The Manchester Cleaning Show - 6 and 7 April 2016 - is being staged at the modern Event City venue in Manchester.
The much discussed Northern Powerhouse embodies the same industrial and entrepreneurial spirit that made the north of England into the 'workshop of the world' some 150 years ago, continuing today with major investment around Manchester's airport, city centre, and in the surrounding infrastructure.
Any visitor to Manchester can see that the area is busy and expanding rapidly. There are new and bigger trains on order by all the north west train companies, new road schemes, and plans for a £15 billion transport network that will help make Manchester the hub of the new Northern Powerhouse. And all these investment schemes need cleaning and maintaining.
With what has been described as the 'first serious cleaning show in Manchester for 25 years' on the horizon, can you afford to let it pass you by? Organised by Quartz, the company that organised the Cleaning Show in London last year, and with the support of the cleaning industry's trade bodies, the Manchester Cleaning Show ought to be another resounding success. But only if the industry itself takes part, as either exhibitors or as visitors.
Well known names will be there as exhibitors: Karcher, anti-slip specialists Bonasystems, major northern contract cleaner Floorbrite, Nilfisk, Sebo, Prochem, and Unger, to name but a few. The consensus is that many other major players will visit, no doubt considering their stands for 2018.
One of the most consistent voices galvanised into promoting a separate but associated cleaning show in the north is leading cleaning chemicals manufacturer, Greyland. Located just seven miles east of Manchester city centre, Greyland had long anticipated a northern region event in place of the Midlands show at the NEC. Reflecting the burgeoning growth of the north in general, Greyland in particular has grown year on year (it is now in its 18th year) and has virtually doubled in size since the 2012 move to its new factory.
In line with the renewed, confident north, Greyland has a prominent stand booked close to the show entrance where it looks forward to seeing customers, old and new. “We are expecting many existing distributors from all over northern England, the Midlands, Wales, and maybe some from Scotland and the south of England too”, said Greyland's Richard Dyson.
As well as cleaning chemicals, there will also be some of the latest machines and consumables coming to market, available to view at the show and, as ever, key innovations that can save you time and money.
If you are thinking of taking a stand, Quartz have made it more affordable than ever for you to present to your 'local' market. Contact Vanessa VanSanten-Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let's do our bit as an industry in satisfying the cleaning needs of the Northern Powerhouse, and grow - together!
Photo shows: Richard Dyson receiving Greyland's second Caterbar 'best supplier' award in a row.