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Cordant unveils social enterprise status

Cordant Group, the UK’s 2nd largest recruitment and services business, which includes Cordant Cleaning, has announced it is to refocus the business as a social enterprise. Framed around a five-year plan, the Group will reinvest the majority of its profits in ...

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Are trainees getting the skills they need for starting work?

Instructus Skills, the UK’s largest registration and certification authority for apprenticeships and work-based education, has been tasked with ensuring that the frameworks for Welsh Apprenticeships in both Cleaning and Environmental Support and Facilities Management are delivering on their purpose. To ...

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Julius Rutherfoord raising the profile of cleaning operatives

Julius Rutherfoord & Co has launched an awards programme to celebrate the achievements of its team and help map out aspirations The JR & Co-Stars awards celebrate the dedication and hard work of cleaning operatives and the wider Julius Rutherfoord ...

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Ideal contract win for Cordant

Cordant Services, part of Cordant Group, has won a new contract with multi-channel retailer, Ideal Shopping Direct, to provide an integrated facilities management and flexible warehouse resource solution at its two sites in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. Under the terms of the ...

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How to ensure that a hotel room is always clean

Summer is usually the busiest season for a hotel, and making sure that laundry, bedding, rooms, and other furniture is clean is always a top priority for guests and staff alike. However, when there’s so many rooms to clean, this ...

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Washroom design: Creating a clean slate

By Trevor Bowers, director at Washroom Washroom Washrooms can say a lot about an organisation. Ensuring facilities are clean and hygienic is a big part of creating the right impression as well as reducing the potential spread of bacteria. But ...

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Is Norovirus now the ‘summer vomiting bug’?

The outbreak of Norovirus at the World Athletics Championships in London is the latest in a spate of reports of the ‘winter vomiting bug’ making an unseasonal appearance. Traditionally associated with the colder winter months, the highly infectious illness has ...

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ISSA reveals 2017 award winners

ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, will present awards to the following achievers in the professional cleaning industry during ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2017, which takes place September 11-14 in Las Vegas. Jack D. Ramaley Industry Distinguished Service Award The Jack D. ...

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Office Depot receives top industry accreditation

Office Depot’s work in the area of cleaning and hygiene has been recognised with a prestigious accreditation from a leading industry body. The Cleaning and Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) represents major manufacturers and distributors in the cleaning and hygiene sectors ...

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Norse rakes in cleaning deals worth £¾ million

Norse Commercial Services’ cleaning division has generated close to £750,000 in renewed and new business contracts in the first four months of its new financial year. Norse has won major new educational establishment cleaning agreements, jointly worth around £560,000 with ...

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