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Lessons in Hygiene from COP26

Dr Lisa Ackerley, CEnvH, FRSPH, Director of Medical and Scientific Engagement and Hygiene at Reckitt, shares insights into what brands can learn from the hygiene protocols she helped develop for COP26. The first UK lockdown – announced on 23 March, 2020 in a televised press conference – may seem a distant memory, but its legacy looks set to remain for…

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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 role that will involve ownership of the company’s CRM system and Incentive QAS tender platforms. He joins Incentive QAS from GSF where he held a variety of roles over a 13-year period, most recently  heading up business development across the UK…

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Eurostar Multi-service Contract

Churchill Group is delivering train presentation, depot cleaning, office cleaning and visitor minibus services in London under a five-year £20 million contract with international high-speed rail service operator, Eurostar. Execution of the contract began in 2021, following a six-week technical implementation period under an interim transformation manager who was recruited to oversee key implementation milestones. Dedicated teams at London’s St…

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Touchscreen & Kiosk Hygiene & Disinfection

Donna Mitchell, Sector Marketing Manager for Hospitality at Diversey, UK & Ireland, comments on the need for vigilance in maintaining kiosk hygiene in the next normal. Self-service touchscreens and kiosks are increasingly popular in retail and hospitality. In these settings they are going to be touched by a lot of different people in quick succession and that present a headache…

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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 products market following the pandemic. In the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic we saw a rapid increase in the use of cleaning and disinfection products as individuals and organisations stepped up hygiene practices to prevent the spread of the virus.…

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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 at Cribbs Causeway, near Bristol.     Independently certified to prevent the spread of harmful pathogens including the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus for a period of up to 90 days with a single application, the coating supplements regular touchpoint cleaning by Incentive cleaning…

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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 victims of domestic violence and psychological abuse, and is calling on companies in the cleaning sector to support the initiative. Figures show one-in-four women, and one-in-six men in the United Kingdom, will experience domestic abuse in their lifetimes. EIDA memberships gives…

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Aldermary House Cleaning Contract

Incentive QAS has been awarded a three-year cleaning contract at Aldermary House, the City of London headquarters of one of the UK’s leading independent property management agencies following a competitive tender. The contract, which has been added to the property agent’s main framework agreement, will see the facility services provider deliver morning cleaning and a daytime housekeeping services, including washroom…

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European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2022

Incentive FM has been shortlisted for the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2022, which will take place at the Hotel Le Plaza in Brussels on 28th April. The prestigious awards have recognised Incentive FM in the Excellence in Client Contractor Relationships category, for its work with British Land at Beaumont Leys Shopping Centre in Leicester.   Glenn Wilson, Director – Retail &…

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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 large and small rushed to introduce additional and stricter cleaning and hygiene processes during the Covid-19 pandemic. The overriding requirement has been to protect customers and staff while also providing additional reassurance by cleaning more frequently and more visibly. Ready-to-use products…

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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 value during cleaning operations. The pandemic has been an eye-opening experience, with millions of us now questioning just how clean our everyday environment is. In a time when personal health should be a number one priority, public hygiene levels are under…

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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 and hygiene sector to have their say on proposals for an Apprenticeship Levy accredited industry-wide training programme and apprenticeship. Consultation on proposals for the Cleaning Hygiene Operative apprenticeship opens today, Wednesday 26 January, and runs to Friday 18 February. Stakeholders should…

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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 August 2027.Initially awarded in 2008, the contract provides for technical maintenance, facilities maintenance and repair, catering and hospitality, landscaping, cleaning, helpdesk and shuttle services at over 170 HPI offices and production sites in 51 countries. Troels Bjerg, ISS Group COO, comments:…

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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 Service Sector Award. The award recognises teams that excel in improving service delivery through a collaborative approach. It marks the successful relationship between ESS and DIO in the delivery of three large Defence Soft FM contracts in the East, South West…

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Golden Service Awards Finalists

The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) has announced the finalists for the Kimberly-Clark Professional™ Golden Service Awards 2022. Dubbed the ‘Oscars’ of the cleaning industry by their organisers, the awards recognise “excellence, performance and commitment” within cleaning and facilities management. An independent panel of judges from BICSc has shortlisted 59 finalists from 24 companies, with key criteria for selection…

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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 Aviation Authority (CAA) as it strengthens its aviation offering following the opening a new, 2,000 SF international distribution centre (IDC) at Manchester Airport.   The IDC is the second of its kind for ABM, following the opening of the first centre…

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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 requirements of the post-Covid-19 environment, adopting a systematic and standards-based approach to hygiene can yield safety dividends for facility owners and operators. Establish a cleaning schedule Implementing a cleaning schedule is essential for ensuring your fitness facility remains clean and virus free at…

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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. Jim Melvin, Group Chief Executive of Exclusive Services Group who has served as Deputy BCC Chairman for two years takes over as Chair from Paul Thrupp. The meeting also elected a new Deputy Chair, Delia Cannings, who has been a BCC…

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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 of a janitorial machine recycling program which sends nothing to landfill. Millions of tonnes of plastics are used and thrown away in the UK every year, with a large majority making its way to landfill sites where they continue to pollute…

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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 have been named finalists for the Public Sector category of this year’s Professional Facilities Management ‘Partners in Cleaning’ awards.   The company’s inclusion in the list of finalists recognises the achievement of a team of 360 specialists cleaning operatives who have…

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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 the perception of cleanliness can be as important a consideration for hospital patients and their visitors as the quality of medical care. Cleaning teams in hospitals and care homes put a huge amount of effort into their housekeeping operations. The aim…

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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, as its Director of Cleaning Services. Davis has over 40 years’ experience in the cleaning industry, working in a number of operational and business development roles in complex environments, such as healthcare and education. In 2019, Davis was appointed to…

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L’OCCITANE Awards UK Cleaning Contract

25.03.2021, 14:33 L’OCCITANE Awards UK Cleaning Contract L’OCCITANE en Provence has selected Indepth Managed Services to deliver window cleaning services to 85 retail stores in the United Kingdom, and daily cleaning services at its UK head office in London and flagship Regent Street store. L’OCCITANE en Provence, commonly known as L’OCCITANE, is a retailer of luxury body, face, fragrances and…

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North West Anglia Hospitals Contract

24.03.2021, 11:41 North West Anglia Hospitals Contract Mitie has been awarded a new five-year contract to deliver facilities management and catering services at hospitals operated by North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust. The contract which is worth £4.2 million annually includes an extension option for up to a further two years, and will see the company add portering to its…

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Mitie Cleaning Team to Star on TV Show

17.03.2021, 16:40 Mitie Cleaning Team to Star on TV Show Mitie’s cleaning team based at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 will be featured in an upcoming episode of the ITV documentary series, Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport. Airing on Wednesday 17 March at 8pm, the episode will mark Mitie’s first appearance on the show, which goes behind the scenes at Heathrow, Britain’s biggest…

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Strong Role Models Key to Female Advancement

08.03.2021, 10:48 Strong Role Models Key to Female Advancement On International Women’s Day, women in the cleaning industry advocate the benefits of strong role models and sharing of experience. But at the end of the day, they say, success comes from hard work and excellence at work.   While women are increasingly visible at the helm of some of our…

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Acquisition of Hospital Cleaning and Disinfection Provider

01.03.2021, 11:11 Acquisition of Hospital Cleaning and Disinfection Provider The Dussmann Group has acquired Janus Group Vienna through its subsidiary, Dussmann Service Austria. The Janus Group, which employs 1,300 people, is a specialist provider of cleaning and disinfection services to healthcare facilities and offers a portfolio of services for sensitive areas such as operating theaters, Covid-19 intensive wards and cleanrooms. Janus…

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Reducing Downtime and Protecting Expensive Equipment

21.01.2021, 23:44 Reducing Downtime and Protecting Expensive Equipment Magnetic separators from Pell City, Alabama-based Douglas Manufacturing Co,. are helping to prevent downtime and protect expensive processing equipment used for purifying conveyed material.   The company’s solutions include permanent magnetic separators, electromagnetic separators, magnetic pulleys and metal detectors which are manufactured to meet or exceed all relevant industry standards, and engineered…

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Loo of the Year Awards 2020

08.12.2020, 17:56 Loo of the Year Awards 2020 Axis Cleaning and Support Services has added to its tally of Loo of the Year Awards, after being chosen as a recipient in six categories, including “UK Washroom Cleaner of the Year”. The awards celebrate the best washrooms in the UK as adjudged by their quality and consistency of cleanliness. Axis’ success…

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Every Vote Counts!

27.11.2020, 15:47 Every Vote Counts! The Federation of Window Cleaners is inviting cleaning and hygiene professionals in the UK to provide their backing for its nomination in the Best Membership Association category of the National Association Awards (NAA).   The annual NAA awards celebrate the hard work of associations, federations, chambers, societies and membership organisations across all sectors. Winners are…

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Remembering Patrick Jongbloet

13.11.2020, 12:26 Remembering Patrick Jongbloet The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has paid tribute to popular colleague and former member of its Secretariat, Patrick Jongbloet, who recently lost his gallant battle with cancer.   During a thirty-year career in three different industries, Patrick held various roles connected with facilities management, and will especially be remembered for his times at Eurotunnel in…

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