UK cleaning sector makes up five per cent of national workforce

9th of April 2020
UK cleaning sector makes up five per cent of national workforce

Latest research by the British Cleaning Council (BCC) has revealed there are approximately 1.63 million workers in the industry, making up around five per cent of the UK workforce.

This makes it one of the top 10 largest UK industries for employment, says the umbrella body covering all aspects of the cleaning sector. 

This total has been

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EFCI launches social media campaign to support cleaning sector in fight against Covid-19

8th of April 2020
EFCI launches social media campaign to support cleaning sector in fight against Covid-19

EFCI - the voice of the European cleaning and facility services industry in Europe - is launching a pan-European campaign today, taking place over the next two weeks.

The campaign takes its motto from ANIP-Confindustria’s Italian campaign (#InBuoneMani) and goes European to give wider visibility to the paramount role cleaning operatives and

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How cobotics could transform the cleaning and FM industry

7th of April 2020
How cobotics could transform the cleaning and FM industry

Nils van der Zijl, vice-president of sales and marketing for Softbank Robotics EMEA, writes for ECJ on the future of cobotics in the professional cleaning sector. He explains how this new technology could deliver greater efficiency, performance and staff retention.

The quest for greater efficiency and enhanced performance within the Facility

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UK government 'should say cleaners are critical workers'

6th of April 2020
UK government 'should say cleaners are critical workers'

Employers of cleaning staff operating in critical industries have been urged to provide them with written proof that they should be treated as critical and key workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has made the call to help remove confusion over what government guidelines on dealing with Coronavirus mean for

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Atalian Servest launches project to discover hidden talent

3rd of April 2020
Atalian Servest launches project to discover hidden talent

Facilities management service provider Atalian Servest has invited its 27,000 employees in the UK and Ireland to join in a competition that will identify the company's top in-house entrepreneur.

The ONE progamme is designed to uncover hidden talent, encourage entrepreneurial spirit within the business and inspire people to put forward innovative

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Which areas of a car need to be cleaned most?

2nd of April 2020
Which areas of a car need to be cleaned most?

A professional car cleaner has put together a list of frequent touch-points in a bid to prevent the spread of germs in vehicles during the coronavirus crisis.

Ben Murphy is a car detailer for Toyota and is responsible for keeping the company's UK fleet of press vehicles cleaned and professionally maintained.

Murphy, who cleans an average of 30

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