• Winners of the CHSA‚Äôs 2017 undergraduate bursary announced

    Three talented and hard-working young people - Lauren Moss, Lewis Baron and Chloe Campbell-Hamilton - have been named as the recipients of the CHSA’s 2017 undergraduate bursaries. They will go to university with a little extra support from the CHSA. Each will now receive a total of £4500 in three installments, paid at the beginning of the first, second and third years of their degrees.   Applicants were assessed by a judging panel, led by CHSA treasurer, David Garcia,
  • BICSc 2017 award winners announced

    The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) announced the winners of its 2017 Annual Awards at a ceremony in the UK recently.The winners were as follows:• The Sholom Gordon Award sponsored by Citation: Liz Smith-Mills, LSM Consulting
    • The Eric Hill Medal sponsored by Birkin Clean: Elaine Upton, HMP Wayland
    • The Ayres Regional Award sponsored by Karcher: North East Region
    • The Doreen Heyes Award sponsored by Rubbermaid: Mitie, St Georges Hospital
    • The Colin Hass
  • Another small - yet significant - step towards more autonomous solutions to mundane cleaning tasks? twitter.com/CarDealerEd/st…

    Another small - yet significant - step towards more autonomous solutions to mundane cleaning tasks? twitter.com/CarDealerEd/st…
  • now that's a promotion @Spotlessclean1 @dcapanel two cleaners have swapped their mops for managing director jobs heraldscotland.com/business_hq/15…

    now that's a promotion @Spotlessclean1 @dcapaneltwo cleaners have swapped their mops for managing director jobs heraldscotland.com/business_hq/15…
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  • ABM UK bags soft FM deal with London shopping centre

    ABM UK has won a three-year contract, worth approximately £2 million with Victoria Place Shopping Centre in London’s Victoria Station.
    The new contract which was won as part of a competitive tender will see ABM UK supplying the Savills-managed shopping centre with cleaning and security services.
    Adam Baker, ABM UK’s Business Development and Marketing Director, commented: “We are thrilled to have been appointed by Victoria Place Shopping Cent
  • Former cleaners take on the boardroom

    Commercial cleaning company Spotless, has appointed two former cleaners as joint Managing Directors as part of its strategy for long term growth. Nicola Barbour and Michelle Lamb will share responsibility for over 1400 staff across 7 offices. They will each handle a £6 million per annum portfolio.
    Michelle Lamb will be based in Glasgow and responsible for Spotless’s offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Manchester and Nicola Barbour, based in Aberdeen, will look after the comp
  • ABM UK wins soft FM deal with London shopping centre

    ABM UK has won a three-year contract, worth approximately £2 million with Victoria Place Shopping Centre in London’s Victoria Station.
    The new contract which was won as part of a competitive tender will see ABM UK supplying the Savills-managed shopping centre with cleaning and security services.
    Adam Baker, ABM UK’s Business Development and Marketing Director, commented: “We are thrilled to have been appointed by Victoria Place Shopping Cent
  • .@ABM_UK signs @_VictoriaPlace facilities contract - tomorrowscleaning.com/abmuk-victoria… https://t.co/ZyEulvrQLv

    .@ABM_UK signs @_VictoriaPlace facilities contract - tomorrowscleaning.com/abmuk-victoria… https://t.co/ZyEulvrQLv
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  • Survey reveals progress is being made in bid for the paper-free office¬†

    With World Paper Free Day taking place on 9 November a new survey has uncovered that Britain is already two-thirds of the way there.
    The tide has turned against the paper-reliant office, with a growing realisation that digitisation is more environmentally friendly and can, if properly formatted, improve access to vital information too.
    The Crown Records Management Survey, which polled IT decision makers in companies of between 100 and 1,000 employees across the country, revealed some encour
  • Listen and learn

    Wellbeing initiatives are all the rage, but imposing them on people without debate may prove to be counter-productive, argues Jan-Hein Hemke, MD of Facilicom UK
    The basics of workplace wellbeing are important. Making sure the physical environment is safe, appropriate and attractive is vital. Whether that means offering standing desks, breakout areas, quiet zones or even table football to relieve the stress, the workspace should be as welcoming as possible while still conducive to productive wor
  • Scottish social housing deals worth ¬£50m go to Mitie

    Mitie’s property management business has won a number of social housing contracts in Scotland.
    A North Lanarkshire Council win, valued at £3.1 million per annum, includes the renewal of 420 kitchens and 550 bathrooms, whilst the renewal of a partnership with Oak Tree Housing Association will see Mitie deliver the second phase of kitchens and bathrooms to 300 properties.
    Mitie has also added the Paisley-based housing association, Williamsburgh, and Sanctuary Scotland to its social hou
  • NG Bailey renews two global law firm contracts

    NG Bailey‘s Facilities Services division has secured contract renewals with two leading global law firms.
    The two contracts will see NG Bailey deliver a host of planned and preventative maintenance services at Linklaters’ London HQ at One Silk Street, adjacent to The Barbican Centre, and at Trowers & Hamlins’ Moorgate office.
    NG Bailey’s technically-led facilities services offer will continue over the next five years to help Linklaters meet the challenges of its estat
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  • BIFM Academy to deliver Workplace Leadership Programme

    The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has entered into a partnership with 3edges to launch a Workplace Leadership Programme to be delivered through the BIFM Academy, from the first quarter of 2018.
    The foundation for the development of the Workplace Leadership Programme has been based on two recent initiatives. Firstly, the publication in December 2016 of The Workplace Advantage report, by The Stoddart Review, which highlighted the importance of the workplace as a strategic lever
  • Carbon Zero appointed by Euro Quality Lambs to install borehole

    Carbon Zero Consulting is delighted to announce that it has started work at Euro Quality Lambs Ltd having been appointed to investigate the possibilities of creating their own water supply. Euro Quality Lambs is one of the largest lamb abattoirs in Europe capable of processing up to 25,000 carcasses a week with onsite boning and further processing facilities. They use a significant amount of water each year and in an effort to achieve cost savings have decided to install their own private water
  • Washroom optimised¬†

    Formica Group expands the most comprehensive Washroom Collection available 
    Formica Group has introduced two new sheet sizes to its Formica Washroom Collection, creating the most comprehensive range available on the market. These options reduce fabricator wastage and make it easier to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) and recommended school building standards.
    With increased demand for deeper, full height cubicles, Formica Group’s newest offerings meet the specificat
  • ThinkForward@ISS ‚Äď strategy document launched

    ISS UK and Ireland has published its 2016CR report and formally launched its new CR strategy - ThinkForward@ISS. It represents a simpler and clearer CR approach for the business. ThinkForward@ISS is anchored in the ISS mission statement - ‘Service performance facilitating our customers’ purpose through people empowerment’ - and the executive board is personally sponsoring the different pillars that form each part of it.
    Matthew Brabin, CEO, ISS UK and Ireland, said: &ldquo
  • CMS Purus Innovation prizes - winners announced

    The organisers of the CMS cleaning exhibition in Berlin announced the winners of the CMS Purus Innovation Awards 2017 (PIA) on the first day of the event. There were six categories.Large Machines - Adlatus Robotics for the Adlatus CR 700 autonomous cleaning robot.Small Machines - Kenter for the iMop XXL.Equipment - Kärcher for the EASY!Force Advanced. A special prize was also awarded in this section to Emil Deiss for its Universal Plus rubbish bags.Digital Tools and Systems - Vermop Digital
  • .@DolphinTeamUK acquires @FCFrost1 - tomorrowscleaning.com/dolphin-acquir… https://t.co/BpFPwQdoA0

    .@DolphinTeamUK acquires @FCFrost1 - tomorrowscleaning.com/dolphin-acquir… https://t.co/BpFPwQdoA0
  • ESG rebrands to SOCOTEC

    Provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, ESG has changed its name and identity to SOCOTEC, following the acquisition earlier this year by the SOCOTEC Group, a major player in risk management and performance optimisation.
    In an announcement made today, the SOCOTEC Group says the new logo reflects its positioning and expansion goals, and builds on the main elements of the SOCOTEC identity while bringing a new dimension. 
    Ian Sparks, Chief Executive Officer of SOCOTEC in the UK
  • A sense of place

    Art in the workplace is a great opportunity to promote wellbeing, engagement and a sense of belonging, says Tazie Taysom of art consultancy Artiq
    Placemaking is a well-established concept in the fields of urban planning and design management, where it alludes to the capitalisation of space in order to promote community wellbeing. Placemaking has also become accepted as a broader, more general approach to space, understood as the drive to create a sense of the unique and location-specific, and t
  • ISS gets on board with KeolisAmey Docklands

    ISS has been awarded a four-year contract with KeolisAmey Docklands (KAD), operator of Docklands Light Railway (DLR).
    Under the contract terms, ISS will provide cleaning, security and revenue protection services and will focus on improving customer experience around the services by working closely and collaboratively with KAD and all stakeholders.
    Brian Raven, Managing Director, ISS Transport Sector, commented: “ISS is very much looking forward to the new partnership, our service delivery
  • Paul Barnard to join Ward Security in director role

    Ward Security has appointed Paul Barnard to the role of Security, Risk & Mitigation Director for the business. 
    He will take up his new duties in January 2018, where he will be actively involved in security risk assessment and management as well as the design of effective client contingency planning.
    Barnard has spent the last 27 years working for the City of London Police and was latterly Detective Chief Superintendent Crime Directorate at the City of London Police where he was Head of
  • Knowledge is power

    Smart technologies and better energy management can lower energy demands and help achieve sustainability goals, argues Nicola Meadows, RWM Event Director at Ascential Events
    Energy efficiency investments in the industrial, services and domestic markets are estimated to have increased the productivity of the UK economy by £1.7 billion between 2010 and 2015. This despite the efficiency of the electricity supply remaining broadly unchanged, and an increase in electricity prices over the same
  • On the buses with Heckmondwike‚Äôs Pure Care Carpet

    Lots of schools have their own library but not many have one in a former bus!
    Thanks to Heckmondwike, one of UK’s leading carpet manufacturers, St Andrew’s School, Oswaldtwistle in Lancashire, now has hard-wearing, aesthetically pleasing Pure Care carpet in its new library bus, creating an environment perfect for pupils to enjoy reading.
    The static library bus at St Andrew’s School, was gifted to the school by a parent who works for Moving People Ltd and refurbished by B&G
  • Signbox delivers high spec wall graphics and glazing manifestations for new Alpha Bank London office

    When Alpha Bank – one of Greece’s largest financial institutions – moved its offices from Canon Street to King William Street in the City of London, it commissioned Resonate Architects to transform its new space into one that exuded quality and delivered an amazing client experience – with added detail that represented its identity, ethos and Greek heritage. Having successfully worked with Signbox on many previous occasions, Resonate Architects turned to them to help to b
  • National academy contract awarded by TET

    Eric Wright Professional Services, Eric Wright FM’s dedicated education property management and maintenance offering, has won a national contract to deliver education property services for Tauheedul Education Trust (TET). The national contract is worth around £180,000 over two years, with the potential to extend for another two years and the opportunity for additional project work.TET is a mixed multi-academy trust that runs both faith-based and non-faith primary and secondary school
  • Introducing CleanSeal

    Recognising that many carpets and rugs sold today are made from synthetic fibres, WoolSafe has introduced a new certification – CleanSeal  - a testing and accreditation programme for maintenance products suitable for use on carpets and rugs and other interior textiles, made from synthetic fibres. CleanSeal is available worldwide to manufacturers and suppliers of cleaning chemicals, spot removers, soil and stain resist treatments, and other products used to maintain or enhance the perf
  • Recycling - what goes around comes around

    Cromwell Polythene managing director James Lee encourages the cleaningindustry to lobby government to take recycling in public more seriously.Read it here
  • Fife gets ready for deep clean… thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/… via @thecourieruk

    Fife gets ready for deep clean… thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/… via @thecourieruk
  • good news for @PrincipleClean twitter.com/FM_World/statu…

    good news for @PrincipleClean twitter.com/FM_World/statu…
  • CERATA launches recruitment and training services for the cleaning sector - tomorrowscleaning.com/cerata-launch-… https://t.co/dULIaDPQz2

    CERATA launches recruitment and training services for the cleaning sector - tomorrowscleaning.com/cerata-launch-… https://t.co/dULIaDPQz2
  • Churchill buys AOS Security

    Churchill Services Group has acquired AOS Security Ltd in a move to further enhance its service capability and to continue the strategy of establishing a stronger profile in the security industry.
    AOS offers a complete suite of manned, mobile, covert and technical security services within rail, construction, corporate, retail and healthcare sectors throughout the UK, with a predominant focus in the South East. Its client list includes Transport for London, Chiltern Railways, RNIB and ZSL London
  • CERATA launches recruitment and training services for the cleaning sector

    The Cleaning Executive Recruitment and Training Agency (CERATA) has launched to provide high quality recruiting, talent retention and training services for the professional cleaning, hygiene and jansan sector.
    CERATA is a brand-new venture founded and headed by Keith Baker. Its mission is to recruit the best possible candidates, train them to develop and increase their skills and value, leading to higher staff retention levels. This in turn leads to a more profitable bottom line for CERATA&rsquo
  • BIFM revises guidance on selecting FM Software

    The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has published a revised Good Practice Guide about the critical issues involved in selecting and implementing a software solution for facilities management.
    The updated Good Practice Guide to FM Software is designed to help those in the FM sector find the right software application for their business. It also explores all the factors that must be considered, such as functionality, finance and training, so that FM professionals can implement th
  • Servest Food Co wins Scottish heritage deal

    Servest’s catering arm, Servest Food Co., has secured a contract to operate the café at Dean Castle Country Park, part of East Ayrshire Leisure in Scotland.
    The park is currently nearing the end of a major redevelopment project. The all new look café, complete with a mezzanine level and surrounded by glass to allow views out over the country park, will provide visitors an all-new food offer alongside the newly improved facilities.
    As part of the contract, Servest will al
  • Mitie appoints new head of group commercial

    Matt Fieldhouse has been appointed Head of Group Commercial at Mitie.
    Fieldhouse, who took up his new role on 22 September is responsible for business development across the group and strengthening existing customer relationships. He has also become a member of the extended Executive Leadership Team.
    Prior to joining Mitie, Fieldhouse spent five years with ISS where, amongst other responsibilities, he held the position of UK Sales Director.
    Phil Bentley, Chief Executive, said: “I
  • Principle retains ROWE portfolio

    London-based cleaning specialist, Principle Cleaning Services has retained the Broadgate Estates Rest of West End (ROWE) portfolio.
    The multi-site contract comprises of eight locations including York House, 10 Portman Square and the newly developed 7 Clarges Street in Piccadilly.
    Principle has worked with Broadgate Estates since 2010 providing cleaning and window cleaning services via its own in-house dedicated team.
    Commenting on the contract renewal, Matt Kuwertz, Sales and Marketing
  • Principle keeps hold of Broadgate Estates ROWE portfolio

    London-based cleaning specialist, Principle Cleaning Services has retained the Broadgate Estates Rest of West End (ROWE) portfolio.
    The multi-site contract comprises of eight locations including York House, 10 Portman Square and the newly developed 7 Clarges Street in Piccadilly.
    Principle has worked with Broadgate Estates since 2010 providing cleaning and window cleaning services via its own in-house dedicated team.
    Commenting on the contract renewal, Matt Kuwertz, Sales and Marketing
  • Levels of protection

    Alan Luscombe, Director at Uninterruptible Power Supplies, a Kohler company, explains the Uptime Institute’s Tier Classification System and the role of UPS in achieving compliance
    The Tier Classification System is a tool created by the Uptime Institute with the fundamental objective of consistently assessing various data centre facilities in terms of potential site infrastructure performance, or uptime. Accordingly, an understanding of Tiers is beneficial (if not essential) to data centre
  • Light Efficient Design UK announces low power high performance retrofit LED solution for Low Bay and Floodlight installations¬†

    Light Efficient Design UK Limited announces the immediate availability of its LED-8087 retrofit lighting solution for low bay and floodlight installations.
    Allowing the replacement of up to 100W HID lamps with 30W LED, its compact and unique one sided design allows a very high light output ratio. This provides clean, bright light (>80 CRI) while saving up to 70% in energy costs and emissions. Suitable for enclosed fittings, the fully CE and ROHS certified solution is available in 4,000K (with
  • Kee Systems cures Sunderland Royal Hospital‚Äôs access problems

    Kee Systems has recently provided Sunderland Royal Hospital with several bespoke access platforms to allow safe access to plant and equipment situated on the new Emergency Department’s roof.
    Sunderland Royal Hospital, Part of City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, is a 970-bed acute hospital and has been undergoing an £18m redevelopment, upgrade and extension project which comprised the construction of a brand new Emergency Department.
    Part of the Emergency Department works
  • Office Depot receives industry accreditation

    Office Depot’s work in the area of cleaning and hygiene has been recognised with accreditation from the CHSA. The Cleaning and Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) has included Office Depot in its newly-launched Accredited Distributors Scheme.
    The scheme, governed by a panel of representatives and overseen by the association’s council, was launched on 1 January 2017 and currently features 71 accredited members. To be eligible for inclusion, Office Depot has undergone a number of
  • Rome‚Äôs Colosseum opens up its top two floors

    Following a five-year restoration, the top two floors of the Roman Colosseum are now open to the public for the first time in 40 years.The project involved spray-cleaning centuries' worth of grime from the walls and removing tons of debris in order to prepare the fourth and fifth levels of the amphitheatre for visitors.And during their free time in Rome, delegates at the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2017 will be among the first members of the public to receive the chance to visit the t
  • Worker suffers life changing injury after pressure test failure

    Three companies, Sembcorp Utilities (UK) Limited, Central Industrial Services (Northern) Ltd and R & A Kay Inspection Services Ltd, were sentenced today after an employee suffered serious fractures to his leg.
  • Total Solutions Cleaning joined by two new divisions

    Specialist cleaning and maintenance services provider, Total Solutions, has announced the addition of two new divisions, Total Solutions High Access and Total Solutions Security, which will join Total Solutions Cleaning as part of the newly formed Total Solutions Group, with an additional drainage division planned for the end of the year.
    Total Solutions High Access Division will support the group for high level window cleaning, building cleaning and fabric maintenance, as well as supporting ext
  • .@clean4good pitches for London cleaning contracts with ethical approach including commitment to @LivingWageUK goo.gl/FrCx8A

    .@clean4good pitches for London cleaning contracts with ethical approach including commitment to @LivingWageUKgoo.gl/FrCx8A
  • Total Solutions Group formed following major growth

    Specialist cleaning and maintenance services provider, Total Solutions, has announced the addition of two new divisions, Total Solutions High Access and Total Solutions Security, which will join Total Solutions Cleaning as part of the newly formed Total Solutions Group, with an additional drainage division planned for the end of the year.
    Total Solutions High Access Division will support the group for high level window cleaning, building cleaning and fabric maintenance, as well as supporting ext
  • CCS supplier event for new ¬£12bn FM Marketplace framework

    Crown Commercial Service (CCS) are to host an event to update prospective suppliers from across the UK on the government’s new Facilities Management Marketplace framework.
    With up to 160 spaces available on the framework – which will include a new regional lotting structure – small and large businesses will have the opportunity to work with hundreds of public sector customers.
    The event, which will be held at Manchester Conference Centre from 09:30 to 13:00 on Wednesday 25
  • Lexington Reception Services goes from strength to strength

    Lexington Reception Services (LRS), which supports a range of organisations, from creative agencies to financial services and law firms has seen its team double in size over the last year.
    Lexington officially launched LRS in 2014 in response to client demand within the catering business. The team wanted to use its knowledge and expertise in creating a customer experience to boost reception services in businesses across London.
    Currently responsible for the management of reception serv
  • Entries are open for BIFM Ireland Region Awards 2017

    The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Ireland region has launched this year’s BIFM Ireland Region Awards, which will be celebrated at the industry body’s 21st annual FM Summit at the newly refurbished National Stadium at Windsor Park in Belfast on Friday 17 November 2017.
    The awards recognise and reward the outstanding achievements and excellence of FM professionals across the public, private and voluntary sectors that have made significant contributions to the develo

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