We must shape our industry’s future, says BFG’s Bentley

12th of March 2015
We must shape our industry’s future, says BFG’s Bentley

“The profile of the cleaning and FM industry must be raised significantly in the eyes of the general public, and in order for that to happen we need some dynamic figureheads and ambassadors.”

That’s the view of Sarah Bentley, chief executive of the UK-based Building Futures Group (BFG).
“We must pull together all

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The cutting edge of window scrapers

29th of January 2015
The cutting edge of window scrapers

Torsten Deutzmann of Unger Professional Worldwide reveals why professional window cleaners rely on their scrapers so much.

The word scrape has a number of different meanings, but one of the most appropriate I have found, in terms of window cleaning, is: ‘Move a hard or sharp edge across (a surface) especially to make something

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Recycling - convincing sceptics

29th of January 2015
Recycling - convincing sceptics

As legislation continues to throw more challenges to local and national governments on increasing recycling rates, how do they persuade the sceptics to join the cause? Ceris Burns, managing director of specialist PR agency Ceris Burns International, offers advice on the best way to communicate with this hard-to-reach audience, inspired by the

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High pressure cleaners - blowing hot and cold

28th of January 2015
High pressure cleaners - blowing hot and cold

When is a hot water high-pressure cleaning system required to remove dirt or soiling? And what types of applications can be tackled with cold water alone? Ann Laffeaty asks manufacturers of high-pressure cleaning systems about the pros and cons of cold versus hot.

Cold water delivered at high pressure is a highly efficient method of cleaning

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Cash flow - tackle the challenge of balancing the books

28th of January 2015
Cash flow - tackle the challenge of balancing the books

Managing cash flow is critical to a business’s growth and survival. Your failure to effectively forecast and control liquidity issues can have disastrous implications, even if your enterprise is profitable. Hartley Milner looks at the challenges of keeping incoming receipts and outgoings in balance.

There is a board game launched in the

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Cleaning trolley trends

27th of January 2015
Cleaning trolley trends

Image, flexibility, sustainability, cost – what are the chief factors driving the trolley market today? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

The trolley market is evolving all the time. A growing emphasis on hygiene and safety has led to a rise in the development of trolleys with enclosed compartments for waste and contaminated materials, for

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