From humble beginnings... cleaning company success

5th of May 2016
From humble beginnings... cleaning company success

French correspondent Christian Bouzols on a cleaning company success story.

Behind Méli Pro Net, a cleaning company in the city of Evreux, about 60 miles west of Paris, stands the sturdy woman who made it happen. She is Mélina Jankaskas, whom one could put forward as an example of willpower and determination.

Despite her small

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The curriculum of life?

4th of May 2016
The curriculum of life?

Is it fair that children should clean up their own mess while at school? Danish children don’t seem to mind. Lotte Printz reports from Denmark.

Five minutes before the final bell, pupils at Pedersborg School in the little Danish town of Sorø get ready to go home. But five children in each class stay on. They turn on some music and

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Online technology changes traditional business

4th of May 2016
Online technology changes traditional business

Oleg Popov of Cristanval, Russian reporter, talks about HADI cycles and how they improve efficiency in cleaning companies.

HADI (Hypothesis-Action-Data-Insights) is a cycle for verifying the validity of ideas based in improving key figures. This technology arose as a result of start-up management and internet marketing and is now gradually

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Art misunderstood by cleaners

17th of March 2016
Art misunderstood by cleaners

There have been mishaps involving cleaners and art, reports Thomas Schulte-Marxloh in Germany.

Contemporary statues or installations are not only exposed on columns; they can cover walls or floors. Modern artists use perishable materials like meat, vegetables or fruits, some artists even use rubbish. The German common phrase ”Ist das Kunst

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Pathways to the future - apprenticeships

17th of March 2016
Pathways to the future - apprenticeships

UK correspondent Lynn Webster examines just how vital apprenticeships are to the sector’s success.

Cleaning is our industry that proudly celebrates the means by which it passes on its best practice approaches: through networking, collaboration with parallel industries, information sharing, and of course training. My own pathway to has been

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New association president at Afidamp

16th of March 2016
New association president at Afidamp

As Anna Garbagna reports from Italy the AfidampFab industry association has a new president.

Changes at the top for AfidampFab, the association of Italian producers of machines, products and equipment for professional cleaning and hygiene of environments. After the presidency of Matteo Marino, who could not be re-elected after two consecutive

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