Lucart buys CEL Technologies & System Spain

1st of February 2018
Lucart buys CEL Technologies & System Spain

Tissue specialist Lucart, based in Italy, has strengthened its position on the Iberian peninsula with the acquisition of the Spanish group CEL Technologies & System which went into administration last summer. It says it will invest more than €20 million in the business over the next five years.

As part of the operation Lucart has bought

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Rats video sparks Paris cleanliness debate

30th of January 2018
Rats video sparks Paris cleanliness debate

A video showing a swarm of rats in a bin in Paris has trigged a debate about the cleanliness of the French capital.

The footage shows dozens of rodents stuck inside a container and attempting to leap out. It was filmed by a refuse collector who said his colleagues had been attacked by vermin while working.

"A colleague told me that a rat had

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How to keep your workforce safe when using cleaning agents

26th of January 2018
How to keep your workforce safe when using cleaning agents

Lauren O'Connor from Zoro, supplier of cleaning products and personal protective equipment, takes a closer look at your responsibilities as an employer when it comes to your staff working with cleaning agents.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 deaths in the UK linked to past exposure to chemicals and dust at work, according to statistics

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ISS makes executive group management changes

26th of January 2018
ISS makes executive group management changes

Global facility services provider ISS is to make a number of changes to its executive group management with effect from March 1.

Europe will be consolidated from four operating units to two. Richard Sykes, currently regional ceo of Western Europe, will become regional ceo for Northern Europe. Jacob Götzsche, currently regional ceo of Central

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British Airways under fire for bad cleanliness standards

25th of January 2018
British Airways under fire for bad cleanliness standards

British Airways is facing severe criticism for the cleanliness of its planes. London gallery owner Michael Hoppen has been featured in The Times after accusing the carrier of leaving its planes in a filthy state.

Hoppen said he has started using other long-haul airlines after experiencing dirty tables, sticky seats and blankets covered in stains.

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UK government faces outsourcing test following Carillion collapse

24th of January 2018
UK government faces outsourcing test following Carillion collapse

The UK government faces the significant test of a plan to spread the risk of public service contracts following the collapse of support services outsourcing giant Carillion last week. It is now launching a €13.6 billion tender to carry out cleaning and maintenance at hospitals, schools and other public buildings.

The Crown Commercial

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