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Optimism grows for UK’s smaller manufacturers

According to the CBI’s latest SME Trends Survey, optimism about the business situation rose at the fastest pace since records began in 1988 among small and medium-sized manufacturers, on the back of improving demand and output. Since July 2012, total new orders increased in the first three months to October, driven by domestic orders which rose at their fastest rate since ... Read More »

Metsa invest 10 million in new Tissue machine

Mill Sales Direct supplier, Metsä Tissue, part of Metsä Group, will invest EUR 10 million in a new tissue consumer products converting line at the Mariestad mill in Sweden. The investment will further strengthen Metsä Tissue’s position and competitiveness in the European tissue market. The new highly-efficient production line will increase Mariestad mill’s converting capacity up to 80,000 tonnes per ... Read More »

Birmingham urged to safeguard children from home cleaning products

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and the UK Cleaning Products Association (UKCPI) are pioneering a campaign targeted at families with toddlers across the city of Birmingham. The aim – to protect children from the risks of household cleaning products. The latest figures acquired by RoSPA show that 606 children were treated at hospitals across Birmingham and ... Read More »

Helping Dairy Farmers Keep The Herd Healthy

It is never ending in liquid milk herd, but the main drying-off season for the spring calving herd is only around the corner. As we start into it we should take stock of the whole process. Often in the dairy herd, the cow for drying off is looked upon like the football player being replaced by the substitute halfway through ... Read More »

Shredding parties – the latest business trend to hit the UK

Already proving popular in the US, ‘SHREDDING PARTIES’ are the business equivalent of Ann Summers parties for 2014, according to PHS Datashred which is trialling a new ‘Party Pack’ product for office staff in London. The UK’s largest workplace services provider is leaping on the growing trend of people hosting ‘shredding parties’ as reported by the Evening Standard this month. Research suggests that ... Read More »

‘Deplorably dirty’ Bristol meat supplier avoids jail

A man who supplied raw chicken from a “filthy” illegal meat processing plant in Bristol has avoided a jail term. Unfortunately this man had not heard of our catering supplies and cleaning chemicals. Kamran Ajaib, 28, used underpants to clean his makeshift butchery, which had no washbasins by work areas and no knife steriliser. Sixty businesses around Bristol and as ... Read More »

Study: Hand Washing Makes People Happy

According to a new study, frequent cleaning and proper hand washing can improve your mood.  In fact, the study found that the ritual of cleaning makes us more optimistic after failure and that people who washed their hands after failing a task were more confident they could complete it the next time. The study, conducted by Dr. Kai Kaspar, from ... Read More »

The 2013 Loo of the Year Awards event draws near

The Loo of the Year Awards take place on Friday 6 December at St John’s Hotel, Solihul. This is the must attend event for all those involved in ‘away from home’ toilets – cleaning and FM companies, toilet providers, washroom equipment product and service suppliers, directors, management, and – most importantly – toilet attendants and cleaning staff. This is an ... Read More »