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The Scottish get a new Cleaning Show!

Not for 20 years has Scotland had its own cleaning show but this 3rd and 4th of September 2014 that all changed. Brought to you by Martin Scott and the Fairweather Events team, Martin shared his vision for the Expo events of 2015 ( Read this in the next issue of www.windowcleaningmagazine.co.uk ) WCM were there to take a look around yesterday. It was great to see Gleaming Insurance, Moreman and SpaceVac. Unger were carrying out a…

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ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam 6 – 9 May 2014 update from Steve Blyth

Window Cleaning Magazine has just received great pics sent in from our guest correspondent in the field Steve Blyth  at the  ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam 6 – 9 May 2014 event. Unger is smashing it with lots of new stuff for window cleaners to drool over. Steve Blyth picks up the story: “Lee, A report from your guest correspondent… I stopped at the Unger Booth to see the new trailer, yesterday and was immediately intrigued by all of the little…

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Lee Burbidge becomes the new owner of the Guild

Window Cleaning Magazine editor Lee Burbidge has today become the official owner of the Guild Of Master Window Cleaners.       The Guild was started 7 years ago by Nathanael Jones and was never intended as an alternative to the trade associations at the time instead it was built from the start to be something different . The founding members looked closely at the huge changes that the industry had faced in recent years such as affordable…

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Dealing with the angry window cleaner. Are you ‘on his patch’ ?!

When I filmed Window Wars USA for WCM TV in the early part of this year, it was to show the close lives of two competitors and how they worked side by side.   It was my intension to show some of the ugly side of window cleaning from a journalistic point of view too. My hope would be that window cleaners would see that part of window cleaning for what it was and learn that…

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Win ‘The Whale Vomit Method’ by Kevin Dubrosky with the Window Cleaning Magazine

Kevin Dubrosky’s ‘The Whale Vomit Method’ book competition. Can you write a 500-600 word marketing article for WCM? The only criterion is that it has to be about marketing and that it is your own work, between 500-600 words. You can think inside or outside the box. Send your finished article to lee@windowcleaningmagazine.co.uk The winning entry will receive a paperback copy of Kevin’s book. The winner’s piece will be published in the January 2014 issue of…

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Terry on the telly, tomorrow around 7.30pm

Called my mate Terry today, this is how the conversation went…. Lee:  So, Terry you are on The One Show tomorrow night, wow dude? Terry: Show starts at 7pm, 18 September tomorrow its on BBC1  Lee: Who are you meeting on the show? Terry: Apart from Usain bolt not sure. Lee: Usain Bolt!!! What the hell?! What is it about? Terry: It’s a window cleaning challenge, Lee. Him against me (laughs) (Un –audible noise) Terry: I think…

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The years roll by (An excerpt from the book Running For Home by Christopher Dawber. Amazon Kindle Store) WCM’s very own Wagga

“One morning a few years back, I had just started work when an elderly woman came out of the house next to the one I was cleaning. She was obviously in distress and shouted that her husband had collapsed. She was on the phone and the emergency services were talking to her when I entered her house. I found her husband Francis, aged 78 collapsed on the floor of the kitchen. He’d obviously fallen against the…

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