Brewers and distilleries respond to crisis by producing free sanitiser

1st of April 2020
Brewers and distilleries respond to crisis by producing free sanitiser

A Scottish gin distillery has switched from producing spirits to making free hand sanitiser for vulnerable people.

Leith Spirits had to pay out £35,000 (€39,000) in duties to repurpose 1,000 litres of alcohol for sanitiser production. Working around the clock, the distillery has so far made 12,000 bottles of sanitiser which have been

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OCS marks 120 year anniversary with rebrand

31st of March 2020
OCS marks 120 year anniversary with rebrand

UK-based facilities services group OCS is marking its 120-year anniversary with the launch of its new brand, Partnership Made Personal. The new brand promise, the group says, encompasses OCS values and enshrines its commitment to work in partnership with customers to help them achieve their goals and improve the experience of their customers.

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ANIP-Confindustria campaigns against in-sourcing of school cleaning

27th of March 2020
ANIP-Confindustria campaigns against in-sourcing of school cleaning

Following a ruling by the Italian government adopting a law that encompasses - among other measures - the insourcing of cleaning in schools, cleaning sector organisation ANIP-Confindustria has become more vocal about the negative consequences.

It says insourcing will be damaging for cleaning businesses, employees and standards of cleaning

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‘Extraordinary’ role of cleaners praised in UK parliament

26th of March 2020
‘Extraordinary’ role of cleaners praised in UK parliament

British prime minister Boris Johnson and leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn paid tribute in parliament yesterday to the ‘extraordinary' role of cleaners during the Coronavirus crisis.

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has welcomed the supportive comments and is repeating its call for cleaners to be recognised as essential

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Interclean Amsterdam announces new November date

20th of March 2020
Interclean Amsterdam announces new November date

Following the announcement last week that Interclean Amsterdam would not take place in May due to the Covid-19 outbreak, a new date has been announced today. The exhibition will now take place from November 3-6.

"With many trade shows rescheduled to the second half of 2020, we are very pleased RAI Amsterdam has been successful in obtaining the

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EFCI issues statement on cleaning personnel safety related to Covid-19

20th of March 2020
EFCI issues statement on cleaning personnel safety related to Covid-19

EFCI, the voice of the European cleaning and facility services industry at EU level, is calling on national authorities to take consideration of the specific nature of the cleaning sector and of the needs and difficulties cleaning staff and companies are undergoing in the current outbreak of Covid-19.

The emergency has made clear the

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