Sweepers - to ride or not to ride?

11th of December 2013
Sweepers - to ride or not to ride?

When is a ride-on sweeper more appropriate than a walk-behind version? And are the new micro ride-ons replacing walk-behind sweepers in constricted areas? We ask manufacturers about the pros and cons of each kind of machine; which suits which environment - and whether there is a future for the standard walk-behind sweeper.

It can be difficult to

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Hostmanship - the art of welcoming

11th of December 2013
Hostmanship - the art of welcoming

Hostmanship is the art of making people feel welcome – encompassing areas such as customer care, quality, friendship and hospitality. As a concept it is becoming increasingly popular in many areas of business.

ECJ editor Michelle Marshall spoke to Aura Groen, personnel director at facilities services company Facilicom – based in the

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Award winning improvement in cleaning at UK hospital

10th of December 2013
Award winning improvement in cleaning at UK hospital

Facilities services company MITIE has been recognised by the Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (AHCP) in the UK for working in partnership with its client, the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals Trust in the north-east of England.

ECJ editor Michelle Marshall visited Hull Royal Infirmary to learn more about how cleaning standards

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Video conferencing - no more face-to-face?

6th of December 2013
Video conferencing - no more face-to-face?

Love them or loathe them, business meetings in far away places look set to become a thing of the past as more convenient online alternatives gain converts across the corporate world. Hartley Milner looks at the growing market for video conferencing and the real savings it can bring.  

It’s no joke having to be up with the lark

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Hand hygiene - good for everyone

6th of December 2013
Hand hygiene - good for everyone

Why is hand hygiene so important to every one of us, and how can our industry do more to spread the key messages? Rob Lowe, marketing manager for Kimberly-Clark Professional in the UK and Ireland, writes exclusively for ECJ.

It’s a tragic fact that diarrheal infections take the lives of millions of children in developing countries –

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Sustainability - “the best single investment we can make as an industry” says Diversey Care's Kadri

6th of December 2013
Sustainability - “the best single investment we can make as an industry” says Diversey Care's Kadri

ECJ editor Michelle Marshall talks to Dr Ilham Kadri - president of the Diversey Care division of Sealed Air - about the company’s rebranding, her views on the professional cleaning sector, and sustainability.

Dr Ilham Kadri was appointed as president of the Diversey Care division of Sealed Air at the beginning of 2013 - a newcomer to the

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