ISS is named FM company of the year in Asia

21st of November 2013
ISS is named FM company of the year in Asia

ISS in Asia Pacific has been named Facilities Management Company of the Year at the annual Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards in Singapore.

"Over the last decade we have successfully built our regional platform from which we integrate and self-deliver a complete set of facility services such as catering, cleaning, security, property and

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ISS opens Europe's largest purpose-built flood and fire training house

20th of November 2013
ISS opens Europe's largest purpose-built flood and fire training house

Facilities services group ISS has opened Europe's largest purpose-built flood and fire restoration training facility in the UK.

The three-room bungalow has been constructed inside ISS Restoration's national training centre in Mansfield. It will be used to provide training on flood and fire restoration techniques for the company's personnel and

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Vernon Holmes is new SYR vice-chairman

19th of November 2013
Vernon Holmes is new SYR vice-chairman

Cleaning tools specialist Scot Young Research (SYR) in the UK has appointed Vernon Holmes, formerly managing director of Contico/Spraychem and a well-known figure throughout the industry, as its vice-chairman.

Holmes said on the appointment: "After 38 years with Contico it was time for me to move on and look for a fresh challenge where I would be

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The invisible heroes

18th of November 2013
The invisible heroes

Dr Ilham Kadri, president of the Sealed Air Diversey Care business, writes her latest blog for ECJ. She talks about the issue of cleaners being an invisible workforce and asks how this can be addressed for the benefit of employees, employers and clients.

Read it here.

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ISSA forms alliance with Turkish partner

15th of November 2013

Cleaning industry trade association ISSA has formed an alliance partnership with Turkish association TESHIAD. All 95 members will now become ISSA members too.

Keith Baker, director of EMEA services for ISSA commented: "At a time when the sector as a whole is changing faster than at any other time in living memory, organisations from all sides of

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Electrolux surveys vacuuming around the world

14th of November 2013
Electrolux surveys vacuuming around the world

Did you know that, when vacuuming, 89 per cent of people globally vacuum for less than one hour, and of this group 43 per cent do it for less than 30 minutes?

That's according to the latest Electrolux Global Vacuuming Survey for 2013, an online survey of 28,000 consumers from 23 countries on their vacuum cleaning habits and preferences. Taking

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