Brushware’s Most Read Web Articles for 2022

Faux Kolinsky® by Dynasty® from FM Brush was one of the many watercolor brush lines presented in the Best Watercolor Brushes of 2022 article

In a year full of ups and downs for the brush industry, it was a little surprising to see that the “Best Watercolor Brushes for 2022” post was the most popular on our website, but that just goes to show how important brush products are to consumers worldwide. While the controversy surrounding Interbrush certainly brought more readers to the site, it’s great to see that many positive articles were also highly ranked by our readers. Thank you to all of our loyal readers for your continued support in 2022! We are happy to report that we continue to see remarkable growth in readership for our website, e-newsletter and digital magazine. That is all made possible by the dedication and loyalty from the overall brush industry community. To celebrate the continued momentum, please enjoy our top-performing news articles from for 2022.

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Hillbrush Recognized at Cleaning Awards for Sustainability

Hillbrush’s commitment to sustainability was recognized last week when the company secured “Highly Commended” in the Sustainable Company of the Year category at the prestigious Cleaning Excellence Conference and Awards. Planet Mark certificated since 2019, Hillbrush, the UK’s largest manufacturer of brushes and specialist cleaning tools, has made significant strides to implement and improve its carbon footprint across all areas of its business, from procurement to manufacture and delivery.

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Hillbrush Becomes Official Member of Made in Britain

Hillbrush, the U.K.’s longest-established and largest independent manufacturer of traditional brushes and specialist cleaning tools is now an official member of Made in Britain. Membership of the Made in Britain organization allows Hillbrush to use the Made in Britain registered mark on all its products, packaging and marketing materials.

Hillbrush manufactures more than 2,000 brushes and cleaning tools from its U.K. manufacturing site in Wiltshire. Supplied to more than 90 countries worldwide, Hillbrush’s comprehensive range includes commercial brushes and ancillary items, suitable for janitorial, council and commercial cleaning applications. Hillbrush’s traditional range includes broom heads, broom handles, hand brushes, and guttering cleaning tools, aimed largely at the agricultural and construction sectors.

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Hillbrush Centenary Celebration Continues With New Warehouse

Andy Coward, Philip Coward, Andrew Murrison MP, Charlie Coward (L to R)

Hillbrush, the U.K.’s largest manufacturer of brushes and specialist cleaning tools has rounded off a year of centenary celebrations with the official opening of a new warehouse and planting of a commemorative tree at Wiltshire headquarters. The new environmentally friendly “Centenary Warehouse” was declared officially open by Rt Hon Dr Andrew Murrison, MP for Southwest Wiltshire, at a special reception held on Friday, November 18, 2022, for Hillbrush customers and suppliers. The celebratory event offered a hog roast, tours of the brush manufacturing facility and a chance to network with colleagues in the brush making industry.

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FEIBP Congress 2022: Sustainability

Andrew Griffiths, Planet Mark
Director of Community and Partnerships

62nd FEIBP Congress Focuses on Sustainability and Current Global Challenges

Story and Photos by Katharina Goldbeck-Hörz

It was a warm welcome in Prague for the 2022 FEIBP Congress, held September 21-24, 2022. After three years, it was finallyy possible to see each other in person and FEIBP President Andrew McIlroy and Fons Ceelaert gave a warm welcome to the guests and participants of the Congress of European Brushware Manufacturers in the Golden City. Friends from the ABMA and new members of the European Brushware Association, among others from Denmark and Sri Lanka, were warmly welcomed.

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Brushware Inflation Series: Brush Industry Impact Part I


Manufacturer Perspective: Industry Leaders On The Impact of Inflation and Supply Chain Challenges

By Bob Lawrence

With the days dwindling down toward the new year amid the highest worldwide inflation rates in decades, and with the likes of Steve Forbes and Elon Musk predicting a recession, Brushware sought input from European and North American manufacturers, suppliers and machinery companies to learn how they are dealing with inflation, its impact, root causes and opinions on solutions to curtail it.

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Hillbrush Announces CSHA Accreditation

Hillbrush has passed the stringent auditing process and secured admission to the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers’ Association (CHSA) Accreditation Scheme for Manufacturers. Admission to the CHSA highlights Hillbrush’s commitment to maintaining standards and ethical trading as outlined in its rigorous Code of Practice as Charlie Coward, Managing Director at Hillbrush explains:

“We are delighted to have passed the audit and secured membership in the CHSA Accreditation Scheme. Membership signals our commitment to quality, ensuring that our customers can be certain it runs through our products and our business.”

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Visit Hillbrush Wins Taste of the West Award for Its Local Sourcing

Hillbrush, the UK’s largest and longest established manufacturer of brushes and specialist cleaning tools has secured a prestigious Taste of the West Hospitality and Retail Award for Visit Hillbrush, the company’s restaurant and brush museum at Mere, Wiltshire. Visit Hillbrush was awarded Gold — the top accolade — for its commitment to local sourcing and communication to customers about local sourcing, following an incognito visit by Taste of the West judges in May.

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