Why clean a carpet?

12th of October 2021
Why clean a carpet?

What are the main benefits of cleaning a carpet? Manufacturers set out the case for a regular maintenance programme to Ann Laffeaty.

The importance of cleaning frequently-touched surfaces has become starkly clear during the pandemic. It makes perfect sense to sanitise tabletops, chair arms, door handles and light switches at regular intervals to

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Top of the mops

11th of October 2021
Top of the mops

Quick-changing mechanisms, spray handles, locking joints, colour-coded elements - what does a top-of-the-range mop look like? Ann Laffeaty asks manufacturers about the features and enhancements that can make a mop more productive, more ergonomic and higher performing.

A mop is a mop is a mop. Or is it? A traditional mop is a simple manual tool

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Business strategy - adapt and innovate

6th of October 2021
Business strategy - adapt and innovate

For the majority of cleaning businesses the past 18 months have been extremely challenging - with the need to adapt strategy, operations and customer offerings at an unprecedented pace. Fabien Caqueret at Tudor Group recounts his own experiences and looks ahead to future opportunities for the sector.

Fabien Caqueret is managing director of the

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Breathing new life into town centres

5th of October 2021
Breathing new life into town centres

The surge in online shopping during the pandemic has hammered another nail in the coffin for the high street as we know it. But now communities everywhere are fighting back with visionary plans to inject new life into their failing town centres, writes Hartley Milner.

In just five years, the English market town of Stockton-on-Tees lost more than

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Air fresheners - the sweet smell of success

1st of October 2021
Air fresheners - the sweet smell of success

Should an air freshener be capable of creating a sense of well-being and evoking nostalgic memories of times past? Or should it simply be able to mask bad odours? Ann Laffeaty asks manufacturers what makes an air freshener system successful.

The traditional reason for using an air freshener is to cover up bad smells. This is why they are

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Client relationships - setting new standards

28th of September 2021
Client relationships - setting new standards

Zac Hemming, founding director of ICE Cleaning, explores how cleaning being accelerated to the top of the corporate agenda during the pandemic is presenting commercial contractors with a responsibility and opportunity to push the boundaries of what is expected, and what can be achieved, by daily cleaning routines.

Over the last year, the impact

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