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Industry-leading magazine Cleaning Matters is asking YOU - its readers - for your predictions on what the future holds for the cleaning industry.

From the latest technologies to the evolution of practice in cleaning, have your say on the most important trends shaping our industry by taking our brief survey.

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Cleaning November 2017


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


Loo of the Year Awards
St Johns Hotel, Solihull
8th December 2017
The Health & Safety Event 2018
The Health & Safety Event
NEC, Birmingham
10th - 12th April 2018
The Facilities Event
NEC, Birmingham
10th - 12th April 2018
The Fire Safety Event
NEC, Birmingham
10th - 12th April 2018
The Safety & Health Excellence Awards 2018
Safety & Health Excellence Awards
VOX, Birmingham
11th April 2018
NEC, Birmingham
6th - 7th November 2018


Have your say in our survey: The Future of Cleaning

Industry-leading magazine Cleaning Matters has launched a survey that asks its readers to share their thoughts and opinions on what the future holds for the cleaning sector.

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The Facilities Event announces first speakers

The Facilities Event will deliver its strongest, most practical training and education offering on 10th-12th April 2018 at the NEC Birmingham.

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Company fined £880k after 'horrific' fatality of cleaner

A recycling company has been fined £880,000, and two people have been given a suspended prison sentence after the death of an agency worker who was drawn into machinery while cleaning in the area.

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ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam changes name as ISSA alliance ends

RAI Amsterdam - the venue for Europe's leading professional cleaning exhibition ISSA/INTERCLEAN - and ISSA who co-hosted the event - have "come to the decision to end their alliance and pursue separate ventures," according to a statement from the RAI. This means the title of the show has been officially changed to Interclean Amsterdam with immediate effect.

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Finalists announced for the Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards 2018

The organisers of the Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards, which recognise excellence in the cleaning industry, have announced the finalists for 2018.

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Commercial drivers win the right to spend a penny

Transport union Unite has won a long–running campaign giving delivery drivers the right to use the toilets at a business where they are making deliveries.

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TSA report: "Brexit deal must include flexible immigration"

The Textile Services Association (TSA), the trade association representing small and industrial-sized laundry firms, is calling on the Government to ensure that during and beyond any Brexit transitional deal, a flexible immigration system is introduced to ensure continued access to labour from the European Union. This must be coupled with minimal import tariffs for industrial equipment and cleaning chemicals.

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New appointments at the British Cleaning Council

The British Cleaning Council (BCC), which represents over 20 national trade and membership associations linked to the UK's cleaning, hygiene and waste management sectors, has officially welcomed several new Council member representatives to new roles across both its main board and its finance and policy committee.

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Perfect peppermint from Evans Vanodine

Evans Vanodine's popular multi-task cleaner, Spray & Wipe, now has a pleasing peppermint fragrance.

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Kaivac opens new corporate campus to support major sales growth

Kaivac, developers of the No-Touch Cleaning and OmniFlex cleaning systems, has marked a milestone in its corporate history. The company moved on 9th October 2017 to a new, multi-building corporate campus.

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A commitment to standards: the motivation behind members of the CHSA's Accreditation Schemes

Providing feedback on their motivation for membership, members of the CHSA Accreditation Schemes for Distributors, Soft Tissue, Plastic Refuse Sacks and Industrial Cotton Mops universally cited their commitment to standards. They acknowledged the success of the CHSA in sustaining standards, in particular, welcoming the launch of the Accreditation Scheme for Distributors in January this year as a significant step forward.

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GreenZone on the way to green glory

GreenZone Cleaning & Support Services are delighted to have won a Green Apple Environment Award in the international campaign to find the greenest companies, councils and communities.

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How to redefine your RoI through smarter innovation

Rawlins offers interactive guide for specifiers: Clients and cleaning contractors looking for innovative equipment and methods that deliver better results can now consult a new guide focused on 'return on innovation'.

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TCFM and Remploy partnership wins prestigious PFM award

TC Facilities Management, who provide a range of FM services to some of the UK's most recognisable companies, and Remploy, the UK's leading disability employment specialist, have won the Partners in CSR (Charitable and Social Enterprise) category at the highly respected Premises and Facilities Management awards 2017.

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ICE acquires Reintec and TecServ

Cleaning equipment and services provider Industrial Cleaning Equipment (ICE) has acquired 100% of the Reintec and TecServ businesses.

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Poll shows millennials are least likely age group to recycle

Results from a new poll have quashed the myth that young people are more environmentally conscious than older generations.

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