Photo shows a water sample being poured into the test vial

Test kits to speed up bacteria detection

A simple testing kit is helping to speed up the application of water treatment solutions by detecting the different types of bacteria present in water pipelines and wells. By collecting a small water sample in a special testing vial, Biological Activity Reaction Test (BART) kits can identify the growth of iron-related bacteria, sulfate-reducing bacteria or …

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Looking for that lightbulb moment

Neil Grundon, deputy chairman of Grundon Waste Management, calls for British manufacturers to lead a switch to minimum recycled content in lighting At the risk of making a very obvious pun (there will undoubtedly be more to come), I would like to shine a spotlight on recycling within the lighting sector. I’m seeing plenty of …

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Wimpy Slough Dark Kitchen Franchisees Del Ghosal (l) and Herjit Ghosal

Wimpy opens a ‘dark kitchen’ in Slough

Wimpy has come back to Slough – opening a ‘dark kitchen’ which only provides meals via home delivery. Strictly off limits to the general public, the Wimpy is being run by joint franchisees, father and son Herjit and Del Ghosal. The new operation offers meals available to order via home delivery apps Just Eat, Uber …

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Grundon shines with Gold RoSPA Award

Grundon Waste Management has won a prestigious Gold Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for Health and Safety Excellence. It follows on from the Silver won last year, achieved at the first time of entering. The internationally-recognised award means Grundon is now seen as a world leader in health and …

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Burger boss invests £150k in new-look restaurants

Essex-based entrepreneur Raj Bhangal has invested more than £150,000 in a major refurbishment programme for his two Wimpy restaurants in Colchester, and Kings Lynn in Norfolk. The move underlines franchisee Raj’s faith and commitment to the much-loved Wimpy brand, especially at such a difficult time for the hospitality industry. Wimpy Colchester, which continued to serve …

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Wimpy nominated for major franchising award

Food chain Wimpy has been shortlisted in the Business Transformation category at the bfa HSBC British Franchise Awards, to be held at the Vox, Birmingham, on November 30. Wimpy is a much-loved burger brand on the British high street. Its table service offering sets it apart from the competition, with all meals and drinks served …

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Partnership approach to borehole cleaning delivers clear results

When a large water utility company identified iron bacteria problems with three of its boreholes, it asked two borehole specialists to remediate the issue. Working together, borehole maintenance specialist Drilcorp and treatment experts Geoquip Water Solutions came up with a two-pronged approach involving physical and chemical treatment to deliver exactly what was required to solve …

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Celebrations as Wimpy returns to Orpington High Street

Wimpy has returned to Orpington High Street after a gap of more than 35 years. The much-loved British brand was lost to the town in 1983 when the previous Wimpy closed down, but franchisees Nico and Florenc Sokoli believe the time was right for its return. The new business, which will be open seven days …

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Spice Application Systems teams up with Straight PR

Oxfordshire-based Spice Application Systems, a leader in the use of electrostatics to apply flavourings and coatings to food products, has chosen to work with Straight PR. The company, founded by Peter King, has a worldwide client base and is recognised for its innovative use of technology, which delivers major savings for food manufacturers, ensures less …

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