Floor polishing - why keep the shine?

27th of April 2012
Floor polishing - why keep the shine?

Traditionally floor polish manufacturers developed solutions that gave a corporate floor the brightest, shiniest finish – a floor with a mirror-like look. Thinking has now changed and suppliers must ask: does the customer really want shiny floors? Writing exclusively for ECJ, Matt Baines of Premiere Products explores how trends in floor

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Challenging times ahead for the Netherlands

27th of April 2012
Challenging times ahead for the Netherlands

In the second of our special country focus reports, ECJ takes a look at the cleaning sector of the Netherlands. With the help of industry experts we focus on the contract cleaning sector, training and the distribution of supplies.

The contract cleaning sector in the Netherlands is currently worth 4.3 billion euros and there are almost 8,000

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Once-in-a-lifetime Olympic contract for Leisure Support Services

27th of April 2012

The London 2012 Olympic Games are now just a few months away, but for the cleaning company contracted to work at some of the Games’ many venues preparations are well underway. Aden Duncan is business operations manager at Leisure Support Services and he talks about the company’s drive to recruit up to 900 extra staff in the run-up to

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End of the euro?

14th of March 2012
End of the euro?

Europe's single currency has entered its 10th anniversary year under increasing pressure from the markets and with its very survival in doubt. Hartley Milner looks at the events that brought the euro to the brink in 2011 and those that could tip it over the edge in 2012.

Oh dear, the outlook for the embattled euro is not looking at all bright, is

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Small changes can have big sustainability impact

9th of March 2012
Small changes can have big sustainability impact

Many companies today have highly-publicised sustainability policies and are saving energy, reducing waste and donating to charities on a grand scale. But smaller, less newsworthy changes can also make a significant difference to a company’s overall sustainability.

Sustainability is a marketing manager’s dream. When an organisation

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Key healthcare cleaning challenges

9th of March 2012
Key healthcare cleaning challenges

Care homes, hospital wards, intensive care rooms, doctors’ surgeries, A&E units - which environments present the biggest cleaning challenges as far as hygiene is concerned? We ask companies and healthcare experts their views.

Healthcare facilities clearly present a major challenge for cleaning teams. Any environment that houses a

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