The many-sided mat

6th of December 2016
The many-sided mat

The whole point of a mat used to be simply to trap the dirt. But in recent years a plethora of safety mats, industrial mats, non-slip mats and anti-fatigue mats have flooded the market. Ann Laffeaty asks matting experts whether specialisation is a trend and finds out about the very latest matting products.

It is generally agreed that the main

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Brexit - after the referendum, what next?

6th of December 2016
Brexit - after the referendum, what next?

It would not be unfair to say that the Brexit referendum result came as much of a shock to the people who voted for it as it did to Britain’s EU partners, writes Hartley Milner.

Having cocked a snook at the EU at the polls, a goodly number of citizens were now feeling less cocky about the wisdom of their decision. Had their revolt against

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Cleaning and hygiene at work - connecting the dots...

6th of December 2016
Cleaning and hygiene at work - connecting the dots...

With the arrival of the Internet of Things it seems inevitable that the offices of tomorrow will become more connected. Jamie Wright from Tork manufacturer SCA considers the impact that smart technology could have on cleaning and hygiene at work.

One of the huge benefits of the internet is the fact that it saves us so much time. Gone are the days

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Air freshening - something in the air

5th of December 2016
Air freshening - something in the air

Fragrancing is now big business in away-from-home markets, and not just in the washroom. Companies are increasingly investing in how all areas of their building smell – whether it’s hotels, supermarkets, airports or office buildings. Writing for ECJ, Jo Jacobius explores the science behind scent in these environments and asks about the

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Business acquisition - meeting your match

2nd of December 2016
Business acquisition - meeting your match

James Metzger of Metzger Business Search (MBS) shares insights on the value of taking
the time and investing in the research to find the right company to acquire when expanding your business.

A company may have different reasons for considering an acquisition.  Whatever the reasons are, fundamentally, the process should involve certain

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Care of hard floors - keeping down costs

2nd of December 2016
Care of hard floors - keeping down costs

Ann Laffeaty looks at the cost implications of hard floors and finds out whether there are any shortcuts when it comes to cleaning and maintenance.

Hard floors in public facilities need to withstand a great deal of wear and tear. They support large numbers of people every day – some wearing high heels, some tracking in mud and others

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