Taking care of business, and yourself

31st of March 2022
Taking care of business, and yourself

Much has been said about the traumatic impacts of the pandemic on small businesses. Not so widely reported is the personal toll it has taken on SME owners who have proved so crucial to keeping economies afloat during the crisis, writes Hartley Milner.

Every morning when Julie Pennington boots up her computer a message flashes briefly across the

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Turning the tide on waste

27th of January 2022
Turning the tide on waste

In this special report, experts at Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) break down some of the key issues affecting workplaces’ progress towards sustainable waste management during the past couple of years – and the solutions businesses can implement to make progress.

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has spurred widespread and complex

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COP26 - more broken promises?

13th of January 2022
COP26 - more broken promises?

COP26 climate talks wound up at the end of last year with global decision-makers returning home with a clear message ringing in their ears ... ‘enough blah blah blah, it’s time for transformative action’. Hartley Milner reports on crucial pledges made by the private sector towards meeting net-zero carbon targets.

On an

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EFCI annual report - resilience through crisis

21st of December 2021
EFCI annual report - resilience through crisis

EFCI, the organisation representing the cleaning services sector at European level, has published its latest report compiled from data supplied by national associations. It shows that in 2018, the industry grew by eight per cent and the sector employed 4.1 million people. It also demonstrates just how resilient the industry has been throughout the

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The sustainability focus

22nd of November 2021
The sustainability focus

Climate change, waste reduction, energy savings, water conservation  - what are today’s most pressing sustainability issues? Ann Laffeaty asks industry representatives about their environmental priorities.

Sustainability, like everything else, is subject to trends. As a society we naturally react to the most immediate threats. For

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Speculating on the future of cash

19th of November 2021
Speculating on the future of cash

The huge surge in digital transactions during the Covid pandemic has renewed speculation about the future of cash. So will we see the emergence of a cashless global economy anytime soon? Hartley Milner seeks some answers.

Remember the last time you handled cash? For me, it was the rental fees I raked in from the portfolio of houses and hotels I

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