The history of vacuum cleaners in the UK dates back to the early 1900s. Hubert Cecil Booth started the first vacuum cleaner company in the UK, known as the British Vacuum Cleaner Company. It wasn't long however before William Henry Hoover, who had already experienced success with his vacuum cleaners in America, made headway in the vacuum cleaners market in the UK and overtook Booth.
When it comes to vacuuming small or awkward areas quickly and conveniently, there's nothing quite like a hand held vacuum. A cordless hand held vacuum cleaner knows no boundaries and with an endless list of uses, once you buy a hand held vacuum, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.
When you buy a compact vacuum cleaner it's important to think about every possible feature because when space is of the essence, the small details really do count. The best compact vacuum cleaners will come with most (if not all) of the following features.