British Cleaning Council to host November London conference

4th of August 2014
British Cleaning Council to host November London conference

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) will hold its annual conference on November 6 in London - the theme this year is Changing Perceptions in the Cleaning Industry.

Speakers include Ruby McGregor-Smith, ceo of Mitie, and former sales and marketing director for Easyjet, Tony Anderson. Other sessions include tips effective networking by business

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Good hand hygiene can prevent smartphone contamination, says study

30th of July 2014
Good hand hygiene can prevent smartphone contamination, says study

A new study has concluded that touch screen smartphones can be used in clinical practice without being reservoirs for bacterial disease - with hand hygiene being key to contamination.

The study, which was called 'Mobile phones in clinical practice: reducing the risk of bacterial contamination', tested 50 phones from various members of a team in a

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Sweaty hands can reduce effects of antibacterial copper, says research

21st of July 2014
Sweaty hands can reduce effects of antibacterial copper, says research

Sweaty hands can reduce the effectiveness of bacteria-fighting brass objects in hospitals and schools after just an hour of coming into contact with them, according to research by scientists at the University of Leicester in the UK.

While copper found in everyday brass items such as door handles and water taps has an antimicrobial effect on

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IP Cleaning bought by private equity firm Ambienta

18th of July 2014
IP Cleaning bought by private equity firm Ambienta

IP Cleaning, Italy-based group of professional cleaning solutions producers, has been wholly acquired by private equity fund Ambienta. Its investment of 50 million euros will finance an industrial revamp and reorganisation of the company.

IP Cleaning ranks number three in the European professional cleaning market, with six manufacturing plants in

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