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“Vacuuming is a waste of skilled time” says CEO of TPLC

In a recent poll of cleaning professionals, only two per cent ranked vacuuming as ‘important’, yet vacuuming takes about 25 per cent of a cleaner’s time. Automated vacuuming cost less, cleans better, saves energy and frees up skilled cleaning teams ...

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Infection fears leave businesses facing wave of customer boycotts

As businesses prepare to reopen their doors following the latest national lockdown measures, new research reveals that many companies across the country are facing millions more in lost revenues due to customer fears around infection risk. According to the nationally-representative ...

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Robert Scott reveals cleaning trends for businesses in 2021

Cleaning manufacturer and distributor Robert Scott has identified three major trends emerging for 2021 based on its latest customer research. The three key trends cover infection control; visibility and frequency of cleaning; and increased sustainability and are predicted to govern ...

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Consumers need to see visible cleaning programmes in action

Independent research commissioned by ABM UK shows businesses need to put their cleaning processes on centre stage, if they are to regain consumer confidence. The research explored the perception of built environments with regards to the visibility of cleaners now, compared to life pre-Covid-19. It shows that the mere sight of ...

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One in four students say their school does not always have enough soap or sanitiser

New research by Initial Washroom Hygiene shows a dramatic increase in the public’s understanding of the importance of good hand hygiene, but also highlights the challenges schools face in trying to prevent the spread of Coronavirus amongst students. The survey of 1,000 ...

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Cobotics has potential to ‘transform’ the cleaning industry

FM leaders are turning to cobotics to drive innovation and performance in the wake of Covid-19 according to new research by SoftBank Robotics EMEA. The research, which highlights the urgent need for new approaches within FM and commercial cleaning, revealed ...

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BCC report reveals UK cleaning industry totals 5% of the national workforce

New research by the British Cleaning Council (BCC) has revealed that there are approximately 1.63 million workers in the sector, making up around five per cent of the UK workforce. This total, calculated for the first time by including cleaning ...

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Rubbermaid publishes findings of its European-wide ‘Love Recycling’ research report

On Global Recycling Day (18 March) the first snapshot of the findings from one of the largest ever commercially funded quantitative studies into business recycling and waste management across Europe has been published by Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) EMEA. This ...

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Periods in the workplace – a topic deemed ‘unprofessional’ by a third of male office workers

Research released today by Initial Washroom Hygiene confirms the negative stigma surrounding menstrual hygiene at work, with a third (32 per cent) of male office workers claiming it is unprofessional for women to talk about their period in the workplace. ...

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Dirty hotel rooms are causing sleepless nights for guests

New research into hotel guests’ experiences commissioned by P&G Professional (the away-from-home division of Procter & Gamble), shows the importance of cleanliness to improve online ratings and customer loyalty. A study of 2,000 Brits who regularly stay in hotels has ...

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