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New cleaning apprenticeship standard being delivered by InterLearn

Yesterday (6 July) saw training provider, InterLearn, launch a new qualification in the form of a trailblazing apprenticeship which has been greeted with open arms by companies in the cleaning industry. The Healthcare Cleaning Operative (HCO) programme comes at a ...

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SoftBank Robotics Group’s AI-enabled vacuum cleaning robot ‘Whiz’ surpasses 10,000 mark

SoftBank Robotics Group Corp. has announced that, as of the end of June 2020, it recorded global cumulative sales of more than 10,000 units of ‘Whiz,’ the AI-enabled vacuum-cleaning robot developed and provided by SoftBank Robotics Corp.  Following the launch ...

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Incentive QAS pays tribute to frontline staff

Cleaning specialist, Incentive QAS, has distributed more than 800 wellbeing packs to its staff all over the UK. With half of the 800 strong company working throughout the pandemic, and the other half preparing to return to work after furlough, ...

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WAMITAB approved as End-Point Assessment Organisation for Healthcare Cleaning Operative apprenticeship

WAMITAB has been approved by the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) to offer End-Point Assessment for the new Level 2 Healthcare Cleaning Operative. The Healthcare Cleaning Apprenticeship was approved in February 2020 and has been welcomed by key industry bodies: ...

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Two new contracts wins for Mrs Buckét 

Mrs Buckét, the specialist cleaning operation, has welcomed two new accounts to its ever-growing client base: Graphic Packaging International and Avon Barrier. The addition of both businesses to Mrs Buckét’s repertoire marks four new business wins in three months, a growth of 20 per cent. Graphic Packaging International is one of the world’s ...

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BCC names two new board directors

Delia Cannings of the ahcp and Kim Phillips of the ABCD have been elected to the board of the British Cleaning Council (BCC). Delia Cannings Cannings, National Lead for Education & Training, the Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (ahcp), Phillips, Chair of the Association of Building ...

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How much bacteria is there in your office?

An unclean office doesn’t just make for an unpleasant working environment but can have serious ramifications on the health of all those spending time there. As the country prepares for a staggered return to work following the COVID-19 pandemic, issues ...

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Office Depot lands place on CCS framework

Office Depot UK has been awarded a place on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Office Supplies framework. The CCS plays an important role in helping the UK public sector save money when buying common goods and services. Office Depot is ...

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Cleaners get early access to pay as TCFM launches Wagestream

Facilities management firm, TC Faccilities Management (TCFM) has launched Wagestream, through its partnership with Innovise to enable colleagues to instantly access up to 50 per cent of their pay as it is earned.  Providing genuine financial wellbeing support, and a ...

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Free white paper highlights how Coronavirus has brought a new expectation of cleanliness

Mulberry Marketing Communications has released a free white paper, “Communicating with Customers Post-Coronavirus,” which takes a closer look at the shift from cleaning for appearance to cleaning for health in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The white paper offers best practices for marketing professionals employed by cleaning product and equipment ...

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