Energy costs - Europe faces a difficult winter

21st of October 2022
Energy costs - Europe faces a difficult winter

Business owners know all too well about the impacts of soaring energy costs over the past year. But how much longer will those eye-watering bills continue to roll in? Hartley Milner looks at the background to this current situation and seeks some answers.

As a business owner, you need no telling about the impacts of soaring energy costs over the

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The magnificent mop

20th of October 2022
The magnificent mop

Ann Laffeaty makes the case for the traditional mop – and finds out how it fits into today’s highly mechanised world.

The internal floors of commercial and industrial premises are increasingly being cleaned by scrubber dryers. And in many cases, these machines are taking the place of the traditional mop.
But mops offer a number of

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What next for hand dryers?

19th of October 2022
What next for hand dryers?

Hand dryers have changed beyond all recognition during their 100 years in existence. But what were the earliest models like? ECJ discovers the history of the hand dryer, finds out how far they have evolved – and asks what happens next.

Most of us think of the electric hand dryer as a relatively modern invention. But the first models were

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Public washrooms - first impressions count

17th of October 2022
Public washrooms - first impressions count

Public washroom users now have high expectations and they can deliver reviews at the touch of a button. The experience you provide is a reflection of your business as a whole. So, what do those users really want? The experts at Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) offer some guidance.

IN TIMES WHEN expectations are high and user reviews are

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Social equity - time for respect

13th of October 2022
Social equity - time for respect

"The pandemic demonstrated the lack of decency and respect the service industry has shown workers,” a journalist for a newspaper in the US wrote recently. It has become clear Covid-19 has disproportionately harmed the most vulnerable workers, many of them cleaners. Now there are calls to promote better social equity across the world. Doug

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Everyone loves a vacuum cleaner

6th of October 2022
Everyone loves a vacuum cleaner

Vacuum cleaners catch the imagination in a way that no other cleaning machines can. But why is this the case? And how well do modern machines actually perform when one disregards all that clever marketing? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

Scrubber dryers are highly technical, impressive machines. Sweepers are weighty and business-like. And mops are

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