Changes at the top for Diversey

9th of October 2018
Changes at the top for Diversey

Dr Ilham Kadri is to resign from her position as Diversey's chief executive officer with effect from December 31.

She has been appointed ceo, chairman of the executive committee and member of the board of directors at Solvay - an advanced materials and specialty chemicals company.

With immediate effect Carlos Sagasta, Diversey's chief financial

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Research indicates reduction in beach littering

8th of October 2018
Research indicates reduction in beach littering

Results from a comparison beach cleaning and litter surveying programme in the UK indicate levels of seaside rubbish have decreased.

The study was carried out by Cromwell Polythene as part of its 35th anniversary activity and to mark Recycle Week recently. The company did similar research a year ago and 2018 results suggest shows reduced levels

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'Life threatening' bacteria found on our money

4th of October 2018
'Life threatening' bacteria found on our money

UK research that put money under the microscope to determine what is really lurking in our wallets has revealed some unpleasant results.

Dr Paul Matewele, professor of microbiology at London Metropolitan University and his students took 36 samples from a random selection of all denominations of coins and notes. The microbiologists studied the

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Future-proofing for distributors

1st of October 2018
Future-proofing for distributors

Joanne Gilliard is chief executive officer (ceo) of Jangro, one of the largest cleaning and hygiene products distribution groups in the UK and Ireland. She speaks exclusively to ECJ editor Michelle Marshall about the challenges and opportunities facing suppliers, and how this part of the cleaning sector is moving forward to safeguard its

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Breedweer social enterprise - making people happy

28th of September 2018
Breedweer social enterprise - making people happy

Social enterprise cleaning services company Breedweer is based in the Netherlands and headed up by Jack Stuifbergen, a man with a vision of making a true social impact with his business. The company won the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards Workforce award in 2017 for its policies concerning employee relationships, training and diversity

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Tennant Company in agreement to acquire Gaomei in China

27th of September 2018
Tennant Company in agreement to acquire Gaomei in China

US-based professional cleaning machines and solutions producer Tennant Company has signed an agreement to acquire Gaomei Cleaning Equipment Company, a privately owned manufacturer of commercial cleaning systems based in China.

Gaomei is a family-run business founded in 1997 and it offers cleaning machines and equipment including single disc

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