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United Kingdom

BCIS Quarterly Update: UK Maintenance, Cleaning and Energy Sector

Repair and maintenance output is expected to fall substantially during 2024 across the UK by 5.6 per cent compared withRead More »

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London South Bank University Group Awards IFM Contract

Mitie has been selected to deliver a multi-site £50 million integrated facilities management (IFM) contract by London South Bank UniversityRead More »

United Kingdom

Heathway Shopping Centre Contract

Churchill Group is delivering cleaning with security services also being delivered by its Amulet brand under a three-year contract withRead More »

News

Mitie Appointed to CCS Healthcare FM Procurement Framework

Mitie has been awarded a place on the Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Healthcare Soft Facilities Management (FM) Framework agreement forRead More »

News

IWD2024: From Crime Scenes to Abandoned Oil Rigs

Karen Murray, Area Operations Manager for the North of England at Rentokil Specialist Hygiene, talks about her often unconventional roleRead More »

News

From Part-time Cleaner to Senior Manager in Accountancy Firm

A senior manager at a Cumbrian accountancy firm has surpassed 35 years with the company after being offered a jobRead More »

Europe

AstraZeneca Extends Cross-border Sodexo Collaboration

AstraZeneca has re-awarded its integrated services contract to Sodexo in the UK, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. The collaboration betweenRead More »

News

Engaging Residents for a Cleaner Borough

Haringey Council and Veolia are leading the way by deploying three new electric sweeper barrows and an electric caged tipperRead More »

News

ABM Shortlisted for Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards

ABM has been nominated under five categories of the Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards programme for the FM and contractRead More »

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Green Apple Award for Bidvest Noonan and Go-Ahead London

Bidvest Noonan and Go-Ahead London, a leading provider of passenger transport services, have claimed a prestigious Green Apple award for developingRead More »

News

An Ethical and Sustainable Supplier Partnership 

Restaurant chain Burger & Lobster is partnering with cleaning and catering products supplier Sybron in the UK. Since the ideaRead More »

News

An Inclusive Approach to Training

NHS Property Services (NHSPS) has launched multi-language course modules as it targets domestic cleaning standards and compliance. Domestic assistants workRead More »

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Acknowledging the Role of Cleaners in the UAE

Emrill Services and Kärcher marked the annual ‘Thank Your Cleaner Day’ with site visits and a dedicated event hosted atRead More »

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Wolverhampton Venue Contract

Pareto FM has been selected for a mechanical and electrical (M&E) and cleaning services contract at The Halls, a recentRead More »

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IWFM Impact Award for VR Training

Churchill Services has received the IWFM Impact Award for Technology for its VR training programme for cleaning operatives working in the rail sector,Read More »

News

Industry Recognition for Frontline Hero

Jackie Kennedy, a cleaner at Compass Group facilities management business 14forty, has been honoured with an award in the ‘FrontlineRead More »

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Leeds Shopping Centre Contract

Churchill Services have been awarded a three-year cleaning contract at the Merrion Centre in Leeds. The centre in the city’s ArenaRead More »

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Bidvest Noonan Honoured at European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards

Bidvest Noonan has been named winner of the ‘Best Use of Smart Solutions’ category for its innovative Dynamic Cleaning solutionRead More »

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Atlas Group Expands Footprint Across the UK

Facility services provider Atlas Group has acquired Ayrshire-based Confida FM and Two Counties, a specialist supplier of cleaning services inRead More »

News

Manufacturer Selects Dublin Shopping Centre Robot for ‘Worldwide Best Performance Award’

Singapore-based robotics company Lionsbot International has named The Rex Cleaning Cobot, the latest large-scale cleaning solution in Bidvest Noonan’s portfolio,Read More »

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Industry Leader Calls for UK Prime Minister to Make Cleaning a National Priority

With a new Covid-19 variant on the rise, the British Cleaning Council (BCC) has written to Prime Minister Rishi SunakRead More »

News

Unveiling the Future of Cleaning

Merlin Connect, a new technology platform from Mitie, supports intelligence-led cleaning communication, data collection and analytics. The app-based solution isRead More »

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UK Employers Urged to Sign Up to Cleaning Hygiene Operative Apprenticeship Sessions

Employers interested in learning about the new Cleaning Hygiene Operative Apprenticeship are being urged to sign up for a seriesRead More »

Contracts

Extension of UK Airport Contracts

Mitie will continue to deliver multiple services at Manchester Airport, East Midlands Airport, London Stansted Airport and George Best BelfastRead More »

News

Government Property Agency Awards New FM Contract

The UK’s Government Property Agency has selected Mitie to deliver a new five-year facilities management contract covering covers 19 sitesRead More »

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Mitie Spain Expands Security Capabilities with Acquisition

Mitie Spain has acquired Biservicus Group, an installer and integrator of fire, security and alarm systems. Based in the CanaryRead More »

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Cleaning Hygiene Operative Apprenticeship Receives Approval

Proposals for an Apprenticeship Standard for the UK’s cleaning and hygiene industry have been approved paving the way for employersRead More »

News

Clearing Chewing Gum from One of North London’s Longest High Streets

Haringey Council is partnering with Keep Britain Tidy and the Chewing Gum Task Force to remove chewing gum from theRead More »

Contracts

Yorkshire Housing Awards Cleaning Contract

Yorkshire Housing has selected Churchill Group to provide cleaning services for communal spaces at 250 locations under a three-year contract.Read More »

Events

Fundraiser to Tackle Hygiene Poverty

British commercial cleaning company Cleanology has announced its third annual fundraising event in support of grassroots charity The Hygiene BankRead More »

Cleaning

BCC Chair Calls for Further Government and Industry Support to Prioritise Cleaning and Hygiene

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has expressed gratitude to over 450 industry members who have endorsed its campaign to makeRead More »

Contracts

Moorfields Eye Hospital Catering Contract

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has awarded a three-year contract to Compass Group business Medirest to manage catering andRead More »

Blog

Meeting Demand for Sustainable Cleaning Products

Product selection is critical to the success of any green cleaning strategy. Sustainable cleaning plays a major role  in supportingRead More »

Contracts

ABM Expands Cabin Cleaning Capabilities at Manchester Airport   

ABM has more than doubled the number of airlines it serves at Manchester Airport, increasing its headcount by over 160Read More »

Cleaning

BCC Elects Chair and Deputy Chair

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has elected a new Chair and Deputy Chair at its recent Annual General Meeting. DeliaRead More »

News

Cleaning Tech Roadshow

Wessex Cleaning Equipment will host its annual ‘I-Team Roadshow’ showcasing some of the latest developments in cleaning technology on 24thRead More »

News

Met Awards Cleaning Contract

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has selected Churchill Services to deliver a cleaning contract across a portfolio of 351 buildingsRead More »

News

Prioritising Cleaning and Hygiene: The Campaign for a Resilient UK

Business leaders are rallying support for the lobbying campaign led by the British Cleaning Council (BCC) to prioritise cleaning andRead More »

United Kingdom

Report Urges UK Government to Support Cleaning Staff

A new report is calling for better acknowledgement and support of cleaning and hygiene sector workers in the United Kingdom.Read More »

FM Magazine

Letters: Why Is the Home Secretary Ignoring One of the UK’s Biggest Industries?

British Cleaning Council (BCC) Chairman, Jim Melvin, lambasts Home Secretary Suella Braverman for ignoring challenges facing the cleaning and hygieneRead More »

News

A Right Royal Cleanup!

As London hosted the party of the year Veolia, in partnership with Westminster City Council, worked tirelessly to ensure theRead More »

News

Bringing ‘No-touch’ Hygiene to Stadiums

Cleaning and maintaining hygiene in stadiums is a daunting task for facilities managers and cleaning operatives. They have traditionally hadRead More »

News

Commercial Cleaning Contractor Adds 600 Jobs

Cleanology has announced the creation of 600 new jobs over the past year following multiple new contract awards in LondonRead More »

News

Andron to Deliver Cleaning Services at Out-of-Town Business Community

Andron has secured a three-year cleaning contract at Birchwood Park, the largest out-of-town business community in North West of England.Read More »

News

Neurodiversity in Business

UK soft services provider Churchill Group have signed the Neurodiversity in Business Charter committing to comprehensive workplace inclusion of neurodiverseRead More »

Cleaning

Replacing Plastic with Paper

UK startup Biovate Hygienics is claiming an industry first following the launch of its ‘Zero Compromise’ range of plastic-free paperRead More »

Cleaning

Outernet London Awards Cleaning Contract

Outernet London, the Capital’s newest immersive entertainment district, has appointed Cleanology as cleaning service provider. Bring cultural and retail experiencesRead More »

Opinion

Why Proposed Standards for a UK Cleaning Apprenticeship are Essential

Jim Melvin, Chairman of the British Cleaning Council (BCC), comments as proposals for an Apprenticeship Levy funded industry-wide training schemeRead More »

News

Growing Bidvest Noonan Transport Sector Business Recruits Operations Director

Bidvest Noonan has announced Stephen Taylor as the Director of Operations for its Transport Solutions business unit which launched inRead More »

Marketplace

Truvox International Launches Valet Dual Motor Upright

Truvox International has launched its new Valet Dual Motor Upright high-performance commercial upright vacuum cleaner. The robust machine is idealRead More »

Cleaning

Royal Surrey Hospital and Medrest Recognised with ‘Exemplar Site Status’

Compass Group healthcare business Medirest and its partner, Royal Surrey Hospital, have been awarded ‘Exemplar’ site status, for the earlyRead More »

Cleaning

All-Party Parliamentary Group Calls for New Cleaning Standards Following Pandemic

A new report by MPs in the United Kingdom into the role of cleaning and hygiene during the Covid-19 pandemicRead More »

Cleaning

BCC Calls on Cleaning Sector to Pay Real Living Wage

To mark Living Wage Week in the United Kingdom, the British Cleaning Council (BCC) is renewing calls for cleaning andRead More »

Blog

Reducing Cleaning Energy Costs

Lynne Snoding, Diversey’s sector marketing manager for Food Service & BSC in the UK and Ireland, provides guidance on reducingRead More »

Cleaning

British Cleaning Council Condemns Home Secretary for ‘Out of Touch’ Comments On Migrant Workers

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has branded recent comments on migrant workers made by Home Secretary Suella Braverman as beingRead More »

Cleaning

Cleaning Industry Calls for UK Government Support Ahead of Winter Flu and Covid-19 Resurgence

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) is warning continuing staff shortages in the cleaning, hygiene and waste sector will amplify theRead More »

Cleaning

BCC Hits Out at UK Opposition Parties

Angry and disappointed cleaning and hygiene industry leaders have hit out after opposition parties so far avoided meeting with themRead More »

Cleaning

Postponement of APPG Inquiry into UK Cleaning and Hygiene Industry

The remaining two sessions of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Cleaning and Hygiene Industry inquiry into the roleRead More »

Cleaning

Biovate Hygienics Launches Catering Ranges with Bidfood

Next-gen biological and ecological cleaning products manufacturer Biovate Hygienics has launched new product ranges targeted at caterers with Bidfood, oneRead More »

Cleaning

Diversey Presents Derrycourt with Special Sustainability Award

A special sustainability award presented to Derrycourt, one of Ireland’s leading contract cleaning and facilities management businesses, by Diversey recognisesRead More »

Cleaning

Pinnacle Group Regains Community Housing Contract

Solihull Community Housing (SCH) which operates housing services on behalf of Solihull Council in England’s West Midlands has selected PinnacleRead More »

Cleaning

Green Cleaning Products Manufacturer Appoints Alliance Scotland as Exclusive Country Distributor

GreenTeck Global have signed a five-year partnership with Alliance Scotland for distribution of its  innovative range of natural cleaning solutionsRead More »

Best Practice

The Commonwealth Games: Saving Time and Labour with Targeted Hygiene Protocols

Dr Lisa Ackerley, CEnvH, FRSPH, Director of Medical and Scientific Engagement – Hygiene at Reckitt, explains how the development ofRead More »

Cleaning

Parr FM Secures Place on New £800m NHS Hard FM Framework Agreement

UK facility services provider Parr Facilities Management (Parr FM) which operates offices in Manchester, Glasgow and Belfast, has been namedRead More »

Cleaning

UK Government Snubs Cleaning Industry Request to Discuss Sue Gray Report Findings

Business leaders from the UK’s cleaning and hygiene sector have hit out over the government’s failure to engage properly withRead More »

Cleaning

Bringing Flexibility to Hospital Infection Control

Diversey Holdings consider the wide range of solutions that can be deployed to prevent infection in healthcare facilities. Healthcare housekeepingRead More »

Cleaning

An Open Letter to Simon Case from Cleaning Industry Leaders in the United Kingdom

British Cleaning Council (BCC) chairman Jim Melvin has requested a meeting with UK Cabinet Secretary and Head of the CivilRead More »

Cleaning

Protecting Hotel Guests from Infection

Diversey’s new Degragerm 24 Shield helps hotels prevent the spread of Covid-19 and other infections by enabling on-going surface disinfectionRead More »

Cleaning

Sue Gray Report: Anger Over Finding Downing Street Cleaning Staff Treated with ‘Contempt’

Jim Melvin, Chairman of the British Cleaning Council (BCC), comments on the mistreatment of cleaning and security staff identified byRead More »

Cleaning

Lessons in Hygiene from COP26

Dr Lisa Ackerley, CEnvH, FRSPH, Director of Medical and Scientific Engagement and Hygiene at Reckitt, shares insights into what brandsRead More »

Appointments

Incentive QAS Strengthens Business Development Team

Incentive QAS has appointed Bryan Haley as business development manager. Haley will manage all new bids and business opportunities in a roleRead More »

Cleaning

Eurostar Multi-service Contract

Churchill Group is delivering train presentation, depot cleaning, office cleaning and visitor minibus services in London under a five-year £20Read More »

Cleaning

Touchscreen & Kiosk Hygiene & Disinfection

Donna Mitchell, Sector Marketing Manager for Hospitality at Diversey, UK & Ireland, comments on the need for vigilance in maintainingRead More »

Cleaning

Why Gyms are Driving Demand for Cleaning Products

Sam Greaves, managing director of the Cleenol Group, considers the impact of demand for fitness facilities on the cleaning productsRead More »

Cleaning

Protecting a Shopping Mall from Covid-19 and Other Pathogens

Incentive FM have applied an innovative antimicrobial coating from Nordic Chem at out-of-town shopping and leisure centre, The Mall atRead More »

Cleaning

BCC Joins Employers Initiative on Domestic Abuse

The British Cleaning Council has joined the Employers Initiative on Domestic Abuse (EIDA) which helps businesses identify and support victimsRead More »

Cleaning

Aldermary House Cleaning Contract

Incentive QAS has been awarded a three-year cleaning contract at Aldermary House, the City of London headquarters of one ofRead More »

Cleaning

European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2022

Incentive FM has been shortlisted for the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2022, which will take place at the HotelRead More »

Best Practice

Sustainable Cleaning and the Covid-19 Pandemic

Global hygiene products manufacturer Diversey Holdings considers some of the lessons learnt by businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic. Businesses largeRead More »

Cleaning

Why Real-time Data is Essential for Efficient Cleaning

Dan Teare, sector director for the mpro5 field service management platform from Crimson Tide, explains how data can unlock valueRead More »

Cleaning

British Cleaning Council Consultation on Sector-wide Apprenticeship Levy Scheme

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) is urging employers, training operatives and providers and assessment organisations operating in the cleaning andRead More »

Cleaning

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Extends Global ISS Partnership

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has extended its contract with ISS for the provision of integrated facilities management services to AugustRead More »

Cleaning

ESS, DIO Scoop Collaborative Working Award

Compass Group business ESS Defence and the UK’s Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) have won the Institute for Collaborative Working ServiceRead More »

Cleaning

Golden Service Awards Finalists

The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) has announced the finalists for the Kimberly-Clark Professional™ Golden Service Awards 2022. DubbedRead More »

Cleaning

ABM Receives UK Aviation Accreditation

12.11.2021, 15:52 ABM Receives UK Aviation Accreditation ABM has been awarded in-flight supplier accreditation by the United Kingdom’s Civil AviationRead More »

Blog

Cleaning Fitness Facilities in the New Normal

25.10.2021, 14:47 Cleaning Fitness Facilities in the New Normal As users of gyms and fitness centres adjust to the requirementsRead More »

Appointments

BCC Elects Chairman and Deputy Chair

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has elected a new Chairman and Deputy Chair at its recent Annual General Meeting. JimRead More »

Cleaning

Supporting the Circular Economy with Equipment Recycling

05.07.2021, 12:28 Supporting the Circular Economy with Equipment Recycling Wessex Cleaning Equipment is claiming an industry-first following the introduction ofRead More »

Cleaning

Railway Cleaning Partnership Shortlisted for UK Award

30.06.2021, 21:38 Railway Cleaning Partnership Shortlisted for UK Award London North Eastern Railway (LNER) and cleaning partner Atalian Servest haveRead More »

Cleaning

Perceptions of Clean in Healthcare

24.06.2021, 15:21 Perceptions of Clean in Healthcare Donna Mitchell, Sector Marketing Manager, Healthcare, Diversey, UK & Ireland, explains why theRead More »

Appointments

Appointment of Director of Cleaning Services

07.06.2021, 15:30 Appointment of Director of Cleaning Services Mitie has welcomed British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) Chair, Lorraine Davis,Read More »

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