Cleaning in schools - a matter of wellbeing

25th of September 2019
Cleaning in schools - a matter of wellbeing

Cleaning of schools has been in the news recently in the UK, as budgets are cut and newspaper reports suggest cleaning is being carried out by teaching staff in some cases. ECJ meets Chan Mehta, founder of The Cleaning Company, which has many schools cleaning contracts. She explains why having professional cleaning staff within the school

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Matting - making an entrance

25th of September 2019
Matting - making an entrance

A visitor’s first impression of a hotel, restaurant, office or retail centre is formed immediately upon entering the facility. Ann Laffeaty asks manufacturers about the important role played by the mat in terms of enhancing the facility’s appearance and making a good impression on the visitor.

When someone steps into a public

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No more nine to five?

24th of September 2019
No more nine to five?

Working nine-to-five may soon have meaning only as a Dolly Parton lyric screeched out at karaoke bars. Employees today are singing a different tune craving greater flexibility in their lives. Hartley Milner looks at how one business granted its people their wish.

Evolving technologies are transforming the world of work in ways we would have

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Does carpet type matter?

23rd of September 2019
Does carpet type matter?

How far does the type of carpet in an office, hotel, restaurant or other facility impact on the method used to clean it? We ask manufacturers what dictates the cleaning regime: the type of carpet, the type of soiling - or a mixture of both.

There was a time when most carpets were made from wool – a natural material that was hard-wearing,

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International partnership innovation

20th of September 2019
International partnership innovation

Phil Smith, group sales director for Excellerate Services UK - LCC and Templewood, highlights the benefits of international partnerships to transform cleaning provision.

The sheer volume of companies involved in the cleaning sector means competition for business is a constant. This has its challenges, but also means the sector is a hotbed for

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What cleaning contractors need to know about WELL - part two

20th of September 2019
What cleaning contractors need to know about WELL - part two

Following the launch of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) in the US some time ago, there is now the International WELL Building Institute. This focuses not so much on buildings but on the people working in those buildings – and cleaning contractors are very much involved. In the second part of his exclusive article for

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