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Nathalie Leblond

Nathalie is the Category Manager at Rentokil Initial, and has worked in the hygiene and pest control industry for 12 years. Although after 12 years cockroaches still have the power to terrify her, she has learnt countless ways to defeat germs both in the workplace and at home. She is a passionate advocate for Global Handwash Day and the health benefits that can be derived from regular handwashing and hygiene practices. When not contributing to the Initial blog, Nathalie is writing press releases for sister businesses, Rentokil and Ambius. You can find her on LinkedIn.
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May 2018

The Clean Routine: what should be done in your office and how often

Written by Nathalie Leblond

A company is doing interviews for a Personal Assistant. A well dressed lady sits down and the interviewer opens with the standard questions around "getting to know you" and qualifications. The...

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May 2018

Hygiene in the food processing industry: Ask the Expert

Written by Nathalie Leblond

In our fifth installment of our blog series - Ask the Expert -  we interview Kuvershree Reddy; Food Technologist and QA turned Strategic Account Manager for Rentokil Initial.

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April 2018

Listeria Hysteria: was the outbreak preventable?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

On the 12th of December I wrote a blog titled Listeria: what you need to know. At the time of writing, 557 cases of Listeriosis had been reported, and there had been 36 reported fatalities. Even...

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April 2018

5 unexpected places you’ll find Initial services (and why)

Written by Nathalie Leblond

If you are a regular reader of our blog, you’ll know by know that here at Initial we view basic hygiene services as indispensable to any type of business. However, many people still think of...

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April 2018

What you need to know about Hygiene - part 4 [Ask the expert]

Written by Nathalie Leblond

In the fourth and final part of our blog series - Ask the Expert - we interview hygiene expert, Diane Luck; Quality Assurance Manager of Initial in KZN. Diane shares some of her hygiene horror...

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March 2018

What you need to know about Hygiene - part 3 [Ask the expert]

Written by Nathalie Leblond

In this third part of our new blog series - Ask the Expert -  we interview hygiene expert Louw Moller; Regional Business Manager of Rentokil Initial in the Western Cape by day, and volunteer...

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March 2018

The dangers of harsh chemicals, and why we clean with bacteria

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Long gone are the days when the smell and burn of bleach meant you were doing a spring clean! People are becoming increasingly aware of the impact that harsh chemicals - such as bleach - can have...

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March 2018

3 Hygiene-related courses your staff should attend

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Here at Initial we are not only passionate about good hygiene practices, we are also really passionate about sharing the expertise we have in the field of promoting hygiene practices. Our experts...

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February 2018

5 unique Hygiene challenges in Durban

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Durban - home of the white sand beaches, turquoise waters and sky-high humidity - is the largest city in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal.

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February 2018

The Future of Hygiene

Written by Nathalie Leblond

With advancements in technology, hygiene and health care taking place on a daily basis, it’s very challenging to predict what exactly the future of hygiene might look like. I turned to the...

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