Special case cleaning trolleys

5th of December 2013
Special case cleaning trolleys

What types of customers require bespoke trolleys configured to their own precise requirements? And does a “one size fits all” approach ever work in the trolley market? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

Trolleys are essentially a fairly simple concept. Basically a bag or a box on wheels, a trolley’s main purpose is to take away any strain

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Chemically enhanced cleaning solutions

29th of October 2013
Chemically enhanced cleaning solutions

Chemical companies not only have to come up with products that will effectively carry out the job for which they are intended – they also have to make sure that those products both look and smell attractive to persuade the customer to buy. Ann Laffeaty asks companies how they enhance their products to make them more fragrant and

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Franchising - be your own boss

29th of October 2013
Franchising - be your own boss

Starting up a business can be fraught with perils and pitfalls, especially if you have little or no experience of the field you are about to enter. There is, however, a path you can take made smooth by the footfalls of others. Hartley Milner explores the appeal of the franchise business model.  

You want it all – the challenge,

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Washroom dispensers: better filling, less spilling

28th of October 2013
Washroom dispensers: better filling, less spilling

A washroom dispenser should function well for the end user – but it should also be quick and easy for the cleaner to fill and maintain. We ask manufacturers about their dispensing systems that have been designed with ease of use in mind.

Washroom dispensers come in all shapes and sizes and in a whole host of finishes to enhance the

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Cleaning companies - does size matter?

28th of October 2013
Cleaning companies - does size matter?

Will the globalisation of Facilities Management and the rise in integrated contracts threaten to push small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) out of the market?

Carl Robinson, marketing manager for cleaning and FM company Nviro, discusses the pros and cons of integrated FM and explains how SME cleaning companies can stay afloat in the current

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Care of hard floors = hard work?

26th of October 2013
Care of hard floors = hard work?

Architects are thinking big when it comes to hard floors and there are now more options than ever before. These floors can have a number of different benefits including style, durability, ease of maintenance, slip resistance and insulation.

Hard flooring also needs to stand up to a significant amount of varying traffic – from the footfall of

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