European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2017 winner - Avril Mc Carthy

3rd of April 2018
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2017 winner - Avril Mc Carthy

Avril McCarthy from Derrycourt received the award for the Greatest Individual Contribution to Driving up Standards at the European Cleaning and Hygiene Awards 2017 - organised by ECJ - in Rome. Ann Laffeaty discovers what made her stand out from the crowd.

The cleaning sector is nothing without its people. And in such a labour-intensive industry

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Equality: the time to act is now

29th of March 2018
Equality: the time to act is now

Britain is celebrating 100 years since women first won the right to vote in parliamentary elections. The milestone moment may not have marked the end of their struggle for a voice in state affairs but it did prove pivotal in paving the way for the eventual inclusion of women across all spheres of political life, writes Hartley Milner.

The world

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Minimising infection risks

28th of March 2018
Minimising infection risks

The concept of hygiene for health is never more relevant or more critical than in the healthcare sector itself. Hospitals are the most demanding of buildings, where the highest of hygiene standards must be consistently maintained. How has this sector progressed in recent years, what lessons have been learned and what are the key challenges to be

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Disruptive business models

28th of March 2018
Disruptive business models

Housekeep is an online platform which is currently disrupting the home cleaning service market in London. ECJ editor Michelle Marshall speaks to its founder and ceo Avin Rabheru about his business model, and his plans to enter the commercial cleaning market this year.

Founded three-and-a-half years ago Housekeep is a platform that takes the

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Skilful recruitment

27th of March 2018
Skilful recruitment

Lorraine Thomas, managing director of Metzger Search & Selection talks about how companies attract and retain the best talent in the market.

Contract cleaning is a vibrant industry with a wide variety of businesses, from owner–managed SMEs to multinational corporate companies. The low start-up costs make the industry extremely dynamic

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The green gauge - sustainability

26th of March 2018
The green gauge - sustainability

Most organisations today claim to be sustainable. So how do the sustainability trailblazers set themselves apart from the rest? ECJ finds out what aspects of companies’ sustainability policies make them particularly proud.

A sustainable outlook on the part of any organisation used to be the exception rather than the rule. Those companies

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