Looking back on a difficult year - Italy's cleaning sector

15th of April 2021
Looking back on a difficult year - Italy's cleaning sector

The latest figures for product sales in Italy have been published. Anna Garbagna tells us more.

The annual Professional Cleaning Sector Survey (July-November), carried out by Afidamp with Cerved ON, which puts the emphasis on market, sales and  prospects for the manufacturing sector, was for the first time supported by a survey which

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A critical view of façade coatings

14th of April 2021
A critical view of façade coatings

Dutch correspondent John Griep examines the claims made by façade coating manufacturers.

For cleaning companies, applying façade coatings provides an extra opportunity in their service offering. This is why more and more commercial façade coating offerings are available, with and without nanoclaim.

Do these coatings work in

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Offshore cleaners on deck in Norway

12th of April 2021
Offshore cleaners on deck in Norway

Take a trip offshore to meet an unusual breed of cleaners with Scandinavian reporter Lotte Printz.

Like most workplaces, offshore oil-drilling platforms have not escaped new tasks and cleaning protocols brought along by the COVID-19 pandemic. Naturally, changes like these take some getting used to, but for the Norwegian global energy company

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Creating awareness of professional cleaning - a campaign in Germany

8th of April 2021
Creating awareness of professional cleaning - a campaign in Germany

Katja Scholz in Germany reports on the latest news from the contract cleaning association, BIV.

Take part in the discussion on socio-political questions – that is the challenge facing the sector with the largest workforce in Germany.  At the beginning of the year, the Federal Association of Contract Cleaners (BIV) took a further step

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Creating jobs in French cleaning sector

31st of March 2021
Creating jobs in French cleaning sector

From France, Christian Bouzols tells us the success story of a cleaning company launched in 2016.

Having gone through a commercial college and gained four years of professional experience, Marie Mauvoisin set up her own cleaning company in 2016.

To help her in this process, Mauvoisin, who lives in Challans, a seaside town in the west of France,

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Respect and recognition for cleaning sector through APPG

30th of March 2021
Respect and recognition for cleaning sector through APPG

In the UK, an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the cleaning and hygiene industry has been inaugurated. Lynn Webster reports for ECJ.

The pandemic has brought significant opportunities for the cleaning industry, not least recognition of the value of cleaning operatives on the frontline, and the perception of our sector. Cleaning and

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