More than just cleaning

17th of May 2011
More than just cleaning

Oleg Popov, director general for Cristanval cleaning company in Russia, explains how many businesses are now adding other services to their portfolio.

Cleaning in Russia is much more than cleaning. The list of services provided by an average cleaning company now usually grows longer year by year, and not only because of new cleaning services

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Only in it for the money?

17th of May 2011
Only in it for the money?

Even though contract cleaning employees in Germany received a pay rise at the beginning of this year, their trade union is now demanding another wage increase. Thomas Schulte-Marxloh reports.

Since January this year the 900,000 employees in the contract cleaning business have been receiving higher wages – this was the beginning of my last

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Volunteering award win for MITIE

13th of May 2011
Volunteering award win for MITIE

UK-based building services provider MITIE has won a European Employee Volunteering Award for improving the employability skills of people who face barriers getting back to work.

The group was crowned winner in the Innovation category for its Real Apprentice Programme. This 12-week scheme works to break down barriers and help the long-term

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Pancomp named Red Herring winner

12th of May 2011
Pancomp named Red Herring winner

Pancomp International, which provides mobile time and attendance and workflow management systems to facilities services companies, has been named one of the winners of Red Herring's Top 100 Global Awards. This is an annual list of the year's most promising private technology ventures around the world.

The Red Herring editorial team selected the

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America show results

11th of May 2011
America show results

The organisers of the ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America  exhibition, which took place in Orlando, Florida, at the end of last year, have announced visitor figures for the event. More than 13,500 cleaning professionals from over 70 countries attended.

The next show takes place from October 18-21 in Las Vegas.

For details, visit the website at

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Ever wondered about the world’s ‘germiest’ places?

11th of May 2011
Ever wondered about the world’s ‘germiest’ places?

In the cleaning industry we are well used to dealing with germs first-hand every day. But have you ever wondered what are the ‘germiest’ places in the world? Thanks to a list compiled by The Forensic Science Technician in the USA, we now know.

The forensic sciences teaching organisation has listed 50 places, some of which are everyday

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