Pest infestations cost businesses billions worldwide

5th of October 2015
Pest infestations cost businesses billions worldwide

A new report commissioned by Rentokil and produced by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), found that pest infestations cost businesses worldwide 7.8 billion euros in operating costs in 2014 alone, with a further 15.9 billion euros in lost revenues due to effects such as closure of premises, reputation damage and negative

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Understanding social media

2nd of October 2015
Understanding social media

Marketers often struggle with the best way in which to integrate their business with new technology and how best to stay front of mind. It feels as though there are new types of social media platforms appearing every week, but not all of these will be relevant to you, nor your customers. Christopher Nicholas at SumwotSocial offers some

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Stone countertop features antibacterial surface treatment

2nd of October 2015
Stone countertop features antibacterial surface treatment

An antibacterial coating that can be applied to granite and other stone surfaces has been developed by a quarry and stone curator.

Made in Italy by Antolini, A Zerobact is intended for use on hard surfaces in food preparation areas.

"The A Zerobact treatment prevents the growth of bacteria and mould on natural stone making it safe to consume

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Untrained cleaning industry has high cost in New Zealand

1st of October 2015
Untrained cleaning industry has high cost in New Zealand

The release of new figures from the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) in New Zealand showing the cleaning industry is costing it NZ$4.5 million (2.6 million euros) further reinforces the need for the introduction of a training standard for commercial cleaners says the country's largest privately owned commercial cleaning company.

"The

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What is excellent service?

30th of September 2015
What is excellent service?

We live in a service economy where great customer service is an asset for almost every small business. But what differentiates between a service that’s great and excellent service? Peter Ankerstjerne, head of group marketing at global facilities services provider ISS, offers some definitions.

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French winners in sustainability awards

29th of September 2015
French winners in sustainability awards

News of an industry award ceremony in France from ECJ reporter Christian Bouzols.

The French Federation of cleaning contractors FEP presented its Sustainable Development awards recently in Paris. Covering the year 2014-15, these awards went to five companies.

In the Employee Skill Development category, the winner was a small company called Bruno

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