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BIFM Scotland chair Sandy McNaughton, Integral UK business development director Mark Whittaker, and NHS Grampian's Preston Gan have confirmed they will be joining the line-up of expert speakers at Facilities Scotland 2018. The event will take place at the SEC in Glasgow on 12th and 13th September.

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Cleaning July 2018


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


Health & Safety Scotland
SEC, Glasgow
12th - 13th September 2018
Fire Safety Scotland
SEC, Glasgow
12th - 13th September 2018
Facilities Scotland
SEC, Glasgow
12th - 13th September 2018
Hotel Facilities Management Expo
ExCel, London
25th & 26th September 2018
NEC, Birmingham
6th - 7th November 2018


Leading FM voices confirmed to speak at Facilities Scotland 2018

Facilities Scotland, the b2b exhibition dedicated to Scotland’s FM and workplace industry, has announced leading FM voices who will speak as part of the 2018 conference programme, when the show returns to the SEC, Glasgow on the 12 and 13 September 2018.

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British Cleaning Council welcomes BSA as new Council Member

The British Cleaning Council, which represents over 20 national trade and membership associations linked to the UK's cleaning, hygiene and waste management sectors, has officially welcomed The Business Services Association (BSA) as a new Council Member.

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Free sustainability guide outlines business opportunities

A free best practice sustainability guide, highlighting both the challenges to and opportunities for the green transformation of businesses, has been launched by Julius Rutherfoord & Co.

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BIFM publishes new guidance on IOT

The BIFM has published its latest technology guidance note on the Internet of Things (IoT).

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HSE publishes report on waste sector safety

A new report published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on the importance of better safety management systems in the waste management sector has been welcomed by Chartered Institute of Wastes Management (CIWM).

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ISSA appoints business development manager for UK & Ireland

ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, is pleased to announce the appointment of Frances Ball, as the new business development manager UK and Ireland.

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Global carpet cleaning market: Introduction of differentiated products to boost growth

A new market research report on the global carpet cleaning products market from 2018-2022 has been published by technology research and advisory company Technavio.

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Economical paper cup recycling... The key is in the nesting

Leafield's Envirocup XL cup bin is helping make the recycling of single use, paper coffee cups an economical proposition.

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Smarttask launches comprehensive solution for compliant staff onboarding and screening

SmartTask, a leading provider of employee scheduling and mobile workforce management software, has launched an onboarding and screening compliance solution for the cleaning sector. SmartTask Onboarding has been designed to ensure cleaning services providers are not overlooking this essential staffing requirement, while following a consistent and approved process.

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Cutting plastic waste from cleaning

Cromwell Polythene managing director James Lee considers simple steps that contract cleaners can take to cut down on plastic waste, and encourage their own clients to boost recycling activities.

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Raising standards of hand hygiene – infection prevention in focus in recent Westminster debate

Hand hygiene and infection prevention is now a top priority on the Government’s agenda, after a recent Westminster debate addressed the key infection prevention issues within healthcare settings.

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Office recycling bins

Method Recycling describe themselves as "the makers of visible, flexible and beautiful recycling bins, designed for modern workplaces".

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Award confirms recycling best practices

RPC bpi recycled products has been named 'Plastics Recycling Business of the Year' in the Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management, organised by, the UK's leading independent website for the sector.

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A digitalized workflow is no longer 'optional', but where in the organisation you start is

The general digitalization of the world and 'uberization of work' is beginning to be felt in the Professional Cleaning Services industry with more and more digital solutions hitting the market and clients raising their expectations of 'real-time' visibility, lower costs and quicker response times.

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