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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MITIE Streamlines cleaning contracts under Lean Six Sigma principles

3rd of December 2013
MITIE Streamlines cleaning contracts under Lean Six Sigma principles

MITIE, the FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing company based in the UK,  is celebrating the first graduations at Green Belt level from its Lean Academy.

The Lean Academy, set up and run by MITIE’s Environmental+ cleaning business, offers training in the principles of Lean Six Sigma, which has its origins in the automotive manufacturing

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Museum and gallery cleaning - creating a masterpiece

25th of October 2013
Museum and gallery cleaning - creating a masterpiece

Museums and galleries are extremely busy public spaces, demanding cleaning services that are frequent, effective, safe and discreet – with the added specialist know-how required to work in environments containing valuable and delicate works of art.

Tony O’Shea, operations director for KGB Cleaning and Support Services in the UK,

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