British Cleaning Council publishes new industry data

14th of April 2022
British Cleaning Council publishes new industry data

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) - the umbrella organisation for the UK professional cleaning and hygiene sector - has published its 2022 research report. It shows the number of sector businesses grew to 69,005 in 2021 and the number of employees working in the sector remained static at 1.47 million, according to the latest statistics

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Eighty per cent of staff want a more sustainable workplace - study

13th of April 2022
Eighty per cent of staff want a more sustainable workplace - study

Eight out of ten office employees would like their workplace to be more environmentally-friendly, according to an Essity survey.

Around 60 per cent believe their colleagues would also react positively to more eco-friendly practices by employers. And 46 per cent believe the green initiatives taken by their bosses are often an afterthought.

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Toilet paper shortages could be the next side-effect of the energy crisis

12th of April 2022
Toilet paper shortages could be the next side-effect of the energy crisis

Fears that toilet paper supplies could dwindle again have been expressed by paper manufacturers as energy prices soar.

Empty shelves were a global feature during the early months of the pandemic due to stockpiling. Now energy price hikes could lead to the problem returning.

The paper industry is said to be the third largest industrial energy

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Paramedics unhappy about end of ambulance cleaning contract

11th of April 2022
Paramedics unhappy about end of ambulance cleaning contract

Paramedics in the North West of England are concerned about a management decision to end their ambulance cleaning contract, claiming it will have a negative impact on response times.

North West Ambulance Service vehicles have been cleaned between jobs by JPR Solutions throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. But following a comprehensive cost-benefit

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April is European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards month!

7th of April 2022
April is European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards month!

It's now April and that can mean only one thing - the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards gala dinner takes place this month! On April 28 the great and the good from Europe's professional cleaning sector will come together in Brussels to celebrate the finalists and reveal the 2022 winners.

Here are the finalists:

Best Use of Smart Technology

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Creating a high value network

6th of April 2022
Creating a high value network

ECJ Italy correspondent Anna Garbagna reports on recent association activities there.

The institutional activity of Afidamp is becoming increasingly important.  In 2021 the association carried out several projects which resulted in the definition of interassociative activities to create a high value network for the sector and its

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