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European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2019 winners announced

Leading service providers, manufacturers and distributors from Europe’s cleaning and hygiene sector came together last night (17 October) to celebrate the very best of the industry. The annual European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards took place at The Church House in ...

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Stephen Harrison steps down as chairman of the CHSA

After five years leading the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA), Stephen Harrison, Managing Director of Harrison Wipes, has stepped down as Chairman of the Association. Lorcan Mekitarian, Sales Director of RPC bpi group, took over as Chairman of the ...

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How to stop Norovirus in its tracks this winter

Autumn has brought a sharp drop in temperature. As is often the case, this has come hand in hand with a rise in news stories about Norovirus outbreaks. A school in Lancashire was closed just a few weeks ago after ...

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OCS UK acknowledges staff on Thank Your Cleaner Day

For the second consecutive year, facilities management company OCS UK is proud to celebrate its cleaning operatives on Thank Your Cleaner Day. This year’s celebration is bigger than before with OCS supporting the initiative in Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, as well as ...

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Dirty hotel rooms are causing sleepless nights for guests

New research into hotel guests’ experiences commissioned by P&G Professional (the away-from-home division of Procter & Gamble), shows the importance of cleanliness to improve online ratings and customer loyalty. A study of 2,000 Brits who regularly stay in hotels has ...

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Ecocleen expands presence following acquisition

Commercial contract cleaning provider, Ecocleen, has acquired Regency Cleaning Services, a family-owned cleaning business based in Henley-on-Thames, in a deal worth up to £2.5 million. With an annual turnover in excess of £4 million, Regency Cleaning Services operates throughout Berkshire, ...

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BICSc annual awards winners announced

The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) announced the winners of its 2019 Annual Awards in a special presentation ceremony held at Whittlebury Hall Hotel and Spa in Northamptonshire. The awards celebrate brilliance in training and accreditation throughout the cleaning ...

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CMA orders Ecolab to sell off Holchem

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced that Ecolab must sell off Holchem to prevent potential price rises or a lower quality of service as a result of their merger. The decision follows an in-depth Phase 2 investigation by ...

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The hunt for the CSSA’s 2020 Innovation Showcase is on!

The Cleaning Support Services Association’s (CSSA) 2020 Innovation Showcase celebrates the cleaning industry’s most innovative products, services and initiatives.  Taking place every two years, the Innovation Showcase is again backed by the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA), which is ...

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Dishwasher downtime is having an impact on UK restaurants

UK restaurants are experiencing efficiency issues as a direct result of equipment downtime, impacting operations, customer experience and reputation. A survey of 100 restaurant workers found that dishwashers are one of the main culprits, with half suffering a breakdown at ...

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