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2020: A year of change


This year looks set to become a year of change, not least because of the implementation of Brexit and growing concerns about diminishing workforces. It’s already a year of change for Cleaning Matters, which we hope will enhance your enjoyment of this publication - both in print and online.

Gleaming Insurance

Choosing the right insurance cover


When you operate a cleaning business, whether as a sole trader or as a larger limited company then you need to carefully select the most appropriate insurance covers to protect not only your customers, but also you and your business. It must be cover that includes all the activities you undertake and one that covers most eventualities.

CM Editor

A new decade, a new dawn for FM?


As the nights start to draw in and autumn gets well underway, many of us will start to reflect on the past year and look forward to the 12 months ahead.

CM Editor

Eastern promise fulfilled


Some of you may have seen the recent TV series on BBC where comedian Sue Perkins travels to Japan. In the first episode, she mentions more than once just how clean, tidy and orderly Japan is, with no litter or grime visible in public places.

CM Guest Blog

Cleaning industry to get ready for blockchain


Many in the professional cleaning industry have yet to hear about blockchain. However, there is a good reason for this. While it has been used in the financial industry since The Great Recession, it is just now making its way into sectors such as distribution and, very soon, professional cleaning.

CM Guest Blog

Cleaning industry trends in action in 2019


The world can be a very unpredictable place, but we can still see everything that has changed over the last year - what’s popular, what’s unpopular and how people’s perception around commercial cleaning is changing.

Catherine Hackett

The best of the British cleaning industry


As the deadline on Brexit moves back to Halloween, and uncertainty over the type of deal being implemented continues, British businesses may feel they’ve been in limbo for a long time – unsure whether to make important decisions about the future.

Catherine Hackett

Building an event for the UK’s FM professional


In April, an unprecedented number of facilities and workplace professionals attended The Facilities Event at the NEC in Birmingham to network and do business at the exhibition dedicated to the UK’s FM industry.

Catherine Hackett

The plastic conversation is fantastic, but...


Plastics are rarely out of the headlines these days. I've talked about it here a number of times but it would be remiss of me not to bring it up again considering how much media coverage it has received recently.

CM Guest Blog

Only 3% of public have carpets professionally cleaned


Carpets have a reputation for being difficult to clean, which can put people off installing them – especially in a work environment such as an office. However, with the correct maintenance, it is possible to keep carpets looking like new, and it isn’t nearly as hard—or as time-consuming—as one may think.