Cleaning companies - does size matter?

28th of October 2013
Cleaning companies - does size matter?

Will the globalisation of Facilities Management and the rise in integrated contracts threaten to push small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) out of the market?

Carl Robinson, marketing manager for cleaning and FM company Nviro, discusses the pros and cons of integrated FM and explains how SME cleaning companies can stay afloat in the current

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Care of hard floors = hard work?

26th of October 2013
Care of hard floors = hard work?

Architects are thinking big when it comes to hard floors and there are now more options than ever before. These floors can have a number of different benefits including style, durability, ease of maintenance, slip resistance and insulation.

Hard flooring also needs to stand up to a significant amount of varying traffic – from the footfall of

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Hard floor care - ergonomics for efficiency

25th of October 2013
Hard floor care - ergonomics for efficiency

When it comes to purchasing new cleaning solutions – whether for manual or mechanical cleaning – procurement managers increasingly consider aspects such as ergonomics, safety and cost-efficiency in addition to a good cleaning performance.

Particular attention is given to the ergonomics of cleaning machines – for instance vacuum

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Museum and gallery cleaning - creating a masterpiece

25th of October 2013
Museum and gallery cleaning - creating a masterpiece

Museums and galleries are extremely busy public spaces, demanding cleaning services that are frequent, effective, safe and discreet – with the added specialist know-how required to work in environments containing valuable and delicate works of art.

Tony O’Shea, operations director for KGB Cleaning and Support Services in the UK,

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Cleaning products with sustainability built in

24th of October 2013
Cleaning products with sustainability built in

A growing number of cleaning operations are looking at making their operations more sustainable by using products designed to reduce energy, chemical and water use. We ask cleaning companies and manufacturers about this trend and find out about the latest sustainable products and systems on the market.

Sustainability is no longer seen as an

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Online opportunities for cleaning products distributors

27th of September 2013
Online opportunities for cleaning products distributors

The internet offers distributors valuable opportunities to sell their products online, and those that have invested sufficiently in their website are reaping the rewards. ECJ talks to two cleaning products distributors that are actively selling online about how they set up their ‘e-shop’ and what benefits their website has brought to

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