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BICSc annual awards winners announced

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The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) announced the winners of its 2017 Annual Awards in a special presentation ceremony held at Whittlebury Hall Hotel and Spa in Northamptonshire. Hosted by BBC Broadcaster, Sally Bundock and supported by headline sponsor ...

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Finalists for European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards in Rome announced

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The awards recognise standards of excellence in the professional cleaning sector Europe-wide and the winners will be announced at a gala dinner at the Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel in Rome on 9 November. Service providers, manufacturers and distributors in ...

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Acqusition sees Diversey become a standalone company

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Hygiene and cleaning solutions company, Diversey has announced that the purchase of the business by Bain Capital Private Equity from Sealed Air Corporation is complete.  Diversey will now be a standalone company that will include the Diversey Care division of ...

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Washroom design: Creating a clean slate

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By Trevor Bowers, director at Washroom Washroom Washrooms can say a lot about an organisation. Ensuring facilities are clean and hygienic is a big part of creating the right impression as well as reducing the potential spread of bacteria. But ...

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Is Norovirus now the ‘summer vomiting bug’?

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The outbreak of Norovirus at the World Athletics Championships in London is the latest in a spate of reports of the ‘winter vomiting bug’ making an unseasonal appearance. Traditionally associated with the colder winter months, the highly infectious illness has ...

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Office Depot receives top industry accreditation

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Office Depot’s work in the area of cleaning and hygiene has been recognised with a prestigious accreditation from a leading industry body. The Cleaning and Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) represents major manufacturers and distributors in the cleaning and hygiene sectors ...

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ROI* and special measures

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Washrooms and toilets may only account for a fraction of a building’s floorspace, but this is often where reputations and cleaning budgets go down the pan, says James White, MD of Denis Rawlins Ltd. And where *Return on Innovation can ...

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Social Enterprise launches new eco-foaming hand wash

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New Honey Blossom Eco Foaming Hand Wash from the Social Enterprise, CLARITY, is launched into large organisations and the government to support the employment of blind, disabled and otherwise disadvantaged people. Developed in co-operation with the Cabinet Office and Interserve, ...

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Hot or Not? Hot-desking offices have dirtier desks, study finds

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Study by Initial Washroom Hygiene finds microbiological activity is 18 per cent higher in hot-desking office environments A study released today (21 June) by Initial Washroom Hygiene has found that hot-desking workplaces may be less hygienic than those with fixed-desks, ...

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Dirty London

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Faecal bacteria and life threatening superbugs found on London’s public transport Taxi insurers, Staveley Head, partnered with London Metropolitan University to put London’s transport under the microscope. The results are quite scary. One hundred and twenty-one different types of bacteria and mould ...

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