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The winners of the prestigious BICSc Awards 2018 have been announced. The successful individuals and teams were recognised at two separate award ceremonies that took place in September at Whittlebury Hall Hotel and Spa in Northamptonshire and Belfast City Hall.

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The 2018 BICSc Annual Awards celebrates outstanding industry excellence

The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) announced the winners of one of the industry's most prestigious showcases of achievement on Thursday 27th September at Whittlebury Hall Hotel and Spa, Northamptonshire.

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The winners of the 2018 BICSc NI Nation Awards

The BICSc Northern Ireland Nation held their annual awards ceremony at the prestigious Belfast City Hall on Friday 7th Sept 2018 for BICSc NI Nation "Cleaning Operative of the Year" and a new category for this year "Supervisor Recognition."

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Thank Your Cleaner Day 2018

This year's Thank Your Cleaner Day will be held on 17th October 2018, and there are plenty of ways for your business to get involved.

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Ladder safety campaign launched

The Ladder Association, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to keeping people safe when working at height, is urging ladder users and those responsible for managing the safe use of ladders to take a fresh approach to ladder training.

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Inspections completed for Loo of the Year Awards 2018

The Loo of the Year Awards inspection team have now completed the inspection of thousands of 2018 Loo of the Year Awards entrants' washrooms throughout the UK.

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Last chance to take our survey on Cleaning & Hygiene in the Food Sector!

Have your say on cleaning and hygiene issues for the food service sector... and bag yourself the chance to win £100 Amazon Vouchers!

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Worker suffers life-changing injury while cleaning

Timberline DIY Limited has been sentenced after an employee injured three of his fingers while cleaning a band re-saw.

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Study claims cleaning products are contributing to overweight children

Common household cleaners and disinfectants may be contributing to the risk of children being overweight, according to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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Cleaning businesses using EU funding to cover cost of SmartTask

A growing number of cleaning services providers are taking advantage of European regional development funding to invest in SmartTask's industry-leading employee scheduling and workforce management solution. These companies are using the EU growth programme to part- or fully-fund the cost of the software to help improve staff productivity, increase operational efficiencies and win more business.

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Increase your cleaning efficiency with the UNGER erGO! clean the all-in-one advanced floor cleaning system

Unger UK is proud to announce the launch of the Unger erGO! clean floor cleaning system.

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Jeff Bell steps down from CHSA Council

After many years of service, former chairman of the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) and recently retired managing director of Deb Jeff Bell is stepping down from the CHSA's governing council.

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Resource efficiency of plastic championed by Cromwell Polythene at RWM 2018

Visitors to the Cromwell Polythene stand (5P32) at RWM 2018 had the opportunity to obtain a sample black refuse sack from its newly improved LowCO2t range.

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RPC bpi recycled products acquires the UK's leading rigid plastics recycler PLASgran

RPC bpi recycled products has given a major boost to UK recycling and sustainability by acquiring the nation's leading recycler of rigid plastics, PLASgran Ltd.

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Bringing an extra sparkle to Poundland stores

TC Facilities Management (TCFM) have secured the contract to deliver window and external signage cleaning to Poundland stores across the country.

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Jet air dryers should not be used in hospital toilets, study finds

Jet air hand dryers in hospital toilets spread more germs than disposable paper towels and should not be used, according to new research.

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The Industrial Cleaning Machine Manufacturers Association (ICMMA) appoints new Secretariat

ISSA, the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, has announced additional support for the UK Industrial Cleaning Machine Manufacturers Association (ICMMA).

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Brits still turn their noses up at public toilets

Laminate manufacturer Formica Group has announced new findings from its in-depth research study into how Brits feel about using toilets outside their own home.

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