Old £5 notes are seven times dirtier than new polymer ones

8th of May 2017
Old £5 notes are seven times dirtier than new polymer ones

As the old UK paper £5 note has become obsolete this month online medical and industry supplier Brosch Direct decided to find out just how dirty old fivers are compared to the shiny new polymer notes.

Five pound notes (six in total, three old and three new) were sent to a laboratory in the UK to undergo a series of hygiene tests in order to

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UK conference focuses on growing business on proven strategies

5th of May 2017
UK conference focuses on growing business on proven strategies

Best Minds is organising an event in the UK for cleaning business owners later this month with the theme Growing Your Business Through Proven Strategies. The organiser says delegates will learn how they can use technology and proven strategies to support sustainable, predictable growth.

The seminar takes place on May 24 in Milton Keynes.

The

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Deadline approaching for CMS Purus Innovation Awards (PIA)

4th of May 2017
Deadline approaching for CMS Purus Innovation Awards (PIA)

The deadline for this year's CMS Purus Innovation Awards (PIA), which are open to all exhibitors at September's CMS exhibition in Berlin, is fast approaching. Entries must be submitted by May 19.

There are six categories: Large Machines, Small Machines, Equipment, Washroom Hygiene, Digital Tools and Systems, and Cleaning Products. The awards

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Company develops self-cleaning keyboard for healthcare sector

3rd of May 2017
Company develops self-cleaning keyboard for healthcare sector

A self-cleaning keyboard could be a boon for the healthcare sector when it goes into large-scale production.

Made by technology company Vioguard, the keyboard comes in its own case which is slightly larger than the keyboard itself. It can be sent into its case at the touch of a button where 99.99 per cent of all bacteria and pathogens are killed

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ISS acquires food service company in US

2nd of May 2017
ISS acquires food service company in US

In North America, Denmark-based global facilities services provider ISS has acquired leading food services company Guckenheimer which is based in California.

Through this acquisition, the company says, it will significantly enhance its integrated facility services offering to key account customers in the North American market. Guckenheimer will

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How clean is your daily commute?

28th of April 2017
How clean is your daily commute?

A new report has analysed contamination of the most popular modes of public transport in London and other European capitals. Key findings include:

• The London Black Cab is the most contaminated mode of public transport, with nearly double the pathogens found in the Underground

• The London Underground had a high concentration of

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