Wages and Olympics bring doubt

5th of July 2024 Article by Christian Bouzols
Wages and Olympics bring doubt

French cleaning firms face uncertainty in 2024 as wages rise and the Olympic Games take place there. Christian Bouzols tells us more.

The year 2023 was an active but quite varied one for French cleaning companies and their clients. The economic background encouraged a high number of takeovers among companies large and small.

According to Patrick Klug, managing director of Entreprises ..

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Cleaners’ podcast enters fourth year

27th of June 2024 Article by Katja Scholz
Cleaners’ podcast enters fourth year

German contract cleaning association BIV has a new content focus for its podcast, reports Katja Scholz.

Joining in the discussion on sociopolitical questions – that is the challenge for the skilled trades sector with the largest workforce in Germany. The ‘Showpiece’ podcast of the Federal Association of Contract Cleaners (BIV) made its debut in January 2021 and now has more than 30 episodes under its belt follow..

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Quality deserves more than a score

19th of June 2024 Article by John Griep
Quality deserves more than a score

John Griep at VSR in the Netherlands explains how the industry organisation assesses cleaning quality.

At VSR, we do not assess cleaning quality by means of a score, but with the Acceptance Quality Limit (AQL), part of our proven VSR-KMS system. For the quality of cleaning delivered, an unambiguous score is simply inadequate. You can’t just lump different types of cleaning work together..

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Fifteen years of hand drying research

11th of June 2024 Article by Professor Mark Wilcox OBE
Fifteen years of hand drying research

Professor Mark Wilcox OBE has spent over 15 years exploring the role of hand drying in upholding public health. In this piece, written in cooperation with the European Tissue Symposium (ETS), he looks back on the key learnings from all the research that's been carried out during that period.

Why has hand drying research been such an important focus of your work

Like all the best science I stumbled into this field b..

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Green is the new black

4th of June 2024 Article by Lotte Printz
Green is the new black

The cleaning industry gathers at a seminar with a ‘green’ focus. Lotte Printz in Denmark reports from the event.

As the conference auditorium is filling up this early spring Friday, there are various reliable indicators that this is a ‘green’ event. Some seminar goers are flashing shirts and bags made from recycled tea towels and a majority of attendees turn..

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