Cleaning in schools - a matter of wellbeing

25th of September 2019
Cleaning in schools - a matter of wellbeing

Cleaning of schools has been in the news recently in the UK, as budgets are cut and newspaper reports suggest cleaning is being carried out by teaching staff in some cases. ECJ meets Chan Mehta, founder of The Cleaning Company, which has many schools cleaning contracts. She explains why having professional cleaning staff within the school

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No more nine to five?

24th of September 2019
No more nine to five?

Working nine-to-five may soon have meaning only as a Dolly Parton lyric screeched out at karaoke bars. Employees today are singing a different tune craving greater flexibility in their lives. Hartley Milner looks at how one business granted its people their wish.

Evolving technologies are transforming the world of work in ways we would have

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International partnership innovation

20th of September 2019
International partnership innovation

Phil Smith, group sales director for Excellerate Services UK - LCC and Templewood, highlights the benefits of international partnerships to transform cleaning provision.

The sheer volume of companies involved in the cleaning sector means competition for business is a constant. This has its challenges, but also means the sector is a hotbed for

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EFCI Trend Report: The European Cleaning Industry 1995-2016

18th of September 2019
EFCI Trend Report: The European Cleaning Industry 1995-2016

The EFCI recently published a Trend Report entitled The European Cleaning Industry 1995-2016. This 38-page statistical document gathers Eurostat’s most recent data (NACE 81.2) and builds on historical EFCI’s surveys. It presents the evolution of the cleaning industry from different angles, between 1995 and 2016.

The Trend Report was

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Time to review your marketing?

19th of July 2019
Time to review your marketing?

The world is your oyster…you have never had such an array of channels for marketing your products or services. Your dilemma is deciding which ones are right for your business. Hartley Milner enlists the help of a professional guide to get you through the marketing maze.

When did you last review your marketing strategy? This year, last year,

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What cleaning contractors need to know about WELL

11th of July 2019
What cleaning contractors need to know about WELL

Following the launch of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) in the US some time ago, there is now the International WELL Building Institute. This focuses not so much on buildings but on the people working in those buildings – and cleaning contractors are very much involved. Ron Segura, president of Segura Associates,

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