The Value of Clean

Facilities economists quote cleaning costs at one quarter percent of the overall cost of providing and maintaining office space for employees. A relatively modest investment in cleaning produces substantial returns. Sickness and absenteeism in offices is reduced if occupiers are provided with a clean environment. In the UK there is an average of 9.1 sick days per employee…

The Living Wage – A win-win formula

Sandy Aird, managing director of Enhance, describes his decision to differentiate his contract cleaning business by introducing the living wage in 2010 as “a Eureka moment.” Since then he has been actively promoting the concept to his clients and over 85% of Enhance’s staff receive the living wage. An estimated 5.24 million people in the…

Value Aspirations

The tender process requires thought into working practices and the equipment used. Sandy Aird, managing director of Enhance Office Cleaning, looks at providing affordable and high quality service. For a facilities manager who needs to gain value for money it’s not easy when it comes to cleaning. There must be a detailed process for establishing…

The swing to single service suppliers

Sandy Aird, managing director of Enhance Office Cleaning, explains why he thinks all signs point towards a return to single service provision. During my 20 years in the cleaning profession I have experience in both single service providers, such as my current office cleaning business, and multi-service providers. Whether one is more relevant than the…