Tayside school cleaners threaten strike over ‘atrocious’ conditions

7th of October 2021
Tayside school cleaners threaten strike over ‘atrocious’ conditions

School cleaners in Tayside are threatening industrial action over a proposed pay rise and their "atrocious" working conditions.

Members of the GMB Scotland union have complained about school chairs piled high with rubbish plus toilets and sinks blocked with paper and food. And they claim they are having to clear up used lateral flow tests and

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Business strategy - adapt and innovate

6th of October 2021
Business strategy - adapt and innovate

For the majority of cleaning businesses the past 18 months have been extremely challenging - with the need to adapt strategy, operations and customer offerings at an unprecedented pace. Fabien Caqueret at Tudor Group recounts his own experiences and looks ahead to future opportunities for the sector.

Fabien Caqueret is managing director of the

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Greenspeed achieves Voka Charter for Sustainable Entrepreneurship

5th of October 2021
Greenspeed achieves Voka Charter for Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Greenspeed, the Netherlands-based manufacturer of sustainable cleaning solutions and microfibre products, has been awarded the Voka Charter for Sustainable Entrepreneurship.

The company's activities were assessed in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by Voka, an entrepreneurial network in Flanders that offers

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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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EFCI online conference week takes place next week

4th of October 2021
EFCI online conference week takes place next week

There's still time to register for the European Cleaning and Facility Services Industry (EFCI) online conference week taking place next week, from October 11-15.

Taking place between 11.00 and 12.30 CET every day from Monday to Friday, the programme aims to provide the sector with an overview of the main European policies and trends that will

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Air fresheners - the sweet smell of success

1st of October 2021
Air fresheners - the sweet smell of success

Should an air freshener be capable of creating a sense of well-being and evoking nostalgic memories of times past? Or should it simply be able to mask bad odours? Ann Laffeaty asks manufacturers what makes an air freshener system successful.

The traditional reason for using an air freshener is to cover up bad smells. This is why they are

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