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Motivational speaker and polar explorer, Craig Mathieson is speaking at an event hosted by Spotless at the Apex Hotel in Edinburgh on 21st September. Craig Mathieson is the Royal Scottish Geographical Society’s Explorer in residence and heads up the Polar Academy charity which takes a group of young people to the Arctic each year. He...
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Office Recycling - Spotless Commercial Cleaning
How to turn recycling into a mission This article is written by Roger Green, CEO of Spotless Commercial Cleaning and its sister company, Brightwaste Office Recycling Let’s face it, office recycling can be a chore. You have your meal deal lunch at your desk. You know you can recycle the plastic bottle, but you’re not...
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Customer service at Spotless Commercial Cleaning
Article by Roger Green, CEO, Spotless Commercial Cleaning After a few years in the commercial cleaning business I soon learnt that all cleaning companies say that they are ‘excellent’ at everything they do and they all promise their customers the world. Prospective customers are unsurprisingly distinctly immune and unimpressed by this hyperbole. I realised that...
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Spotless Commercial Cleaner & Manager
“I recently found myself discussing with a colleague the benefits of Pull Managers over Push Managers. Which one are you?” asks Roger Green, CEO of Spotless Commercial Cleaning. At the extreme Push Management is the autocratic, dictatorial management style where results are achieved through diktats and determination. The manager pushes their team hard to achieve...
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How do you know if the cleaning costs of your office, retail or industrial space are too high? The ideal objective is to find an excellent cleaner or contractor and manage a long term, low maintenance relationship. This article on reducing cleaning costs is written by Roger Green, who founded Spotless Commercial Cleaning in 1988...
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Cleaner - tend to be paid National Living Wage - Spotless Commercial Cleaning
  Spotless Commercial Cleaning, which has its head office in Edinburgh, employs 1200 cleaning staff across the UK. The company’s founder and CEO Roger Green comments on the increase in The National Living Wage (NLW) being introduced on 1st April 2017 and what it means to his business. “The National Living Wage (based on earnings...
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In our first article ‘Presenteeism costs British business more than absenteeism’ we explained what presenteeism is and showed that it costs British businesses more than absenteeism. ‘Presenteeism’ or ‘sickness presence’, is typically caused by chronic or repeated illnesses or by the challenges that life can throw at you. So, how do you reduce presenteeism? How...
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Presenteeism Costs British Businesses More Than Absenteeism
“80 percent of success is showing up”, said Woody Allen. Not true! Research shows that just being present at work does not ensure success. The problem of workers being at work but not functioning properly because of illness or life’s challenges, can reduce their productivity by a third or more. What is ‘presenteeism’? Known as...
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Killer Flu is Hiding in Your Dirty Desks
It’s flu season and flu can be a killer. Unbelievably, the 1918 flu pandemic killed 50 million people worldwide, and flu still contributes to tens of thousands of deaths each year. Colds, flu and other illnesses also result in many lost working days each year in the UK; in fact, up to 131 million lost...
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Near Misses Are Accidents Waiting to Happen
I often hear that “No-one gets hurt in a ‘near miss’” but it can be an accident waiting to happen. You have a robust health and safety policy. Great! But occasionally accidents still happen. A good way to make further improvements to your health and safety record is to focus on eliminating ‘near misses’ as...
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