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It’s NOT just the product, it’s the process

Environmentally friendly service provision has been a feature on the political and business agenda for many years. In this article Scott Newland, ECS chief operating officer, discusses the importance of approaching environmentally friendly cleaning from a lifecycle perspective Making its way ...

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Boosting business through training and development

Jan-Hein Hemke, managing director of soft services and contract cleaning specialists, Facilicom UK, looks at how businesses can reap the benefits of developing the people who work with them Training and development is great for the individual concerned, helping them ...

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NHS Property Services announces soft FM contract winners

NHS Property Services which looks after 4,000 NHS buildings has completed the second phase of its national procurement exercise to streamline its facilities management contracts and has announced the successful bidders chosen to deliver a number of its soft FM ...

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Transport’s silent Army

With extremely heavy pedestrian footfall, a high level of security threats and dangerous trackside environments, rail transport is one of the most challenging sectors a facilities management professional can work in. Kevin Murgatroyd, sector director for transport at Interserve, gives ...

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Manchester Cleaning Show 2016

A brand new cleaning show is heading to Manchester on the 6th and 7th of April. Held at Event City, The Manchester Cleaning Show 2016 follows on from its successful London event and is being organised by the British Cleaning ...

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Kingdom buys FML Group Holdings

Support services provider Kingdom has acquired Worcester-based cleaning firm FML Group Holdings which includes subsidiary companies Freeflow Management, West End Commercial Contracts, City Contract Services and FML. This new acquisition continues to see Kingdom expand its national business which employs 4,500 people and has ...

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Contract cleaning to grow by £100m in 2016

The contract cleaning market is set for £100 million growth in 2016, despite the new National Living Wage dampening market profitability, according to a new report from MTW Research. According to MTW’s analysis of 70 top cleaning contractors, contract cleaning ...

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Aramark hospital workers walk out over pay conditions

Approximately 200 of Aramark’s cleaners and domestic staff across four hospitals in London are today (21 March) staging a one-day strike over pay. Many of the company’s hospital employees are currently paid £7.38 an hour, which is more than £2 below the ...

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Grosvenor Services shares benefits of intelligent technology with the cleaning industry

Facilities services provider, Grosvenor Services will share expertise about how technology is transforming cleaning services, and how to make the most of increasingly available data, in seminars at The InnovationLAB (stand 09.216) at ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam. The seminars entitled ‘The Internet ...

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Emprise signs new five-year deal with the British Library

Emprise Services has been awarded a new five-year contract with the British Library to manage cleaning, waste management, pest control, window cleaning, washroom services and specialist cleaning. Emprise  was one of five companies in the selection process and has provided its ...

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