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10 February 2016

Book the date: find out about far-reaching regulatory change on 21 June

REACH, the new regulations governing the way in which chemicals can be packaged, sold and used in the cleaning and hygiene industry, is now in force.  

According to those who have been working with the new regulations, they are business critical.  

In partnership with the BACS we are hosting a conference for you to explain the regulations and their impact on your business.

A speaker from the British Pest Control Association will explain the wide-ranging impact the regulations have already had in their industry, which is about three years ahead of the cleaning and hygiene industry in terms of implementation.  

The conference is taking place on 21 June at the Lea Marston Hotel, just off Junction 9 of the M42.  

Email the Secretariat now to reserve your place.  

The CHSA – dedicated to driving up standards

“Our aim is to drive up standards in the industry,” said Stephen Harrison, Chairman of the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) and Managing Director of Harrison Wipes.  “We’re run by our members for our members and it’s their determination which is behind this focus.”

“Some purchasers buy on price but the evidence we have shows this is a false economy,” continued Stephen.  “On many occasions we’ve found soft tissue products to be significantly deficient in length or width and plastic sacks and cotton mops that don’t meet the specifications on the box.  Our mission is to stamp this out.”

Read the full article in the February issue of Tomorrow's Cleaning, being published soon.  

Resolutely focused on standards

Our new advertising campaign is live. Reflecting the fresh new look of our website, the campaign is shouting out our commitment to standards.  We're making it clear the only way buyers of cleaning and hygiene products can be certain they are purchasing from an ethical business committed to driving up standards is to buy from a CHSA member.  

We're also focusing on the positive impact of our Accreditation Schemes.  Specifying Accredited product is the only way buyers of soft tissue, plastic refuse sacks and industrial cotton mops can be certain what's on the box is in the box.   

The campaign is being run across the cleaning and facilities management media.  Check out CleanZine, and page 31 of Cleaning Matters.  

Seeking auction prizes

Our Gala Ball, taking place at Heythrop Park, Enstone, Oxfordshire, OX7 5UE on Friday 20 May, is a sell out!

During the evening we're holding a Charity Auction in aid of the Chairman's charity, The Helping Treat Cancer Together Committee.

Last year we raised £8,500 for the charity, a total we want to top in 2016!  We're seeking items to auction.  Have you got something great we can put 'under the hammer'?

Please contact the Scretariat if you have something we can auction.

Check your entry on our website

Our new website went live at the end of 2015.  

As well as promoting the Association, it's a great platform for promoting our members.  Buyers seeking a manufacturer of cleaning and hygiene products can now search the members directory by product or specific company, and for distributors it is also possible to search by location.

Please check your company's entry and let us know of any changes; we can action these straight away.  If you have not yet provided information, please do so and we'll make sure your details are on the site.  Email Cathy Connan with your information.  


RP Adam - a question of identity

In February this year, RP Adam Ltd celebrates its 125th year in operation.  To mark this significant milestone in its long and illustrious history, the 4th generation family business is unveiling a new image which reflects its evolution in becoming one of the most respected names in the cleaning industry.

The updated corporate identity and company logo has been designed to project RP Adam’s ambitions and reach both in the UK and overseas markets. The brand message is being enhanced to reinforce a total commitment to outstanding levels of customer service, defined by a new strapline and company standpoint - where service matters most.    

Sales and Marketing Director Max Adam says: “We want to be regarded by our customers as the outstanding provider of service in the cleaning industry across UK overseas markets. It’s been in our family DNA for the last 125 years!"

Jangro launches healthcare catalogue

Jangro has launched a catalogue specifically for the Healthcare sector following ever increasing industry demand for its products.

Suitable for all healthcare related environments including hospitals, hospices, care homes, rehabilitation facilities and assisted living accommodation, the catalogue contains a huge range of products.  

Joanne Gilliard, Operations Director at Jangro, said: “We are delighted to be launching our new Healthcare catalogue, which has national coverage and contains everything needed to ensure the smooth running of a wide variety of facilities.

The catalogue is free of charge and can be ordered by calling 01204 795 955, emailing or through any of our 42 distributors.  Visit to find your nearest distributor.

New Handy Pack Size launched for market leading kitchen cleaning cloth

Chicopee has launched Lavette Super in a new convenient pack size.

The hygienic kitchen cleaning cloth is now available in smaller 10 sheet packs, in addition to the standard 25 sheet packs. The new handy (10 sheet) pack size is an ideal solution when budget or storage are a consideration, or a point of display unit is used.

The 10 sheet packs also come in fresh, modern packaging, designed specifically with sales displays in mind. The new design reflects usage areas and full colour packaging to showcase the renowned product.

James Taylor, director of product marketing at Chicopee, commented: “A single Lavette Super wipe lasts through at least 40 washes, which means a 10-unit pack can stretch a long way.”

Floorbrite to brighten up Manchester in April

For the past four decades, Floorbrite has built a reputation as the north’s largest contract cleaning and facilities management company and has recently confirmed its stand at the Manchester Cleaning Show.

The family-run-firm, which was set up in 1972 by the late Martin Wyers, now employs more than 1,200 people across the north of England and provides cleaning and facilities management for nationally recognised names such as Aldi, JD Sports, and Manchester’s very own The Lowry.

Nik Wyers, Joint Managing Director, says: “Manchester is an exciting, growing, and thriving hub of business opportunities.

“Over the years we’ve grown to become the biggest cleaning and facilities contractor in the north of England, so we’re really excited for the Cleaning Show to come to our home city."

Floorbrite will be on stand F05.

Harrison Wipes® launches new website

Designed with the customer in mind, Harrison Wipes® new website offers a host of new features to help guide customers through the wipes selection process. Simply search for products by name, industry or by brand. 

Brand new lifestyle images help to show off Harrison Wipes® wide range of colour-coded cloths and wipes in use, helping customers clearly see their application in food service environments.

The website also features a blog titled 'Wipe It Right' which offers expert cleaning and wiping hints and tips, the latest food service industry news, and Harrison Wipes® developments and new product information.

Nationwide Hygiene Group wins awards

Nationwide Hygiene Group has been presented with two leading industry awards!

The industry acclaimed Cleaning Products Company of the Year award from Building & Facilities News.

Building & Facilities News said of Nationwide: “Nationwide Hygiene has the competency and expertise to satisfy the needs of large multi-national corporations as well as smaller, local companies."

The second award comes from Best Practice UK and is a 'Commitment to Excellence' award.

Best Practice UK said of Nationwide: “Serving clients at international, national, regional and local levels is possible courtesy of Nationwide’s well established network of shareholder companies operating throughout the UK and Ireland (along with its European and US partners, INPACS and Network).”

V-Air® SOLID air freshener wins FOURTH international award in one year

V-Air® SOLID, an environmentally friendly non-aerosol air freshener from Vectair Systems, has won the ‘Best Innovation Award’ in the Washroom Hygiene category in the 2016 Clean India Awards.

A panel of eight judges chose V-Air® SOLID as the most innovative product for its simplicity, use of new technology and its strong environmental credentials, amongst other factors.

This is the fourth international award V-Air® SOLID has won since its launch a year ago, having already won an International Green Apple Environment Award, the Cleaning Show Innovation Award in the Washroom Hygiene category (UK), and a Sanitary Maintenance Distributor Choice Award (USA).

Polaris Plastics retains Nationwide Hygiene Group business

The tender conducted by Nationwide Hygiene Group has seen Polaris Plastics retain the status of preferred supplier.

“This continues the success from three years ago when we faced stiff competition,” states Paul Wilkes Polaris Commercial Director. “The business we enjoy with the Nationwide Hygiene Group membership has been growing for the duration of the previous contract and we are confident this will continue.”

The service Polaris provides to Nationwide and all its customers, as well as the quality of product, CHSA accredited sacks and competitive pricing speaks for itself.

“We are delighted to continue our support to the Nationwide Members and equally delighted our eSack is featured in the most recent edition of the Nationwide catalogue,” commented Paul.

The ‘Northern Powerhouse’ needed its own Cleaning Show

And now it has one! Taking place on 6th and 7th April, Manchester Cleaning Show will be a long awaited event, held appropriately enough at the modern Event City venue, Manchester.

With what has been described as the ‘first serious cleaning show in Manchester for 25 years’ on the horizon, the organisers, Quartz, ask can you afford to let it pass you by?

The show is being supported by Greyland.  

“We are expecting many existing distributors from all over Northern England, the Midlands, Wales, and maybe some from Scotland and perhaps even the South of England too”, says Greyland’s Richard Dyson.