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Manchester Cleaning Show ‘exceeds expectations’

Published 15th January, 2018 by Neil Nixon

Manchester Cleaning Show ‘exceeds expectations’

Further details of the second Manchester Cleaning Show, the northern edition of The Cleaning Show which now alternates annually with the event at Excel in London, have been revealed by co-owners of the show, the British Cleaning Council.

Over the two-day event - being hosted at Event City in Manchester on 11 and 12 April - the BCC is already anticipating more visitors than the 2300 which attended the first Manchester Cleaning Show in 2016.

Demand for exhibition space is also far higher than at the inaugural event, and organisers have already increased capacity by 25% to accommodate demand from both previous and new trade exhibitors.

A full two-day seminar programme has now been finalised and will be largely built around a theme looking at the challenges and opportunities facing the UK’s cleaning, hygiene and waste management industries over the next five years. This will include discussing key issues such as Brexit, the growing skills gap, professional standards and career progression, health and safety at work, and increasing automation within the sector. Senior representatives drawn from both private and public sector organisations will participate take in the seminar including Sophie Ferriggi from Bespoke Cleaning Solutions, Dominic Ponniah of Cleanology, Tracy Hamilton from the Health & Safety Executive, and Paul Ridden from Smart Task. British Cleaning Council members, including the Federation of Window Cleaners and the British Institute of Cleaning Science, will also be presenting.

In addition, experts from Firedog Research - which recently conducted the most in-depth analysis seen in recent years into the size, value and future direction of the UK’s cleaning, hygiene and waste management industries - will be sharing insights into the future of the sector based on its research findings.

Stan Atkins, chair of the British Cleaning Council, said: “In 2016 we brought The Cleaning Show to the north for the first time and we were genuinely overwhelmed by the enthusiastic support it received from both exhibitors and visitors. We also saw Steph McGovern from BBC Breakfast’s business team broadcast live from the show on the first morning, demonstrating the significance of cleaning to the UK economy. The fact that we’ve had to increase the size of the exhibition by 25% to meet demand, together with the high number of visitor registrations we’ve already seen, indicates that April’s show will be far bigger and busier than we initially anticipated. If you want to guarantee securing a stand, or want to ensure you get ticket, I’d suggest you do it sooner rather than later based on the interest we’ve had so far.”

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