Cleaners - the invisible workforce?

8th of April 2019
Cleaners - the invisible workforce?

A TV drama series on UK television this winter took the premise that cleaners were so “invisible” that they could carry out clever crimes without being suspected. Ann Laffeaty finds out how “invisible” our cleaners actually are – and what companies are doing to make their staff feel more valued.

A six-part TV drama

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European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2018 winner - Kenter

5th of April 2019
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2018 winner - Kenter

Today’s distributors are increasingly being expected to go above and beyond the traditional role of supplier. Kenter does just that – which is why the company won the European Cleaning & Hygiene Award for Distributor Excellence in Added Value in Berlin, according to ceo Rainer Kenter.

There was once a time when distributors were

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Workplace hygiene - the age of shared workspace

4th of April 2019
Workplace hygiene - the age of shared workspace

Steve Nurdin, marketing manager at Cannon Hygiene, explains why hygiene should go beyond the basics as flexible working practices become more prevalent. He gives four steps to consider in the battle against germs.

Offices have evolved to accommodate flexible working practices, with collaborative working hubs and hotdesking aiming to boost

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European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2018 winner - Essity

3rd of April 2019
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2018 winner - Essity

It might sound obvious, but true sustainability on the part of any company requires a sustained approach. At least this is the view of Essity, which won the European Cleaning & Hygiene Award 2018 for Sustainability – Best Practice in November 2018.

In order to be truly sustainable it is no longer enough for a company to simply produce

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Sustainability - moving the goalposts

2nd of April 2019
Sustainability - moving the goalposts

Moving raw materials, products and employees around the country – and potentially the world – can have a huge impact on the environment. So, what are cleaning manufacturers doing to reduce the impact of such journeys, asks Ann Laffeaty?

Transport in all its forms has a major effect on our planet. The use of fossil fuels to power

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European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2018 winner - CSU

1st of April 2019
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2018 winner - CSU

Family-owned CSU has managed to change the face of outsourced cleaning with its FM Coalition concept. Ann Laffeaty finds out what earned the company a European Cleaning & Hygiene Excellence in Client/Contractor Partnerships Award in 2018.

The nature of outsourced cleaning provision has changed significantly over recent years. Clients are

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