Tokyo 2020 - under the microscope

21st of June 2022
Tokyo 2020 - under the microscope

ECJ correspondent in Japan Bobbie van der List reports from Tokyo on the enormous cleaning operation involved in the Olympic Games there last year. Among concerns around Covid-19, cleanliness standards were under the microscope, however there were concerns about how cleaning operatives were being treated.

WITH GREAT ENTHUSIASM the world watched

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Business strategy - adapt and innovate

6th of October 2021
Business strategy - adapt and innovate

For the majority of cleaning businesses the past 18 months have been extremely challenging - with the need to adapt strategy, operations and customer offerings at an unprecedented pace. Fabien Caqueret at Tudor Group recounts his own experiences and looks ahead to future opportunities for the sector.

Fabien Caqueret is managing director of the

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Breathing new life into town centres

5th of October 2021
Breathing new life into town centres

The surge in online shopping during the pandemic has hammered another nail in the coffin for the high street as we know it. But now communities everywhere are fighting back with visionary plans to inject new life into their failing town centres, writes Hartley Milner.

In just five years, the English market town of Stockton-on-Tees lost more than

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More than another brick in the wall

16th of September 2021
More than another brick in the wall

Lotte Printz in Denmark on a cleaning tour in LEGO House, Home of the Brick. 

The managing director of LEGO House bungee jumping off a bridge in a mountainous landscape. That’s just one of numerous details that guests – or perhaps more likely AFOLs (Adult Fans of LEGO) – may spot inside this house of bricks, play and

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A rollercoaster of a year

21st of June 2021
A rollercoaster of a year

Dominic Ponniah is co-founder and ceo of Cleanology, a Top 50 UK cleaning company with offices in London and Manchester. Like the majority of cleaning businesses, the past year has been extremely challenging. Here, he speaks about the effect of the pandemic on the company.

It’s been a rollercoaster of a year for cleaning companies everywhere.

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Case study from Japan - cleaning as a life changer

29th of April 2021
Case study from Japan - cleaning as a life changer

In Japan, some people are tired from overwork, especially in the metropolis Tokyo. One Buddhist monk wants to change this, and he thinks cleaning is the way to go. Bobbie van der List reports.

It’s at 7.25 am in the morning when the commute to work is at its peak in the Kamiyacho district of central Tokyo. While most people walk from the

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