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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Focus on hygiene - return to the workplace

24th of September 2021
Focus on hygiene - return to the workplace

As people all over Europe return to work following lockdowns, Anna Konigson Koopmans from Tork manufacturer Essity looks at how managers can address their employees’ cleaning and hygiene concerns when they re-enter the workplace.

People are returning to work. Some are delighted to be back, others somewhat less so.
A recent UK study carried

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Wellbeing, what’s the cost?

22nd of September 2021
Wellbeing, what’s the cost?

In the wake of the pandemic, there’s a distinct focus on staff wellbeing - explains Lynn Webster in the UK.

As we begin to come through both the business and personal traumas resulting from the pandemic there is a distinct focus on staff wellbeing; the mental and physical health issues they are experiencing both personally and in the

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Get vaccinated or get laid off

21st of September 2021
Get vaccinated or get laid off

News of latest legislation around Covid-19 vaccination from Christian Bouzols in France.

The spread of the Covid-19 Delta variant is changing France’s labour legislation. A bill that has been adopted by the Senate should enter into force this September. The central provision is that vaccination will be made obligatory for certain categories

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To clean, or to disinfect?

20th of September 2021
To clean, or to disinfect?

John Griep reports from the Netherlands on VSR’s new list of definitions and recommendations.

VSR investigates new and existing cleaning methods and agents. Cleaning and disinfection are two of those existing methods. You may be thinking: there’s no need to explain this among cleaning professionals, is there? After all, these are core

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German cleaning sector speaks to the politicians

17th of September 2021
German cleaning sector speaks to the politicians

Katja Scholz reports from Germany where the cleaning sector is taking a keen interest in elections.

Germany is about to embark on elections to the Bundestag. By early summer, the contract cleaning association BIV had spelt out the political issues closest to its heart. More than 300 firms took part in an online questionnaire to rate political

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