Franchising - be your own boss

29th of October 2013
Franchising - be your own boss

Starting up a business can be fraught with perils and pitfalls, especially if you have little or no experience of the field you are about to enter. There is, however, a path you can take made smooth by the footfalls of others. Hartley Milner explores the appeal of the franchise business model.  

You want it all – the challenge,

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Washroom dispensers: better filling, less spilling

28th of October 2013
Washroom dispensers: better filling, less spilling

A washroom dispenser should function well for the end user – but it should also be quick and easy for the cleaner to fill and maintain. We ask manufacturers about their dispensing systems that have been designed with ease of use in mind.

Washroom dispensers come in all shapes and sizes and in a whole host of finishes to enhance the

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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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