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A recent study has analysed the wages of cleaners around Europe and found the UK 11th in the overall rankings.

Luxembourg, Belgium and Finland took the top 3 spots respectively. However, politically unstable Ukraine took the bottom spot with one of the highest unemployment rates to match.

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Cleaning September 2017


Cleaning Matters Special Report : Hospitals, Healthcare & The Cleaning Industry


NEC, Birmingham
12th - 14th September 2017
The BICSc Awards
Whittlebury Hall Hotel, Northamptonshire
14th September 2017
CMS Berlin
Berlin, Germany
19th - 22nd September 2017
Health & Safety North 2017
Health & Safety North
EventCity, Manchester
10th - 11th October 2017
Fire Safety North 2017
Fire Safety North
EventCity, Manchester
10th - 11th October 2017
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards
Parco Dei Principi Grand Hotel, Rome, Italy
9th November 2017
Loo of the Year Awards
St Johns Hotel, Solihull
8th December 2017
The Safet & Health Excellence Awards 2018
Safety & Health Excellence Awards
VOX, Birmingham
11th April 2018


UK outside Europe top 10 for average cleaning salaries

Cleaners earn more in 10 other European countries than they do in the United Kingdom, according to the latest research.

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University cleaning staff trained to spot students at risk from extremism

Universities are training cleaning staff to eavesdrop on students who may be at risk of radicalisation by terrorists, it has emerged.

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NHS Trust achieves ISSA CIMS accreditation

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, part of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, has recently achieved accreditation to the Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS).

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The Hill Club returns for its 'September Soiree'

The Hill Club, the exclusive UK-wide networking organisation - specifically held for cleaning and associated industry professionals, will return to London for its 'September Soiree Networking Event' on Thursday 28th September 2017 from 17:00 to 21:00 (BST).

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Time is running out to enter the 2018 Golden Service Awards

The 2018 Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards is open for entries until Monday 2nd October.

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Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit Europe agenda unveiled

The upcoming Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit will feature bio-based surfactants, ethical labels, green formulations, and marketing developments.

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BTA welcomes new Public Health Bill for Wales

The British Toilet Association (BTA) has been actively involved in the new Public Health (Wales) Bill which has now been passed by the Welsh Assembly and has achieved Royal Assent.

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Keynote speakers to deliver heavyweight debates at RWM 2017

After a year of dramatic political, social and environmental changes, RWM 2017 is promising meaningful debate over the policies and strategies impacting the Energy, Renewables and Water industries by senior figures from across the public and private sectors.

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Tork offers support for firms taking the leap into data-driven cleaning

Tork has issued a guide offering practical support for other companies seeking to stay ahead of the game with data-driven cleaning.

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Reducing the pressure - Why hiring cleaning equipment can provide a Clean Sweep of benefits

Steve Dennis, managing director of Clean Sweep UK, explains why, whether it is a scrubber dryer or pressure washer, there are real gains to be made by hiring cleaning equipment.

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Last chance to book tickets for The BICSc Annual Awards, Education Programme and Exhibition 2017

Join the British Institute of Cleaning Science for a day of celebration and networking at The BICSc Annual Awards, Education Programme and Exhibition on 14 September 2017.

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Changing the way we think about garbage

The worldwide production of plastic has increased twenty times over the past fifty years. Currently 311 million tons of plastic is produced each year.

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Aspen Pumps takes market by storm

Aspen Pumps, the UK's market leader in condensate removal pumps and accessories, is proud to announce the launch of Storm Chemicals, a new range of innovative products designed to clean and maintain Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) equipment.

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Chicopee to showcase innovative microfibre products at healthcare expo

Chicopee, a leading brand of professional cleaning materials, will showcase its innovative microfibre range at this year's Healthcare Estates Exhibition in Manchester in October.

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Enhance Office Cleaning Limited committed to Makita back-pack vacuum cleaners

Makita back-pack vacuum cleaners are now part of the inventory of Enhance Office Cleaning Limited, Bromley, Kent, a specialist commercial cleaning company.

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Q&A with Nationwide's new Chief Executive, Darren Broad

Q: What have you been focusing on since taking over as Chief Executive in April?
A: My priority since taking over as Chief Executive was to visit each of the 19 Shareholder businesses to develop my understanding of the Group in terms of capability and culture but to also understand the challenges that we're facing and how we respond to these.

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A training revolution - cleaner engagement through training

This year UhUb quietly launched into the market place with a new training solution.

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