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Hygiene Group, the UK’s leading supplier of contract cleaning services to the UK food pro- cessing sector, has been named as winner of the UK’s Award for Excellence in People De- velopment by the British Chambers of Com- merce.

Steve Bailey of Hygiene Group (left) receives the award from Mike Emmott of CIPD.

Hygiene Group won the top national prize, sponsored by CIPD, for its innovative manage- rial and supervisory academies introduced to help develop and motivate its workforce. The national award followed success in the same category in local and regional Chamber awards events during 2010.

More types of plastic will be recyclable in Guernsey in 2011, the Public Services Department has announced.

Types five and six plastics will be added to the existing types, one and two, this January.

This will include items such as yoghurt pots, sauce bottles and food trays – meaning that there will be very few plastics that cannot be recycled.

To cope with the increased volumes of recyclables, additional recycling bins will be made available at many of the recycling sites.

All the plastics will be baled and shipped to the UK for processing.

More than 100 firms are now supporting the London living wage campaign, committing to pay staff a wage sufficient to sustain and acceptable standard of living in the capital. Bank of America and Merrill Lynch were among 17 new employers who have signed up to pay their staff a minimum rate of £7.85, which has been created to help provide Londoners with a socially acceptable standard of living.

Specially adapted work wear is a requirement in many sectors, whether it is hygiene, medical, health and safety etc, so when it comes to cleaning these garments, special washing processes are needed to maintain the original appearance and functionality of the clothing throughout its service life.

Electrolux Laundry Systems (ELS), has a range of professional machines available to enable companies to launder work wear in-house,

The move will see an extra 2,500 workers lifted workers out of the lowest pay bracket.

According to calculations from the office of the Mayor of London, the wage would help 25% of the 630,000 children currently living in poverty if it were paid to every worker in the capital.

Mark Woodhead, Chairman of the British Cleaning Council, said: "It is only right that all

saving time and money and maintain complete control of the entire laundry process.

With fully adaptable, professional machines designed to wash large volumes in a short time and at the correct temperature, it is possible to wash almost all kinds of work wear. Bacteria and tough stains are eliminated and new impregnation can be added automatically as and when needed.

Complete control over the drying process is also possible, thanks to Electrolux Professionals’

workers are rewarded with a wage that will help keep them out of poverty. Cleaners have been one of the greatest beneficiaries of the London living wage, and the British Cleaning Council commends the 100 companies that have pledged their support to this policy and hopes that this will encourage others to follow their lead."

advanced microprocessor technology, Compass Control™, which provides maximum drying flexibility, resulting in energy savings. In addition, the reversing function distributes the laundry evenly in the drum and leaves the clothes free from creases. This means that many items are ready to wear immediately after drying.

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