Anyone who owns a business with premises of any kind needs to keep it clean, just like they do with their home. Whether your business is frequented only by your own staff or you have customers coming in and out all the time, it needs to be a clean and hygienic environment. It’s especially important to maintain excellent standards of cleanliness in businesses such as hotels and restaurants, or others providing a service to the public. Cleaning offices and other workplaces protect your employees too. You should make sure you understand the difference between commercial and domestic cleaning, and what makes commercial cleaning so important.
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Simon Gasson, Joint Managing Director of So Clean Cleaning and Support Services, reports
Our lives are dominated by social media, but when it comes to using it for business advantage, most people I speak to our industry, either don’t understand how it works or thinks it’s a waste of time. Neither of which makes for a good starting point in developing a social media strategy.
Making a margin: a contractors blog
The national living wage (NLW) Space was announced in the 2015 budget (for implementation in 2016). The governments declared intent was that by April 2020 it would reach £9.35 per hour, i.e. 60% of the median wage for over – 25’s. That meant a 7.5% annual increase over four years.
With this first year’s annual increase being only 4.1% to £7.50, that target looks out site already. It will now take an annual increase of 8% over three years to make it happen.
As many of you reading this will know, there is increasing pressure on companies procuring staff in the coming months, post-Brexit. Staff retention is high at So Clean, but often difficult in the cleaning industry and with uncertain time due to General Elections, Terrorism and Brexit, this does not look set to become easier in the future.