Uncertainty and confusion for UK cleaning industry?

19th of September 2014
Uncertainty and confusion for UK cleaning industry?

The cleaning industry in the UK needs a clear voice and true leadership, says ECJ’s reporter.

The cleaning industry press deserves  far more credit than it receives for one simple quality. Despite often producing what is not earth shattering copy, especially if one is not involved in cleaning, it tells the truth.

Unlike the popular

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The future of building services in Italy

19th of September 2014
The future of building services in Italy

Italian reporter Anna Garbagna brings news of a law which should bring greater professionalism to the commercial cleaning sector.

“At last a law for the service sector which firmly contributes towards professionalisation of the cleaning sector and its companies, fighting the underground economy, relaunching employment and promoting

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Encouraging environment result in Dutch workplace survey

18th of September 2014
Encouraging environment result in Dutch workplace survey

Dutch correspondent Nico Lemmens of ISS Facility Services reports on a survey into workplace environment quality carried out by VSR.

In the April edition of this journal the Vereniging Schoonmaak Research VSR (Association for Cleaning Research), an independent Dutch platform for all parties directly or indirectly involved in contract cleaning,

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Cleaning companies adapt to a changing Russian economy

18th of September 2014
Cleaning companies adapt to a changing Russian economy

ECJ correspondent Oleg Popov of Cristanval Cleaning in Russia explains how economic changes have impacted on the sector.

Just a few years back, the cleaning market was not only experiencing steady growth but a boost in its profitability. In a period of well-being, companies strive to enlarge their business and grab a share of the market. For the

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New French federation president inspires confidence

17th of September 2014
New French federation president inspires confidence

The French federation of cleaning (FEP) has a new president, reports Christian Bouzols.

Max Massa was elected as the new president of the Fédération des entreprises de propreté (FEP) at the closing session its 46th AGM recently.

This self-made boss is definitely not a beginner - far from it. He has spent no fewer than 51

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French cleaning firms in crisis

3rd of July 2014
French cleaning firms in crisis

As French correspondent Christian Bouzols explains, over 600 of the country’s cleaning companies are officially in financial difficulty.

More than 600 cleaning companies in France were declared ‘en situation de défaillance’ (in a situation of default) in 2013 for not having honoured their payment obligations. The rate of

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