Lean workforce scheduling for cleaning sector

24th of September 2014
Lean workforce scheduling for cleaning sector

ECJ editor Michelle Marshall reports from Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, where facilities services contractor Vebego has invested in a workforce scheduling system from Ortec. All cleaning staff are now managed via computer rather than the previous paper-based system, which as resulted in significant all-round savings says Vebego’s personnel

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Mitie total service package at St George's Hospital London

19th of September 2014
Mitie total service package at St George's Hospital London

St George’s Hospital in South London is one of the UK’s largest teaching hospitals with over 1,000 beds. It treats over 800,000 patients a year and employs more than 8,000 staff on a 92,000 square metre site.

Supplying the catering and cleaning services is one of the UK’s leading facilities service providers, Mitie. ECJ editor

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Cleaning - preserving our heritage

7th of May 2014
Cleaning - preserving our heritage

Cleaning older and more architecturally intricate buildings can create issues for contract cleaning companies. Carl Robinson, marketing manager for cleaning and FM specialist Nviro, looks at how cleaning can help towards the maintenance and upkeep of environments that are in need of restoration and conservation.

Buildings across the world come

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Carpet care and astro turf adventures at Mind Candy

7th of March 2014
Carpet care and astro turf adventures at Mind Candy

When the term ‘carpet care’ is mentioned, astro turf carpeting does not normally spring to mind, but that’s what the majority of flooring in Mind Candy’s new headquarters consists of. Mind Candy is the world’s fastest growing digital entertainment company and creator of Moshi Monsters. The company moved into its new

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Hostmanship - the art of welcoming

11th of December 2013
Hostmanship - the art of welcoming

Hostmanship is the art of making people feel welcome – encompassing areas such as customer care, quality, friendship and hospitality. As a concept it is becoming increasingly popular in many areas of business.

ECJ editor Michelle Marshall spoke to Aura Groen, personnel director at facilities services company Facilicom – based in the

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Award winning improvement in cleaning at UK hospital

10th of December 2013
Award winning improvement in cleaning at UK hospital

Facilities services company MITIE has been recognised by the Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (AHCP) in the UK for working in partnership with its client, the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals Trust in the north-east of England.

ECJ editor Michelle Marshall visited Hull Royal Infirmary to learn more about how cleaning standards

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