CAMPAIGN PAYS OFF Cleanology’s long-term commitment to fair pay in the cleaning industry has resulted in a win at the Living Wage Champion Awards.

CEO Dominic Ponniah celebrated the win with staff. He said: “Of all the awards Cleanology has won in recent years, this has the most significance. It means so much to our team, which campaigns tirelessly to make Cleanology a Living Wage company. In an industry known for low pay and fast turnover of staff, we are committed to changing the landscape, and we are unbelievably proud to receive recognition for our work.”

Cleanology was the winner of the Recognised Service Provider 2021 category. Since 2017, the company has almost doubled the number of employees receiving the Real Living Wage. As well as promoting fair pay among clients through awareness- raising events and annual reviews, it includes a Real Living Wage option in every new bid and makes it clear that this is the preferred way of working. 40% of bids include the Real Living Wage as a mandatory element.

In 2019, Cleanology commissioned the first independent research into attitudes around wage levels and


MAINTENANCE LEADER Technology-led facilities management company, Cloudfm has been named as a global leader in IoT enabled predictive maintenance by technology research and advisory company, Gartner.

In a new report which examines the benefits of IoT-enabled predictive maintenance and its role in digital transformation across different industries, Gartner highlights Cloudfm’s role in disrupting and innovating in this market space.

Cloudfm has led the industry in introducing the principles and technologies of IoT-enabled predictive maintenance to the facilities management industry. It has partnered with national

perceptions towards cleaners’ pay.

Ponniah added: “Fair pay is a basic right. Signing up to the Real Living Wage offers employees security and gives a clear message that they are valued. In return, we are rewarded with greater loyalty and more thorough work. We will continue to push for the Real Living Wage throughout our organisation.”

Laura Gardiner, Director of the Living Wage Foundation, which organised the awards, said: “Despite the challenges of the past 18 months, the Living Wage movement has never been stronger – we’ve continued to grow, welcoming our 7,000th employer, and tonight we come together to recognise some of the outstanding work these employers have done. The Living Wage Champion Awards 2021 are

institutions such as the NHS, universities and education, to develop a proven model.

Commenting on the report Jeff Dewing, CEO of Cloudfm, said: “Very early on, we saw the power of IoT to combine data and technology to drive efficiency and maximise environmental savings. We invested in developing our proprietary technology and teamed up with behavioural scientists at the University of Essex to prove its effectiveness.”

Cloudfm leads the shift from preventative maintenance and emergency response to an intelligence-led real-time model with Mindsett, a predictive IoT platform. Trials have proven Mindsett extends the lifespan of assets and improves efficiency due to maximising operational efficiency.

a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the importance of a wage that truly covers the cost of living and the value this provides for workers and businesses, and I congratulate Cleanology on their deserved award.”

Mindsett combines IoT sensors with artificial intelligence and machine learning to reduce costs and eliminate waste. The benefits go wider with a compliance and risk module that allow users to demonstrate the potential savings from asset monitoring and monitor changes in temperature or failures that could cause issues such as legionella or impair emergency lighting.

David Attoe, IoT Development Director at Cloudfm, said: “Our Mindsett platform is part of a holistic approach to facilities management that streamlines management, builds in accountability and transparency across the supply chain and provides the data that is essential to enabling behavioural change with staff to operate assets more efficiently.” TOMORROW’S FM | 27

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