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Year 2018
July
9 Jul 9 July

Blog | People - a powerful asset

At Facilicom, we believe people make all the difference – they are our prime asset and we are proud of the high job satisfaction rates, the low absenteeism, and the notable length of service amon...

May
31 May31 May

Blog | A lot to be thankful for

For many years cleaning operatives have all too often been undervalued by the people they clean for and the wider public. The idea that cleaning is a profession is dismissed by many despite the ext...

April
27 Apr27 April

Blog | The best of intentions, but...

Facilicom UK, like all businesses employing over 250 people, has recently had to publish gender pay gap reports. Ours are on the Facilicom and Trigion websites for those who are interested. While I...

January
31 Jan31 January

Blog | Climate change and a lot of hot air

The start of 2018 has seen a torrent of wild weather hitting not just the UK and Ireland, but northern Europe and the United States. Strong winds and snow may not be unusual at this time of year, b...

9 Jan 9 January

Blog | Simple and effective

In business, and perhaps life in general, people are often seeking the next ‘big idea’, something that will change lives. This is a commendable way to ensure progress, but it’s worth remember...

Year 2017
December
20 Dec20 December

Blog | ‘Tis the season to be jolly, but...

If you turn on the radio the majority of songs will be letting you know that ‘this is the most wonderful time of the year’. That is undoubtedly the case for many people. For some it’s the rel...

November
20 Nov20 November

Blog | European awards highlight cleaning excellence

I was privileged to attend this year’s European Cleaning and Hygiene Awards in Rome last week. The awards highlight and celebrate the innovation, diversity and excellence in our sector all across...

October
19 Oct19 October

Blog | Remember, remember the 5th of November

The original rhyme ‘Remember, remember the 5th of November’ commemorates, of course, the 1605 plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament. This year though we’re hoping the date will mark the st...

September
22 Sep22 September

Facilicom UK MD shortlisted for prestigious award

Facilicom UK is delighted that its managing director, Jan-Hein Hemke has been shortlisted in the Inspirational Leader of the Year category at the European Cleaning and Hygiene Awards 2017; the firs...

22 Sep22 September

Blog | Awards can be an inspiration

I have recently been told I’m on the shortlist for the ‘Inspirational Leader of the Year’ category at the European Cleaning and Hygiene Awards 2017. Those of you who know me, will probably gu...

July
May
30 May30 May

Annual report 2016 available online

Facilicom Group announced today that its annual report 2016 in English is available. The report can be accessed on Facilicom's corporate website. A  printable PDF version also is available on thi...

April
26 Apr26 April

Blog| No time for tantrums

It’s not often considered appropriate to act like a toddler in the business world, although most of us will have seen a tantrum or two in our time. However, there is one aspect of juvenile behavi...

24 Apr24 April

Trigion deal with Domino UK is no game

Trigion UK has secured a new contract to provide security services to Domino UK – the Cambridge-based industrial equipment supplier – thanks in part to the cleaning services provided by Trigion...

3 Apr 3 April

Blog | A shifting approach to keeping colleagues safe

Working in the cleaning and security industries means many of my colleagues are inevitably involved in shift work. I’ve blogged before about some of the issues this involves, such as shift length...

March
17 Mar17 March

Blog | It’s Julia Roberts on the line for you…

I’m not someone who is in awe of celebrity culture (despite the impression you could get from my recent blog posts), but following our recent annual ‘Kick-Off’ the notion of celebrity is cert...