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Cleaning & FM industry honoured at 2024 Golden Service Awards

Eighteen coveted awards were presented at the cleaning industry’s most celebrated event – 2024 Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards – on 23 May, at the London Hilton, Park Lane. Created over 30 years ago, the biennial Golden Service Awards is ...

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High power, high performance with Makita’s VC010G XGT brushless motor upright vacuum cleaner

Makita’s VC010G upright vacuum cleaner is the latest cleaning product to be added to the company’s battery powered XGT portfolio. This high-powered, high-suction, highly manoeuvrable vacuum is an ideal solution for aiding professionals with more efficient and smoother cleaning, via ...

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Westgrove bags shopping centre deal

Facilities management firm, Westgrove Group, has won a new contract for the delivery of cleaning, security, and guest host services at the 1.1m sq ft Kingfisher Shopping Centre in Redditch. The partnership brings together Westgrove with Kingfisher Shopping Centre which ...

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Future of cleaning

The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) and the Cleaning and Support Services Association (CSSA) have announced an initiative in partnership with the University of Surrey to explore innovation in the cleaning industry. FMJ reports In January, a joint initiative ...

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UK expansion for Hygiacura following its acquisition of Clearlake Cleaning

Hygiacura Group Limited, an investment vehicle focused on building a nationwide network of commercial cleaning and facilities management companies, has acquired Clearlake Cleaning Limited. This move follows the successful acquisition of Sector Support Services Limited, further strengthening Hygiacura’s position in ...

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Southern Health Trust and Medirest awarded NHS Exemplar status 

Southern Health Trust, in partnership with Compass Group UK and Ireland’s healthcare division, Medirest, has been awarded NHS ‘Exemplar’ status for outstanding cleaning services at four sites. The acknowledgement recognises their partnership approach to cleanliness, which has embraced the 2021 ...

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NIC Group launches ‘groundbreaking’ in-house apprenticeship programme

The Department of Education has awarded NIC Group a place on the Apprentice Provider and Assessment Register, enabling the business to deliver its own apprenticeships in-house. As the first Employer Provider for Apprenticeships in its field this initiative will enable ...

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Truvox International partners with i-Team Professional to bring imop Lite and i-scrub 21B to the UK

Hedge End, Southampton-based Truvox International has signed an agreement with Eindhoven, The Netherlands-based i-Team Professional to bring two of its products to the UK cleaning and FM market under the Truvox brand. Joining the existing Truvox line-up are imop Lite ...

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Hygiacura acquires Sector Support Services as part of bold expansion strategy

Hygiacura Group Limited, a newly established investment vehicle specialising in growing a nationwide group of commercial cleaning and facilities management companies, has acquired Sector Support Services Limited, marking the beginning of Hygiacura’s ambitious growth-through-acquisition strategy. Hygiacura’s investors and management team ...

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BCIS FM forecast expects a ‘substantial fall’ in repair and maintenance output

According to the latest quarterly forecast for the FM sector from the Building Cost Information Service (BCIS), repair and maintenance output is expected to fall substantially in 2024, by 5.6 per cent compared with 2023. In 2025, the forecast cites ...

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