All Car wash & Valeting articles – Page 3

  • Analysis

    Alexander Russell: consultant, Car Wash Association (CWA)

    2019-09-09T00:00:00Z

    The Car Wash Association’s (CWA’s) lobbying work to expose criminal activity and widespread regulatory non-compliance on hand car washes faces new challenges following the change of government in July. New appointments have been made in all the key ministries relating to the CWA’s work. Regulatory activity needs to be kick-started ...

  • Police visit car washes as part of anti-slavery strategy
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    Police visit car washes as part of anti-slavery strategy

    2019-08-21T00:00:00Z

    Officers from Wiltshire Police visited two car washes in north Swindon on Tuesday August 20 as part of a strategy to tackle modern slavery. Sergeant Nathan Perry, who helped plan the operation, said the cash-in-hand businesses could be used as fronts for organised crime gangs. The police officers were joined ...

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    Istobal is now preferred car wash firm for MFG

    2019-08-06T00:00:00Z

    Istobal UK has increased its partnership with Motor Fuel Group (MFG) and has become the preferred car wash supplier for the number one Top 50 Indie. MFG has renewed its contract with Istobal, which includes the supply of car wash machines and chemical products, as well as maintenance service ...

  • Arrests at car wash on suspicion of modern slavery offences
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    Arrests at car wash on suspicion of modern slavery offences

    2019-07-19T00:00:00Z

    A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences at a car wash in Chesterfield. Following concerns being reported by a member of the public, officers from Derbyshire Constabulary’s specialist modern slavery team went to a car wash in Chesterfield Business Park, Chatsworth Road, ...

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    MFG makes Istobal its preferred car wash supplier

    2019-07-10T00:00:00Z

    Istobal UK has increased its partnership with Motor Fuel Group (MFG) and has become the car wash preferred supplier for the number one Top 50 Indie. MFG has renewed its contract with Istobal which includes the supply of car wash machines and chemical products, as well as maintenance service ...

  • Car wash slavery raids lead to waste water investigation
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    Car wash slavery raids lead to waste water investigation

    2019-06-21T00:00:00Z

    Three car washes are having their water waste disposal investigated after a raid by a multi-agency team looking into modern slavery and people trafficking in Redditch on Wednesday 19 June. The team comprised officers from West Mercia Police (WMP), Hereford and Worcester Fire Rescue Service (HWFRS), Home ...

  • Analysis

    Alexander Russell: consultant, Car Wash Association (CWA)

    2019-06-07T00:00:00Z

    The government’s response to modern slavery in the UK has been woefully lacklustre, despite a recent hard-hitting investigation by Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) into hand car washes (HCWs) which acknowledged the sheer scale of the problem and the lack of enforcement of existing regulations that might help prevent it. ...

  • Nearly 1,000 potential slavery cases logged by car wash app
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    Nearly 1,000 potential slavery cases logged by car wash app

    2019-04-10T00:00:00Z

    Nearly 1,000 cases of potential modern slavery have been logged by the Clewer Initiative’s Safe Car Wash app, which was launched last June to help raise awareness of modern slavery in hand car washes. The Safe Car Wash app is designed to be used by a driver going to ...

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    Istobal presents its new Smartwash at Forecourt Show

    2019-04-05T00:00:00Z

    Istobal will be presenting its new Smartwash at The Forecourt Show 2019 at stand T121. By connecting all the wash equipment (rollovers, tunnels, jet wash and vacuum areas), the new solution nables the installation to be managed digitally with systems that integrate and analyse the information. The system displays ...

  • Council tightens up controls for hand car washes
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    Council tightens up controls for hand car washes

    2019-03-15T00:00:00Z

    Cheshire East Council is to draw up clearer rules for dealing with planning applications for hand car washes – following concerns around a number of operation issues. The local authority will work with partners, including the Environment Agency and water utilities companies, to discuss a wide range of concerns that ...

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    Displays that pay

    2019-03-11T00:00:00Z

    If you’re looking to make changes to your forecourt perhaps by investing in new equipment or are considering a move to a different fuel brand, then a trip to The Forecourt Show 2019 is a must. The Show takes place at the Birmingham NEC from April 8-10 and will ...

  • Analysis

    Alexander Russell: consultant, Car Wash Association (CWA)

    2019-03-11T00:00:00Z

    Continued pressure by the Car Wash Association (CWA), together with support from MPs, was responsible for finally getting the issue of rogue hand car washes (HCWs) onto Parliament’s agenda via the Environmental Audit Committee’s (EAC) June 2018 hearings. It was rewarding that the EAC’s remit, the context in which they ...

  • Police check car washes over modern slavery concerns
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    Police check car washes over modern slavery concerns

    2019-03-01T00:00:00Z

    Police, backed up by officers from the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA), Immigration Enforcement and by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), have visited five car washes in Cleveland after concerns were raised about modern day slavery. The sites were targeted by members of Cleveland Police’s VEMT (vulnerable, exploited, ...

  • Car washes on supermarket sites to be inspected
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    Car washes on supermarket sites to be inspected

    2019-02-06T00:00:00Z

    Thirty hand car washes on supermarket sites in the Midlands will be inspected and audited this month to check that they are complying with regulations and looking after their workers. The spot checks are part of the Responsible Car Wash Scheme (RCWS), an industry-led pilot project tackling modern slavery and ...

  • Government rejects MPs call for licensing of hand car washes
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    Government rejects MPs call for licensing of hand car washes

    2019-02-06T00:00:00Z

    Calls by MPs for tough action against tax-dodging rogue hand car wash operators have been rejected by the Government. Last November Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee delivered its findings after an inquiry into the hand car wash sector. It criticised the authorities for failing to enforce the law on combatting labour ...

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    Partnership aims to bring new technology to car wash sector

    2019-02-04T00:00:00Z

    Nayax and Beacon Mobile have announced a new strategic partnership that to provide an integrated sales and marketing solution to the car wash industry. In a business sector that is very fragmented when it comes to technology and has a large percentage of legacy payment systems, the partnership and combined ...

  • Analysis

    Alexander Russell: consultant, Car Wash Association

    2018-12-19T00:00:00Z

    The Parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has published its report on hand car washes (HCWs) in the UK following written submissions and hearings held in the summer from a number of stakeholder parties, including the Car Wash Association. What transpired from the committee’s investigations was that serious and highly ...

  • MPs call on government for strict regulation of hand car washes
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    MPs call on government for strict regulation of hand car washes

    2018-11-14T00:00:00Z

    Recommendations have been made to the government for strict regulation of the hand car wash sector following a parliamentary inquiry. The PRA and Car Wash Association (CWA) had lobbied strongly for the inquiry into the damage caused by the sector and welcomed its findings. CWA chairman Brian Madderson ...

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    Responsible Car Wash Scheme is welcomed

    2018-11-12T00:00:00Z

    The Car Wash Association (CWA) has welcomed the launch of the Responsible Car Wash Scheme, believing it should prove valuable for improving compliance in existing hand car washes. The scheme, which was launched on 22 October at the House of Lords, has been developed by the Downstream Fuel Association ...

  • Ten potential slavery victims rescued in car wash raid
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    Ten potential slavery victims rescued in car wash raid

    2018-11-09T00:00:00Z

    Ten potential slavery victims have been rescued in a raid on a car wash by Greater Manchester Police. Three men were arrested after officers swooped on the Drive and Shine car wash in Stockport Road, Levenshulme, as part an investigation carried out with police in the Czech Republic. ...