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Spectrum in Edinburgh wins

The soft services provider has secured two contracts in the same office complex.

Cleaning and maintenance up, energy down

That sums up the cost forecasts for the next several years, according to BCIS figures.

Cleaning sector continues post-Covid bounce-back

As the sector continues to grow, it also faces a number of challenges.

Atlas acquires cleaning provider

The acquisitive FM company has added the Tudor Group to its family of businesses.

The future of cleaning

Two industry bodies and a university are set to explore innovation in the UK cleaning sector.

Colliers turns to GMS for security and cleaning

The real estate services specialist has appointed GMS Group as its partner in Gloucestershire.

Cleaning industry cautiously optimistic for 2024

Only a third of companies are forecasting price increases, a significant turnaround from the 90% who predicted increases in 2023.

Spotless buys Norwich-based cleaner

The ambitious East Lothian-headquartered company has further extended its footprint in England.

Senior appointments at Cleanology

The company says it is positioning itself for ‘a new era of growth’.

Atlas reappointed at ZSL

The contract covers the Zoological Society of London’s two landmark sites.

Arsenal win for Atlas

The FM services group has been reappointed for the provision of cleaning services.

Pharma contract for Spectrum

Spectrum Service Solutions has been appointed on a new contract by Piramal Pharma Solutions.

Back to school for Lewis & Graves

The Atlas Group business has been awarded the cleaning contract at Handsworth School in London.

Wolverhampton win for Pareto

Pareto FM has been appointed to provide services for The Halls events venue.

Principle calls in the robots

New partnership brings the Ozmo window cleaning robot to London.

Mount Charles takes to the rails

Translink Trains has awarded a new contract to the Belfast-based soft services company.

Atlas collars Great Scotland Yard contract

The historic Westminster hotel has appointed the firm to deliver overnight front-of-house cleaning services.

Atlas in multi-site win

Property advisor Colliers has appointed the firm to provide cleaning and support services to 17 commercial sites.

Merrion Centre contract for Churchill

Churchill has been appointed at the 1m sq ft shopping centre In Leeds.

Bidvest Noonan wins at European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards

Its Dynamic Cleaning solution was named winner of the Best Use of Smart Solutions category.

ABM lands Winthrop Technologies deal

New contract covers specialised cleaning services for the data centre solutions provider.

UGLE renewal for Julius Rutherfoord

The United Grand Lodge of England has awarded a new contract to the cleaning services specialist.

Mitie unveils Merlin Connect

The new cleaning technology platform is seen as cutting-edge.

Cleaning apprenticeship approved

Proposals for an apprenticeship standard for the cleaning and hygiene industry have been approved.

Mrs Buckét scoops Dow deal

The cleaning services company has been appointed by Dow Silicones at its Barry site.

Churchill in Yorkshire Housing win

The social housing association has awarded a three-year cleaning deal to Churchill.

Spectrum in local win

The soft services firm has been appointed by its Renfrewshire neighbour, engineering group Altrad Babcock.

ABM lands Heathrow cabin cleaning deal

LATAM Airlines has awarded ABM a new three-year cleaning contract.

ABM presence at Manchester Airport takes off

The firm has more than doubled the number of airlines it serves and increased headcount by 163%.

Strong start to 2023 for Lewis & Graves

The Atlas Group cleaning business has secured 11 contract wins in the first half of the year.

Met Police win for Churchill

A new contract with the Metropolitan Police Service covers cleaning at 351 buildings across all 32 of London’s boroughs.

Lewis & Graves on CPC framework

The Atlas Group business has secured a position as a supplier on the Crescent Purchasing Consortium framework for cleaning services.

Spectrum in multi-site win

A new contract sees Spectrum Service Solutions providing cleaning for diversified services company Malcolm Group.

Sodexo success at NI Cleaning Awards

Team members came top in three categories at the awards ceremony in Belfast.

Spectrum extends Emerson relationship

The extension for Paisley-headquartered Spectrum Service Solutions brings three English sites into the fold.

Atalian Servest wins at Wellcome site

A new three-year contract covers soft services at the Wellcome Genome Campus in Hinxton, Cambridgeshire.

JCD lands prestige hotels job

The Kent-based family-owned cleaning company has signed a new contract with Historic Sussex Hotels.

Principle moves to employee ownership

The cleaning services company is transferring the majority of its shares to its 2,300 employees.

Medirest renews at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Compass Group’s healthcare division has extended its partnership with a new five-year contract.

Atlas Hospitality books London hotel deal

The FM group’s specialist cleaning, maintenance and support services business has been appointed at Kimpton Fitzroy London.

Cleanology sees ‘record breaking’ growth

The cleaning services provider has taken on 600 new staff over the past 12 months following a series of contracts wins.

Islands growth for Q3

Q3 Services Channel Islands has acquired Jersey’s Millenium Cleaning Services Limited.

Farnborough win for Stadium Support Services

The London-based specialist company has secured a contract renewal at the Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre.

BCC slams government lack of interest

Failure to pursue recommendations for cleaning and hygiene to be made a national priority is ‘arguably reckless’ and ‘inexplicable’.

Major investment for Ecoserv

The cleaning and related services group has secured a £4m asset-based lending facility.

BCC calls for action on lobbying

The British Cleaning Council has thanked the more than 150 industry members who have backed its lobbying campaign and called on more colleagues to get involved.

Andron in business park win

The new three-year contract extends across the North West’s largest out-of-town business destination, Birchwood Park.

Apleona in first joint win

Apleona UK and Combined Technical Solutions have been appointed to provide cleaning and associated services for a UK legal firm.

Andron in Glasgow win

The Aberdeen-headquartered FM provider has secured a three-year deal at a leading retail and leisure destination.

British Library books Atlas again

Atlas has been re-appointed to deliver cleaning and support services for the Library’s key sites.

Outernet turns to Cleanology

London’s immersive entertainment venue has appointed the firm to provide cleaning services.

Acquisition extends NJC’s reach

The London-headquartered cleaning and support services business has acquired Expectations Property Group.

BCIS 5-year forecast: questions for FM

The facilities management market will face difficulty over the next two years as labour availability and high inflation drive an increase in costs.

Mrs Buckét in GE Wales win

The cleaning services company has won a major contract following a tender process open to companies across the UK.

Churchill renews JLL deal

Real estate company JLL has awarded the soft services specialist a new five-year contract.

Mount Charles in Irish uni win

South East Technological University has award a multi-site contract to the soft services provider.

14forty in sustainable cleaning drive

The FM service provider has introduced a stabilised aqueous ozone system at three sites for its client N Brown Group plc.

Medirest site awarded exemplar status

The healthcare division of Compass UK & Ireland and partner Royal Surrey Hospital have been cited for the implementation of the 2021 National Standards for Cleaning.

Cleaning APPG publishes first report

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Cleaning and Hygiene Industry has made a series of recommendations for government, regulators and the industry itself.

Mount Charles in NI Water win

Northern Ireland Water has awarded a new cleaning contract to the Belfast-based soft services provider.

JPC by Samsic retains Chiswick Park

The Samsic business has been re-awarded the cleaning and waste services contract at Chiswick Park Enjoy-Work.

Contract cleaning: opportunities & headwinds

New market research finds that just over half of UK contract cleaners reported rapid growth in the last 12 months, but the market is polarising.

BCC backs Living Wage

This is Living Wage Week, and the British Cleaning Council has renewed its call for sector businesses to consider becoming real Living Wage Employers.

Matthew Dean named Chartered Practitioner

ISS product development manager Matthew Dean has secured the Chartered Practitioner award from the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners.

Cleanology boosts growth

The commercial cleaning firm has continued its expansion programme with the acquisition of TC Bibby & Sons, one of the largest cleaning contractors in northwest England.

Walkers in Toomey Motor Group win

The group has appointed Walkers Cleaning Services on a three-year contract.

JLL names Andron for soft services

The property management company has awarded the FM provider a five-year national contract.

BCC blasts Home Secretary

Leaders of one of the UK’s biggest industries have branded Home Secretary Suella Braverman’s comments about reducing migrant workers entering the country as ‘ridiculous’.

Sodexo: extensions at five schools

Independents by Sodexo has announced the retention of contracts at five prestigious independent schools from London up to Edinburgh.

OSCFM in five-year win with workspace provider

The multi-million-pound contract sees Office Space Cleaning and Facilities Management appointed by Office Space in Town.

Digital cleaning summit due next week

FM Innovators will focus on bringing innovative cleaning technology to FM with its second summit on Tuesday, September 20th.

SBFM hits the gym

The fast-growing soft FM company has secured a five-year contract with the UK’s largest gym operator, PureGym.

Cleanology scoops MB showroom deal

The cleaning specialist has won a new contract covering three Mercedes-Benz showrooms in the northwest.

Cardiff cleaner grows in education sector

Commercial cleaning company Mrs Buckét has signed a new contract with Brynteg School in Bridgend, one of the largest secondary schools in Wales.

MPs set for inquiry into Covid cleaning and hygiene

Next week sees the start of an inquiry into the role of cleaning and hygiene, and the associated challenges, during the Covid-19 pandemic.

PHSO extends Churchill contract

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has renewed and extended the soft services deal.

Julius Rutherfoord retains work worth £30m

The London-based cleaning services company has been re-awarded a series of education sector contracts.

Pinnacle lands Solihull cleaning contract

Pinnacle Group will provide specialist cleaning services to more than 600 properties for Solihull Community Housing.

Window cleaner climbs to number 2 spot

Principle Windows, the vertical cleaning division of Principle Cleaning Services, has become the second largest window cleaning operation in the UK.

73% of FMs are struggling to source labour

Labour sourcing is the top obstacle for FM professionals when providing cleaning services of the right quality.

Cleanology launches industry fundraiser

The contract cleaner has brought together some key names in the cleaning and FM industry to support a new annual fundraising event in aid of The Hygiene Bank.

Aston named for two retail sites

Leyland-based Aston Services Group has won a three-year contract to provide security, cleaning and site-based maintenance.

Cleanology goes national

After 20 years servicing London and nearly 10 years in Manchester, the cleaning specialist is opening new hubs across the Midlands, Scotland and the Southwest.

Knauf names JCD for cleaning

A three-year contract covers the Kent HQ of Knauf UK, the manufacturer of lightweight building products and systems.

BCC accuses government of ignoring cleaning sector

The British Cleaning Council is frustrated with the government’s apparent lack of interest in one of the top 10 biggest industries in the UK.

Incentive in Botanica Ditton Park win

Incentive QAS has secured a three-year contract at the high-spec development in Berkshire.

Churchill in law group win

The group’s Portfolio high-end cleaning and hygiene service has won a three-year contract with law firm Penningtons Manches Cooper.

FM Innovators Summit coming May 19th

FM Innovators, the global group that fosters tech start-ups in FM, has scheduled its 1st Digital Cleaning Summit for Thursday the 19th.

South coast win for Q3

The services group has secured a four-year contract with Brighton and Hove City Council.

SoftBank Robotics at Interclean 2022

The world’s largest robotics company will host a special session at Interclean showing visitors how to design and manage a transformative cleaning service with collaborative cleaning robots.

City West prescription renewed

The British Medical Association has reappointed the cleaning and support services company following a competitive tender process.

Mitie opens centre of excellence

There was a welcome return to in-person press days this week with the launch of Mite’s Cleaning & Hygiene Centre of Excellence.

Police renew Incentive deal

Kent and Essex Police have awarded a new four-year contract to Incentive QAS.

Cleanology on Living Wage leadership group

CEO Dominic Ponniah has joined the Living Wage Foundation’s Recognised Service Provider Leadership Group.

SoftBank Robotics signs strategic partnership in Italy

ISC, the leading Italian services provider, will now offer Whiz, Europe’s first industrial cobotic vacuum sweeper, to its FM and cleaning contractor clients.

Cleaning survey: closes this week

Our latest 30-second survey asks for your views and insights into the cleaning industry as we settle into the post-pandemic period.

Churchill onboard at Eurostar

New contract covers train presentation services, depot cleaning, office cleaning and the running of a minibus service for visitors and employees to the Temple Mills depot.

Economy generates new source of labour for cleaning

The cleaning sector is seeing a surge in people seeking extra sources of income as the cost-of-living crisis bites.

Cleaning: BCC’s latest market insight report

The cleaning, hygiene and waste industry taken together remains one of the 10 biggest industries in the UK.

14forty: robot joins the team

The FM business has introduced a sophisticated cleaning robot into parent company Compass Group UK & Ireland’s Chertsey headquarters.

Cleaning: still in the spotlight?

Covid-19 put cleaning services under the spotlight as never before, with the focus on timing, methods, quality, and of course the overall value of getting it right. What has that meant for the industry?

Birkin secures funding for growth

Welwyn Garden City-based Birkin Cleaning Services intends to create new jobs and invest in new technology.

Pinnacle commits to sustainable cleaning

The group is rolling out a new national standard to support the use of sustainable cleaning and hygiene supplies across its FM portfolio . 

Living wage: first livery company accredited

The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners is the first such body to be accredited as a Living Wage Employer.

MoneySuperMarket calls in AM Services Group

A newly awarded contract covers cleaning at the client’s site in Ewloe, Wales, home to five group brands.

Incentive in City win

Incentive QAS has been appointed to provide cleaning and associated services at Aldermary House in the City of London.

Post-pandemic period sparks demand for cleaning

UK businesses are prioritising the health and wellness of their employees, as new data reveals an increase of up to 90% in demand for office cleaners across the UK.

SoftBank Robotics joins forces with Infogrid

The leading provider of autonomous cobots has formed a strategic partnership with the leading provider of smart building systems.

React lands deal with housing trust

The ExtraCare Charitable Trust has awarded a five-year contract to AIM-listed specialist cleaning services company React.

Customer demand reveals cleaning trends for 2022

Sustainability and hygiene concerns underpin the key concerns going into a new year.

BCC warns on staff burn-out

The British Cleaning Council reports worries that cleaning staff in healthcare, hospitality and other sectors are facing burn-out due to increased workloads.

14forty confirms COP26 role

FM provider 14forty, via its leisure arm LSS Facilities Management, was the cleaning contractor at last month's Glasgow Climate Change Conference.

Grosvenor retains Westfield London deal

Grosvenor Services has secured an expanded five-year contract at Europe’s largest shopping centre.

Three stations re-accredited for Churchill

St Pancras International, Stratford and Ebbsfleet stations have been certified by Bureau Veritas for Covid-19 risk management.

Cleaning industry: a solution to staffing shortages?

Employers in the cleaning sector need to adapt to a rapidly changing workforce if they are to win the battle for workers.

Sodexo calls in the robots

The cleaning team at Stoke Mandeville Hospital now includes Chloe, who will be working on the children’s ward.

Air quality: vacuuming makes a real difference

Against a background of growing concern about indoor air quality, one provider of sophisticated cleaning equipment launched research into whether vacuuming could be a ‘hidden’ weapon in the quality arsenal.

NJC wins at Harbour Exchange

The cleaning and support services company has secured a new contract at Harbour Exchange Square in London.

BCC warns on staff shortages

The cleaning and hygiene industry is suffering ‘severe’ staff shortages with the rate of vacancies having increased dramatically, according to the British Cleaning Council.

Amey cleaning up on waste and emissions

The services group reports that it has reduced plastic and CO2 waste by 97% across its cleaning operations. 

Curtain up for MCS Cleaning

The Coalville-based cleaning services company has won a new contract at The Curve Theatre in Leicester.

Westgrove in pair of retail wins

The group has won new contracts at shopping centres in Kent and the West Midlands.

Charity fundraiser tops £14,000

Over 100 of the best-known names in cleaning and FM came together recently to raise an impressive £7,000 in cash and a further £7,000 in product donations.

Leadec acquires Partners in Hygiene

The move extends the cleaning and hygiene services offered by the manufacturing site specialist.

Whiz adds disinfection capability

SoftBank Robotics’ best-selling collaborative robot has now been paired with a disinfection unit enabling it to clean and sterilise at the same time.

Sodexo unveils Protecta

An improved, evidence-based infection prevention approach for hospitals, the company says its new offering goes beyond simply ensuring surfaces are visibly clean.

Principle in City win

Principle Cleaning Services has been awarded a three-year contract with London Bridge City.

Chartered Practitioner status for WCEC

The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners has received a grant of Royal Approval to confer the award of Chartered Practitioner in Environmental Cleaning on members.

Sodexo partners for infection prevention

The services group has teamed up with the Infection Prevention Society and hygiene products company Tork on a new programme.

ISS driving new healthcare cleaning strategy

ISS Healthcare has commissioned an innovative project that will take a scientific and behavioural approach to healthcare cleaning.

SWC in Great Portland win

Great Portland Estates has awarded Specialist Window Cleaning a new multi-site contract.

Churchill-cleaned stations certified

St Pancras International, Stratford and Ebbsfleet rail stations have received Certificates of Assurance from testing and certification specialist Bureau Veritas.

Sasse lands Edinburgh deal

The facilities services company has seen its contract at Edinburgh Airport extended by five years.

CleanEvent wins at Tottenham

CleanEvent Services has been named cleaning partner at Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium.

Mitie in healthcare win

The seven and a half year deal covers service delivery at Lister Hospital and Hertford County Hospital for East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.

Sasse helping Thames Valley Police

Sasse Group has been awarded a multi-million-pound soft services contract covering 63 sites.

New partnership deal for SoftBank Robotics

SoftBank Robotics EMEA has signed a strategic partnership with NextFMRobotics covering Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Cleaning, hygiene and waste: £55bn industry

New research from the British Cleaning Council puts the collective scale of the industry within the UK’s top ten.

Cleaning sector urged to back apprenticeship bid

A trailblazer group of organisations in the cleaning and hygiene sector is calling for industry support for an accredited apprenticeship scheme.

CleanEvent scores at Brentford

CleanEvent Services has secured an initial three-year cleaning contract at the new home of Brentford FC.

Portfolio in three-year IoD win

Churchill Group’s high-specification cleaning service will be mobilised when the Institute of Directors reopens after the Covid-19 pandemic.

UAE partnership for SoftBank Robotics

SoftBank Robotics EMEA has signed a strategic partnership with Jacky’s Business Solutions LLC, a leading B2B solutions provider in the UAE.

Parr to support cleaning industry APPG

Churchill Group director Charlotte Parr has signed on to support the recently launched All-Party Parliamentary Group for the UK cleaning and hygiene industry.

SoftBank Robotics signs deal in Israel

SoftBank Robotics EMEA has signed a strategic partnership with I.E. Mittwoch & Sons, a leading provider of robotic solutions in Israel.

Incentive QAS extends Tower Place contract

The three-year extension builds on a six-year track record at the site, located next to the Tower of London.

NJC offers ‘return to the workplace’ assurance

The cleaning and support services provider has launched NJC Assure, aiming to help companies and their employees return stronger from the pandemic.

MPs and Peers to be briefed on cleaning

The briefing will focus on how to restore people’s confidence in using work and public spaces following the Covid-19 pandemic.

NHS Deep Cleaning supporting Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder is amongst the first organisations in England to use the recently launched NHS Deep Cleaning and Advisory Service to meet new cleaning standards.

Welsh Water buys local

The water company, one of the largest businesses in Wales, has turned to a Bridgend firm for a multi-site cleaning contract.

Seal of approval for student accommodation

The Sodexo-managed student accommodation at Northumbria University has received the Rise Safe label from Bureau Veritas.

SoftBank Robotics teams up with Ricoh

Collaborative robot specialist SoftBank Robotics EMEA has appointed Ricoh Europe to support the increased demands in the deployment of its smart cleaning innovation, Whiz.

Brayborne secures Southampton extension

Southampton City College has presented its cleaning services supplier with a two-year contract extension.

NHS cleaning protocol launched

The protocol, developed by an NHS trust in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, is being rolled out across England.

Axis in City win

Group companies Acuity and Axis Security have been appointed at 77 Coleman Street in the City of London.

Amey in pursuit of environmentally friendly cleaning solution

Amey’s Secure Infrastructure business says it is on a journey to introduce a fully sustainable cleaning solution across its FM operations. 

Samsic takes centre stage

Samsic UK has been appointed to provide cleaning services to the Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre, the UK’s largest dance centre outside London.

Planon adds on AddOnn

Planon has formed a new partnership with SaaS solutions provider AddOnn to support delivery of cleaning and related services.

Demand sees Cleanology grow

The London cleaning services provider has won a pair of contracts thanks, it says, to commitments to quality and flexibility.

SoftBank Robotics sees 'soaring demand'

SoftBank Robotics EMEA has signed a series of strategic partnerships with leading cleaning solutions providers across Europe.

Brayborne lands college contract

Brayborne Facilities Services has been appointed to provide cleaning services to further education group Orbital South Colleges.

Parliamentary cleaning group launched

An All-Party Parliamentary Group for the cleaning and hygiene sector has been inaugurated.

Clenetix partners for air quality

The cleaning software services start-up is extending its focus with an alliance that brings in digital technology to improve indoor air quality.

BCC backs key worker status for cleaners

The proposed All Party Parliamentary Group for the cleaning and hygiene industry will prioritise workers’ essential status and their access to Covid-19 vaccinations.

SoftBank Robotics in second partnership deal

SoftBank Robotics EMEA has signed a strategic partnership with distribution and outsourcing specialist Bunzl Cleaning & Hygiene Supplies.

Samsic appointed at vaccination centres

The service provider has added a Lincoln site to the list of Covid-19 NHS Vaccination and Plasma Donor Centres it is supporting.

Atlas in court for Covid services

Atlas FM has been appointed to deliver daily touchpoint cleaning for HM Courts and Tribunal Service.

Churchill wins at Ravensbourne

Ravensbourne University London has appointed Churchill Group to provide a range of cleaning services.

Union warns on reduced NHS cleaning personnel

Figures indicate that the full-time equivalent of almost a thousand cleaners have been cut in England since 2010/11.

Unify wins in Liverpool

The recently launched FM business has been appointed to provide cleaning services at Liverpool Science Park.

Another year at uni for Facilicom

The soft services provider has secured a contract extension with long-standing client, the University of Brighton.

Pinnacle lands multi-site cleaning contract

Notting Hill Genesis Housing Association has awarded Pinnacle Group a five-year contract to provide cleaning services in London.

Another CCS place for Mitie

The FM group has been named as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service agreement for building cleaning services.

Principle launches Safe Space

The cleaning services specialist says its new offer utilises science and technology to ensure workplaces are clean and protected.

Parliamentary cleaning group expected in 2021

The British Cleaning Council is sponsoring the creation of an All-Party Parliamentary Group to represent the cleaning and hygiene sector.

White paper explores the power of data in cleaning

The new report examines how service providers can use data to demonstrate professionalism and make improvements in areas that are growing in strategic importance.

Visible cleaning key to consumer confidence

People want to see cleaners in action, according to new research from ABM UK.

Interserve in Madrid win

Interserve has been awarded a £3.6m contract to deliver cleaning services and pest control at the campus of Autonoma University of Madrid.

Axis in shopping centre deal

Axis Group has been appointed to provide integrated cleaning and security services for seven shopping centres.

Incentive bags mixed use portfolio

The Incentive FM Group's cleaning business has been appointed on a long-delayed 65-property contract.

Brayborne in schools cleaning win

Brayborne Facilities Services has won the contract to provide cleaning services to eight primary schools in southeast London.

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.

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Smart cleaning: driving industry change

The cleaning industry has without a doubt undergone massive transformation in the last two years.

How to make cleaning environmentally friendly

Whether you're using an outsourced cleaning company or staying wholly in-house, there’s a lot to consider when you're going eco-friendly. Hannah Wilson explains.

The rise of the cobots

We have been pioneering autonomous cleaning for over a decade, and the last 18 months have proven to be a pivotable point in this journey for our industry.

Cleaning takes centre stage

As the return to the workplace gathers pace, the focus is on building confidence in those people who have been working elsewhere for so many months.

Technology-led cleaning at St Pancras International

Covid-19 has driven changes in commercial cleaning with an increased demand for enhanced cleaning coupled with proof of effectiveness and increased hygiene standards.

The importance of change management

Success with new technology requires buy-in from the very people who will be working with it.

Enhancing employer brand with cobotics

High staff attrition has been a painful fact of life for FM and cleaning businesses for many years. Technology can help.

Effective cleaning: the key to a safe workplace

This year has, without a doubt, challenged workplace and facilities professionals with a whole host of safety and wellbeing concerns.

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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Cobotics in FM: The past, present and future

The dirty, dull, distant, dangerous or repetitive. If a task falls into any one of these brackets, chances are it’s a nuisance or a burden.

Halting the race to the bottom

It’s time for cleaning to stand firm. Dominic Ponniah argues that the industry needs to value itself and shout about its achievements.

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.