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Regime change

By Simon Giles, Chief Operating Officer, Axis Cleaning & Support Services Cleaning has often had an image problem, but in a COVID-19 and post-COVID world that image is steadily changing. Whilst from the start of the crisis, cleaners were included ...

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BCC warns of ‘profiteers’ cashing in on the public’s Coronavirus fears

The industry body for the cleaning and hygiene sector has warned the public to beware of possible ‘profiteers’ cashing in on their fears about Coronavirus.   The British Cleaning Council (BCC) says the public is being targeted by organisations from outside the established cleaning ...

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Swiftclean expands new Coronavirus prevention services

Ventilation ductwork cleaning expert Swiftclean has already expanded its new deep cleaning services to combat COVID-19 Coronavirus, in response to demand. In addition to its recently announced ventilation ductwork deep cleaning, the company’s new environmental cleaning for hard surfaces has ...

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OCS in Birmingham Airport win

International facilities management provider, OCS, has landed a five-year contract with Birmingham Airport. Under the terms of the agreement, OCS will deliver cleaning and associated services across the airport’s property portfolio. Commencing on 1 May 2019, OCS teams will take on ...

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Tivoli expands council partnership with new contract award

Tivoli is continuing its 15-year collaboration with Allerdale Borough Council following the award of the Council’s Integrated Street Scene contract, which will see grounds maintenance and street cleansing services merge for the first time. The grounds maintenance firm has been ...

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BCC publishes latest industry research

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has published its most comprehensive research into the UK’s cleaning industry, and for the first time has also broadened the scope of its research to include data from across the cleaning, waste management, landscaping and ...

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Keep it clean

Amelia Baker of hygiene company Tork explains how connected washrooms are easing the maintenance burden in leisure venues Washroom maintenance can be a major burden for the facilities manager. Manually checking each toilet to ensure that supplies of soap and ...

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Unsung heroes

Cleaning projects are undervalued, argues Julian Fris, Director at FM Consultancy Neller Davies, but recognising the importance of presenting a clean, well maintained facility should not be overlooked Cleaning is an under-valued profession but an extremely important component of every ...

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Breathe easy

Good air quality in the workplace is essential for the health and wellbeing of staff as well as the efficient running of the business. Steven Booth, associate director at Guardian Water Treatment, explains how it can be achieved Last year ...

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More for less – reduce cleaning spend without compromising on cleanliness

• A recent survey by P&G Professional showed that a typical operator in the hospitality sector in the UK spends about £35,000 on replacing linens • The new Ariel Professional System helps reduce rewash costs by delivering the perfect clean ...

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