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8 June 2016

Be part of the CHSA's continuing transformation

Following the AGM on 2nd June, we are pleased to report that representatives from Bunzl Cleaning & Hygiene Supplies, Polaris Plastics, Jangro, Kimberly-Clark and Harrison Wipes were nominated and reappointed as Council members for a two year term. 

David Garcia continues in post as Treasurer and Stephen Harrison as Chairman. 

The CHSA has made great progress in recent years and our transformation continues.  Why not stand as a Council member next year and be part of it?

If you would like to join the Council and direct the future of the CHSA, please contact the Secretariat.

REACH: "an aggressive piece of legislation affecting everyone who distributes cleaning products"

The REACH regulation has significant implications for every business in the cleaning supply chain.

The CHSA, with the the British Association for Chemical Specialities, is running a conference on 21 June in the Midlands to give distributors the information they need.

Click here to find out more about this conference and click here to download the programme and booking form.

"It could be you!"

The winner of our Undergraduate Sholarship Scheme is going to be the child of an employee of one of our members. 

The winner will get £1,500 for each year of their three-year degree.  Increase the chances of him or her being the child of one of your employees by spreading the word.

Applying is quick and easy so make sure your employees don't miss out!

Click here to find out more about the Scholarship. 

Generous CHSA members raise £8,300

Thanks to the magnificent effort of a wonderfully generous crowd at the Charity Gala Dinner, a record amount for a single event of £8,300 was raised for our nominated charity, The Helping Treat Cancer Together Committee.

Huge thanks go to the member companies who donated wonderful prizes for the raffle to help make this happen.

Order your Gala Ball pictures now

The Gala Ball was a wonderful evening to remember.  

A picture from the night would make a lovely momento for you and your guests.  

Click here to view the website where you can view the pictures.    Email Linda Belcher, our secretary, for the necessary access details.  

Called in by the Welsh Procurement Service

We have been called in by the Welsh Procurement Service to support its Refuse Sack Tender Process.  

They wanted to be certain the sacks they select are 'fit for purpose' and fully conform to the tender specification.  Our Independnet Inspector, Martin Yates tested all the products submitted.  To make sure the products continue to conform throughout the lifespan of the contract, Martin will continue to test the winning products.  

We would welcome the opportunity to provide this same service to other purchasing organisations in the public and private sectors.  Get in touch if you have someone to refer.  

We can all come together again this evening

Laser clay pigeon shooting and wine tasting - a Golf Day with a difference!

At this year's Annual CHSA Golf Day - 15 September - there's plenty more than golf on offer.

Laser clay pigeon shooting and wine tasting offer enticing alternatives! And there's always the wonderful Spa at Oulton Hall, Leeds, Yorkshire.  

Popular as ever, the sponsorships opportunities and spaces are booking up fast.   Email our Secretary, Linda Belcher to book your place.

Click here for more information.

Check your entry

Our website hosts a members directory.  

Make sure you entry is correct and up to date.  

Click here now, then use the search facility to access your entry and check the details.  Email Cathy Connan with any changes.   



Chicopee® showcases market leading products at Sirha 16

Chicopee showcased a range of infection prevention solutions for the foodservice industry, including the multi award-winning Coffee Towel, Lavette Super and Microfibre Plus, at Sirha Budapest.

Just under one third of food contaminated with a foodborne illness is consumed in restaurants, cafés, bars, pubs or hotels1. Cleanliness is therefore imperative in the foodservice sector.

Click here to read the full story.

Two Scottish wins for Cromwell Polythene

Following successful tender submissions Cromwell Polythene has been appointed an approved supplier to two Scottish councils.

The Leeds based provider of waste management solutions now has a range of products listed by the Highland Council Janitorial Supplies Framework Agreement, including refuse and recycling sacks, bin liners, rubble sacks, compostable bags, clinical waste sacks and compactor sacks, as well as specialist bags for dog waste.

At the same time, the company has been successful in winning a contract with Fife Council, via the Scotland Excel Framework, supplying compostable bags for the collection of commercial food waste.

Phew! A natural toilet spray for those awkward moments

No-one likes to ‘go’ in a public place.

Vectair's research shows 56% of people feel embarrassed / awkward doing a ‘number 2’ in a toilet other than their own, and 41% of people actually try not to go at work unless they absolutely have to.

Vectair sampled 103 men and women (58 men and 45 women) aged between 18 and 64, from 10 different regions across the UK.

The study was conducted in line with the launch of Phew!™ – a natural toilet spray for those awkward moments. Phew!™ is an affordable, natural product designed to take the embarrassment out of ‘going’ and for those who have to ‘go’ often, help put their minds at rest.  


Polaris Plastics Appoints Business Development Manager

As the Polaris business continues to see double digit growth a Business Development Manager has been appointed.

Mike Brook has joined to focus on specific industry sectors are showing strong growth. Paul Wilkes Polaris MD commented “I am delighted to welcome Mike to the business in what is a very exciting time. The experience Mike brings will be a real asset for our current and future plans as we continue to develop our eSack brand and introduce new products.”