Local Authority & Housing

Directors of Nviro, Mountjoy, and Pabulum agree management buy-out of parent company, The Quarr Group

January 8th, 2018

  MBO team aiming for continued sustainable growth of support services Group The founders of The Quarr Group have agreed a Management Buy-Out (MBO) with the directors of its three subsidiaries: Nviro, Mountjoy, and Pabulum. The companies specialise in contract cleaning, building maintenance and construction, and contract catering respectively.... Read more

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Cleaning services are proving popular among Brits

March 3rd, 2016

A growing number of people in the UK are enlisting cleaning services, according to new findings. Research unveiled by MoppedUp – an iPhone app that connects homeowners with cleaners said that property maintenance services are among the most in-demand in the UK. It found that number of people in... Read more

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Street cleaning campaigns across the UK

March 1st, 2016

A new campaign has been launched to inspire young people to reduce litter and maintain their environment. The initiative has been spearheaded by Keep Britain Tidy in conjunction with Lidl UK and TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham. Mr Packham was enlisted to produce a number of wildlife images... Read more

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Public cleaning news roundup

February 5th, 2016

Irish rail has spent thousands of pounds cleaning graffiti from the nation's trains, it has been revealed. The latest figures from the company showed that some €350,000 (£265,000) was spent on removing graffiti from trains in 2015. It recorded 72 instances of graffiti in the Dublin suburban region in... Read more

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Top housecleaning tips

February 5th, 2016

Housecleaning is the last thing that most of us want to do, especially when our time could be occupied by more interesting pursuits. However, there are ways to make your home keeping that little bit easier. We discuss how below. Door mats These insignificant yet very useful things will help... Read more

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Facilities management industry

January 28th, 2016

The facilities management (FM) sector is set for continued growth in the run-up to 2019, new findings have revealed. A report published by AMA Research Ltd found that FM outsourcing is set to grow by seven to eight per cent per year. FM outsourcing encompasses a range of different... Read more

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News roundup: Preventing the spread of germs

January 22nd, 2016

A new antibiotic resistant strain of superbug is spreading quickly across the world, it has been reported. The MCR-1 gene renders E. coli and some other bacteria resistant to colistin. Colistin is the antibiotic that is used as a last resort, when trying to treat infections and diseases that... Read more

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The importance of waste bins and effective cleaning

January 14th, 2016

Improper cleaning is leaving many businesses in grave danger, according to new findings.  A report published by the National Association of Air Duct Cleaners UK (NAADUK) revealed that thousands of firms are risking catastrophic fires and huge fines because they are failing to comply with cleaning regulations. Its study... Read more

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