03 Industry News 08 BICSc Comment 08 People 12 GOJO Column 14 BCC Comment
16 Golden Service Awards
The winner of the Diversey Environmental Awareness Award, presented at the 2013 Golden Service Awards.
20 Face to Face with Ors Kovacs, Kennedy Hygiene Products.
24 Feature Flooring & Floorcare.
28 Special Report Cromwell Polythene.
30 Special Report Templa.
30 Special Report Emprise.
Focus on the future at BCC Annual Conference
The British Cleaning Council Conference took place re- cently at the CBI Conference Centre, London. The theme of the conference was ‘Fu- ture proofing the cleaning in- dustry’ and a teamof expert speakers gave presentations on future-related topics ranging fromthe environ- ment to start-up technology to staff retention. The confer- ence also included work- shops allowing delegates to learn new skills to take back to their businesses. The event attractedmyriad spon- sors, with Nilfisk UK being
Cleaning industry PR spe- cialist, Suzanne Howe Com- munications (SHC), will be running the PR and market- ing campaign for The Cleaning Show 2015, being staged at Excel London on 10-12 March 2015. This is the second time SHC has managed this campaign. Suzanne Howe, managing
director at SHC, said: “We are really looking forward to working on The Cleaning Show 2015, the major in- dustry event for the clean- ing sector, ensuring the show is a real success for both exhibitors and visitors alike.” The Cleaning Show has
been the established event for the cleaning industry
the lead supporter of the event. Other sponsors in- cluded Reintec, South Thames College, NSL Valida- tion Solutions, C&MMaga- zine, the EHR Commission, and BCCmembers Asset Skills and Keep Britain Tidy. The conference was chaired by distinguished journalist Oliver Kammof The Times. Alex Depledge, co-founder
, a new market entrant that uses smart phones to revolutionise the way consumers choose do- mestic cleaners, kicked off the conference with a fasci-
since 1972, and this year moves to London in direct response to industry re- quests. SHC will be support- ing the marketing of the show, sending press re- leases, submitting features, managing social media, as well as assisting with online queries, eblasts and enewsletters nearer to the start of the event. The PR will focus on the UK media as usual. However, SHC will also be communicating with the Europeanmedia due to the easy accessibility of the event for European visitors. Other projects will be re- vealed as the programme progresses.
Right, the team at Suzanne Howe Communications.
nating presentation includ- ing flexi-working, the shar- ing economy and unlocking technology to innovate. Depledge was followed by
Andy Mudd, principle con- sultant at APSE, who turned the delegate’s attention to the possibility of the public sector entering the commer- cial landscape as a competi- tor. Given often held perceptions of local authori- ties by the private sector and vice versa, Mudd’s presenta- tion drummed up much con- troversy and debate from the audience.
Doug Cooke, BCC chair-
man and co-founder of Prin- ciple Cleaning, shared his experiences as an ‘under- cover boss’ and the discover- ies that led him to create the concept of Hybrid Cleaning’ - a cleaning management sys- tem combining full-time hours for cleaners, daytime cleaning, staff development and the living wage at the same cost as previousmod- els. Alice Teague, programme head of the Equality and
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Cleaning Show2015 ramps up marketing campaign The Cleaning Show is
owned by BCCE Ltd, a com- pany jointly owned by Quartz Business Media and the British Cleaning Council. Doug Cooke, chairman of
the British Cleaning Council, said: “I cannot over empha-
sise the importance of The Cleaning Show to this in- dustry – it provides the vast majority of all income gen- erated by the British Clean- ing Council, and it is
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