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March 2016: Industry News, Bedding & Linen, Furnishings & Fabrics, Hospitality Technology

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The Belfry: Leading the way in British Hospitality Versatile Sleeping Solutions With the Hypnos Sofa Bed Collection

Tradelinens Launches Boutique Trade and Retail Divisions

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6 20 28 40 Hotelier & Hotel Design Magazine is the leading publication and established web resource in the business. Providing comprehensive reporting on hotel industry news and exclusive coverage of the latest ecological-friendly green hotels and bar designs, HHD Magazine keeps you updated on the latest hotel trends in technology and innovative ideas. From recent hotel renovations and openings to award-winning luxury hotels and hotel construction projects, HHD Magazine keeps you informed on news that matters most to your hospitality business.

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£13.5M RENOVATION COMPLETE AT GRAND PALLADIUM LADY HAMILTON Palladium Hotel Group is continuing the upgrade of its luxury resorts across the Caribbean with the completion of a six month renovation project at Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa, located on Jamaica’s northern coast in Montego Bay. Following a £13.5 million investment by the Spanish hotel group, the five star property is now fully open with refurbished rooms and suites, a renovated restaurant and a revamped beach area. The recent developments form part of a wider project by Palladium Hotel Group that is seeing a series of facelifts at its other Caribbean resorts, in Mexico and the Dominican Republic.



All Junior Suites, One Bedroom Suites and Honeymoon Villa Suites have been redesigned and refurbished in the colonial style that prevails throughout the Caribbean resort, transporting guests back to times gone by while maintaining the essence of today’s Jamaica and without sacrificing modern comforts. New details include ivory cream marble floors, luxurious bathrooms, brass light fixtures and elegant walnut furniture. Yellow jungle motifs combined with elegant touches of black in the updated décor add a typically Jamaican touch, with ethnic-styled Arte Internacional wallpaper that makes reference to the hotel’s Jamaican roots. New decorative items include period maps of the country and bright illustrations of local wildlife and plants. The new bathrooms feature London Underground tiling in a nod to the British influence in Jamaica through the country’s history. Indian-themed Bhogali, one of the resort’s seven à la carte restaurants, has reopened after a full renovation, meaning guests can once again enjoy traditional spiced dishes from the open-air restaurant.

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The Las Brisas beach area is now also fully open following a revamp.


InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the opening of the newly-renovated 148-room Holiday Inn Resort The Lodge at Big Bear Lake hotel in the southern mountains of California. This hotel is the first Holiday Inn Resort location in the state. Eric Lent, Vice President, Holiday Inn® Brand, The Americas, IHG said: “With locations around the world, the Holiday Inn brand plays an important role in the journeys of guests wherever they travel – from the boardroom to the mountains. As part of that iconic brand family, this Holiday Inn Resort location provides the warm hospitality our guests expect and helps them create lasting memories on unforgettable family vacations.” Guests can take advantage of the hotel’s outdoor pool with Jacuzzi and sauna, arcade, complimentary Wi-Fi and full service restaurant, Stillwell’s. They also get to relax in the resort’s renovated rooms and suites, offering a tranquil mountain cabin atmosphere. Ray Reyes, General Manager, said: “We are thrilled to welcome guests to our newly-renovated property. With our close proximity to so many local attractions, shopping and entertainment options, we anticipate our hotel will quickly become a favorite choice of leisure travelers visiting the area.”

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‘FUTURE OF DESIGN’ AT JFS Brintons Carpets collaborated with Birmingham City University at this year’s prestigious January Furniture Show. Attended by over 16,000 buyers and 4,000 exhibitors, the four-day show at Birmingham’s NEC arena depicts the latest interior and furniture trends for the coming year.

BA Textile Design students from Birmingham City University used Brintons’ latest technologies to create two carpet designs, depicting how key interiors trends can be transformed into physical products and designs. The students showcased their latest work at the show as part of their final year trend project. Currently in its eighth year, the project encourages students to create a range of designs inspired by industry trends. The project focuses

upon the power of collaboration within different disciplines, joining science, technology, design and art together with renowned brands such as Brintons. Charmaine Stint, Programme Manager for the Institute for Creative Innovation at Birmingham City University, said: “Challenging our students, staff and partners to come up with brand new concepts which are fresh, engaging and new, generates some truly innovative content. It’s this innovation which drives us and our partners to push the boundaries and is one of the most motivating elements of this showcase.” As part of the project, each year students unravel two future trends, creating a portolio of moodboards and a final project. Influenced by Colourhive’s Autumn / Winter

2016/17 forecasts, this year’s project was inspired by two trends: ‘Strata’ and ‘Play.’ Inspired by the Natural World and its significance with the everyday, ‘Strata’ focuses upon the importance of geology and the unrefined beauty of the earth. Student Rosie Williams’ monochrome room set simultaneously explores human influence on nature. Student Chloe Baker’s ‘Play’ vibrant room set focuses upon the creativity and optimism possessed by our inner child.


As a chef, Paul has quite the pedigree, working for Gordon Ramsey, Gary Rhodes and Marcus Wareing. In addition to recent TV appearances he in 2011 he appeared

During the 16-month project, Paul and his wife Emma worked with interior designer Eve CullenCornes, design director at Jonathan Cornes Associates, to create the six bedrooms, each significantly different from the next. “Our intention from the start was to create a truly unique and welcoming

experience for our guests,” explains Paul. “We loved the idea of sweetthemed bedrooms. It started as a play on the word suite/ sweet, but quickly became the foundation of the design process. So for example, the Toffee Apple suite has warm caramel colours and a botanical theme. Eve discovered beautifully restored furniture and lamps, plus a retro line of botanical plates for the wall and beautiful botanical illustrations of fruits to highlight the hand buttoned head board. “Our Rhubarb and Custard suite is an eclectic collection of textures, including red and orange velvet, to represent the sweet and sour of rhubarb and custard. Eve managed to source these amazing cracked leather sofas in a deep, almost blood red, that are perfect for the room.”

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One of the country’s finest chefs, Paul Ainsworth of the Michelinstarred restaurant Number 6 in Padstow has now extended his offering to include accommodation, opening six exquisitely designed suites in a newly renovated Georgian townhouse, just a stone’s throw from his restaurant.

on the BBC2 TV series Great British Menu, competing against the country’s top chefs. A finalist in the cookery contest, he won the dessert round for his offering, Taste of the Fairground. Taking inspiration from his dessert, the six bedrooms are named after fairground treats and retro sweets. Guests at the Padstow Townhouse can stay in Marshmallow, Popcorn, Rhubarb and Custard, Toffee Apple, Honeycomb or Bonbon.


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KOBE CELEBRATES JANUARY FURNITURE SHOW SUCCESS Luxury fabric specialist Kobe UK is celebrating a successful first time run at this year’s January Furniture Show. Bringing its new upholstery collections to the show, the company was able to meet up with existing customers as well as growing its new customer base and significantly boosting sales. New to the show was Kobe’s Elegance, inspired by Art Deco, reflecting the lavish glamour reminiscent of this period. Also for the first time and giving even greater choice, Kobe brought together timeless designs with an array of textiles in a library of 36 sample books. It included more than 700 fabrics in a wide range of colours, textures and patterns for today’s high-end domestic and contract markets.

On a separate stand the company also showcased its Essente collection for those who want a cost effective option with the quality and reassurance of the Kobe name. This fresh and contemporary range features a variety of plains in a cool linen, soft suede and silk satin appearance. Said David: “Listening to our customers is our number one priority and the feedback we got about the collections was fantastic. We will certainly be back again next year!”

Said David Harris, MD of Kobe UK: “This was a fantastic show for us. It was a great opportunity to meet new customers and the ideal platform for us to promote our new collections.”


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The company’s 524th hotel is a purpose built, 83-room property which represents an investment value of £6.5 million and has created 23 new jobs. The hotel features Travelodge’s new contemporary design and becomes the latest Travelodge to feature a Bar Café.


Travelodge currently operates six hotels across Oxfordshire which have been all been upgraded as part of the company’s £100m investment programme to deliver greater quality to its customers. All the company’s UK hotels now feature a new contemporary room design and include the bespoke luxurious kingsize Travelodge Dreamer bed. Travelodge is now embarking on an expansion drive to add hotels in up to 250 additional locations across the UK. Travelodge Chief Executive,

Peter Gowers announced at the opening that the company is seeking to double its presence in Oxfordshire, with plans to open or secure further sites in key locations including: Oxford, Abingdon, Didcot, Witney, Banbury and Henley-upon-Thames. The proposed Oxfordshire expansion programme is expected to represent a total investment value of £40 million and to create 175 new jobs, offering a £10m boost to the local economy – with every Travelodge guest expected to spend double the amount with local businesses during their stay that they spend on their hotel room. Each room has en-suite facilities with eco-friendly showers, in-room toiletries including liquid soap, a flat screen TV with 18 free digital channels, free tea and coffee making

facilities, and free Wi-Fi for 30 minutes during every stay.

Peter Gowers, Travelodge Chief Executive said: “The area around Oxford is becoming an ever more desirable place to live and work. With rising demand for value hotels, especially from start-up small businesses and families on a tight travel budget, it’s a place we want to invest in. We are looking to double our portfolio in Oxfordshire, creating new jobs and bringing a further boost to the local economy.”

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Sitting proudly amongst over 500 acres of West Midlands countryside, is England’s Leading Resort (World Travel Awards 2015), The Belfry Hotel & Resort.


The Belfry has been synonymous with golf ever since it held its first Ryder Cup in 1985 and has written itself into golf folk law having gone on to host the infamous biannual event a record four times. The resort boasts three spectacular courses and a golf academy, but on a recent visit we were just as taken back by the facilities and service away from the hallowed greens. Just 20 minutes from Birmingham city centre, The Belfry is perfectly positioned at the heart of the country attracting guests from all over the British Isles. Upon arrival to the resort you are welcomed by a smiling concierge in top and tails and the smiles do not stop at the door as the level of service is exemplarily throughout the resort. After checking in we were shown to our signature room, one of 319 in the resort.

Spacious and full of the amenities you would expect in a luxury resort, the room was a lovely base from which to explore the West Midlands retreat. Our exploring started in the Hotel’s main bar, the Brabazon bar, where we were served a delightful champagne afternoon tea. A range of finger sandwiches, scones and freshly baked pastries were beautifully presented on a 3 tiered cake stand and joyfully washed down with a couple glasses of bubbly. The Brabazon bar is certainly a very sophisticated setting for a few drinks and it will take you a while to make your way through its long and varied cocktail menu. The bar was lively initially made up of those on a conference day with The Belfry fully equipped for corporate days out with six boardrooms and more than 20 conference and events suites accommodating up to 400 guests.

As the afternoon passed the bar started to fill up with more hotel residents and those that had spent the day tackling the golf course. The usual route from the 18th green is to Sam’s Club House for a post round pint, where guests can take advantage of the relaxed environment and enjoy a menu of classic light bites and Sam’s double stack burger! Our destination for dinner though was The Belfry’s signature restaurant, The Ryder Grill. Award winning Chef Director Glen Watson has put together an a la carte menu that really does stir the senses! Using high quality, locally sourced ingredients the menu consists of succulent steaks, chargrills, spit roasts, fish and lobster. I went for the best of both worlds and opted for the Surf and Turf. Fillet steak perfectly cooked medium rare, accompanied by half a lobster and a side order of French fries, washed down superbly with a few glasses of fine wine of course. Somehow I did have space to tackle a sticky toffee pudding, which was well worth it.

ospitality The Ryder Grill is next to the Ryder Kitchen, its more relaxed counterpart offering a wide selection of starters, mains and desserts from their three course self-service menu. The Ryder Kitchen is also the scene for The Belfry’s Sunday Lunch, with 3 courses for just £24.50. The Belfry is set to add to their gastronomy offering with the opening of Rocca’s Pizza Pasta Restaurant this February. The family friendly Italian restaurant is named after Costantino Rocca, Italy’s most successful golfer who played the Belfry’s infamous Brabazon course when representing Europe in the Ryder Cup in 1993. Rocca’s will focus on serving fine Italian cuisine in more of a relaxed setting open Friday and Saturday evenings and daily during school holidays. The launch of Rocca’s is in line with a concerted effort by the resort to appeal to the family market. The end of 2015 saw the continues…

opening of The Belfry’s Woodland Walk. Set throughout the woods adjacent to the hotel, this interactive adventure features engaging activities perfect for families with young children, including den building, wildlife spotting and bug hotels. Fitness obstacles are in place for those that opt to tackle the 2km course at a slightly faster pace whilst next to the woodland walk is another option for younger children in the form of The Belfry’s brand new playground.

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Kids wanting to get in to golf will be tempted to sample the new Ryder Legends Mini Golf course with parents just as keen to get the putter out. The 12 hole layout has been thoughtfully designed with each hole inspired by Ryder Cup courses from the matches historic past and aimed at providing a fun and relaxing activity for the family to enjoy. Before reluctantly leaving The Belfry we had to sample the resorts spa and health club that no doubt played a huge role in helping the Belfry secure the accolade of England’s Leading Resort. I sampled their Fire & Ice experience. A new experience for most guests, Fire & Ice is a unique journey through 12 bio thermal rooms designed to enhance your mood and invigorate the senses, well worth a go at just £49 per person for residents. I also managed to squeeze in one of The Belfry’s signature treatments the Hero Back, Face & Scalp Treatment. Lasting 85 minutes, the ESPA experience delivers triple results including a back exfoliation, a back massage with hot stones, a personalised facial and a scalp massage from just £109 per person. The Belfry also offers a treatment unique to the Midlands area in the form of its Purva Karma four handed massage. The treatment involves two therapists working in synchronised harmony for the ultimate in tension releasing, deeply relaxing and rebalancing massage to achieve mental and spiritual bliss. Clients will enjoy twice the experience as four hands complete this vital energy point massage of the face, body and scalp, with the use of warm oil and hot volcanic stones, lasting 120 minutes and costing £259. Having been well fed and suitably relaxed we left The Belfry refreshed and understanding of its place as England’s best. The hospitality and high level of service is matched by its facilities and leisure offerings with golfers, couples, families and corporate clients all catered for. No doubt The Belfry Hotel & Resort is set for more accolades in the coming years. For reservations please visit, email or call 0844 980 0600 The Belfry Hotel & Resort, Lichfield Road, Wishaw, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B76 9PR.


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As an importer, wholesaler and distributor, Angel Refrigeration has carefully selected manufacturers who supply high quality refrigeration designed to meet today’s food production, storage, shelf-life maximisation and display needs. The team at Angel are constantly evaluating the needs of their customers and actively developing new products to fit their requirements.

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The latest product to be included in the range is the Meat Store from Everlasting. Designed specifically for Dry Aging and Maturing Meat, the Meat Store is a front of house display cabinet. This cabinet was designed to meet the needs of the butchery industry, to add value to the product and proposition, by providing the right temperature humidity and air flow, along with an element of theatre and display. Ultimately, the Everlasting Meat Store influencing customer purchases at higher profit margins, whether it be in a butchers shop, kitchen or restaurant.


Special menus, deserve special refrigeration ‘It was a natural choice for us to work with Everlasting on the development of the Meat Store’, comments Julie Croker, Managing Director of Angel Refrigeration. Everlasting already manufacture the Stagionatore for Salami, Chorizo and Charcuterie, and specialise in products which manage temperature and humidity for bakery and patisserie, chocolate and confectionary, ice-

cream storage and display, blast chilling and shock freezing, and fish storage and display. For Angel Refrigeration, it is not just about selling refrigeration, it is mostly about understanding the demands of food service, production and retail processes that the equipment needs to support day in and day out. Angel Refrigeration understand the importance of strong, reliable and efficient refrigeration systems, that is also stylish and can sell the product in the right environment.

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LUXURY OUTDOOR DINING WHATEVER THE WEATHER The fully retractable Cantabria canopy system from Canopies UK The Cantabria by Canopies UK, a leading manufacturer of high quality canopies, is a fully automated retractable canopy system designed specifically for the hospitality sector. Transforming an open outdoor area into a fully enclosed, luxury dining space, party venue or function room in under 60 seconds, the Cantabria can provide in excess of 46 additional covers1 whenever you need them. Controlled by a single handheld remote or smart device, the Cantabria’s roof and wall screens work independently of each other and can be fully or partially closed at the touch of a button. It can enable additional covers all year round, in a comfortable setting designed to make the most of outdoor views, whatever the weather. Jason Eastwood, Managing Director of Canopies, UK which celebrates 25 years of manufacturing this year, comments: “The Cantabria is the ideal addition to any hospitality environment looking to increase covers or create an additional function space for wedding or group booking. It transforms at the touch of a button, from an airy open space in the warmer weather, to a fully enclosed room during the wetter and colder months. “Available in any length with projections of up to six metres, as well as a whole host of colours and special features to choose from, it is really easy to create an all-year-round outdoor space that fits with your existing building and interior scheme.” Performance in all weathers

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The Cantabria’s durable aluminium frame, integrated guttering, waterproof roof and glass fibre fabric screens combine to make an environment which you can use all year round, safe in the knowledge that it is completely UV protected and safe in wind speeds of up to 60km/h.


Intelligent features like FixScreenTM, which provides shelter from the wind in any position, and the built in brushes which remove autumn debris as the fabric retracts, make these modular canopies low maintenance and highly reliable in all weathers.

With electric heating and LED lighting as standard, styling your canopy to suit your business and the needs of your customer couldn’t be easier. Jason Eastwood concludes: “Installing a new Cantabria canopy can give you the extra covers you need 365 days of the year, meaning you could see a return on your investment far sooner than you think. “With fully automated screens which retract in a matter of seconds, guaranteed high quality craftsmanship and a sleek modern design suited to any type of building, it’s no wonder the Cantabria is rapidly becoming the canopy of choice for hotels and hospitality venues looking to offer al fresco dining all year round.” A perfect fit Unlike many other canopy manufacturers, Canopies UK employ a technical surveyor who will visit you on site to ensure the area you’ve got in mind is just right.

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This information enables Canopies UK to ensure that each Cantabria is the perfect fit for any restaurant, bar, hotel or pub.

Personalise your Cantabria with a variety of window and door options as well as a colour palette of 10 roof colours, 50 side and front colours and a variety of aluminium frame coatings.

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Award-winning British luxury bed manufacturer and Royal Warrant holder, Hypnos, has been designing and crafting luxury, bespoke beds and mattresses for more than 100 years.

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In response to the growing demand from the hospitality sector for versatile hotel rooms which can adapt to increasing numbers of guests, Hypnos has created a portfolio of supremely stylish and functional sofa beds that are designed to provide unrivalled comfort, durability and all the quality associated with a Hypnos bed. The practical range allows hoteliers to change room function from a study or living area into the perfect sleeping solution.


Customers can choose from an array of luxury upholstery fabrics, including contrasting material for piping or buttons, a range of stained wooden feet and even matching or contrasting piped cushions, enabling hoteliers to create a bespoke sofa bed that perfectly complements their décor. Hypnos’ sofa beds are extremely space efficient as they offer additional seating and can easily and quickly be converted to reveal a robust and extremely comfortable hidden bed. The sofa bed, which features a handmade Hypnos pocket spring mattress, boasts two-fold bed

action and enables hoteliers to quickly turn a double bedroom into a family bedroom, thus maximising their occupancy levels and helping to increase revenue. For complete peace of mind, all of Hypnos’ fabrics and sofa bed frames have been tested to meet Crib 5 fire retardancy standards and are 100% recyclable at the end of their life. Hypnos is the first British carbon neutral bed maker and the timber used in its beds is ethically and responsibly sourced. For more information, please visit

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Bumper New Anniversary Catalogue Mitre Linen, the trusted British supplier to leading luxury and boutique hotels, has launched luxurious new bed linen products in its new bumper anniversary catalogue.

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Antibes is the company’s new luxurious micro-stripe bed linen. With its sumptuously high 300 thread count and stripe design, the Antibes range of white duvet covers and pillowcases will add a touch of elegance to hotels’ guests bedrooms.


The Antibes range comes in Single, Double, King and Super King duvet sizes while pillowcases are either Oxford or Housewife Flap. All are made from 100% cotton and feature in Mitre’s Luxury Collection. Also new is an innovative Coolguard pillow protector which brings a peaceful cooling sensation to guests, whilst protecting hotel pillows from stains and bed bug entry. Made from a high quality 100% cotton cover with a zip, this new pillow protector also features in Mitre’s Luxury Collection.

Stephen Broadhurst, Managing Director of Mitre Linen, said: “Small details can make a big difference to your guests’ stay. Thanks to its innovative temperature control property on one side, our ‘cool to touch’ Coolguard pillow protector will bring a peaceful cooling sensation to your guests. “We are also delighted to launch our Antibes cotton sheets which help to create beautiful bedrooms which exceed guests’ expectations.” Mitre Linen celebrates 70 years of working within the hospitality industry this year. Its new catalogue abounds with new products and sizes, offering many solutions to hoteliers, whether they are looking to completely transform their guest rooms or just add a touch of colour to their establishment. The catalogue is divided into different ranges - from Essentials and Comfort to Luxury and Heritage by Mitre, Mitre’s designer collection is tailored to help hotels create their own bespoke range of bed linen and towels – to enable Mitre’s

customers to quickly find the products that will best suit their requirements. Mitre Linen’s high level of service and quality earned the company the honour of the Royal Warrant in 1955. The company has been providing the Royal Household and the Royal Estate ever since. Its products can be spotted in prestigious London 5 star hotels including The Ritz, The Grosvenor House Hotel and The Wellesley. It also has many customers overseas including in Portugal, France, America, China, Hong Kong and the UAE.

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Sealy offers better sleep to hotel industry


With over 50 years’ experience in the contract industry, Sealy supplies exclusive beds in a wide range of sizes and specifications to companies across the UK and Ireland. From the Savoy London and Malmaison Hotels, to the resorts of Merlin Entertainments Group and Center Parcs, Sealy works with some of the biggest names in the hospitality business. The company’s dedicated contracts team deliver end-to-end hospitality solutions. Not only does the team focus its efforts on large businesses, it also offers its services to countless B&Bs and small guest houses across the country. If customers don’t see what they want online, they just need to get in touch with the team to find out about the wide array of bespoke possibilities on offer.

The company’s 160,000ft2 manufacturing facility in Aspatria, Cumbria allows it to constantly develop innovative new contract beds. Last year, Sealy unveiled a contract version of its Which? Best Buy star, the Napoli – positioning the company as a strong player in the UK contracts industry, and demonstrating its responsiveness to changing consumer demands. Sealy’s in-house development team is on hand to tailor beds to individual customer requirements, and use cutting edge technology and materials with every product created. The research and development facilities in the UK and USA give Sealy the world’s most in-depth technical support needed to do this. All of Sealy’s beds are built and tested to exceed the needs demanded within the hospitality environment, while meeting the strict UK fire laws for contract use, by passing the BS7177 ignition source 5 tests. Graham Carberry, contracts director at Sealy said: “We have continued to experience strong business growth over recent months. We are proud to work with some of the biggest names in the hospitality industry, ensuring their customers achieve the best possible sleep. We are constantly looking for new partners to work with, and no matter how big or small they are, we are able to respond to their differing needs, and deliver on their expectations”. “Need A Sealy”, contact us for further details on 016973 24417.

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From a Cunard liner to a Center Parcs lodge, wherever people stay, the one thing they want is a great night’s sleep. In fact studies show that people prefer a room with a Sealy bed and they will actually pay more for it. Sealy is the world’s biggest bed manufacturer and our new contract range has been designed based on over fifty year’s experience of the hospitality sector’s needs. You’ll be spoilt for choice with a wide range of comfort, base heights and fabric options. You can be sure that if your guests get a deeper sleep, you’ll get better business.

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Tradelinens Launches Boutique Trade and Retail Divisions


radelinens, the luxury linen company, has expanded its business beyond the 5-star hotel sector for the first time in itts history with the launch of two exciting new divisions. The company has created Tradelinens Boutique and a new online retail service, both of which will offer Tradelinens’ ‘tielle love luxury’ branded products.

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The move is a natural progression for Tradelinens, which has been at the forefront of providing premium quality linen and service to the 5-star hotel industry for over 30 years.


It will now use its unrivalled experience to cater for a host of new hospitality businesses from smaller independent boutique hotels and high-end pub groups through to health and fitness retreats, spas, property companies and interior designers. Tradelinens’ rich experience is now also available for individual retail customers with the launch of its new e-commerce website at The move follows significantly increased purchase enquiries and demand by guests who have experienced the quality of Tradelinens’ tielle love luxury products at premium hotels around the world. Consumers will now be able to purchase and enjoy the very same quality linen and towelling products used by the finest hotels such as The Connaught and Firmdale

Group to boutique B&Bs such as Nonsuch House. Bedroom items such as duvets, pillows, sheets, duvet covers and pillow cases to bathroom products including robes, towels and bath rugs will all be available on the website. Tradelinens Boutique and retail customers can also expect to receive the same personal customer service and expert advice that the company is renowned for among 5-star hoteliers and housekeepers. Joe Molloy, Founding Director at Tradelinens, said: “With the launch of our two new divisions we are hugely excited about expanding the distribution of our tielle love luxury product and delivering the same premium service that our Tradelinens customers receive. Our reputation is built on providing clear, expert guidance with a personal approach, and we pride ourselves on being the best at it. We are looking forward to sharing our expertise with a new customer base that is united by the desire for a superior night’s sleep.”

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Bradbury Fabrics


The name Bradbury has been associated with weaving textiles in the Yorkshire area since 1783, and to this day continues to manufacture high quality woven wool, wool blend and synthetic upholstery fabrics for the Contract and Hospitality markets. Proud to be flying the flag for British textile manufacturing, Bradbury’s expertise and knowledge of its industries past and present allows the Bradbury portfolio to remain strong for its loyal customer base, within environments such as: hotel, leisure, office, education, hospitality, healthcare, café and restaurant to name but a few. With a fully operational 100,000ft2 manufacturing facility sitting proudly beside the river Colne in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, Bradbury Fabrics production is a constant hive of activity, not only manufacturing to support its vast array of stocked ranges but also allowing capacity and flexibility to produce custom-made fabrics to support any specific design or individual project. All products are manufactured to meet the rigorous demands of British Standard requirements for fire retardancy, strength and abrasion, with supporting guarantees of quality and performance for all environments. A combination of traditional manufacturing methods, coupled with today’s technology allows Bradbury Fabrics to remain at the forefront of British textile manufacturing, offering design and innovation to satisfy all types of end user specifications.

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2016 has seen the launch of the Hospitality Collection, which offers a fine selection of textiles and faux leather finishes along with high quality flock and suede


effects that will give the end user a complete choice of textures & patterns in complimenting and co-ordinating colourways. This collection has been developed giving consideration for all styles of seating and upholstery in areas such as bedroom, reception, break-out, café & restaurants, giving a varied choice of textures and tones. This new collection sits perfectly alongside the ever popular Contract Collection, which consists of many traditional woven wool and synthetic products that have and will continue to enjoy a lifetime of exposure within the contract seating industry. Being incredibly proud of their heritage and attention to detail, the loyal Bradbury Fabrics team of experienced personnel share the same commitment and dedication throughout all departments, maintaining the highest levels of service and standards that are recognised within the company’s achievement of its ISO 9001 status. All ranges from both the Contract and Hospitality collections can be viewed on the website where samples can be ordered directly, or alternatively our sales office would be delighted to assist with any fabric selections or information requirements, details below.


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Providing Excellence Since 1783 Proud British manufacturers offering collections of high performance upholstery fabrics and finishes suitable for the Contract, Hospitality and Leisure Industries.

Bradbury Contract Fabrics Britannia Mills, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 4TW

Telephone: +44 (0)1484 648182 Email: Company Number: 171961 VAT Number: GB145101513

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After years years of of development, development, hospitality hospitality furniture supplier supplier UHS UHS Group Group isispleased proud its new exclusiverange rangeof to present some ofand its exclusive of furniture through one brand furniture through one of of its its brand new new collections: the Mill. collections: the Mill This fantastic new range of furniture is a great alternative to wooden outdoor furniture, offering a contemporary and sleek design incorporated into the strength and materials used in the furniture.

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For example, the Mill table tops come in different shapes and sizes, and are also available in coppered or golden oak.


Unique to the marketplace and exclusive to UHS, they contain a special factory sealed finish that is maintenance free and long-lasting. To find out more about UHS Group and their products, call the team on 0330 1222 400 or visit

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Forbes Group is a leading British manufacturer and supplier of hospitality, conference and banquet furnishings to leading venues worldwide. We provide quality fabrics, furniture and equipment which allows our customers to trust our value and service whether you are a small independent outlet or an international chain.

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We have been supplying textiles from our factory since the 1980’s and diversified into manufacturing banquet furniture in 1994, specialising in lightweight but robust tables and aluminium stacking chairs. We expanded our offices from the United Kingdom into Benelux, France and Germany, then Italy and Spain. Today we supply hotels in more than 35 countries, as well as the armed forces, universities, sports venues, industrial companies, charities and other organisations. We are delighted to work with some of the most highly distinguished names in the hospitality sector, but Forbes Group was founded on good service and this remains our priority.


With over three decades in the sector, we have acquired an understanding of our clients’ needs from the multiple perspectives - including budgets, storage, laundering, health and safety and environmental compliance. We remain as close to our customers as ever, and as flexible to their requirements. Our ambition is to treat all our customers with the same courtesy and attention to detail. We specialise in three main categories; Fabrics, Furniture and Equipment. Fabric Products - We offer a wide range of fabrics and products to match every interior and budget, including Banquet table covers; Restaurant table skirting, SimpleFit table skirting, Table skirting, Contemporary table covers and Table protectors. Conference table covers; Conference cloths, Table drop covers and Mode table covers. We also offer Chair covers, Stretch table covers, Stretch cocktail covers, Tablecloths, Napkins and Flip chart covers – All items are standard or bespoke, and with optional logos. All are easy-care and hard-wearing.

Furniture Products - Lightweight aluminium folding tables enhance speed of set-up, save staff time, are easily handled for health and safety, practical to store and are 97% recyclable. The Buffet-Rite table top can be accompanied by a sleek Silcra stretch cover and turns a table into a temporary hot or cold serving station. We also supply Stacking and Meeting room chairs, Portable stages, Portable dance floors, Lecterns, Easels and Room dividing screens. Equipment Products - In addition to our furniture ranges, we are the European distributor for marketleading products from Forbes Industries US. Such items are the birdcage luggage carts made from solid brass, lightweight housekeeping trolleys and a range of stylish mobile bars, lecterns, easels, menu and luggage stands. Please contact Forbes Group for more information: | +44 (0) 1568 616638 |

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ARTWORK SOLUTIONS FOR ALL YOUR INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECTS Portobello Art is an artwork consultant with more than 25 years of experience in the interior design, hotel and leisure industries. Specialising in producing bespoke artwork, Portobello design, source and manufacture images to meet a detailed brief, taking schemes from the concept stage through to manufacture and installation.

This eradicates any previous issues, such as joining intrinsic designs seamlessly, as the ‘One Piece’ covers expansive areas eliminating the need for seams. This has now given us the ability to create enormous collages made up of numerous individual images which was not previously possible – see photo above at Holiday Inn, Liverpool Lime Street, where we first sourced all the separate images, in a Liverpudlian theme of course, and then merged them together to Clients include the well known hotel brands of Hilton, Holiday create this dramatic collage”. Stunning. Inn, GLH Thistle, Premier Inn, HIX; Care Groups like Cambrian Healthcare and Leisure Resorts such as CenterParcs as well as One new trend which seems to have captured the imagination of many designers and architects. most upmarket hotels is the Open Lobby Concept. Holiday Inn, part of IHG, were one of the first hotel groups to try this out when According to Managing Director, Richard Lewis: “The hospitality they launched it in their brand new Holiday Inn – Brentford Lock, market is becoming increasingly competitive and most hoteliers London in March 2013. The open lobby concept is a revolutionary and designers are now realising this. Consequently innovative and approach which has transformed the traditional hotel lobby format imaginative artwork plays a significant role in promoting the unique by combining the front desk, lobby, restaurant, bar, lounge area and identity of a hotel and is recognised as being a key component of business centre into one open, cohesive space. creating the feel and atmosphere and bringing colour, vitality and inspiration to all environments. Portobello Art were delighted to be contracted to provide all the wallpaper, artwork and decorative accessories for this first project The placement of art in hotels has become very important. Richard and have since completed over 20 Holiday Inns all over the UK adds: “Lobby and reception areas are where something more during the last 3 years (see examples below). dramatic and memorable is needed to create that real wow factor, setting the hotel apart from its competitors. Other Hotel groups are now following this trend with open lobbies appearing in Hilton Hotels, (Doubletree, Garden Inn and Hampton), Digitally printed wallpaper has been popular for years for feature walls Mercure and Millennium for many of which we’ve provided all the in open spaces, but ONE PIECE wallpaper has gone one step further. artwork and bric-a-brac.


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Bromic heaters transforming

hotel outdoor spaces Hotels are turning to innovative Bromic heaters as a way to heat even the most unconventional outdoor spaces. The Australian brand is distributed in the UK solely by Smart Fire UK and has provided many hotels around the world with the solution to their heating needs. Their unique, stylish design and efficient output means these discreet yet powerful heaters work well in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings. The heating solutions on offer are more powerful than similar options on the market, whilst also boasting more economical, greener heat. Aesthetic appeal is at the heart of the Bromic collection as all heating solutions are created in unobtrusive designs that blend in with your chosen space.

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The Platinum Smart Heat Electric is the latest addition to the Bromic Platinum range and is made using stainless steel material, ensuring it looks the part without cutting back on quality.


This heater has a thin shape with minimal light emission. It can be placed on the ceiling or used as a wall-mounted heater, creating a stylish and unobtrusive installation. With a length of less than one meter and a depth of just 177mm, this heater is considerably smaller than other options currently on the market. The use of infrared technology means that this product releases powerful heat and is incredibly efficient, with a heat output of 2300W. For outdoor spaces that may only be used for special events there is the Tungsten range, an economical option available in electric, gas and portable models.

The Bromic Tungsten Portable is particularly popular due to its fuel efficiency, whilst also having wheels that make it easy to transport and tilting head that allows directional heat. These heaters are hardwearing and won’t buckle under the pressure of bad weather, with the Tungsten Smart Heat Gas remaining effective in winds of up to 14 km/h. The Tungsten range comes in variable sizes and heat outputs. Paul Holt from Smart Fire UK said: “We’re proud to be the only British distributor of Bromic heaters. Their unique designs are popular amongst our customers and with each new release come innovative improvements. “These heaters are ideal for hotels hoping to make the most of outdoor areas, which are otherwise unusable during the colder months. “Bromic’s vision of revolutionary products, born from a vision of sustainable and efficient heating mixed with an emphasis on style makes their heating solutions stand out from the crowd, creating revolutionary products. “No longer do hotels have to choose between style and efficiency as our heaters provide the perfect blend of both.”

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extend your outdoor season with the heating solution experts Smartfire UK Whether you wish to create an intimate setting in your outdoor space or want a warm and toasty atmosphere for dining and drinks, Smartfire have a solution. Our exclusive Bromic and Ecosmart products from the Bromic range of electric, gas or Lpg heaters to the stylish Styx Bio ethanol fire will efficiently heat your outdoor space to extend the season.

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The UK’s biggest independent timber and panel products distributor James Latham, has announced the arrival of a new range of exclusive, premium quality real wood veneers that are certain to have a big impact, not only with furniture manufacturers, but with the wider architecture and interior design sectors.


The distinctive and inspiring collection allows designers to create timeless environments with stunning effects and finishes that will bring a particular depth, texture and individuality to a project that is impossible to achieve with artificial materials. Developed over time to give a superior grade with maximum consistency, these real wood veneers - which are all from FSC certified stock – include such on trend species as Smoked Figured, Crown and Rough-Cut Eucalyptus as well as Cracked Oak, Smoked Larch and Satin Walnut.

Steve Frommont, Director of Lathams Limited, commented, “The authentic, warm and natural beauty shines through in this new range of veneers, highlighting the unique characteristics, grain and tone of the wood. Initial reaction from customers that we have shown it to has been extremely positive and I’m certain that it will be a big success.” The new collection of real wood veneers which is directly available from stock through James Latham’s nationwide network of depots, is ideal for interior decoration applications in many different segments and it is already proving particularly popular in residential, hospitality, commercial and shop fitting applications. For more information on Latham’s full range of surface materials: phone 0116 257 3415, e-mail or visit


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From solid surface, laminates, melamine and veneers to thermoplastic, our portfolio includes some of the most recognised brands in the world, all available under one roof and directly from stock. Whatever your budget or project requirements, why not allow our extensive range of products to provide the inspiration. Find out more‌.

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Innovative till solution helping independents to compete with big business

The Good Till Co. provides lowcost EPOS solution that is both funky and friendly for retailers and customers At a time when independent retailers are being heralded as the saviours of the British High Street, an innovative new payment solution is helping small retailers, restaurants, bars and coffee shops across the UK to fight back against big brands.

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By combining a tablet computer with some smart software and stylish hardware, The Good Till Company offers a solution that is not only more userfriendly for both staff and customers, but also enables retailers to access the kind of data and intelligence that give big businesses a competitive advantage at a fraction of the price.


Utilising user-friendly flexible software and cloud technology, The Good Till bridges the gap between offline stores and online data. It goes beyond simply taking payments to become a source of business intelligence that helps ensure business operations run efficiently, providing the following key benefits:

• Greater business insight: Users can

quickly run insightful sales and stock reports on the go, enabling them to make smarter, more informed decisions and manage business more effectively.

• Customer and eco-friendly: Nobody

likes to have pockets full of receipts, so The Good Till allows retailers to do away with them altogether and simply email a receipt that customers can then access at their convenience.

• Take payments from just about

anywhere: No need to rely on a fast internet connection, The Good Till can be switched seamlessly from the cloud to a fully-functioning offline mode, perfect for festival and market traders.

The Good Till is already being used by a number of independent coffee shops, retailers and bars across the UK, as well as being successfully used as the EPOS solution for the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015. The software continues to be developed, with multiple currency options and a smart e-Loyalty platform due to launch in 2016, which could spell the end for dozens of stamped loyalty cards.

• Customised to your business:

Intuitive POS software can be set up within minutes. Businesses can then quickly customise the interface, adding and arranging images and products so users can work efficiently.

• Stylish design: For independent

retailers, image counts, and by combining an iPad with their sleek, simple hardware The Good Till offers a practical solution fitting for even the most stylish brands.

• Integrated 3rd party applications:

Seamless integration with platforms like Xero and Exact make business processes more efficient and robust

• Low-cost solution: The Good Till is

designed to completely flexible, so is available from as little as £25 per month for software only through to an affordable full hardware and software package.

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One Step Ahead:

Zapper partners with PayPal and integrates One Touch™ technology Zapper, the fast growing global data insights platform enabled by mobile payment has partnered with PayPal, the renowned worldwide online payments system. The partnership will provide customers with an alternative payment option to quickly, securely and seamlessly pay their bill using PayPal’s new One Touch™ Technology.

Zapper technology prints a unique QR code on the bill, which diners can instantly scan using the app to promptly complete their payment without having to wait for a card terminal. The diner can then easily add a tip or split the bill as desired followed by a rate and review option. The Zapper solution also captures valuable insights about its customers with each transaction. This data allows restaurants to build a personalised community and provide targeted alerts and offers to reward loyalty, thus encouraging multiple uses with the app. Gerry Hooper, CEO of Zapper UK says, “PayPal has over 20 million active account s in the UK and this exciting new partnership is testimony to Zapper’s growth to date and our united aim to provide simple transactions throughout many verticals. With over 70,000 active Zapper users and currently over 1,000 restaurant

partners in the UK, we are thrilled to be one of the first mobile payment and insight apps to partner with PayPal in restaurants. It’s a priority for us to be able to offer our Zapper users a variety of trusted payment options depending on their preferences to ensure a swift and snappy dining experience.” Rob Harper, Director of Mobile Commerce at PayPal UK says: “Giving customers choice coupled with making payments seamless are both elements we endeavour to deliver through PayPal. Zapper’s pay at table offering addresses both needs and builds on the work we’ve been doing with our partners to make dining experiences more enjoyable when it comes to paying the bill. Whether it is by paying faster at your table without waiting for the card terminal or splitting the bill amongst friends, we are working with partners to enable choice for their customers and solve business needs at the same time.” Zapper already has thousands of restaurants using the system internationally. The Zapper app is free to download for Android, iOS and Windows Phone platforms. For more information about Zapper please visit:

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apper is innovative in its approach and always looking to partner with like-minded forward thinking brands. Using the newly developed and much hyped One Touch™ feature, which launched in August 2015, gives customers the option to settle their bill in seconds using their PayPal account within the Zapper app.


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CEDA Conference Welcomes Young Manufacturing Entrepreneur The first keynote confirmed speaker for CEDA's Conference young entrepreneur Josh Valman, founder and managing director of RPD International, certainly fits in with the events ‘The Next Generation' theme. Josh embodies the vision that makes Britain great; the vision for making ideas work and helping others to get the most from their businesses. At the tender age of ten he'd designed his first robot, and by 13 had sent his £500 savings and robot design to China to manufacture the components. At 15 Josh was working after school as a freelance design and engineering consultant, taking calls from China and reputedly earning up to £10,000 per week. He now heads RPD International employing over 60 people around the world to design, develop and manufacture products for any type of company that needs innovative ideas, cutting edge processes and access to international markets. "We are delighted to have secured Josh Valman as one of our keynote speakers for CEDA's 2016 Conference.

He will provide a really inspiring insight into the impact that manufacturing is having, and will have, on foodservice and foodservice equipment," says Adam Mason, CEDA director general. The CEDA 2016 Conference, 14-15 April, is being held at The Hilton, St George's Park, Burton upon Trent. To register as a delegate go to or call: 01293 854404.


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swimming pool or spa pool water samples) of P. aeruginosa. The data were analysed according to the principles outlined in The Microbiology of Drinking Water—Part 3 (MoDW Part 3) [13] for the preliminary analysis of the data from each participating laboratory, and ISO 17994:2014 [7] to IDEXX, the global leader in rapid assess the comparability of performance microbiological test kits for water, between the Pseudalert/Quanti-Tray today announced the publication of a method and the reference method. peer reviewed Pan European study*, in The report went on to conclude that the Current Microbiology, “Evaluation of the Pseudalert/Quanti-Tray method needed Pseudalert®/Quanti-Tray® MPN Test for less analyst labour time per sample, the Rapid Enumeration of Pseudomonas with no need for confirmation testing. aeruginosa in Swimming Pool and Spa Additionally, results are available within Pool Waters.” 24 hours compared to a minimum of 48


The paper concludes that the IDEXX Pseudalert/Quanti-Tray method, produces confirmed results in a shorter time than the standard reference international and national membrane filtration-based culture methods for P. aeruginosa, which both use Pseudomonas CN agar. The authors concluded that Pseudalert/Quanti-tray was a valid alternative method for recreational water analysis. The study was conducted on both routinely analysed pool waters and swimming pool waters spiked with reference and environmental strains (obtained from

hours for the ISO 16266 and MoDW Part 8 methods, allowing a more rapid response to the presence of P. aeruginosa in pool and spa waters.

confirmed as quickly as possible and this study clearly demonstrates that Pseudalert is a fast, accurate and efficient alternative to the more time consuming membrane filtration methods.” Launched in 2011, the IDEXX Pseudalert test is based on a bacterial enzyme detection technology that signals the presence of P. aeruginosa through the hydrolysis of a substrate in the Pseudalert reagent. P. aeruginosa cells rapidly grow and reproduce using the rich supply of amino acids, vitamins and other nutrients present in the Pseudalert reagent. Actively growing strains of P. aeruginosa have an enzyme that metabolises the substrate in the reagent to produce blue fluorescence under ultraviolet light. Where quantification of a sample is required, IDEXX has developed a simple device known as a Quanti-Tray, which consists of 51 individually sealable cells. The QuantiTray can also be incubated for 24 hours after which the fluorescent cells can be counted and quantified by reference to to a most probable number (MPN) table.

“This study clearly demonstrates that Pseudalert is an effective test which detects P. aeruginosa quickly, enabling users to safeguard against ‘hot-tub rash,’ otherwise known as hot tub folliculitis, and a host of other infections, avoiding illness risk in sensitive populations,” commented Andrew Headland, Senior Business For more information, please Manager, for IDEXX EMEA. “Sample contact results in recreational waters need to be or call 01638 676800

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How clean and hygienic are your facilities? UK gym-goers are not too ‘clean-living’ according to Initial Washroom Hygiene who revealed from a recent gym bag study that 60% of gym bags carry high levels* of bacterial contamination. Swab tests carried out found that more than one in three (35%) bags harboured coliform bacteria on the handle. These bacteria are typical indicators of poor hygiene and, outside the body are predominantly found in faecal matter. Any presence of coliform bacteria carries a significant threat of illness and cross contamination, yet the dirtiest bag within the test contained seven times the acceptable level of coliform counts. Bags made of leather were found to hold more bacteria than those made of canvas or nylon - the spongy surface texture of leather providing the perfect conditions for bacteria to live and grow. With bags designed to be carried and handled by their owners, and research estimating that 80% of all infections are transmitted by hands, thorough washing and hygiene practices are crucial in combatting the spread of bacteria. This is especially true in busy gym environments, which typically have high footfall, multiple touch-points and warm conditions.

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Interestingly, tests also revealed that bags belonging to females were just as likely to have high levels of bacteria as those belonging to males (64% vs. 61% respectively).


Dr Peter Barratt, technical manager, Initial Washroom Hygiene, said: “Gym bags are portable - we take them with us into our homes, places of work, in our cars, and on public transport. If they become contaminated, their potential for accumulating and transferring bacteria and virus particles is significant. Our study demonstrates how relevant the provision of easily accessible hand washing facilities and hand sanitisers is in gyms, to help prevent cross contamination between members. It’s also down to individuals to take responsibility for their own hand hygiene by following correct handwashing guidelines: between 20 and 30 seconds is the recommended time for thorough hand washing. This is one of the tips we give school children because if we can make hand washing and sanitising a habit at an early age, we’ll all be a little better off. As well as keeping yourself fit in the gym, it’s important to remember to stay healthy at the same time.” *‘High levels’ are defined as any sample containing an ATP (adenosine triphosphate) reading of 500 Relative Light Units or above using the Hygiena SystemSure process on either the handle or inside of the bag.

New Cleaning & Hygiene Show to launch in Manchester April 2016 will see the launch of the new Manchester Cleaning Show - a regional spin-off trade event within the Cleaning Show portfolio. The Manchester Cleaning Show has now been officially announced with inaugural dates of 6-7 April 2016 at Event City in Manchester. Many of the major brands from the cleaning industry have already confirmed their support by booking stands including machine manufacturers Kärcher, Nilfisk and Sebo; chemical manufacturers Greyland and Buckeye; window cleaning equipment providers Unger; software providers Innovise, Cleanlink Software and Templa, as well as other major brands including Cromwell Polythene, the Woolsafe Organisation, Morclean, Signature Aromas, Spinaclean and Catsus. Organised by the British Cleaning Council and Quartz Business Media, the event promises to offer great deals on a wide range of products and services for anyone with responsibility for cleaning, hygiene or facilities management. Those interested in attending can register for their free pass now online at

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‘the natural first choice for hotel spa design...’ Outstanding Spa Design, ‘We are as dedicated to your success as you are.’ SPA Creators are the spa and wellness experts for the independent and boutique hotel sector. When choosing SPA Creators you will have 20 years’ experience in delivering award winning spa design. Our team of leading industry’s spa and leisure professionals who will become a virtual resource to your organisation. With a flexible and tailored service, from feasibility and concept design through to detailed design, project implementation and operational setup and beyond. SPA Creators aim to make each project unique managed efficiently within a sound project framework. SPA Creators focus in the development process to build a solid business which is profitable and meets the needs of the operator providing strong returns for its investors.

Melaphone is designed for use in areas where hygiene and security are essential. Melaphone speech panels are specifically designed to allow sterile communication with a high degree of vision and safety. There is no thru-air flow therefore no transmission of germs, contaminants or draughts. The system is also non electrical and requires minimal maintenance Tel 01359 233191

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There is no other fridge/freezer like the unique Adande®. Push a button and incrementally adjust temperatures +15°C to -22°C to suit menu changes during the day and improve your operational gastronomically and

Why not scale up with additional modules, incorporate a blast chiller, choose a worktop or gantry option, or scale down to a Compact unit to fit the tightest space? Convenience and design can save on footprint and maximise efficiency too! A UK innovation winning major industry awards, the insulated container, protected and warranted seals, robust construction and low velocity cooling, make the Adande more reliable and energy efficient than conventional equipment. Extended storage times and precise temperature control ensures top quality food every time.

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