Electronic bidding is preventing businesses from winning contracts, says Spanish cleaning association

19th of June 2018
Electronic bidding is preventing businesses from winning contracts, says Spanish cleaning association

In Spain, the contract cleaning associaton Aspel has claimed that the use of electronic bidding by national airport operator AENA to obtain new contracts is preventing top businesses from tendering for contracts in Spanish airports.

President Juan Díez de los Ríos says this form of negotiating contracts goes against EU directives

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Chris Klopper

17th of June 2018
Chris Klopper

It is with genuine sadness that we must announce Chris Klopper, founder and ceo of Mulberry Marketing and a well-known cleaning industry figure, has passed away after a short illness.

Chris has been a loyal and trusted friend of ECJ over many years and he will be very much missed. 

Our thoughts are with his wife, his two children and the

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Stadium Support Services wins Farnborough International Airshow contract

15th of June 2018
Stadium Support Services wins Farnborough International Airshow contract

In the UK, facilities management and cleaning company Stadium Support Services has won a contract to be Farnborough International Airshow's principle cleaning partner until 2022.

The contract will see the company deliver over 80,000 hours of cleaning services across the 770-acre site on behalf of the 1,500 exhibitors set to take part in this

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Teenage engineer builds window cleaner drone for commercial buildings

14th of June 2018
Teenage engineer builds window cleaner drone for commercial buildings

A prototype of a window cleaning "drone" has won a Sydney teenager first prize in the world's largest international pre-college science competition.

Nineteen-year-old Oliver Nicholls has designed and built an autonomous robotic window cleaner that takes the form of a flying drone-like device.

His machine features eight tilting rotors and may be

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Poor hygiene causes primary school pupils to shun the loo

13th of June 2018
Poor hygiene causes primary school pupils to shun the loo

Around 44 per cent of children avoid using the toilet at school each week, according to a new study.

One in 10 primary school teachers have also seen children refraining from eating or drinking in a bid to be able to avoid using school toilets. And a quarter of primary school teachers and children describe the hygiene levels in school toilets as

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Germ-free travel could be here soon, says aeroplane seat manufacturer

12th of June 2018
Germ-free travel could be here soon, says aeroplane seat manufacturer

A new type of ‘plane seat said to be capable of destroying the tiny microbes and germs that colonise aircraft seat backs and tray tables is currently in development.

Recaro Aircraft Seating hopes to launch its new antimicrobial product within the next two years.

Most modern aircraft already use high-tech high efficiency particle

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