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In the wake of Carillion's collapse the government is to launch a £12bn tender for cleaning and maintenance services at schools, hospitals and in other public buildings.

The move is part of a concerted effort to give one third of all public sector work to SMEs by 2020. Individual contract details have yet to be published but tender documents reveal that values could range from £500m to £1.4bn.

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Government launches £12bn tender for cleaning contracts

The government has announced a £12bn tender for cleaning and maintenance services in the public sector.

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British Airways attacked for lack of cleanliness

A leading London gallery owner has unleashed a barrage of criticism at BA's cleaning standards.

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Toilet paper firm fined following severed finger

A toilet roll manufacturer has been forced to pay £120,000 after an "avoidable accident".

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Hospital cleaning would be brought into public hands under Labour

Labour's Baroness Chakrabarti says hospital cleaning and other "life and death" services should be returned to public hands, and would be under a Labour government.

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Qatar to jail litterers

Strict new hygiene laws have taken effect in Qatar.

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Rats invade Paris

A mass build-up of rats in the French capital has sparked a debate over cleanliness.

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One fifth of construction sites have inadequate toilets

A survey of over 3,500 Unite members working in the construction sector has found that many are forced to endure substandard toilets and washroom facilities.

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Estonia aiming to clean up the world

An Estonian cleaning initiative is attempting to bring together people in 150 countries for a worldwide clean-up on 15th September.

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Carillion liquidation threatens thousands of jobs

Carillion, the UK's second largest construction firm, has entered compulsory liquidation.

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BCC announce Jongbloet appointment

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has announced the appointment of Patrick Jongbloet.

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Korean cleaners occupy university

Staff are occupying a Korean university to protest restructuring.

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Safe, simple washdowns

Providing a reliable source of hot water, delivered at the correct temperature and pressure makes the CSF Steam Water Mixer the safe and easy-to-use device for most cleaning, or wash down applications.

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Equipment hire solutions

The cleaning industry is experiencing its greatest rate of change to date, with an increasing ‘minimum wage’, difficulties in finding enough quality cleaners and the increasing demands from customers.

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Business partner wanted for Battersea firm

Are you interested in investing in an ambitious new cleaning and services provider? After 15 years experience in the cleaning industry I recently founded Bluebird Facilities and am actively seeking an accomplished business partner.

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New appointment natural next step at Bio-Productions

Bio-Productions have welcomed Linda Nardizzi to their team as national account manager this month.

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Professionals gather in Amsterdam

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Cleaning Products Europe will bring together key players from across the household and industrial cleaning products supply chain to discuss the challenges, opportunities and the rising consumer demands across the cleaning product life cycle; from raw material to shelf.

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Why 9,854,955 B2 Has a Certain Ring to It for Kaivac

On 2nd January 2018, Kaivac welcomed the new year with a notice from the U.S. Patent Office. Their OmniFlex Crossover Cleaning System has been awarded a new patent, number 9,854,955 B2 to be precise.

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Recycling waves

New from Leafield Environmental is the Finbin Wave series, a stylish recycling/waste bin collection that is proving ideal in many locations such as shopping malls, airport terminals, galleries, museums, hotels, entertainment complexes, etc.

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Major biomass cleaning project

Quirepace has designed and installed six central vacuum cleaning and bulk removal systems for one of the largest biomass projects in a UK power station conversion.

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Environmental recognition

RPC bpi recycled products has won a Green Apple Environment Award 2017 in recognition of its best practices.

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Refreshed website

TC Facilities Management (TCFM) is inviting visitors to explore its website, recently refreshed to offer a more engaging experience with improved navigation and functionality.

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New CEO appointment

Trojan Battery has announced the appointment of Neil Thomas as president and chief executive officer (CEO) for Trojan Battery, succeeding Jeff Elder. Elder, who has announced his retirement, will be available as a consultant to the company and will continue to be an investor in Trojan Battery.

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