Cleaning

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Protecting the UK’s Health and Wealth

The British Cleaning Council’s ‘mini-manifesto’ focuses on how supporting the cleaning, hygiene and waste sectors can help the next governmentRead More »

UK & Ireland

Department for Transport Awards £297 IFM Contract

The United Kingdom’s Department for Transport (DfT) has selected Mitie to deliver a new, seven-year integrated facilities management contract atRead More »

UK & Ireland

Mitie Launches Cleaning Hygiene Operative Apprenticeships

Mitie has enrolled 20 learners on a new Cleaning Hygiene Operative Level 2 apprenticeship programme. The scheme offers specialised trainingRead More »

UK & Ireland

Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards

ABM was the recipient of three Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards at a ceremony in the London Hilton Hotel onRead More »

Letters to the Editor

Letters: Labour’s Proposed Growth and Skills Levy

Kelly Dolphin, SBFM people and culture director, comments on plans by the Labour Party to ‘shake-up’ apprenticeship funding in theRead More »

Blog

Why the FM Industry Should Fear Labour’s Proposed Employment Law Revolution

Cleanology CEO Dominic Ponniah takes aim at new proposals on labour reform from the UK’s main opposition party, arguing theRead More »

United Kingdom

James Hutton Institute Awards Soft Services Contract

Contract caterer Elior UK will deliver catering, hospitality and cleaning services at two sites operated by The James Hutton InstituteRead More »

United Kingdom

UK Cleaning and Hygiene Businesses Encouraged to Support The Hygiene Bank

Cleaning and hygiene sector firms have been thanked for supporting The Hygiene Bank – with more now being urged toRead More »

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

Catering

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 & Hygiene

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 »

Catering

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 »

Appointments

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

commercial property

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 »

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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 & Hygiene

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 & Hygiene

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 »

Appointments

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 & Hygiene

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 & Hygiene

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 & Hygiene

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 & Hygiene

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 & Hygiene

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 & Hygiene

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 & Hygiene

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 »

Catering

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 & Hygiene

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 & Hygiene

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 & Hygiene

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 & Hygiene

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 & Hygiene

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 & Hygiene

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 & Hygiene

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 & Hygiene

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 & Hygiene

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 & Hygiene

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 & Hygiene

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 & Hygiene

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 & Hygiene

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 & Hygiene

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 & Hygiene

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 & Hygiene

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 & Hygiene

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 & Hygiene

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 & Hygiene

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 »

Catering

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 »

Catering

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 »

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