Mental health - taking care of your workforce

22nd of May 2018
Mental health - taking care of your workforce

Mental health problems affect one in four of us at one or other time in our lives. And according to the World Health Organisation these issues are responsible for almost 20 per cent of illnesses in the WHO European Region. So are cleaning industry operatives particularly susceptible to mental health problems? And if they are, what are employers

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When will the smart revolution come?

21st of May 2018
When will the smart revolution come?

Smart solutions in the guise of mobile apps, robots, sensors and web-based tools have exploded on to our world. But is the “smart revolution” leaving the cleaning industry trailing behind, asks
Ann Laffeaty?

According to many estimates at least two-thirds of Western Europeans now have access to a mobile phone. Meanwhile, technology in

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Smarter facilities management

11th of May 2018
Smarter facilities management

Smart buildings, Internet of Things – both now familiar phrases to most of us. Their potential impact on how building services such as cleaning are delivered is still uncertain. What’s not in dispute however, is that the implications for facilities management will be far-reaching, and now global technology corporation Microsoft is

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European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2017 winner - ANIP

8th of May 2018
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2017 winner - ANIP

Professional cleaning has an impact on every area of our lives - yet cleaners rarely receive the recognition they deserve. One association striving to change all that is the ANIP, which in November 2017 won a European Cleaning & Hygiene Award for its work in raising the public profile of the sector. Ann Laffeaty reports.

Most cleaners and

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European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2017 winner - Julius Rutherfoord & Co

7th of May 2018
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2017 winner - Julius Rutherfoord & Co

London-based cleaning company Julius Rutherfoord & Co was recognised for its commitment to and investment in training at the 2017 European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards. Why did they deserve to win the top prize? ECJ spoke to Marcus Heap, sales and marketing director.

Establishing a workforce equipped with the necessary skills to carry out

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European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2017 winner - Breedweer

4th of May 2018
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2017 winner - Breedweer

Facilities services company Breedweer is a social enterprise and won the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards Workforce award in 2017 for its policies concerning employee relationships, training and diversity & inclusion. Michelle Marshall spoke to its founder Jack Stuifbergen to find out more about the winning business.

In any facilities

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