A myriad of entrance mats

21st of September 2013
A myriad of entrance mats

Shape mats, logo mats, anti-fatigue mats – these and other refinements of the simple entrance mat are becoming increasingly common. But is their appeal growing, or do most customers simply require a functional matting system that keeps the dirt off their floors?

Matting, like many other aspects of life today, is becoming increasingly

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Adapting to the new reality

20th of September 2013
Adapting to the new reality

Don’t put your inflation-ravaged savings on it, but the broader EU economy looks to be emerging from recession! So how fit will your business be to reap the rewards when the upturn gets into full swing? Hartley Milner looks at ways some of the more forward-thinking players in the distribution sector are adapting to the new reality in their

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Ethical methods of bird pest control

20th of September 2013
Ethical methods of bird pest control

Birds bring beauty into our lives and our gardens, but it can be a different story in towns and cities. Birds such as gulls and pigeons can cause extensive damage to buildings – but how can business owners deal with the problem in an ethical way?

John Dickson, managing director of NBC Bird & Pest Solutions, outlines some of the most

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Air fresheners - a matter of common scents

20th of September 2013
Air fresheners - a matter of common scents

Air freshener companies are constantly coming up with new fragrances to differentiate their products from that of the competition. But does the average customer actually want this level of choice, or do most tend to opt for citrus, lavender or one of the other more common scents? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

Aromas such as citrus, lavender and rose

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Future trends - take decisive action now (ISS 2020 Vision)

20th of September 2013
Future trends - take decisive action now (ISS 2020 Vision)

Global facilities services provider ISS published its 2020 Vision study as an assessment of the trends that will shape the facilities management industry between now and 2020. Responsible for compiling this comprehensive document was Peter Ankerstjerne, group marketing director, who is based at the company’s headquarters in Copenhagen,

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Labelling - know the hazards

19th of September 2013
Labelling - know the hazards

Supplying and transporting potentially hazardous cleaning substances requires accurate labelling to adhere to strict European legislation. James Killerby, director of Hibiscus, supplier of bespoke labels, warning diamonds and software solutions for the chemical and transport industries, explains the legislation and what to look for in labelling

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