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COVER STORY 26 6


SMARTLY CONNECTED Containing a wide range of


equipment training videos that you can access anywhere, at any time, and with product guides and company information, the ICE App has everything you need to keep up to date.


WHAT’S NEW


WHAT’S NEW Your essential industry news,


including all the latest appointments, contracts and exciting company announcements, product launches and announcements. This month, we speak with Robert Scott’s Alastair Scott about the company’s rebrand, we talk to ICE’s Mark Bresnihan about the company’s recent acquisitions, and the BCC expands.


REGULARS 28


CUT-THROAT CONTRACTING IS


COSTING EVERYONE BCC Deputy Chair Paul Thrupp highlights how the sector needs to clean up its procurement act for the good of both clients and suppliers.


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CONTRACT CLEANING: THE APPRENTICE


Lee Andrews, CEO of DOC Cleaning, reports on the Apprenticeship Levy: Is it a Tax or a Benefit?


HEALTHIER CLEANING Jangro’s Joanne Gilliard


discusses how the cleaning business is now heading towards ‘Cleaning for Health’ and explores ways to embrace this new trend.


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THE OMETENASHI SPIRIT


It’s not just the bullet trains that are lightning fast in Japan: the train cleaning services are equally as speedy. Martin Wharmby investigates Japan’s Seven-Minute Miracle.


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ON THE ROAD AGAIN Leadec’s Nigel Moore looks at


the importance of workflow planning to ensure effective cleans every time.


CONTENTS 56 30


FEATURES


WHAT’S IN THE BOX? Ron Segura discusses why


all cleaning contractors need a grey wooden box.


REUSE, RECYCLE, REPURPOSE


The Tomorrow’s Cleaning editorial team visited RPC bpi recycled products to find out how the company reprocesses post-consumer polythene.


EDITOR’S PICK 46 36


SMARTER CLEANING – NOT


JUST FOR WASHROOMS Essity’s Steve Palmer asks how sensors can be used to make improvements in the world of cleaning.


TRANSPORT CLEANING


NO MEAN FLEET Churchill Services discusses


the challenges of their cleaning contract with Govia Thameslink Railway.


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AN ESSENTIAL SOFTWARE UPDATE


Templa’s Rick Stoor offers an insight into the ways business management software can help address challenges.


NEW SOFTWARE FOR APPLE


In this case study, SmartTask details how their software helped one contract cleaning company streamline their operations.


DISPOSABLES


DISPOSABLE EXCELLENCE


Diversey explores the hygiene performance of their disposable microfibre against that of comparable reusable systems.


HIGH-TECH PERFORMANCE


Chicopee investigates how the latest high performance microfibre disposables can eliminate the threat of cross-contamination.


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INDISPENSABLE DISPOSABLES


Northwood Hygiene Products’ Paul Mulready explores how their disposables are more than just meeting our wiping needs.


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SOFTWARE 42


AN EZI ADVANTAGE Ezitracker’s Christian Berenger


looks at how mobile technology is the key to success in today’s competitive cleaning sector.


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