Posted on 30th October 2018
Sanitaire from Bio-Productions helps Guide Dogs for the Blind Charity clean up
Burgess Hill manufacturer, Bio-Productions, is helping the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association clean up after their canine friends.
Earlier this year, the cleaning chemicals company donated Sanitaire absorbent powder to the charity’s regional training school at Redbridge, Ilford in East London to help them shift any doggy dirt.
The Sanitaire powder is specially designed to tackle a variety of accidental spillages, with the ability to absorb up to 200 times its own volume. It is also used for preventing the spread of infection of in hospitals and care homes. Since it was introduced to the Guide Dogs, it has helped trainers fight the perennial problem of unexpected pet deposits on carpets, stairs and floors while they bring trainee pups up to speed.
“You sprinkle the powder and wait for crystals to form,” says Managing Director of Bio-Productions, Angela Gill. “We thought it would be perfect for cleaning up after the guide dogs because you can just sweep away any dirt and not worry about smells or stains.
“We’ve heard that it’s helped trainers and their dogs to focus on what’s important, which is really great to hear. We really admire the work the Associate carries out, and I know our whole team are happy to have made a difference to two other senses – touch and smell!”
Across their training schools, the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association trained 1,486 pups in 2017. The introduction of Sanitaire is expected to save costs, and reduce time spent mopping and cleaning after each session.
Debra Moody, Reception Co-ordinator at Redbridge, said: “Sanitaire has made a big difference to our staff training availability time, making our training here more cost effective and a great deal more pleasant.”
"“I can’t speak highly enough of the BHBPA. As a small local business we feel very much part of a community and thoroughly enjoy the annual exhibition and meetings throughout the year. Over the years we have built fantastic working relationships with many BHBPA members and every meeting and event offers us opportunities to work with more. This is networking at its best! ” "
"As MP for Mid Sussex I believe passionately in the importance of a vibrant local business community in order to create and sustain fantastic opportunities that enable people to meet their responsibilities, prosper and fulfil their potential. I am committed to collaborating with BHBPA and others to be an effective collective voice for Burgess Hill."
"“We have been members of BHBPA from its inception, and seen the organisation steadily grow and expand into the dynamic entity it is today, bringing positive benefits to all its members.""
"This association was started with a lot of effort from a few local businessmen and has proved to be a very powerful and useful tool for our business. The BHBPA has influence at the top level; when action is needed, the BHBPA gets it done. We are kept in touch with all that is happening on our doorstep and will often act because of what is published in the weekly emails / newsletters."