissan GB HQ and the company has just announced that the contract will continue for two more years. The contract was awarded as part of a global tender which also saw ISS retain contracts in Switzerland and Belgium, where se...

EnerSys batteries for advanced cleaning machine performance

...tery accessories to customers worldwide. The company also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers from over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world. T: 0161 727 3800 E: karen.smith@uk.enersys.com W: www.enersys-hawker.com / www.enersys.com ...

Street cleaners search waste for precious metals

...he rubbish it collects in the hope that it will find precious metals. Yes - Veolia Environmental Services has announced that its staff will sift through its street sweepings in search of fragments of gold and silver, which, it says, can rub off jewellery, shoes and clothing. They will also be searching for traces of palladium, platinum and rhodi...

Contractor ended up biting off more than it could chew

...portunity to find them jobs outside of Reach." The winning bidder on the contracts, JJG Cleaning Services, had bid on 10 contracts for custodial services and won eight of them. Andy Mills, a spokesman for the Department of Administration, said JJG decided to terminate three of the contracts "due to workload and staffing issues. "The contracts...

Facilities Show signs exclusive partnership with FMA for 2014 event

... many of the major TFMs. In 2013, the pavilion welcomed Vinci Facilities, HSS Hire, Norland Managed Services, Servest, NFS Hospitality, Guideline Lift Services, Vetasi, Andrews Sykes, Sheffield Hallam University, Westminster Kingsway College and Nationwide Platforms. "We are delighted to confirm that we will once again be offering our exclusive ...

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...um’s to await the delivery, scheduled for between 11.00 and 13.00. At 13.05 I called customer services to ask where it was, only to be told that according to terms & conditions, delivery may be up to an hour later than specified (well why not say 11.00 – 14.00 then so people can plan ahead? And I’ve yet to find this clause any...

Principle achieves outstanding reduction in emissions

Since becoming a certified CarbonNeutral company at the start of 2011, Principle Cleaning Services tells us it is delighted to have recorded a huge reduction in its emissions. The London based, sustainable company has worked with The CarbonNeutral Company, a world-leading provider of carbon reduction solutions, to set a target to reduce its carbo...

MBS Access invests in 15m, Italian-manufactured CMC spider lift

...ccess is a division of MBS Grounds Maintenance which includes building maintenance and tree surgery services. The family run business will be celebrating 25 years in 2014. Image: Ben Dobson (right) looks over the company's new CMC S15 tracked spider lift with Alex Hadfield from UK distributor, The Spiderlift Company. T: 01376 583967 E: inf...

TC Facilities Management acquires Equinox Security Management

...s ‘Big Hairy Audacious Goal’ (BHAG): ‘to deliver integrated facilities management services brilliantly well, continually adapting and innovating to our customers’ changing needs’. The purchase also further strengthens the Surrey-based FM company’s geographic presence across the UK. TC works with many high p...

Success in converting waste into energy bags Veolia further Australian Business Award

...waste into energy to make bricks has won a major Australian national award for Veolia Environmental Services, a global leader in the waste management and resource recovery sector.[TRIMTO] This is the fourth year in a row Veolia has won an Australian Business Award, which recognises organisations that have made a significant contribution to their...

Regent Cleaning all-rounder at Yorks County Cricket Club

...n one of its true characters!" Regent Samsic is an established provider of cleaning and security services to commercial and public sector environments in the UK. As part of France's Samsic Group, Regent Samsic benefits from the experience and support of one of Europe's largest environmental service providers. With more than 54,000 employees, al...

Acumen and Newcastle-under-Lyme BC help 'Tonight' programme highlight how councils can reduce landfill

...h Acumen Distribution's recycling team and interviewed Trevor Nicoll, Head of Recycling & Fleet Services at Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, to illustrate how local authorities can help reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. The Council has seen kerbside recyclables increase to 55% thanks to its partnership with Acumen Distribution...

OxyPharm disinfection units now available through rental service

...or more information contact: CK Group Tel: 020 8659 6748 Fax: 020 8659 6780 Email: admin@ckgroupservices.com Web: www.ckgroupservices.com Innotec Hygiene Solutions Tel: 07791 797955 Email: sales@innotechygienesolutions.com Web: www.innotechygienesolutions.com ...

Reducing HCAIs 2013: Supporting Community Health

...ant Medical Microbiologist and Director of Infection Prevention & Control at Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust, who will speak on 'The importance of hand hygiene' * Professor Mark Baker, Director, Centre for Clinical Practice, National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence, who will speak on 'Providing the guidance' * ...

Racecourse stays cleaned up for festival

...o worked so hard to make this year's festival such a great success." Ryans Cleaning has provided services to some of the most memorable festivals and events across the UK and Ireland this year including British Summertime in Hyde Park, the Download Festival at Donington Park, Parklife in Manchester and Robbie Williams and Rhianna at the Aviva St...

UV-C disinfection redefined

...stant forms of bacteria can survive even the most thorough disinfection process, healthcare support services provider Crothall Healthcare, has announced its decision to provide the next big step in UV-C disinfection for its healthcare customers.[TRIMTO] The company is working with Surfacide, which has created a three-emitter Helios UV-C disinfec...

Hotels lose around 30 customers for each bad review; cleaning is key

...g there than to register a complaint. The findings are part of a new report published by support services provider Emprise, which offers insights into the importance of a clean environment for hotels and demonstrates the cost of poor reviews on the bottom line. With almost two-thirds of people using social media to make travel plans, 35% chan...

Terminix expands into Canada with acquisition of Magical Pest Control's assets

... eastern Canada. Terminix's Toronto operations will provide commercial and residential pest control services under the Magical Pest Control name. Under Terminix's leadership, Joseph will continue to operate the business and work closely with the Terminix Commercial team. "Our acquisition of Magical's operations marks an important strategic oppo...

Top 10 fellow worker's habits that annoy the most - as revealed by 5000 employees

...ier for our colleagues by taking note of the results of a survey carried out for Peninsula Business Services, the employment law consultancy, whose Group Director Alan Price, warns: "Workers should leave their bad habits at home. Taking your shoes off at work is unacceptable, this is the office - not your living room. There are a number of habit...

Norse grows education sector cleaning services

Norse Commercial Services and its subsidiaries are seeing continued growth in the education sector across the UK.The Norfolk based company, which has joint venture partnerships with 11 local authorities around the UK, has recently won a £2.5 million, three year agreement with Norfolk Educational Services group to provide cleaning services a...

BIFM withdraws from talks on potential merger with Asset Skills, CSSA and FMA

...ffect from the merger discussions it had entered into with Asset Skills, the Cleaning & Support Services Association and the Facilities Management Association.[TRIMTO] This decision was taken at a BIFM Board meeting late last month at which the potential merger was thoroughly reviewed. After careful consideration the Board has taken the deci...

New AMA report reviews UK contract cleaning market

...rkets, the commercial office sector continues to account for the largest share of contract cleaning services by value, with an estimated 42% value share of the total market - worth around £2.2bn. Other key sectors are local authorities, with around 13% and worth £0.7bn and health with an estimated 12% share. The market for non-domest...

Incentive FM's cleaning and security expertise enriches shopping centre portfolio

Having proven itself by providing impressive cleaning and security services to Friars Square Shopping Centre in Aylesbury, Incentive FM has been rewarded with an extended and expanded contract. Under the terms of the new contract, which was awarded by Jones Lang LaSalle, the commercial property specialist, Incentive FM will expand its remit, w...

LCC cleans without chlorine

LCC Support Services, the independent national service provider, has taken another major step forward in its campaign to preserve the environment. Following extensive trials, LCC is installing Lotus Pro aqueous ozone (AO) systems into the cleaning rooms of many of its larger client sites, thus enabling its staff to provide more hygienic and ...

Regent Samsic grows cleaning and security client portfolio

...tropolitan College. A bundled cleaning and security offer to Fosse Shopping Park, where Regent's services also include maintenance and park presentation, has also been retained and extended. Comments Regent Samsic joint managing director John Critchell: "If there's one thing better than winning new business, it's when an existing customer ...

Working together to keep stores cleaner and safer

...s a software service that allows customers to use their own smartphones to report problems, request services and provide feedback. The system allows companies to conduct quick inspections of the store from any smartphone. It records all interactions automatically and notifies any issues to the appropriate staff member immediately.[TRIMTO] Quick ...

All systems go for merger of Asset Skills, CSSA and FMA

Asset Skills, the Cleaning & Support Services Association and the Facilities Management Association say that the three parties are now accelerating their plans to merge following calls from industry to provide greater rationalisation and better representation. This follows the British Institute of Facilities Management’s decision to with...

Exceptional environmental services technicians honoured for infection prevention efforts

...ents of the second annual Heart of Healthcare Awards, honouring outstanding frontline environmental services technicians who make a difference for patients and residents across all care settings.[TRIMTO] The award is a component of the Heart of Healthcare campaign developed by AHE and Kimberly-Clark Professional, which recognises and elevates th...

ISSA announces 2014 Board

...erican Paper Converting Treasurer: Ted Stark III, Dalco Enterprises Secretary: John Barrett, Eurest Services BSC Director: Jeffrey Packee, Marsden Holding LLC Manufacturer Representatives' Director: Craig Miller, Apex Distributor Directors: North - Mark Warner, Americhem International, Inc / West-Chris Martini, Central Sanitary Supply Co Manuf...

Reserve your seat for important conference now!

...rsity and innovation over the last 12 months, Interim Chief Executive of the Cleaning & Support Services Association, Steven Proudfoot, believes the industry can reap the rewards and look forward to growth in the industry as the recession fades. To spearhead this growth, the British Cleaning Council Conference will examine trends and changes...

Janitorial Direct joins the Matrix network

...ing for those customers who wish to collect. The company started originally as a carpet cleaning services provider for domestic customers, which led to work in more commercial environments such as offices, hotels, nursing homes and banks. The business developed further, from purely carpet cleaning to other types of cleaning. Rapid expansion foll...

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...ldwide! CMS Berlin, the International Trade Fair for Cleaning Systems, Building Management and Services, opens its doors today. It is expected to attract over 15,000 prominent trade visitors from 60 countries. The organisers tell us that all available space in the 24,700 square metre display area in Halls 1.2 to 4.2 and in the open-air grounds...

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...ldwide! CMS Berlin, the International Trade Fair for Cleaning Systems, Building Management and Services, opened its doors on Monday. It is expected to attract over 15,000 trade visitors from 60 countries over the week. The organisers tell us that all available space in the 24,700 square metre display area in Halls 1.2 to 4.2 and in the open-ai...

STOP PRESS: Cleaning Expo Scotland 2014 to launch at SECC

...rs a unique opportunity for cleaning equipment manufacturers and suppliers to showcase products and services to the buyers or potential buyers of cleaning-related equipment and services in Scotland. “The event will bring together buyers and suppliers representing every sector of the cleaning industry, all looking for innovative soluti...

Trade visitors' statistics and feedback

Trade visitors mainly represented the following sectors: services, the trade, industry, authorities, public institutions, wholesale and export. Some 85% of the overseas visitors were from Europe, while 15% came from all other parts of the world. Encouragingly, there was a remarkable increase in the number of trade visitors acting in a decision-...

You are invited!

The 20th Congress of World Federation of Building Services Contractors, a bi-annual conference for the building service industry, will be hosted by Harvard Maintenance at the New York Marriott Marquis,New York, from 6th - 9th April 2014 and anyone with an interest in the discipline is welcome to attend.[TRIMTO] The event will feature the best r...

Glass Restore - a new and specialised service from Cresswell Services

Cresswell Office Services announces a brand new Glass Restore Service. The company, dedicated to being flexible in its approach as well as being highly reactive and responsive to its clients' needs, saw a gap in the marketplace for this type of service and it is now being offered to the company's customers.[TRIMTO] The Glass Restore Syste...

Emprise retains The British Library

Emprise Services has been awarded a contract extension with long-standing client, The British Library. Emprise has been working with The British Library since 2003 to deliver daily cleaning, window cleaning, exterior cleaning, hygiene services, specialist cleaning and waste management services.[TRIMTO] Over the course of this 10 year relations...

Cleaning Expo Scotland 2014 "selling well" says organiser

...er a unique opportunity for cleaning equipment manufacturers and suppliers to showcase products and services to the buyers or potential buyers of cleaning-related equipment and services in Scotland. And as it is free for all visitors to attend and the only cleaning show in Scotland, it should attract plenty of visitors, keen to find innovative solu...

The 2013 Loo of the Year Awards presentation event: reserve your ticket now!

... a sparkling wine reception, four course meal with wine, an exhibition with the latest products and services and entertainment from Bobby Davro, the star of many TV shows - most recently Dancing on Ice and East Enders - and a regular contributor to various TV programmes. There are National Awards for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales...

Kensington & Chelsea council meeting lobbied to support £8.55 London Living Wage

...5 per hour. They currently earn £7.18 per hour. OCS holds the contract to provide cleaning services for Kensington & Chelsea Tenants' Management Organisation (TMO) and the cleaners provide services for the residents on housing estates in the north and south of the borough. Gary Carter, GMB Regional Officer, said: "A London living wa...

IFMA World Workplace 2013 attendance figures set stage for New Orleans 2014

...n 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$100 billion in products and services. Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies professionals in facilities management, conducts research, provides educational programmes and produces World Workplace. www.ifma.org ...

ISS Restoration unveils enormous, purpose-built flood and fire training house

... at highly preferential rates by a network of retailers. ISS Restoration is part of ISS Facility Services and includes domestic and commercial restoration specialist Rainbow International. Image: Phil Else Managing Director, ISS Restoration & Rainbow International (right) with guest speakers Jonathan Davison, Strategic Development Direct...

Hako Group unveils new website

...and convenient overview of the cleaning and municipal technology product segments and complementary services, all reflected by the Hako Group's clear, new brand architecture: All products and services are sold under the umbrella brand Hako. The Multicar brand has been transferred into the municipal technology product segment.[TRIMTO] Clarity and...

Excitement heightens for new window cleaning company

Principle Cleaning Services' growth is continuing as it launches a fresh and exciting new window cleaning company to complement its cleaning services.[TRIMTO] Seeing a gap in the market for a new type of window cleaning service, the new company, named Principle Window Cleaning, will be a boutique window cleaning company headed up by newly appo...

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...ents and prospects - and as all the attendees will be involved in the provision of toilets/washroom services, it also provides excellent sponsorship and networking opportunities. The event is taking place on Friday 6th December at the elegant St Johns Hotel, Solihull. Find out more or download your ticket reservation form at: www.loo.co.uk ...

Jangro member helps care home in Romania

...ation and holistic support, while Hospice Casa Albert is a centre of excellence for palliative care services to over 80 children and young adults. Another 50 patients who currently require occasional intervention are also registered. Casa Albert supports families including children, parents and grandparents by providing social carers for both pr...

Survey shows a correlation between a clean office and higher productivity

...flyer to the charity Cleaning for a Reason. This non-profit organisation offers free house cleaning services to women undergoing cancer treatment, lightening the load for themselves and their families. All of the brands featured in the flyer have also pledged to make donations to the charity. Together, they hope to donate up to $25,000 for this wor...

Lockable trolley 'removes risk'

...des a wide range of integrated community health, mental health, learning disability and social care services to people of all ages. The Department of Health has recently released figures which show that NHS spending on cleaning last year was up £40.7m to £937.9m. A new specification on cleaning in hospitals was published last year by...

New industry partnership prolongs lifetime of luxury floorings

... over 20 years, Beaver sought to develop knowledge-transfer links with the manufacturer's technical services team. It soon became clear that, by combining best practice expertise in both flooring production and aftercare, a number of benefits could be realised by the two parties and most importantly the customer. The objective of the new coll...

Nviro secures three-year contract with MidKent College

...ning and FM specialist Nviro has won a three-year contract with MidKent College, supplying cleaning services to the Maidstone and the newly renovated Medway Campuses. The contract, worth more than £1.5 million, will provide a night time cleaning regime to both campuses.[TRIMTO] A dedicated contract manager will work across both locations t...

New gum-removal system transforms two shopping centres and Olympic site

... Cleanevent Group has 13 years of experience in delivering cleaning and other facilities management services to some of the biggest and most prestigious shopping centres, stadia, arenas and other commercial venues in Europe. E: sales@gumwand.com W: www.gumwand.com T: +44 (0) 1895 817 900 / T (France): +33 147 43 06 40 E: info@cleaneventg...

Tacony Corporation partners with the National Service Alliance

...sation) as a Performance Partner.[TRIMTO] Similar to a buying group, the NSA originally provided services specifically for building service contractors. However, it has expanded and now provides GPO services to many other industries, such as transportation, security, and landscaping. "The purchasing power of a GPO is a powerful tool for its m...

Fosse Shopping Park reappoints Regent Samsic

... destination Fosse Shopping Park has reappointed Regent Samsic to provide its cleaning and security services. The two-year term cleaning and security contract, with a one-year extension option, also includes maintenance and park presentation services for the 37-acre site.[TRIMTO] Adjoining the M1 motorway, the shopping park homes many major reta...

Inaugural Ausclean Pulire draws international crowd

...pensing Winner: Kennedy Hygiene for Savona Ellipse Auto Dispenser and Paper Pod Category 4: Services and Technology Winner: Hako Australia for the Hako Virtual Advisor Category 5: Janitorial Items Winner: JTY Imports & Exports for White Magic Floor Pad Images: Top - ASC's Joe Yaghoubpour (left) with National Cleaning S...

Bunzl acquires large Canadian distributor

...e sector. The business has an excellent reputation for providing a broad range of products and services and should provide additional opportunities for us to develop further in this sector. "We are pleased to welcome all their employees to the Group." T: 0207 725 5000 W: www.bunzl.com ...

Golden Service Awards 2013: the results

...[TRIMTO] Organised by Kimberly-Clark Professional in partnership with the Cleaning & Support Services Association - it was simply bursting with excitement and razamatazz from start to finish, from the scantily clad Brazilian samba dancers (male and female, so something for everyone!) and drummers, capoeira performers and the cheers of antici...

ISS, Facilicom & Enhance take pioneering lead in Service Provider Accreditation coalition committed to the Living Wage

...ommitment to the principles of responsible pay, by being the first in the Facilities & Business Services sector to sign up to a Service Provider Accreditation contract with the Living Wage Foundation.[TRIMTO] The three companies are leading the charge for a coalition of Facilities & Business Services providers who support and actively pr...

Contract win cements JTM's position in care sector

...d in Leeds in 1983 by managing director John Middleton, JTM Service provides laundry facilities and services for more than 100 social housing providers and 800 care homes from the Scottish Borders to the Midlands. Maria Mallaband, which is growing organically, aims to build 10 new care homes a year. The company has four sites currently in develo...

Solar panel manufacturer now offers means to clean them

...t and debris is a challenge and water is in shorter supply. We are very pleased to add the valuable services offered by Greenbotics to our energy services offerings." The CleanFleet robots can be tailored specifically for each power plant to optimise a project's cleaning schedule. Most panels are cleaned at night to avoid disruption during the d...

BCI receives Technology Innovation Award for oil & gas biodegradable degreaser

...ading companies catering to the mass chemical solution needs and providing custom contract blending services. Through its focus on research & development along the lines of innovation, the company has developed an innovative NanoEmulsion technology that facilitates the development of products considered to be superior in cleaning, removing, ...

Highway Holdings forms joint venture to manufacture and market snow-jet cleaning equipment

... Group, based in Germany, is comprised of several business units offering a variety of products and services, including sophisticated cleaning solutions; designing and building machinery and equipment for high-tech production lines; turn-key solutions for factory automation, robotic and precision assembly tasks to automate manufacturing, measuremen...

Double win for LCC

LCC Support Services is on another winning streak. The nationwide support services business has won the Supplier of the Year Award from Norland Services, for whom it is the main cleaning contractor. This achievement, which comes after working only two years for Norland, was selected from all its supply partners.[TRIMTO] Bob Vincent Executive ...

Cresswell reaches a milestone 18!

Cresswell Office Services is celebrating the fantastic achievement of 18 years in the cleaning industry - a milestone birthday in the UK which is seen in young people as been 'the coming of age'.[TRIMTO] Cresswell, located in London, currently has both an Industrial and Commercial division and its clients come from a variety of businesses and ...

Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS uses Skyguard to protect 600 lone working staff

...over 13,000 staff. In April 2011, the Trust took over responsibility for the provision of community services in Lambeth and Southwark.[TRIMTO] As a result of this transfer, the Trust 'inherited' 471 personal safety devices, which were purchased from the 2009 Lone Worker Framework Agreement. The Trust's Head of Security, Portering and Reception S...

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...ls. I was soon set straight (well – about the cleaning, anyway) by the Cleaning & Support Services Association’s Andrew Large, who politely challenged that with the contractor’s cleaning budget cut by 10% for every one of the previous eight years, what did I expect? Those involved were doing the best that they could, on a tota...

Soapbox: Consolidation is key

...usses the benefits of the proposed merger between the UK's Asset Skills, the Cleaning & Support Services Association and the Facilities Management Association The proposed merger of Asset Skills, CSSA and the FMA is part of a vision to create a new and consolidated industry body. Following the unanimous votes in favour of the merger by memb...

HydroChem announces acquisition of Inland Industrial Services

...ustries, has this week announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Inland Industrial Services Group, an industrial cleaning company with a 30-year-plus history, which serves the Gulf Coast and the Central United States.[TRIMTO] The combined company will have close to $400 million of revenue and will continue to provide highly effe...

John Laws of the Australian Contract Cleaners Alliance writes...

...s a happy and successful event. Successful member companies and employees included Ezko Property Services and Eternal Cleaning Services. In Queensland one of our member companies, Extraclean, placed second in the 'Lennox Institute Innovation through People Award'... Not a bad effort for a first attempt. They also won two other awards. Over...

Pilot washing machine boosts independence for Chinese elders in Newcastle

...ance. Founded in Leeds in 1983 by MD John Middleton, JTM Service provides laundry facilities and services for more than 100 social housing providers from the Scottish Borders to the Midlands. Image: Mascot House residents Kwan Ying Sung (left) and Kwan Tai Cheung T: 0800 652 5692 E: help@jtmservice.com W: www.jtmservice.co.uk ...

Russian show a roaring success

...999 under the patronage of the Moscow City Government and the Moscow City Department of Trade & Services, ExpoClean brings together all the participants of Russia's cleaning industry. It is the main meeting place for users and suppliers of professional cleaning equipment used to clean commercial and industrial premises, as well as laundry p...

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...ls. I was soon set straight (well – about the cleaning, anyway) by the Cleaning & Support Services Association’s Andrew Large, who politely challenged that with the contractor’s cleaning budget cut by 10% for every one of the previous eight years, what did I expect? Those involved were doing the best that they could, on a tota...

Underwater robotic cleaner will ensure continuity of water supply

... as the Philippines. He then worked with water concessionaires in Johor, offering them his cleaning services. Slowly, he expanded his business to other states including Sarawak, Pahang, Penang and Selangor. In Selangor, he has helped water concessionaires Puncak Niaga Holdings Bhd and Syabas clean and maintain water reservoirs, dams, treatment p...

HSS Hire bolsters cleaning offer with purchase of Tecserv UK

HSS Hire Services Group, the UK's leading national supplier of tools, equipment and related services, has acquired Premiere FCM (TecServ), the specialist provider of maintenance services for cleaning machines, from Premiere Products Group.[TRIMTO] The acquisition will accelerate HSS's growth in the cleaning sector - adding a national fleet of e...

Current cleaning services saved at Southampton General Hospital

Campaigners were delighted to hear this week that moves to cut cleaning services at Southampton's biggest hospital - Southampton General, have been dropped by contractor Medirest, which had planned to cut 48 hours worth of daily cleaning from the daily schedule.[TRIMTO] According to the Daily Echo reporter, the decision has also been welcomed ...

Singled out for innovation prowess

... The 2013 contest attracted 43 entries in the categories Cleaning Agents, Dispensers, Equipment, Services and Technology, and Supplies. The five category winners, which were chosen throughout three months of online voting, are listed below. In addition, this year's programme allowed distributor, wholesaler, and facilities service providers at...

Sinead takes a leap of faith for charity

...by April 2014. The centre will relocate to a house across the road during the refurbishment with services continuing as normal. It is estimated that the cost of refurbishing the house will be approximately 125,000 Euros. Ryans Cleaning employs more than 70 people full-time and 1,000-plus part-time and seasonal staff serving the requirements o...

NSF International acquires Brazil's Bioensaios Analysis & Environmental Consultancy

...nalytical laboratory that provides Good Laboratory Practices studies and highly specialised testing services, including ecotoxicity, for a range of domestic and international companies as well as government agencies serving the water, food and agribusiness industries. NSF International clients now have access to NSF Bioensaios' full set of services...

Going Inside Sodexo: Global services provider to host Twitter chat to explore responsible sourcing, local community impact, integrated reporting and more

...usiness, serving client needs becomes a much more nuanced yet sustainable operation. For global services provider Sodexo, this recognition has become somewhat of a mantra as it serves a broad spectrum of clients across education, health, senior living, business, sports & leisure and government agencies in 80 countries around the world.[TRIM...

University Health Shreveport unveils Xenex germ-zapping robot to enhance patient safety

...niversity Health Shreveport is the first acute care hospital in Louisiana to use Xenex Disinfection Services' germ-zapping technology to increase patient safety. The portable disinfection device uses pulsed xenon to deliver ultraviolet light that is 25,000 times more powerful than sunlight to destroy deadly bacteria, viruses, fungi and bacteria...

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...’ chains, Morrisons, is planning to save money by scrapping its regular store window cleaning services between December and February. Why is it always the cleaning budget that's cut when money's tight? According to some reports, the decision-makers believe that customers won’t notice as it’s mostly going to be dark outside with...

Banking on better cleaning out of Principle!

Principle Cleaning Services has been awarded the external and internal cleaning contract for Standard Chartered Bank's headquarters at 1 Basinghall Avenue, London. As part of the contract, Principle Cleaning staff will carry out daily office cleaning, general periodic tasks, window cleaning, washroom services, landscaping, waste management and pe...

Soapbox: Five things to do in 2014

...ion in which the market is moving, they are driving the change and understanding their products and services. Strategy will be very important in the year ahead. Asses your business value and buying or selling prospects: In a time of change in the market, all business leaders should be keeping an eye on their businesses value and how attractive t...

Hospital Trust renews £3.3m contract with Norse

...ersity Hospital Trust (NNUHT) has renewed its facilities management contracts with Norse Commercial Services. The three-year contract (with the option of a further two year extension) is worth over £1.1 million a year to the Norwich based FM provider.[TRIMTO] Norse has been the incumbent supplier since 2005. The agreement includes a wide r...

Outsourcing cleaning can help 'bricks & mortar' retailers make significant cost savings

...etention and an effective means of adding value in the retail sector. Now a new report from Emprise Services argues that retailers should use cleaning services strategically to enhance the customer experience and increase brand loyalty, whilst driving operational cost savings and efficiencies.[TRIMTO] The retail sector is still facing some tough...

Firm focus on the future at British Cleaning Council Conference

...ersy and debate from the audience. Doug Cooke, BCC chairman and co-founder of Principle Cleaning Services, shared his experiences as an 'undercover boss' and the discoveries that lead him to create the concept of 'Hybrid Cleaning' - a cleaning management system combining full-time hours for cleaners, daytime cleaning, staff development and the l...

2013 ISSA Best Customer Service award winners announced

...ng companies received the most votes out of 690 exhibitors: - 3M Building & Commercial Services Division - A&H Wholesalers - A.A.C. Forearm Forklift - ABC Compounding Co - Abco Products Corp - Advance - Expanded Technologies Corp - Georgia-Pacific Professional - Sealed Air Corp - ...

British Safety Council tops the class for IEMA environmental qualifications

...s environmental and sustainability performance," enthuses John Phillips, director of products & services at the British Safety Council. "Our expert environmental tutors are hugely experienced, having worked with every size of company, both in the UK and abroad, and are able to provide detailed support both in the classroom and afterwards by ...

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...’ chains, Morrisons, is planning to save money by scrapping its regular store window cleaning services between December and February. Why is it always the cleaning budget that's cut when money's tight? According to some reports, the decision-makers believe that customers won’t notice as it’s mostly going to be dark outside with...

ISS Poland employees supported the COP19

...Galka, Operational Director in ISS Poland, says: "ISS Poland has provided cleaning & support services to the National Stadium since Euro 2012. Each event is different and requires a specialised model of service provision. COP19 was the first one that took two weeks and the preparation period was more than one month. Three site managers, 29 o...

Swiftclean welcomes increased clarity on legionella control

Legionella control expert Swiftclean Building Services has welcomed the recent changes to the L8 Approved Code of Practice for Legionella control by the Health & Safety Executive, which more clearly spells out the key aspects of maintaining a healthy, legionella-free water system.[TRIMTO] The areas highlighted in the new version of the cod...

ISSA/Interclean North America 2013 'best in years'

...nnual conventions again this year were the BSCAI, IEHA, and the Association of Residential Cleaning Services International (ARCSI). Many supporting associations from throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia-Pacific also participated in this year's show, and there was a strong showing from the top buying groups and their key members. "We believe th...

Don't deflate the van tyres for winter

...throw a blanket, some bottles of water and a few long-life snacks into the cab. Overworked recovery services will take longer to reach you, so you might even want to include a book for while you are awaiting rescue." The Fuelcard People, part of The Fuel Card Group, deals with the concerns of fleet managers every day. It helps them with emission...

Norfolk's largest paper bank operator invests in Macpresse equipment

... sorting mixed recyclables from councils throughout the country. The company offers paper recycling services to councils, supermarkets, charitable organisations and offices, supplying paper mills in the UK, Continental Europe, the Far East and China. In addition, it recycles a range of plastic bottles, pallets, crates, bags and films. The Mac 11...

Richard Chisnell recognised at Loo of the Year Awards

... Event.[TRIMTO] Richard has spent nearly 40 years promoting and improving washrooms and washroom services and he has held senior positions in national organisations that promoted the development of cleaning and hygiene in washrooms. He created the Loo of the Year Awards in 1987. The British Toilet Association was also founded by Richard in 19...

Brighton & Hove City Council is overall winner of the 2013 Loo of the Year Awards

...Winners included Asda, Ceredigion County Council, City Facilities Management, Danfo UK, GBM Support Services, Harrogate Borough Council, Hastings Borough Council, Highland Council, McDonald's, TC Facilities Management and J D Wetherspoon. Over 340 guests, including representatives from leading cleaning and FM companies, attended the special Awar...

New website for London cleaning specialist

London-based specialist cleaning contractor CK Group Services, has just unveiled its new website. Its design allows the CK Group's web presence to come up to speed with modern day web practices and proves to be much more user friendly. It also reflects the professionalism and pride the Group takes in its work. Some of the new features include a m...

ISSA names new chairman and UK representative for European Council

ISSA, the world's leading association for the cleaning and sanitary services industry, has announced the appointments of Andrew Dunning of Numatic International as Chairman of the ISSA European Council and Paul Kelly from Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) as the UK representative on the Council. Both will serve in their respective positions fro...

Clean india Pulire: ripe for growth

...aysia, Hong Kong, China, the UK, Switzerland and elsewhere, commented on the fantastic products and services showcased by both indigenous and international manufacturers. Not only did Clean India Pulire attract visitors from newer segments, but it also set records of 42 new exhibitors, new product categories, new pavilions and above all a record...

Gumwand supports Revive & Thrive

... almost 100 towns and cities already registered for the chance of winning £150,000 of revival services to reconnect communities with their high streets. UK manufacturer Gumwand is supplying an innovative, fast and economic gum-removal solution to the winning town or city of the Revive & Thrive Challenge. It is joined by a host of other...

Cleaning Expo Scotland 2014 'moving along very well'

... Exhibitors that had signed up by the start of this week include Disposables UK, Merlin Software Services, Nilfisk, PTS Clean, Sebo (UK), Tennant and UK Cleaning Solutions - although Martin says there are "many more." "We have had enquiries from more than 90 companies interested in exhibiting and to date we have received more than 700 visitor...

Cleaning Expo Scotland 2014: The biggest cleaning event in Scotland

The countdown is on to the opening of Scotland's leading showcase for all products and services used in the cleaning and support services industry. Cleaning Expo Scotland 2014 is already set to be a must-attend event with over 1500 pre-registered visitors already and a significant number of high profile companies exhibiting, including: the Federa...

HydroChem completes acquisition of Inland Industrial Services

...aper industries, has this week announced that it has completed the acquisition of Inland Industrial Services Group, an industrial cleaning company with more than a 30-year history. Inland complements HydroChem's service portfolio and strong culture of safety and expands the company's presence in the Gulf Coast and the Central United States.[TRIMTO...

The Cleaning Show 2015 appoints SHC for the second time

...uo; The Cleaning Show 2015 will remain a leading event for companies to demonstrate products and services, network with key purchasers, and develop existing business relations.  In 2015, there will be more to experience than ever before.  In addition to the internationally recognised Innovation Awards, the event will feature some excit...

Monthind makes further acquisitions in Norfolk

... of clients run from Monthind's Norwich office. While the company already offers a diverse range of services, from public sector and forensic cleaning to pest control and waste management, expanding its service further in to new areas will mark an interesting new development for Monthind. The company's Business Manager Chris Brown, sees the addi...

Cleanall adopts the UK Living Wage

... first businesses outside London to become recognised as a Living Wage Service Provider is Cleanall Services of Leyland. The company pays the living wage to colleagues working at the Community Gateway Housing Association, which in itself signed up to the Living Wage in Preston in partnership with Preston City Council. The Living Wage is gaining ...

Julius Rutherfoord one of top 50 fastest growing UK cleaning companies

... growing cleaning companies by sales growth in a 2013 Plimsoll report. Plimsoll's 'UK Cleaning Services - Individual Company Analysis Report' 2013, provides a summary of the top 1,000 UK cleaning companies. Julius Rutherfoord's performance, as published in the Plimsoll Report, is as follows: * Ranked 18th in the Top 50 'Fastest Growing C...

New Power Foam cleaning system boosts meat room food safety and cuts costs

...er and energy," says Carl Anderson, vice president of Global Corporate Accounts, Ecolab Food Retail Services. "Our new Whiteout Power Foam system will help retailers drive significant food safety and operational improvements while reducing labour, water and energy costs. "In addition to creating safer cleaning environments with less steam and re...

Incentive QAS cast in lead role at Royal Shakespeare Company

...d estate, servicing of the theatre facilities throughout performances, the provision of all hygiene services and water coolers. In addition Incentive QAS will undertake all window cleaning, landscaping and pest control. Twenty-two members of staff will transfer to Incentive QAS under TUPE and will undergo an intensive training and development pr...

WaterAid steps up advocacy on behalf of 2.5 billion people without a toilet

...d Senegal by supporting initiatives led by those governments to increase access to basic sanitation services. In the US, the grant will bolster efforts to ensure that the US, as a donor country, supports improved accountability and data collection worldwide and is focused on sanitation solutions that resonate most for affected communities, inclu...

ISSA launches CIMS Certification in the UK and Ireland

...ifferent countries and regions, ISSA, the world's leading association for the cleaning and sanitary services industry, has chosen the UK and Republic of Ireland as the first two countries outside of the US in which to launch its acclaimed Cleaning Industry Management Standard. CIMS is a trailblazing consensus-based management standard that is ge...

Guidance for councils on weekly bin collections published

...he first ever guidance on weekly bin collections, encouraging councils in England to support weekly services. The guidance also demolishes the 'top 10 tall stories' that 'bin barons' have used as excuses to cut the frequency of rubbish collection services. As part of encouraging councils to deliver better services for Council Tax payers, the Loc...

Kimberly-Clark awarded first Novation contract for hand hygiene products

...nized Novaplus private-label programme, which delivers the best financial value on the products and services that hospitals use most frequently. "Hand hygiene is one of the most fundamental and important ways to prevent the spread of disease and we're thrilled to help the members we serve by offering Kimberly-Clark products, clinical education and ...

ICE outsources commercial and car fleet to IFC

...ed the management of its light commercial vehicle and car fleet to Ampthill,Bedford-based IFC Fleet Services - with excellent results. With annual group sales of more than £10 million, ICE operates in the retail, leisure, transport and commercial sectors throughout the UK. The company runs a fleet of more than 50 light commercial vehicles,...

Care home developer Castleoak installs Girbau laundries

...s, hospitals, charities, leisure organisations, colleges, schools, sheltered housing, the emergency services, hairdressers, veterinary surgeries, kennels and catteries. Girbau UK offers a free laundry design service and its service department caters for all makes and models of commercial laundry equipment. T: 01462 427780 E: sales@girbau.co.uk ...

IFMA 2014 Facility Fusion Conference & Expo crosses borders with US and Canadian dates

... such as alternative energy, architecture, building maintenance, disaster recovery, education, food services, furniture, health care, real estate, security, technology and more. IFMA boastd more than 23,500 members in 94 countries. The association's members, represented in 130 chapters and 17 councils worldwide, manage more than 37 billion squar...

Addenbrooke's staff receive specialist training

Leading healthcare services provider Medirest has enlisted training specialist Jigsaw Training to deliver apprenticeships to its front line colleagues working in Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. Jigsaw's partnership with Medirest, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, will see around 31 Medirest colleagues receive specialist training over ...

Ciprus announces completion of 4th Edition of 'North American market for commercial flooring maintenance' report

...ing stations as well as lobbies, recreation areas, retail showrooms and cash wrap, classrooms, auto services areas, warehouse areas, vehicle parking areas, dorm rooms, manufacturing areas and others. Over 62 consumable product categories were documented in this comprehensive study, including cleaners and shampoos, disinfectants and sanitisers, f...

OhioHealth and IBM scientists join forces to prevent infections in hospitals

...ality while reducing cost." The joint effort of OhioHealth, IBM Research and IBM Global Business Services represents a milestone in how healthcare facilities can more efficiently track their progress in hand hygiene promotion, plan for improvements and set new goals. In detail, the solution developed by IBM Research and OhioHealth combines tw...

Long-term partners seal the deal: Kärcher acquires Italian sweeper manufacturer ISAL

...professional cleaning firms, industrial producers, construction companies, haulage firms and public services. ISAL also produces metal components for the automotive industry. Kärcher is represented in Italy with producing locations in Quistello, Montreale Volpiano and Reggio Emilia, as well as a sales company in Milan. Founded in 1935, the ...

Why not increase your revenue by adding bird control to your repertoire?

...ntractor, you've learned that one of the best ways to increase revenue is to increase the number of services you offer your customers. And one of the most revenue enhancing services you can offer today is bird control. Regardless of the size or type of building and no matter what the job, bird proofing is a vital part of protecting any building or ...

3M puts a shine on thecentre:mk visitor experience

...er the best results, but it also proved to be the most cost-effective," says Europa's Environmental Services Manager for thecentre:mk, Jason Buckley. 3M Scotch-Brite Surface Preparation (SPP) floor pads were used to deep-clean the floor and remove stains without the need for any chemical strippers. Two grades of 3M Trizact HX Discs were then use...

Sodexo Canada recognised as a 'Best Diversity Employer'

Global facilities services provider Sodexo, has been recognised as one of Canada's 'Best Diversity Employers'. Mediacorp examined Sodexo Canada's employee network groups, community partnerships and various training and skill development programmes for women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal peoples and lesbian, gay, bisexu...

Carpets versus hard floors: what do you consider to be more hygienic?

...e that. Please explain the part carpets would play in practice.” Tony Nash, of A+ Cleaning Services, responded thus: “Hi Chris, at the very least, this may be the answer to your question: “Many things that are airborne drop to the floor, they are then trapped by the carpet fibres and held much more easily than if the floo...

Ecolab expands pest elimination business into Germany

... our footprint in Europe and further positions us as a global leader in commercial pest elimination services, an important component of our commitment to help protect our customers' operations," comments Bobby Mendez, Ecolab executive vice president and president, Global Services & Specialty. "We welcome our new associates and customers to E...

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...uo;s ‘Natural’ range of environmentally-friendly chemicals, as well as the professional services of Chris Straker – proprietor of Straker Eco Carpet & Rug Care, Solution Cornwall’s chemicals and the service provided by Nick Vousden-White and the wonderful Grout Shield from Kilrock Products – amongst many others. ...

New job opportunities as commercial cleaning company expands Cambridge operations

...d its teams of dedicated specialist cleaners. Monthind provides bespoke cleaning and maintenance services for a wide range of premises, meaning new recruits will be required for contracts in commercial offices, manufacturing and warehouse sites, schools and colleges, transportation terminals and public sites. Its specialist cleaning services div...

Nominees announced for Amsterdam Innovation Awards 2014

... customers to control and run them economically via mobile phone and internet) * Kärcher Fleet Services, Kärcher (Thisis a solution for managing fleets of cleaning machines. Data is taken from machines, analysed and made available for use on a web-based user interface) For the second time, visitors will cast their vote for their favour...

Spring cleaning time... for cleaning firms

... concerns of commercial road users every day, through such brands as The Fuelcard People, Fuel Card Services, Dieselink and Bunkercard. It helps fleet managers to find the best refuelling deals through a range which includes commercial rate fuel cards valid at BP, Co-Op, Emo, Esso, Gulf, Shell, Texaco, Q8, Jet, Gulf, Spot, Murco, Morrisons, Tesco, ...

Amano Pioneer Eclipse reaches agreement to purchase Clarke American Sanders

...polymer based chemical products. Its Sparta, North Carolina, manufacturing and operations facility, services customers globally, with sales in over 40 countries. The company also manufactures and sells dust and mist collectors for industrial applications under the brand name Amano Environmental Americas. Amano Pioneer Eclipse is a wholly owned subs...

Lean and green office cleaning delivers major savings for all concerned

... impact, reduce costs and add to the bottom line. Published by Emprise, the London-based support services provider, the report shows how a change in cleaning strategy delivered real results for one global workspace provider; and how commercial landlords and managing agents can also use a clean and well-presented portfolio to protect their assets...

Greener retail facilities and redevelopments create opportunities for FM providers

...ns. While new construction activity remains subdued, the opportunity to offer bundled or integrated services represents a significant untapped market. Recent analysis from Frost & Sullivan: 'Strategic Analysis of Facilities Management in Retail, Wholesale and Warehousing - Australia', finds that market revenues are expected to grow at a comp...

Organisation formed by Asset Skills, the CSSA and the FMA, announces its name

... name of the new organisation resulting from the merger of Asset Skills, the Cleaning & Support Services Association and the Facilities Management Association, following agreement by the board. The Building Futures Group is the only representative organisation for the Housing, Property, Planning, Cleaning, Parking and Facilities Management s...

Genband chooses Incentive FM for EMEA head office role

...smart EMEA head office in Maidenhead, Berkshire.[TRIMTO] Incentive FM will deliver a range of FM services including office cleaning, 24/7 manned guarding and maintenance support in a move designed to drive up standards and reduce costs. Seven staff have successfully transferred from the previous service providers and Incentive FM has implemented...

One week to IFMA's Facility Fusion Ottawa: 'Crossing FM Borders'

... such as alternative energy, architecture, building maintenance, disaster recovery, education, food services, furniture, health care, real estate, security, technology and more. For the programme of events and additional details, go to: www.facilityfusion.ifma.org/ottawa www.ifma.org ...

Top class cleaning at Salvation Army's International HQ

...cilities and providing hotel-style housekeeping for the accommodation, to include towel and laundry services and toiletry replenishment. In addition, Julius Rutherfoord is already responsible for the daily cleaning of the Salvation Army's international headquarters in London. The six-storey premises, built in 2004 - the third Salvation Army buil...

Mrs Bucket mops up Welsh school cleaning contract

...oughly cleaned consistently." Managing Director Rachael Flanagan, who set up Mrs Bucket Cleaning Services in 2005 at the age of 18, added: "Winning the Olchfa Comprehensive School contract as a massive achievement for Mrs Bucket as it is our largest contract to date. The education sector is a real focus in our business development strategy. "...

Principle's window cleaners now at the height of their profession!

...ng, a fresh and exciting window cleaning company, was set up to complement the sustainable cleaning services of the main brand, Principle Cleaning Services. Headed up by experienced Operations Director, David Saville - and with its very own recognised logo and branding, the new business has already proved to be a hit and is set to grow further i...

Leading sports and leisure venues go green with Bay West

...EU Eco Label accredited systems. Catering and hospitality company, Elior UK, provides specialist services to a portfolio of clients, including football, rugby, cricket and leisure venues. With high visitor traffic on a regular basis, these venues need washroom facilities that can meet these levels of demand, whilst also reducing waste, mess and ...

New Environmental Services company to bring more than 100 jobs to Gulf of Mexico

...d, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly specialised cleaning, waste management and disposal services for the upstream oil and gas industry. Kenny DesOrmeaux, founder and CEO of Offshore Cleaning Systems, will also serve as CEO for Ecoserv, which will be headquartered in Lafayette but will operate out of 14 locations throughout the Gulf C...

Croke Park and Ryans are a team

...ationship, particularly in achieving our sustainability objectives." Ryans Cleaning has provided services to some of the most memorable events of the last 25 years, including the London Olympics, BT London Live and the Queen's Jubilee in Hyde Park. Croke Park's sustainability objectives include a reduction in energy consumption, increasing re...

The Cleaning Show 2015: some big names confirm attendance

...ccommodate this increase in demand." Paul Lewis, Managing Director of Reintec Cleaning Equipment Services - which is part of the HSS Hire Group - says: "Reintec is a unique proposition in the cleaning market and The Cleaning Show is a fantastic platform through which to share our story with the industry. Last year's show was great but the new lo...

Nviro's gone to Specsavers!

... which will initially run for one year, but is expected to continue - sees Nviro providing cleaning services at two locations in Hampshire - offices in both Whiteley and Eastleigh. The contract includes daily cleaning, window cleaning, carpet cleaning - including a deep clean shampoo of all carpeted areas four times a year, and the provision of bot...

Duct Doctor USA successfully completes Salt Lake City GSA contract

...eral Building located in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. The work was contracted through the General Services Administration's Federal Supply Schedule programme and required two trucks and six workers on-site for 60 days.[TRIMTO] "This was a complex task that required us to pull together resources from several regions of the US, and I'm proud tha...

Grotech expands green cleaning product portfolio

...tion, operates from a 12,000 sq ft factory in Goole. Together with in-house and contract analytical services, plus formulation and packaging development expertise, the company works across market sectors include agrochemicals, horticultural chemicals, and industrial chemicals.Grot The company has manufacturing capacity in solids blending, granulati...

Washroom consumables at Redwood Care Homes maintaining quality care

...plex and demanding, and requirements vary according to very specific needs of each resident and the services offered by our 14 care homes. Redwood covers the entire spectrum of care, whether it is day care, residential care, learning disabilities, old age, dementia, physical disabilities, nursing care or sensory impairment. "In addition, the nat...

'Progress made but must try harder' say reports released today on HAI prevention

...the other a 2012 annual report on national and state-specific progress toward US Health & Human Services HAI prevention goals. Together, the reports show that progress has been made in the effort to eliminate infections that commonly threaten hospital patients, but more work is needed to improve patient safety. "Although there has been some ...

Katrin Academy - a real success

...nd a 'best in class for the year' prize. This year, Leiann Kemp from Futures Supplies & Support Services won the annual prize, which was to participate in one of Metsa Tissue's regular trips to visit Metsa's International production facilities. The trips are usually a mix of informative tours and team building exercises. Leiann says, about the ...

Recycling your food waste is easier than you think!

...e food waste recycling work for your business, (but before you start, check if food waste recycling services are available in your local area). www.wrap.org.uk ...

Affordable Cleaning Services relocates to revamped local premises

Successful Bristol-based cleaning company, Affordable Cleaning Services, has announced a move to a landmark local property, which it is refurbishing as part of a several hundred thousand pounds facelift. Priding itself on hygiene excellence and competitive pricing, Affordable Cleaning Services provides a comprehensive range of cleaning solutio...

All Singaporean cleaning businesses will soon have to be licenced

...g a licence by the 1st September 2014 deadline. All general cleaning businesses - even if these services form only part of their overall business, will have to be licensed and clients will now also be tasked with checking that their cleaning service providers are licensed, via the NEA website. The licensing regime requires licensees to have ...

When in Rome...

...ical baby changing units, infant safety seats, high chairs and nappy disposal unit. Providing these services is now considered as important as the provision of other essential facilities." All Babyminder changing units exceed the highest European standards demanded, to ensure a safe and hygienic provision of dedicated baby change facilities. The...

UK local authority employees' pay offer may lead to country-wide strike action

...f what we can afford, and a fair deal for the taxpayers and residents who use and pay for the vital services which local government provides." In advising its members to reject the offer, the GMB union, which represents local authority workers, said: "It is time to say 'enough is enough' and we are confident our members want to show their ang...

Joint Commission International launches new tool to help hospitals reduce infections

...ed, not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission. Through international accreditation, advisory services, publications and education programs, JCI extends The Joint Commission's mission worldwide by helping to improve the quality of patient care. JCI assists international healthcare organisations, public health agencies, health ministries and o...

Despite CDC report, some hospitals winning war on superbugs

...et methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infections. Xenex Disinfection Services' pulsed xenon UV light room disinfection system has been repeatedly proven effective against C. diff and MRSA in the laboratory and in patient outcome results at hospitals utilizing Xenex devices. Hospital cleanliness plays a role in the ...

Rainbow International never left high & dry thanks to discount fuel cards

...omer needs, so its vehicles are all equipped with Texaco Fastfuel fuel cards, provided by Fuel Card Services. Branch director, Tom Cox, explains the importance of this. "Customers call on us to help them in tough times, knowing that they can depend on us to get there and start to put things right," he says. "Our vans cover an area that stretches...

Supporting sustainability through entrepreneurship

The City of London Corporation established the Sustainable City Awards in 2000, and this year's ceremony took place a couple of weeks ago. Over the years the awards have become one of the UK's foremost business awards schemes that focus on the environment and sustainability, and they're now affectionately known as the 'Green Oscars.' The W...

New industry body 'The Building Futures Group' launches training arm

... Building Futures Group - the result of the merger between Asset Skills, the Cleaning & Support Services Association and the Facilities Management Association - has also been officially launched this week and I am delighted to unveil our comprehensive range of training courses as part of this. "We will be offering courses from finance and we...

Initial wins prestigious Red Dot Design Award

...s, feminine hygiene units and toilet seat sanitisers. Initial Hygiene is one of the leading hygiene services companies in South Africa. It provides innovative and environmentally responsible washroom hygiene services solutions to large and small organisations across a range of business sectors including public administrations and schools, food and ...

Healthcare professionals must redouble hygiene efforts to reduce unacceptable and avoidable' infection rates, says NICE

...ir families and carers and staff. This quality standard gives primary, community and secondary care services the most up-to-date advice on the best ways to minimise the risks of infections." Carol Pellowe, Senior lecturer, Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and member of the committee which developed the standards, said: "This quality s...

Deadly bacteria invades US communities—MRSA infections jump 55%, warns Clearstream

... 55%. Clearstream, a diversified provider of environmentally-friendly antimicrobial products and services, says that the serious risks posed by MRSA infections make advanced sanitisation technology and hygiene methods essential to protecting public health. Clearstream utilises sophisticated antimicrobial technologies and advanced long-term appli...

Ecocleen embraces 'the force'

Last month, Ecocleen Services acquired PW (Lincs) Holdings. This strategic acquisition now extends Ecocleen's national commercial cleaning operations into pest control, (Pestforce) window cleaning/specialist exterior cleaning (Washforce) and Locksmiths/Light Security (Lockforce), enabling Ecocleen to offer customers a broader portfolio of solutio...

Forum Pulire: an industry still poorly recognised

This is the unanimous call of the whole sector of professional cleaning and integrated services, that met at Forum Pulire 26 and 27 March. Respected names from the business, manufacturing, institutional and academic worlds met last month at the second edition of Forum Pulire, the two-day event held in Milan, which examined the most topical iss...

Sodexo receives 2014 Best Employers Award for 50 Plus Canadians

... older Canadians to work longer and thrive in the workplace." Sodexo has been delivering On-Site Services in Canada for over 40 years. Recognised as a strategic partner, Sodexo Canada has consolidated its position by providing a range of Quality of Life Services for clients, their employees and visitors in the corporate, education, healthcare an...

A warm Wellcome for Principle Cleaning!

Principle Cleaning Services has won a cleaning contract with global charitable foundation, the Wellcome Trust, which has more than 700 employees based at its headquarters in Euston, London.[TRIMTO] Sir Henry Wellcome (1853-1936), the founder of the Wellcome Trust, was one of the most fascinating men of his time. A businessman, collector and...

Swiftclean offers free compliance healthcheck at The Facilities Show

The 'masters of the science of compliance', the team from Swiftclean Building Services, will be offering a free compliance healthcheck to visitors to The Facilities Show, which is being held at Excel, London, from 17th - 19th June. Using the new Swiftclean Compliance Checker, an online tool which allows building managers to see at a glance whe...

Inteb calls for tighter Legionella regulation

...turing and engineering plants. More information about Inteb and its compliance and water testing services can be found at: Image: Inteb's Compliance Manager, Amy Field www.inteb.co.uk ...

Sky Pro introduces safe,cost effective alternative to manual window cleaning

...d cleaning companies," states stated Robert Thomson, Manager, Cassidy Turley Commercial Real Estate Services. "It has reduced our cost of window cleaning services by approximately $50K per year. We have also been able to reduce our liability exposure by not having 'bodies' over the side of the building." 1-800-699-0251 E: kfrancois@skypro.c...

Devon Norse takes over civic building cleaning

... will be undertaken by Devon Norse as part of the partnership with Devon County Council. The new services take Devon Norse's annual turnover to £13m. "This multi-million pound deal will provide additional resources that will enable Devon Norse to expand further into the FM and contract cleaning markets within the south west," says Peter...

Category 3 - Management, Training Solutions and Related Products

... customers to control and run them economically via mobile phone and internet) * Kärcher Fleet Services, Kärcher (This is a solution for managing fleets of cleaning machines. Data is taken from machines, analysed and made available for use on a web-based user interface) For the second time, visitors will cast their vote for their favou...

Cleaning management and training solutions

...d run them economically via mobile phone and internet. Finalist: Karcher – Karcher Fleet Services is a solution for managing fleets of cleaning machines. Data is taken from machines, analyzed and made available for use on a web-based user interface. ...

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...hers, hanging around and trying to entice passers-by to come and talk to you about your products or services (it’s not considered professional to sit unless you’re with a customer) which makes your feet and legs ache even more than if you’re able to walk around. Plus it’s pretty frustrating to be left wondering at what&rsquo...

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...rs, at the show’s 25th anniversary celebration at which, I believe, he was being honoured for services to the industry. Peter sadly passed away in hospital shortly afterwards. We deliberately chose not to make an announcement in the Cleanzine Show Daily - not because of any lack of regard for Peter but because we felt that, bearing in mind...

Orbio innovation displaces traditional packaged chemicals with on-site, on-demand disinfecting, sanitising and cleaning solutions

...t soils, including fats, proteins and organic oils. We learned that one satisfied user is Eurest Services, a division of the Compass Group, whose Green Seal-certified Green Cleaning Programme offers 'effective, environmentally-protective cleaning to minimise exposure of building occupants and Eurest employees to potentially hazardous chemical, b...

Inpacs celebrates its 10thbirthday at the show

...ased compared to earlier editions. This confirms, once again, our assessment that our international services gain more and more importance for customers and that Inpacs is THE partner for both small and large businesses.” We understand that much of this success stems from the great support from Inpacs’ local Dutch member Hazet as wel...

Prevent Legionnaires this Summer

...ion equipment. Beyond the Air Intake Screen, Ecex also delivers a range of Legionella prevention services in conjunction with water storage tanks: * Downsizing tanks to reduce the amount of water stored * Installation of delayed action float valves to reduce volumes in existing tanks * Removal of storage where mains supply can match demand * ...

Cleanall scales new heights!

Cleanall Services, one of the North West's fastest growing cleaning services companies, is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious contract for high glass and vertical surfaces cleaning at the renowned Liverpool ONE shopping, residential and leisure destination. The successful tender is for more than 30 buildings and will e...

Think Hygiene, Think Pink

...giene. Based in Southend-on-Sea, the newly formed company provides washroom products and hygiene services to businesses across London, Essex and the South East. Pink Hygiene's extensive range includes feminine hygiene disposal, water management services and washroom hygiene solutions. "Our aim is simple - to provide the best service in our i...

Samsic strengthens UK presence with Regent rebranding

...r Regent Samsic's market offer has launched at www.regentsamsic.com. The Coventry-based company's services have been aggregated into a single brand presence, with increased prominence given to owner Groupe Samsic, reflecting the French giant's upscaled ambitions for the UK building support services marketplace. Foremost in the revision is the ...

A major coup for the NCCA

... a steadily increasing number of member companies based throughout the UK, many offering additional services such as curtain-cleaning, remedial work on carpet fittings, stain-resisting treatments, and restoration work after flood or fire. It is widely recognised as the authoritative source of information and advice on all aspects of the industry. ...

CleanExpo Moscow/Pulire less than six months away

...ther Russian cities since 1996. It is supported by Moscow's Government Department of Trade & Services. In 2014 the event will be held under brand 'CleanExpo Moscow/Pulire' and thus arranged with the participation of the Association of Italian Manufacturers and Distributors of Cleaning Equipment - AFIDAMP. Partners include the Russian Clea...

Clean-Slate Janitorial Services announces top tips to follow when considering a janitorial services company

Clean-Slate Janitorial Services, a Greater Toronto Area-based professional cleaning company that specialises in commercial office cleaning, retail maintenance, floor restoration, carpet cleaning and construction site cleanup, shares some tips on how best to select a janitorial services company.[TRIMTO] "Every season brings new challenges when ...

Brothers Services grows and achieves important accreditations in the face of economic difficulties

... the government 'Improve Your Resource Efficiency Fund' initiative was the catalyst behind Brothers Services achieving the Quality Management System ISO9001, Environmental Management System ISO14001 and Health & Safety Management System OHSAS 18001 in 2011. "Despite several years of economic downturn which saw many businesses suffer notably ...

A hat trick of awards for Chequers Contract Services

Chequers Contract Services prides itself on keeping schemes and properties for housing associations, offices, schools and other buildings spick and span but is now celebrating cleaning up in the recent Croydon Business Awards. The Croydon-based company walked away with three prizes - 'business of the year', 'best business for training & de...

Skyguard launches lone worker iPhone app at Safety & Health Expo 2014

...follow the user's personalised emergency procedures which could include escalating to the Emergency services, Skyguard's National Response Service, or the employer's own nominated contacts, and guide them to the user's location. The Skyguard for Smartphone software boasts a number of other safety features such as 'Voice Memo', which allows the u...

PDI leads infection prevention innovation with 'Champions for Change' at APIC 2014

...ail and Refill system is designed to address the infection prevention requirements of environmental services professionals (EVS). The Sani-Cloth Pail and Refill contains 160 pre-moistened, ready-to-use, extra-large wipes. Each wipe contains the proper concentration of disinfectant, reducing labour time and compliance issues associated with mixing o...

Grosvenor Services extends premium retail cleaning expertise with Bicester Village

... Shopping Villages in Europe, has selected specialist premium retail cleaning contractor, Grosvenor Services to provide the high standard of care required for this popular, luxury shopping destination. More than 130 spacious boutiques within Bicester Village, set in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, showcase the world's leading fashion and ...

Polymer Group acquires Providencia

...ition of Providencia creates opportunities for both companies to explore products, technologies and services to better meet customers' needs through an unbeatable combination of innovation, quality and service. Providencia will immediately begin operating under the PGI brand name. "Providencia has built a strong business on its commitment to lon...

Legionella Control International opens new office to handle growing London/South East Region cases

...s' disease.[TRIMTO] The new office will offer clients a full range of legionella risk management services and advice on all matters relating to the control, management and prevention of Legionnaires' disease and legionella associated risks. According to a recent report published by the Health Protection Agency, the South East region reported ...

Final countdown to Facilities Show

...tion, Harrow Green, Vetasi, NFS Hospitality, McFarlane Telfer and Servest Group. 30 products and services have been awarded innovation status by the organisers. The 'Innovation Trail' includes a ride-on sweeper by Karcher, a hi-tech workplace occupancy sensor by Condeco Software, drone helicopter surveys by Higham Roofing and a new range being l...

Clean NZ 2014 boasts record numbers at most successful exhibition yet

...ed' events including a Building Service Contractors of NZ (BSCNZ) board meeting and an ISS Facility Services' in-house management conference. The educational seminars and workshops were well attended, with a few stand-out sessions on employment, infection control and business solutions. Samantha Gadd from HR Shop delivered an intimate workshop o...

RLJ Equity Partners, acquires EnviroVac Holdings

...ced its acquisition of EnviroVac Holdings, a premier provider of industrial cleaning, environmental services and on-site maintenance support, throughout the Southeast and Gulf Coast Regions.[TRIMTO] EnviroVac utilises state-of-the-art equipment to provide industrial vacuuming, hydroblasting, watercutting and inspection services for customers who...

ISSA and The Building Futures Group to begin joint initiatives

...ing environmental and sustainability scrutiny within the industry. Keith Baker, Director of EMEA Services for ISSA, says: "We are pleased to be co-operating with The Building Futures Group. The two organisations share the same vision and passion for developing skills of cleaning operatives. "Better trained and motivated cleaning operatives en...

Control of Norovirus outbreaks in areas of potential infection

...tbreak. Clearly the consistency and thoroughness of the delivery of cleaning and decontamination services are crucial to managing and preventing norovirus outbreaks. Organising dedicated teams to clean specific areas in a controlled manner is often advantageous, e.g. bathrooms and washrooms where vomiting incidents have or are likely to have occ...

Grosvenor Services hosts Dublin conference to promote exceptional pan-European FM

Grosvenor Services, which specialises in facilities management, security and cleaning in Ireland and the UK, has this week hosted a conference in Dublin promoting partnership in pan-European facilities management. The National Directors Conference was attended by directors of businesses from 15 countries which make up the European Customer Syn...

i+DCS cleans the new Bristol 'Super hospital'

...stems), the specialist healthcare division of CK Group provides deep cleaning and infection control services for NHS Trusts, Primary Care Trusts, clinics, and nursing homes using specialised equipment for bed frame decontamination, ultrasonic immersion for patient equipment, air management of wards and isolation rooms, zone control matting, and mic...

Brayborne expands contract cleaning business into facilities services

...ices, shopping centres and schools, has announced that it is expanding its business into facilities services to meet the demand from customers for a broader range of services from one trusted source. With nearly 30 years' experience in delivering a reliable and consistent service, Brayborne has a well-established infrastructure across the south ...

Reaching out to a new generation of cleaning professionals

... Luxton, commercial director of Klenitise Ltd * Jim Melvin, managing director of Exclusive Contract Services "The WCEC is an incredibly hard working organisation, which respects its traditions while also welcoming developments in technology, equipment and methods to improve professionalism within the cleaning industry," says Issa Tahhan, Master ...

ISS to become facility services provider for Swisscom

...ing Swiss telecom provider, has chosen ISS Switzerland as its new provider of facilities management services throughout Switzerland from 1st January 2015, following a tender process. ISS will be taking over both infrastructure and technical facilities management for an overall portfolio comprising approximately 90 office buildings and 1,000 oper...

IFMA's World Workplace Conference & Expo is earlier this year and better than ever

...p;innovation. Expo attendees will have the opportunity to explore cutting-edge products and services demonstrated by exhibiting companies representing business sectors such as alternative energy, architecture, building maintenance, disaster recovery, education, food services, furniture, healthcare, real estate, security, tech...

GBM Scotland expands to £10m with acquisition of Eclipse Contract Cleaning

GBM, the business support services group, has bought Eclipse Contract Cleaning to further strengthen its business in Scotland; the acquisition, will take GBM Scotland's annual revenue to around £10m.[TRIMTO] As an established contract cleaning company, Eclipse provides a wide range of contract cleaning services to clients a...

West Berkshire Community Hospital - complex by nature

... service infrastructures can be complex, incorporating legislative and innovative ways of providing services at best value. Corporate change over the last few recessionary years has also impacted this structure at hospitals such as West Berkshire Community Hospital. The Hospital provides healthcare services to over 100,000 people in the Newbury ...

Masslinn cloth system helps NHS Trust

...nal systems." Weston Area Health NHS Trust provides a range of acute and rehabilitation hospital services as well as some community health services to residents of North Somerset. Jigsaw Cleaning Systems has the sole UK distribution rights for Masslinn cloths in the UK and supplies to a range of NHS organisations. T: 01772 73493 E: brian....

Incentive FM adds key contract to fast growing shopping centre portfolio

...the centre including responsibility for all cleaning, waste, security and mechanical and electrical services. The 50 strong facilities management team will transfer to Incentive FM under TUPE. "Our solutions for shopping centres deliver benefits through a more efficient use of staff, innovative technology and the streamlining of invoicing and ac...

American Water Chemicals, delivers antiscalant to world's largest water reuse reverse osmosis plant

...s is an international company dedicated to providing clients with superior membrane water treatment services and products such as RO antiscalants, RO cleaning chemicals and MF/UF cleaning chemicals. AWC has helped oitsur clients worldwide to reduce their operating costs, eliminate acid dosing and reduce the frequency of membrane cleanings. 813-2...

REC/KPMG Report on Jobs: Record rise in starting salaries as permanent candidate availability plummets

...ures to boost the UK skills base for the long-term." Bernard Brown, Partner and Head of Business Services at KPMG, comments: "Once again employers seem ready to 'splash the cash' in what appears to be a desperate attempt to lure skilled staff from competitors. Yet despite offering starting salaries at a rate that has not been seen during the ...

TC facilities management extends FM service into two more Tesco DCs.

Effective 14th July, TC facilities management will manage the cleaning, catering and security services in Tesco's Livingston & Widnes Distribution Centres. This builds upon TC's recent successes with Tesco Avonmouth DC, in the South West and Middleborough DC in the North East.[TRIMTO] These wins see the privately owned facilities company d...

Nviro raises money for neurological charity 'The Rainbow Centre' at fun quiz night

... quiz night and hog roast buffet at the Royal Beach Hotel in Southsea, which provided the venue and services free of charge. Quiz prizes were donated by a number of local companies, including Southern Windows, Hoopers Services, Ceris Burns International, Bunzl and Krispy Kreme Portsmouth. "The evening was an amazing success, giving people the chanc...

European Tissue Symposium to present at ISSA/Interclean Istanbul 2014

...g warm air dryers or high velocity air dryers," he concludes. Keith Baker, ISSA Director of EMEA Services says: "The soft tissue sector plays a crucial and valuable role in our industry and I am personally delighted that Roberto Berardi has agreed to speak at the inaugural conference in Istanbul. I know the attendees will be interested in his pr...

Swiftclean welcomes changes to duct cleaning standard

Gary Nicholls, managing director of Swiftclean Building Services, and a member of the Building and Engineering Services Association (B&ES) Steering Committee responsible for TR/19, has welcomed its recently unveiled changes. The new TR/19 (Second Edition 2013) guidance document: Internal Cleanliness of Ventilation Systems, brings TR/19 in ...

Sodexo employees in 36 countries mobilised to fight hunger

...ugh food for 815,000 meals and raised funds to fight hunger and malnutrition during the global site services provider's annual Servathon in April and May. Altogether, Sodexo employees volunteered more than 82,100 hours to help their local community members have enough food to eat.[TRIMTO] Every year for the past 10 years, Stop Hunger's Servathon...

Nviro's Isle of Wight Council cleaning contract extended by three years

...e and the results it has already achieved for the council, having provided cleaning and maintenance services for a large number of its buildings for the last five years. The contract - which will run for three years, with an option to continue for a further two - sees Nviro providing daily cleaning services at a variety of locations including mu...

JLL awards In Depth contract to clean and maintain seven Honeywell aerospace sites

Cleaning and soft FM specialist, In Depth Managed Services, has been awarded a two-year contract worth £400k to clean and maintain seven aerospace sites for Honeywell. The contract has been awarded through global financial and professional services firm, JLL, which has named In Depth as its preferred cleaning and maintenance supplier.[TRIMT...

Kier continues the fight against litter in Essex

...tter; removing fly-tips, graffiti and fly-posting; street sweeping, and cleaning street furniture - services provided by Kier Harlow. Kier got involved in the Passmore project after being contacted by the Academy about the community day, which involved pupils litter picking, asking if they could provide pickers, bags and gloves. "We were very pl...

Indian Railways outsources mechanised cleaning at 12 ECR stations

...e contractors at 12 East Central Railway stations. The contractors will not only carry out cleaning services, but will provide basic amenities to passengers too.[TRIMTO] Arvind Rajak, ECR’s chief public relations officer, told Times of India that cleaning work will be carried out at Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga, Dhanbad, Raxaul, Bettiah, Sitamar...

Spotless Cleaning Solutions reminds us of the importance of emergency cleaning services

...difficult to get it right. Hiring an expert solution provider that offers exceptional emergency services, is recommended. “Emergency cleaning services are crucial in preventing the premises from disaster,” says the company. “The damage can worsen at any time and ignoring the issues will only exacerbate them. Often the worst...

CK Group on schedule to complete Bart’s Hospital builders clean this Autumn

...ion to help achieve all goals. T: 0208 659 6748
 F: 0208 659 6780
 E:  enquiries@ckgroupservices.com W: www.ckgroupservices.com ...

Edinburgh Royal Infirmary cleaning to be brought back in house

Hospital cleaning services at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary are going to be brought back in house as part of the ongoing fight against superbugs - despite the facility’s inspection reports showing that the hospital has consistently scored well and cases of MRSA have almost been eradicated, reports the Edinburgh Evening News .[TRIMTO] Th...

WFBSC Congress 2016 to consider our industry's enrichment of people's lives

...esthetic', 'convenience' etc.," notes the JBMA. "Culture that is 'rich life' is woven by various services of the building maintenance industry that are expressed by these words." The initial programme comprises: 4th April 10:00 Opening of the trade show 10:00 Registration 13:30 - 14:00 Opening ceremony 14:00 - 17:00 Keynote speech 18:00 - ...

ISS selected as strategic partner in five European countries by BASF

...en selected as a strategic partner by global chemicals giant BASF, to deliver integrated facilities services in five European countries: Belgium, France, Portugal, Spain and the Netherlands. Under the agreement, ISS is taking over responsibility for onsite cleaning, facilities management, building maintenance, mailroom, landscaping and related serv...

ISSA & BBS announce September CIMS Certification training workshop

ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association & BBS (BICS Business Services) has this week announced details of its second 'Industry Certification Expert' training workshop. These workshops form an integral part of ISSA's acclaimed Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) which launched in the UK and Ireland earlier this year. The w...

VTEQ tracks fleet efficiency

...ogy systems. Whether assisting with managed cloud computing, penetration testing, visualisation services or more, the Nottingham-based company has built an enviable reputation. For expertise in fleet automation, it called in the specialists: MileageCount, a service from The Fuel Card Group. "Our cars are constantly on the road, as our consul...

ISS UK signs up to kick off new cup recycling scheme

...tream which has been challenging to deal with sustainably until now," says Ian Baxter, ISS UK Waste Services Director. "We are proud to be a part of this important initiative and to be able to offer the huge environmental, social and economic benefits to clients." Closed Loop's Peter Goodwin is urging all organisations involved in the drinks, ca...

Building Futures Group launches national campaign to attract youth to cleaning and FM sectors

...n serves to highlight the detrimental effect the entire economy could experience without such vital services. Sarah Bentley, CEO of The Building Futures Group, explains: "Facilities management is a much-overlooked career option. Many people simply don't understand what it entails. Good facilities managers are absolutely central to successful org...

Brayborne wins school cleaning contracts totalling £1.5 million over three years

Brayborne Facilities Services has won eight new cleaning contracts totalling £1.5 million over three years, in schools across the south of England, strengthening the company's presence in the specialist education sector. The cleaning contracts are for schools across Hampshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire including Secondary and Primary...

Brayborne welcomes recommendations of EHR report

Brayborne Facilities Services, has welcomed the recommendations of the Equalities & Human Rights Commission in its report published last week, 'The Invisible Workforce: Employment Practice in the Cleaning Sector' and has joined the call for improved working conditions and employment rights for cleaning operatives. The report, part of a proj...

EHRC finds firms are failing to protect key rights of cleaning workers

...umber or recommendations for the industry. These include encouraging clients to commission cleaning services at living wage rates, as a matter of good practice. It also wants them to consider what action they can take to ensure cleaners are treated with the same dignity and respect as their own workforce and customers. The Commission is now sett...

Soapbox: What's wrong with the cleaning industry?

...e facilities the industry is contracted to serve. By that we mean the people procuring the cleaning services and their facilities managers, none of whom are shown favourably in the report. The cleaning industry is at the bottom of any pile - and it is largely its own fault that it is in dire straits. The market (UK) is dominated by just a few ve...

Just one week until IFMA’s World Workplace Conference and Expo programme unfolds

...nspiring keynote speakers * Cutting-edge educational offerings * A world-renowned product and services exposition Delegates will be invited to pursue exceptional professional development opportunities… whether it’s a world-renowned professional credential programme, information on an IFMA Foundation-accredited degree programme...

Building owners and facilities managers urged to comply with Legionella legislation or face prosecution

..., the company offers landlords and property owners an extensive range of legionella risk management services including risk assessments, compliance audits, training, assessment of water systems, crisis management, and laboratory testing as well as an array of other essential options all designed to safeguard against legionella. Image: courtesy ...

Pink Hygiene just keeps giving!

...1,300 to its chosen charity, Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Providing washroom products and hygiene services across London, Essex and the South East, the company prides itself on its commitment to providing the best service and bringing innovation to the industry, whilst also going a step further by supporting a deserving charity. As one of its ...

PHS Group carbon reduction continued

...ons at PHS since the company was founded in 1963 as one of the first suppliers of sanitary disposal services in the UK. Sustainability is embedded in the company's philosophy and it is committed to reducing the carbon emissions of its divisions and products, which include washroom services, water coolers and drinks dispensers. The company now ha...

Julius Rutherfoord wins first university cleaning contract with City University London

...ire complex, which is used by students, academics and professional staff from all around the world. Services will include daily cleaning, window cleaning, washroom services and periodic deep cleans outside of term, including detailed floorcare work to restore surfaces affected by heavy footfall. Porters will also be provided at Cass Business School...

New research reveals shift from multiple providers to one service provider for FM

...use of individual service providers. The independent research* conducted on behalf of facilities services specialist, Grosvenor Services, investigated requirements when outsourcing facilities services, which functions are outsourced the most, and the biggest challenges involved. Key findings: When asked to rate top requirements in their ch...

Cleaning company founder exposes Essex scrubbers in book launch

...s a new generation of directors take over the company's helm, Christine, who was awarded an MBE for services to the cleaning industry, launches her first book. 'The Essex Scrubber - Keeping it Clean', is a tongue in cheek read, representative of some of the colourful characters Lexden-based Christine found herself dealing with in the early years...

Ausclean Expo - focus on cleaning & hygiene

...ow offers an opportunity for attendees to visit both events to see the latest cleaning products and services including innovative solutions for cleaners, facilities managers, building service contractors, healthcare and food service workers and other professionals in the cleaning & hygiene, hospitality and property maintenance industries. "H...

KMS Group rebrands to better reflect services offered

... KM Facilities Management Group and is the parent company for KM Security Solutions and KM Cleaning Services. KM Facilities Management Group remain as ever able to provide a multi-faceted complete FM solution to its ever growing client base. Kevin Rice, company owner, and the rest of the management team felt that they needed to fully review the ...

Selling recycling to a sceptical public

...* 69% of respondents preferred leaflets as the main method of receiving information about recycling services * Only half of respondents avoid buying products with excessive packaging 200 people completed an online test that consisted of questions regarding their current recycling behaviour and attitudes to recycling. They then viewed either posi...

Biomethane for France: Weltec receives order for biogas project with gas processing

...ainless steel as a material and confirmed by decision to work with Weltec." Together with Biogaz Services from Metz-Tessy, Méthalac will be responsible, not only for the installation and commissioning, but also for the maintenance of the Weltec biogas plants. The team boasts a wealth of experience, especially in connection with the employ...

Sodexo shortlisted for company of the year in European Diversity Awards

...ustomers each day. The company employs around 35,000 people in the UK and Ireland alone, delivering services ranging from cleaning, laboratory and grounds maintenance services and catering, to reception, asset management and security to clients at some 2,300 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, justice and defence sectors. ...

Fatboxx - the advanced solution for safe recovery of used fats and cooking oils

...e also increasing legal requirements for compliance, making collection through commercial recycling services a popular choice. Ross Murdoch, General Manager of Henry Colbeck Limited's Waste Edible Oil Division, a leading collector of waste edible oil and fat in the fish and chip and foodservice sector, says: "80 - 85% of our customers are now us...

BICSc rolls out red carpet for Annual Awards 2014!

...Championship Golf Course (Sponsored by BICSc Council Member Bob Vincent's organisation, LCC Support Services). The Awards celebrations started later in the day. Guests were greeted by Hollywood-themed walkabout characters at the drinks reception (Sponsored by AsepTech); characters included a human awards statue and an elegant Marilyn Monroe char...

Leader

...;t cleaners at all. Several companies have been in touch to let me know about their products and services that should help combat the spread of Ebola (one or two of them are featured below) and I’m sure that over the coming weeks I’ll receive – and feature - many more. Bearing in mind some of the more general ‘news’...

Vattenfall and ISS Sweden sign contract for nationwide collaboration

Swedish energy company, Vattenfall, has chosen ISS as sole provider of integrated facility services at all 250 offices and plants in Sweden. The new Nordic agreement will run for two years with the option to extend for a further two years.[TRIMTO] ISS has been supplier to Vattenfall since 2006, a collaboration that has gradually expanded to in...

Top safety accreditation for Cynergi Cleaning & Support Services

...operty, facilities management, retail and leisure sectors, all of which are big users of contracted services. John Kinge, technical director of Safecontractor says: "Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health & safety policies in place. "More comp...

New range of range of steam cleaners with self-descaling boilers comes to UK

Chris Lloyd - owner of Cleaning Equipment Services for over 17 years and son of ex-Rentokil Initial managing director Peter Lloyd, has joined forces with Chas Kent - one of the steam cleaning industry's longest serving specialists,to form Steam Clean Systems; a company believed to supply the UK's only range of steam cleaners with self-descaling b...

Wellingborough Norse wins two major building cleaning contracts

Local grounds, cleaning and waste services firm Wellingborough Norse has won two major building cleaning contracts. Southfield School and Latimer Arts College, both in Kettering, have awarded cleaning contracts to Wellingborough Norse which will start at the beginning of November this year. Both agreements are for an initial three-year pe...

High achieving school appoints specialist cleaning provider for sparkling results

... a large educational establishment serving the communities of Enfield and Edmonton, has engaged the services of specialist contract cleaning company, Julius Rutherfoord. The contract has been awarded during a period of extensive building and refurbishment, as the school evolves and expands.[TRIMTO] High quality education is provided for pupils a...

Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners honours the outstanding achievements of our forces

...nual financial support to its affiliates. Major General Jeremy Rowan, Director General Army Medical Services; Lee Nolan, Officer in Command, T.S. Narvik; Colonel Simon Ettinghausen, Commandant SELACF (Greater London South East Sector Army Cadet Force); and Wing Commander Bob Naeem, Officer Commanding, London Wing ATC, accepted the donation jointly....

NWC to reach new heights with capital investment

...nvestment in Nationwide Window Cleaning (NWC), a leading provider of window cleaning and associated services.[TRIMTO] NWC directly employs and centrally manages 200 staff from around the UK, providing complex and simple cleaning services to universities, hospitals, large retailers and other commercial businesses. Set up in 2009 by Managing Direc...

Regent Samsic parent gets a gold for CSR

...ctive summary of our approach and its effectiveness." Coventry-based Regent Samsic provides support services to 1700 sites owned by 750 clients across the UK. Established in 1986, the Samsic Group has acquired over 80 established businesses and launched over 320 new companies to service 20,000 clients in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain, Portu...

David v. Goliath! Small owner run cleaning company scoops national awards

National Support Services, a Swords, Dublin-based cleaning & hygiene services provider, has scooped two national awards at the Irish Contract Cleaning bi-annual industry awards. The company won the 'Best Overall Cleaner in Ireland' award and the 'Best Cleaner in a Small Cleaning Company' at the awards ceremony, held at Dublin's Ballsbridg...

One year before start of CMS 2015: Two-thirds of display area of last CMS already booked

...Berlin's marketing work and efforts to attract exhibitors to CMS 2015 Berlin - Cleaning. Management.Services. have reaped early rewards. One year before the start of the bi-annual cleaning trade fair, exhibitor demand for floor space is higher than ever before, particularly from outside Germany, with two-thirds of the display area of the last C...

Introducing the Pulire Clean project...

...d by large service companies and facilities management companies which constantly offer outsourcing services especially for hospitality and the health sector. About 40% are retailers, dealers, distributors, importers and buying conglomerates. Pulire represents a wide and growing international audience: 24% of visitors were from outside of Italy,...

Ebola highlights importance of infection prevention

...uidelines, and in response to President Obama's call to contain the Ebola virus, Xenex Disinfection Services has created protocols that allow for the Full Spectrum ultraviolet disinfection of multiple areas within a healthcare facility and the disinfection of PPE (personal protective equipment) prior to doffing (removal) by individual healthcare wo...

2014 Loo of the Year Awards success

...r attractive as well as functional facilities to meet all of their personal requirements. "Hygienic services that minimise the risk of infection transfer whilst also saving energy continue to become more prevalent." All entrants have been advised of the Loo of the Year Award they achieved and National and UK Awards will be presented at the dayti...

SpaceVac wins 'pole' position

...Independent nationwide window and gutter cleaning expert, Ian Robson, director of Progress Cleaning Services, put all three brands through their paces and reported on his findings. SpaceVac Technologies was voted equal or best product in every aspect from ease of use and assembly to effectiveness and efficiency of doing the job. It was the only ...

FM company MAR Services launches website to showcase range of services

Ahead of the company’s 30th birthday next year, Facilities Management company MAR Services has undergone a marketing overhaul, with the launch of six new websites showcasing all its services, a blog and a reinvented social media presence.  General manager Christa Brazier says: “Our website relaunch is taking MAR Service...

Grosvenor Services shines with five wins at contract cleaning awards

Facility services specialists, Grosvenor Services, is celebrating success at the recent Irish Contract Cleaning Association Awards 2014, with an impressive five wins to underline its cleaning expertise and excellent service delivery, especially in the premium retail sector.[TRIMTO] The awards are given bi-annually by the ICCA, which represents...

Brayborne re-awarded cleaning contract with Petersfield School for third time since 2005

Brayborne Facilities Services has been re-awarded the cleaning contract for Petersfield School, Hampshire for the third time since 2005. The mixed school has more than 1300 pupils aged 11-16. It was rated as 'Outstanding' in its 2010 Ofsted report and in 2011 achieved Academy status. With a strong presence across the south of England in the sp...

The US Janitorial Services Industry: a new report and forecast

A new report into the US janitorial services industry, from the Bharat Book Bureau, examines the huge and mature $52 billion US commercial janitorial services market that employs nearly 1 million people. The report recognises that the business is very competitive, comprised of 765,000 mainly small operators, including 44,000 franchised outlets...

Revolutionary energy saving ventilation canopy shortlisted for two healthcare awards

...k place in London last week. The awards celebrate innovation, architecture, people, products and services that are helping to transform patient care across the UK. ECO-flow is an energy efficient range of self-contained, ultra-clean ventilation canopies, specially designed to help public and private healthcare trusts to meet the Government's ...

The Living Wage: a view from the sharp end

...lder universities in London. Two new contracts at City University London, for catering and cleaning services, were renewed in August 2014 on this basis. Ms Gomes Vilele is one of Julius Rutherfoord’s cleaning operatives working at City University London where she works four hours a day, five days a week. She cleans the washroom facilitie...

2014 ISSA Innovation Award Programme winners announced

... week. This year's ISSA Innovation Award Programme featured more than 50 innovative products and services from manufacturers and service providers throughout the cleaning industry. Products and services were entered in five categories: Cleaning Agents, Dispensers, Equipment, Services & Technology, and Supplies. Industry distributors, wholesa...

Office Care scores again at Derby's iPro Stadium

... in the commercial cleaning sector, Office Care has become experts in providing commercial cleaning services to a wide range of businesses from small offices to car showrooms, large stadiums and schools. www.officecare.uk.com ...

WoolSafe announces first EGTS 1502 approved product

... are both effective and safe for the environment, with WoolSafe teaming up with Enco Global Testing Services (EGTS) to test the effectiveness and the environmental impact of products, respectively.[TRIMTO] Already WoolSafe Approved, nKapper was able to be immediately tested to EGTS 1502 standard, making it the first cleaning product to do so. Pr...

US Air Force hospital Langley adds Xenex Ebola-zapping robot to inventory

...mbers, their families and the community. The hospital staff partnered up with Xenex Disinfection Services, the company that created Saul, as part of a response plan designated to ensure the 633rd MDG is equipped to handle viruses like Ebola. "We are very proud to be the first Air Force hospital to acquire this robot for disease containment an...

Restroom Association (Singapore) unveils plans for higher washroom standards on World Toilet Day

...s which were not assigned to her for cleaning and maintenance Ms Girija Sasiprabha (ISS Facility Services Pte) Restroom cleaning attendant: Restroom attendant of 5-star Happy Toilet at Institute of Mental Health - 4.5 years of restroom-cleaning experience Ms Gowri D/O M Perumal (ISS Facility Services Pte) Restroom Cleaning Attendant: Restroom...

Nearly half of people 'unhappy with their workplace standards', reveals PHS survey

New research commissioned by PHS Group, a leading UK provider of workplace services, has revealed that 48% of people are unhappy with the hygiene standard of their workplace. With 88% reporting that the standard of their workplace impacts on their productivity, PHS Group believes that it is now time for organisations to take note. Gareth Rhy...

2013 revenue down for 51.5% of Italian companies, reports AfidampCom

...cific type of product, but appears to be evenly distributed among all the categories. As regards services, retailers are specialising in pre and post sales service and on maintenance, two strengths of the customer loyalty relationship. This year's survey indicates the representativeness of Lombardia, Veneto, and Piedmont, followed by Emilia Roma...

EziTracker now used by 25,000 MITIE staff

... managers with live and relevant information in an easy-to-use format that will further improve the services they deliver on client sites. www.ezitracker.com ...

100% captive audience for your products!

...s an opportunity for all companies involved in providing or supplying to washrooms to promote their services, provide hospitality to prospects, clients or staff and also enjoy unrivalled networking opportunities.[TRIMTO] More than 300 tickets have already been sold to such leading cleaning and FM companies as GBM Support Services, MITIE, TC FM, ...

Sodexo with Unilever win international FM award

..., pan-European supply base into a strategic partnership, self-performing a wide range of integrated services across 68 sites in 14 countries. Sodexo with Trade Interchange was a finalist at the awards in the Facilities Technology Innovation category for the implementation of a cloud-based supplier information management solution. More than 60...

Hospital invests in bacteria-killing copper to reduce infections

... C. diff, CRE and VRE. "It is a very serious problem," says Ed Harrich, the director of surgical services for Pullman Regional Hospital. "I think every hospital across the nation is doing everything they can to try to deal with it the best that they can. But there's bio burden on everything and people aren't good at hand washing and there's cros...

IQTimecard facilitates mass payroll changes with ease, as councils consider 'living wage'

... entitled to under these new schemes. The software is utilised widely in domiciliary care, security services and contract cleaning, offering a streamlined and efficient way to merge scheduling and monitoring with payroll. "Managing payroll is a huge challenge for many large organisations like local authorities, and with many of them now preparin...

School kitchens ready for the rigours of the academic year, thanks to Swiftclean

Swiftclean Building Services has been engaged by Bootham School, in York, to oversee kitchen extract fire safety cleaning in its Junior and Primary school kitchens. The safety of children should always be the top priority and kitchen extract fire safety cleaning has become even more important for schools, following the changes to Key Stage 1 ...

Outsourcing to increase globally over coming years, reveals new report

...gly collaborating with suppliers, customers and other business partners to deliver new products and services. The open workforce can also give companies much greater agility, so they can redeploy resources and augment their capabilities with unprecedented speed." The report is available for download at: www.cgma.org ...

New international standard offers guidance on outsourcing

...ue through the relationship. It is relevant to all markets such as manufacturing, retail, financial services, public sector and facilities management. Dan Palmer, head of market development for manufacturing & services at BSI says: "Outsourcing can apply to any business, in any industry, anywhere. By providing common practices, concepts and ...

Change of secretariat for BCC

...nt 12 months in the facilities management sector which saw the merger of the Cleaning & Support Services Association with the Building Futures Group (formerly Asset Skills), the secretariat agreement between the British Cleaning Council and BFG has been severed by mutual consent. The agreement was originally set up by Andrew Large when he wa...

BSI revises specification for planning, application and measurement of hospital cleanliness services

...y has revised PAS 5748, 'Specification for the planning, application and measurement of cleanliness services in hospitals'. Sponsored by the Department of Health, the specification was first published in 2011 as a means of helping acute, community and mental health hospitals in England demonstrate that plans were in place to keep their premises ...

LCC Support Services backs Living Wage

LCC Support Services, the national independent cleaning and support services business, is backing the Living Wage Foundation and its hourly rates on all 2015 tenders. The company is providing every new tender with the requested competitive quote and a second tender based on the Living Wage programme. This allows clients to make their own decis...

Sands China and Clean the World make the most of 'One Project Day'

...ctor of Clean the World Asia; and Mark McWhinnie, senior vice president of Development & Shared Services and director of Sands Cotai Central, Sands China; as well as volunteers from the five participating associations. "Sands China is proud to be working with Clean the World once again," said Mark McWhinnie. "As a leading integrated resort o...

Building Futures Group announces public affairs strategy in lead up to next year's General Election

... in the Group's drive to ensure that the massive contribution FM makes to the UK economy, essential services and society is understood and recognised by future policy makers, end users and public alike. To produce the UK FM Manifesto the group will be surveying its members who represent over 70% of the UK FM Industry, to ascertain what they need...

Soapbox: Best Practice in Cleaning

...cleaning? Whether the company is a facilities management company contracted to provide a host of services, a company with an in-house cleaning team, or a cleaning company; the cleaning operations form an integral part of business operations. It therefore follows that Best Practice must be applied to cleaning, and to do so requires the adoption o...

Chemex guide on Ebola welcomed by UK health workers

...tured). "Healthcare workers most at risk are those in accident and emergency units and ambulance services. "The purpose of this guide is to provide the facts about the virus and give advice on how health workers can keep themselves infection-free." Sean, who is scientific director for Birmingham-based Chemex, adds: "There has been a great dea...

SpaceVac opens Scottish base

...s expanded into Scotland to open its third UK base. Operating from Aberdeenshire as Control Line Services, the Scottish team will handle all SpaceVac sales and service needs and also offer a gutter cleaning service throughout the country. Control Line Services will operate using the same formula as the successful English business by providing...

CleanSafe blasts chewing gum problem for London Gatwick

...ngs up to the same World Class standard as those inside. To achieve this, it commissioned CleanSafe Services to use a specialist technique that rapidly heats the chewing gum and removes it from the floor with a jet of water at 1,250 pounds per square inch. The response of airport visitors has been highly favourable, as they see floors darkened b...

Soapbox: What can the fight against HIV teach us about Ebola?

...5,000 people with information about how to reduce the risk of transmission and how to access health services if they got infected. A committee comprised of both workers and management was created to encourage all employees to know their status. Workers, who felt more comfortable receiving this information from their peers rather than from an off...

The Building Futures Group to produce UK FM Manifesto

... in the Group's drive to ensure that the massive contribution FM makes to the UK economy, essential services and society is understood and recognised by future policy makers, end users and public alike. To produce the UK FM Manifesto the group will be surveying its members who represent over 70% of the UK FM Industry, to ascertain what they need...

MITIE to care for Marie Curie

...has been awarded a three year contract with Marie Curie Cancer Care to provide cleaning and laundry services to the charity’s West Midlands Hospice and cleaning, laundry and hostess service to Cardiff & The Vale Hospice.  Each year Marie Curie provides free nursing care to terminally ill people and emotional support for their fam...

CSSA to terminate its current role within the Building Futures Group

The Cleaning & Support Services Association is to terminate its role within the Building Futures Group - the organisation formed less than a year ago by the merging of Asset Skills, the Facilities Management Association and the CSSA itself. A joint statement from the Chair of the CSSA and the Chair of The Building Futures Group, released ye...

Oxford Economic report sets out the economic contribution of the business services sector

The Business Services Association published a report yesterday - commissioned from Oxford Economics - setting out the economic contribution of the business services sector to the UK economy, at national, regional and constituency level. The sector is made up of five categories - Facilities Management, Business Process Outsourcing, IT and digit...

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...out to broadcast, revealed that London’s Brent Council is to make £54m worth of cuts to services. According to The Times, litter (which of course shouldn’t exist in the first place!) will no longer be cleared from residential streets. The fact that the council’s CCTV cameras are also under threat paints an unpleasant picture...

OCS forms joint venture with Saudi's Zahid Group

OCS Group has announced the formation of a facilities services joint venture in Saudi Arabia with the Jeddah-based Zahid Group. The new OCS Arabia venture will be headquartered in the King Abdullah Economic City, the new port facility and development zone in Saudi Arabia. The joint venture will complement OCS's existing operations in the Mi...

Guardian24 registers its one millionth lone worker activity

...30,000 UK users; with approximately 400 public and private sector organisations benefiting from its services. Amongst its customers are local authorities, healthcare services, housing associations, central government bodies, educational institutions, charities, banks, insurance and construction organisations. The one millionth activity was logge...

Some big names return to UK's national cleaning event

...n the exhibition: The UK cleaning industry's main producers and suppliers of machines, products and services will demonstrate their latest, cutting edge solutions. Amongst the major brands attending the event are Vax, Numatic, HSS Reintec, SYR, IPC, Vileda, Nilfisk, Prochem, Rubbermaid, Truvox, and Unger, to name but a few. Who should attend? ...

System Hygienics awarded a three-year contract at Papworth Hospital

... at Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. "We will also continue to use the company for ad hoc services, such as kitchen extractor and air conditioning ductwork cleaning. "I find System Hygienics' managing director Steve Liddiard to be very helpful; he communicates well with us and always follows up on any questions we may have. We receive ...

Cordant Services launches with £multi-million investment

The Cordant Group has this week announced the launch of Cordant Services, in a move designed to offer additional value and services to existing customers, whilst providing a strong foundation for an ambitious growth programme. It is supported by a multi-million pound investment in technology and infrastructure that will see the business offer...

MITIE awarded facilities management contract by Turner Broadcasting

...n awarded An FM contract with Turner Broadcasting. The multiyear contract will see MITIE deliver FM services, including maintenance and repairs, cleaning, front of house, waste management and mailroom services, at three of the broadcaster's sites. Turner Broadcasting, a unit of Time Warner, operates over 160 channels including CNN, Cartoon Netwo...

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... previous government into the issues this would cause when it came to the need to provide essential services. We didn’t have the infrastructure in place and it’s clear that far too little money was set aside to improve it. Money was invested in daft projects, such as flooding the airwaves and national press with expensive advertisements...

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... that rather than keep cutting street cleaning budgets, our councils should invest more in cleaning services, as this will not only reduce litter and the costs of cleaning it up but it will also reduce graffiti and other more serious crime that may also need cleaning up and which is costly to investigate. Further, it will improve recycling and incr...

Your business is unique so why isn't your FM?

... an organisation we always set out to make sure that we get the best value when procuring goods and services, which is right and proper. However, I have noticed that the downside of trying to create a one-size-fits-all approach to procurement, which we see regularly in invitations to tender, is that there is a tendency towards commoditisation. ...

BSA 'Responsible Cleaner Scheme' published

On Tuesday the Business Services Association published the 'Responsible Cleaner Scheme' (RCS), for companies working in the contract cleaning sector. RCS members have come together to protect and promote the welfare and development of their employees; to make sure their experience and capabilities are recognised and developed, and to promote the ...

IFMA's 'world-class, gold standard' FM programme earns ANSI accreditation with seven commendations

...n 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$100 billion in products and services. Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies professionals in FM, conducts research, provides educational programmes and produces World Workplace, the world's largest FM conference and exposition. T: +1 281-377-5012 E: jed.link@ifma.org W: www.ifma...

Five questions you need to ask before hiring a commercial cleaning company

By Georgia Butcher, MAR Services As you leaf through the piles of proposals cluttering up your desk, the first question on your lips is probably: "How much will it cost?" When it comes to forking out for a commercial cleaning contract, cost is a big part of the decision making process... but it's not the only factor you should consider. T...

British Cleaning Council: an update

...eaning Direct Service Providers for several years, should continue to oversee the BCC's secretariat services for the next 12 months. The Council has been concerned about the lack of grant applications over the past 12 months, and with the Cleaning Show set to provide further funds to help fledgling projects, it was agreed that the board would ex...

Rwanda's cleaning services sector blossoming

Rwanda's cleaning services sector is steadily improving and is slowly making its mark on the economy - and to ensure that it provides better services and becomes more professional, the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority has brought in guidelines and in some cases regulations, reports Donah Mbabazi in The New Times .[TRIMTO] Some regulation...

Sunshine Cleaning Systems is really flying!

...each year." Founded in 1976, Sunshine Cleaning Systems is a privately held integrated facilities services company with locations throughout Florida and North Carolina, offering janitorial services, window cleaning, pressure cleaning, carpet and ceiling cleaning, terrazzo grinding and polishing, escalator restoration, disaster preservation and re...

Loo of the Year Awards entries invited from the Republic of Ireland

...ff, customers and prospects and use this for networking and to see the latest washroom products and services in the event's exhibition area. For further details visit: www.loo.co.uk ...

Sustainable Waste Solutions earns landfill-free verification from NSF International

...aste to energy. Sustainable Waste Solutions provides a broad range of reuse, recycling and waste services to its customers. Industries serviced include food manufacturing, pharmaceutical, high tech, automotive, defence, packaging and more. By verifying its landfill-free claim through NSF International, a reputable, independent third-party organi...

CMS 2015: 'People and the Market' is focal point of 2nd International CMS Congress

As part of the CMS 2015 Berlin - Cleaning.Management.Services exhibition and conference, which takes place later this year from 22nd - 25th September, discussions at the 2nd International CMS Congress will examine the two components that significantly influence commercial enterprises in the cleaning industry - 'People and the Market'. Leading ...

Regent Samsic accredited as recognised Living Wage service provider

Support services provider, Regent Samsic, has become one of the first in its sector to become a recognised services provider to work with the Living Wage, the hourly rate set independently and updated annually, based on the cost of living in the UK. The accreditation by The Living Wage Foundation reflects Regent Samsic's commitment to the Livi...

Cresswell gains FORS Bronze accreditation

Cresswell Office Services tells us it is delighted to have gained certification to the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme bronze standard to add to its already strong portfolio of recognised industry accreditations. The FORS is a voluntary scheme for fleet operators, designed to raise the level of quality within fleet operations, and to demonst...

Voting with their feet paid off for Bulgarians

...d organisation connected with hygiene on trains," said Dimitar Kostadinov, manager of the passenger services division at Bulgarian State Railways (BDZ), speaking at a press conference. "A separate cleaning department was established last July with its own director and administration." Indicating that the age and condition of the rolling stock ha...

ETS chairman Roberto Berardi to detail tissue market prospects at Tissue World

...here hygiene is very important. The consensus statement provides sound advice for those offering services to offices, manufacturing plants and all workplaces to provide clients with a washroom environment that upholds the highest standards of hygiene. ETS is the European Tissue Paper Industry Association. The members of ETS represent the majo...

From six nations to 57...

...n the exhibition: The UK cleaning industry's main producers and suppliers of machines, products and services will demonstrate their latest, cutting edge solutions. A full list of exhibitors and further information is available at: www.cleaningshow.co.uk ...

Two firms sentenced after airport worker breaks leg

...the Health & Safety Executive, which on Tuesday prosecuted Mr Marshall's employer, ISS Facility Services and the maintenance contractor Michael Laryea, trading as Lamick Floor Machines, of Isleworth, Middlesex. Chelmsford Magistrates' Court heard that once Mr Marshall realised the brakes were not slowing the vehicle during descent, he shoute...

Legionella Control publishes advice on how to appoint an authorising engineer

...lla risk management group has released expert advice guiding institutions on how to appoint a water services authorising engineer. Targeting hospitals, healthcare environments, multi-site property portfolios and other large facilities at risk of waterborne diseases, Legionella Control International has revealed need to know tips on how to select...

Soapbox: Employment growth drives UK employment rate to record high while pay growth remains relatively sluggish for the majority

...eriod, more than a third of manufacturing and production firms (35%) froze pay. - Meanwhile, the services sector portrays a very similar hour-glass figure in terms of the distribution of basic pay awards. While almost half of services companies (47%) awarded a basic pay increase of 2% or more in the 12 months to December 2014, more than a third ...

There may be trouble ahead...

...seven year contact last Summer covering all landscape maintenance operations. Landscape maintenance services include all horticulture work (excluding tree work); litter picking; refuse collection; road/path sweeping; cleansing; gritting; playground inspection; as well as grave digging at Brompton Cemetery. Large numbers of these members employed as...

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Incentive QAS wins Oxford's Clarendon Centre cleaning contract

... QAS, the specialist cleaning arm of Incentive FM Group, has been appointed to provide all cleaning services at The Clarendon Centre in the heart of Oxford. Incentive QAS beat six other bidders to win the contract and all current cleaning staff at the shopping centre will transfer to Incentive from their current employer under TUPE. The win streng...

Kalorama: Superbug concerns will drive healthcare facility sterilisation services

...aning and sterilisation, says Kalorama Information, which will drive growth in the market for these services. Kalorama notes that the effectiveness of many antibiotics is waning dramatically, as more and more types of bacteria become resistant to antibiotics. This is forcing the industry to re-evaluate prevention, diagnosis, and treatment plans ...

Last chance to enter the 2015 recycling 'Oscars'

...r, sponsored by Taylor Bins * Design of a waste management facility, sponsored by the Environmental Services Association * Collection crew of the year, sponsored by Bywaters * The best community recycling initiative * Recycling business of the year, sponsored by Ceris Burns International * Civic amenity site of the year, sponsored by REPIC * The be...

ISS China wins large integrated facility services contract

...rgest supplier of mobile telecommunications infrastructure equipment, has outsourced the facilities services for its first large multifunctional living campus to ISS China. This campus provides apartments, recreation centres, a medical centre and many other living amenities for its residents. ISS will provide a full range of services to Huawei, ...

Karcher and ISS Group agree to global partnership

Global facilities services provider ISS A/S of Denmark has signed a global partnership agreement with Alfred Karcher GmbH. Under the agreement, which will run for an initial five years, Karcher will supply cleaning equipment to ISS Group companies worldwide. In the context of ISS's new global supplier strategy, Karcher was selected against sev...

Pulire 2015: cleaning solutions for Ho.Re.Ca.

...) and hotels (56%). At Pulire, industry professionals and some of the largest and most important services and facilities management companies that provide outsourced services for the ho.re.ca segment can find a number of solutions to meet the quality standards of cleaning & hygiene increasingly important to the market. These include anything...

We have Mail - Living Wage

..., Did you know? Almost every employer in the UK could engage 'The Living Wage' in their cleaning services without having to pay more, so please, do make everyone aware! A rapidly expanding global digital company recently bid its two London office buildings for cleaning services via its global facilities director. After considering better...

Cleaning contracts help boost sales figures as Norse growth continues

Norse Commercial Services has announced sales figures of over £37 million for the last 12 months, including £4.5 million of new cleaning contracts. This record growth takes the facilities management group's annual turnover to more than £180 million of which cleaning represents around £21m. "Significantly," says Sales Di...

Historic monument so full of pigeon mess, cleaners have to force doors open!

...pen to gain entry, such was the volume of faeces inside. The team from CountyClean Environmental Services, ended up having to remove more than two dozen metric tonnes of bird droppings from the site and the company's managing director Mike Walker, says that although they'd removed other massive blockages before, they'd never had to face such a m...

CleanSafe completes sports club recovery after "tsunami" flood

CleanSafe Services has completed a major flood recovery exercise at a private sports and fitness club where a pipe burst - allowing a third of the water in the club's swimming pool to empty into the basement. More than 200,000 litres of water drained from the 20 metre swimming pool at the Charing Cross Sports Club in Hammersmith, West London,...

Envirosystems to benefit from investment from TorQuest Partners

... Headquartered in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Envirosystems is one of the fastest growing industrial services organisations in North America with over 1,000 employees in more than 40 locations throughout Canada and the US. Its services include catalyst changeout, chemical cleaning, dredging, high pressure cleaning, hydro-excavation, mobile spent cau...

Interserve wins contract extension with B&Q

Interserve, the international support services and construction group, has been awarded a three-year, £35 million contract extension with B&Q - the UK's largest home improvement and retail garden centre - to provide cleaning services across its entire UK estate. The partnership began in 2006 with Interserve cleaning 182 stores. This ...

ThinkFM - The Competitive Edge: Gaining competitive advantage through the workplace

... 'The Rise of the Humans: How to outsmart the digital deluge' • Jim Hood, Director of Customer Services, Wellcome Genome Campus - 'After the Human Genome Project' Join professionals from across industry and learn more about the co-dependency of the environments, the people, the culture and the practices within organisations as well as what ...

New networking opportunity exclusively focuses on cleaning industry professionals

... Everstrong * Jo Long - Sales Manager, Metsa Tissue Ltd * Lorraine Larman- HSE Manager, LCC Support Services * Paul Evans - Regional Director, Bunzl * Holly Stockbridge - Soft Services Technical Advisor, Cofely UK * Iain Houston - Sales Manager, Cleaning Matters "The Cleaning Industry occasionally needs a moment to catch up with itself, share be...

Dickies keeps cleaners safe - and clean, while at work

...has proved over several years to be one of the most dynamic sectors representing one of the largest services to business industries in the European Union. The hazards and risks faced by cleaners include: exposure to dangerous substances, including biological agents that can lead to asthma, allergies, and blood-borne infections; noise and vibrati...

New report says 'smart' and self-cleaning surface market will be worth $13.5 billion by 2020

...electronics. Visithttp:// www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services. More details on the report are available at: www.nanomarkets.net T: (804) 938-0030 E: rob@nanomarkets.net W: www.nanomarkets.net ...

Australian cleaners reimbursed after Ombudsman investigates minimum wage contravention

.... The Fair Work Ombudsman conducted an audit of tendering and procurement activities in cleaning services across the country as part of a follow up to a 2010 study. Fair Work Ombudsman director Craig Bildstien told ABC News, that the results showed that 1,212 employees were found to be underpaid a total of almost $763,000 across Australia. ...

Baby changing in the gents' wc - the time is now - celebrity endorsed

...ontractCleaning.co.uk is a UK based national company, which offers commercial and domestic cleaning services on a contract basis and aims to help businesses and individuals in the UK save money on their cleaning requirements, by offering an exceptional, unrivalled service. The contractor operates in factories, offices, retail outlets, hotels and re...

Cleaning Show 'still relevant' after strong London debut, say Prochem

...m Europe reported this year's event as one "maintaining its relevance in the cleaning & support services industry calendar." Newly-relocated to London's ExCel venue, the 2015 Cleaning Show, which closed its three-day run the week before last, had already attracted an unprecedented number of visitor pre-registrations according to organisers a...

KM Cleaning Services expands washroom services

KM Cleaning Services has always provided washroom and hygiene services as part of its overall offering; a service that has been taken up well by its current clients. With a view to expanding this service further the company has acquired a new business development manager - Karen Page. Karen has worked within the washroom & hygiene industry...

Last call for Pulire 2015 Innovation Award entrants: deadline for the project submission is 1st April

...s for professional cleaning) says it is committed to awarding innovation in processes, products and services as well as to those solutions that bring about improvements and are beneficial to the development of entrepreneurship. "Innovation is aimed at contributing to the wide spread of entrepreneurial attitude and ideas and at fostering innovati...

Innovation and inspiration at Facilities Show 2015

...nclude an innovation trail that will run across the event, highlighting all the latest products and services that have come to market. Innovation will not stop there. The Innovation Awards, also in association with FMJ, will highlight the best of the best from the innovation trail at the show, rewarding those products or services that the judges...

Sotheby's awards facilities services contract to Servest, with cleaners to earn London Living Wage

...vest Group has won a three-year contract with the global art business Sotheby's to provide cleaning services to locations in London. The contract will see Servest provide core cleaning, washroom, laundry, consumables and pest control services to all of Sotheby's properties on New Bond Street and to the Sotheby's fine art storage facility in Greenfo...

CBRE to acquire Global Workplace Solutions Business of Johnson Controls

...stments for working capital and other items. GWS will operate as part of CBRE's Global Corporate Services business, which has increased revenue at a double-digit compound annual growth rate over the last decade, as more major corporations and other institutions outsource their services. When the transaction is completed, the full range of combin...

Dustcontrol delivers for Speedy Hire

...of their workforce. Speedy Hire is one of the UK's leading providers of equipment and associated services to the construction and manufacturing industries, delivering a wide range of tools, machinery and support. Part of its offering is provided by Dustcontrol UK, a specialist supplier of dust extraction equipment for a variety of industries. ...

WaterAid named No.1 water, sanitation and hygiene charity

... "We believe that everyone everywhere must have access to sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services by 2030, as this is critical to eradicating extreme poverty." A total of 44 of Philanthropedia's 82 experts - including foundation professionals, researchers, senior non-profit staff, consultants, journalists, and policy-makers - agreed t...

We have Mail: Cleaning Show success

...ation couldn't be faulted. The venue itself is fresh and modern with the expected levels of support services.[TRIMTO] The event was well organised and had the feel of always having been located there. The exhibitors were of good quality and made a professional presentation, with everyone happy and no-one grumbling, as we have heard in previous y...

Latest cleaning products and solutions in Prochem 2015 catalogue

...ctions span cleaning products, machines, truck mount systems, accessories and training products and services from Prochem Europe, a leading provider of training to carpet & upholstery and floor cleaning and maintenance professionals in the UK. New equipment, products and upgrades have been made to the company's Steempro Powermax and Endeavor...

Soapbox: Ugly bin clutter? There's no need for it

...e an effective alternative to wheelie bins, especially in housing complexes with a number of shared services. There's flexibility around where the systems can be sited so there ideal where there's limited space or restricted access. The greater portion pf a semi-underground system (SUWS) is placed beneath the surface. The housings can be clad an...

Prochem upgrade is no small Endeavor

...p. Early field trials of the new unit were held by Prochem customer John Ford at Surrey Cleaning Services. "This is a very powerful machine that simply does a fantastic job, even on the worst soiling," reports John. "It's easy-going to operate, too, often only using one hand, and there's no scrubbing needed." With pressure controlled vi...

Latest Norse subsidiary wins new cleaning contracts

Newport Norse, the latest Norse Commercial Services subsidiary, has been awarded three new contracts to provide cleaning services at local educational establishments. The company has won annual contracts with Charles Williams CIW primary, four locations for education organisation Flying Starts, and St Albans Roman Catholic High School in Ponty...

ISS wins IFS contract with Codelco Chile - the world's largest copper producer

...corporate headquarters in Santiago, with cleaning, security, maintenance, pest control, and support services adding 75 full-time employees. ISS Chile currently offers security and cleaning services in several divisions within the company, employing 458 people. "Codelco chose ISS over several other companies to deliver IFS at our corporate hea...

Now is the perfect time for a ‘digital Spring Cleaning’

...ulti-factor authentication - on accounts where available. Many of the Internet's most popular email services, social networks, and financial institutions offer this key security step free of charge, but you must opt in to turn it on. Visit  stopthinkconnect.org/2stepsahead  to learn more and view a list of the websites that offer two-fa...

BPI Recycled Products announces sponsorship of Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards

... of the Year', Award BPI will be associated with encouraging innovation in the delivery of cleaning services leading to improved customer satisfaction. As a champion of UK recycling, BPI is the largest polythene film recycler in Europe, with scope and expertise to recycle in excess of 70,000 tonnes of plastic each year.[TRIMTO] "As a customer...

Total Fitness works out three year agreement with GPT Waste Management

...olution you need. "Working with a national service provider database we ensure all waste management services are fully compliant. Using the most up to date methods of recovery and recycling, our nominated service providers sort waste collected from commercial and industrial customers, and extract all the recyclable elements. "Extracting the recy...

£150 million boost for contract cleaning market in 2015

...orecasts a sustained return to demand growth across several sectors, with more specialised cleaning services leading the way in terms of value growth. "The data strongly suggests that the contract cleaning market will return to pre-recessionary levels by early 2016," reports MTW's director Mark Waddy. "By 2019, forecast models indicate that tota...

Xenex germ-zapping robots arrive in Spain; Clece chooses Xenex for hospital disinfection

Xenex Disinfection Services today announced that Clece, Spain's healthcare provider of cleaning, maintenance, catering and social services, has chosen Xenex Germ-Zapping Robots for room disinfection at hospitals in Spain and Portugal. Clece has deployed Xenex robots at the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona, where they will be used...

Investment improves fortunes at The Laundrette

...operation, with further growth expected from diversification of the business and integration of its services with Staffordshire Cleaning Solutions. "We've had quite a few customers returning to the Laundrette who had stopped coming before and they all agree it's a great improvement," says Dave Robson. "We've been successful in attracting youngst...

Meanwhile in Iceland...

...ke in an attempt to win an increase in the minimum wage. The workers - 32% of whom work in cleaning services provision and tourism, will begin a series of stoppages next week, culminating in a general strike on 26th May. Voter turn-out was just over 50%, but 94.6% of those voted in favour of the measure. SGS chairperson Bjoern Snaebjoernsson ...

Cleaners kicking up some dust

... In the first dispute, some 100 bin lorry drivers for Barking & Dagenham Council Environmental Services department were due to take strike action from 06:00 today until 22:00 tomorrow in a dispute over a £1,000 a year cut in contractual pay arising from what the union claims is the council cutting corners on the safety of refuse vehicles...

KitchCleanse celebrates 12 years in business

...ril 2003 by director Mike Brougham, KitchCleanse is renowned across the UK for providing specialist services including full kitchen, extraction, duct work and oven deep cleaning and maintenance to meet and excel legally enforced hygiene regulations.[TRIMTO] With more than 100 local and national clients ranging from the hospitality, industrial an...

Public sector Cleaner of the Year 2015 announced

...ames. The Association of Building Cleaning Direct Service Providers represents Building Cleaning Services Managers employed by local authorities in Great Britain. It aims to share best practice in cleaning and enhance the profile of public sector cleaning and associated services. Denis Rawlins, is a national provider of cleaning advice and eq...

Strong start for CleanSeal and EnviroSeal accreditation programmes

...programme to CleanSeal. The WoolSafe Organisation is working with the respected Enco Global Testing Services (EGTS) to assess the eco credentials of products that have passed CleanSeal testing and been certified as high quality cleaners. No other programme structure tests with such rigour; any product bearing the CleanSeal and EnviroSeal labels has...

CMS going to plan innovation and 'People & Business' congress looking to be real highlights

With some 150 days to go before the start of CMS 2015 Berlin - Cleaning.Management.Services, Messe Berlin reports that preparations are making very good progress. "Almost all the available hall space has already been reserved," says Dr. Christian Goeke, chief executive officer of Messe Berlin GmbH. "All the main market leaders and many small a...

Principle becomes first cleaning contractor in Europe to achieve CIMS accreditation

...llmarks of successful cleaning organisations. To achieve certification, the London-based, Golden Services Award winning company underwent a comprehensive assessment and satisfactorily demonstrated compliance with the required percentage of CIMS elements to become certified. All CIMS on-site assessments were performed by an ISSA-accredited third ...

State Opening of Parliament and Trooping of the Colour may be marred by cleaners' strike

...en year contact last Summer covering all landscape maintenance operations. Landscape maintenance services include all horticulture work (excluding tree work); litter picking; refuse collection; road/path sweeping; cleansing; gritting; playground inspection; and grave digging at Brompton Cemetery. Large numbers of these members employed as parks ...

Emergency messaging critical in preventing cholera after Nepal earthquake

WaterAid Nepal has begun an emergency response programme providing water, sanitation and hygiene services to districts hit by the recent earthquake. The development organisation, which has been working in Nepal since 1987, will work with long established partners in five regions providing water purification tablets and hygiene kits to survivor...

TCFM awarded further distribution centre contracts

...d to delivering a fantastic service.” New contracts for office and general area cleaning services at two other locations in Daventry and Rugby brings the company’s overall number of supply chain-related cleaning and FM contracts to 12, with a nationwide presence stretching from Livingston in Scotland to Arlington in Kent. Keit...

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...on point some way from their homes, because there’s a problem with their road. Council ‘services’ - what’s happened to them? Or do those forced to do the council’s work receive a council tax refund for the pleasure? Please get in touch either by emailing me or posting a comment on our Facebook page.  www.faceb...

President of New York pest management company meets with European counterparts for knowledge exchange

...lutions including bed bug elimination and rodent control for commercial facilities among many other services. These can be adapted to meet European requirements. Much like Assured Environments, APC employs biologists to conduct regular research and provide exclusive knowledge and expertise needed to address all aspects of successful pest managem...

One young woman's determination leads to 20 years' success

Futures Supplies & Support Services celebrates its 20th anniversary in the cleaning industry this year. "Twenty years marks a significant milestone for Futures Supplies," says Mandie Kemp, founder and chief executive of Futures Supplies. "We began as a small business working from home with a garage full of toilet rolls and cleaning supplie...

CWS-Boco Italia Spa: your one-stop-shop for professional hygiene solutions

CWS-boco provides a one-stop-shop for professional washroom hygiene solutions and textile services. The product range includes a variety of modern hygiene systems such as hand towels, soap, fragrance dispensers and innovative entrance mats. The brand Boco is a leading European supplier of workwear and textile services; offering customers indus...

Pulire 2015: cleaning solutions for Ho.Re.Ca.

...ry," says Toni. “At Pulire, industry professionals and some of the largest and most important services and facilities management companies that provide outsourced services for the ho.re.ca segment can find a number of solutions to meet the quality standards of cleaning & hygiene increasingly important to the market.  "These ...

CLEAN Outdoor - Municipal waste

...tings: Giovanni Mantovani - General Director of Veronafiere Toni D'Andrea, CEO of Afidamp Services Speakers: Andrea Miglioranzi - President AMIA Verona; Maurizio Alfeo - general manager AMIA VERONA; Lamberto Toscani - President Confservizi Veneto Peter Stramba Badiale -responsible communication Federambiente ...

The seven steps system

15:30 – 17:30: The seven steps system. A smart way for public procurement in the services Organisation: Scuola Nazionale Servizi Venue: Stand AfidampFED (Pavilion III) 

Innovation Awards winners announced

...nited , Simon Chen - CEO of ICE , Tibor Ritz - training expert, and Toni D' Andrea - CEO of Afidamp Services, selected the six finalists in the Pulire Clean Innovation Awards 2015. The finalists were:[TRIMTO] ·         Alfred Karcher GmbH, for the KM 125/130 R ·    &nbs...

Christeyns: Great chemicals, great dispensers!

...unded in 1946, the company has enjoyed an average growth of at least 20% over the past 10 years, It services its customers through a network of own subsidiaries located in most European countries as well as Morrocco. T: +39 02 99765200 E: infopfhitalia@christeyns.com W: www.christeyns.com ...

BCC agrees to join European Federation of Cleaning Industries

...ining. He spoke about the new realities in the market such as globalisation, and the integration of services, and how the BCC could help to develop and influence policy in Europe if they were members of the Federation. BCC Chairman Doug Cooke said this keeps the BCC right at the heart of policy and decision making in the EU and means we can be o...

New BSI Standard aims to improve quality of pest management services across Europe

...e business standards company, has recently published the first European standard on pest management services, 'BS EN 16636 Pest management services - Requirements and competences', to improve the quality of these services throughout Europe. In 2008, the World Health Organisation reported that the last 60 years had brought significant changes in ...

Sanicubic XL provides the solution for Dublin gym

...L due to its capacity to pump of 40cu.m/hour of black wastewater from multiple appliances. The pump services two WCs, six showers and four basins from the basement car park. The unit has a 120-litre tank capacity ensuring it functions efficiently when connected to several wastewater sources at a time. It incorporates pioneering vortex technology...

Emprise shows its charitable side to help vulnerable people find work

Support services provider, Emprise Services has shown that charity begins at home after donating a number of its security suits to help vulnerable, unemployed and low-income men find employment. The company had a number of spare unused jackets and trousers in stock and decided to donate them to Suited & Booted, the London-based charity org...

Monthind celebrates 40th anniversary

...hind is unique in many ways, it is proud to be personable but professional. The broad range of services, (which includes specialist window cleaning, biohazard, deep and forensic cleans, janitorial supplies and services along with property maintenance) available to clients, allows Monthind to offer corporate clients a full package of ...

CMS Berlin: a veritable 'who's who'

... those who have applied to exhibit at this year’s CMS 2015 Berlin – Cleaning.Management.Services (22nd – 25th September) reads like a who’s who of manufacturers of cleaning machinery and cleaning products. All the market leaders are represented at the event and Italy, with its strong cleaning industry, the largest forei...

BSCAI announces enhancements to CBSE and RBSM designation programmes

...ed significant enhancements to its certification programmes, which set the standard in the building services industry. BSCAI's Certified Building Service Executive (CBSE) and Registered Building Service Manager (RBSM) are recognised as symbols of individual excellence in the industry, with less than 1% of professionals having achieved the desig...

Follow that…

... it, there was a definite trough left in its wake for a lot of people. Not so for CE Facilities Services, as Tomas Gronager, chief executive officer, explains:[TRIMTO] “Of course, having the Olympics in the UK was a great experience, and our organisation played a major part in keeping all of the venues clean, risk-free and functional....

Flynas sets new inflight safety standards to tackle MERS

...uct is said to offer protection for up to 10 days. Flynas spokesperson Mrs Eman Yusuf, in-flight services and on-board product manager, says: "Flynas is determined to help protect everyone on board. Flynas will use the special wet wipes and sprays to disinfect all surface areas on board the aircraft. We make passenger safety a top priority and u...

CAM Specialist Support launches new company CAM Abseiling to deliver dedicated rope access services

... CAM Abseiling sits within the CAM group and is dedicated to carrying out complex building support services that involve working at height or working in difficult access scenarios, including window cleaning, general maintenance and repairs, construction cladding, and survey and inspection work. CAM Abseiling also covers interior atria and stairwel...

Wellingborough Norse wins Weatherbys' cleaning contract

Wellingborough Norse has been awarded the contract for building cleaning for British horse racing services provider Weatherbys. The company already provides trade waste collection for Weatherbys and because of the existing close working relationship, was invited to quote for the building cleaning. Rob Badcock, facilities manager at Wellingb...

Sentence for cleaning contractor after tree-felling incident leaves worker in wheelchair

...Manor in April 2013. He was helping one of the defendants, Paolo Mule, of P&X Complete Cleaning Services, to clear the site to make way for building work. They had been contracted by Alpha Schools to carry out the work. Aylesbury Crown Court heard last week that a large partially cut branch swung down and hit the ladder on which the worker w...

Senior appointment strengthens partnership

... high quality of cleaning machines, chemicals and janitorial products plus a comprehensive range of services. It maximises cleaning processes and the use of cleaning technology by way of customised client advice and tailor-made training and technical support. Jigsaw Cleaning Systems is the national distributor of products from Wetrok AG, serving...

Finalists for CMS Purus Awards announced

...nd in hand with new functions, processes and technologies as well as new materials and products and services.   Design graduate Dietmar Muhr has been chosen to chair the panel of judges. The members of the decision-making committee, in alphabetical order, are: ·         Christof Flototto: ...

Finalists announced for the 2015 Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards

...; Brayborne Facilities ·         C E Facilities Services ·         CAM Specialist Support ·         Cape Environmental Services ·         Carillion ...

LCC service delivery direct

LCC Support Services, the independent national contractor and 2015 Golden Service Awards finalist, has now completed its network of regional bases to self-deliver services to its many national clients. The bases are strategically positioned across the UK and operate from Edinburgh, Manchester, Coventry, London and Southampton. They will servic...

Bookings now being taken for Pulire Asia Pacific

...ingle market entity with a population of over 600 million and a free flow of trade, investments and services between ASEAN counties. Organised by Afidamp Servizi, this event - the second in the Pulire Asia Pacific series, will showcase the latest professional cleaning and hygiene technology, solutions and trends for the institutional and industr...

Brayborne team goes the 'extra mile' to become a finalist in Golden Service Awards 2015

Brayborne Facilities Services has become a finalist in the Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards 2015 - the biggest Awards programme for the UK cleaning industry. Brayborne Facilities Services, one of the leading providers of cleaning and facilities services in the south east of England, has become a finalist in the 'Large Educatio...

Cannon Hygiene takes Gold in people management

...roup in 1983 but remains a family business - now in its fifth generation. The OCS Group delivers services in total facilities management across aviation, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing. T: 0871 964 2185 W: www.cannonhygiene.com ...

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...? That’s not fair either, is it? Congratulations then to Brayborne Facilities Services, the latest in a growing band of contractors striving to pay a fair wage for a fair day’s work. I hope it won’t be long before those that don’t pay a living wage are vastly outnumbered by those that do! Please get in tou...

IFMA's World Workplace 2015 in Denver takes centre stage after record Facility Fusion attendance

...n 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$100 billion in products and services. Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies professionals in FM, conducts research, provides educational programmes and produces World Workplace, the world's largest FM conference and exposition. www.ifma.org / www.worldworkplace.org ...

Brayborne Facilities Services demonstrates sector leadership by making commitment to Living Wage

Brayborne Facilities Services has demonstrated sector leadership by making a commitment to the Living Wage for its staff and becoming a Recognised Service Provider. In a sector that has often seen poor pay and conditions, Brayborne is actively securing the support of all its clients to meet its objectives in paying a fair wage for a fair day's wo...

Air Products' CEO addresses attack on facility in France

...nd the world as a precautionary measure. Soon after the attack, French authorities and emergency services arrived on site, contained the situation, and the site was secured. All individuals working at the site were evacuated. Air Products' crisis and emergency response teams were activated and are working closely with involved authorities. "I...

Loo of the Year Awards announces new headline sponsor

... The Awards are also supported by Bonasystems, Danfo, Evolve Security Products, Kaivac, Willings Services and the national tourism bodies in England, Scotland, Wales Northern Ireland and Jersey. Additional Sponsors are still required to cater for the increasing number of entries. The lively Awards Event will be held on Friday 4th December at ...

Emprise announces Management Buy Out

The management team of Emprise Services Holdings, a leading support services provider, today announced their acquisition of the Emprise group from its existing shareholders with the support of LDC and RBS. Emprise is a leading mid-market support services provider specialising in cleaning and security with an excellent track record of deliveri...

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... cleaning budgets so tight, whether clients will be prepared to pay so much more for their cleaning services to cover the extra labour costs involved, or whether they’ll opt to reduce the services they receive, or even decide to do the cleaning themselves? It’s going to be up to our industry to really sell the benefits of professio...

Franciscan monastery in Pankow is all spruced up with professional support

...ns in public places. "Hako is happy to support the European Cleaning Days' idea of promoting the services of contract cleaners and bringing their commitment to the attention of the general public. After all, a clean living and working environment is an integral part of a good communal life," concludes Torsten. Hako - Solution provider for Cle...

Informative new website for Loo of the Year Awards

...ilet providers, the cleaning and facilities management industry, while promoting all aspects of the services and value that the Awards offer. It has been designed to be accessible by desktop computers, laptops, tablets or mobile phones. Full details of the Awards, judging criteria, entries, events, sponsorship and news items are supplemented ...

Principle Cleaning partners with Broadgate Connect and Elba to support those with mental health issues

...s making a difference to thousands of people's lives, providing them with much-needed mental health services and support. ELBA, (East London Business Alliance), Broadgate/BritishLand and Principle Cleaning (ELBA members and Broadgate suppliers) have joined forces to support the foundation in its commitment and have partnered to create opportunit...

Irish Public Accounts Committee questions "astonishing" amount spent on hospital cleaning

...etter to the PAC revealed that Noonan was the biggest beneficiary, earning €16,252,614 for its services, followed by ISS, which received €12,163,909. On top of this, there were also 757 staff working directly for the HSE as full-time cleaners, earning a total gross pay during 2014 of €24 million. This brings the total amount spent on...

Tork is headline sponsor of 2015 Loo of the Year Awards

...a.com W: www.tork.co.uk About Tork The Tork brand offers professional hygiene products and services to customers ranging from restaurants and healthcare facilities to offices, schools and industries. Products include dispensers, paper towels, toilet tissue, soap, napkins, and industrial and kitchen wipers. Through expertise in hygiene, fun...

University praises "exceptional" support from Lanes Group to resolve sewage pump failure

...d with minimum disruption to everyday activity. Ian Parker, contract manager for Norland Managed Services, which manages the campus site for the university, said Lanes Group's response was "exceptional." He added: "They played an important role, alongside our facilities team and other specialists, to resolve this problem effectively, so the u...

"Fair deal for cleaners makes business sense for our industry," says Nviro

...ent to raising the bar for low-paid workers has been welcomed by cleaning and facilities management services company Nviro, which is calling on the rest of the industry to go further by supporting a true 'living wage' for its employees. Nviro managing director Brian Warren is urging the cleaning industry to move away from price competition effec...

3M innovation helps reduce costs and improve sustainability for ISS

...ive range of floor pads and advanced cleaning and maintenance products is helping global facilities services company ISS to drive down costs and reduce its environmental footprint for the benefit of its customers worldwide. The inventor of the original non-woven floor pad, 3M is one of just two companies approved by ISS to supply floor pads for ...

Cleaning contractor features in HSE's latest health & safety case study video

...ractor. Specialising in commercial and industrial window cleaning, Lamont Cleaning & Support Services is based in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. A family business with 15 employees, it has enjoyed obvious benefits thanks to its health & safety policies and in the video, managing director Michael Lamont discusses the positive effects of havin...

Why do clients buy services from facilities management companies?

...gs they run than negotiating lease terms. "People are talking about the challenges of humanising services, and indeed our own research reflects a deep dissatisfaction among the workforce with the way buildings support productivity, so it is incumbent on us all to start examining more closely the 'why' behind the things we do in FM. "The prese...

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..., it could so easily have been written for contractors providing cleaning and facilities management services. In it, Andy suggests that while people tend to expect the contract manager to overcome any issues that the service (or lack of it) throws up, there are many other causes to consider and too many contractors fail to challenge themselves on t...

Royal Pharmaceutical Society appoints Emprise

...e professional membership body for pharmacists and pharmacy in Great Britain, has appointed Emprise Services to manage its cleaning and waste management services. The three-year deal will see Emprise provide daily and periodic cleaning, washroom services, consumables and waste services at RPS's new head office at 66 East Smithfield, London. "...

Brayborne re-awarded cleaning contract with Eastleigh College & Quilley School of Engineering for third time since 2001

Brayborne Facilities Services, one of the UK's leading contract cleaning companies, has been re-awarded the cleaning contract for Eastleigh College & Quilley School of Engineering. With a strong presence across the south of England in the specialist education sector, Brayborne has been working successfully with Eastleigh College & Qui...

Norse adds £2.3m cleaning contracts across the UK

Norse Commercial Services and its subsidiaries around the UK have added over £2.3 million worth of new cleaning contracts in the last month. The Norfolk based group has won two major new contracts in Norwich and Cambridge, as well as three others through its joint venture companies in Enfield Medway and Devon. The three-year agreement...

The future of Europe is circular...

...s of business initiatives receive a flood of positive publicity when they launch their products and services. This brings new customers and partnerships. More and more governments and companies are seeing that a circular economy not only has benefits for the environment and the well-being of future generations, but also for the economy. The empl...

TCFM wins cleaning contract with Rugby Premiership Champions

...o provide all area cleaning at Allianz Park, located in North London. Along with suppling match day services to clean the 10,000 seat capacity stadium, the award includes day-to-day cleaning of its impressive conferencing, hospitality and general stadium areas along with the retail store. The contract has just gone live. Leading TCFM's stadia sa...

Ecolab to acquire select assets of Swisher Hygiene

...nd service - and serves approximately 30,000 businesses. The company offers a range of products and services for the institutional foodservice industry, including warewashing and foodservice cleaning and sanitising products and services. "This attractive transaction will expand our institutional customer base and service coverage," says Douglas ...

The Esprit streamlines FM cleaning

...ms. Wetrok is working with Jigsaw and its partners to provide what it says are unrivalled products, services and support through its growing distribution network. The Esprit's patented Wetrok Power Whirl squeegee assembly extends the run time of the machine, while delivering optimised suction air turbulence, drying the floor as it passes. The...

ISSA names new executive director and board members

...retary: Ken Bodie, Kelsan - Director Canada: Paul Goldin, Avmor - BSC Director: Taylor M. Bruce, IH Services - Distributor Directors: West - Nick Spallone, Tahoe Supply / South - Mercer Stanfield, Brame Specialty - Manufacturer Director: Mark Jackmore, Rubbermaid Commercial Products - Latin America Council Chair: Mauricio Chico Ca-edo, Distribuidor...

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...ney hand over fist and there’s no alternative to exorbitant fare hikes if we want to keep the services running (and, they tell us, improving)! Judging by the news this week, there may be another way to get the funding we need without squeezing every commuter dry… According to figures released by Network Rail, many of our busiest...

New document offers insights into benefits of integrated pest management strategy

...mpact on an organisation if it suffers an outbreak. Published by Emprise, the well-known support services provider, the document shows how not having an effective strategy in place can be costly in terms time, money and reputation. It demonstrates how organisations can add value by taking a strategic approach rather than a reactive one. It also ...

Principle Cleaning's growth leads to head office move

...ciple Cleaning has moved to new office premises to cater for the growth of the business. The Golden Services Award winner has relocated its head office staff from Hornsey, North London, into larger, more central offices following recruitment and business expansion. Founded by Doug Cooke in 1989, the company has expanded significantly and now has...

Group to present new rail vehicle cleaning standard derived from practical experience

...th the BMI standard VR 115 (ill.). The main purpose of this standard is to stipulate the quality of services in the vehicle cleaning sector, i.e. to improve quality standards and ensure that they are maintained. The standard also applies, among other things, to staff qualification, an area where the Bahn-Media Institut draws on the practical exp...

Contract Cleaning Market Report - UK 2015 - 2019 Analysis

...ivity levels to offset higher labour costs. The provision of one-stop shop solutions and bundled services has become an increasingly more attractive option, particularly for larger clients. The economic downturn also increased pressure on companies to improve their operational efficiencies and control costs. It seems likely that demand for bundl...

Educational sessions to focus on infection prevention

...tions provider PDI is to host educational sessions focused on infection prevention in environmental services at the 2015 AHE Exchange, an annual educational exhibition and conference attended by more than 600 professionals with an interest in caring for the healthcare environment. The event will take place in Dallas, Texas, from September 20th - 23...

Humans vs. robots to reduce HAIs: environmental hygiene advocates warn against a 'singular' mindset

...ted as the be-all-to-end-all solution for preventing HAIs - all at the expense of the Environmental Services department, ignoring the inherent risk of environmental surfaces and the invaluable humans that are the first line of defence in a multimodal intervention HAI programme." They note that numerous studies over the past couple of decades hav...

Minster Cleaning Services helps Southport Medical Centre to CQC inspection success

Minster Cleaning Services Lancashire has achieved more great feedback from a medical centre cleaning contract following the centre's first Care Quality Commission inspection. The cleaning team was asked to go in and do some additional work and checking to ensure that the visit went as smoothly as possible. Following this work and the inspectio...

ABM rebrands GBM Support Services Group

..., the UK and various international locations, announced this week that it is rebranding GBM Support Services Group and its Eclipse and CGS businesses, under the ABM brand. GBM provides cleaning, security, building maintenance, waste and facilities management services for various retail, leisure, public sector and commercial clients throughout t...

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... machinery, equipment and accessories for maintaining green spaces, roads and paths, and for winter services. ‘Design’ is a topical subject and in Hall 1.2 the finalists of the CMS Purus Awards can be seen for the duration of the fair in their own presentation area. Many exhibitors are running demonstrations on their own stands too. ...

New at CMS Berlin:

...solutions as well as quality assurance systems for companies engaged in building cleaning and other services.[TRIMTO] In addition to the existing, easy-to-use handsets for tracking employee work times, Pancomp has now launched a smartphone application. This app enables users to check in and out, thereby providing a record of the hours worked. Cl...

British Institute of Cleaning Science recognises industry achievers at glittering awards dinner

... Doug Cooke, CEO of Principle Cleaning and former Chairman of the British Cleaning Council, for his services to the industry over many years. BICSc CEO, Stan Atkins, paid special tribute to Colin Hasson, who sadly passed away in April this year. Stan announced that the BICSc International Award would now be known as the 'Colin Hasson Internation...

New UV System offers advanced reporting and powerful performance against infections

... proven efficacy and affordability to enable facility-wide adoption. "We know that environmental services and infection control professionals are looking for more efficient and easy-to-use ways to implement UV devices and track infection rates across their facilities, which can be a time-intensive process," said Dr. Katherine Velez, scientist, C...

The Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS)

To register please email: CIMS@bicsbusinessservices.com For further membership information visit: www.issa.com/emea and www.bicsbusinessservices.com

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...aste Recycling Centres and for my opinion on potential changes to the facilities themselves and the services they provide. Apparently it currently costs £1.3 million per year to dispose of non-household materials, such as DIY waste, which the council is not obliged to recycle on our behalf, and I was asked whether – to enable the cou...

Loo of the Year Awards welcomes increased public toilet entries

...or attractive as well as functional facilities to meet all of their personal requirements. Hygienic services that minimise the risk of infection transfer whilst also saving energy continue to become more prevalent." Entrants are in the process of being advised of the Loo of the Year Award they achieved and National and UK Awards will be presente...

Margins remain under pressure in the UK contract cleaning market

The market for contract cleaning services in the UK has seen low level growth over the past two years and is now worth around £5.5 billion. Though the market was affected by the economic downturn, it has benefited from increased standards in cleanliness demanded by key areas such as health and food hygiene.[TRIMTO] Many contract clean...

Bright future for resource efficiency: as doors close on RWM 2015, the innovation continues

...tise. Innovative companies passionate about resource management showcased their latest products, services and technologies. The forward-thinking products and services on offer resulted in significant contracts and sales leads being secured by exhibitors. Graham Howlett, UK sales & marketing manager at Johnston Sweepers says: "We received an ...

Major brands support new Manchester event

...leaning Council and Quartz Business Media, the event promises to offer a wide range of products and services for anyone with responsibility for cleaning, hygiene or facilities management. "We are delighted with the response we have had by launching this new event," says Steve Diprose, managing director of Quartz Business Media. "The Cleaning Sho...

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust takes cleaning back in house

...l Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, has taken over the contract to run soft facilities management services and that the trust has invested in new equipment including ward drinks trolleys and wheelchairs and new cleaning equipment. Staff are also wearing new uniforms, which are colour-coded depending on their role. Matthew Kershaw, chief ex...

CHSA's sell out Golf Day raises £5,500 for charity

...fend their titles next year!" - The Competition Hole Sponsors were: Bunzl Cleaning & Hygiene Services, Deb Disposables, Kimberly-Clark and Metsa Tissue. - The Hole Sponsors were: Arco, Chicopee Avintiv, Greyland, Harrison Wipes, Polaris Plastics, P&G Professional and Selden Research. - The Juice Buggy Sponsor was Diversey Sealed Air. The...

New research reveals incorrect cleaning 'the major cause' of lack of legal floor compliance in wet leisure environments

...f hundreds of leisure facilities by Bonasystems, the provider of specialist floor care products and services, has revealed that four-fifths (79%) of 'wet leisure' floor surfaces were not up to Health & Safety Executive standards used to prevent slips and trips and that incorrect cleaning - rather than floor specification - was a major cause of ...

Twinkle Clean harnesses online technology and passes savings onto customers

...ilders cleans, deep cleaning, carpet cleaning, window cleaning, office cleaning and rubbish removal services. "Quality is at the heart of what we do," says Robert. "Our focus is on delivering consistently high quality cleaning services while offering value for money. "We often tell our customers that picking the right cleaning company for the...

Want to do business in the Middle East?

...onference will be divided into three parts over the three days - Hospitality & Healthcare, Soft Services FM & Cleaning Contractors, and a Pest Control Workshop. Eminent speakers from various associated industries will present sessions and be part of the panel discussions at the event. The Excellence Awards - a one-of-a-kind concept that ...

New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans Extend ABM's contract as Official Cleaning Partner

ABM has announced an extension of its contract as the official cleaning services partner for the Mercedes-Benz Superdome (pictured), the home of the National Football League's New Orleans Saints. In addition, ABM's contract as the official cleaning services partner of Smoothie King Center, the home of the National Basketball Association's (NB...

Registration now open for 2016 WFBSC congress in Tokyo

... at the Tokyo International Forum. "The theme of the congress is, 'Building Service Contractors: Services to create rich life' and we will examine and discuss the value of the building service industry," says Takao Ichinohe, president of the WFBSC and the Japan Building Maintenance Association (pictured). "Our industry represents a building s...

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...ts went unrecognised by her family and the rest of the staff; she was neglected, ignored unless her services were required and was fed on scraps. As one dictionary defines it: “one suffering undeserved neglect”. The story dates back hundreds of years and most countries have their own version, so whichever one of the 163 countries t...

2015-16 Free Local Authority WRAP Workshop dates announced

... their authorities for the dry recyclables collected as part of their provision of waste management services. * Tackling Contamination - Wednesday 2nd December 2015, Thursday 3rd March 2016. This workshop aims to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills they need to be able to understand how to maximise the quality and minimise the contam...

One third of employers say more staff are going into work despite being ill

...eism is particularly acute in the public sector, where pressure is mounting on employees to deliver services in the face of austerity cuts. The research also reveals that while there is little change in overall levels of absence (up from 6.6 days per employee per year in 2014 to 6.9 days in the 2015 survey), the public sector has seen a bigger incr...

Community hub celebrates five star hygiene rating

...d offers not only a fully functioning community cafe and an external buffet service, but a range of services for local people. The inspector assessed the facilities and questioned staff on their food hygiene knowledge. All staff at the cafe receive thorough training on food hygiene, correct use of equipment and customer service. Manager of th...

Ausclean Pulire: three days of professional development start 19th October

.... The exhibition has attracted leading suppliers of professional cleaning and hygiene equipment and services. Exhibitors include Hako, Oates, Pioneer Facility Services, Infection Prevention Australia, Kennards and Check Up Online. Ausclean Pulire is free to attend for cleaning and hygiene professionals, distributors, building service contractors...

Long service college contract for LCC

Cambridge Regional College has almost all the cleaning challenges known to man, but LCC Support Services has handled its cleaning for 15 years and enjoys the task. LCC even won a Golden Service Award for its amazing achievements on this site. As the college has expanded the cleaning horrors have increased too from the 20,000 students who drop ...

ISS Greece awarded for innovative safety- and people practices

...onsecutive year," says marketing manager of ISS Greece Zoi Zachariadou. "Our employees, who provide services at our customers' premises, are exposed to many potential risks every day. Our constant focus as well as the campaign's goal have been to maintain awareness and vigilance to ensure that our people are returning to their homes, after their sh...

Financial rewards for keeping Indian public health facilities clean

...of facility upkeep, sanitation & hygiene, waste management, infection control, hospital support services and hygiene promotion; for which the best district hospital in the State would be awarded Rs 50 lakh (about £50,000) and a commendation award of Rs 3 lakh (about £3,000) each given to the two highest rated district hospitals scor...

Much-needed campaign to improve cleaners' working conditions spearheaded by industry taskforce

...ed requests to work overtime as compulsory - The vast majority of clients outsourced their cleaning services. Contracts often place cleaning firms under enormous pressure to deliver a high quality service at the lowest cost possible. This often has a negative impact on employment practices, affecting pay, the intensity of work, job security, traini...

ISSA names first franchise member

...in major US cities by streamlining commercial facilities and maintenance management of more than 20 services through a collection of service providers and alliance partners, including floorcare, window cleaning, janitorial supplies, car park maintenance and several others. Taking the onus off building owners and property management companies that t...

Business Performance Group acquires janitorial sales agency Sans Peur from owner Rob Sutherland

... expertise in the cleaning and FM industries. Rob has extensive experience in cleaning products and services, having specialised in the healthcare and FM segments at Newell Rubbermaid for over seven years. Since then, Rob has represented and developed manufactures under his agency Sans Peur. Rob is a founding member of the Hill Club, a group tha...

Sodexo achieves ISO55001 for global asset management

Sodexo has become the first services provider to offer a global asset management service in compliance with ISO55001:2014 - having, at the end of a two year project, received the accreditation for its global asset management framework and for the application of the framework at AstraZeneca's Alderley Park and Macclesfield sites. Sodexo is lead...

The UK cleaning industry celebrates its best: Golden Service Awards 2015 Winners announced

...Best Cleaned Premises in an External Pedestrian Area including Street Furniture Award: JPC Cleaning Services for Chiswick Park Enjoy-Work, London 8 Best Cleaned Premises for an Individual Retail Establishment Award: Exclusive Contract Services for Sainsbury's, Telford 9 Best Cleaned Premises in a Shopping Mall Award: ABM Group UK for The Ro...

LooBlade - a toilet cleaning revolution

...urpose. The manufacturing partner is a leading Shanghai-based provider of contract manufacturing services for, amongst others, household hygiene products. Delivery of the first batch of products expected by mid-December. Patent in UK will Grant on 11th November 2015; European and World Patents are pending. Design Registration has been granted...

Next week's MECTW proudly launches 'Unsung City Cleaning Heroes' initiative

...ind initiative in the region: 'Unsung City Cleaning Heroes' Awards, in recognition of the dedicated services provided by the outdoor cleaning staff in the emirates of Dubai and Sharjah.[TRIMTO] The awards - including a cash prize and certificate of appreciation - will be presented to four best city cleaning staff working at Dubai Municipality an...

Job losses fears at Newport City Council with prospects of move to three-weekly bin collections

...0% of the recommended average. The proposed cuts within the cemetery operations will mean splitting services between sites on allocated days. "Cutbacks in drainage and canal maintenance will increase risk of flooding and reduce public access to canal footpaths. The canal projects have received substantial funding grants from the Heritage Lottery...

New medical waste-to-energy programme provides sustainable solution for biohazardous waste

Ingenium, an environmental services company focused on providing innovative, sustainable, hazardous waste management solutions for a wide range of industries, has this week launched Bio-INergy; a sustainable solution for medical red bag (bio-contaminated) waste.[TRIMTO] One of the first of its kind in California, the Bio-INergy programme rende...

Head office award for TC Security Services

TC Security Services, part of TC Facilities Management (TCFM), has been awarded the contract to provide manned guarding services to a prime headquarters building in Maidenhead, Berkshire. TC Security Services will be responsible for the total security and protection of the 67,777sq.ft building.[TRIMTO] The contract commenced last month and ear...

We have mail: New facilities management standards

...'d like to know that two ISO (international) standards are in preparation for facilities management services. These are: ISO 18480-1 Facility Management - Part 1: Terms and definitions ISO 18480-2 Facility Management Part 2: Guidance on how to prepare Facility Management agreements[TRIMTO] The drafts are now available for viewing and/or comme...

'Down Under' discovers advantages of waste-to-energy

...er Yarra Valley Water is one of Australia's largest enterprises providing water supply and sewerage services. Through the biogas production, Yarra Valley Water will become energy self-sufficient at the plant location in Aurora: "The purpose-built waste-to-energy facility will provide an environmentally sustainable solution for commercial organic...

Working at height specialist receives unexpected reward for paying London Living Wage

...e receives a fairer deal." CAM Specialist Support provides a comprehensive range of products and services for cleaning and maintaining buildings at high levels. Its services extend way beyond traditional cleaning by providing high-level maintenance, specialist training and professional consultancy to commercial and residential businesses. CAM ca...

Serenus Biotherapeutics brings Xenex disinfection robots to Africa to help battle pathogens including Ebola.

Serenus Biotherapeutics has entered into an agreement with Xenex Disinfection Services to bring the Xenex pulsed xenon Full-Spectrum ultraviolet (UV) room disinfection system to Africa, where it will be used to combat such pathogens as Ebola (pictured). The Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot is used throughout hospitals, outpatient surgery centres and s...

OCS Group to boost Channel Islands TFM service with acquisition of Meadowcroft

OCS Group has acquired Guernsey-based Meadowcroft, a third generation family-owned building services provider, in a deal it says will boost its offer of Total Facilities Management to Channel Islands businesses and property owners. OCS says that the expanded business will be able to offer clients in Guernsey and Jersey a comprehensive set of p...

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...e industry in 1992, one of its biggest and most active organisations was the Cleaning & Support Services Association – and as successful as it already was, over the years it grew in size and stature, soon becoming THE association to join if you were to convince prospective clients that yours was a professional company and not one of the m...

Timely review wins cleaning contract plus London Living Wage for staff

Thames Cleaning & Support Services tells us it has managed to implement the London Living Wage without increasing its costs - a move that has helped it win the cleaning & support services contract at Blackstone's newly acquired premises at 160 Queen Victoria Street in London. The contract will commence 1st January 2016. "Thames achi...

Hako sweepers arrive in Staffordshire towns

...e transition and our residents will not experience any gaps in the delivery of these key front-line services." Image: Daryl Scott, operations manager at East Staffordshire Borough Council and Cllr Patricia Ackroyd receive the keys to their new Citymaster fleet from Martin Jones and Hako sales director, Sylvie Giangolini. T: 01788 825605 E: r...

Brentford FC upgrades laundry

...s, hospitals, charities, leisure organisations, colleges, schools, sheltered housing, the emergency services, hairdressers, veterinary surgeries, kennels and catteries. Girbau UK offers a free laundry design service and its service department caters for all makes and models of commercial laundry equipment. T: 01462 427780 S: sales@girbau.co.uk ...

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... London that day with the purpose of bringing back into proper existence the Cleaning & Support Services Association, which for a while last year, was merged with other associations to form the Building Futures Group. The CSSA withdrew partly because it was felt that the BFG’s cleaning side (cleaning being the ‘Cinderella’ of ...

New set up will create 500 jobs over five years in Quebec's environmental sector

...is. "Communities need to grapple with a smaller budget for waste collection while improving user services," declared Thomas Derichebourg, President of Derichebourg Canada Environment. "Municipalities are looking for service providers that can innovate and provide competitive offerings. That's why Derichebourg Environment is looking to accelerate...

CleanNZ calls for papers

...managers * Cleaners * Retailers * All others whose work involves cleaning and property maintenance/ services As the third edition of CleanNZ that Interpoint Events - publisher of Inclean New Zealand magazine, has organised with the Building Service Contractors of New Zealand, the event will offer an important platform for speakers to reach a lar...

Elsewhere in Scotland...

... every year. The workers, employed by Cordia - Scotland's biggest provider of facilities management services in local government - are also demanding back payments of the annual sum, which could cost the organisation more than £2million. The caretakers say they are entitled to a 'Working Context and Demands Payment' for carrying out everyd...

Lancashire faces cuts in refuse collections and street cleaning

Refuse collections and street cleaning are amongst the services set to suffer as Lancashire County Council tries to reduce its spend by £4.7m. Deputy leader Cllr Tony Greaves, who oversees the council's finances, told the Lancashire Telegraph: "The government is again slashing our grants and councils like ours in the north of England, are...

Regular Cleaning differentiates itself from the competition with CIMS certification

...ent Standard (CIMS) due to the programme's alignment with the company's promise to deliver the best services possible to its clients through well managed operations.[TRIMTO] Driven by ISSA and supported by BICs Business Services (BBS), CIMS is a consensus-based management standard that outlines and benchmarks the primary characteristics of a suc...

EcoWaste 2016 opens its doors in just over a month

...landfill and recycling targets. The event is designed to cover the entire solid waste management services and solutions required to address the dramatic increase per capita of waste production in the region and the new methods of reusing, reducing and recycling whilst maintaining a sustainable environment, in an effort to: - Help strengthen s...

Van drivers face increasing dangers

...zes and types. Although best known for its cost-saving fuel cards, it also provides a wide range of services that help with every aspect of fleet management, including meeting duty of care requirements. T: 0844 870 6942 E: info@thefuelcardpeople.co.uk W: www.thefuelcardpeople.co.uk ...

Simply Cleaning receives Constructionline approval

...d expertise to the many industries that it supports. "As part of our commitment and drive to the services we provide to our customers; quality is recognised as a fundamental component of the value that all customers receive from Simply Cleaning," remarks Paul Daly, the company's managing director and founder. "This recognition further assures ou...

Cleaning up the detergents industry by sustainable development

...d edition will be hosted in Paris in November 2016. To request details: T: (44) 208 567 0788 E: services@organicmonitor.com W: www.sustainablecleaningsummit.com ...

Cleaning staff have the WOW factor!

...ho are providing an outstanding service. Anyone benefitting from the quality cleaning & support services that Julius Rutherfoord provides can submit a WOW! Award nomination for a member of staff via the Julius Rutherfoord website at: www.julius-r.co.uk T: 0207 819 6700 E: sales@julius-r.co.uk W: www.julius-r.co.uk T +44 (0)1438 3101...

Cleaning company is the overall 'Tork Loo of the Year Awards' winner

... Hall and prestigious office buildings. "We Clean's passion for delivering only cleaning related services has demonstrated that focus can achieve exceptional results in toilet cleaning standards." Other major UK Trophy Winners included Aberdeenshire Council, Asda, Buttercrane Shopping Centre Newry, Ceredigion County Council, Danfo, Loch Ness ...

Operation Magnify focuses on stamping out on illegal working in cleaning industry

...ry and report on how it can be improved - hence last week's meeting. "The Cleaning & Support Services Association could play a key part in ensuring that smaller companies - where resources are not as readily available as they are to some of the larger companies sitting around the table with those running Operation Magnify - receive informati...

We have Mail: CSSA relaunch update

...have 12 cleaning organisations and suppliers pledged to join the revitalised Cleaning & Support Services Association, with many more interested. Last week, as CSSA chairman, I attended a meeting of Home Office officials and senior immigration officers to discuss the proposed clampdown on illegal workers as the Immigration agency focuses on t...

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...was delighted to learn that teams from Julius Rutherfoord will be providing free cleaning and other services to the 'Crisis at Christmas' centres around the country. These centres will be helping some 4,000 people - sadly just a small percentage of Britain's homeless - have a better Christmas than they might otherwise have done and I congratulate t...

Julius Rutherfoord lends a helping hand to homeless at Christmas

...rity for single homeless people and is dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change. Crisis at Christmas 2015 runs from 23rd to 30th December. Over 10,000 volunteers will help more than 4,000 homeless guests across the UK. As well as warmth, companionship and hot meals, guests in London, Birmingha...

Soapbox: Green cleaning: protecting our environment

...efficient clean. Many NCCA members have now adapted to 'green' concerns and are already offering services with much more consideration to the environment; including use of chemicals manufactured from sustainable resources, more efficient equipment with reduced water and energy consumption, cold water processes saving energy on heating and more e...

Rising star is not just for Christmas

...tish Institute of Cleaning Science Rising Star award winner, Jose Damian, who works at soft support services and contract cleaning specialist, Facilicom UK.[TRIMTO] Following his accolade earlier this year, Jose has recently been promoted to area manager - his second promotion since joining the company in 2012. Jose started working for Facili...

Study reveals remarkable hospital-wide reduction in c.diff hospital acquired infections

...rector during the study, Nathanael A. Napolitano, MPH. Leo Williams, CSGI's CEO, commented: "Our services and process helped SCH save lives and reduce cost associated with reducing HAI's. The hospital achieved an ROI within two months of implementing our advanced disinfection process, education protocols and technology." Mark House, CSGI's EV...

Eurofins expands into hygiene testing in hospitals with acquisition of Biotech-Germande

... for the healthcare sector in France, and allows the Group to create a more compelling portfolio of services for hospitals and other healthcare facilities served by Bioaccess and Biomnis. In return, BG should gain access to Eurofins' infrastructure, including the Group's complete testing portfolio for hospitals and drug & medical device manufac...

CSSA launches recruitment drive with 'Founding Member' offer

...anisation." The CSSA - the UK's oldest trade association for the contract cleaning & support services sector - is being relaunched after a two year hiatus during which time it was part of the Building Futures Group... an arrangement that many thought was not working. Former members and directors met in London just before Christmas and decide...

A 'social day' in Leipzig: using a sweeper instead of fountain pen

...30 people, Schlotte GmbH has been offering both new and used machines as well as rental options and services for cleaning and municipal technology for more than 20 years. It is an authorised Hako dealer. Uwe Brenne, member of the board of directors at the Hako GmbH in Bad Oldesloe, says of the scheme. "We are very pleased about the commitment...

CSSA Founder Member helps solve a Crisis over Christmas

...e of Cleanzine we revealed that staff from one of the Founder Members of the Cleaning & Support Services Association, Julius Rutherfoord, would be supporting 'Crisis at Christmas' over the holidays. It wasn't about donating cash or raising funds for the charity though, but about providing free cleaning for several of the charity's centres se...

Commercial Cleaning Systems benefits from recapitalisation

CCS, a leading provider of commercial janitorial services across the Western US, is to benefit from recapitalisation from private equity firm Silver Oak Services Partners, in partnership with management and co-investors. Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Denver, CCS has operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Nevada and Washin...

The luck of the Irish? Facilicom launches new business on the Emerald Isle

... after Facilicom won a contract with an American multinational technology company covering cleaning services at its offices in Dublin, London and Paris.[TRIMTO] "The new business is part of the wider Facilicom group, but very much focused on developing business in Ireland," explains Jan-Hein Hemke (pictured), managing director of Facilicom UK. ...

Dhofar Global named exclusive hygiene solutions provider for Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

...Group. The Group has contracted Dhofar Global to provide all the necessary hygiene supplies and services, support the development of product ranges, as well as provide adequate technical and commercial training according to the Group's needs. The agreement will be implemented in all of the Group's hotels across the UAE and Oman. This include...

CSSA relaunch: we have lift off!

...vent that has been hailed a resounding success: the official relaunch of the Cleaning & Support Services Association, 50 years after its initial 'official' launch in 1966. And while many things about association membership haven't changed, such as the opportunities for networking and friendship it provides, the ability for the industry to sp...

Industry wants answers after vague BFG closure statement

...lessons for the future. "Fortunately there are other associations within the BCC offering member services and training provision, and so we hope those people who have been let down by the closure of BFG can find support there". www.britishcleaningcouncil.org ...

Dozens arrested as US airport cleaners and their colleagues rally for better pay and conditions

...cluding intimidation, threats, and harassment- by their employer. Menzies is a contractor providing services for Alaska Airlines and other airlines at Sea-Tac. "I believe that joining together with workers at other airports to take action today is getting the message across to the whole country that all airport workers, not just at Sea-Tac, face...

Press statement from the BFG issued 14th January 2016

...owing two successful years in business providing comprehensive training and high quality membership services to Britain's building maintenance, management and services sectors. The Building Futures Group was founded in 2013 following the merger of Asset Skills and the Facilities Management Association, who came together to form a trade associati...

'Could do better' says Oxford City Council's head of environmental health services

...rating of at least four out of five, Ian Wright, Oxford City Council's head of environmental health services, is calling for greater improvements to be made.[TRIMTO] He's also calling on the Government to make it mandatory for restaurants to make inspection results visible outside their doors - as it already is in Wales - as he feels that this w...

UAE's cleaning industry poised for Expo 2020

...ease in infrastructure standards as well as a spotlight focus from the government to improve public services like the airports, metro stations, tram services, etc. This goes hand in hand with a requirement of high-level cleaning and hygiene protocols, which is a commitment Sealed Air - Diversey Care would bring to the Middle East. "We offer our ...

Warburg Pincus to invest in Hygiena

...road range of rapid hygiene monitoring systems, environmental collection systems and rapid dilution services. Hygiena was founded in 2001 by Fred and Susan Nason and has grown to become a market-leading provider of innovative technologies for rapid testing, including ATP (adenosine triphosphate) testing. "We are proud of what we have accomplishe...

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...n the private companies. What do you think? One more thing… The Cleaning & Support Services Association is relaunching this coming Monday in London. If you want to be one of the new ‘founding members’, contact John Findlater at E: findlaters@btinternet.com Please get in touch either by emailing me or posting a co...

Soapbox: What does it take to be a facilities manager?

...ve been replaced by the outsourced third parties who have been continuously forced to improve their services and speed of delivery to the market (due to increase in competition and client demands); they have become sophisticated in most cases, and costs have been reduced and services improved. More importantly, the internal and external customer...

Bravo makes clean cruising for Condor

...nds of Guernsey and Jersey and the ports of St Malo and Cherbourg in France. Mike Mustill, hotel services operations manager, Condor Ferries, called in Kevin Day at Prochem Europe distributor CJS Portsmouth to find a more robust, powerful and faster clean than they were currently achieving.[TRIMTO] Condor Rapide, a fast ferry, serves the Guer...

Car Laundry launches first car detailing store in Indira Nagar, Bengaluru

...n of professional car care and detailing service outlets across India offering affordable detailing services, has launched its first car care, washing and detailing exclusive store in Bengaluru. The Car Laundry franchisee outlets are also operational in Indore, Bhopal, Ujjain, Sagar, Raipur, Bilaspur and Mysore and are shortly going to launch in...

Water Planet and Genesys International team up to supply membrane anti-scalant and cleaning chemicals in the US

... built a team of industry experts and a network of over 60 distributors delivering its products and services worldwide. W: www.waterplanet.com T: +44 (0) 1606 837605 W: www.genesysro.com ...

Thousands expected at the Manchester Cleaning Show 2016

...lux Professional - Equipmart - Federation of Window Cleaners - Floorbrite Cleaning & Facilities Services - Greyland - Innovise Software - Jangro - Karcher - Kennedy Hygiene - Lavorwash - Morclean - Nationwide Window Cleaning - Nilfisk-Advance - Prochem Europe - Qualtex UK - RBL Laboratories - Rokserv-Wetrok - Rotowash - Sebo - Signature Aromas ...

ICMMA moves operational management to ISSA UK

...ome ICMMA's members into ISSA's UK family," says Dianna Steinbach, (pictured) ISSA director of EMEA Services. "We see this agreement as another way that ISSA can fulfil our promise to help the commercial cleaning industry increase appreciation of the value it brings - boosting members' business success as a result." ICMMA is a long-established U...

Floorbrite to brighten up Manchester in April

...ution, industrial, entertainment and leisure sectors offering a full suite of cleaning and facility services, including daily cleaning, window cleaning, industrial cleaning, pest control and plants and grounds maintenance amongst many others. The firm recently announced it was expanding into waste and environmental management, offering clients a...

Despite economic optimism, more cleaning industry managers report pressure to reduce labour and other operating costs

...e job done right the first time (51%) as the number one most helpful factor for performing cleaning services. High quality/effectiveness (39%) and versatility of use (33%) also continue to stand out when it comes to defining value with regard to cleaning products, as opposed to low-price point at only 14%. Product performance and ease of use ...

Rebounding European janitorial market offers new opportunities for suppliers

...lysed. With the increasing life expectancy in Europe and expanding older population, the demand for services provided by hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities is also growing. Such facilities create strong demand for products that help disinfect and sanitise surfaces, especially high-touch surfaces, such as door knobs and hand...

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...really don’t care… Have you come across the flyer this week, advertising cleaning services in Israel? I still can’t work out whether it’s real or if it’s been put together to elicit a reaction, but as it’s on Israeli journalist Tal Schneider’s Facebook page I suppose it must be true. I’m st...

ISS wins large integrated facilities services contract with Rolls-Royce in Asia and Americas

... ISS A/S and Rolls-Royce, have signed a new contract whereby ISS will deliver integrated facilities services to Rolls-Royce in the Americas and Asia. The contract covers the US and Brazil (Americas) as well as Singapore, China, India and Indonesia (Asia) and the services will include facilities management & operations, cleaning, maintenance, se...

Air Liquide announces acquisition of a hygiene specialist in Brazil

...lthcare business in this region." Air Liquide Healthcare supplies medical gases, home healthcare services, hygiene products, medical equipment and specialty ingredients. In 2014, it served over 7,500 hospitals and more than 1 million patients at home throughout the world. The Group's Healthcare business reached € 2,570 million in re...

Girbau adds energy- and water-saving 'Smart Load' technology to latest HS Series washers

...s, hospitals, charities, leisure organisations, colleges, schools, sheltered housing, the emergency services, hairdressers, veterinary surgeries, kennels and catteries. Girbau UK offers a free laundry design service and its service department caters for all makes and models of commercial laundry equipment. T: 01462 427780 S: sales@girbau.co....

Principle Cleaning discovers its best contract cleaning partner

.... The contract includes daily office cleaning, specialist periodic tasks, window cleaning, washroom services/laundry services, dust control mats and waste services. Principle Cleaning is also delighted to have retained its contract with Travers Smith, one of its longest having retendered for the first time in 24 years. T: 0208 341 4718 E: in...

Sharing expertise at the highest level

...try experts and executives involved in shipping, cruise ship operation, oil exploration and onshore services, based on the company's work with the MoD and other extensive marine work. Titled: 'Towards a Unified Operations Manual', the seminar went into detail about the process of problem solving, auditing and reviewing, and then assessing the ne...

One Drop creates world-class water, sanitation & hygiene advisory committee as international water programming expands

... sector, and we look forward to working with them to address the challenges in ensuring sustainable services for all." Catherine B. Bachand, CEO of One Drop, adds: "Over the last few years, One Drop has demonstrated substantial success in ensuring the sustainability of its water and sanitation interventions on three continents, particularly thro...

Mitie's pest control business secures new combined contract with Network Rail

...ecured a new contract with Network Rail. The seven-year contract for environmental on-track support services will see the contractor deliver a combined service incorporating trackside pest control, fly tipping clearance and sanitation support.[TRIMTO] "We're looking forward to collaborating with Network Rail," says Peter Trotman, managing direct...

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...t's never occurred to me though is that those who drive for a living, delivering goods or supplying services, may have a similar problem at their destination... The latest issue of Truckers' Toilets UK, has several snippets which clearly indicate that some companies are refusing to allow visiting drivers to use their washrooms when they arrive. ...

South Africa's UWC cleaning staff protest against outsourcing

...d with adequate results as yet. Names of some casual workers who were apparently not paid for their services from November last year were recorded by the organisers. UWC spokesman Luthando Tyhalibongo told the Independent Online: "The university vice chancellor addressed the delegation of outsourced workers at the university this morning with re...

New report says better waste data collection could underpin stronger Government policies

...ld have more confidence to invest in and deploy waste treatment infrastructure and waste management services. The study, carried out and part sponsored by Ricardo Energy & Environment, included insights from a wide range of key stakeholders within the waste management sector such as central Government and devolved administrations, including ...

Taski Intellibot - robotic cleaning reimagined

...ces and increasing overall productivity. They can also undertake revenue-generating and value-added services to enhance total quality while reducing the overall cost of cleaning. Intellibot machines are initially configured by Taski specialists following an on-site review of the operating environment. Floors are divided into separate rectangular...

Holchem addresses spread of Summer illnesses with summer spill kit

...of Norovirus in the traditional Summer season of June, July and August," says Sarah West, technical services manager from Holchem. "It is imperative that businesses, where hygiene levels have to be of the highest standard, ensure they have the correct products and procedures in place to deal with any viruses that are spread as a result of the site ...

National Dry Cleaners chooses Girbau wet cleaning equipment

...s, hospitals, charities, leisure organisations, colleges, schools, sheltered housing, the emergency services, hairdressers, veterinary surgeries, kennels and catteries. Girbau UK offers a free laundry design service and its service department caters for all makes and models of commercial laundry equipment. T: 01462 427780 E: sales@girbau.co....

Ideal Response supports The Salvation Army

...ice its 'Urban search & rescue' skills. The exercise was also a great opportunity for emergency services to practice their coordination skills in a very realistic environment. Some 75 Salvation Army Volunteers were on site to provide pastoral support and care to all the emergency services and personal involved in the exercise. Ideal Respo...

Incentive FM Group makes strategic acquisition

Facilities services company Incentive FM Group has acquired Specialist Window Cleaning in a move designed to enable the business to self deliver additional services to its rapidly expanding portfolio of customers. This will include low level, rope access, cradle and high-level window cleaning using a combination of traditional and water-fed p...

Rail fastenings manufacturing firm won over by exceptional service

...hem extra peace of mind when it comes to protecting their investment. The contract provides regular services and preventative maintenance that's designed to extend the effective working life of the machine whilst reducing the risk of inconvenient breakdowns." Part of a global family of companies, Pandrol UK was established in 1937 and its South ...

CCM proud to become UK distributor for Waterkracht

... - Shopping centres - Agriculture & Forestry - Automotive & Transport - Facility management services - Construction & infrastructure - Food industry - Government: Defence, Authorities - Healthcare - Industrial cleaning - Oil & Gas industry For more information and to view CCM's range of other cleaning equipment including scrubber...

Report: More US companies reporting on sustainability

...that eight out of 10 industries have now increased sustainability reporting with 'telecommunication services' showing the greatest increase of more than six percentage points. "We have seen a steady increase in the number of very large corporations reporting on their sustainability initiatives," says Stephen Ashkin, CEO of The Sustainability Das...

Farewell HaFSA; hello Courtauld Commitment 2025!

...right across the sector, and many - including local authorities and companies that provide cleaning services as part of the contract - have already committed to the new Courtauld Commitment 2025 (C2025). To find out how to get your organisation involved, information on the leading HaFS sector organisations that have already signed up or for new ...

Bonasystems wins nationwide slip management contract with Mitchells & Butlers

Bonasystems, a market leader in cleaning and anti-slip products, services and consulting, has won a prestigious contract with Mitchells & Butlers to provide slip prevention solutions to 400 of its outlets. Mitchells & Butlers is one of the UK's largest operators of restaurants, bars and pubs in the UK and its portfolio includes well-known...

Messe Duesseldorf Group renews contract with ISS for another four years

...TO] ISS Germany, which has its headquarters located in Duesseldorf, delivers the entire range of services across Germany including specialised services for cleaning at trade fairs. In the renewed contract, ISS will do the entire cleaning of halls, stands, glass surfaces, and facades as well as handle waste disposal on site in Duesseldorf. "We...

Sharing expertise at the highest level

...tion to the group who were involved in shipping, cruise ship operation, oil exploration and onshore services, based on the company's work with the MoD and other extensive marine work. The presentation: 'Ship Husbandry: Towards a Unified Operations Manual', went into detail about the process of problem solving, auditing and reviewing, and then as...

Prestige Worldwide Group to seek initial public offering for its nationwide crime scene cleanup company - CrimeSceneCleanUp.com

... Crime Scene Clean Up uses highly trained professionals to provide effective and meticulous cleanup services when a bio-hazardous situation occurs. Each crime scene cleaner is specifically trained to work in critical situations for blood cleanup/removal, environment restoration, infectious disease decontamination, trauma remediation services, odour...

British Library books Emprise for five more years

Emprise Services has been awarded a new five-year contract with the British Library, where it has provided its services at the Library's sites at St Pancras in London and Boston Spa in West Yorkshire since 2003.[TRIMTO] It will manage cleaning, waste & recycling management, pest control, window cleaning, washroom services and specialist cl...

WFBSC announces first Berlin meeting for CMS 2017, as Thomas Dietrich takes over presidency

... its congress alongside the international cleaning trade fair CMS Berlin 2017 - Cleaning.Management.Services in the German capital. The headline topic of the international conference is 'Cleaning in the digital world - processes, people, technology.'[TRIMTO] As of today, Thomas Dietrich, national guild master of the National Guild Association of...

Contract cleaning market to enjoy £100m growth for 2016

... The 150 page report forecasts demand growth across several sectors, with more specialised cleaning services leading the way in terms of value growth. Discussing the findings, MTW's James Taylor commented: "By 2020, our forecast models indicate total contract cleaning market sales will rise by £500 million, underpinned by volume and value ...

AHCP 2016 Awards shortlist announced

...ry Wilmot - Duplex * Danny Jackson - Matrix Cleaning Systems * Paul Rudolph - Vermop UK Cleaning Services Manager: * Kate Barnes - Compass Group * Neil Franklin - Sodexo * Donna Jones - The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust * Carlos Alves - West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust Outstanding Branch Member: * Kelly Louise Smith - Environmental Excellen...

RP Adam secures new contract with Young & Co's Brewery

...alled user safety. This shows the importance of providing our customers with a range of added value services which ultimately improve the overall service offering." RP Adam developed the Duotek, and the related Safelink system for the automatic management of potentially hazardous dish and glass washing detergents. The system, which can be fit...

Visit by Mayor recognises business growth

Cleanall Services of Leyland, Lancashire, was recommended by North & Western Chamber of Commerce for a visit by the Mayor of South Ribble to recognise exceptional business growth in the area. The visit was organised by the Chamber and was attended by the Mayor of South Ribble, Councillor Mary Green, her husband and consort Tony Green and C...

University of London awards cleaning, security and other contracts to Cordant

Cordant Services has secured contracts to supply a wide-range of cleaning, security and front of house services to the University of London. Dedicated teams will create a clean, safe and attractive environment within all the buildings of the University's academic and residential estate The contracts, which will run for five plus two years, wil...

BCC delighted with visitor numbers at Manchester Cleaning Show

... www.britishcleaningcouncil.org Image above right: Floorbrite Cleaning & Facilities Services attracted visitors to its stand with a fun competition Image left: Tomcat - here's nothing quite like having a close up look and dig around in a new machine, is there? Tomcat used the show to launch the new Carbon machine. Deta...

Hako helps historic Nottingham's streets stay sublime

...the power and performance of larger machines. Cllr Nicola Heaton, portfolio holder for community services at Nottingham City Council, says of this latest acquisition: "We've been really impressed with the new machines and believe they will help keep Nottingham's streets clean. Through the trial periods our operators have been impressed with the ...

Britannia Washing Systems help keep National Express Fleet in fine fettle

For a high profile brand such as National Express, image is everything. The Group delivers services in the UK, North America, Germany, Spain and Morocco, with more than 800 million journeys annually made on its buses, trains, light rail services and coaches. It strives for operational excellence in everything it does across the organisation, f...

£200m Cash Injection for FM Market in 2016

...illion of sales per day in 2016, according to MTW. Some £40 million a day will be spent on FM services in the health sector alone by 2017, with growing pressure on budgets boosting demand for efficiency savings. The research found that this is sustaining demand for technology which offers enhanced productivity such as IoT connected device...

Floor cleaning company doubles size of premises

...outine clearly made a difference. "If you are looking to engage our contracted floor maintenance services throughout your facilities we can provide you with quotations for a one-year, three-year or even a five-year contract," says Tom. "You will then have absolute peace in knowing that your flooring will keep its original appearance for longer a...

ISS UK honoured for support to leading Royal Air Force welfare charity

...hroughout its partnership with the Fund, ISS UK Defence, which among other things provides facility services at several RAF stations, has given more than £40,000 through donations, events and sponsorship. In 2015 alone, the company's gift in kind value was £15,000. Last year, ISS partnered with the RAF Benevolent Fund on several proj...

Impact Products acquires Rochester Midland Corporation's personal care business

... food service paper business will allow us to remain focused on the speciality chemical and related services business, while Impact products can best serve these businesses through their broad distribution network and extensive core product offering." Terry Neal, President and CEO of Impact Products comments: "Adding these strategic product cate...

GMB Scotland to ballot Glasgow council workers for strike action

...uld cost workers up to £500 a year. A strike ballot of over 1,500 members employed across key services such as cleansing, refuse, land and environment and social care will run from Friday 29th April to Thursday 19th May. The dispute has been prompted by GCC's decision to convert six public holidays into annual leave, removing the ability ...

Thrive residents play key part in selecting new contractors

...ate the importance of social value within communities and neighbourhoods. Clare Brimson, Head of Services (West Herts) at Herts Mind Network says: "Our grounds maintenance operatives work with us for up to a year. We help build their confidence and support them to get back into work. We work on 12 other sites across Hertfordshire, so it's great ...

Firms must guard against staff fatigue as fines for corporate manslaughter escalate to £20m

...h more efficient operations and a more engaged workforce." Imperago is a specialist software and services company that enables companies to plan and manage work patterns, shifts and rosters, ensuring that they get the most out of their existing workforce management solutions. T: +44 (0) 1438 822189 E: rob.ayers@imperago.co.uk www.imperago....

Australian cleaners find United Voice helps win proper pay and conditions

...ctify the underpayment and to employ cleaners directly under the pay and conditions of the Cleaning Services Award. Pickwick conceded and began paying cleaners under the Award, but only on a casual probationary basis - despite their years of service and regular rostered hours. At the time of broadcast, United Voice representatives are working...

Markets broaden for Regent Samsic in latest round of business wins

...of new contracts and additions across the UK measures the continued growth of cleaning and security services provider, Regent Samsic in the year's first quarter. 2016 sees steady brand penetration for the Coventry-based company spanning a wide range of client markets. Joining the Regent Samsic portfolio are a number of sites in the North East...

New contract awards for Principle Cleaning

...ing and kitchen deep cleaning, as well as window cleaning in addition to housekeeping and porterage services.[TRIMTO] As the award winning Principle Cleaning continues to develop its portfolio with Savills property management, it has recently taken over the cleaning services for Riverside House in Wandsworth, where staff will be providing daily ...

Senior EU leader to keynote session on 'Opportunities Offered by the Circular Economy Package'

...nd Frank Vancraeyveld from Werner and Mertz, moderated by Dianna Steinbach, ISSA's Director of EMEA Services. More key thought-leaders from the cleaning industry, have been signed up by ISSA to deliver a programme of exciting and inspirational educational seminars, panel discussions and forums. The programme, sponsored by Ecolab, is an engaging ...

Karcher: already cleaning up in Amsterdam!

...rcher will be presenting two Innovation Award Finalists alongside 125 other innovative machines and services. In advance of the show, the team from Karcher Netherlands have been helping prepare the city for the influx of some 29,000 pairs of feet. You can see how here: https://youtu.be/ Among the high-performance cleaning technologies on ...

Concentrating on getting the most from your cleaning products

...l corporations could afford to supply free-on-loan equipment and resource with adequate engineering services, but today, the provision of dosing equipment and associated reliable engineering services is much more accessible and more affordable to a wider spectrum of businesses. Great strides have been made recently by the major dosing equipment ...

Customer experience is key

...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 efficie...

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.... It doesn’t have to be about your appearance at this show but can be about your products and services, your ideas or even industry-related things you lke or which make you unhappy.  It really doesn’t matter what country you’re from – we have a global readership and someone, somewhere will be interested in your sto...

Connected Cleaning: Karcher focuses on digitalisation

...ed Cleaning from Karcher is a new concept for networked cleaning. From now on, digital products and services will interact more and more, creating the basis for optimisations and efficiency increases in the daily tasks of building service contractors." www.karcher.com ...

Meet the award-winning Robo 2!

...crubber dryer. It is the best machine I have seen in a long time," says Adrian Owens, CE facilities services venue cleaning manager at the SSE Arena in Belfast. "I have been using scrubber dryers for the past 20 years, and I wouldn't dare go as close to the edge as the Robo 2 does. It is a very, very good machine." T: 0845 225 1375 E: sales@ice...

GWI attends ISSA with manufacturer Tersano

...ispose of toxic waste - making cleaning processes 100% pollution free. One facilities management services company that is leading the way in green cleaning is Pinnacle PSG. Sean Hancock, contracts manager at Pinnacle PSG, says: "We strive as a business to have as gentle impact as possible on the environment and we are always looking for ways to ...

UK private landowners face increasing costs and fines as fly-tipping reaches one million cases a year

...t recorded 12-month period," says Gavin Pringle, managing director of property security and support services company VPS, who employ specialist teams to clean and clear rubbish and waste from properties and surrounding land. "Add to that the instances that go unreported, particularly on private land, then the actual figure is highly likely to be...

CSSA agree new board structure at spring meeting

...nd 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.[TRIMTO] Executive director, John Findlater, says: "Everyone on the board is passionate about improving the cleaning industry, and we...

ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam 2016 - a resounding success

...ry has to offer...an enjoyable, worthwhile and informative few days," said T. Brooke, head of hotel services, Bupa UK, while Andrés Carmona, gerente general, GrupoInter Ltda, said: "ISSA/ Interclean Amsterdam is a place where you are inspired!" Omer Erdem, business development, Eczacibasi Profesyonel, said: "This fair is the one and only, th...

Another carpet care product gains EnviroSeal certification

... for carpet care products. The European Ecolabel programme certifies many different products and services, but does not have a category for carpet maintenance chemicals. The environmental standards, EGTS:1502 and EGTS:1503, which govern the EnviroSeal programme, incorporate the latest European cleaning chemical formulation practices and legislat...

BIFM asks you to make your views known

...eloped with the BIFM Sustainability Special Interest Group and is sponsored by Waste Cost Reduction Services. The data generated from this year's survey can be compared to a decade of trend data. The results will illustrate how attitudes have developed and differ across economic sectors towards environmental, sustainable and corporate social respon...

Regent Samsic boosts London market share with acquisition of JPC Cleaning

National building support services contractor, Regent Samsic has acquired London-based JPC Cleaning. The acquisition accelerates Regent Samsic into the upper echelons of the UK soft services supply sector and boosts substantially its share of the prime London region marketplace.[TRIMTO] Established in 1987 by managing director John Conry, &pou...

Esclean 2016 is almost here!

...gues in the sector, with quality products and immediate availability, offering advice and technical services. Lavorwash Iberica will show how it builds and markets hydro-polishers, vacuum cleaners and steam cleaners, among others. Tennant Company calls on its experience to design, manufacture and market its innovative products. Widely known among t...

GenEon's on-site disinfectant generating system awarded coveted EPA Registration Number

...infect healthcare environments, schools, universities, daycare centres, dental surgeries, ambulance services and similar facilities. GenEon Technologies' on-site generating system makes it possible for users to create cleaning, degreasing, sanitising, and disinfection solutions on-site. The products are environmentally sustainable, using only...

Monthind Group takes staff numbers to over 1000 following Cambridge acquisition

...llent reputation and a solid business delivering high-quality commercial office and window cleaning services across the region, and we have no plans to make any changes to what is a highly regarded and successful business. Our message is that it's business as usual for all staff and customers." The acquisition will secure Monthind's place as Eas...

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

...[TRIMTO] The Act introduces new sanctions to clamp down on illegal migration, protect our public services and tackle exploitation of low-skilled workers. Measures in the Act to tackle illegal working include: * Making it a criminal offence to work in the UK illegally, with the consequence that wages can be seized more easily as the proceeds o...

Mitie launches new specialised drone service

...usiness, inspecting roofs for gull's nests and has extended its use across the whole FM spectrum of services including: - Maintenance - general building damage inspections - Surveillance - for cleaning at height requirements - Thermal population surveys - using heat seeking cameras to spot pests in undergrowth and birds nesting on roof tops - Th...

Airport staff in first-ever Global Day of Action to protest against 'poverty wages'

...s created a race to the bottom which is putting airport workers, airport safety, and the quality of services for passengers under pressure, has inspired SEIU union members from all over the world to take part in the first-ever Global Day of Action at airports across the globe.[TRIMTO] As corporate executives of the world's airlines gathered in D...

Hako unveils new service offer

...s reflects Hako's ongoing commitment to leading the market when it comes to delivering products and services that meet the needs of customers." Operating in more than 60 countries, Hako offers a wide range of innovative cleaning solutions as well as exemplary customer service. Part of the Possehl Group, it employs around 2,000 people. E: rachel...

Cleaning and FM industry will share, inspire and innovate at upcoming 2016 Facilities Show

...edge of the FM industry. The cleaning industry will be out in force, showcasing its products and services.[TRIMTO] Whether it's disposable products, cleaning innovation or energy saving applications, there will be plenty to stimulate the imagination with the best range of ideas across the cleaning and washroom hygiene sectors. The 2016 Fac...

CleanNZ Expo and CleanSweep Awards bigger and better than ever before

...itors. The sophistication in our industry was once again highlighted by the innovative products and services on offer from our local and global suppliers. We are looking forward to 2018." T: 02 9660 2113 www.interpoint.com.au ...

RP Adam opens new £100,000 powder plant at Selkirk factory

...rer of cleaning and disinfection products which this year celebrates its 125th year in business. It services customers across the UK as well as operating successful subsidiaries across the Middle East. The company currently employs nearly 100 people across the UK and the Selkirk plant expansion comes as UK production volumes increase to match ye...

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...link to a short video on Unger’s Facebook page today, which led me to A E Mackintosh Cleaning Services’ website. Now this is where things get clever… I’ve always told people asking about marketing that a good case study or client endorsement works wonders when it comes to convincing other, potential customers that...

New clinical outcome study shows 46% decrease in surgical site infection rates at hospital

...on rates decreased 46% at Lowell General Hospital after the hospital began using Xenex Disinfection Services' Germ-Zapping Robots for room disinfection, according to a new peer-reviewed clinical outcome study published in the American Journal of Infection Control. The hospital estimates that it avoided 23 infections and saved $478,055 as a result o...

Sanicubic XL goes out to sea

... enabled the installers to run the pipes upwards to where they are needed. Specified by Fugro GeoServices for the demanding project, the substantial 120 litre Sanicubic XLs are sited in a spot on the platform, exposed to crashing waves and high winds, that is flat and level and were incredibly simple to install because they sit flush to the surf...

Facilicom charged up for Tesla deal

Contract cleaning and soft services provider, Facilicom UK, is a company on the move after securing a contract with premium electric vehicles company, Tesla UK. Working with partners, Facilicom will provide cleaning and maintenance services to all Tesla's UK sites, including showrooms at Brent Cross, Heathrow Airport, Oxford Street (London), W...

Dublin street cleaning and maintenance may be privatised

Street cleaning, road and housing maintenance are amongst services that Dublin City Council may be about to privatise, as a result of the refusal of councillors to back chief executive Owen Keegan's plans for a new 'super depot' in Dublin 8, which would have become a centre for street cleaning and maintenance staff serving all of Dublin city cent...

Incentive QAS and the City & Guilds Group team-up to provide workforce with living wage

...ajor clients. Higher wages are now being provided to those employees delivering a range of cleaning services to the City & Guilds Group, a leader in global skills development.[TRIMTO] Incentive QAS is nine months into a three-year contract to provide a full range of daily office cleaning services at the City & Guilds Group's two main off...

Emprise jumps on board to help sea cadets clean up

... "When we were asked if we could support the Sea Cadet Unit, we were only too pleased to offer our services. Emprise is proud to be associated with our military services and provide support where we can. The Cadet Unit needed some TLC and we're delighted that after thorough cleaning it's now shipshape." The work included a full dust down of all...

BCC publishes survey into UK cleaning industry

...rt is 16 pages long and contains many statistical tables and detailed information across facilities services, cleaning and landscape services, and makes a comparison with economic performance in the UK as a whole. For instance, the total UK turnover in 2014 was £3.6 trillion, and the 'Services to Buildings and Landscape Activities' sector ...

Indepth Managed Services mobilises new facilities management contract with Eddie Stobart

Indepth Managed Services can officially announce its appointment to provide cleaning services for transport and logistics giant, Eddie Stobart. Indepth is servicing Eddie Stobart's purpose-built service support centre in Appleton, Warrington; providing daily cleaning services. The centre boasts a unique design, distinguished by the clever use of ...

TCFM helps transform disabled people's lives by partnering with Remploy

...ury's and the NHS. Remploy has an increasing focus on providing specialist disability employment services to people with mental health conditions or learning disabilities. It invests in developing innovative approaches and services for employers which are cost effective and business efficient including consultancy and a vocational rehabilitation...

NetApp signs MoU with Habitat for Humanity to build sanitation and hygiene awareness

...velopment initiatives. Leading organisations worldwide count on NetApp for software, systems and services to manage and store their data. www.netapp.com ...

Outstanding achiever in the cleaning industry receives Royal approval

...eaning Science (BICSc) qualification to the City & Guilds NVQ level 2 in Cleaning & Support Services. Robert has gained his assessors qualification and teaching qualification in both courses. Robert has built a good working partnership with prison staff and heads of departments, to ensure learners have access to clean different areas and...

SWC challenges delegates to 'beat the shiner' and raise money for charity

...red it at the start of the year. The company continues to operate under the SWC brand delivering services for both Incentive FM and Incentive QAS in addition to providing window cleaning services for its own standalone client base and other service providers. Its range of activities includes low level, rope access, cradle and high-level window c...

Envirosystems acquires Victoria Treatment Facility from Tervita Corporation

...rds, cruise ships, freighters, tankers and other marine vessels. It is also supported by a field services operation that collects and manages household hazardous waste materials and performs lab-packing work for a variety of commercial and government customers on Vancouver Island. Headquartered in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Envirosystems is one ...

Doncaster Council is first authority to achieve (CIMS) accreditation for in house cleaning

Dianna Steinbach, ISSA director of services (Europe, Middle East, Africa), flew in from Germany to present the Elected Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones with the Cleaning Industry Management Standard Certificate that has been awarded to Metro Clean, part of Doncaster Council. This makes Doncaster the first local authority outside North America to...

SOAPBOX: The impact of Brexit on ISO certification

...fety, quality and processes, access new markets, through ensuring the compatibility of products and services and reduce their impact on the environment. OHSAS 18001 is a slight anomaly, as a British Standard (technically it's BS OHSAS 18001:2007) that has been loosely adopted globally as the international benchmark Standard for Occupational Heal...

Orangebox chooses Incentive QAS for new smart working contract

... 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.[TRIMTO] Under the terms of the agreement, Incentive QAS will be responsible for th...

Cleaning company expansion provides jobs for shining stars

...f Scotland, prides itself on giving opportunities to local unemployed people and called on Ingeus's services when looking for staff for its latest contract win. With a talented pool of work-ready, enthusiastic jobseekers at hand, Ingeus was able to prepare candidates, set up interviews at its Almondview Business Park offices and quickly provide a c...

AHCP Annual Awards: Duplex does the double

...represents managers involved in all aspects of healthcare cleaning in all public and private sector services with members drawn from many fields. The Association assists in the development of standards and protocols used by the NHS and the UK Department of Health, with the goal of delivering cleaner, safer healthcare environments. Duplex is a...

Merger set to clean up

...established a new powerhouse in the cleaning, security and facility maintenance sector. Cleanall Services of Leyland, Preston and Care Facility Management of Leeds, have joined forces to create the new £12m turnover Aston Services Group. Cleanall and Care Facility Management will continue to trade under their established brands until th...

Waste as a resource: report, recycle, re-use

...ugh to leading commercial property owners, construction companies and insurers, specialist property services and security company, VPS, has as its goal the need to minimise waste sent to landfill and maximise re-use and recycling. "Our bulk waste disposal teams are driving down the waste sent to landfill way lower than the national figures by co...

Ready for CleanExpo Moscow / Pulire?

...he Moscow event is the winner of the Russian National Exhibition Rating on the subject of 'Cleaning Services' in all nominations. Exhibition sections include: PROFESSIONAL CLEANING... Carpet care equipment, Hard surface care equipment, Kitchen cleaning equipment, Street sweepers, Equipment for restoration and cleaning of facades, Equipment an...

Survey of SMEs across Europe and the USA reveals differing outlooks

...alisation to broaden their service offerings. Exact provides ambitious SMEs with the technology and services they need to grow beyond their limits. As a result, companies are becoming increasingly agile, adapting to customer demands and market fluctuations in real time." www.exact.com ...

Incentive FM Group strengthens window cleaning portfolio with acquisition

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. The acquisition will further strengthen the Group's portfolio of world-class cleaning serv...

Progress Cleaning makes half century

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. Starting as a general cleaning business, Dave recognised the need to clean higher, more difficult buildings using new techniques, so he adopte...

UN agency urges heightened vigilance after H5N1 outbreaks in West and Central Africa

...d humans and locating the source of infection. In Cameroon, FAO is boosting the local veterinary services' capacity to respond rapidly to new outbreaks and is working with the government to finalize an action plan similar to effective plans applied in other countries stricken by the virus. The agency further said that it will continue to assi...

Are stagnant labour productivity levels down to the working environment?

...ecurity, refreshments and IT. Leesman does not offer consultancy, strategy, design or management services, so the survey is entirely independent. It simply helps organisations create better workplaces by arming them with the data that tells them where to invest their time and resources. T: +44 (0) 20 3239 5980 E: info@leesmanindex.com W: w...

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...   There may be changes ahead in the way the UK’s local authorities procure goods and services… In a statement released today along with the publication of the National Audit Office’s report on the Government’s spending review, NAO head, Amyas Morse, said: “Time and again, we find that problems in the deliv...

Are sanitary bin liner consumables keeping users protected?

...pth 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.[TRIMTO] Other manufacturers c...

Mitie achieves Carbon Trust Standard

... the Carbon Trust, says: "As a business that provides professional facilities and energy management services, you would expect Mitie to be good at reducing energy use and carbon emissions from its own operations. We are therefore delighted to be able to award Mitie certification to the Carbon Trust Standard, independently recognising the real achie...

British Library books Bonasystems for cleaning contract

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.[TRIMTO] Bonasystems was engaged by Emprise to ensure that the floor tiles within the library's 36 public washrooms wer...

CSSA's Innovation & Technology Executive Bulletin examines battery technology

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 Sa...

CCW Concentrates joins CMI as Associate Member

...understands the value of training in cleaning." Established more than 50 years ago, CCW provides services, solutions and portion controlled, high concentrated cleaning products to building service contractors, schools, universities, retail, hospitality, healthcare and commercial segments. Its chemistry, packaging and product solutions are des...

Mitie awarded FM contract with Merseyrail

... valued at over £10m. The contract will see Mitie deliver maintenance, cleaning, and helpdesk services to 66 stations, two depots and office accommodation across the transport network.[TRIMTO] Merseyrail is an urban network of vital importance to the transport infrastructure of Liverpool, operating on the Wirral and Northern Lines within M...

Environmental Cleaners opens doors

...embers of the Environmental Cleaners include managers and directors working in cleaning and support services, from most of the top companies in the sector, as well as manufacturers and suppliers to our industry. As well as the chance to network, attendees were entertained by Bucks Club member and watch enthusiast, Nick Palliser, who gave a talk ...

Action plan to boost England's food waste recycling unveiled

...ociation of AD Operators * Biogen * Chartered Institute of Wastes Management (CIWM) * Environmental Services Association (ESA) * Kent and Cambridgeshire Resource Partnerships * Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) * Ray Georgeson Resources (RGR) - Chair * Renewable Energy Association (REA) * ReFood UK * National Association of Waste...

New report on Environmental Services sector discusses key trends

The July 2016 edition of the Environmental Services Insider, which discusses key trends and issues affecting the environmental and industrial services industry, says that the growing complexity of regulations, an aging infrastructure and increased outsourcing are driving demand for industrial services and special waste management.[TRIMTO] It a...

Ten things to know when selecting chemical resistant gloves

...ves and safety products and customers include commercial cleaning companies and those in industrial services, healthcare, government, schools, office buildings, hospitality and foodservice. T: 419.290.5756 E: rborgen@impact-products.com W: www.impact-products.com ...

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...

Captive audience situation leads to development of micro cleaning/disinfecting system

...e many contacts around the world who were specialists in their particular fields. He secured the services of a renowned microbiologist and former head of research and development of a multi-national company based in the UK. Between them they spent a total of seven years developing a general cleaning product specifically designed to kill MRSA and...

New hospital facility service technology aims to improve patient experience

... Victor. "It is also available to self-managed organisations that are not Aramark clients for other services." FacilityFit operates in a highly secure environment and is supported by dedicated Aramark technical experts. The system upgrades automatically and users have access to a 24/7 National Service Centre for ongoing support. When installing ...

Australia's contractors continue to embarrass themselves

...s with the national workplace watchdog (FWO). Under the (Australian federal government) Cleaning Services Award, which sets minimum pay and conditions for cleaners, the Korean backpackers should have been paid at least $18 an hour for ordinary shifts, $27 an hour on Saturdays and $36 an hour on Sundays. www.smh.com.au & www.fwo.gov.au ...

Soapbox: real innovation at last!

... describes as being 'our great cleaning industry', writes in response to the Cleaning & Support Services Association's recent article in Cleanzine: 'CSSA's Innovation & Technology Executive Bulletin examines battery technology' ( thecleanzine.com/pages/ )[TRIMTO] "It's not before time that a new type of battery - lithium - is being devel...

Hilton London Kensington Hotel's new laundry equipped by Girbau UK

...s, hospitals, charities, leisure organisations, colleges, schools, sheltered housing, the emergency services, hairdressers, veterinary surgeries, kennels and catteries. Girbau UK offers a free laundry design service and its service department caters for all makes and models of commercial laundry equipment. T: 01462 427780 E: sales@girbau.co.uk ...

Pure Gleam cements position as a standard bearer for innovative water fed pole cleaning

...roud at leading the way for modern window cleaning: "We are part of the new wave of window cleaning services that are committed to offering clients an environmentally friendly, efficient and effective option for building exterior cleaning," it said. "We believe this significant investment in the latest pure water filtering and telescopic cleaning t...

Discover the colour psychology in your washroom with Rentokil Initial

...% of decisions are influenced by colours. Some types of business use colour themes to support their services. For instance, a gym, international schools or creative and art galleries depend on colour to energise, uplift or brighten the end users. Signature Pink, Red or Green may be used to provide a feeling of nurturing wellbeing, or of stimulating...

Carpet Cleaners Carnival

...clude a trade exhibition featuring some of the UK's leading providers of high quality equipment and services for the flooring and soft furnishing care industry. Here you will have the chance to meet face-to-face with new and existing suppliers, see the latest trends and developments the industry has to offer, experience live demonstrations and test...

Study reveals innovations in self-cleaning surfaces positively impact jansan industry

...istributors and building service contractors since they are responsible for delivering products and services that create clean facilities in a variety of industries. Millennials displayed a heightened level of concern over cleanliness in public spaces, with 35% of respondents self-identifying as germaphobes. This should be a wakeup call to the c...

Global food safety firm NSF International and Euro Consultants Group join forces

...tegrate effective food safety and quality management systems throughout the global supply chain. Services offered include supply chain and retail food safety auditing, training in food safety and hygiene regulations (as well as in market and legal requirements) and grant-funded consulting projects for the EU Food Safety Authority. Clients suppor...

What a well-thought-out 'away from home' washroom should look like!

...m member with an i-pad, whether they need it for work or not - and others being forced to cut vital services in an attempt to make ends meet, something has gone very badly wrong, somewhere along the line... ...

Xenex germ-zapping robots help Norman Regional enhance patient safety

...full spectrum UV light to fuse the DNA of organisms," says Clyde Brawner, director of environmental services at Norman Regional Health System. "Once the organism's DNA is fused it can no longer replicate or mutate, and is no longer infectious." Two robots will be stationed at Norman Regional Hospital and two will be at the Norman Regional Health...

With its new Robo 2, Carlisle Support Services brings robotics to services industry

As a leading provider of cleaning services to the rail industry, Carlisle Support Services is driving innovation, through the introduction of service robotics. Currently deployed at Hull Paragon Station, Robo 2 is supporting the contractor's employees with the cleaning contractual agreements in place with longstanding client, First TransPennine E...

Forum Pulire is a little over a month away...

...lace in just over a month from now on 14th and 15th September in Milan. At the forum, integrated services, manufacturers and distributors will be getting together to talk about how to make the market better qualified and how to improve the quality of services provided. Delegates will be able to discover new technologies and new ways of doing ...

Julius Rutherfoord serves an ace at Queen's

...exes in the world, The Queen's Club, has appointed Julius Rutherfoord, to provide contract cleaning services across multiple buildings on its West London site.[TRIMTO] The Queen's Club, national headquarters to the racquet sports of Real Tennis and Rackets, was looking for a specialist, quality contract cleaning organisation to provide outstandi...

Farnek acquires Smashing! Cleaning Services

...ced that it has acquired multi award-winning specialist hygiene cleaning company Smashing! Cleaning Services. Smashing! which was formed in 2004, is one of the UAE's leading hygiene cleaning service providers, with an annual turnover of over AED 10 million. Its 65 highly skilled technicians manage 2,500 customers, many of which are major branded...

TCFM now part of the Colonel's secret recipe at KFC

...KFC restaurants across the British Isles. The contract being delivered by a team from TC Specialist Services, part of TC Facilities Management, started on 8th August. It will provide window cleaning services to over 200 KFC restaurants, along with jet washing services to sites with Drive-Thrus. The team from TC Specialist Services will ensure th...

BIFM Awards 2016 finalists announced

... Best, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust * Bernard McPhail, Integral * Cova Montes, Emprise Services Leader of the Year: Finalists are not publically announced in this category; the winner will be announced at the ceremony. Team of the Year: * CBRE Global Workplace Solutions and AA * EMC: EMEA One Team Programme * G4S FM Catering Team...

Mitie helps Scottish Government achieve unique carbon status

Mitie, which has been providing facilities management services to the Scottish Government since 2012, has helped it retain its unique status as the only government in the world to hold the Carbon Trust Triple Standard. This follows the successful recertification of the three awards which were first gained in 2014.[TRIMTO] Mitie was instrumenta...

Bunzl makes further acquisitions in Canada and Hungary

...sed in Toronto and distributes similar products, and provides some related maintenance and training services to end user customers operating in the facilities management, education, healthcare and government sectors in Canada. Revenue in 2015 was C$12 million. Both businesses were acquired in July. During July Bunzl also entered into an agreemen...

Sky's the limit for Aerial FM

...rial FM is off to a flying start by using commercial drone technology to provide fast and effective services and solutions in the FM sector. But why is the ability to pilot an unmanned aircraft important to a facilities manager or property manager? Drones help Grant Currie, (pictured) managing director of Aerial FM, and his colleagues to quickly...

How to cut budgets and improve hospital infection control

...ns per 10,000 occupied bed days. Monitoring officers, independent from nursing and environmental services staff, are assigned to act as project champions for individual facilities, reporting to departmental managers wherever poor cleaning was discovered and where corrective action is required. Monthly reports are circulated for cross-function...

ISS Finland takes part in the show 'Undercover Boss Finland'

... best service company." Kai Viherkanto, a veteran service supervisor in ISS property maintenance services, trained Jäämaa in property maintenance. Kai felt satisfied after the positive experience, saying: "This opportunity provided by the company still feels a little surprising. "It offered yet another increase in motivation. It is ...

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... worldwide!   Last evening was the official relaunch party of the Cleaning & Support Services Association in the UK.  Held in London in the shadow of St Paul’s Cathedral, it was an eagerly anticipated, sell-out event – and one made even more exciting because we’d all so missed the old CSSA, when it had joined f...

NIC awarded circa £50m contract with Morrisons

NIC Services Group has been awarded a circa £50m contract with Yorkshire-based supermarket chain Morrisons. The contract will see NIC delivering cleaning services across the North of the England and Scotland. NIC is one of the pioneering contractors that has worked closely with Morrisons to see the retailer outsourcing its services for t...

ISS Netherlands 'refreshing the parts other contractors cannot reach'

Heineken, one of the largest beer breweries in the world, has selected ISS Facility Services in the Netherlands as its integrated facility services provider for four key locations (three breweries and one soda production site) as well as nine distribution centres.[TRIMTO] ISS will deliver 27 different services, including cleaning, maintenance ...

Are the robots coming?

...intensive tasks. Therefore, the most likely impact for facilities managers will be the way in which services they are responsible for are delivered, and ensuring they adapt to manage these effectively." T: 0207 118 48 48 E: info@maxwellstephens.com W: www.maxwellstephens.com ...

Kenya Ferry Services launches biannual cleaning exercise

...onsidering we have currently 300,000 ferry users crossing this channel every day," said Kenya Ferry Services managing director Bakari Gowa. "The commuters carry a lot of luggage with them, hence you find them leaving some behind and in turn littering both the waiting bays and the vessels." Bakiri also said that the organisation will be provid...

Open Day next week celebrates major investment in cleaning business

...turers, as well as having its own range of specialist commercial pressure washers. The company also services and supplies parts for a large range of industrial cleaning equipment. To celebrate the completion of the work the organisation is holding an Open Day on Friday 30th September from 09.30 - 17.00. This free event sees a large number of spe...

ISS wins new integrated facility services contract with John Crane in North America

...Smiths Group, which operates in more than 50 countries, has selected ISS as its integrated facility services provider for two key locations in North America. Under the terms of the contract, which runs for five years and is now operational, ISS delivers maintenance, food services, reception, security, pest control, grounds and cleaning services....

Incentive QAS expands retail portfolio with £1m shopping centre contract

...a £1m, three-year contract by property management company, Workman Group, to provide cleaning services at the Pentagon shopping centre in Chatham, Kent. Under the terms of the agreement, the Incentive QAS team of 14 staff will be providing a 24/7 cleaning service at the centre, which attracts over 225,000 shoppers every week. It boasts...

Pitfalls of transferring a family business to offspring

...egura, president of Segura Associates, whose US firm helps larger cleaning contractors market their services, improve business operations, and transition businesses from one generation to the next. According to Ron, some of the key reasons for this are: * Parents never leave: Even though the parents have turned over the business to their sons...

Facilicom's support of fair wages leads to award shortlisting

...industries by implementing and celebrating the Living Wage. Facilicom, a contract cleaning and soft services provider, is a founding member of the Living Wage Service Provider Recognition Scheme and part of the Service Providers Leadership Group. It was one of the first three national contract cleaning providers to sign up to the scheme. "We are...

Nottingham hospitals' cleaning contractor slated for poor cleanliness

...ins at the Queen's Medical Centre and City Hospital. It said Carillion, which provides the cleaning services, has shown a "poor record of cleanliness". Martin Gawith, who chairs Healthwatch Nottinghamshire, said: "Carillion has shown that management has been abysmal with a poor record of cleanliness. They should hand the contract back." Notti...

Grosvenor Services hosts European conference in Dublin, sharing FM best practice

Grosvenor Services hosted an event in Dublin recently where European facilities management companies exchanged ideas and shared best practice. Grosvenor Services is part of European Customer Synergy, a network of FM partners that supports pan-European FM contracts - all of whom belong to the top five suppliers in their national markets, represent...

Mitie launches new gutter cleaning service using Space Vac's 15m high super-vacuum

... roof level. "The Space Vac has added a new dimension of accessibility to our avian pest control services," notes Gareth Davies, director for Mitie's pest control and drone operation services. "It's effective and safe to use for our technicians. "Thanks to the wi-fi camera we can provide visual verification of what needs to be done for our cl...

Walk-thru etiquette...what to say, what to do - and what not to do

...ontacted me? Are you taking bids?" * Don't ask how much they are currently paying for janitorial services; this is none of your business and prospects do not like being asked this * Don't ask what their budget is for janitorial services; this is just another way of asking what they are paying * Don't ask what company is currently cleaning ...

Clorox Healthcare introduces 'next generation' of bleach

...tes. * Revolutionary design for enhanced user experience: Fuzion was designed with environmental services professionals in mind. The product features an ergonomic bottle shape and innovative trigger spray designed to deliver the appropriate concentration of active ingredient every time the trigger is pulled. The new trigger technology requires l...

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...’s a sentiment with which those in the cleaning industry and many at the receiving end of our services will agree, since a large proportion of the major contractors rely on low-skilled immigrant labour to keep cleaning and facilities management contracts running smoothly. And yes – this is important work.   The industry has do...

British Cleaning Council in safe hands as it meets at HSE safety lab in Peak District

...unds back to members, and so first on the agenda was an application from the Cleaning & Support Services Association for £5,000 to help get a new awards scheme underway. John Findlater from the CSSA told members that the new awards have been designed to shine a light on the positive aspects of the UK cleaning industry; the products, co...

North America FM market to reach US$610.21 billion by 2024

...rs market in order to provide a complete overview. Based on type of service, the demand for soft services is highest in the North America FM market and the hard service segment is projected to exhibit a comparatively lower growth rate over the forecast period. On the basis of industry, the corporate sector is estimated to hold a leading share...

Open day at Hugh Crane (Cleaning Equipment) "a great success"

...hers, MAC International, Kranzle, Karcher: Nilfisk Blue and Grey line, Numatic, IPC Gansow, G&S Services, Meguiar's, iVO, P Wave, Streamline, Truvox, and Vikan to name a few. "Clover Chemicals presented two sessions during the day on 'CLP' and the company's new 'Task Based Risk Assessment Tool'. Prochem Europe also did a session on stain rem...

Wescott Group acquires Economy Paper Company

... chemicals, paper products and other facility maintenance items. In addition, the company sells and services machinery used for industrial and commercial cleaning. Economy Paper Co. has been serving customers since 1936 and offers fine paper, industrial packaging and sanitary maintenance products. The company was sold by the founders' sons. "...

Emprise awarded places on two new Framework Agreements

Emprise Services has been awarded a place on two separate framework agreements, which means it will provide: * A 'one-stop shop' to London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) members for cleaning and associated support services including high-level cleaning and window cleaning, pest control, washroom services, porterage, waste management...

CSSA relaunch: "A wonderful evening"

Last evening all the current Cleaning & Support Services Association members gathered with 21 non-member, cleaning & facilities management industry affiliates such as the Living Wage Foundation, Summit Skills, Citizens UK, the British Cleaning Council, the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association, the British Institute of Cleaning sci...

Toilet providers, cleaning and FM companies seek recognition in the 'toilet oscars'

...ractive as well as functional facilities to meet all of each user's personal requirements. Hygienic services that minimise the risk of infection transfer, whilst also saving energy, continue to become more prevalent. There were high levels of entries across 60 entry categories with shopping centre entries continuing to increase each year. The co...

Mitie lands massive Manchester Airports Group contract

...has been awarded a new five-year FM contract with Manchester Airports Group (MAG), consolidating FM services across three airports into one integrated contract. MAG is the UK's leading airport group, serving over 50 million passengers and handling over 670,000 tonnes of air freight every year, through its ownership and operation of Manchester, L...

New company headquarters in Neumünster optimises supply possibilities

... provides large-scale commercial and institutional customers with cleaning and hygiene products and services, care and medical aids, hotel cosmetics, occupational safety equipment, disposable packaging and catering equipment, relocated its head office from Kiel to Neumünster in early October after about an 18 month construction project. The...

Singapore seeks technology to improve productivity in cleaning and refuse collection

...logy in Singapore, and essential to achieving more sustainable public cleaning and waste collection services. "In the longer term, boosting the productivity levels in the delivery of public services will bring about cost and time savings and better deployment of manpower resources. "The information gathered through this RFI may, at the option...

MECTW welcomes Isnaad as its Specialised Cleaning Service Pavilion partner

...f an IFM group and will enable us to meet with several promising potential clients. "Our soft FM services will definitely benefit from the exhibitions. The new pavilions at CMEP on specialised cleaning, sewerage, and sanitation as well as waste management will give us further leverage to showcase our innovations, which we see taking off as an in...

Pest control products & services market to reach US$ 28.6bn by 2026

Persistence Market Research delivers useful insights on the global pest control products and services market in a new report titled, 'Global market study on pest control products and services: North America expected to be the most attractive regional market'. It predicts that the global pest control products and services market value will increase...

TC Facilities Management adds another 'Top 10' store

...Cream of the Supermarket Survey' supermarket to its portfolio of retail chains to which it provides services. The contract award, which started in July, initially managing the cleaning services at 15 selected stores in the East Midlands & Anglia, has now been extended to 161 stores across the country.[TRIMTO] The team from TCFM will ensur...

Oxford Bus Company outsources for the first time

... Oxford Bus Company, part of the Go Ahead Group, has outsourced the cleaning, shunting and fuelling services of its buses and coaches for the first time in its history, awarding a three-year contract to Cordant Cleaning, part of Cordant Group. It builds on the 15-year relationship between the two Groups that has seen Cordant Cleaning take respo...

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...nly deserve a lot more recognition than they currently get, from those of us who benefit from their services (i.e. all of us). Please get in touch either by emailing me or posting a comme nt o n our Facebook page.  www.facebook.com/Cleanzine  You can also follow us on Twitter  @cleanzine Yours, Jan Ho...

Pioneering partnership shortlisted for award

A groundbreaking shared services deal between five councils more than 85 miles apart, which could save them around £40m, has been shortlisted in the 'Most Innovative Service Delivery Model' category of the LGC's public sector awards 2017. Thought to be the first time local authorities have looked beyond their immediate neighbours to shar...

TCFM evolving with communications infrastructure business Arqiva

...ccessful mobilisation and ongoing delivery of cleaning, security, catering, post room and reception services at Arqiva. The contract, now into its sixth month, is being managed by Raphael Sagula, FM manager, TCFM. The contract has seen over 100 members of staff being deployed by TCFM to provide these services at the 40 sites where Arqiva, a lead...

ISSA, ARCSI members approve merger

The memberships of ISSA and the Association of Residential Cleaning Services International (ARCSI) have voted to approve the resolution to merge. As approved by the memberships, the merger becomes effective 1st January, 2017, and ARCSI will be officially known as 'ARCSI, A Division of ISSA'. "We couldn't be more excited about this merger and t...

How do you clean a plane?

...job than you once thought and in fact worth marvelling at? Here, Newcastle professional cleaning services provider DCS Multiserve, begins a series on how to clean - well - big or unusual stuff. The first? A plane! Why is cleaning a plane so important? When a plane flies from place to place, bacteria is picked up from both the inside and ou...

CHSA backs CSSA Inaugural Awards

...sociation has announced that it has signed up as a Champion of the inaugural Cleaning & Support Services Association Awards. The CSSA Awards have been developed to recognise everything that shines within the UK cleaning sector - great products, great systems, great contractors and great individuals.[TRIMTO] "Our focus is on standards," ex...

ISS Mexico wins contract with Teva Pharmaceuticals

...olutions to Mexico and the world by ensuring service excellence at its facilities." ISS delivers services at five locations - Xochimilco-San Bernabé, Lerma Plant, Interlomas, Guadalajara, and Santa Teresa - employing a total of 101 people. Founded in 1901, Teva Pharmaceuticals today operates over 40 pharmaceutical manufacturing plants ...

Girbau washer saves the day at RNLI's busiest lifeboat station

...s, hospitals, charities, leisure organisations, colleges, schools, sheltered housing, the emergency services, hairdressers, veterinary surgeries, kennels and catteries. Girbau UK offers a free laundry design service and its service department caters for all makes and models of commercial laundry equipment. T: 01462 427780 E: sales@girbau.co....

Window Clean UK will be expanding and rebranding soon

...on plans, Window Clean UK will be rebranding in 2017. And having invested into new areas of support services for its clients, it says that from next year, it will be able to provide a much larger range of specialist services. The new services will incorporate the latest technologies and training and the company tells us that it has secured exper...

Mitie retains major contract with Hinchingbrooke Healthcare NHS Trust

... been re-awarded its contract with Hinchingbrooke Healthcare NHS Trust to provide domestic cleaning services, waste collection, pest control and external window cleaning. The three-year partnership, with an opportunity to extend for two further years, builds on the excellent service and partnership delivered by Mitie since 2009. Hinchingbrook...

Campaign group to protest against QMC hospital cleaning contractors with 12-foot rat

...ng up with dirty wards. "It's time to give them their marching orders. The only way to guarantee services in the long-term is to take the contracts back in-house; NHS staff, Carillion staff, Trade Unions, managers and patients all want this to happen." Following a board meeting back in October, NUH chief executive Peter Homa said: "After impl...

FSA publishes local authority food law enforcement information

...l authorities is the mechanism by which the FSA sets out the standards for local authority food law services, which includes the FSA's monitoring and audit processes. Details on the Framework Agreement can be found in the section below. LAEMS is a web-based system to which local authorities are able to upload data generated from the local system...

Incentive FM wins contract with Taylor Wimpey Central London

Incentive FM has been awarded a 12-month rolling contract to provide a range of services at Taylor Wimpey Central London's new marketing suite in Piccadilly. Under the terms of the contract, Incentive FM will be providing reception, hospitality, cleaning and postroom services to the company. A team of full time and part time staff will be opera...

Cannon Hygiene Canada announces name change

...er its new name 'Citron Hygiene', effective immediately. Citron Hygiene replaces the former 'Cannon Services'. The new company - which also announced its acquisition of food service hygiene provider, Sani Service - will continue to provide world-class washroom hygiene, chemical solutions, pest control and life safety products for a growing number o...

French FM market to reach US$110.42bn in value by 2024, says TMR

...hopping sum of US$110.4bn by the end of the period for forecast.[TRIMTO] The demand for security services has been higher than other FM services in France. Researchers expect the trend to continue over the forecast period with the revenue from this segment crossing US$16.6bn by 2024. The increasing adoption of outsourced services and the augm...

Christeyns scores a hat-trick as it takes third industry award in a month

...ucts and is part-owner of Warrington-based Klenzan. Image: Jayne Talbot and Christeyns' customer services manager, Cherie Colleran, receiving the Raising the Bar Award at the Met Hotel in Leeds www.christeyns.com ...

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... its passion for innovation and the science of cleaning. "We don't just provide cleaning and FM services," he argues. "We think differently and give our customers solutions that enhance their values by understanding their brand, culture and specific needs of their people. "Plus, what really sets us apart, is how Cleanology utilises the science ...

Nautiel celebrates 25 years in yacht cleaning?

... to one of the longest-established marine service providers on Spain's Mediterranean coast. Nautiel Services is celebrating its birthday after opening a new office in Valencia and Palma de Mallorca, and exhibiting at the Valencia Boat Show during Autumn. The company has also expanded its cleaning technology portfolio with a Prochem Europe-suppli...

Airport is overall Tork Loo of the Year Awards winner

...e Sponsors Clos-o-Mat and Dolphin Solutions. Leading suppliers; Danfo, Evolve Security and Willings Services supported this year's Awards. Full details of the 2016 Awards results are available on the Awards website. Loo of the Year Awards celebrates its thirty-year anniversary in 2017 and the next special Loo of the Year Awards Event will be ...

Global cleaning technology leader exposes cleaning habits in new 'Come Clean' Survey

... driveway, sidewalk and steps. To expedite the process and avoid paying for costly lawn maintenance services, try an easy-to-operate gadget like a Push Sweeper that allows you to sweep five times quicker than a conventional broom or rake. Kärcher North America is one of the largest subsidiaries of Alfred Karcher, GmbH & CO. In North Ame...

TC Facilities Management secures cleaning contract with online retailer

... contract being delivered by a team from TCFM starts today - 8th December. It will provide cleaning services to a distribution centre responsible for its groceries deliveries in London. The team from TCFM, led by Charlotte Mudge (pictured below), TCFM account manager, will ensure that the superb standards that TCFM have become known for in other...

Higiexpo 2017 "shaping up nicely"

...e Institutional Cleaning Market (Abralimp), tells us that the 25th Higiexpo (Fair of Products & Services for Hygiene, Cleaning & Environmental Preservation) and also the 26th Higicon (International Congress of the Professional Cleaning Market) are taking shape nicely. The events will take place from August 8th to 10th, in the Yellow Pav...

Summit seeks new solutions to prevent HAIs

...tigate the risk of HAIs. Crothall, which provides patient room cleaning and other environmental services to approximately 400 hospitals, and several hundred more related to other support service and food service functions, already works with many hospitals to reduce HAIs. But the summit aims to intensify the industry's efforts by gathering and ...

ISS divests activities in Iceland

...trategy of focusing on its core business in markets with significant demand for integrated facility services and markets of importance for international key customers. Annual revenue of the Icelandic business, which employs 695, was DKK 130 million (2015) and the buyer is a group of international and Icelandic investors, led by Patrick de Muynck...

Nautiel celebrates 25 years in yacht cleaning

... to one of the longest-established marine service providers on Spain's Mediterranean coast. Nautiel Services is celebrating its birthday after opening a new office in Valencia and Palma de Mallorca, and exhibiting at the Valencia Boat Show during the Autumn. The company has also expanded its cleaning technology portfolio with a Prochem Europe-su...

Soapbox: Delivering health for all with taps and toilets in Nigeria, where one in three healthcare facilities does not have access to water

...income country and Africa's largest economy, it also struggles to provide some of the most basic of services to its residents. An estimated one-third of Nigerians do not have access to clean water, and two-thirds do not have safe private toilets. And one in three healthcare facilities does not have access to water, according to a WHO landscape surv...

National Trades Union Congress announces new deal for Singaporean cleaners

...ity gains. Service buyers and consumers will in turn benefit from more reliable and better cleaning services delivered by a more motivated and productive workforce. Overall, the cleaning industry and its workers will be better equipped to participate in Singapore's transformation towards a more innovative, productive and inclusive society. "T...

Haniel and Rentokil Initial to form European hygiene and textile services company

...ith the aim of creating an innovative, leading European company for workwear, cleanroom and hygiene services, under the CWS-boco banner. After acquiring the continental European business from Rentokil Initial in the areas of hygiene, workwear and cleanroom services, Haniel will hold around 82% of the shares, while Rentokil Initial will hold aro...

New formula Sansafe antimicrobial bin liners join Cromwell's portfolio

...to ISO22196, offering antimicrobial protection to hygienic liners for sanitary and medical disposal services, waste management and janitorial sectors. Manufactured with Biomaster anti-microbial technology, the biocide is added during the film extrusion process, ensuring the bags provide secure round-the-clock protection against harmful bacteria ...

Cuts to cleaning increasing deadly infection risks for Ontario patients

...ill and immune-compromised hospital patients? [TRIMTO] With real provincial funding for hospital services falling for years, concerns are growing that Ontario hospitals do not have the capacity and enough cleaning staff to keep bedrails, mattresses, taps, door handles and chairs sterilised and bacteria-free. Scientists and doctors have raised...

Cleaning contractors should reflect on 2016 to help make 2017 better

...rowth." He also says he found that some larger contractors decided to reduce or eliminate add-on services such as lighting services or car park cleaning, so that they could concentrate on their core business. "And yet other contractors successfully introduced add-on packages in 2016 that proved very successful." While he says 2016 was a mixed...

Make a New Year's resolution to enter this year's CSSA Awards!

...hat's circulating so aggressively and knocking us down like skittles, so the Cleaning & Support Services Association has quite sensibly extended the closing date for entries into its inaugural awards. If you're planning to enter, you now have until 31st January 2017 to do so.[TRIMTO] As well as offering you the chance to impress your custome...

Taking the trauma out of biohazard cleaning

Providing biohazard cleaning services to a variety of industry sectors is always a challenge, but Simon Biggs, partner and operations director of Monthind Clean, has the solution. Here, he talks about the simple steps that will ensure a safe and efficient clean-up... "Biohazard and trauma cleaning are governed by stringent regulations and heal...

An award-winning team at Julius Rutherfoord

...; marketing director Marcus Heap, Steve Berrill, HR Manager, and Virginia Schuldt, head of customer services. Image courtesy of Charlie Round-Turner T: 0207 819 6700 E: sales@julius-r.co.uk W: www.julius-r.co.uk ...

Ecospill kicks off new year with updated brochure

...ince become well known for its wide range of spill prevention, containment and control products and services via a network of approved distributors. "We have quickly gained a reputation as industry's 'first choice' for companies who require sensible, practical and cost effective solutions to their spill related issues," says co-founder Mark Sand...

RPM acquires two companies with combined annual net sales of $42 million

...ubsidiaries that are world leaders in speciality coatings, sealants, building materials and related services across three segments. RPM's industrial products include roofing systems, sealants, corrosion control coatings, flooring coatings and other construction chemicals. Industrial companies include Stonhard, Tremco, illbruck, Carboline, Flowcrete...

Health institutions to introduce day-specific coloured bedding to improve hygiene

...ment medicines, auditing of patients' prescriptions, free institutional deliveries, free ambulatory services for pregnant women, free medicines and treatment for mother-infant up-to one month of delivery, earmarking isolated space for the attendants in big hospitals and handing over the sanitation responsibility to the Sulabh agency. There are m...

Meet Moptimus Prime, the latest recruit to Mitie's cleaning team!

...th just 17%. "We're committed to introducing new groundbreaking technology and innovation to our services," says Richard Couzens, managing director of Cleaning & Specialist Services at Mitie. "The Intellibot is a great example of that. In addition to making our customers smile, it's adding value for our client, and delivering productivity...

Cleaning Show expected to almost double in size in 2017

...n the exhibition: The UK cleaning industry's main producers and suppliers of machines, products and services will demonstrate their latest, cutting edge solutions. Everyone who has an interest in the commercial cleaning and hygiene sector should attend the Cleaning Show 2017. In a nutshell, visitors will include: - Contract cleaners - In-hous...

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...als in 163 countries worldwide!   What's happening to our recycling services? My local authority is one of the better ones but I had a rant in this column last year, about how it and other councils were introducing charges for items such as bathroom ceramics - and that opening hours were being stupidly cut, with many...

Three new contracts for waste collection specialist Derichebourg Canada Environment

...ronment's trucks by approximately 30%. The Derichebourg Group is a major international player in services for businesses and communities. It offers a complete and integrated range of services in two complementary sectors of activity: environmental services (including recycling, reuse and collection of residential waste, urban cleaning, managemen...

Cost saving opportunities for the global janitorial cleaning services market 2017-2021

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 r...

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 ...

Tru-D SmartUVC added to hospital's arsenal of infection prevention protocols

...s 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.[TRIMTO] "Mission Hospital is committed to providing the highest level of pati...

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... has apparently ended the £200million, five-year contract to run its estates & facilities services two years early, after complaints about overflowing bins, rats in food preparation areas and nurses forced to clean their wards.   Around 1,500 staff had transferred to Carillion following the contract award in April 2014. The Trus...

Singaporean hotel's waste management system up for 'Most Green Collaboration' Award

...esters at Singapore University of Technology and Design. Enerprof partnered with Weishen Industrial Services, a Singapore-based cleaning and environmental services company, to enable SUTD to become the first tertiary education institute in Singapore to have a campus-wide, food waste reduction initiative. "We congratulate the Marina Bay Sands as ...

Regent Samsic wins Safecontractor accreditation for 11th year

... several key sectors have signed up to use the Safecontractor scheme when selecting contractors for services such as building, cleaning, maintenance, refurbishment or electrical and mechanical work. www.regentsamsic.com / www.samsic.fr ...

ISS provides one winner and two of the three finalists at the edie awards for sustainability

...n help to drive engagement, deliver clear results and achieve social good." Ian Baxter, UK waste services director, ISS Facility Services said of the team's success: "Being finalists in this category is a fantastic achievement for Kristina and Helene both, but it is also a credit to ISS's ability to attract and retain talent that is able to deli...

Alliance Paper and Tissue premises burns down

...ities 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. At its height, more than 100 firefighters were involved in tackling the b...

Julius Rutherfoord designs bespoke cleaning solution

...in a spectacular new location, has chosen Julius Rutherfoord as its specialist cleaning and soft FM services contractor. Following a long search for larger premises to expand its activities, the Design Museum selected a unique landmark from the 1960s - a Grade II listed building in Kensington High Street, West London - as its new home. Opene...

Top Danish law firm picks ISS Denmark as its facility services partner

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.[TRIMTO] On 20th March, Gorrissen Federspiel will move into its new headquarters in the iconic Axel Towers in the heart of Copenhagen. From that day forward, ISS Denmark's t...

Making the choice between an apprenticeship and university - is the UK realising the benefits of on-the-job learning?

...nd on a massive scale. The economy will benefit, and this will only enhance the demand for building services across the UK. Richard Daniel Curtis of the Mentoring School, is enthusiastic about the change, saying: 'Apprenticeships will also have an impact on the economy, encouraging more young people to consider a viable way of exploring caree...

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

... 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. In addition, the drone's hi-resolution 4K camera boosts the accuracy of each survey, giving property managers a more detailed inspection service. "Using ...

Sikafloor provides durable, high-gloss surface fit for a Ferrari

...pplied with a durable, high-gloss floor to protect the high-powered, high-specification machines it services.[TRIMTO]  The Ferrari Garage in Greater Manchester contains a hive of engineering expertise. For the refurbishment of the workshop's 700sq.m floor, it was vital the new system contained hard-wearing, non-slip properties, whilst offer...

Battersea Power Station cleaning contract is awarded

...any (BPSEM) has chosen Julius Rutherfoord as its specialist cleaning and soft facilities management services contractor for Phase 1 of the iconic Battersea Power Station regeneration project.[TRIMTO] Battersea-based Julius Rutherfoord was awarded the Circus West Village cleaning contract through Broadgate Estates, after presenting a bespoke and ...

GV Health wins contract with Compass Medirest and Bunzl to supply over 30 UK hospitals

... GV Health announced yesterday, two major new collaborations with logistics operator Bunzl Catering Services and outsourced food, catering and soft FM services supplier Compass Medirest. Under the deal, Bunzl will supply hospitals with an extensive range of GV Health products including clinical and non-clinical waste bags, spillage kits and environ...

Growing healthcare sector to boost global industrial cleaning market through to 2021

...quality of life in Europe is being delivered through the extensive use of professional products and services that are employed in commercial cleaning. Another factor benefitting growth is the proximity of several small and medium enterprises that offer industrial cleaning products and solutions to clients. They are ideally placed to cater to the...

Sodexo reveals trends shaping the global workplace in 2017

...at provides a holistic view of the global workplace," says Sylvia Metayer, CEO, Worldwide Corporate Services segment, Sodexo. "It's critical for business leaders to recognise the underlying trends driving change, to evaluate their significance and stay ahead of-rather than follow-them. As a top global employer providing quality of life services ...

ISS to provide FM at new Ocado HQ

...ew Head Office address in Hatfield, which includes catering & hospitality, building maintenance services, cleaning, waste, energy & environmental management and health & safety management.[TRIMTO]  Ocado is a British online supermarket and the largest 'pure play' online food retailer in the world. In contrast to its main competi...

Older workers are not only wiser - they're more productive

...with 1,000 respondents each in the UK, France and Germany. Image: Courtesy of Principle Cleaning Services www.wrike.com ...

Seventh consecutive Norovirus-free year in Merton schools thanks to meticulous cleaning

... 100% success rate of eradication, with not one outbreak in any of the schools, libraries or social services establishments covered by our cleaning contract," adds Chris. "We are extremely proud to be contributing to a healthier working and learning environment in Merton Council Schools and Families premises. "Our meticulous cleaning extends ...

Reconfigurable work platform combines the flexibility and strength

...enging economic climate, companies need to focus on aggressively reducing costs. Jaguar Building Services, which maintains the New York Stock Exchange Building in London, has the same challenges as other Lobo Systems customers in this sector, for example, Dalkia, Kier, Cofley, Norland and Mitie are all hugely successful and provide services thro...

Health & safety 'top of agenda' at Cleaning Show

...ion by Tracy Hamilton, operational policy advisor, Entertainments, Leisure, Commercial and Consumer Services Sector, HSE will look at working together to deliver the objectives of the new 'Helping Great Britain Work Well Strategy' - HSE's collective efforts to improve health & safety outcomes within this industry. Tracy's presentation will t...

Cleaning services market to reach $74,299 million, globally, by 2022

A new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, 'Cleaning Services Market-Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecasts, 2014-2022', projects that the global cleaning services market is expected to garner $74,299 million by 2022, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 6.2% (2016 to 2022). Cleaning services market trends are...

Rentokil and PCI partner up to consolidate leading role in Indian pest control market

...usiness into the joint venture. The combined entity will be the largest provider of pest control services and products in India with combined annual revenues of INR 450 crores (c. £50m); it will operate from 250 locations and employ c.6,900 people. Rentokil Initial estimates that the professional pest control services market in India is...

Tennant Company announces agreement with Ambienta to acquire IPC Group

...r sweepers and scrubbers, vacuum cleaners, high-pressure washers, and related aftermarket parts and services. IPC Group also expands Tennant's product portfolio to cleaning tools and supplies, such as multi-purpose cleaning trolleys, window-washing systems, antibacterial microfiber mops and cloths, and a wide array of consumables. Like Tennant, IPC...

CMS Berlin 2017: Top keynotes at the opening of the WFBSC Congress

...specialist Daniel Domscheit-Berg will be addressing the world's leading conference for the building services sector on the subject of 'Cleaning in a digital world - Processes, people, technology'. This year for the first time the WFBSC Congress is being held concurrently with the international cleaning trade fair CMS Berlin 2017 - Cleaning. Mana...

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...which distributes groceries to online shoppers in London and Essex. Then it was feminine hygiene services provider PHS, whose gloved operative was filmed transporting filled bins out of a Morrisons supermarket store and to the van for removal, using one of the customers' shopping trolleys, which the operative allegedly didn't clean before return...

Lithuania develops OiRA tool for the cleaning sector

... Republic of Lithuania has developed a new Online Interactive Risk Assessment tool for the cleaning services sector, to help companies identify and assess workplace hazards and risks and develop a documented risk assessment and preventive action plan.[TRIMTO] Interestingly, the developers acknowledge that one of the main difficulties faced by cl...

International participation at The Cleaning Show at all time high

...mber of the nation's key players in the cleaning & hygiene sector displaying their products and services on site during the three-day event.[TRIMTO] Italy has been a leading force in the cleaning equipment and services sector for many years and - thanks to a recently formed partnership with AFIDAMP - the Italian national cleaning industry as...

Aramark's new processing facility in Texas increases cleanroom services capacity

...player in food, facilities management and uniforms, is increasing its capacity to provide cleanroom services to customers throughout the Southwest US with its new 34,350sq.ft processing plant in McKinney, Texas. Over the next three years, the new operation is expected to create approximately 120 new local jobs.[TRIMTO] "This expansion is designe...

Win a car in the Indigo 500 competition

...charged by some of the other well-known providers. Indigo is a full service nationwide workplace services organisation, which works with various facilities management and cleaning companies to add value to their portfolio, so if you're a contractor looking to expand your services, an enquiry to Indigo might be useful - and of course it may just ...

ISS wins five-year IFS contract with global biotech company

...scope and geographical footprint are now expanded to include more than 40 countries.[TRIMTO] The services cover cleaning, janitorial, building maintenance, waste management, pest control, landscaping, uniforms & gowning, catering, security and other facility services and will allow Shire to focus on its core business. The goal is to drive co...

TC Facilities Management secures cleaning contract with Whole Foods Market

...ntract being delivered by a team from TCFM, started at the end of January and is providing cleaning services to the eight Whole Foods Market stores in England.[TRIMTO] The team from TCFM, led by divisional director Cosmin Tecuta, will ensure that the impeccable standards for which TCFM has become known in other retail settings, will be replicate...

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...CE for the ICE Locator, (Best Product), Julius Rutherfoord (Contract Innovation), Chequers Contract Services (Training), Robertson Facilities Management (Corporate Social Responsibility), Chequers Contract Services (Environment & Sustainability), Chris Duncan MBE, Numatic founder & owner (Outstanding Contribution). See next week's issue ...

Northern expansion for Guardian Water Treatment

... new office in Leeds. Thanks to continuing nationwide growth, the provider of air and water hygiene services has expanded from its Essex-base in order to better serve its northern operations.[TRIMTO] Employing the latest sustainable technologies, Guardian Water Treatment works with facilities managers and building services engineers in both dome...

Action Team takes on improving the environment

...y for our residents and the council," says Councillor Michael McPake, convener of the environmental services committee. "Most people don't drop litter and dump rubbish but because of those who do, the council has to spend considerable time and money cleaning up. We regularly patrol the whole area and clean up where necessary, but residents can h...

Vectair Systems granted Ecolabel mark for its Sanitex MVP Foam Soap

...tablished in 1992 by the European Commission, the EU Ecolabel helps consumers identify products and services that have a reduced environmental impact and that are of good quality. Recognised throughout Europe, the EU Ecolabel is a voluntary label promoting environmental excellence. To qualify for the EU Ecolabel, products have to comply with a t...

Apply now to compete for the CMS Purus Innovation Awards (PIA)

From today all exhibitors at CMS 2017 Berlin - Cleaning.Management.Services - can apply to compete for one of the most sought-after international awards in the industry. The awards are being given for products, tools and systems that are outstanding in terms of their quality and overall approach. Following far-reaching changes, for the first t...

Cleaning Show in London well attended and business done

...t 17% of attendees had an annual budget of over £1 million to spend on cleaning equipment and services. Thomas Stuecken, chairman of OspreyDeepclean commented: "Another excellent show with increased visitor numbers and, most importantly, key decision makers. We also noted a steady flow of international visitors. We've already booked for 2019....

Nearly 600 million children will live in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040

...h outcomes. * Climate risks should be integrated into all water and sanitation-related policies and services, and investments should target high-risk populations. * Businesses need to work with communities to prevent contamination and depletion of safe water sources. * Communities themselves should explore ways to diversify water sources and to inc...

Citron Hygiene acquires Workplace Essentials

Toronto, Canada-based Citron Hygiene (formerly Cannon Services), has acquired Workplace Essentials, a washroom and workplace hygiene company, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.[TRIMTO] This is Citron Hygiene's second acquisition since its ownership change last April when it was acquired by Birch Hill Equity Partners in partnership wi...

Public sector FM outsourcing is growing: how can providers & FM professionals benefit?

In this article, Peter Forshaw, managing director of Maxwell Stephens - the UK professional services agency that specialises in facilities management recruitment - writes about the growth of outsourcing in the public sector... "FM outsourcing is booming, but that's not the only big news. The definition of facilities management is changing, too....

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...oo well out of it, being accused of charging too much for basics such as toilet tissue and cleaning services, while being blamed for hospital acquired infections. Apparently, City Hospitals Sunderland has been paying 66p per loo roll while other Trusts have been paying half that. I pay around 28p a roll for quality tissue in the local supermarket a...

Self-cleaning surfaces solve janitorial challenges and provide an advertising opportunity

... By deploying NanoSeptic continuously self-cleaning surfaces, these forward-thinking environmental services teams are adding a visible component to the essential service they provide. Not only do visitors and employees know where the cleaner places to touch are (because they can see them) but because these products can be branded, people will k...

ISSA/Interclean Latin America: another successful show

...nted included healthcare, hospitality, food service, office and/or building administration, laundry services, government and education. The 2017 show provided a platform to network, exchange knowledge, and do business in the Latin American market. ISSA/Interclean Latin America 2017 also hosted a comprehensive educational seminar programme, which...

Sealed Air announces sale of New Diversey to Bain Capital Private Equity for approximately $3.2 billion

...emicals, floorcare machines, tools and equipment, with a wide range of technology based value-added services, food safety services and water and energy management. New Diversey will continue to employ approximately 8,600 people globally. Diversey Care and the related food hygiene businesses combined generated net sales of approximately $2.6 billion...

Concerns about cleanliness and infection control in independent ambulances

...e Care Quality Commission has now carried out 70 comprehensive inspections of independent ambulance services since April 2015.  These inspections have identified some common concerns around cleanliness and infection control practices, a lack of appropriate recruitment checks and poor medicines management.[TRIMTO] So far, the CQC has publ...

NVQ training for washroom service technicians

The IWSA Independent Washroom Services Association has initiated an NVQ Training Programme for washroom service technicians under the auspices of City & Guilds Facilities Management Training Programme.[TRIMTO] The first day of a three-day course was held earlier this month at the offices of IWSA founder member Pure Washrooms in Coventry, W...

Serco employees hit perfect 10!

...erco took over the contract for facilities management in Wishaw General Hospital in 2001, providing services including catering to patients, staff and visitors; domestic services; portering services; linen services; maintenance and switchboard. It is also one of four partners including North Lanarkshire Council, NHS Lanarkshire and New College Lana...

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...oo well out of it, being accused of charging too much for basics such as toilet tissue and cleaning services, while being blamed for hospital acquired infections. Apparently, City Hospitals Sunderland has been paying 66p per loo roll while other Trusts have been paying half that. I pay around 28p a roll for quality tissue in the local supermarket a...

Waste to energy market gains public-private partnership attention due to EU 2020 renewable energy targets

..., as WTE plants are becoming profitable investments. "To improve the quality of the existing WTE services and harness additional capacities, a substantial amount of investment is needed. Innovative firms and small and medium enterprises should look toward PPP as a way to build strong financial support," notes Akshaya Gomatam Ramachandran. "PPP w...

Europe's happiest workers revealed

...IT & Telecoms workers fare well across Europe and the UK. In the UK, those working in financial services are the least satisfied (57%) - the lowest level of job satisfaction overall. In contrast, 71% of financial services employees in other European countries are satisfied. "It is positive to see that satisfaction levels are generally high a...

Citron Hygiene acquires Alpine Jan-San

...ly Cannon Hygiene Canada) renowned for its commercial washroom and foodservice hygiene products and services and pest control solutions, as well as a broad range of chemical and other facility-based products and services announced yesterday that it has acquired Alpine Jan-San, effective March 21st, 2017.[TRIMTO] Alpine is one of Alberta, Canada'...

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...heir results are just as good, is likely to lead to recommendations for your company's products and services, isn't it? Everyone wins. What concerned me about this though is that I hadn't even been aware that the NHS was sending out pre-admission body wash... Am I the only one who thinks that this is another incredible waste of resources, when (...

Major property, media and retail brands in Q1 2017 contract wins

...eet retail icons Hugo Boss rank amongst major businesses contracting Regent Samsic building support services valued at over £3m in the first quarter of this year. JLL has appointed Regent Samsic to provide daily horizontal and vertical cleaning to offices, washroom hygiene, grounds maintenance and pest control services to sites in Brighton...

The right side of the law

Just over a year on from being appointed to provide cleaning and security services to the University of Law's (UOL) Leeds centre, Regent Samsic has expanded its contract to now provide a total FM service to the University's entire estate.[TRIMTO] Today, Regent Samsic operations service UOL sites in Leeds, Manchester, Chester, Bristol, London (...

Guardian Water Treatment achieves ISO 14001 environmental certification

... quality management standard which ensures that customers get consistent, good quality products and services. "The achievement of ISO 14001 accreditation is an important step forward for Guardian and we are very proud to have been recognised for our continued commitment to high environmental standards," says Steven Booth, associate director for ...

Finalists announced for Cleantech Innovate 2017

...s is disturbed during the upgrade and improvement to the fabric of buildings, boilers or mechanical services; or during the disposal of waste, remediation of land or in the decommissioning of power stations etc., the 'Asbestos Alert' provides a vital first line of defence to help prevent prolonged exposure to this airborne carcinogen. "We welcom...

Service Octopus launches new price comparison and booking platform for cleaning services

Service Octopus has launched a new price comparison and booking platform for cleaning services - www.serviceoctopus.com The platform has been created to save customers save time and money. "With growing popularity of comparison websites, we saw that there was an opportunity to bring a better experience not only to consumers, but also to clea...

Inspirational speakers to motivate cleaning and FM leaders at Facilities Show 2017

.... Prior to her track fame she served almost 10 years in the military and was awarded an MBE for her services to the British Army. What many people may not know is that she has also battled with depression, and at Safety & Health Expo, following her keynote speech, Dame Kelly will share her struggles on the show's mental health panel discussion....

UBM India excited about the maiden edition of 'World of Facilities'

...latform for the facilities management supplier industry to showcase their innovative products & services, network, and connect with key decision-makers from every level of a wide range of sectors. The expo will also witness a high-profile conference where the fraternity will discuss industry trends, challenges and market insights and provide...

Pulire celebrates 30 years of exhibition and conference success

... the three conferences that are part of the 'Forum Pulire' initiative, the international integrated-services congress promoted by Afidamp. It is held every two years in Milan. The 'Women as a Driver of Innovation' conference is to kick off on 23rd May. It will feature prestigious international speakers who will discuss topics such as promoting f...

CMS 2017 boasts additional exhibition hall due to high demand for space

...S always has been, and remains the most important trade fair for the providers of building cleaning services, especially with this year's main subject of digitisation, and in combination with the WFBSC Congress. This is an outstanding opportunity to present this subject in an international arena, and to enable everyone involved in this market from ...

Focus on core strengths sees Facilicom UK profits grow

Facilicom Cleaning Services has reported a growth of 17% on the previous year. This takes its turnover of £37.5 million - almost doubling its net profit in both percentage and monetary terms. Its commercial department has achieved record results and the resulting growth was supported by a number of contracts won in the second half of 20...

Re-enforcing a cleaner borough

...tter and dog fouling enforcement functions within the borough will now be enforced by EH Commercial Services. The new contract will see the introduction of a team of four full-time environmental enforcement officers equipped with body worn cameras, who will patrol the borough's streets and public spaces, with offenders receiving £80 Fixed ...

Investment sees Sodexo reinforce integrated offering and deepen pharmaceuticals expertise

...ake in Puerto Rico-based, life sciences engineering expert Mentor Technical Group, to add technical services and regulatory compliance to its current integrated services offer for pharmaceutical clients.[TRIMTO] MTG provides a complete portfolio of technical engineering and regulatory compliance solutions to the FDA-regulated industry. Its exper...

Successful university lab testing of Empowered Water and Activate announced

...ns on the most common and had to address food related bacteria." Brett Sather, of Sather Science Services, adds: "Activate is an enhanced protein surfactant that lowers interfacial and surface tension of fluid solutions. Specifically, addition of Activate would provide for more thorough HEW spreading, distribution and penetration when applied to...

Washroom services providers to be recognised

... the Year Washroom Service Provider Award this year. This recognises the contribution that washroom services providers have in the provision of award winning washrooms. Nominations will be invited from all 2017 Loo of the Year entrants with nominations being received by 30th September 2017. A panel of judges will decide who the one winner wil...

Philadelphia janitor mops up 2017 Cintas Janitor of the Year Award

... the vote and will receive a $5,000 cash prize. His school will also receive $5,000 in products and services from Cintas and Rubbermaid Commercial Products. Ted does everything from the heart, whether he's teaching students about his service to the country on Veteran's Day or handing out vegetable seedlings grown in his home garden to every stud...

20 years of outstanding dedication & loyalty rewarded

...s paid surprise trip to Las Vegas in March.[TRIMTO] Daniel joined Futures Supplies & Support Services in 1997 as a warehouse assistant at just 16 years old. Over the ensuing 20 years, he progressed rapidly, acquiring additional skills through training, mentoring and experience, to the position of office manager and ultimately operations mana...

RWM Ambassadors call for resource efficiency to play more central role in Industrial Strategy

...cademia and community groups, chaired by Barry Dennis, former director general of the Environmental Services Association, have called for an open dialogue to further develop the strategy. In an open letter to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) submitted during the consultation period for the Green Paper, the RWM...

TC Facilities Management contract at Eden Walk, Kingston.

TC Facilities Management (TCFM) is now delivering cleaning and security services at Eden Walk in historic Kingston upon Thames, part of the Regional multi-let retail portfolio managed by Broadgate Estates and owned by British Land and USS. This new contract commenced in April and will help the 10 million visitors to Eden Walk each year, have a...

Why water deregulation has left some customers high and dry with maintenance & detection services

...who, since the introduction of deregulation on 1st April 2017, are finding the everyday maintenance services performed by the old water companies - including leak detection and repair, step-testing, tank cleaning and valve testing - are no longer available. [TRIMTO] This is because the new retailers set up to sell water directly to customers in ...

Leading industry awards return with renewed focus on raising standards

...inners have included Mitie, Derrycourt, ISS, Principle Cleaning, Enhance, LCC, Specialised Cleaning Services, Julius Rutherfoord, Vinci Facilities, Enhance, ABM Group UK and Turner Facilities. To enter the Awards and see how you measure up against a prestigious list of winners and earn the opportunity to promote your achievements as a new indust...

RPC bpi refuse wins seal of approval for its UK manufacturing business

...ity products and a reliable service; it also delivers best value for money. "We offer a range of services to help customers save money - from on-site audits to product rationalisation," he says. "Our comprehensive portfolio is attractive to our customers, with sacks specially designed for specific markets; crucially, they can produce UN Approved...

LightStrike germ-zapping robot helps Skilled Nursing Facility dramatically reduce infection rates

...ion reduction results." The Jewish Home and Care Center offers a comprehensive continuum of care services to the community, including long- and short-term rehabilitation in a post-acute care setting, Alzheimer's and dementia care, long-term nursing care, skilled nursing care and respite care. An adult day program and brain health program are als...

Mitie Charity Ball raises £32,000 for cancer charities

...viding facilities management, real estate consultancy, project management and a range of specialist services, managing and maintaining some of the nation's most recognised landmarks for a range of blue-chip public and private sector customers. We work in partnership with organisations to deliver long-term savings, offering a wide range of servic...

Vectair Systems aligns with Crohn's and Colitis UK charity for its Phew! toilet spray

...rs such as those taking part in the walks and corporate sponsors to ensure we can provide our vital services to over 300,000 people diagnosed with IBD. The money raised from our WALK IT series will go towards achieving a better quality of life for those with the conditions, improve services, and ultimately find a cure." The London Walk It takes ...

‘The role of women as a driver of innovation in the integrated-services system’.

Date and place: Tuesday 23rd May, 12:00 – 13:30, Veronafiere, Arena Congress Centre, Rossini Room, Gallery pavilion 6/7:   12.00– 12.05: Opening remarks by Toni D’Andrea – CEO of Afidamp Servizi 12.05 – 12.50: Remarks by speakers: Ilham Kadri, senior vice president and officer at Sealed Air,...

12.50 – 13.15 Roundtable

...lderly (in hospitals or  nursing homes)  Discuss equal opportunities in the integrated-services system  Take stock of the situation in terms of safeguarding jobs for women 13.15 – 13.30 Questions from the audience Moderator: Chiara Lico, journalist for TG2 ...

11.50 – 12.20 Roundtable

... analysis of the economic/social impact of a sustainable and circular paradigm   planning services with sustainability in mind  12.20 p.m. – 12.30 p.m. Questions from the audience​ ...

Not just paper: beverage cartons can also be used to make dispensers!

... EU Ecolabel is the ecological quality brand of the European Union (EU Ecolabel) for products and services, which, in addition to guaranteeing high performance standards, are characterised by a low environmental impact throughout the entire life cycle. Lucart Professional received this prestigious award for category B, which is dedicated to th...

Krown Rust Control on a mission to wash record breaking number of cars for charity

...ng to Child's Wish located across Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces. Krown Rust Control services Canadians at more than 200 centres across the country. Children's Wish Foundation of Canada is the largest and only all-Canadian wish granting charity dedicated to granting wishes to Canadian children between the ages of three and 17 who ...

Service integration transforms UK facility management market

...s management in the UK. The market is moving toward service integration with sophisticated advisory services focused on business productivity; however, FM services are commoditising and organic growth is hard to find. Companies must embrace service innovation and innovative value propositions built around enhancing business productivity if they ...

NIC awarded £6m additional business with Morrisons

NIC Services Group has been awarded circa £6m of additional business with Yorkshire-based supermarket chain Morrisons. The additional business is the award of a further region covering the Nottingham, Stoke and Leicester areas. NIC will now be delivering cleaning services to this new region in addition to the stores the contractor already s...

Recycle unwanted electrical devices free of charge

...al paperwork is issued for every collection. The company also offers on-site hard drive crushing services. Its full ISO 9001 certification ensures complete quality assurance always. South West Computer Recycling has been established for over three years and has grown to service over 1000 schools, businesses and organisations. "Unlike a lot...

CSSA celebrates 50 years!

Congratulations to the UK's Cleaning & Support Services Association - celebrating its 50th year in 2017! To mark this special birthday, Chairman Douglas Cooke hosted a special lunch at London's iconic Shangri La at the Shard. Our picture shows Doug (right of pic) with current and past CSSA chairmen and CEOs.[TRIMTO] Open to a wider audi...

WaterAid and H&M Foundation join forces for sustainable water, toilets and hygiene in poor communities

...d broadens the scope with a holistic approach to provide sustainable access to water and sanitation services to people in their communities, in their homes, at healthcare facilities and in schools. The primary goal of this global programme is to improve the wellbeing and living conditions for some of the world's poorest people by focusing on sus...

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...'s campaigning on that one!), she's proved that DIY local initiatives can actually work, when local services fail. As the culture dictated that the women in the household were responsible for sorting recycling and putting out the rubbish, Zeinab recruited female volunteers to go door-to-door to get the message across to the women in every house....

Burgess Health Center implements Clorox Healthcare UV technology to fight infection

...ily, and emergency rooms are treated on a rotating basis. The device is run after the environmental services team thoroughly cleans and disinfects each room with a chemical surface disinfectant product, and the UV device is then used to supplement these efforts. In a typical patient room, the device is placed on both sides of the patient bed and...

BCC Chairman praises EFCI 'Best Value' guide

...opa with European Commission support, the EFCI 'Best Value' guide aims to assist buyers of cleaning services in their tendering process by highlighting the benefits of choosing quality. BCC Chairman, Simon Hollingbery, says the document is an excellent piece of work and has commended the EFCI on its findings. He says: "This guide is something...

Standards for level 4 and level 6 FM Apprenticeships approved

...an was approved for delivery, while an expression of interest has been made to develop a Facilities Services Operative (Level 2) Apprenticeship. "As a professional body committed to excellence in facilities management, we are passionate about supporting the professional development of all FM practitioners, helping all those working within our pr...

Leading industry awards return with renewed focus on raising standards

...nd training. Image: Cleaning Operative of the Year, 2015, Mariana Pirgaru of Derrycourt Cleaning Services www.goldenserviceawards.co.uk ...

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...(kitchens, bathrooms & bedrooms). Unfolding reports are leading us to believe that the building services such as sprinklers and alarms weren't functioning properly and that cladding installed last year as part of an upgrade, caused the fire's incredibly rapid spread. Safety advice given to residents in the event of a fire (before this one occur...

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... Cooke and John Findlater, who were instrumental in organising last Friday's Cleaning & Support Services Association's Annual Luncheon at London's Savoy Hotel: "Just back at my desk & I find I'm still glowing at the memory of a fantastic day on Friday. Is it just me or was this the most successful & enjoyable 'annual bash' the CSSA ...

Social enterprise launches new eco-foaming hand wash

...s and will soon be available in 250ml bottles. Interserve is one of the world's foremost support services and construction companies. Its vision is to redefine the future for people and places and it offers advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management and frontline public services. Headquartered in the UK and FTSE listed, the c...

How to keep a hotel room clean

...can appear not to be as clean as it should. Here, Shortridge, the provider of commercial laundry services, discusses some of the best methods it believes that hotel proprietors can employ to guarantee that their hotel rooms are always clean and welcoming. * Create a cleaning plan: For each room a member of staff needs to enter, the routine in...

APIC 2017 Film Festival winner highlights hand hygiene as infection prevention tool

...or Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology has announced that Providence Health & Services Alaska is the winner of its seventh annual Film Festival competition, to be awarded during APIC's 44th Annual Conference. The video entitled 'Look at Me Hand Hygiene', emphasises proper hand washing techniques for hospital staff and visi...

New zones showcase transformative cleaning and FM solutions at Facilities Show 2017

...ement will be presented. Alongside a multitude of exhibitors showcasing innovative products and services, and a world class speaker programme - there'll be plenty of exciting features for everyone. Those with multi-site responsibility or people interested in providing their services should visit the Total FM Zone. Launched this year, this sp...

Dissan Group names Avmor Supplier of the Year

... independent distributors of jansan products across Canada, who provide a wide range of value-added services for their customers, helping them become cleaning leaders in their respective local and regional markets. Avmor has been supplying professional cleaning solutions to Dissan and its members for more than a decade. The Supplier of the Ye...

UK Government urged to end health & safety deregulation following Grenfell Tower blaze

...s. "We believe it is totally unacceptable for residents, members of the public and our emergency services to be exposed to this level of preventable risk in modern-day Britain," the letter states. "At this crucial time of national reflection and sorrow, we urge all politicians to re-emphasise the need for effective health & safety regulat...

IICRC announces presenter lineup for technical conference

...bsorption on Tile and Abutted Materials' with Ralph Moon, Ph.D., director of building sciences, GHD Services "The Science of Sewage Remediation' with Gene Cole, Ph.D., Professor of environmental health science, Brigham Young University 'Certified Restorer Body of Knowledge and RIA Advanced Designations' with Mark Springer, president, Daysprin...

Castlemeadow Care chooses Girbau Laundry

...s, hospitals, charities, leisure organisations, colleges, schools, sheltered housing, the emergency services, hairdressers, veterinary surgeries, kennels and catteries. Girbau UK offers a free laundry design service and its service department caters for all makes and models of commercial laundry equipment. T: 01462 427780 E: sales@girbau.co.uk ...

Incentive QAS secures contract extension with Johnson Matthey

...tnership which began in 2012, Incentive QAS will deliver a range of specialist cleaning and support services across Johnson Matthey's manufacturing sites at Royston in Hertfordshire and Brimsdown near Enfield. This includes the cleaning of offices, laboratories, manufacturing areas, changing rooms and security huts. In addition, the company will...

Gemini Commercial Cleaning increases market share with latest acquisition

... company - has taken its next leap in growth with the addition of rival company Lancashire Cleaning Services. Gemini describes the its acquisition as an 'integral part' of its business growth strategy.[TRIMTO] "It's a very exciting time at Gemini and we're all absolutely delighted to be taking on a new challenge in the form of Lancashire Cleanin...

CSSA Annual Luncheon revisited

A record 300 guests attended the Cleaning & Support Services Association's Annual Luncheon two weeks ago and the consensus was that these annual gatherings had been very much missed over the years that the CSSA had been part of the Building Futures Group and the event had disappeared from the calendar.[TRIMTO] In his opening speech, CSSA c...

ARL wins contract with leading restaurant operator

ARL Window Cleaning Services, part of Incentive FM Group, has secured a major one year deal with Mitchells & Butlers, one of the largest operators of restaurants, pubs and bars in the UK. Worth in the region of £70,000, it will see the company deliver a range of window cleaning services at 135 buildings across the UK. Under the t...

Cleaners fare better than some when it comes to buying a first home (but it's not all good news)

...people working in these jobs won't be able to afford to buy a property until at least 2100, include services that we rely on or use regularly; including hairdressers, cooks and cleaners," says HouseSimple. "For example, a cook on an average wage, would need to toil away in the kitchens for more than 94 years to have a large enough deposit to buy...

CMS 2017 Berlin jury nominates 17 PIA finalists

...d an outstanding overall design. The exhibitors taking part in CMS Berlin - Cleaning. Management.Services., (being held this year from 19th - 22nd September) handed in their entries - based on strict selection criteria - several weeks ago. The jury assessed the products in six categories, namely: Large Machines, Small Machines, Equipment, Washro...

Call to end 'one in, three out' deregulation gains wide support

...y. "We believe it is totally unacceptable for residents, members of the public and our emergency services to be exposed to this level of preventable risk in modern-day Britain," the letter says. It also urges the UK Government to complete its review of Part B of the Building Regulations 2010 - which cover fire safety within and around buildin...

Enforce professionalism: drone effectiveness study showsFM sector is seeking better governance

...ess Study was implemented to get a better understanding of what industry thinks of commercial drone services. Touching on the recent government consultation (and potential new legislation), it throws sharp focus on pilot competency and mandatory drone registration, suggesting a desire for enforced sector professionalism. "The market for comme...

OCS flying high after UTC Aerospace Systems contract extension

...pton site. OCS has been working with Goodrich Actuation Systems since 2011 to deliver facilities services at the company's five UK sites.[TRIMTO] The contract for the Wolverhampton site involves a range of services including reception and mail room, waste management, cleaning, security and catering. "We are delighted to continue our work w...

Audax Private Equity announces the acquisition of EnviroVac from RLJ Equity Partners

...Vac Management team, have acquired EnviroVac, provider of mission-critical cleaning and maintenance services.[TRIMTO] The company seals with issues such as general industrial and chemical cleaning, environmental, digital inspections (pictured), fluid treatment and automated cleaning solutions to the power & utilities, pulp & paper, chemi...

Adler & Allan wins BITC Award for its flood support services

Asset protection and oil & environmental services specialist, Adler & Allan, won The Barclays Award for Building Resilient Business at the 2017 BITC Responsible Business Awards, announced last week at London's Royal Albert Hall.[TRIMTO] Adler & Allan's achievement is in recognition of its flood response, recovery and resilience pro...

Celebrating 20 years in commercial cleaning

...th changing regulations. "Our strong ethos to deliver the highest level of kitchen deep cleaning services has set us apart in the industry and has been the main factor in the success in the business. "What better way to celebrate the company's milestone of reaching 20 years than expanding the team, to further increase our cleaning capabilitie...

Investing in IT security products alone is no silver bullet in battle against cyber crime

...unity and enabler for digital transformation. The report is available for download at www.globalservices.bt.com ...

Plentific announces partnership with Notting Hill Housing Association

Home services marketplace Plentific.com has confirmed a new partnership with Notting Hill Housing, a leading London housing association. This latest partnership will see Plentific work alongside Notting Hill Housing to create a new property management solution and self-serve platform. This will aid maintenance and repair work initially for 2,0...

FM sponsor brings the ultimate facility service to the FM Forum - its own pub

...cilities management within their organisation, and the suppliers that provide the best products and services to the sector. It consists of one-to-one business meetings, interactive seminars and valuable networking opportunities. Salisbury manages many important and iconic landmark commercial sites; more than 250 business premises in total, compr...

Citron Hygiene acquires Chemsyn to enhance service offering, presence and scale in Ontario

... of operations, Chemsyn adds, "Chemsyn has provided high quality commercial warewashing and laundry services and solutions to its customers for the last 40 years. As a family company, we needed to be very thoughtful as to who we wished to partner with. Our entire family felt that Citron Hygiene was that perfect fit. "Citron has an outstanding re...

Bunzl announces proposed acquisition in France and purchase of business in UK

...ing offer for the acquisition of a group of businesses in France and has also purchased a marketing services business in the UK. Hedis, which trades through a number of subsidiaries across France, is engaged in the sale and distribution of cleaning & hygiene-related products to customers, principally in the public, healthcare, foodservice an...

SmartTask transforms efficiency and performance management for University campus cleaning team

...ilities team is to implement a workforce management solution that will help deliver value for money services on behalf of the faculties and departments, while improving standards for students. "SmartTask is helping us take control of our remote teams, making sure they are operating safely in accordance with our precise operational requirements,"...

Pest control in the workplace

... gang of vermin into unhygienic corners of the workplace.[TRIMTO] David Smith, owner of Cleaning Services Group, a provider of top quality domestic and commercial cleaning services, has produced a short video that would be handy sharing with co-workers and employees, since prevention is always better than cure. You can see it at: www.youtube...

Environmental Excellence Training & Development appointed as Steam Training Centre

...and training sector, with particular expertise in the NHS and other healthcare facilities, contract services and the public & private sector, providing services and leading on high profile projects. Delia Cannings, the director, has been the Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals' national lead for education & training for the ...

Darren tackles Manchester to Blackpool bike ride for 'Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis'

Director of operations for Incredible Window Cleaning (sister company to Indepth Managed Services), Darran Yates is taking to the saddle to ride 52 miles from Manchester to Blackpool to raise money for Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis. This UK IPF charity is focused on improving the quality of life for pulmonary fibrosis patients and funding res...

Messe Berlin spruces up for CMS 2017

...cluding the washing of frames, and regular pest control on the Exhibition Grounds. Event-related services on the grounds are provided by Department ES 32 - Cleaning & Waste Disposal Management of Messe Berlin. In particular, this involves preparing technical, customised approaches to provide project- and exhibitor-related services at events,...

Nominations for 2017 America's Best Restroom contest close at midnight on Friday

...test shines a spotlight on deserving public washrooms and awards the winner with $2,500 in facility services or washroom cleaning. From spectacular sinks to enticing entrances, Cintas is looking for the facilities that top your list. If you've ever visited a restroom not to use it, but to see its uniquely-designed stalls or charming chandeliers,...

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...roup protesting today outside a Serco investors meeting. Serco won the £600 million soft services contract for the Trust last year and when it took over the contract in April, is said to have agreed to pay all workers the London Living Wage (LLW) of £9.75 an hour. Unite says that due to increasing living costs, many employees are s...

Finalists revealed for the BICSc Annual Awards 2017

...n - have been revealed. 2017 Award Finalists Client Commitment to Training: * Birkin Cleaning Services * University of Sussex - Sussex Estates and Facilities[TRIMTO] Outstanding Candidate of the Year: * Alison Bell (Aramark) * Bruce Curtis (University of Sussex) Excellence in Training & Assessment within an Accredited Training Organ...

CMS Berlin 2017: Keen interest in the Mobility Cleaning Circle

...ad procurement staff at the international cleaning trade fair CMS Berlin 2017 - Cleaning.Management.Services. (19th - 22nd September). Representatives of the following companies, among others, are scheduled to attend: DB Services GmbH, BVG, Mitteldeutsche Verkehrsflächen- und Verkehrsmittelreinigungs GmbH, Hamburger Hochbahn AG, Consulting ...

UV disinfection robot helps keep hospitals germ-free for military patients in Seoul

... 5ft 5in. germ-killing robot that is deployed in patient and operating rooms after an environmental services professional cleans the area with traditional cleaning protocols. "Although the BAACH has a very low infection rate - below national standards, the command saw this concept as a way to add an additional protocol and supplement our room cl...

Innovation at the heart of Facilicom contract with the OU

Facilicom Cleaning Services has extended and expanded its cleaning contract with the Open University, thanks largely to a joint commitment to innovation. The contractor has been working with the OU for several years and the latest contract cleaning agreement covers nine locations. This includes the 118-acre site of the OU headquarters at Walto...

BCC welcomes new chair, deputy and new representatives at 2017 AGM

... to the BCC membership also took place at the meeting with the director of the Cleaning and Support Services Association (CSSA), Doug Cooke, resigning from the Council. Doug, CEO of Principle Cleaning and a former BCC Chairman, has been a key member of the BCC Council since 2007. Commenting on the changes, Stan Atkins says: "From a personal poi...

Meet the cleaning industry at CMS 2017

...t long now until CMS Berlin - the European trade fair for Cleaning Systems, Building Management and Services - opens its doors. 400 exhibitors have registered so far and 17,000 trade visitors from 65-plus countries are expected to attend. Due to the success of the 2015 event, CMS has now opened an additional hall - taking the total to five.[TRIMTO] Thinking of visiting? Get your ticket now and find more information at: www.cms-berlin.de ...

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...• Inform consumers how materials can be recycled, and whether their local municipal collection services can collect and recycle those materials • Engage 18-34 year olds with recycling, this could be through gamification or reward schemes If you're interested, you'll need to move quickly. outline proposals must be submitted to LWARB by ...

Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit Europe agenda unveiled

...bal ethical product industries. Since 2001, it has been encouraging sustainable development via its services portfolio: market research publications, business & sustainability consulting, technical research, seminars & workshops, and sustainability summits. www.sustainablecleaningsummit.com / www.ecoviaint.com ...

Zenith Hygiene Group and CPL Online announce new working partnership

...dditional training. This, combined with the new resources, will help to showcase CPL's products and services and reach out to potential clients. "We take safety and training incredibly seriously and as a trusted hygiene partner, we know that the safety and wellbeing of our customers' employees is of pivotal importance," says Tony Clough, group t...

Children's Hospital introduces cutting edge Surfacide technology to combat HAIs

...10-to-20 minute Helios disinfection cycle is performed in an unoccupied room after an environmental services cleaning professional has manually cleaned the area and wiped down surfaces. The system uses an automatic laser mapping feature to measure the room and detect potential areas of contamination. These measurements are then incorporated into an...

Staying well-informed about all aspects of CMS 2017

...l Market Place. The many benefits offered by these new CMS media include some useful additional services as well as cross-medial synergy effects, which provide trade visitors with a comprehensive range of information and easy access to all the relevant details about the show, its exhibitors, products and special events, at any time and any plac...

Forestry Commission logs into Salisbury Group's facilities management

...nnovator, Salisbury Group, has won a competitive tender to provide cleaning, security & support services for up to five years at Silvan House in Edinburgh, the head office of Forestry Commission Scotland and shared UK services for the Forestry Commission.[TRIMTO] The 90,000sq. ft five storey building is prime office space, and was bought for...

Seligo launches digital transaction and services platform for waste professionals

...ptimised waste by serving as a link between supply and demand, with its new digital transaction and services platform for waste professionals. Using this online platform, waste professionals can advertise their products or treatment capacity, and make reservations to dispose of and/or treat waste. Accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, the...

Betco becomes Goodwill NCPP Preferred Supplier

...ists of 166+ members that run 3,000+ retail stores and 2,000+ cleaning contracts. Betco's products, services and training align greatly with the needs of this industry. Betco engineers innovative cleaning solutions, products and equipment sold through distribution partners internationally. T: (888) GO-BETCO W: www.betco.com / www.goodwilln...

Decon 7 able to eliminate Japanese Fungus

...s a foam, fog, mist or direct spray, mopped, or even as a laundry detergent. It is used by security services in the US including the FBI, CIA, Secret Service, Dept. of Homeland Security, U.S. EPA and FEMA. Rapidly deployable in critical situations, it is non-corrosive and is safe to use and handle, requiring minimal training, and has very little...

Revealed: UK outside Europe top 10 for average cleaning salaries

... a 4% and 0.7% unemployment rate and 8% and 75% difference respectively. With the need for these services growing across the UK, changes to immigration regulations could see us lose more than half a million EU migrants from leading cleaning companies in London. London Cleaning System is a family-run professional cleaning company serving the a...

Diversey becomes standalone company upon completion of its acquisition by Bain Capital

...micals, floor care machines, tools and equipment, with a wide range of technology based value-added services, food safety services and water and energy management. "As an independent business, we will have the ability to be smarter and more agile than ever before as we introduce enhanced technology and innovation," says Dr Ilham Kadri, appointed...

Global surface disinfectant market estimated to reach US$ 1.7bn by 2024

...ong the population. This awareness has also led to higher spending on healthcare infrastructure and services, thereby further helping to expand the market for various types of surface disinfectants like sodium hypochlorite, phenols, quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs), hydrogen peroxide, peracetic acid, biguanides, amphoterics, and aldehydes. C...

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... numerous exhibitors at the international cleaning trade fair CMS Berlin 2017 - Cleaning.Management.Services. kicked off the event with a spectacular display which involved manufacturers of cleaning machines and cleaning agents showcasing a wealth of innovations and technological developments of their products at the south entrance to the Berlin Ex...

22nd WFBSC Congress opens its doors

... augment cleaning processes. Communications would play an important part, and as a result, building services would change. He talked about ongoing trials of innovative digital systems for monitoring work processes which were being held in Belgium. There were many developments such as these and of a similar nature underway in many countries, and the...

Cordant Group to become UK's largest social enterprise

Cordant Group, the UK's second largest recruitment and services business, which includes Cordant Cleaning, has today announced its new status as a Social Enterprise. Framed around a five-year plan, the Group will reinvest the majority of its profits in due course into social programmes across education, employment, and healthcare, pledging to ...

Cleaning company enhances business with significant investment

A leading Swansea-based cleaning services provider has made a significant investment to assist the company in achieving its ambitious expansion plans. ProGleam, a company that provides commercial and domestic cleaning services across Wales and the South West, has purchased three new commercial vehicles and invested significantly in equipment, ...

Marshall County Hospital invests in first UV disinfection robot

Marshall County Hospital in Benton, Kentucky, US, has added a new member to its environmental services team to proactively reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections. The new addition, Tru-D SmartUVC, short for 'total room ultraviolet disinfection', is a UV disinfection robot that uses UVC light energy to kill deadly pathogens such as C....

Global cleaning summit opens with a parade of cleaning products

... numerous exhibitors at the international cleaning trade fair CMS Berlin 2017 - Cleaning.Management.Services. kicked off the event with a spectacular display which involved manufacturers of cleaning machines and cleaning agents showcasing a wealth of innovations and technological developments of their products at the south entrance to the Berlin Ex...

Dustcheck acquired by Filtermist International

...es industrial dust collectors and industrial air filtration systems, as well as offering aftersales services including LEV (local exhaust ventilation) testing. The acquisition by Telford-based Filtermist is designed to ensure Dustcheck retains the same ethos and values instilled in the company by previous owners Ed and Di Spires, as Ed explains:...

Berlin cleaning trade fair sets new attendance record

The International Cleaning Trade Fair CMS Berlin 2017 - Cleaning.Management.Services. ended on a bright note. From last Tuesday to Friday, the 23,000 industry representatives from more than 70 countries - including 18,300 trade visitors from every branch of the cleaning sector, were able to network whilst obtaining information about the commercia...

Incentive QAS grows London portfolio with 80 Cheapside contract

...tract by Workman, the property management and building consultancy firm, to provide a range of soft services at 80 Cheapside in the City of London. Incentive QAS and sister company, Incentive FM, currently deliver solutions at several of Workman's regional shopping centres; however this represents the first commercial property contract between t...

NHS Trust achieves ISSA CIMS Accreditation

...ly says of the award: "Over the past three years we have transformed the way we deliver cleaning services at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, the achievement of CIMS accreditation now gives us a platform for delivering a sustainable quality environment for our patients." As one of only two NHS Trusts to achieve the CIMS Standard, the Trust gaine...

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...ssure, these findings provide evidence that, rather than negatively affecting local authority waste services, a DRS could actually support them and reduce the costs of delivering the service, while also delivering cleaner streets and reducing the amount of plastic entering our oceans. Every day, 35 million plastic bottles and 20 million aluminiu...

Building One FS "first in Connecticut" to offer innovative germ-fighting electrostatic system

Building One Facility Services says is the first company in Connecticut to buy the Clorox Total 360 System and that it has taken this step to add an additional layer of surface protection and create an even healthier environment for its clients. The system helps eliminate the bacteria, viruses and pathogens that can leave businesses and commun...

BICSc Annual Awards 2017 - the winners

...ational Award sponsored by Environmental Excellence Training & Development: Andrea Yoko, Emrill Services - Excellence in Training and Assessment within an Accredited Training Organisation sponsored by Darwin Clayton: University of Exeter - Assessor of the Year within an Accredited Training Organisation sponsored by Vileda: Ronald O'Neill (Manch...

Recent ISSA UK/IE member networking & education event first of its kind in UK

...cleaning & hygiene industry in the UK. Attended by delegates from the cleaning & support services, supplier, distributor, consultancy and manufacturing sectors, the event focused on the latest developments shaping commercial cleaning in the UK. Guests were provided with impartial market insight about detergent chemical development and...

Soapbox: What is workforce management and why is it important to the Cleaning Industry?

..., payroll, invoicing and even allows access for clients on a portal where they can see their rotas, services delivered, invoices and other reports. If your business has staff that are field based and you find it difficult managing them, or you're wanting to grow and be as efficient as possible... then the best way to do these things is to implem...

BluSky Restoration Contractors of Colorado merges with North Carolina-based Disaster One

...bout making the resulting company stronger for our customers and employees - customers who need our services today, as well as tomorrow," he says. "BluSky has a very similar culture to Disaster One, in that it places the highest value on both its customers and its people. Like a great marriage, where each make the other better in an unbreakable par...

A fresh approach to water system management

...asure, and also adding Hydrosphere's flushing-reducing technology to its pre-commissioning cleaning services; innovative solutions designed to extend system life and cut costs spent on chemicals, consultants and laboratory sampling.[TRIMTO] In line with Guardian's commitment to providing sustainable, whole-life support, the combined expertise an...

Polo to polio - more building support service wins for Regent Samsic

The second quarter of 2017 saw further uplift in building support services provider Regent Samsic's market share with key contract gains including fashion icon Ralph Lauren. Apparel and home interiors brand Ralph Lauren appointed the Coventry-based service support provider to clean the fashion icon's UK retail outlets as part of a global contr...

Brightwell Dispensers has moved its headquarters to new premises

...exciting time for Brightwell Dispensers. "Our new facilities mean we can expand our products and services and we're planning some great developments." The new address is: Unit 1, Rich Industrial Estate Avis Way, Newhaven East Sussex, BN9 0DU. T: +44 (0) 1273 513566 E: sales@brightwell.co.uk W: www.brightwell.co.uk German offic...

Broadgate Campus awards major cleaning contract to JPC

...ning contract for Broadgate Estates' Paternoster Square site at St Paul's. As incumbent cleaning services provider, JPC was awarded a further three-year contract by the client for its commitment to a premium quality service, to training, to caring for and sharing customer brand values, to being a valued service and community partner. Says Joh...

Impact of outstanding FM recognised at the BIFM Awards

...piring leadership and drive improvements... Newcomer of the Year - Conrad Dinsmore, ISS Facility Services Leader of the Year - Andrew Smart, Cushman & Wakefield Manager of the Year - Mike Gibson, Qwest Services, ENGIE Highly Commended - Lee Hannan, BAM FM Team of the Year - Carillion Services, Northwood Headquarters (Highly Commended - UBS I...

Bain makes offer for Zenith Hygiene to expand Diversey in Europe

...hemicals, floorcare machines, tools and equipment with a wide range of technology-based value-added services, food safety services and water and energy management. Globally, Diversey employs approximately 8,600 people and generated net sales of approximately $2.6 billion in 2016. Bain Capital has received irrevocable undertakings representing 91...

Principle retains Broadgate Estates Rowe portfolio

Principle Cleaning Services has retained the prestigious Broadgate Estates Rest of West End (ROWE) portfolio. The London-based cleaning specialist, which provides its services to some of the most prominent buildings in the Capital, secured the multi-site contract renewal following a rigorous tender process.[TRIMTO] The ROWE portfolio compri...

Nationwide Window Cleaning on acquisition trail

...ured), will manage the Reflekt business. In addition to offering a full range of window cleaning services, Reflekt provides high level cleaning and dusting, duct cleaning, canopy and roof cleans; cladding, fascia and gutter cleans in all workplaces including commercial buildings, colleges and factories. The acquisition has been supported by f...

KBR awarded contract to deliver UK MOD's FM services in Middle East

KBR announced this week that it has been awarded the Facilities Management Services Operations (FMSO) contract by the UK Ministry of Defence in the Middle East. Under a major exercise by the MOD to rationalise contracts across its operational estate, KBR will now be the sole supplier delivering FM services to the UK MOD on deployed operations. ...

Essity and Microsoft partner on Internet of Things

...is to implement Microsoft's Azure cloud-based computing platform - a collection of integrated cloud services used to build, deploy and manage applications through Microsoft's global network of data centres - to further enhance its hygiene and health products and solutions around the world.[TRIMTO] Essity began to use big data to deliver smart so...

AM Services Group acquires Liverpool washroom business

Morecambe facilities management business AM Services Group has revealed the latest in a series of acquisitions to support the company's growth strategy. AM Services Group recently acquired the highly respected, Liverpool-based, family-owned SLS Washroom Services, following a major expansion of its services in Spring 2016, with the acquisition ...

Survey finds bad toilets are definitely bad for business in UAE

...ates residents told us they would expect the toilets at a company that produces quality products or services to also offer a high-quality experience. The WC is a direct reflection of a business." Despite the high value Emiratis put on good toilet environments, the survey showed a rise in poor conditions. A significant majority (86%) of Emiratis ...

Securing students' interest in FM

Trigion Security and Facilicom Cleaning Services managing director, Jan-Hein Hemke is to guest lecture this month to the final year bachelors students studying Facilities Management at Liverpool John Moores University. Jan-Hein will be sharing his experience of the challenges of delivering outsourced services, with a focus on his specialist areas...

Contractor increases workforce visibility and boosts performance using Smarttask

...o better coordinate and monitor its cleaning team that provides office, residential and specialised services in South Wales. Having hired 24 new staff over the past 12 months, the Pembrokeshire-based company adopted the system for proof of attendance and rota planning across 109 cleaners. This has enabled the company to dramatically improve prod...

The CSSA relaunches its website and starts new membership drive

The Cleaning & Support Services Association has given its website a sleek new look and has added a 'members only' section offering essential tips and up-to-date industry knowledge. The relaunch comes after the Association's Open Evening in London that brought together contract cleaners and service providers from all across the UK.[TRIMTO] ...

Shaping the Sustainability Agenda: Julius Rutherfoord to speak at high-level eco-summit

To help demonstrate the benefits of being eco-friendly, London specialist in cleaning and soft FM services provision, Julius Rutherfoord's operations director, Chris Parkes, is speaking at the Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit in Paris (8th - 9th November). Chris will be talking about 'Sustainability in the professional cleaning sector', an...

Nilfisk reaches a historical milestone and completes successful listing on the stock exchange

...one for the past 111 years and focus on developing and bringing to market high quality products and services." At the opening bell ceremony, hosted at the Nilfisk headquarters in Denmark, the company received a warm welcome by the stock exchange. Carsten Borring, head of listings for Nasdaq Copenhagen, says: "We are proud to welcome Nilfisk on N...

Companies recognised at the European Paper Recycling Awards

...terial to educate cleaners about the importance of recycling and how to efficiently carry out their services. www.lucartgroup.com www.essity.com/examples/New-life-for-used-paper-towels/ www.paperrecovery.org ...

Contemporary venue sector wins for Cleanology

London-based cleaning services provider, Cleanology, is celebrating three striking business wins across the capital's contemporary venue sector. The new contracts include high-end conference and office spaces, and a modern, design-led, pop-up bar group. Chief executive Dominic Ponniah describes the new contracts as thrilling, adding that the g...

Romania welcomes 21st Century cleaning with Kaivac cleaning systems

...e premier addresses in the world, expect a top-notch facility. And that's where Building Support Services (BSS) comes into the picture. Since its founding in 2003, BSS has gained a reputation for management excellence among Romanian building owners and property developers. The company now manages more than 2.3 million square feet of office, reta...

Enhancing floor safety through slip resistance testing, maintenance and risk awareness

... a slip and fall study report by CNA, a leading provider of insurance solutions and risk management services for businesses and professionals worldwide, reveal that tested floors in 50% of the surveyed sites failed to produce a dynamic coefficient of friction (DCOF) level above the minimum threshold of 0.42 (American National Standards Institute). ...

Danish Ministry of Defence and ISS form Denmark's largest public FM partnership

... comprises nine service areas (cleaning, catering, outdoor maintenance, waste management, technical services, support services, as well as servicing shooting and exercise areas and firefighting services) at more than 500 sites in Denmark. Under the partnership, ISS will deliver an integrated facility services solution at more than 500 sites at D...

ICE acquires Reintec and Tecserv

...ng flexible hire and repair of professional cleaning equipment. TecServ delivers expert maintenance services which support the Reintec product offering.[TRIMTO] "This is the second acquisition for ICE in the last 12 months and represents a very exciting strategic opportunity for us," says Mark Bresnihan, ICE CEO. "Reintec share our values, belie...

ISS to deliver facilities services to Deutsche Telekom

Starting July 2019, ISS will deliver integrated facility services to Deutsche Telekom at approximately 9,000 sites across Germany until 2029. Once fully operational, the partnership will become the largest contract within the ISS Group and it will cover several thousand buildings, antennae, towers, masts and other technical assets. More than 6...

Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards 2018: finalists announced

... made very difficult. The finalist companies are: * ABM Facilities Solutions * ABM Facilities Services * ABM UK * Aramark * Atkins Gregory * Brayborne Facilities Services part of The Exclusive Services Group * Building Cleaning Service - Gateshead Council * Cleanology * Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists * The Exclusive Services Group * Exclusiv...

TCFM and Remploy partnership wins PFM award

TC Facilities Management, which provides a range of FM services to some of the UK's most recognisable companies and Remploy, the UK's leading disability employment specialist, have won the Partners in CSR (Charitable and Social Enterprise) category at the highly respected Premises & Facilities Management awards 2017. The PFM awards recogni...

Principle CEO goes undercover in Nantes

Douglas Cooke, chief executive of Principle Cleaning Services - the London-based cleaning specialist, will be speaking at the French Federation's (FEP) conference in Nantes next week, on 22nd November, in his role as chair of the Cleaning & Support Services Association (CSSA). His presentation - 'Undercover Boss and Daytime Cleaning', brin...

GreenZone on the way to green glory

Congratulations to GreenZone Cleaning & Support Services which is celebrating winning a Green Apple Environment Award in the international campaign to find the greenest companies, councils and communities. The contractor competed against more than 500 other organisations in the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice, and was de...

Diversey unveils new branding as independence inspires mission to improve global hygiene

...bal innovator, developer and provider of cleaning, sanitation and maintenance products, systems and services." Diversey is bringing a fresh dimension to its reputation for shaping solutions to individual customer needs, by pledging to place its customers at the heart of its business, and of everything it does. This 'customer-centric' ethos deliv...

Bigbelly Bins are cleaning up Thurrock

...department a message, saying they need to be emptied! This continued investment in environmental services follows the new ride-on grass mowers and bin lorries that were recently purchased. "We want Thurrock to be a place that everyone is proud to call home," says the council, "so we're making an extra effort to clear litter from our streets. ...

Lanes wins drainage contract from Cambridgeshire police

...ntract will be managed by Lanes' St Neots depot. It can also draw on other expertise and specialist services offered by the UK's largest independent drainage company. "We were able to demonstrate that our team at St Neots, as with colleagues all our 24 depots, operate the very latest drainage vehicles and equipment and work to the highest standa...

Emergency cleaners help Search & Rescue Helicopter Service control contamination risks

...rated by Bristow Group has commissioned an emergency cleaning specialist to provide decontamination services for its helicopters and bases. CleanSafe Services' teams are now available 24 hours a day to respond to any urgent cleaning task the service needs its help with.[TRIMTO] Bristow operates a fleet of advanced search and rescue helicopte...

OdySea Aquarium reels in 'America's Best Restroom' title

... Aquarium will receive the 'royal restroom' treatment from Cintas. This includes $2,500 in facility services or washroom cleaning to keep their facilities 'Ready for the Workday'. The other finalists include: Carmel Beach - Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA Doughnut Plant - New York, NY Elsa - Brooklyn, NY La Boucherie on 71 - Los Angeles Off the Waffle ...

Production and jobs restored at Gelpack

...n Gelpack's established reputation will enable Visionscape to provide a more comprehensive range of services and solutions to the millions in the markets we operate." Vision Gelpack forms part of Visionscape's European operations, which also includes Vision Petlon Polymers, the leading compounder and polymer recovery company based in Lydney, Glo...

Technology and sustainability key drivers of the UK contract cleaning market

...the market for contractors is dominated by a relatively small number of large Integrated Facilities Services / Integrated Facilities Management and multi service providers and large and medium sized specialist cleaning contractors. There is also a significant franchise sector in the market, as cleaning remains one of the most popular franchise o...

Xeros announces new partner in United Arab Emirates

...se has been very positive. "CIC Middle East is a well-respected leader in the industrial laundry services industry and has proven experience in the UAE, and will be the springboard for future expansion in other Middle Eastern countries," says Mike Ferrand, group managing director, Hotel and Lodging at Xeros. "The company's deep industry knowl...

Fulham Road renews with ISS UK

...rth more than £100m (842m DKK) over the contract term, to its existing provider, ISS Facility Services - Healthcare.[TRIMTO] Representing some of the world's leading clinical facilities, the collaborative consortium of NHS establishments along the Fulham Road in West London and its associate hospitals include the Chelsea & Westminster ...

TAS Environmental Services makes Delmar Disposal second acquisition in 2017

TAS Environmental Services, a Fort Worth, Texas-based environmental services provider, has announced the acquisition of Dallas-based industrial waste services provider, Delmar Disposal.[TRIMTO] Delmar is TAS's second add-on acquisition in 2017 and follows the acquisition of Water Kleen Services in May. Financial terms of the transaction were n...

Ecolab's acquisition of Georgia-Pacific's paper chemicals business, quickly followed by RP Adam & Arpal Gulf (Arpal Group) acquisition

...016 sales of $13 billion and 48,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site services to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimise water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the wor...

Wait, don't flush that!

...opriate to flush down the toilet is wreaking havoc on sewer systems everywhere. Southern Trust Home Services, southern Virginia's leading HVAC company, is sharing its two cents and giving a list of 10 items to never flush down the toilet. "We see it all the time," says Ted Puzio, who owns the company. "People flush lots of things down the toilet...

Former cleaners take on boardroom roles

...ients will reap the rewards of a motivated cleaning staff. Spotless provides commercial cleaning services, washroom consumables, hygiene rental services, recycling services, it cleaning, carpet care, window cleaning, high level cleaning and deep cleaning services to clients across a variety of sectors including industry, education, government, m...

Incentive FM consultancy secures major project with National Lottery operator Camelot

...rall responsibility for maintenance, cleaning, security, M&E, reception, print room, and office services at six Camelot properties across the UK. As part of the project, a detailed plan and regular reports will be provided to Camelot's executive team with recommendations and options for the organisation's FM budget and operation around the U...

Technology helps fight infection-causing pathogens to enhance hospital safety

...d defend - this includes patients' health, safety and happiness," says John Spielman, environmental services manager at Newton Medical Center. "The addition of the Optimum-UV devices provides an extra layer of protection against healthcare-associated infections and ensures that we are providing the safest environment possible for our patients." ...

Interclean Amsterdam expands again to add 'On-Premise-Laundry' section

...come new addition to the event, expanding our attendees' access to innovative laundry equipment and services." With many businesses looking to exploit the potential for a reduction in operational costs offered by OPL, the demand for exhibitors in this sector has been huge. This means that, for the first time, OPL businesses will have their own d...

Singaporean cleaning & waste management sectors to be transformed

...strategies and initiatives designed to create a vibrant, sustainable and professional environmental services industry, able to provide the services and solutions required to achieve Zero Waste and a clean environment. More than 78,000 professionals and 1,700 companies in the cleaning and waste management sectors keep Singapore clean. As dema...

ABM awarded the overall Loo of the Year awards trophy

ABM, a facility services company since 1987, were delighted be awarded the prestigious Overall Loo of the Year Award Trophy at the Loo of the Year Awards 30th Anniversary event on Friday 8th December. This was the second time that a cleaning/FM company has achieved this top award and was in recognition of ABM, also in its 30th year, gaining a ...

AMFM celebrates Living Wage recognition

... Wage options for contracted staff, ensuring a real Living Wage is always possible when outsourcing services. Recognised Service Providers are highlighting the benefits of the Living Wage at every possible opportunity. Callum Macleod, AMFM group managing director says: "What this means is that we will be writing to all our clients and offering t...

Rewards and penalties: taking bold steps to protect your company's data

... on 25th May, 2018 and will apply to any organisation-inside or outside the EU-that offers goods or services to EU residents, or monitors their behaviour," adds Mike. "Companies that adhere to compliance not only reduce their risks of fines, but have an opportunity to offer customers better experiences through proper data management, which can impa...

Regina Henrich joins ISSA as European manager

... events at a high level." In welcoming Regina, Dianna Steinbach, vice president of international services at ISSA, comments: "Regina's strategic experience and her interests in digitalisation and its effect on social economic transformation in the service industry will, along with her expertise in social media and eco-effectiveness, help us to f...

Company cleans up with revival of beliefs

...llage Hotel Club Portsmouth at Lakeside. Cleaning Operations UK provides rapid-response cleaning services to a host of businesses in the region, including builders, after builders, specialist floor, specialist window, restoration, daily and events cleaning. The company works across many sectors, including retail, hotels, leisure centres, rest...

Dirty toilets put most Brits off returning to restaurants

...S Group in 1983 but remains a family business - now in its fifth generation. The OCS Group delivers services in total facilities management across aviation, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing. www.cannonhygiene.com ...

Foul smells, rats and urban foxes: research reveals UK's worst cities for problem rubbish

...nd attract vermin," comments Daniel Long, founder and managing director at Clearabee. "With council services stretched to breaking point and bad weather affecting scheduled collections, we urge people to be patient or book a low-cost private rubbish removal rather than taking an antisocial action such as dumping waste in the garden, street or a nei...

ISS extends partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise

...ntract. ISS will continue the full FM delivery to HPE's office and manufacturing facilities. The services delivered are technical maintenance, facilities maintenance and repair, catering and hospitality services, landscaping and cleaning services as well as a broad variety of support services (helpdesk, shuttle service, etc.). Approximately 2...

Nviro, Mountjoy and Pabulum directors agree MBO of parent company, Quarr Group

...ontract catering respectively. Operating for over 25 years, The Quarr Group provides first-class services for a range of clients, including schools, academies, colleges, universities, local authorities, healthcare bodies, social housing providers and commercial businesses. The MBO team involves all the executive directors from the subsidiary ...

UN accreditation for Vision Gelpack's clinical waste range

...echnology and tools to address the waste management needs of megacities. Visionscape also offers services for commercial, residential, industrial, and healthcare clients. T: +44 (0)1432 267391 E: sales@vision-gelpack.co.uk W: www.vision-gelpack.co.uk ...

Start 2018 with five ways to future-proof your business

...es of hard surface flooring, including luxury vinyl tile. Contractors need to change their scope of services and select cleaning equipment that addresses the needs of these new floor coverings. "To survive in the ever-changing cleaning industry, we must prepare for the changes coming our way. That means looking outside our usual spheres and thin...

SWC and ARL merge to provide wide range of specialist services nationwide

Following Incentive FM Group's recent acquisitions of Specialist Window Cleaning and ARL Support Services, the company has announced that the two businesses have merged and relaunched under the SWC brand. The move provides customers with greater access to a wide range of specialist window cleaning services and expertise under one roof with a n...

RAS launches SaniGives: 'Buy * Give * Help'

...g for Sanitation', SaniGives, encourages individuals to be be SaniGivers and: * Buy products and services from fundraising partners * Give donations to fund appreciation activities * Help volunteer in appreciation activities The SaniGives tagline, 'Buy ? Give ? Help', urges all individuals to be SaniGivers and to take some or all of the above...

NHS office staff tell how they volunteered to help cleaning colleagues

...astic to see the hospital staff and volunteers pulling together." Hairmyres director of hospital services Joanne Edwards says: "The volunteers have been a great practical help and I'm delighted that everyone who has turned up has been so positive." www.nhslanarkshire.org.uk ...

Sodexo and Huawei sign global partnership agreement

...ider, Huawei, which opens the door to Sodexo providing Huawei with integrated facilities management services on a global scale. Huawei has upcoming IFM projects totaling US$400 million. The partnership represents a robust boost to the existing relationship between the two companies, which began in 2013 and currently covers 12 countries and four ...

Axis to make a big splash for charity by cleaning toilets

...w toilet it maintains this year a thorough cleanse - and a toilet twin. Axis Cleaning & Support Services is to 'twin' every toilet in every new contract it wins this year with a latrine overseas - through the charity campaign Toilet Twinning.[TRIMTO] This invaluable support will sponsor the building of household toilets in some of the poores...

Why you should consider cleaning as a factor in personal liability claims

... Aesthetics From an aesthetics point of view, cleaning companies are contracted to provide cleaning services to a client, according to a cleaning schedule and a set of cleaning standards. But, more often than not, these cleaning standards are either non-existent or simply inadequate, so how can reasonable cleaning standards be enforced in a contrac...

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... used to cover shortfalls on old contracts. The contractor has been providing facilities management services to 150,000 properties in the UK, Canada and the Middle East and as well as the construction projects in which it was involved, there were multiple cleaning and FM contracts - many in UK schools and the NHS. The government says it will co...

British Cleaning Council creates new secretariat post to increase capacity

...his included 10 years as a senior consultant with the FM Guru consultancy and five years at Emprise Services ending his stint there as group director, responsible for health & safety, quality assurance and supply management. These roles saw him work on national and international projects for a diverse range of clients including Eurotunnel, Prim...

CHSA proud to sponsor CSSA Inaugural Innovation Showcase

...ning & Hygiene Suppliers Association tells us it is proud to sponsor the Cleaning & Support Services Association's inaugural Innovation Showcase, established to celebrate the innovation that abounds in the cleaning industry, and is encouraging its members to enter. The CSSA Innovation Showcase is taking place on 15th March at The Brewery...

End-to-end hygiene and infection control reduces HCAIs and improves patient safety

..., robust and more sustainable hygiene, healthcare waste, practitioner protection and patient safety services in both acute and non-acute settings. Integration of infection control, waste management and safety systems with end-to-end solutions directly contributes to improved performance standards and better patient outcomes. Reduced levels of he...

BIFM statement on Carillion

...rading is both sad and shocking. The clear priority is to ensure that the work the construction and services firm is contracted to do can be completed and the impact for the thousands of Carillion workers, as well as its customers and suppliers, can be minimised.[TRIMTO] BIFM will be reaching out to its members affected by this development. Chie...

Second acquisition by Nationwide

...romec - one of its key suppliers. Electromec is a national provider of cradle and access testing services and employs 30 people. Its customers include Manchester Airport, Liverpool Airport, Knight Frank and the NHS. [TRIMTO] The acquisition will further broaden NWC's portfolio of services to electrical installations and fall arrest syste...

Millennials drive the rise of the domestic cleaner in London

Recent research has revealed that demand for professional cleaning services has gone up by a staggering 25% in the past five years in London. A whopping 50% of this increase has been driven by millennials with boroughs that have high populations of 18-35 year olds seeing some of the biggest jumps in demand. To find out more about London's clean...

TC Facilities Management unveils refreshed website

... extensive information to help visitors understand TCFM's complete range of both single and bundled services. This is brought to life with case studies and short video animations showing TCFM's capabilities across a wide range of sectors in which the company operates, including retail, logistics centres, commercial offices and the charity sector. ...

CMA launches inquiry into purchase of Zenith Hygiene Group by Bain Capital

...es ahead, it may result in a substantial lessening of competition within the UK market for goods or services. Interested parties have been asked to submit representations by 7th February 2018 to the CMA's Faye Fullalove at: E: faye.fullalove@cma.gsi.gov.uk ...

Clean Harbors to acquire Veolia North America's Industrial Cleaning Services Division

Clean Harbors and Veolia Environmental Services North America, a subsidiary of Veolia North America, announced on Tuesday the signing of a definitive agreement whereby Clean Harbors will acquire Veolia North America's US Industrial Cleaning Services Division for $120 million in an all-cash transaction. [TRIMTO] The acquisition is expected to c...

Two cleaning contract wins for Enfield Norse

...ss other sites in the borough. Enfield Norse has won the contract to provide a range of cleaning services to the school, including daily cleans of staffrooms, classrooms, toilets and communal areas, as well as periodic deep cleans. "This will be a flagship site for us within the borough, with up to 100 students using the facility," says Norse...

Qatari litterbugs look out!

...renaissance in the country, which requires amending the law - including public hygiene and cleaning services and environmental health," he said, adding that the new law has much in common with the objectives of the previous law. "Accordingly, one may say that the new law is more comprehensive and largely fulfills the developments of the current ...

SmartTask celebrates record year with significant growth in cleaning sector

...affordable cloud-based solution that achieves proven business and operational benefits for cleaning services providers. "We are looking forward to building on this success and expect to continue this growth trend through 2018 and beyond." SmartTask's growing presence with the marketplace was further underlined during 2017 when it was named al...

Record breaking visitors at Asia's largest expo on cleaning technology

...chnologies in cleaning and waste shows. A large number of laundry service providers and car care services, including those from the Gulf and Sri Lanka visited to buy products for their facilities. Exhibitors participating for the first time were overwhelmed; international exhibitors participating to establish themselves in India had dedicated di...

The Manchester Cleaning Show - UNMISSABLE EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

...  PLUS...  Source the latest products and services on the market View demonstrations and try out the latest equipment Benefit from show offers and discounts Meet with friends, new and old, with a range of networking opportunities Compete amongst colleagues in a number of cleaning...

If you do one thing this year...

... order to recruit and retain high-calibre personnel. Plus... * Source the latest products and services on the market * View demonstrations and try out the latest equipment * Benefit from show offers and discounts * Meet with friends, new and old, with a range of networking opportunities * Compete amongst colleagues in a number of cleaning cha...

App launch aims to improve industry standards

...ieves is the UK's first fully integrated management tool and review app to help venues and washroom services providers address issues and raise standards. HSG UK in Derby, has developed the Cleen App which is free to download and enables customers and visitors to log reviews of washrooms in any type of venue from restaurants and shopping centres...

2018 Loo of the Year Awards launched

...grading scheme," says Mike Bone, the Awards managing director. "ABM demonstrated in 2017 that an FM services company can achieve the ultimate accolade by winning the overall Loo of the Year Awards Trophy." Entries are now being received for the 2018 Loo of the Year Awards - the annual competition to find the best places 'to go' in the UK, the Re...

Home Office: Investigation into the Disclosure and Barring Service

...ss made by an initiative designed to modernise the Disclosure & Barring Service, which provides services that help employers check people's backgrounds against police databases such as criminal records and government lists of those considered unsuitable to work with or in the vicinity of children vulnerable adults. This service is widely use...

SC Johnson Professional partners with National Service Alliance

...ith product manufacturers and service providers. NSA members can save on consumables, equipment and services. NSA president Michael Conrad (pictured right), says of the agreement: "It's an honour to add SC Johnson Professional to our organisation. "Its innovative products and services will bring new benefits to our network of industry leading ma...

W+D GmbH acquires BICMA Hygiene Technologie GmbH

...nonwovens-at high speeds and tight tolerances. With innovative and tailor-made system solutions and services, W+D focuses on the entire internal value chain for its customers. Part of the Barry-Wehmiller family, W+D has production and distribution sites in Germany, the Netherlands, Malaysia and the US, with sales and service support around the worl...

Manchester Cleaning Show to focus on future of cleaning and wider FM issues

... newest products. Nilfisk, Karcher and Killis will all be promoting the latest advances in their services and equipment, as will firms such as Floorbrite, Bunzl, SmartTask, Host, Duplex, Greyland and Prochem Europe. Dennis Rawlins, Sebo, Vaclensa, Telelog, Templa and UhUb will also be exhibiting, alongside niche suppliers including Osprey Deepcl...

Fair Work Ombudsman enquiry uncovers 'rampant exploitation' of Woolworths cleaners

...o it being the only retailer of the three operating in Tasmania outsourcing its day-to-day cleaning services. "Our enquiry found deficiencies in Woolworths' governance arrangements with regard to its procurement and oversight of cleaning contracts, resulting in serious exploitation occurring at multiple levels of its cleaning supply chain," stat...

Cleaners' strike 'completely paralyses' Gaza hospitals

... hospitals for the second day in a row.[TRIMTO] He said that medical teams can't provide medical services in any hospital or medical centre and that nearly 200 operations had been postponed. The strike has obstructed the work of 13 hospitals, 51 primary health care centres and 22 other medical centres, reports Xinhua. Physicians organised a s...

Fifth-annual $10,000 prize contest seeks best US school janitor

...e contest will award $5,000 to the winning janitor and $5,000 in Cintas and Rubbermaid products and services to the school. "Many school janitors and custodians do so much more in our schools and communities than maintain the school facilities," says Jillian Bauer, assistant marketing manager, Cintas. "This contest highlights the valuable role s...

Riwal completes integration of AFI GmbH in Germany and appoints new Country Manager

...ich are available to customers of any size throughout Germany. The company's comprehensive range of services is complemented by professional operator training via the IPAF-certified Riwal Academy, and sales of new and used aerial work platforms. Dietmar Müller held the same position at Gardemann from 2015 to 2017. Prior to this, he was empl...

CMA investigates Rentokil Initial / Cannon Hygiene merger

...s in terms of the potential, substantial lessening of competition within the UK market for goods or services.[TRIMTO] Interested parties have been asked to submit representations as soon as possible, to the CMA's Suzanne VanScheijen at: Suzanne.VanScheijen@cma.gsi.gov.uk ...

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...veryone agreed with my sentiments! The Cleaning & Support Service’s/Principle Cleaning Services’ Doug Cooke, wrote: “Cleaning 20+ rooms a day is a totally unreasonable target, I know I’ve tried it! Hence shortcuts are taken but can you call them ‘rogue’ cleaners in order to get through their workload?&rdqu...

Second ISSA UK/IE Networking & Education Event

...new headquarters in Shoreditch.[TRIMTO] Dianna Steinbach, ISSA's vice president of international services, welcomed attendees and gave a quick update on ISSA educational, business and certification services for the year ahead. Next to speak was Roberta Donzelli, senior vendor manager, BISS EU at Amazon, who gave a brief overview of Amazon's curr...

Avidbots signs distributor agreement with Macnica to help address Japan labour shortage

...y into operations for cleaning teams. Macnica will provide installation, support and maintenance services for Neo to customers in a variety of target industries including airports, shopping malls, logistics industries, factories, and offices. "Japan is one of the most tech-forward nations on the planet and is also suffering from a significant...

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...ities to others… Cleaners, refuse collectors, delivery drivers, transport workers, emergency services and healthcare workers. I apologise to those groups I’ve inadvertently omitted but you catch my drift… Facebook friends working in these sectors have been posting pictures of seemingly endless traffic jams together with warni...

Interclean Amsterdam releases full schedule for upcoming show

...am will bring the professional cleaning and hygiene world together to showcase innovative products, services and solutions. It will also see industry experts share their knowledge in sessions and events across a number of stages, including the Interclean Stage, the InnovationLAB, the WasteLAB and the Healthcare Cleaning LAB. "We are looking forw...

Chem-Dry Carpet and Floor Cleaning wins 2018 Global Franchise Award

...provides tile and stone cleaning, granite countertop refreshing and leather and upholstery cleaning services. "Chem-Dry continues to aggressively capture market share around the world," reveals Joseph Manuszak, vice president of international development. "This recognition showcases industry awareness of how Chem-Dry's business model works in mo...

Canadian healthcare providers are re-examining their cleaning strategies

...ster their infection control teams and collaboration between infection prevention and environmental services as well as critical staff. Clorox Healthcare Canada's innovative array of disinfecting solutions are helping healthcare professionals lead the fight against emerging hospital-borne infections, safeguarding patients in the places where the...

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...ervice Awards – set in place decades ago to celebrate the best of our nation’s cleaning services. They used to be held annually but as the programme has become so vast, an annual event is logistically impossible. The last Awards were held in 2015 and I’m wondering how much of a part, in the interim, new technology has played in so...

Two new senior hires for Mitie Ireland

...ngredients. With over 17 years in senior HR roles Stephen has a deep knowledge of the outsourced services sector having spent more than six years as HR Director of Compass Group Ireland. Prior to that he held senior HR positions with technology company Dell Ireland and capital goods specialist, CNH Industrial. Leslie Sheridan, managing director ...

British Cleaning Council to be joined by BIFM at Cleaning Show

...ir newest products. Nilfisk, Karcher and Killis will all be promoting the latest advances in their services and equipment, as will firms such as Floorbrite, Bunzl, SmartTask, Host, Duplex, Greyland and Prochem.    Dennis Rawlins, Sebo, Vaclensa, Telelog, Templa and UhUb will also be exhibiting at the show, alongside niche suppliers in...

Double contract win for cleaning contractor with security at its heart

...ning companies working within this world-class centre for commerce, retail and leisure. Cleaning services will be provided to the landlord-managed areas of the buildings, including an expansive ground floor lobby. Services provided seven days a week include daily out-of-hours cleaning, daytime housekeeping, periodic cleaning and lifts and washro...

SWC awarded IRATA certification

... technical team and safe working practices. Whilst SWC already provides rope access window cleaning services at several landmark buildings, including 110 Bishopsgate (formally Heron Tower) and Verde SW1 in London, this accreditation will enable the company to deliver its cost effective and efficient solution to a wider number of clients across the ...

The not so dirty dozen! Interclean Amsterdam reveals Innovation Awards 2018 shortlist

...including Management & Mobility Solutions/E-Cleaning, Equipment, Machines, and Related Products/Services. The overall winner - and the four category winners - will be announced at a special ceremony in the InnovationLAB in Hall 8 at Interclean Amsterdam on Tuesday 15th May. Visitors to the show are able to vote for their favourite innovation...

Institute of Civil Engineers and BIFM to collaborate for new FM contract

...verse FM industry. The aim will be to advance good practice in the procurement and management of FM services in what could be the latest iteration of NEC4. The form has been enhanced to reflect procurement and project management developments and emerging best practice, with improvements in flexibility, clarity and administration; and is suitable fo...

Northern Ireland adopts circular economy strategy

...lop a strategy for the area. Eunomia's report found that if recommended changes to waste management services were fully implemented, they would create 50 additional jobs and have the potential to save the council up to £3M a year, the equivalent of £49 per household per annum. Circular economy opportunities for the predominant sectors i...

Innovation on show at first CSSA & CHSA showcase

... Some of the cleaning industry's most advanced technology was on show at the Cleaning & Support Services Association and Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association innovation showcase held at the Brewery in London recently. Representatives from 21 companies across the UK travelled to London to show their wares to the 'Dragons Den' panel of...

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... the Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards last Thursday, to the Cleaning & Support Services Innovations Showcase (sponsored by the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association) taking place today, the UK cleaning industry is certainly celebrating its leading lights at the moment. ‘Golden Service’, as it has become af...

RPC Group acquisitions have been awarded a place on Frameworks

... their respective fields and jointly offer customers a large selection of high-quality products and services - RPC bpi recycled products is the leading manufacture of refuse sacks and ESE World is the leader in providing temporary storage solutions for waste and recyclable materials. As Lorcan Mekitarian, sales director at RPC bpi recycled produ...

Stallkamp enforces the wastewater business with reliable stainless steel tanks

...xhibition devices and references will be presented at booth 208 in hall A1 and qualified consulting services will be offered. www.stallkamp.de ...

Teams with gender parity achieve better results across the board: Sodexo finds

Food services and facilities management company Sodexo, has found that teams managed by a balanced mix of men and women are more successful across a range of measurements. The five-year, one-of-a-kind study of 70 entities across different functions represents 50,000 managers worldwide. Operating margins, client satisfaction and employee ret...

Golden Service Awards shine spotlight on cleaning industry stars

...ture, London) * Best Cleaned Premises, Office areas above 250,000 square feet Principle Cleaning Services, JSRE 30 St. Mary Axe Management (Highly Commended: OCS Group UK, Norton Rose Fulbright, London) * Best Cleaned Premises, Large Education Establishment Julius Rutherfoord & Co. South Thames College, Merton Campus, London (Highly Comme...

Blue Rock ready to roll!

...grated business management software for small and medium sized organisations throughout the UK. Its services include the supply and installation of ERP software, hardware, e-commerce, cloud hosting facilities and support.[TRIMTO] "We offer solutions focused towards distribution, wholesale, merchant and e-commerce businesses," said the team. We h...

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...rate of more than eight a week. I also discovered that because of increased demand for ambulance services, the crews’ ability to reach the most serious calls within the eight-minute target is declining year on year, as our graph shows. The special measures put in place, require implementation of a framework to provide “robust ass...

Cintas introduces top 10 finalists in fifth annual nationwide Janitor of the Year contest

...mined by the number of votes and will receive a $5,000 cash prize along with $5,000 in products and services for his or her school from Cintas and Rubbermaid Commercial Products - not to mention bragging rights. A $500 cash prize will be awarded to each of the remaining nine finalists. "Now, it's up to local communities, and the rest of the nati...

IICRC Seeks volunteers for creation of new fire and smoke damage restoration standards

...; brokers and agents who write property, casualty and liability policies; consumers who require the services described by this standard; and anyone who represents an insured or holds a lien on property damaged by fire and smoke. The BSR/IICRC S710 Standard for the Development of a Scope of Work in a Fire & Smoke Damaged Environment will prov...

Northern Ireland Ambulance Service on 'special measures' over hygiene lapses

...s were evidenced to address these concerns, and RQIA issued improvement notices in respect of these services. On 8th February 2018, during an unannounced inspection at Craigavon Ambulance Station, RQIA identified similar concerns to those identified at Broadway and Bangor, relating to infection prevention and control and governance. As a result,...

Jangro appoints new CEO

...ngro Board. She also sits on many industry association boards, including the Cleaning & Support Services Association. "I would like to thank all the Jangro board members for believing and trusting in me to carry out the role of CEO," she says. "I feel very lucky to work in an industry that I am passionate about, and am very excited by this n...

Chem-Dry parent acquires award-winning restoration franchise Delta Disaster Services

...-Hance Wood Refinishing franchise businesses, announced this week the acquisition of Delta Disaster Services - an established and innovative restoration concept. By utilising the growth strategy and support structures that have built its two home-grown franchise brands into bona fide industry leaders, HRI plans to capitalise on Delta Disaster S...

Outsource Support chooses SmartTask to better manage FM teams

Outsource Support, a leading provider of facilities and support services in Ireland, has adopted SmartTask to better monitor and coordinate its cleaning and security teams. The software will be used to provide an advanced workforce management solution, including proof of attendance and shift planning, for 160 employees that operate at around 1...

Princes Quay confirmed as Aston's largest single site contract award

Aston Services Group has been awarded the contract to provide cleaning and security (manned guarding) services to Princes Quay shopping centre in Hull. The contractor will also be delivering a number of associated services including waste management, washroom services, air care, periodic and high level glass cleaning and maritime control of t...

Businesses to have helping hand in 'all things compliance' with new learning academy

... Veritas is a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), delivering high-quality services to help clients meet the growing challenges of quality, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility, offering innovative solutions that go beyond simple compliance with regulations and standards, reducing risk, improving perfo...

London council fights back against fly-tippers

... bill of around one million pounds. This is money which could be better spent on critical frontline services and improving the lives of our most vulnerable residents. "The Council would like to thank all the residents and businesses who are helping us to tackle this common threat, by coming forward with vital information. We ask everyone to cont...

Social enterprise recognised at inaugural CSSA Innovation Showcase

...en a Recognition Award for its social enterprise innovation at the inaugural Cleaning & Support Services Association Innovation Showcase 2018 - sponsored by the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers' Association. Held at The Brewery, London, last month, the event celebrated the cleaning industry's six most innovative products, services and initiativ...

Summer dining may mean more kitchen extract fires, warns Swiftclean

...en extract systems in accordance with TR/19, especially in warmer weather, says specialist building services provider, Swiftclean Building Services. "We see this almost every year," warns Swiftclean managing director Gary Nicholls, commenting on fires on 15th July in Maiden lane, Covent Garden (which involved four fire engines and 21 firefighter...

Greyland: moving toward sustainability

...Richard (left) with Bona Systems' managing director Steven Phillips (centre) and Principle Cleaning Services' Doug Cooke. www.greyland.co.uk www.bonasystems.com / www.principlecleaning.com ...

PPE and hygiene products supplied globally

...he 85 years' expertise of two leading businesses, which provide protection and hygiene products and services. Its wide range and quality products - including reuseable and disposable gloves, workwear and bags - is trusted and used by multiple sectors throughout UK and overseas.[TRIMTO] From its state-of-the-art warehouse and laboratory testing f...

Cleaning businesses need to take a systematic approach to support sustainable growth

... "The adoption of a workforce management tool can support the introduction of enhanced or premium services, above and beyond what was previously possible," he said. "As an example, our new staff onboarding and screening module that we have just launched at the show will provide a means of safely offering a range of personnel dependent on the natu...

Principle awarded The Office Group contract

Principle Cleaning Services has been awarded a new two-year cleaning services contract with The Office Group (TOG), a leading provider of flexible office space, meeting and co-working spaces.[TRIMTO] The London-based cleaning specialist, which provides its services to some of the most famous landmark buildings in the Capital, was already a par...

Industry giants to become UK and Ireland's largest supplier of cleaning & hygiene products

...hemicals, floorcare machines, tools and equipment with a wide range of technology-based value-added services, food safety services and water and energy management. Globally, Diversey employs approximately 9,000 people and generated net sales of approximately $2.6 billion in 2016. "This marks the start of an exciting new chapter, for the new grou...

Manchester Cleaning Show exceeds 2016 debut

...m the Wuhan Cleaning Industry Association who were hosted by BCC member, the Cleaning & Support Services Association. Stan Atkins, Chair of the BCC, says of the Show: "After the incredible success of the first Manchester Cleaning Show there was some nervousness that the very impressive visitor numbers from two years ago could have been, in p...

New software reduces cleaning rounds from 90 to 68 per day at Unilever HQ

..., Marc Mrotzek, says that using Internet of Things devices has proven to be effective in delivering services in a much more efficient way. "As a leading facility management company, we are always looking for new innovations to optimise the services we provide to our clients and increase their quality of life," he says. "Tork EasyCube has enab...

ISSA Oceania announces leadership change & staffing expansion

... growth of the association and the Oceania professional cleaning industry," says ISSA international services vice president Dianna Steinbach. "Kim Taranto has brought so much passion and a wealth of knowledge to her work in the local cleaning industry and her role at ISSA. Now it's time for her to take advantage of a truly amazing opportunity. I...

Salisbury Group sets Gold Standard

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has awarded facilities services provider Salisbury Group, a prestigious Gold Award for excellence in health & safety practices. The Award recognises Salisbury Group's high level of performance, well-developed occupational health & safety management systems and culture, outstanding ...

FSA trials new technology for remote monitoring of food businesses

...egulated in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Rosy Moore, executive councillor for environmental services at Cambridge City Council, says: "This pilot work we have undertaken with the FSA and Checkit reflects Cambridge City Council's commitment to working with businesses to help improve their food safety whilst reducing the burden on all. We ...

Are you ISO 45001 ready?' Embrace change now to help spearhead workplace safety

...nsumers are also becoming more and more demanding of the companies from which they buy products and services, resulting in tighter deadlines and added pressures - leaving a broader scope for error. "As such, it is more important than ever for businesses to take proactive steps to improve health & safety management. Although ISO 45001 will on...

Matrix expands network

...ed and trusted supplier for several national business service contractors and facilities management services around Australia. With extensive experience and expert product knowledge in the industrial and commercial cleaning field to support the individual needs of each of its customers, and offering everything from specialised and innovative cle...

Legal to work here?

...ared readings. All ID documents scanned are compared against a document library. Birkin Cleaning Services, a large southern-UK cleaning contractor, has used uComply's mobile version for six months. CEO Paul Ashton says the system is essential for recruitment: "uComply offers the widest range of checks, the price is keen and the training is su...

Guernsey to pilot 'pay as you throw' waste collection service next year

...vied per household, to reflect some of the fixed costs of the various household waste and recycling services provided by the States. The Committee for the Environment & Infrastructure (CfE&I) and States' Trading Supervisory Board (STSB) have been directed to prepare further proposals for the implementation of the new charges. Those are e...

Spotless appoints group sales manager to lead business growth

...ients will reap the rewards of a motivated cleaning staff. Spotless provides commercial cleaning services, washroom consumables, hygiene rental services, recycling services, it cleaning, carpet care, window cleaning, high level cleaning and deep cleaning services to clients across a variety of sectors including industry, education, government, m...

ISS Australia wins award for healthcare innovation

...y address any potential problems. The innovation was implemented to improve the quality of cleaning services, as well as the patients' perception of room cleanliness and their overall hospital experience. "The patient feedback tablet has been a real success for our Healthcare team," notes Aaron Cauchi, ISS executive general manager, Health &...

Self-cleaning surfaces create new revenue and higher margins for cleaning companies

...k and play for the general public, they are also helping to reverse the commoditisation of cleaning services and increase margins for cleaning companies.[TRIMTO] "The interesting thing about this new service model is that consumers were actually driving this approach," says Mark Sisson, co-founder of NanoTouch Materials. "Consumers who had seen ...

Wet wipes: Water UK calls for us all to take responsibility

...Stewart, said: "Water companies spend billions of pounds every year improving water and sewerage services in this country, but our sewers are just not designed to handle these new wipes which clog up the system.[TRIMTO] "Sewer blockages end up costing the country about £100 million every year so it's clear that something needs to change...

Cleanovate - future engineering by Hako

...ng features which increase the operator's efficiency, are important key factors too, as are digital services providing more transparency and shorter response times. Hako's stand showcased a wide range of impressive pioneering solutions which, already today, are contributing to the shaping of tomorrow's world of cleaning technology.[TRIMTO] ...

Tork Paper Circle from Essity wins Visitor's Choice Award

...terial to educate cleaners about the importance of recycling and how to efficiently carry out their services. But this isn't the only award this innovation has won: in October 2017, the service was recognised at the European Paper Recycling Awards in the European Parliament. Tork PaperCircle was nominated as one of four finalists in the Infor...

Cleanology builds on new property services division

...cuted to a recognised standard." London and Manchester based Cleanology has recruited specialist services manager Tony Grubb to head up the team, which will liaise with established partners to provide the new service. Tony (pictured left with Alex Morales, area supervisor) says: "Our new division provides real peace of mind for customers. We ...

Dustcontrol and Speedy combine for Willmott Dixon in London landmark refurbishment

...nt dust control is essential. Looking for the relevant solution, Willmott Dixon turned to Speedy Services for its input, the UK's leading hire provider, which provisions a broad range of equipment across the full spectrum of construction needs. One of Speedy Services supply chain partners is Dustcontrol UK, a specialist in providing dust extr...

Waste management 'biggest contributor' to UK environmental goods and services sector

...fice for National Statistics' newly-released statistical bulletin on the UK environmental goods and services sector - (EGSS): 2010 to 2015 - has revealed that the waste management sector is the largest contributor to EGSS. It has also revealed that the renewable energy contribution to EGSS continues to grow while the recycling contribution is d...

Standards increase economic growth and help companies access foreign markets

...n total, 1,179 Nordic companies in eight different industry sectors (e.g. construction products and services, manufacturing industry, ICT and healthcare) with prior experience from the use of standards took part in the study. www.sis.se / www.standard.no ...

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..._report Finally, John & I were invited by Dianna Steinbach, vice president of international services at ISSA (and clearly there on merit!), to join other ISSA members from around the world who were visiting Interclean Amsterdam, on the Heineken brewery tour. As is usual with these ISSA events, 'a good time was had by all', as the images her...

Global contract cleaning market to be dominated by ABM, Anago Cleaning, ISS and ServiceMaster

The 'Global Contract Cleaning Services Market 2018-2022' report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering, and it makes interesting reading, predicting that the global contract cleaning services market will register a revenue of more than USD 386 billion by 2022 and that the market will be dominated by ABM, Anago Cleaning (pictured), IS...

Contractor fined after admitting awareness of underpayments to subcontractor's workforce

ISS Facility Services Australia has been fined $132,217 for underpaying overseas workers, following a surprise late-evening visit to Melbourne Cricket Ground by Fair Work inspectors, who questioned the 44 workers cleaning up after a match. The Fair Work Ombudsman found that 11 of the cleaning team's overseas workers were underpaid $37,471 for ...

Keep up the good work on recycling

...sing our recyclable materials, and any income we do receive goes towards the operation of our waste services and other local services." For the first eight months of the service, bins with the wrong materials have been tagged to advise households of the materials each bin accepts, but the bin was then uplifted within a few days. This was done to...

Treatment that transforms sintered stone facades into self-cleaning air purifiers wins award

... 31 years of honouring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, has crowned Neolith Skyline + Pureti the Gold Collective Disruption Winner. The eco-friendly, photocatalytic Pureti surface treatment transforms Neolith sintered stone facades into self-cleaning air purifiers - reversing pollution, dram...

Great washroom cleaners recognised in LOTY Awards programme

...wards Trophy, with other National Winners being City Facilities Management, Danfo (UK) and Robinson Services. All cleaning and FM companies are invited to enter their clients' washrooms in the 2018 Loo of the Year Awards. National and UK/Ireland awards and trophies will be presented at the prestigious 2018 Event which will be on Friday 7th Decem...

ISS wins major public-school contract in Australia

ISS Australia has won a contract with the Victorian State Government to provide cleaning services to 214 public schools in Western and North Eastern Melbourne. Once mobilised, the contract will become one of the largest contracts in the ISS Pacific business. ISS will provide cleaning services to 214 public schools with more than 500 cleaning p...

Driven by African group Excellerate - Templewood acquires LCC

Templewood Services, a leading services company supplying cleaning, hygiene, washroom and security services to blue chip clients across the UK, has this week announced the acquisition of LCC Support Services, one of the UK's largest independently owned national contract cleaning specialists.[TRIMTO] The acquisition brings together two big name...

Scrubber dryers streamline carpet cleaning in historic Stowe

...es for an awful amount of dirty carpets in need of constant cleaning," Helen Bagby, Head of Support Services, explains. "In such historic buildings with quirky staircases and corded carpets there are also access issues and time constraints." The previous cleaning regime relied mainly on hand mopping for hard floors and bulky extraction machines,...

Phil Smith takes up new role as group sales director at Templewood /LCC

...ty congratulations to Phil Smith, who has taken up a new role as group sales director at Templewood Services/LCC Support Services. An experienced sales & marketing director with over 25 years' experience, Phil boasts some impressive cleaning industry credentials... A Liveryman in the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners, Phil is als...

Free sustainability guide outlines opportunities for the green transformation of businesses

...the environment, including: - How to spot greenwashing from the genuine article when outsourcing services - Use of biological based cleaning formulations that don't use harsh chemicals and help protect the environment - Verifying that organisations hold independently recognised environmental standards - Checking that sustainable performance and ...

CBRE Group to acquire majority interest in FM provider Ramot Group in Israel

...ities. Ramot's substantial capabilities include technical maintenance, project management, cleaning services, reception administration and environmental health and safety. The Ramot Group will operate as part of CBRE's Global Workplace Solutions occupier outsourcing business in Israel and adds an extensive suite of integrated facilities manageme...

Ideal Response appoints new senior technical manager

...Ideal Response and look forward to working with the team to further develop their already extensive services," he says. "I am fortunate to be joining such a respected company that prides itself on top quality service." T: 01622 735 071 (304) W:  www.idealresponse.co.uk ...

Washroom suppliers' merger may raise competition concerns

...se of Cannon Hygiene may lead to higher prices and lower quality for businesses buying products and services for washrooms. Rentokil, which trades as Initial for these services, and Cannon are two of the three largest specialist providers of products and services found in washrooms across the UK. These firms install and maintain equipment su...

ISSA appoints Frances Ball new business development manager for UK & Ireland

...ving in-house training and people development. Dianna Steinbach, vice president of International Services at ISSA, welcomes Frances, saying: "Frances has great experience and the skills to develop our business and implement the right strategies to grow our association. She is a valuable addition to our team in the UK and Ireland and we are confi...

Family-owned company invests in electrostatic cleaning technology

...ive it was against the common pathogens we work to combat day-to-day," says Jennifer Mais, facility services manager, City Wide of Southwest Connecticut. "Knowing the expense we can save our clients, and the level of protection we can bring to both them and their employees, we are so excited to begin offering this service." City Wide of Southwes...

Ukraine gears up for 16th International Cleaning Forum

...Primus: Cleaning Industry 2018 - an international exhibition of professional cleaning equipment and services, hygiene and sanitation products * Primus: Dry Cleaners and Laundry 2018 - an international exhibition of drycleaning and laundry equipment and technologies * Primus: Cleaning-Master 2018 - an Ukrainian contest of cleaning companies * Primus...

One week left to nominate terrific toilets for America's Best Restroom contest

...for the 17th annual America's Best Restroom Contest. The winner will receive $2,500 in facility services for washroom cleaning, along with a lifetime of bathroom bragging rights! "No matter the industry, public restrooms have a significant impact on customers' overall perception of your business and their inclination to return," says Sean Mu...

Mitie wins Ahlsell contract in Norway

Mitie has secured a facilities management and property services contract with Ahlsell - a leading supplier of materials to the Nordic FM, plumbing, ventilation, electrical, tools and personal protective equipment market - to manage and maintain all its store locations in Norway. The contract is the most valuable to be secured by Mitie's dedic...

ISS wins two large hospital contracts in Turkey

ISS Turkey has entered into two five-year integrated services partnerships in the healthcare sector with Kayseri Hospital and Elazi Hospital respectively. The two contracts will have a combined annual revenue of around DKK 250 million.[TRIMTO] With a strong portfolio of contracts servicing the healthcare sector, ISS Turkey is now one of th...

Virtual Building Service: a game-changer for building owners, FM pro's and developers

...per 'digital twin' against which to compare the real-life version. This will allow Kone to test new services that will be offered across the building's lifecycle. www.eitdigital.eu / www.kone.com ...

BCC welcomes BSA as new Council Member

...ed to the UK's cleaning, hygiene and waste management sectors, has officially welcomed The Business Services Association as a new Council Member. The BSA is the industry body for the UK's business services sector, supporting enterprise across both the private and public sectors. With extensive experience in ICT and digital services, business...

Avidbots partners with Compass to bring robotic automation to Canadian FM market

...cleaning productivity and performance for its clients. The initial deployment is through the Eurest Services facilities management company for its education-based clients with deployment to other business units in 2018.[TRIMTO] The Avidbots Neo integrates state of the art navigation technology with hardware that is designed for ease of use, long...

UK Chancellor attends landmark healthcare agreement between Serco and Jeddah hospital

...e this week announced a partnership agreement to transform facilities management and patient-facing services at the hospital in Jeddah over the next five years. Serco has been working with this leading hospital group for six months to design a new integrated service methodology, developing plans for major efficiencies and service improvements. ...

Salisbury Group selected for £12bn Framework

...ramework Contract. In a competitive tender led by the Crown Commercial Service, Salisbury Workplace Services - part of the wider Salisbury Group - was awarded a place on both lots 1b and 1c. This means that it will be able to tender for the largest national FM contracts with total values of at least £7 million. With over five years of ...

Quala acquires Great American Tank Wash

...Quala is North America's largest independent provider of tank trailer cleaning, ISO container depot services and IBC cleaning, testing and reconditioning services. Its national network of tank wash and waste water treatment facilities comprises over 70 locations in the US and Canada, providing what is thought to be the widest breadth of tank traile...

Working together to improve recycling at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport

...t wish to respect the environment. "There should be no excuses if cleaning companies, facilities services providers and end users in the healthcare, hospitality and governmental bodies are to move forward when it comes to looking after the environment. We will provide them all the knowledge and support they need to be able to make a successful t...

Mitie celebrates 70th anniversary of the NHS

...acilities management at a number of NHS sites, including cleaning, portering, catering and helpdesk services. Mitie has also added two next-generation robo-cleaners to the cleaning teams working at West Herfordshire Hospital NHS Trust and Hinchingbrook Hospital. These cleaners, known as Moptimus Prime, use a mapping system to guide them around the ...

Golden Line Green Care shares research into duct cleaning and indoor air pollution

...es take more time off sick, which means lost production and higher medical bills." Duct cleaning services can eliminate these contaminants to improve airflow efficiency, extend the life-span of an HVAC system, dave energy and money and improve home hygiene. Golden Line Green Care utilises cutting-edge camera technology in its duct cleaning servi...

Riwal UK looks pretty in pink for breast cancer campaign launch

... of the global Riwal company that delivers innovative, high quality powered access rental and sales services in 17 countries. It launched its Breast Cancer Now campaign at its first ever Summer conference. Sue Stannard, who has had the disease, spoke at the conference on behalf of Breast Cancer Now. She said: "The commitment shown by Riwal to su...

Labour shortage 'a constant problem' for cleaning companies in Hungary

...t the long-term solution should involve better training and the ability to charge more for cleaning services than is currently considered acceptable. Nowadays it's very difficult to find cleaning staff in Hungary, due to the labour shortage and lack of training. Wages have almost doubled in the sector over the past few years, and most companies ...

Survey reveals safety managers' confidence with workplace eyewash stations

...he event of an emergency. Cintas installs these gravity-fed units, conducts monthly inspections and services the units quarterly. Cintas also provides plumbed eyewash units with various mounting options and emergency eye and skin wash bottles to act as a supplemental eyewash station. www.cintas.com ...

BCC announces details of Resource Management Show to run parallel to Cleaning Show

...so very active. "Further, decision-making with regard to procuring waste and resource management services is increasingly being handled by the same teams which handle commercial cleaning tenders and related frameworks. "We therefore feel that adding a second trade exhibition dedicated to resource management to run side-by-side with The Cleani...

America's Best Restroom 2018 contest finalists announced

...o cast your vote. The lucky loo will take home the grand prize of $2,500 in Cintas products and services for cleaning or facilities management and a lifetime of bathroom bragging rights.[TRIMTO] "From coast to coast, this year's finalists highlight how restroom cleanliness, artistic design and sustainable features can leave a positive, lasti...

Smarttask helps Stadium Support Services' standards soar at Farnborough Airshow

Stadium Support Services, the specialist facilities management and cleaning company, has used SmartTask to monitor and coordinate its cleaning operation at the recent Farnborough International Airshow. The company needed an advanced workforce management solution that would provide real-time visibility and control over its 100-strong team task...

Motorway services user survey - most stop to visit washrooms, but are they clean?

...Transport Focus has just released its 2018 report into the best and worst of England's 111 motorway services, following its survey of 9,600 motorists on their experiences. One purpose of the survey was to identify which aspects of the visitor experience most influence overall satisfaction and of course washroom facilities and their cleanliness have...

DCA to boost professional standards with development grant from British Cleaning Council

...rated from The Cleaning Show expos in London and Manchester to help BCC members develop products or services, or undertake research, which aims to improve the cleaning industry. Stephen Munton (pictured), founder and Director of the DCA, says: "There are a number of challenges which many of our members consistently ask for help with. Often these...

Budapest could become a regional hub of cleaning technology

...esentatives of the industry. The exhibition will highlight the latest developments, products and services in the cleaning technology sector. At the Demostration Area spectacular shows and competitions will take place. During the event, a conference will be held in the same building to discuss the current issues and problems facing the industry, ...

Unprecedented three coordinated migrant worker strikes!

...renfell Tower disaster which killed 72 people on June 14th 2017. The cleaners there work for global services giant Amey. Currently, workers involved in all three disputes share three common grievances and have three common demands, according to the UVW: 1) An occupational sick pay scheme Amey, OCS and Compass do not have an occupational si...

ISSA enters partnership with American Association of Cleaning Professionals

...e of participation for all constituents." AACP specifically serves contractors in the janitorial services, carpet cleaning, maid services, and fire/water restoration industries. AACP delivers education, marketing resources, group insurance benefits, supplies and equipment discounts, and more among its deep portfolio of member benefits. In the...

Cintas Canada dishes out foodservice uniform program tips in free white paper

...iform programs and provides entrance mats, washroom cleaning and supplies, tile and carpet cleaning services to approximately 65,000 businesses in Canada. www.cintas.ca ...

Hooper Services launches TSM Italy into UK Market

Portsmouth-based family run business, Hooper Services, has expanded its range by exclusively partnering with TSM Italy - another family-run business. Ian Hooper, who in 1990 founded the company that takes his name, says his main aim is to save customers money without compromising on service or quality - hence the partnership. Ian and the rest ...

Facilicom UK appoints new director of operations

Dedicated soft services and contract cleaning specialist, Facilicom UK, has announced the appointment of Peter Buff as its new director of operations. He assumed responsibilities on 23rd July, succeeding Giles Wheeler, who will retire at the end of 2018, allowing the pair to have a six-month handover period. Peter brings over 20 years' lea...

Fly tippers are under surveillance

...stered companies who then dump the material illegally, and the council's advice is not to use these services." www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk ...

Solved365 enters franchise market

...n 2014. The concept behind Solved365 is simple. There is huge demand for Total Solutions Group's services right across the UK, so to meet that demand the organisation is offering exclusive franchise territories to ambitious franchisees who, with full training in Total Solutions Group's methods and procedures, will service both local and national...

Mitie Landscapes strengthens NHS partnerships with a double win

... Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT), Mitie will deliver a range of landscaping services across 72 sites in Gloucester, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Devon and Cornwall. This includes ground maintenance services and tree management services. This is the first time South Western Ambulance has brought these services together un...

Idexx Pseudalert Test accepted as Global ISO Standard

... pathogen. ISO is a global, widely recognised organisation focused on ensuring that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality. Becoming an ISO standard requires a rigorous process and passing scrutiny of experts from all over the world. More than 160 national standards bodies are ISO members. Listed under ISO 16266-2:2018, ...

Germ-zapping robots help Hunterdon Medical Center reduce superbug infections by 76%

...ive months -- posing a risk to patients and hospital employees. Now, when Hunterdon's Environmental Services team member has finished cleaning a room, he or she brings in a LightStrike robot to quickly zap away pathogens that may have been left behind. Hunterdon was already following infection prevention best practices recommended by the Centers...

Cintas offers back-at-school tips for limiting the spread of illness

... staff productivity and even prolonged absences," says John Engel, director of marketing - Facility Services, Cintas Corporation. "Maintaining high hygiene standards is essential for reducing the spread of pathogens in schools. These best practices are easy to implement on a daily basis and help promote a healthy environment." The tips for li...

Leader

...me in Canada - hospital staff have been protesting against cuts in funding for frontline healthcare services, arguing that reduced cleaning budgets lead to greater numbers of healthcare acquired infections (well it figures, doesn't it?). These cuts - and protests - are happening virtually all over the world. Families of patients who've died or ...

Bunzl Canada's intelligent washroom system captures global interest

...e in the UK earlier this year. This month, WandaNext was launched in Australia by Bunzl Outsourcing Services and interest in piloting the product has been expressed by several customers. "WandaNext is an easy-to-use technology that helps to improve customer experience, optimise labour and supply management and reduce costs," said Margo Hunnisett...

International FM company chooses Louisiana for US HQ

Universal Facility Services, an internationally-backed specialist in the provision of safe, eco-friendly professional cleaning, beautification and external facility improvement, has launched in Southeast Louisiana. Newly headquartered in New Orleans, the company is a division of the Canada-based Universal Group and boasts such services as par...

Exclusive Matrix Cleaning Systems distributor deal for Carey Cleaning Machines in Ireland

...ity for Southern Ireland for industrial machines. Carey Cleaning Machines supplies equipment and services to a wide range of customers including hospitals, schools, councils, cleaning contractors, facilities management companies and the industrial and manufacturing sector. The company has recently extended its premises in Ballymena, Co. Antri...

Rallying staff say patients, care, infection control all adversely affected by healthcare cuts

...alth Sciences North. The cuts touch many areas of patient care including nursing, environmental services, administration, hospital linens, and other hospital support services. At the rally held at the Paris Street entrance to HSN, staff called for adequate funding for the hospital, which operates at capacity or overcapacity almost daily. ...
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