The Cleaning Show Adds More Sparkle In 2019

The Cleaning Show Adds More Sparkle In 2019

The Cleaning Show, the UK’s biggest cleaning, hygiene and waste management exhibition, is set to be bigger and better than ever before in 2019.

The three-day event at London’s ExCeL on 19-21 March 2019, is set to be packed with exhibitors from around the world, leading industry experts and thousands of visitors who are involved in the cleaning, waste management and FM sectors.

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Some of the highlights and themes this year include:

Greener Cleaning

Sustainability will be high on the agenda throughout this year’s Cleaning Show which is reflected by the Show’s keynote speaker, the USA’s 'Green Cleaning Guru' Steven Ashkin.

Steve is Executive Director of the Green Cleaning Network and co-founder of the Green Cleaning University (GCU), an intensive professional development programme for American cleaning operatives who want to specialise in green and eco-friendly solutions.


He will officially open the show at 11.00am on March 19th and his presentation is at 2.00pm on March 20th.

The Cleaning Show will also be featuring The Green Zone, a space offering advice and solutions to those looking to reduce their environmental impact and offer more sustainable services.

A special Resource Management exhibition area, which will focus on waste management and recycling, is another new feature.

The Carpet Cleaning Village

In recognition of the massive contribution carpet cleaning makes to the wider cleaning industry, the 2019 Cleaning Show will feature for the first time a Carpet Cleaning Village dedicated to the sector.

The space is being designed for anyone connected to the carpet cleaning industry and will give them the chance to try out the latest products, attend workshops and meet with fellow carpet cleaners and carpet cleaner equipment providers.

The National Carpet Cleaning Association (NCCA) will also be present in the Carpet Cleaning Village and will be on hand to answer any questions you have about this growing industry sector.

The Window Cleaning World Cup

Similar to the carpet cleaners, the window cleaning industry will this year have its own ‘village’ that will focus on every aspect of the window cleaning trade. Facilitated by BCC member the Federation of Window Cleaners (FWC), this space will also be host to the first ever Window Cleaning World Cup.

Sponsored by Unger, and adjudicated by the FWC, window cleaners from around the world have been invited to enter and they’ll get the chance to win the first ever international window cleaning contest (and a prize of £1,000).


The FWC hopes that by attracting more global participants that someone may finally come close to beating Terry ‘Turbo’ Burrows 10-year world record of 9.14 seconds. In addition, organisers are looking to encourage more women cleaners to take part, highlighting that Deborah Morris’ record time of 16.28 seconds has now stood for over eight years.

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Seminars, Speeches And Discussions

As in previous years there’s a packed speaker programme which will cover issues that impact on every aspect of the cleaning, waste management and FM sectors, together with niche industry topics.

The Living Wage, Brexit, recruitment, apprenticeships, automation and taking a more sustainable approach to commercial cleaning will all be covered, as will subjects like dealing with food waste, hygiene in healthcare settings, surface contamination and food poisoning. There will also be a special panel discussion on FM and Estates Management, and a session on reputation management in a crisis.

Keynote speakers include Sebastian Bachelier from the Living Wage Foundation, Dr Terry Tudor, Senior Lecturer in Waste Management from Northampton University, and Keith Redway, Emeritus Fellow at the University of Westminster, Dr Andrew Kemp from The Pointers Institute, and Peter Gowers, BICSc’s Head of International Business.

Presentations will also be given by Dominic Ponniah, Chief Executive of Cleanology, James Marston, Learning and Development Manager for BICSc, and Syed Ahmed of Savortex (previous star of BBC’s The Apprentice).

Suzanne Howe from Suzanne Howe Communications, and the BCC’s communications lead consultant Richard Bond from SKV Communications, will also be speaking.

In addition, there will be The Cleaning Show Clinic, a drop-in space featuring a wide range of experts and consultants, including the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), who will be on hand to present short sessions and give practical one-to-one advice on a number of different issues including health & safety, recruitment and social media.

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