UK-based facilities management company Mitie has rebranded its cleaning business, Environmental+, to Clean Environments. This, the company says, better reflects the increasing number of services it delivers and the sectors in which it operates.
These have grown to include contract cleaning, food hygiene, window cleaning, technical and industrial
Walls on which graffiti artists are permitted to paint are being introduced in Oxford in a bid to reduce vandalism in the city.
The new approach was prompted by the jailing of high-profile graffiti artist Charlie Silver last year. This led to an increase of nearly 400 per cent in the number of graffiti incidents reported in the city, according to
The deadline for entries in the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards - the pan-European awards programme launched by ECJ - has been extended to June 8. So now is the time to share your success stories and book your place at the inaugural awards ceremony in Barcelona on September 29.
The value of an accolade of this magnitude is immeasurable to
Facilities management companies Servest in the UK and France's Atalian have formed a joint venture to enable them to provide integrated FM solutions on a pan-European basis.
The 50/50 owned project, which will operate under the name Atalian Servest Ltd, will look to capitalise on both organisations' reputations in their respective markets and
Markus Asch, vice chairman of the management board at cleaning equipment manufacturer Kärcher and president of EUnited Cleaning, writes his latest blog for the ECJ website. He looks back at ISSA/Interclean in Amsterdam earlier this month and the main trends emerging there.
The UNI Property Services Global Union has announced plans for this year's International Justice Day for Cleaners and Security Guards on June 15.
Last year's event was the most successful ever, with more than 50 unions across 39 countries taking part. And over 181,000 people were reached through Facebook in one week.
So trades unions are now