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i-FM welcomes new sponsor

SoftBank Robotics designs and manufactures interactive robots. One addresses a key need for FM currently, delivery of efficient and effective cleaning services.

NJC scoops McCann contract

The cleaning and support services company has secured a new contract win with leading global marketing services provider McCann Worldgroup.

Cleaning tips for Covid-secure workplaces

As organisations struggle to plan the way forward amidst a national increase in Covid-19 cases and changing government advice, good hygiene in the workplace has never mattered more.

SWC in LloydsPharmacy win

Specialist Window Cleaning, a part of the Incentive FM Group, has been appointed by one of the UK's leading pharmacists on a two-year deal.

Q3 extends Chelsea Harbour deal

Q3 Services has been awarded a new cleaning contract within the residential areas at London’s Chelsea Harbour complex.

Q3 buys disinfection business

Q3 Services has purchased the Channel Islands-based business Biofog Limited.

Julius Rutherfoord goes to law

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP has appointed the company on a cleaning and waste services contract at its London offices.

NJC in City win

The cleaning and support services company has landed a new contract at a residential development in the City of London.

London school extension for Julius Rutherfoord

The London Borough of Merton has renewed the service provider's cleaning contract for the second time.

Practical guide for cobotics in FM published

The International Facility Management Association and industry specialist SoftBank Robotics have come together to produce the guide, along with a range of expert contributors.

Julius Rutherfoord in St Barnabas win

The cleaning services specialist has been appointed at The House of St Barnabas in London's Soho.

New software aims to transform cleaning efficiency

Clenetix has launched a software-as-a-service solution that it says ensures cleaning operations meet needs and enhance service efficiency.

BCC calls for 'show of strength'

The Manchester Cleaning Show will be the first live event for the industry as it opens in October, and its backers are hoping for widespread support.

Clarion names Samsic for cleaning

The UK's largest provider of affordable housing, Clarion Housing Group, has appointed Samsic UK to provide services to its offices in central and southeast England.

ABM establishes expert advisory council

In a focused Covid-19 response, the facilities services provider has lined up leading advisors on infectious disease and industrial hygiene.

Churchill unveils workplace hygiene programme

The soft services group says its new initiative will help organisations create safe and hygienic workplaces.

CleanEvent scores at The Oval

The company has been awarded a cleaning services contract at The Kia Oval, following a competitive tender process held early in 2020.

Tesco to take small store cleaning in-house

In-house cleaning will start on 24 August in 1,920 Convenience Metro and Express stores.

Sodexo in 7-year schools win

The group's schools business, Independents by Sodexo, has been awarded a new contract with Haberdashers' Aske's Elstree Schools.

BCC clarifies meaning of cleaning and hygiene terms

The British Cleaning Council has stepped in to resolve any confusion or misunderstanding around industry terms, particularly important these days.

JLL to introduce cleaning certification

The property services group is collaborating with a leading inspection, testing and certification company to help building owners and occupiers confirm their spaces are clean and safe.

Churchill in Scottish Police Authority win

Churchill has been awarded a multi-site contract with the Scottish Police Authority, a deal that begins this month.

Principle in London win

Principle Cleaning Services has secured a five-year contract to provide housekeeping services at 22 Bishopsgate. 

Covid-19: Altuity adds cleaning management capability

The pandemic has highlighted the critical role of cleaning activities as never before. Effective management is equally important.

Growing demand for cleaning robots

SoftBank Robotics reports that, as of the end of June, it recorded cumulative sales of more than 10,000 units of its AI-enabled vacuum-cleaning robot, making it No.1 in the global market.

BSI launches workplace hygiene solution

The group's package includes standards, consultancy, training, auditing and the BSI Kitemark.

Pinnacle offering Covid-secure cleaning service

The facilities services group has launched a specialist Covid cleaning service to provide cost-effective anti-microbial surface protection.

Occupancy-based cleaning solution launches

Workplace technology company Freespace says its solution supports the implementation of dynamic cleaning schedules using live occupancy data.

ISS extends NSS deal

The facilities services group has extended its relationship with Nationwide Specialist Services for another five years.

How often do you review your cleaning KPIs?

More than a quarter of FMs in the EMEA region admit that their organisation has not reviewed metrics and KPIs for commercial cleaning in the last five years.

Mitie offers long-term anti-covid service

Mitie has launched the UK's first cleaning service with a chemical-free cleaning product proven to kill Covid-19 on surfaces for six months.

BCC seeks to meet minister

The British Cleaning Council has written to the Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Labour Markets to ask for a meeting to discuss key industry issues.

Samsic calls for greater user engagement

The cleaning services provider is rolling out a programme enabling users to participate in real-time environment hygiene control in the post-Covid workplace.

Polyteck unveils deep cleaning division

The facilities services provider has launched a new deep cleaning and sanitation division for residential and commercial properties.

ABM UK offers enhanced cleaning service

ABM has developed a comprehensive programme of services designed to help businesses re-open in the wake of Covid-19.

NJC launches coronavirus support hub

The independent cleaning and support services company has developed an online hub to share information in support of a return to the workplace.

Churchill launches swab testing service

The soft services provider has developed a Covid-19 swab testing service to help organisations safely manage buildings and protect occupants pre- and post-lockdown.

Cleaners need access to testing, BCC says

The British Cleaning Council is calling for all cleaners to be included in the expanded first wave of testing for coronavirus for essential workers.

Three new wins for Samsic

British telecommunications and internet service provider Hutchison 3G UK has appointed Samsic to provide cleaning to its corporate estate.

Ecocleen targeting franchise network expansion

The contract cleaning group is creating new franchise opportunities within the UK following a record year in 2019, which saw the company grow by over a third.

CleanEvent supporting the NHS at Tottenham

CleanEvent Services has been assisting the North Middlesex University Hospital Trust and Tottenham Hotspur FC in setting up and providing cleaning services for the new maternity and antenatal unit at the stadium.

Coronavirus: Sitemark launches hygiene programme

The independent benchmarking service for the facilities management industry has launched a workplace hygiene programme in response to covid-19.

PHS launches coronavirus taskforce

Hygiene services firm PHS Group has launched an emergency-response cleaning service for organisations affected by covid-19.

Employers urged to issue letters to cleaners

Employers of cleaning staff operating in critical industries have been urged to provide them with written proof that they should be treated as critical and key workers.

Cleaning sector counts as top-ten UK industry

New research by the British Cleaning Council has revealed that there are approximately 1.63m workers in the industry, making up around 5% of the UK workforce.

ISS scoops top hospital cleaning award

ISS Healthcare's contract at the Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax, has been named as the Best Cleaned Hospital (over 250 beds) in the Kimberly-Clark Golden Service Awards.

Coronavirus: workplace risk assessment tool

Sitemark, the independent benchmarking service, has released a free workplace risk assessment tool in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

BCC doubles down on staff shortage warning

The British Cleaning Council has warned that new immigration rules proposed for next year will cause "a severe shortage of staff" in the cleaning and tourism industries in and around London.

Axis lands dual service deal

Property management company Workman has awarded an integrated cleaning and security services contract to Axis Group.

NJC in second senior appointment

The cleaning and support services company has named Juan Camara as specialist services operations director.

BCC "worried" about immigration rules

The British Cleaning Council is warning about the "huge" possible impact of government proposals for a new, restrictive immigration system from 2021.

OCS in museum win

Birmingham Museums Trust has awarded OCS a three-year contract to provide cleaning and support services.

Principle aims to "lead the way" on sustainability

Principle Cleaning Services has declared a new objective: to become the most sustainable cleaning company in the UK.

Tudor grows with Welsh buy

Tudor Group, the Manchester-based cleaning services business, has extended its reach with the acquisition of Welsh company AQS.

OCS on a winner at Newbury

Newbury Racecourse has appointed the facilities services group to provide cleaning and customer services on a three-year contract.

Incentive in Canada Square win

Incentive FM Group's cleaning business has won a new contract at One Canada Square following a competitive tender.

Churchill puts RCoA deal to bed

The facilities services group has secured a two-year contract with the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

Samsic rebrands UK operations

The Coventry-based building support services contractor Regent Samsic is to rebrand as Samsic UK.

CleanEvent in Southampton FC win

CleanEvent Services, the specialist venue and stadium cleaning provider, has signed a three-plus-two-year contract with Southampton FC.

Incentive in London win

Specialist cleaning company Incentive QAS has secured a three-year deal to deliver a range of services at 12 Arthur Street in London.

Atalian Servest on board with LNER

London North Eastern Railway has awarded the facilities services group a new station and train cleaning and presentation contract.

ESA joins BCC

The trade body representing the UK's resource and waste management industry has joined the British Cleaning Council.

Norse business retains cleaning contract

Wellingborough Norse has seen a significant educational sector deal extended for a further two years, with an additional site added to the agreement.

Arcus extends Sainsbury's role

The facilities management company has been awarded an additional contract with its largest client.

AM in Wigan win

AM Services group has landed a new contract with Nippon Electric Glass at its fibre glass manufacturing site near Wigan.

Ecocleen buys to expand

The group has completed the acquisition of Regency Cleaning Services, a family-owned business based in Henley-on-Thames, in a deal worth up to £2.5m.

Council business lands trust deal

Cormac, the facilities services business owned by Cornwall County Council, has been awarded a major cleaning contract for Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

NJC scoops City deal

The cleaning and support services company has won a three-year contract via property manager Avison Young at 110 Bishopsgate.

Cordant books 10-year extension

c2c, the company that operates and manages stations and trains from London Fenchurch Street to Southend, has extended its relationship with Cordant Cleaning with a new deal worth £30m.

NJC wins in west London

The cleaning and support services company has been appointed at 245 Hammersmith Road, a new site incorporating offices, retail units, a public plaza and an urban park.

Spectrum scores in Aberdeen

The Paisley-based soft services firm has won a new cleaning contract at the Aberdeen base of a major oil & gas company.

Farnek lands Dubai Airports deal

The UAE-based facilities management company will mobilise 800 staff to provide cleaning services on a new five-year contract.

NIC scoops deal at Morrisons

NIC Services Group has been awarded a new multi-million pound contract with the Yorkshire-based supermarket chain.

Norse in another school win

The facilities services specialist has won a three-year cleaning contract at the 1200-pupil Watford Grammar School for Boys. 

Cirka scores with Saracens

The Australian cleaning services group, recently launched in the UK, has won the cleaning contract at Allianz Park, the home of the English and European Rugby Champions Saracens.

ABM retains two major Scotland contracts 

ABM UK has retained cleaning contracts with two high-profile Edinburgh customers: National Galleries of Scotland and the City of Edinburgh's cultural performance, conferencing and events venues.

Ecocleen looking for acquisitions to boost growth

The commercial contract cleaning provider says it is targeting a number of acquisitions over the next 12 months to accelerate its expansion within the UK.

Incentive in Birmingham win

Incentive QAS, the group's cleaning business, has been awarded a three-year contract at 55 Colmore Row, one of Birmingham's more prestigious office locations.

Mitie extends Historic Environment Scotland deal

Mitie has secured an extension to a relationship first struck up in 2010, with the award of a new five-year contract.

Norse lands multi-site cleaning assignment

The group's cleaning business has been awarded a £2.3m contract with the academies group Inspiration Trust.

AM Services rolling on with Leyland Trucks

AM Services Group has secured an extension to its specialist cleaning contract at the Leyland Assembly Plant. 

NJC signs with BNP Paribas

The property management company has appointed NJC on a three-year contract at Cannon Bridge House in the City of London.

NIC delivers for Hermes

NIC Services Group has been awarded a multi-million pound cleaning contract with delivery solutions company Hermes.

Mitie cleans up in Cleveland

Mitie has been appointed to provide cleaning services across 16 Cleveland Fire Brigade sites.

NJC in multi-site win

Property developer Ballymore has awarded the cleaning services group a contract covering five key sites in London.

Norse grows cleaning business

The Norwich-headquartered services group is reporting a surge in new business this month.

CleanKing moves into London with strategic buy

Farnham-based CleanKing has successfully acquired the London based-cleaning services provider Millards Cleaning in a move designed to extend its size and reach.

Rutherfoord back in court

London cleaning firm Julius Rutherfoord has secured a three-year extension of its contract at the Supreme Court.

Churchill adds English National Ballet to portfolio

Portfolio, the service group's high-specification cleaning division, has secured a three-year contract with ENB.

ABM retains City Hall deal

The Greater London Authority has awarded the firm a new five-year soft services contact following a "rigorous" tender process.

The shoe fits for B38

British footwear and handbag retailer Russell & Bromley has awarded a national cleaning contract to B38 Support Services.

Q3 goes to Specsavers

One of the youngest FM companies around, Q3 is marking its first anniversary with news of a three-year cleaning contract with one of the UK's most recognised retail brands.

Churchill lands second Millennium Point contract

Churchill Services has won a three-year cleaning contract with Millennium Point in Birmingham's city centre.

TC grows cleaning business

TC Facilities Management has secured new business worth £3m annually via recent contract wins for cleaning and window cleaning services.

OCS delivers solution for DPD

The parcel delivery company has appointed OCS to provide cleaning services for its UK depots.

CleanEvent readiesTottenham's new stadium

CleanEvent Services, the specialist venue and stadium cleaning provider, has been working as an integral part of the Tottenham Hotspur team during the extensive preparations for this week's first league match at the new site.

BCC offers insights into £50bn services sector

The British Cleaning Council has published the most comprehensive research into the UK's cleaning industry it has ever undertaken, extending data collection into waste management, landscaping and FM.

B38 puts on £2m of cleaning business in first quarter

The Wakefield-headquartered B38 Group is reporting new contract wins for a support services division that was launched just last August.

Norse sees cleaning division grow

Norse's cleaning division added £550k of new business in the first two months of 2019.

CleanEvent nets deal at QPR

The venue cleaning and support services specialist has signed a three-year cleaning services agreement with Queens Park Rangers FC.

Data centre cleaning specialist launches in EMEA

Critical Facilities Solutions US, a leading data centre cleaning and infrastructure services company in North America, has opened for business in the UK with eyes on operations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Churchill unveils new approach to contract cleaning

The soft services group has launched Portfolio, a high-specification cleaning service targeting organisations that regard environment as critical to their core business.

Churchill extends transport deal

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport has awarded the soft services group a ten-year cleaning contract covering sites in and around Glasgow.

Spectrum toasts another win

The Paisley-based soft services group has been appointed to provide a range of cleaning services for Glen Turner Ltd at their Starlaw Distillery site in Bathgate.

Westminster University names Sitemark as advisor

The University of Westminster has chosen Sitemark to support procurement of cleaning services across its London estate.

Churchill extends school stay

Churchill Services has been re-appointed as the cleaning contractor at Caldicot School in Monmouthshire following a competitive tender process.

Stagecoach sticks  with Cordant

Cordant Cleaning has secured a "significant" contract renewal with leading bus operator Stagecoach to provide cleaning, shunting and fuelling services at ten depots across London.

Contract cleaning set for £95m boost in 2019

That optimistic conclusion comes from new market research, despite Brexit uncertainties putting continued pressure on companies and dampening volume growth.

Westgrove launches specialist cleaning division

The Warrington-based soft services specialist has unveiled a new business that will extend its offer with a range of new self-delivery capabilities.

Barnsley Norse in housing association win

The Norse Group jv has landed a three-year cleaning contract covering eight of Wakefield and District Housing's corporate buildings.

Principle lands Crown Estate deal

BNP Paribas Real Estate has awarded a three-year contract to Principle Cleaning Services, covering the Crown Estate St James's portfolio.

CMA takes action on Rentokil Cannon buy

The Competition and Markets Authority has told Rentokil Initial that it must sell several large supply contracts following its merger with Cannon Hygiene.

Norse lands Barnet Council deal

The support services group has been awarded a three-year cleaning contract for the London Borough of Barnet.

Ecocleen in Hinkley Point win

Host 2 Ltd has awarded an eight-year contract to Ecocleen's south west franchise, AHG Facilities Management, for the provision of cleaning services at one of the largest worker campus developments in Europe.

Woosh checks in to London's Bankside Hotel

Washroom management specialist Woosh has secured a contract with the new boutique hotel in Southwark.

CleanEvent Services joins the Wolves

The specialist venue and stadium cleaning services provider has scored a three-year deal with Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.

Churchill lands cleaning and compliance deal

Events management company Camm & Hooper has awarded the three-year contract, worth more than £500,000.

ISS appointed at historic food manufacturing site

A global food manufacturer and processor of cereals and grains has appointed ISS to provide cleaning services at their food manufacturing plant in the north of the UK.

ISS retains largest contract in Pacific Region

ISS Australia has extended its contract with Property NSW for five years, covering cleaning services to over 1,300 sites.

AM: university days

AM Services Group has been appointed to supply specialist waste management services at Ormskirk's Edge Hill University.

Ecocleen grows

The cleaning services business has strengthened its nationwide infrastructure with the opening of a new headquarters and the expansion of its franchise network.

Andron builds with Wood

Wood plc, the multi-national energy services company, has awarded a three-year cleaning contract to Andron FM.

Monthind contract on target

The contract cleaning specialist has won a three-year deal to work with the East Anglia Reserve Forces & Cadets Association.

Arcus secures Sainsbury's cleaning contract

Tailor-made for the supermarket group's needs a decade ago, the facilities services company has extended its existing relationship with a new multi-site cleaning deal.

Principle still in tune with REM

Principle Cleaning Services, the London-based cleaning specialist, has retained its contract with Real Estate Management (UK) for three properties: The Shard, Park House on Oxford Street and 48 Pall Mall.

PHS lands Saint-Gobain hygiene contract

Saint-Gobain UK, the construction materials group, has awarded a multi-site hygiene services contract to PHS Group.

Norse boasts record demand for cleaning and catering

The Norse Group says it has secured new contracts each month of its latest financial year and demand for catering and cleaning services has "never been so strong".

Monthind wins at Quadram

East of England cleaning company Monthind has secured a multi-service contract at the new state-of-the-art Quadram Institute medical facility in Norwich.

OCS books £50m deal with Community Health Partnerships

The Department of Health-owned company that serves as an essential link between the NHS and healthcare providers has awarded a three-year cleaning support contract to OCS.

ISS retains Irish Parliament contract

ISS Ireland has been reappointed to deliver cleaning and related services at the Houses of the Oireachtas for a further four years.

Julius Rutherfoord offers best practice guide

The London-based cleaning specialist has published a new guide focused on expert management within the cleaning and FM industries.

Cordant on board at Midland Metro

Cordant Cleaning has won a three-year contract to provide a range of services across the tram network in Birmingham.

ISS extends multi-site specialist cleaning deal

ISS has secured an extension to a 10-site UK contract with a leading global food and beverage company.

TC strikes a deal at Poundland

TC Facilities Management has been appointed to deliver window and external signage cleaning across the country for the retail group.

Spectrum scoops deal at Dundee landmark

The Scottish soft services provider has been awarded the cleaning contract at the new V&A Dundee Museum.

ISS to divest cleaning portfolio in The Netherlands

The global facilities services provider has reached an agreement to sell a non-core single-service cleaning portfolio to Dutch cleaning company CSU.

UK's first aerial window cleaning academy launches

The new training academy is launched today (6 September) at Her Majesty's Prison & Young Offender Institution Isis, in a move to tackle the ongoing UK skills shortage while helping to reduce reoffending.

Total Solutions launches franchise operation

Total Solutions Group, the specialist cleaning company, has expanded into franchising with the launch of the commercial cleaning business Solved365.

First round's on Spectrum

Whisky producer John Dewar & Sons has appointed Scotland's Spectrum Service Solutions to deliver cleaning at its Glasgow site.

Westgrove lands second airport contract

The Warrington-based soft services specialist has been awarded a cleaning contract for the air traffic control building at Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

Andron demonstrates fashion sense

The Aberdeen-headquartered soft services specialist has landed two new contracts, one at a leading regional shopping centre and a second with a top fashion brand.

Cleaners plan strikes at multiple London sites

A small union with a specific focus on outsourced services staff is backing action taking place this week to highlight issues around pay rates and employment conditions for cleaners on some very visible sites.

CleanEvent debuts at Tottenham

CleanEvent Services, the specialist venue and stadium cleaning provider, has landed a three-year contract with Tottenham Hotspur.

Darlington FM company grows with pre-pack buy

MJF Facilities Management has acquired cleaning company Swift FM from its administrators.

Norse builds schools cleaning business

The services group has added a further £640k of new business to its education sector cleaning portfolio.

BSA joins BCC

The British Cleaning Council, which represents over 20 national trade and membership associations in the UK's cleaning, hygiene and waste management sectors, has welcomed the Business Services Association as a new council member.

NJC in multi-site win

Independent property advisor Metrus has awarded a three-year contract to cleaning and support services company NJC.

Kingdom sheds light on latest win

Lighting services group Prolojik has awarded a new cleaning services contract to Kingdom.

Spectrum scores at British Open

The Paisley-based services company has been appointed to provide cleaning and waste management for August's Women's British Open.

Satisfied of Tunbridge Wells sticks with Cordant

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has renewed its contract with Cordant Cleaning for a further three years and extended the remit to include additional services.

Norse in cleaning service wins at two schools

Norse Group's cleaning division has won a three-year cleaning service contract at the independent day and boarding school St Mary's, in Cambridge.

Interserve's new flexible friend

Flexible offices provider The Instant Group has awarded a two-year, £2.5m cleaning services contract to Interserve.

OCS in Yorkshire Hospitals NHS trust win

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has awarded a five-year soft services contract to OCS.

Westgrove lands first airport

The Warrington-based cleaning and security services provider has moved into a new market sector with a contract win at Doncaster and Sheffield Airport.

Enhance named service provider Living Wage champion

Enhance Office Cleaning Ltd has been announced as a winner of the Living Wage Champion Awards 2018 award for Recognised Service Providers.

CleanEvent first past the post at Ascot

CleanEvent Services, the specialist venue and stadium cleaning provider, has secured a new contract at Ascot Racecourse.

Templewood buys LCC

Cleaning and security provider Templewood Services has announced the acquisition of LCC Support Services, one of the UK's largest independently owned contract cleaning specialists.

Atalian in pole position for French Grand Prix

As Formula 1 racing returns to France after a gap of 10 years, Atalian will be there as the appointed cleaning services provider.

CleanEvent wins with ACC Liverpool

The specialist venue and stadium cleaning provider has secured a three-year contract at ACC Liverpool, the award-winning conference centre on the banks of Liverpool's heritage waterfront.

New Farnborough International Airshow win

The Twickenham-based Stadium Support Services has won a "highly competitive" tender process to become principle cleaning partner until 2022.

On the buses: Spectrum seals Lothian deal

The Scottish cleaning services company has emerged top in a competitive tender to take a substantial contract with Lothian Buses.

Principle scoops Office Group deal

Principle Cleaning Services has been awarded a new two-year contract with The Office Group, the provider of flexible office, meeting and co-working spaces.

Mount Charles wins courts deal

The Belfast-based support services company has won a two-year cleaning services contract with the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service.

Julius Rutherfoord in double win

The London commercial cleaning specialist has won two three-year contracts at major buildings in the City and Canary Wharf.

The robots are already here

As early as last year NHS Fife's Victoria Hospital became the first site in Scotland to deploy a robotic floor cleaning machine.

Win opens new sector to Cordant

Cordant Cleaning has been awarded a "significant" contract to provide a range of specialist cleaning services across 560 locations belonging to national housing association The Riverside Group.

Cambridgeshire to wind up cleaning and catering service

In-house isn't always an attractive alternative. Cambridgeshire County Council has concluded that its own service supply operation can't compete in an increasingly tough market.

Churchill lands St George's cleaning contract

The medicine and biomedical science arm of the University of London has awarded a three-year cleaning deal to Churchill Contract Services.

Churchill plugs into Northern Powergrid extension

The electricity supply company has awarded a three-year cleaning services deal to Churchill, building on an existing relationship between client and contractor.

Interserve lands £10m multi-site cleaning deal

The support services and construction group has won a three-year contract to provide aircraft cleaning services for planes across multiple airports in Spain.

CFS lands national cleaning contract

Southampton-headquartered Corporate Facilities Services has emerged at the top of the list in a tender exercise covering property investor Hammerson's UK retail park portfolio.

Churchill in the spotlight at Birmingham venues

Churchill Services has been awarded a three-year cleaning contract with Performances Birmingham Ltd.

The art of the deal

Churchill has emerged from a competitive tender process, organised through the London Universities Purchasing Consortium, as the new cleaning services partner at the Royal College of Art.

NJC wins with BNP Paribas

The cleaning and support services provider has landed a three-year contract with the property management business at BNP Paribas.

Cleaning market faces uncertain future

Following three years of growth in line with the UK economy, the contract cleaning market looks set to see the pace falter as a result of uncertainty caused by factors including Brexit.

Skanska eyes up high-level deal

The City of London Corporation has awarded an extensive high-level cleaning services contract to Skanska, building on a successful existing collaboration.

Churchill: two more years at college

Churchill Services has been awarded a two–year extension on its contract with Middlesbrough College.

Incentive lands Birmingham cleaning deal

Incentive QAS has been awarded a three-year contract by CBRE to provide a range of cleaning services at The Cube in Birmingham.

Spectrum Services: close to the Heart

The Paisley-based facilities services company has been appointed to provide a range of cleaning services for Heart of Midlothian Football Club.

ICE buys Reintec and Tecserv

ICE, the cleaning equipment supply group, is to acquire 100% of the Reintec and TecServ business.

Interserve extends retail job in Spain

Spanish travel retailer Dufry has awarded a three-year contract extension to the services provider.

Churchill extends Thameslink contract

Churchill Services has been awarded a £3.5m station cleaning contract with Govia Thameslink Railway, building on an initial contract that went live last year.

Principle extends West End run

Principle Cleaning Services has retained its multi-site West End contract with Broadgate Estates following a "rigorous" tender process.

AM Services extends reach with second buy

Lancashire-based facilities business AM Services Group has acquired the Liverpool-based, family-owned SLS Washroom Services in the latest move in its growth strategy.

Back to school for Incentive

Incentive QAS, the FM group's specialist cleaning company, has been awarded a three-year contract to provide a range of cleaning services at Salesian School in Chertsey, Surrey.

NIC secures Yorkshire Water deal

The Leeds-based facilities services group has been awarded a new contract with the regional water supply and treatment company.

Churchill in £6m South Bank win

Churchill Services has won a three-year cleaning, waste and window cleaning contract at London South Bank University.

Nviro reports £4m of new business

The cleaning services provider says it has won a string of new contracts, marking a successful start to its new financial year.

Kingdom grows with cleaning buy

The support services group has acquired Lincolnshire-based cleaning services provider Superclean.

Axis lands new job at Spitalfields

Axis Group has won a five-year deal to deliver cleaning and pest control services at Old Spitalfields Market in London, building on its existing security services contract.

Incentive win on Cheapside

Incentive QAS, the specialist cleaning company, has been awarded a three-year contract by property managers Workman LLP to provide a range of soft services at 80 Cheapside in the City of London.

JPC renews Paternoster Square cleaning contract

Property manager Broadgate Estates has awarded a three-year contract to clean its managed premises at Paternoster Square in London to incumbent provider JPC Cleaning.

Scottish chemistry right for Spectrum

Paisley-based facilities support group Spectrum Services has landed two contracts at Grangemouth, Scotland's major chemicals industry site.

BCC fills top roles

The British Cleaning Council, which represents over 20 national trade associations linked to the UK's cleaning, hygiene and waste management sectors, has elected a new Chairman and Deputy Chair.

ISS expands contract with Daimler

The support services group's specialist automotive business has won a new and enlarged contract at Daimler's major manufacturing site in Stuttgart.

ISS on board at Hitachi Rail

The facilities services provider has secured a three-year contract with Hitachi Rail for the Intercity Express Programme for Great Western Main Line.

Norse cleans up in Medway

Medway Council has awarded a four-year schools cleaning contract to Norse Commercial Services.

Early renewal for Churchill

Edinburgh's Queen Margaret University has awarded the services provider an early extension to its existing cleaning contract.

Facilicom secures extension at OU

The Open University has awarded an extended and expanded contract to Facilicom Cleaning Services.

Norse business renews deals

The facilities services group's Wellingborough Norse venture has won two-year contract renewals with three established clients.

CleanEvent wins at Silverstone

CleanEvent Services has secured a three-year cleaning contract with Silverstone Circuits Limited.

Winning streak for London contract cleaner

Soft services firm Julius Rutherfoord & Co is reporting success in securing over £10m in repeat business that will contribute to its turnover for the next five years.

Recipe for success: Axis extends bakeries deal

Axis Cleaning and Support Services has been awarded a new five-year cleaning and hygiene maintenance contract with Guenther Bakeries at its Banbury site.

Incentive lands Johnson Matthey extension

Incentive QAS, the specialist cleaning arm of Incentive FM Group, has secured a three-plus-two contract extension with Johnson Matthey, the international products and technologies group.

Churchill settles in at Dover

Churchill Services has been awarded a three-year cleaning contract by Dover Harbour Board, which owns and operates the Port of Dover.

Emprise scores at Arsenal

Emprise has been awarded a five-year contract to deliver cleaning and related services for Arsenal Football Club at its Emirates Stadium in London.

Tenon confirms new contracts after Elite deal

Tenon FM has added two new contracts to its portfolio, worth a combined total of £2.25m a year.

Servest provides high-level solution for Pets at Home

The high street pet shop group has awarded a three-year cleaning contract to facilities services group Servest. 

Servest extends stay at Primark

The facilities services group has won a three-year extension to its cleaning contract with the high street retailer, following a competitive tender process.

Kingdom in Sports Direct cleaning win

Kingdom has won a contract to provide cleaning services at three sites for Sports Direct and for Flannels, the designer store in which the sports retailer owns a majority stake.

TCFM pleased with Eden Walk

TC Facilities Management has been appointed to deliver cleaning and security services at the retail development in Kingston, Surrey.

Tenon buys Elite cleaning business

Tenon FM has announced the acquisition of Elite Cleaning & Environmental Services, an early move it says is part of its plan to grow and develop a global integrated FM brand.

Emprise in NICE win

Emprise Services has been awarded a three-year contract to provide cleaning and support services for NICE, the National Institute for Care and Excellence.

Norse secures place at college

Norse Commercial Services has been awarded a three-year cleaning contract at East Coast College's Great Yarmouth Campus.

Churchill retains Bernicia Homes contract

Churchill Services has secured a three-year extension on its cleaning contract with the North East-based housing group.

IFMA offers updated guide on green cleaning

The newly revised guide examines green cleaning from a facilities management perspective, providing the tools needed for FM professionals to understand the benefits and make the business case for a green cleaning programme.

Churchill fires up new Lewisham contract

Churchill Services has confirmed the mobilisation of a new contract with the London Borough of Lewisham, covering cleaning and associated services to 50 council properties.

Vertas buys cleaning specialist

The Ipswich-based FM group has bought Diamond View Cleaning Solutions in response to a growing demand for cleaning services.

Churchill retains two schools deals

Churchill Services has won new cleaning contracts at Lode Heath School in Solihull and Durrington High School in Worthing.

Robinson plugs in to NIE deal

Northern Ireland electricity provider NIE Networks has awarded a 23-site cleaning contract to Robinson Services.

Market research: positive signs for contract cleaning

The cleaning industry contributes over £24bn to the UK economy, according to new figures released by the British Cleaning Council.

Churchill mobilises at Portsmouth

Churchill Services has mobilised a new three-year cleaning contract at the University of Portsmouth.

Healthy deal for TCFM

Retail group Whole Foods has appointed TC Facilities Management to provide cleaning services at eight stores in England.

Julius Rutherfoord appointed at Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station Estate Management Company has appointed Julius Rutherfoord as its specialist cleaning and soft facilities management services contractor for Phase 1 of the landmark regeneration project.

Churchill on track with Siemens

Siemens Rail Systems has awarded a four-year, multi-location cleaning contract to Churchill Services.

Churchill extends at University of Leeds

A new deal will see the firm providing conference cleaning and housekeeping services to university residencies for another four years.

CleanEvent appointed at Odyssey in Belfast

The specialist venue and stadium cleaning provider CleanEvent Services has won a new contract at the W5 Science and Discovery Centre.

NJC retains Land Securities contract

NJC has secured a multi-million pound deal with Land Securities to provide cleaning and support services at 23 locations across the development and investment company's London portfolio.

Churchill adds to education portfolio

A new cleaning services contract with the Cleeve School in Gloucestershire extends the company's client list in this market sector.

Security challenges in the cleaning industry

London-based contract cleaning firm Julius Rutherfoord has published a new best practice white paper highlighting the challenges of ensuring the safety and security of buildings and the people cleaning them.

Investment opens door to growth for cleaner

Investment group Foresight closed out the year by taking a substantial stake in soft services provider Tudor Contract Cleaners. 

Churchill retains Wiltshire deal

Churchill Services has been awarded a five-year cleaning contract by Wiltshire Council, building on an existing relationship.

Churchill extends school cleaning deal

Churchill Services has retained its cleaning contract at St Leonard's Catholic School in Durham, winning a new two-year contract with an optional two-year extension.

JPC renews cleaning deal at Chiswick Park

The cleaning business, the premium London brand within the Regent Samsic group, has re-secured its £1.3m contract at the landmark commercial development.

Churchill cleaning up in education

Churchill Services has added two more institutions to its cleaning services education portfolio.

TCFM secures contract with online retailer

TC Facilities Management has been appointed to provide cleaning services at a London distribution centre for an unnamed online grocery retailer.

Robinson lands Belfast airport deal

Robinson Services has been awarded a two-year contract to provide cleaning services at George Best Belfast City Airport.

Mitie staying on at Hinchingbrooke

Mitie's Clean Environments business has won a new three-year contract with Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust.

Irish cleaners get a pay boost

Ireland's Minister of State for Employment and Small Business, Pat Breen, has signed an Employment Regulation Order for the Contract Cleaning Sector, setting cleaners up for a series of pay increases.

Nviro re-enrols at Chichester College

Chichester College has renewed its partnership with the cleaning services provider, awarding it a new three-year contract.

On the buses at Cordant

The Oxford Bus Company, part of the Go Ahead Group, has outsourced the cleaning, shunting and fuelling services of its buses and coaches for the first time, awarding a three-year contract to Cordant Cleaning.

TCFM bags another supermarket deal

TC Facilities Management has won a multi-site cleaning services contract with a major supermarket group.

What it says on the tin, and more

For an industry that has wholeheartedly embraced the concept of integrated services, and that frequently rails against silo'd thinking among fellow professionals, FM can be surprisingly disjointed.

Fruitful year for Peartree

Peartree Cleaning Services is reporting an uplift in annual turnover of 16%, taking its 2016 figure to £15.8m

Interserve powers up three-year SSE deal

Interserve has won a cleaning services contract worth £7.5m with FTSE 100 energy group SSE and gas distribution company SGN.

Freemasons choose London Living Wage option

A commitment to pay staff the London Living Wage has earned Julius Rutherfoord a cleaning contract at Freemasons' Hall, the headquarters of the United Grand Lodge of England.

Incentive in £1m shopping centre win

Incentive QAS, Incentive FM Group's specialist cleaning business, has been awarded a three-year contract at the Pentagon Shopping Centre in Chatham, Kent. 

Queen's University place for Robinson

Antrim-headquartered Robinson Services has won a three-year cleaning contract with Queen's University Belfast.

Rising to the heights for contract win

CAM Specialist Support has been appointed to clean the former London Olympics media centre, thanks to its expertise in high-level services.

Churchill secures place on London uni framework

Churchill Services has been awarded a place on the London Universities Purchasing Consortium framework for cleaning services.

OCS in big NHS Property Services win

OCS has been awarded a three-year cleaning services contract by NHS Property Services, covering 900 locations across England.

KFC puts TCFM on the menu

TC Facilities Management has landed a window cleaning contract covering more than 200 KFC restaurants around the country.

Maxim hails education success

Sunderland-headquartered Maxim FM has won a series of new contracts in the education sector worth a total of £2.4m.

ISS retains Middlesex deal

Middlesex University has confirmed the continuation of its contract with the facilities services provider for another three years.

Arcus partners for cleaning services

The facilities management company best known for its ties to Sainsbury's has linked up with services group Aktrion to launch Arcus Cleaning Services Ltd.

Julius Rutherfoord aces Queen's deal

The Queen's Club has appointed cleaning specialist Julius Rutherfoord to provide contract cleaning services across multiple buildings on its west London site.

Eastern promise for Churchill

Churchill Services has won a series of cleaning contract extensions in Hertfordshire, East Anglia and Essex.

Incentive buys second window cleaning business

In its latest growth move, Incentive FM Group has acquired ARL Support Services, a specialist window cleaning company.

Churchill added to museum collection

Churchill Services has secured a new cleaning contract with the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.

Oltec bags Trinity Walk deal

Oltec FM has won a three-year contract to provide cleaning services to Trinity Walk shopping centre in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

Orangebox win for Incentive

Incentive QAS, the specialist cleaning arm of Incentive FM Group, has been awarded a contract to provide cleaning services for Orangebox, the design company that specialises in flexible workplace solutions.

Incentive Group lands City window cleaning deal

Specialist Window Cleaning, part of Incentive FM Group, has been appointed to provide services at 41 Lothbury, in the heart of London's Square Mile.

Churchill extends winning streak in education

Churchill Services has added another client to its education portfolio, this time the Essex-headquartered Academies Enterprise Trust.

Facilicom plugs in to Tesla deal

The premium electric vehicles company Tesla UK has appointed Facilicom to deliver services across a range of sites.

Indepth on board at Eddie Stobart

Indepth Managed Services has been awarded the contract to provide cleaning services for transport and logistics giant Eddie Stobart.

BCC offers cleaning industry research

The British Cleaning Council, the 'voice of the cleaning industry', has published a report examining changes in the sector over the six-year period to 2014.

Churchill to stay on at school

Churchill Services has secured an extension to its cleaning contract with long-standing client, the City of Norwich School.

Churchill motors off with Pentagon deal

The services provider has won a new contract to deliver cleaning at 16 sites across the north of England.

BSA cleaning pledge draws broad support

Sixteen corporate members of the Business Services Association, representing over 130,000 employees, have signed up to a revised and updated Responsible Cleaning Provider Scheme.

AM grows with Cleanex buy

AM Support Services, the Lancashire-headquartered facilities services firm, has acquired Stoke-on-Trent-based industrial cleaning company Cleanex Contract Services.

Interserve to stay on the line at East Midlands Trains

The group's facilities services division has won a two-year extension to its cleaning contract with the train operator.

Mitie rebrands its cleaning business

The facilities management services provider has announced the rebrand of its cleaning business, Environmental+, to Clean Environments. Mitie says this better reflects the increasing number of services it delivers and the sectors in which it operates.

Churchill mobilises at Bradford College

Churchill Services has kicked off a three-year cleaning contract with the college, following a six-month period of working in conjunction with the existing in-house team.

Principle confirms series of recent wins

The London-based cleaning services company has extended its contract portfolio with a series of new deals.

Oratory speaks up for Churchill

Churchill Services has secured a three-year renewal of its cleaning contract with the London Oratory School.

Julius Rutherfoord named for bank job

The cleaning specialist has been appointed to provide services at multiple locations for the UK's oldest private bank, C. Hoare & Co.

Churchill in three year Croydon win

Croydon Council has awarded a three-year multi-site cleaning contract to Churchill Services.

Good times for the contract cleaning sector

A new research report suggests the contract cleaning market is set for major growth in 2016, despite the new National Living Wage dampening market profitability.

Not Just Cleaning unveils new image

The cleaning and support services provider has redesigned its logo and website to more accurately reflect its portfolio of services, sectors, customers groups and overall positioning in the market.

G4S extends reach across Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Civil Estate has awarded G4S FM a two-year contract to deliver FM services at more than 200 of its locations.

In stock: Peartree wins Debenhams deal

Peartree Cleaning Services has won an exclusive cleaning contract for the British retailer's London head office.

ISS: on show in Dusseldorf for four more years

The Messe Dusseldorf Group has extended its service contract with ISS Germany for another four years.

BFG: the CSSA perspective

There were high hopes for the Building Futures Group when it unveiled its new identity in 2014, and widespread surprise when it announced its closure early this year. How does the in, then out cleaning sector association see the whole experience?

Julius Rutherfoord in prime London win

The cleaning contractor has been appointed to deliver services at 18 buildings within the Howard de Walden Estate in the Marylebone area of London.

Emprise to remain on the shelf at British Library

The British Library has renewed its cleaning services contract with the award of a new five-year deal.

Cordant doubles Metroline deal

London bus company Metroline has extended its contract with Cordant Cleaning, more than doubling its scope.

More time at the zoo for Churchill

The Zoological Society of London has renewed Churchill's cleaning services contract at Whipsnade Zoo for another three years.

Churchill in Cheshire Fire Authority win

Churchill Services has won a three-plus-two multi-site cleaning contract in Cheshire.

Peartree marks 30th year with record growth

Peartree Cleaning Services has started 2016 with record turnover, record employee numbers and new contract mobilisations at 16 sites.

Peartree books Penguin Random House deal

The publishing group has awarded a three-year contract to Peartree Cleaning Services covering eight locations.

Servest in London Business School win

Servest Group has won a three-year cleaning services contract with London Business School.

Good things come in threes for Principle Cleaning

The cleaning business has recently been awarded three new contracts.

Macro extends work with Citrix

Macro has mobilised offices in Chalfont St Peter, London and Cambridgeshire for global software provider Citrix as part of a three-year contract.

Board members resurrect CSSA

The Cleaning and Support Services Association was officially relaunched at a gathering of cleaning industry leaders last night.

Churchill wins second place at college

Barnfield College, in Bedfordshire, has appointed Churchill Services to handle cleaning at two sites.

ISS lands major deal with Norwegian Armed Forces

The Norwegian Armed Forces has signed a seven-year contract with ISS Norway to handle cleaning on an estate of approximately 1m sqm.

Churchill cleaning up for Skanska

Churchill Services has secured two new contracts via FM provider Skanska, both in the local government sector.

Medirest in five-year Blackpool win

Medirest, Compass Group UK & Ireland's healthcare specialist, has landed a contract to provide domestic services at Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Incentive moves on window of opportunity

Incentive FM Group has acquired Specialist Window Cleaning Ltd in a move designed to enable the business to self-deliver additional services to its expanding portfolio of customers.

Churchill staying on at Surrey Heath

Surrey Heath Borough Council has awarded a four-year cleaning services deal to Churchill, the second time the contract has been renewed.

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What happens after lockdown?

On Thursday 16 April, the UK government extended the lockdown by at least another three weeks. That’s not to say life will return to normal on early in May, of course. But, in the meantime, how should we think about this?

Businesses clean up to fight invisible enemy

With the number of coronavirus cases rising, businesses are more conscious than ever of the need to protect themselves against this invisible enemy.

Competing in a 'more for less' market

The facilities management industry is set to see increased challenges over the next five years on the back of large-scale property development in many economies across the EMEA region.

Deep cleaning 4,600 feet down

A science lab almost a mile beneath the earth that simulates the surface of Mars sounds like something out of science fiction. But not for Mitie cleaner and lab assistant Barbara Suckling.

Smart technology leads the way for cleaning

In the right environment, complete robotic cleaning could only be a year or two away. Alex Blake looks at the ways smart technology is changing the cleaning industry and calls for benchmarked standards on how it's being used.

Are your service providers putting security first?

Knowing that your facilities are secure when outsourcing contracts is paramount. Caroline Hutchins outlines a five step approach.

A secure approach to workplace sustainability

Caroline Hutchins outlines what best practice should look like when it comes to implementing green measures.

Cleaning on a Global scale

What happens to a service like cleaning after a large-scale merger? Global Radio FM retraces its steps throughout a recent re-tender.

CSSA clarifies position on BFG collapse

Following last month's interview with Sarah Bentley on the Building Future Group's collapse, i-FM now gives CSSA Chairman Doug Cooke an opportunity to tell his side of the story.

Standards, and opportunities, in the cleaning industry

Training and career development are crucial in any professional company or organisation that seeks to progress within its industry sector. And that is certainly true in cleaning, as Daniella Paolozzi explains.

Rewriting the book on waste management

The British Library has implemented new recycling and waste reduction strategies, increasing recycling to 70% and reducing waste by 18%.

Cleaning is Not a Commodity

Treating cleaning services as a simple 'product' to be bought at the cheapest price opens the door to a whole range of problems.

Dealing Direct

The future lies in the hands of service providers who can self-deliver at agreed quality and cost levels, consistently and with a bit of creativity. That's the view from Rob Legge, CEO of Servest.

Choosing a Cleaning Company

What should you look for in a contract cleaner? Expert Nick Wareham shares some top tips for selecting a high quality provider.

Cleaning Up

Elliott Chase talks with Paul Rafferty, CEO at Integrated Cleaning Management, one of the UK's fastest growing service providers.

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A thank you to everyone in cleaning services

Today, Wednesday 21 October, is Thank Your Cleaner Day, marking a special day of recognition for cleaning teams up and down the country and across the globe. This has come at an appropriate time.

Closing the measurement gap in cleaning

A lot has been said and written about the need for the cleaning industry to adapt to the challenge presented by Covid-19. Improved cleaning and hygiene standards are seen as critical in protecting against the spread of the virus.

How FM can help a struggling retail sector

Retail centres are feeling the squeeze as customers place an ever higher value on their shopping experience. Paul Thrupp argues that the time is ripe for FM to step in as a central component to reviving the retail sector.

Scrubbing up on security

Are the personnel who clean your facilities really who they claim to be? There may be more chance that they're not than you think. Security vetting needs to be improved across the professional cleaning industry, says Chris Parkes.

Trained professionals

The build up of knowledge, skills and certifications is quickly moving the cleaning industry away from its roots as an unskilled job for uneducated people.