Apprenticeships - swept under the rug

9th of August 2017 Article by Lynn Webster
Apprenticeships - swept under the rug

UK reporter Lynn Webster discusses apprenticeships in the professional cleaning sector.

With the Apprenticeship Levy having come into effect on April 6, any issues and wrinkles are probably still being dealt with. Introducing a whole new system of payment is difficult enough, and plans to maximise the impact of this 0.5 per cent self-investment may not yet have taken shape.

One essential point raised by the introducti..

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Snapchat and connecting using geofilters

2nd of August 2017 Article by Laura Napper
Snapchat and connecting using geofilters

Laura Napper, managing director of Twilight Cleaning and Facilities Management, continues her series of exclusive blogs about social media for the ECJ website. She offers an overview of Snapchat and how businesses can use it.

I really like Snapchat as a local marketing and awareness tool. Recently I tried it at one of our town's festivals and found it to be really successful. If you haven't heard of it, or thought about ..

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Get the facts straight on plastic

21st of July 2017 Article by James Lee
Get the facts straight on plastic

From bin liners to bottles, the cleaning industry is a major buyer of plastic and plastic-packaged products, and for many this raises questions about sustainability. But Cromwell Polythene managing director James Lee says commentators need to carefully consider the facts before bashing plastics.

Plastic materials and the cleaning industry are inextricably linked, in the same way that plastic packaging is ubiquitous across almost ..

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Facebook - should it be a tool of the trade?

13th of July 2017 Article by Laura Napper
Facebook - should it be a tool of the trade?

Laura Napper, managing director of Twilight Cleaning and Facilities Management, continues her series of exclusive blogs about social media for the ECJ website. Here she focuses on Facebook.

Facebook is not my cup of tea at all - personally or for my business. However I do agree it is a fantastic way of building a local audience, depending on what your business is and who your target c..

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Industry to gather in Berlin for WFBSC congress

30th of June 2017 Article by Markus Asch
Industry to gather in Berlin for WFBSC congress

Markus Asch, vice chairman of the management board at cleaning solutions manufacturer Kärcher and president of EUnited Cleaning, writes his latest blog for ECJ. He looks ahead to the forthcoming World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) congress in Berlin from September 18-20.

One of this year's industry highlights is fast approaching - the WFBSC Congress, which will take place parallel to..

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