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www.abcdsp.org.uk

The event will provide practical information on

























provider of nationwide property started 3 months ago over a dispute about their pay.



the following topics:
































maintenance services, is the latest



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www.assetskills.org

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authorities, contract cleaners,
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manufacturers, suppliers, and trainers.
favour of the council’s latest offer.














































































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standards and develop the skills











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www.cieh.org despite the downturn








































Roberts, Regional Chair of the North of
































programmes necessary for the Institute's


















England, UKHA, has won the coveted Catey








































Recent editions of Tomorrow’s Cleaning have identified the









































www.britloos.co.uk range of cleaning qualifications.


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best-practice. That means far more than
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flick a duster,” said Mr Glastonbury.
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