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Welcome to the latest e-newsletter from Cleaning Matters.

The next few months will be a busy time for UK cleaning professionals. Not only will the Cleaning Show be taking place on 14-16 March at London's ExCeL but Facilities Management 2017 will return to the NEC in Birmingham on 21-23 March, as the UK's only event for the facilities industry outside of London.

Western Business Exhibitions has also announced the launch of Cleaning Scotland - Scotland's only dedicated event for cleaning and hygiene services professionals - on 3-4 May 2017 at the SEC, Glasgow.

The inaugural event will deliver free educational seminars curated by Cleaning Matters on best practice as well as advice for visitors. It will be supported by a comprehensive exhibition showcasing the latest products and services.

Finally, Cleaning Matters has just published its Special Report: 'Brexit & the Cleaning Industry', which can be viewed online here.

Read the full story right along with a selection of the latest news and products from

Catherine Hackett
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Cleaning March 2017


Cleaning March Special Report : Brexit And The Cleaning Matters


The Cleaning Show
Excel, London
14th - 16th March 2017
Facilities Management 2017
NEC, Birmingham
21st - 23rd March 2017
The Health & Safety Event
NEC, Birmingham
21st - 23rd March 2017
Maintec 2017
NEC, Birmingham
21st - 23rd March 2017
The Fire Safety Event
NEC, Birmingham
21st - 23rd March 2017
World Of Clean


Cleaning Scotland event coming to Glasgow

Cleaning Matters will bring together leading experts to present a series of topical educational seminars at Cleaning Scotland, which launches at the SEC, Glasgow on 3 - 4 May 2017.

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Cleaning Matters survey shows impact of Brexit on cleaning industry

82% of cleaning professionals think the UK post-Brexit should be able to easily hire EU nationals to work in the cleaning industry, a Cleaning Matters survey has revealed. However, only one third (37%) thought it was very likely or likely to happen.

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WHO identifies the most dangerous superbugs

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a list of what it deems are the 12 "priority pathogens" posing the greatest threat to human health.

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BCC releases new industry trends report

The cleaning industry contributes over £24 billion to the UK economy according to the latest figures released by the British Cleaning Council (BCC).

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Facilities Management 2017 achieves CPD accreditation

Western Business Exhibitions has announced its Facilities Management 2017 seminar programme has been CPD-certified. For the first time, all those who attend Facilities Management seminar sessions will earn Continuing Professional Development points.

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Cleaning Matters partners with The Hill Club at the Cleaning Show 2017

The Hill Club, the cleaning industry networking event organisation, has partnered with Cleaning Matters, as the industry's leading media publication, to host its next event at the Cleaning Show.

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Report reveals trends shaping the global workplace in 2017

Sodexo, a world leader in quality of life services including cleaning and maintenance, has released its 2017 Global Workplace Trends report, detailing the most critical factors affecting the world's workers and employers. The report is an insightful tool for employers navigating the changing workplace to push toward success.

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Labour shortages reported as EU workers head home

Labour and skills shortages are starting to bite in UK sectors which employ a high number of EU nationals, according to the latest Labour Market Outlook from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and staffing firm The Adecco Group.

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Health and safety tops agenda at The Cleaning Show 2017

With 27.3 million days lost due to work-related ill health or injury in the UK last year, health and safety will be top of the agenda at this year's Cleaning Show, (14-16 March, ExCeL, London).

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Hunt for CHSA's 2017 undergraduate scholars begins: up to three bursaries available

Following the successful re-introduction of its Undergraduate Bursary, the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) has expanded the Bursary: there will be up to three lucky winners in 2017.

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LEVIY to launch Big Data at the London Cleaning Show

Leading cleaning & facilities management software innovator LEVIY has announced that it will launch its new Big Data module at the London Cleaning Show in March 2017, helping cleaning companies become more efficient and competitive.

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Chequers turns 30: Family cleaning and maintenance company hits milestone

Chequers Contract Services has all the more reason to celebrate the start of the New Year. 2017 marks 30 years since the cleaning and facilities management company was formed by two brothers, Gary and Paul Jeal in Croydon.

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Finalists in 2017 Gatwick Diamond Business Awards

Cleankill Pest Control is delighted to announce it has been named as a finalist in the 2017 Gatwick Diamond Business Awards.

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The importance of housekeeping and delivering outstanding guest satisfaction: A free webinar presented by Ecolab

Ninety per cent of travellers avoid hotels labelled as 'dirty' and a single negative online review can cost a hotel over 30 customers! In addition, 80 per cent of travellers are concerned about finding bed bugs in a hotel and 12 per cent of travellers have altered or cancelled trips due to concerns about bed bugs.

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Spill response at your service

Kaivac's all new OmniFlex SUV system is a grab-and-go cleaning system perfect for cleaning up spills - liquid as well as many dry spills - in stores, schools, hallways, name it.

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New cup bin meets the challenge

EnvirocupXL is a new cup collection and recycling bin from Leafield Environmental that can accommodate every size of disposable cup up to the 103mm diameter cups popularised by major high street coffee house chains.

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Nationwide Hygiene Group - Defining the market for 30 years

Nationwide Hygiene Group celebrated their 30-year milestone in 2016 with a proud feeling of a journey full of achievement.

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WoolSafe Academy launches 7 new courses in 2017

In 2017 the WoolSafe Academy launched no fewer than seven new courses aimed at helping professional cleaners improve their skill set, expand their portfolio of services and increase their income streams.

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