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The uncertainty over Brexit could put textile services such as laundries and dry cleaners under pressure from labour shortages and cause prices to accelerate for many customers.

That's according to the Textile Services Association (TSA), the trade association for the textile services industry, which has released a new report on Industry Employment Trends for 2017.

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Cleaning September 2017


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


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


Growth in textile services at risk from Brexit uncertainty, says TSA

The Textile Services Association (TSA), the trade association for commercial laundry, dry cleaning & textile rental industries, has published its report on Industry Employment Trends for 2017.

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Health & Safety North: The biggest and best yet

The Health & Safety Events are the fastest growing suite of exhibitions and conferences in the UK. To accommodate growing attendance numbers Health & Safety North has moved from Bolton to the larger EventCity venue in Manchester, where it is expected to attract 2000 visitors and 200 exhibitors. Cleaning Matters provides you with a preview of what you can expect.

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CMS Berlin sets new attendance record

The International Cleaning Trade Fair CMS Berlin 2017 - Cleaning.Management.Services. welcomed 23,000 industry representatives from more than 70 countries, including 18,300 trade visitors from every branch of the cleaning sector, from 19 to 22 September.

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The winners of the 2017 BICSc Annual Awards

The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) announced the winners of its 2017 Annual Awards in a special presentation ceremony on 14th September at Whittlebury Hall Hotel and Spa in Northamptonshire.

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BICSc Northern Ireland awards 'Cleaning Operative of the Year'

The BICSc Northern Ireland Branch "Cleaning Operative of the Year" awards were held in the Banqueting Hall in Belfast City Hall, on Thursday 7th September 2017.

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Waste and recycling industry told to clean up by regulator

Companies and people working in the waste and recycling industry are being told they must pay closer attention to how they manage workplace risk or face serious penalties.

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Diversey becomes standalone company as acquisition completes

The acquisition of Diversey from Sealed Air Corporation by Bain Capital Private Equity Firm is complete.

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Cleaning services company morphs into social enterprise

Cordant Group, which offers services including recruitment, cleaning, security and technical electrical services, has announced its new status as a social enterprise.

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Demand for UV disinfection equipment expected to grow

The worldwide demand for ultraviolet (UV) disinfection equipment is expected to grow 7.9 per cent per year to US$1.5 billion by 2021, according to a new study from industry market research firm The Freedonia Group, Inc.

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Shortlist released for European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2017

The finalists in the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2017 have been announced. The awards recognise standards of excellence in the professional cleaning sector Europe-wide and the winners will be announced at a gala dinner at the Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel in Rome on 9 November.

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Cleaning difficult floors without using harmful chemicals

Green cleaning with Zero3. TomCat's on board and on demand Aqueous Ozone System.

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New CEO at Nilfisk with strong background in technology and innovation

Hans Henrik Lund on 1st August 2017 has taken up his position as new CEO for Nilfisk, a leading global player in the professional cleaning industry.

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Clean Sweep take their branding to a hire level

Clean Sweep Hire, formally Clean Sweep UK, have announced a new corporate logo, reflecting the direction of the company, as well as its vision for the cleaning equipment market for the future.

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iVo Power Brush XL - for hard floor details & stairs

Have trouble cleaning the edges of floors or staircases? You're not alone! These are the main reasons that the iVo Power Brush XL is so much loved. It is a powerful yet lightweight scrubbing tool that can be used for a huge variety of scrubbing tasks.

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New sales manager at Evans Vanodine

Evans Vanodine International has recently welcomed a new member to their UK team. Nicky Biggart joined Evans at the beginning of August, as UK janitorial sales manager, taking over the role from John Whittingham.

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Popular heritage bin has new suit of clothes

Leafield Environmental's Square Heritage hooded litter bin is being re-launched with a host of new features but still maintaining the traditional style that has made it so popular.

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Cleans carpet deeper and faster - and leaves them drier!

The best-selling Sapphire Scientific HOSS 700 from Legend Brands Europe is designed to deliver cleaner, drier carpets with your truckmount or your extractor.

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Chequers chosen for Parliamentary Review

Chequers Contract Services have contributed their knowledge and experience to the 2017 Parliamentary Review, in the Construction and Engineering Edition.

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RPC bpi refuse enhances sales team with key appointment

Ian Griffiths is the newly appointed business development manager at RPC bpi refuse.

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TC Security Services retain top 2% position three years in a row

TC Security Services, part of TC Facilities Management (TCFM), have once again been placed in the top 2% of all SIA listed companies within the Approved Contractor Scheme in the UK.

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