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Final speaker confirmed for BCC Conference

Published 13th September, 2010 by Neil Nixon

Final speaker confirmed for BCC Conference

The final speaker for the British Cleaning Conference, taking place on 5 October at London’s CBI Centre, has now been confirmed. Will Butler- Adams, CEO of Brompton Bicycle’s Ltd, will be speaking about the advantages of manufacturing domestically and the benefits of sourcing products from British-based companies during challenging economic times.

The company, which turns out 100 precision-crafted bicycles a day from its factory in Kew, west London, sources all its materials and manpower domestically. It sells bikes in 27 overseas markets, as well as servicing the needs of the 200,000 dedicated Brompton customers already on the road.

Mark Woodhead, chairman of the British Cleaning Council, said: “We are delighted that Mr. Butler-Adams has agreed to speak at the Cleaning Conference. Brompton is the last major manufacturer making bikes in London and the company is a true British success story. I am sure the delegates on the day will be very keen to hear his advice on the advantages to be derived from choosing British manufacturing, as there is a wealth of knowledge that can be transferred between our industries.”

Butler-Adams, whose background is in engineering, took over as managing director of Brompton's in 2008. He has overseen the expansion of the business by 25% a year as it constantly refines and augments its product. It currently exports approximately 70% of its bikes to international markets, and is well-placed to continue to grow as a key player in the urban cycling renaissance.

Limited tickets remain available for the BCC Conference: visit for further details.

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