Cleaning in the Digital World - smart city of 2040

26th of October 2016
Cleaning in the Digital World - smart city of 2040

The cleaning sector, as we all recognise, is a down-to-earth one and is slow to adopt new technologies. But if we look ahead to the future with a focus on how customer requirements will develop, we can be a little more visionary. Marco Cardinale, head of product management floor care at Kärcher - which is leading the way in the industry with

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Intelligent buildings - be smart about opportunties

14th of October 2016
Intelligent buildings - be smart about opportunties

What is an intelligent/smart building and why is their rise so important to the building services business? An intelligent building combines technologies and interconnected systems to support the use of the accommodation by the building’s users, enables efficient operation and reconfiguration of the space. The implications for cleaning

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Brexit - journey into the unknown...

4th of October 2016
Brexit - journey into the unknown...

For better or for worse – or, more pertinently perhaps, for richer or poorer – the Brits have defied their leaders’ dire warnings and given the EU the ‘big E’, writes Hartley Milner.

The Brexit vote, though not wholly unexpected, sent a shockwave through the world’s financial markets. But the doomsayers warn

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The global cost of tax avoidance

3rd of August 2016
The global cost of tax avoidance

Whether driven by righteous indignation or plain envy, the bandwagon for a crackdown on tax avoidance by the super-rich and multinationals has gathered pace since the Panama Papers revelations. Hartley Milner looks at some of the actions pledged and asks whether there can ever be fairness in our tax systems.

Whether driven by righteous

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Sales teams - do you have a junk call problem?

7th of June 2016
Sales teams - do you have a junk call problem?

Is your sales team spending hours on the phone, but not getting results? You know your team isn’t slacking, but they’re not generating sales and worse, they’re losing customers? Your sales team may have a junk call problem, says Paul Black of sales-i.

Is your sales team spending hours on the phone, but not getting results? You

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Cleaning machines - buy or rent?

7th of June 2016
Cleaning machines - buy or rent?

For any operation offering professional cleaning services, the management of its equipment can present numerous headaches – including downtime, maintenance and repair, compliance and replacement. The traditional route chosen by many service providers has been straightforward purchase. However a different option is becoming increasingly

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