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Hi

With Christmas fast approaching we have taken delivery of our first consignment of party crackers and festive dining accessories.  As I celebrated my 50th birthday this year, I am wondering whether it is an age thing, but Christmas seems to come around so quickly these days!  I best get back on that diet to lose a few pounds as I do like a good old pork pie!

Education is important
We have been working alongside the Swinton Park Hotel this summer, to ensure its fantastic brand new multi-million-pound Country Club and Spa is kept as clean and hygienic as possible.  The quality is phenomenal and we have had to carefully consider the cleaning products to ensure they are safe to use on many different types of high quality finishes.  This included a Finnish sauna which provides dry heat in a fragrant wood cabin.  We spent three days with the teams at Swinton Park, ensuring they understood the principals of cleaning, the processes recommended and the compliance surrounding the chemicals and tasks to ensure they are working in a safe environment. The place is lush and I can’t wait to try it out! Click here to look

National Standard for Food Hygiene
Not before time, I say! From 01st October, a new scheme came into force to ensure the local regulation of food hygiene is consistent.
Our customers have experienced too many inconsistencies over the different counties in which we work so this is great news for us all. Conflicting and confusing advice will hopefully now be a thing of the past.
Click here for more information.

It’s a boy!
Since my last newsletter, one of our Relationship Managers, Sam Binley, has given birth to a healthy baby boy.  Arthur Richard Lincoln, was born on 27th July weighing 9lb 5oz.  We have all enjoyed some lovely cuddles and Sam hopes to be back soon.
However, Aaron, Pete and I endeavour to keep delivering the personal and knowledgeable service that Sam’s customers have come to expect and we hope we are doing her proud!

Versatile Cleaning
Sales of our multi-purpose, versatile cleaner, Orange Fresh have gone through the roof, having sold our 1,000,000,000 litre to a customer recently who required help cleaning a very greasy, soiled tiled floor.  The versatile star performer not only got the floor shiny clean, but did so without it costing the earth (eco-friendly and affordable!) Click here to view or buy
 
Making a difference
It has been great to work with Holly Bank Trust, a registered charity providing care to children and adults with profound difficulties, in its special school and residential homes around Yorkshire.
We have been ensuring all their teams, over 10 different sites are trained in COSHH and Cleaning and Hygiene Science to ensure compliant and germ-free environments.  The high standards of hygiene and care, currently offered, is very impressive and we feel very privileged to be able to work alongside the people who work and live in this fabulous place.
Click here to read more and donate

As always, we hope to hear about all your news too!  Why not connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook to receive useful updates and tips!
Until next time!

Jo Thompson

Managing Director

 

Hi

As I write, the sun is shining and our home town is polishing and painting in readiness for our most welcomed tourists this Easter. 

I love everything about Spring from the daffodils that start to pop up everywhere, to the exciting new fashions that hit the shops and finally being able to open my windows and let in that lovely sea air!

Spring is a time when many of us focus on deep cleaning and to help you with this endeavor we have some fabulous "Hi Shine Kits" on offer, whilst stocks last.

Hi-Shine Multi Surface Kit ….. Reduced to £49.00 for month of April

The kit includes microfibre cleaning kit for cleaning at high levels and difficult areas without the use of chemicals. Use on glass panels, stainless steel, balustrades, mirrors. Comes with extendable handle for hard to reach areas.

5x Green Hi-Shine Cloths

5x Microfibre pads

1x Velcro frame

1x Telecsopic handle 90cm - 162cm

1x 'Water' printed 600ml bottle & spray head

 Relocation

We have been doing our own bit of polishing and painting this month, in our new premises at Units 9 & 10 Londresborough Road Scarborough. Although saying farewell to our Durham Street depot, which has been our home for the last twelve years was sad, our new premises provide us with more space to become more efficient and effective as a business.  If you are passing, pop in for a brew, it would be great to show you round!

01.06.17 deadline looming – take action now!

On 1 June 2015, the old chemical classification and labelling system known as CHIP4 ended. The direct acting Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation took over.

A transitional arrangement was introduced to allow people to use up their existing chemical stocks, classified with CHIP4 pictograms and a two-year deadline was introduced.  Therefore, users have up to 1 June 2017 respectively to use these old products.  After which, products with the new CLP pictograms will be the only products conforming to regulation.

For more information, contact us on 01723 373509 or visit HSE website http://www.hse.gov.uk/chemical-classification/index.htm

As always, we hope to hear about all your news too!  Why not connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook to receive useful updates and tips!

Until next time, I wish you a Happy Easter.

Jo Thompson

Managing Director

Hi there

On the approach to Christmas, our team have been busy delivering a whopping 15,000 Christmas napkins, 5000 party poppers, 10,000 Christmas table covers and 4150 Christmas crackers.  Kelsey dressed our tree yesterday and with talk of wearing our Christmas jumpers to work soon, I think we are now getting into the festive mood!  We hope everything is going to plan for you too.

Protecting Cleaners - Preventing dermatitis – Have you assessed your risks?

The HSE website recently showed that a healthcare provider has been fined £100,000 in a case relating to poor management of work related contact dermatitis.

Employers have a Duty of Care to assess the risks that could cause occupational dermatitis – and take the necessary preventative actions.  One of the most effective contributions to the successful prevention of the problem is the implementation of a structure skin care programme.

Our Hygiene Management Scheme can help you reduce your risks in this area and sourcing products such as Carehands barrier cream, which quickly improves the condition of rough, dry, damaged skin, restoring it to a healthy appearance. Carehands helps protect and maintain the natural barriers the skin needs to stay healthy and clean up faster.

On offer this month, Carehands costs just £24.50 for 6x500mls pumps which can be refilled from a 5 litre bottle for better economy in use.

Click here to read our blog on further information about hand care in the work place.

It’s all about you!

We are always keen to receive constructive feedback and regularly ask for this in account review meetings.  This helps our business be the best it can be.  Our customers are centric to all we do – and every decision we make has our customer’s best interests at the heart of it.

This week, the beautiful Feversham Arms Hotel has thanked us because we “deliver great service and products with a very personal touch and very very likely to recommend to others” Thanks team Feversham, it is a pleasure to serve you!

Help is always at hand

We managed to help one of our customers with an issue stemming from double body incontinence recently.  By recommending a biological stain and odour digester that effectively degraded the organic soiling which had absorbed into the carpet and upholstery, the odours and staining were easily and effectively removed.  Our account manager assisted the customer with the use of Micro Clean all the way and left them with a full written procedure to be followed when the same incident occurs again.  If you would like to try it, our newsletter offer price is £18.50 for 5 litres.  Quote MCDEC17 when ordering.

As always, it would be great to hear from you. We are always interested to know what you are doing and to see where we can help.

We continue to feed into Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, seeing them as a great platform to quickly supply specialist knowledge. We have loved sharing experiences and information with both our customers and expert industry leaders and we want to share these hints and tips with as many of our customer as possible, so if you don’t already, please follow us on:

Twitter: Follow us here.

Facebook: Like us here.

LinkedIn. Connect with me here.

Kind Regards

Jo Thompson, Managing Director

Hi there

We hope business is prosperous for you and you are keeping busy.  The summer months’ have been busy for us and to help us keep our customer service delivery high, we are pleased to welcome two new members of staff to support our team.

Danny Woodhead now works in our warehouse, co-ordinating all activities surrounding goods in and goods out and he is proving really popular with his colleagues as he makes a mean cup of tea! 

Duncan Herrington has accepted the post of Business Support Technician (Sales) and is charged with the task of ensuring the seamless integration of new customers into our in-house processes to ensure complete service delivery and guaranteed customer satisfaction.

Meet all the team here

Introducing a little miracle!

We are delighted to announce a new product arrival supplied in a 500g tub.  The Pink Stuff is a universal cleaning paste which is easy to use and has very little environmental impact.  It is very effective on stubborn stains, grease, body fats and lime scale.  It will also remove rust discoloration from metal surfaces.  Tough on stains it costs just £1.99, inexpensive for something that can perform little miracles every day!

Find more details here

Our Community

Some of the Spectrum team have enjoyed experiencing the new £14 million alpine themed waterpark that opened in July.  Alpamare, a world class attraction, which we are pleased to say, chose to build on our doorstep and also use us as their supplier for cleaning and hygiene supplies, boasts a giant indoor wave pool and adrenaline inducing waterslides and pumping 20,900 litres of water per minute, four person inflatables will hurtle riders down more than 14 metres of twists and turns!  We would highly recommend you pay it a visit.

Visit their website here.

Thanks

Thanks to the support of our loyal customers, the summer season has been really busy for us all. 

We have particularly enjoyed welcoming the teams at the new University Technical College and Alpamare Leisure in Scarborough and Sedbergh School in Cumbria as new customers and we look forward to working in partnership with these businesses in the months and years to come!

As always, it would be great to hear from you. We are always interested to know what you are doing and to see where we can help.

We continue to feed into Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, seeing them as a great platform to quickly supply specialist knowledge.

We have loved sharing experiences and information with both our customers and expert industry leaders and we want to share these hints and tips with as many of our customer as possible, so if you don’t already, please follow us on:

Twitter: Follow us here.

Facebook: Like us here.

LinkedIn. Connect with me here.

Look forward to connecting with you and hearing all about your latest news!

Regards

Jo

1) Fill the machine as usual.

2) Wait for the machine to come up to temperature.

3) Start the machine into cycle.

4) Click open the door.

5) Sprinkle a small amount of powder onto the open door or tray (dependent on your dishwasher.)

6) Close the door and allow the wash cycle to continue.

7) Repeat 5 and 6 as many times as it takes for the foam to subside and to get the machine clean, looking and smelling fresh.

8) Your machine is now clean, free of grease and fully sterilised.

Health and Safety Information

Please refer to the relevant COSHH safety data sheets.

Warning
Wear suitable PPE as per your COSHH assessments.