Australian cleaning company Swan collapses

31st of May 2013

One of Australia's largest cleaning companies - Swan Services - has gone into administration after suffering losses from a number of unprofitable contracts.

Anthony Elkerton and David Young of Pitcher Partners were appointed as administrators to Swan Services last week along with Cleaners QLD, Cleaners SA, Cleaners ACT, Superior Cleaners WA,

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ISS named world's best outsourcing company

30th of May 2013
ISS named world's best outsourcing company

Global facility services provider ISS has been named number one on the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) annual ranking of the world's best outsourcing companies.

The company has been on the list for several years, reaching the number two position last year. This is the first time, however, it has achieved the number

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Antibacterial paper towel receives innovation award

29th of May 2013
Antibacterial paper towel receives innovation award

An antibacterial hand towel said to kill more than 99.99 percent of harmful bacteria on contact has won a US award for innovation.

Manufacturers of Cascades Antibacterial Paper Towels received a gold Edison award this spring. The towel, launched in October 2012, contains an active antibacterial ingredient that is released on to the hands as they

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Boy addicted to vacuum cleaning

24th of May 2013
Boy addicted to vacuum cleaning

A nine-year-old boy addicted to cleaning the house has a collection of 17 vacuum cleaners in his home.

Lane Fountain from Essex cleans the house every day - and his parents take him to vacuum cleaner retail outlets to reward him for good behaviour.

Lane has a rare genetic chromosome disorder called Williams Syndrome which means he has advanced

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de Bruin now sole shareholder at MGS International

23rd of May 2013
de Bruin now sole shareholder at MGS International

Microfibre cleaning systems specialist MGS International has announced that director Michel de Bruin has acquired the shares of joint owner Rene Buijs. This now makes him the sole owner of the company, which is based in the Netherlands.

Commenting on the move de Bruin said: "I am convinced that the company has a great future ahead of it. I would

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Vernon Holmes to leave Contico

22nd of May 2013
Vernon Holmes to leave Contico

Following the acquisition in March 2012 of Contico Manufacturing by Robert Scott & Sons, commercial director Vernon Holmes has decided to leave the company.

A familiar face throughout the industry, Holmes has been with Contico for 38 years. "I leave Contico on 30th June after 38 fantastic years with the company," said Holmes. "Over the past

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