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 Contracts £9million contract awarded byCineworld A clean sweep inHull

MITIE has been awarded a cleaning contract with Cineworld, one of the coun- try’s biggest and best-known cinema chains.MITIE will be responsible for cleaning 44 cinemas in the south of Eng- land, as well as Cineworld’s head office in London, with a dedicated teamof over 300 MITIE staff. The contract, valued at

around £9million over three years, will be delivered by MITIE’s Environmental + business, which cleans thou- sands of outlets across the country for a number of world-famous retail brands. Paul Castle, solutions di-

Smurfit Kappa expands contractswithOCS

OCS has been awarded additional contracts by packaging producer Smurfit Kappa to service sites in Norwich andWeston-super-Mare for three years. The wins come on the back of a three-year contract that began in January 2013 to service Smurfit Kappa Northampton. OCS will deliver factory day cleaning, office cleaning, high-level cleaning, window cleaning,

pest control andmanned guarding at the weekend to the Jupiter Road and Fishergate sites in Norwich, and factory cleaning and high-level cleaning to the site atWeston-super-Mare. OCS aims to deliver efficiency savings to Smurfit Kappa across its UK portfolio. “We’re work-

ing in partnership with Smurfit Kappa UK to review service delivery to the whole portfolio in the UK,” said DavidMarshall, business developmentmanager at OCS Group UK Ltd. “As a total facilitiesmanagement provider, we are striving to help the company to reduce its costs by having just one supplier.”

Ryans cleans up in double-quick time

performs its competition. Reliability, performance and value formoney are key factors for hard pressed councils and the City Ranger 3500 delivers on all these andmore. I ambusy demonstrating themachine to quite a number of councils fol- lowing extensive levels of interest, and I amlooking forward to thismachine being a success in local authorities throughout the UK in the future.” HCC is now considering purchasing a number of City Ranger

3500s in the near future.

All aboard at FairlineBoats

Events and venue cleaning specialist Ryans Cleaning worked round the clock to make sure themajor three- day LatitudeMusic-Arts Fes- tival site in the Suffolk countryside was left clean as a whistle. The sixth Latitude Festival

attracted up to 35,000 rev- ellers at each of three days to see headline acts under soaring temperatures at Henham Park, Southwold. 24 shifts of more than 150 staff from Ryans Cleaning over the duration of the event meant the site was well kept throughout and passed every inspection. The final major clean took just two days and Ryans Cleaning was able to hand the site back in spotless condition. In all, 24,000 refuse sacks of waste were collected,

using 2000 pairs of gloves andmore than 4000 wheelie- bin liners. Aisling Ryan, wasteman-

ager for Ryans Cleaning at Latitude, said: “Our staff did a great job and we were al- ways on top of the situation, amajor challenge over the three days. Even the cleanli- ness of the toilets was com- mented on bymany and passed inspections by the health authorities on a regu- lar basis. It gives us great satisfaction to be able to hand back another festival site this summer in spotless condition.We’re becoming known as the deep cleaners of British festivals.” Ryans Cleaning has pro-

vided services to some of the mostmemorable festivals and events across the UK and Ireland this year includ- ing British Summertime in

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Hyde Park, the Download Festival at Donington Park, Parklife inManchester, and RobbieWilliams and Rhi- anna at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.

After a lengthy tender process, Cynergi has been awarded the cleaning contract for Fairline Boats to service both its sites in Oundle and Corby for three years fromAugust 2013. Cynergi will deliver factory day cleaning, office cleaning and window clean- ing along with additional services such as washroomservices. CynergiMD, John Goodwin, said: “We are delighted to be as-

sociated with this luxury brand and look forward to delivering efficiency savings to Fairline through the introduction of spe- cialist floormachinery, innovation and strong externalman- agement support.”

Newcontracts secured byDevonNorse

Devon Norse has been awarded two new cleaning contracts, jointly worth over £100,000. The agreement withWestward Housing covers communal areas cleaning for around 65 sites of the association’s housing stock, including some sheltered and supported housing and offices. Under a separate contract, Devon Norse will be providing cleaning services to the Forestry

Commission site in Haldon Forest Park. “We are delighted to be working with these two prestigious organisations,” said Devon Norse

managing director, Ray Beale. “Norse is one of the leading suppliers to the social housing sector around the UK, with over £20million annual revenue froma wide range of services, in- cluding communal area, void, window and office cleaning, groundsmaintenance and building maintenance.We have policy of sourcingmaterials and equipment locally wherever possible, which generates additional benefit to suppliers in the area and keeps down our carbonmiles in delivering the services.” Devon Norse is part of Norse Commercial Services, a national total facilitiesmanagement

organisation with an annual turnover in excess of £150million and providing employment for over 8500 people across the country.

rector for Environmental +, said: “Cineworld is one of the very best names in the UK for entertainment and we are delighted to be working with themon a daily basis. This is

about creating superb envi- ronments for Cineworld so that their customers will want to keep coming back time after time.”

Hull City Council (HCC) has taken delivery of the first Nilfisk City Ranger 3500 in the UK and is pleased with the perform- ance of this compact sweeper. GarryMiddleton, Hull City Council’s corporate fleet and spe-

cialist engineeringmanager, said: “The City Ranger 3500 has hit the ground running and we have had no problems at all since it started sweeping the city centre on a daily basis. The articulatedmachine does what it says on the tin and has proven very reliable at the same time. All the drivers are happy to operate themachine and I ampleased we took the decision to be the first organisation to give the City Ranger 3500 a chance in the UK.” Middleton attended the Nilfisk Roadshow at Leeds City

Council where he personally operated the sweepers for an hour prior to arranging delivery to HCC to put themachine through its paces during an extensive demonstration period. Following this, an order was placed to take delivery of the sweeper. Nilfisk’s strategic accountmanager, Ray Coffey, added: “The City Ranger 3500 is a very efficient compact sweeper and out-

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