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BCC publishes new Industry Trends Report

The cleaning industry contributes over £24 billion to the UK economy according to the latest figures released by the British Cleaning Council (BCC). The BCC Industry Trends Report complied by market research company, Firedog Research on behalf of the BCC, ...

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BCC publishes UK cleaning industry research

A new survey which examines the changes in the UK cleaning industry over a six-year period up to 2014, has been published by the British Cleaning Council (BCC). The study looks in detail at a number of key industry areas including employment, ...

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Orbis responds to town centre vacancy rates

Latest figures released by the Local Data Company (LDC) have revealed that the vacancy rate in UK town centres has fallen by 0.5 per cent to 11.8 per cent. An improvement which the report says could be due to GDP growing by ...

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Workers in messy offices ‘up to 72% less productive’

Offices that cut corners on cleaning, or allow employees to work in messy, disorganised surroundings are far less productive than clean, well-ordered offices, a review by a major national cleaning company has found. The national Contract Cleaning company says that ...

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Employers introduce initiatives to support older workers

New research from Group Risk Development (GRiD), the trade body for the group risk industry has revealed that more than a quarter of employers (27 per cent) have introduced flexible working initiatives to meet the needs of their older members ...

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Making better use of the help desk

This month the FM Index KPI Survey, compiled by FMJ and Causeway, considers some of the trends around the use of help desks As the primary interface between an FM department and its customers the help desk is clearly a vital ...

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Sodexo’s On-site Services reports positive growth

Support services group, Sodexo, has reported solid results for fiscal 2014, with organic growth in revenues up 2.3 percent on last year. Operating income grew by 0.7 per cent, and the group’s operating margins improved by 0.5 per cent over the ...

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Half of employees are unhappy with workplace hygiene

According to new research commissioned by PHS Group, 48 per cent of staff are unhappy with the hygiene standard of their workplace. The workplace services provider also found, that a staggering 88 percent reported that the standard of their workplace impacts ...

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2014 set to be a strong year for EMEA outsourcing

The outsourcing industry in the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region is on course to achieve one of its strongest years in a decade according to a leading technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company. Information Services Group ...

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Research reveals 90% of company car drivers fake mileage reports

Nine out of ten company car drivers are taking their employers for a ride by faking their driving miles according to car leasing firm, Flexed.co.uk The company has discovered that large numbers of business drivers are committing simple frauds such as ...

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