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NEWS
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Manchester Cleaning Show to Focus on Future of
Cleaning and Wider FM Issues
British Cleaning Council to be joined by BIFM at two-day trade expo
T
he full programme for the second
Manchester
Cleaning
Show, the northern edition of
The Cleaning Show which now alternates annually with Excel in London,
has been announced.
Already set to be bigger than the first
Manchester event in terms of floorspace, visitor registration figures also
suggest it will be busier than in 2016
with over 1,000 people having already
booked an entry ticket which are available free of charge.
The two-day event - being hosted at
Event City in Manchester on April 11th
and 12th 2018 -will be focused on the
future of UK’s cleaning. The FM sector
will also be well represented, with
The British Institute of Facilities
Management (BIFM) set to be exhibiting.
The Manchester Cleaning Show will
commence with an opening address
from Stan Atkins, the Chair of the British
Cleaning Council (BCC), who will be
outlining the key issues which he believes are some of the most pressing for
both the cleaning and wider FM industries.
These include raising professional
standards, improving skills provision,
the need for more robust and fair procurement practices and the impending
recruitment crisis facing the industry.
Stan will also highlight the recent indepth research report which was undertaken by the BCC to get a clearer picture of the size, scale and complexity of
the UK cleaning market.
This will be followed by a kick-off session called Preparing for the Future,
which will be led by the authors of the
BCC’s report, Firedog Research.
Firedog analysts will be presenting the
headline findings from the research,
and sharing some key insights and conclusions about what the data means for
the cleaning sector.
This overarching snapshot of where the
cleaning sector is, and where it is potentially heading, will then be followed a
series of themed sessions from a diverse range of speakers and organisations.
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Health and Safety will be very high on
the agenda, with a presentation from
the Federation of Window Cleaners
(FWC) about the risks of working at
height, together with a series of workshops facilitated by the HSE.
Staffing, recruitment and employee
wellbeing are set to be other key topics,
with presentations from BACHE, BICSc
and CERATA all set to be linked to the
different issues around these topics.
The potential impact of Brexit on employment will also be discussed by Bespoke Cleaning Solutions, while the
consequences of the UK leaving Europe from a more commercial perspective will be explored by contract
cleaning firm Cleanology.
Doing better business, and increasing
productivity, are other areas set to be
discussed through the show’s speaker
programme.
SmartTask will be examining the issue
of improved efficiency, while experts
from the worlds of sales, marketing and
PR will be demonstrating how digital
channels and integrated communications can boost customer engagement
and drive new business.
In the exhibition area leading brands
and manufacturers will be demonstrating their newest products.
Nilfisk, Karcher and Killis will all be promoting the latest advances in their services and equipment, as will firms such
as Floorbrite, Bunzl, SmartTask, Host,
Duplex, Greyland and Prochem.
Dennis Rawlins, Sebo, Vaclensa, Telelog, Templa and UhUb will also be exhibiting at the show, alongside niche
suppliers including Osprey Deepclean,
RPC, Arrow County Supplies, Biova-
tion, GermXit, Moreclean and Cromwell
Polythene.
In addition, Jangro have confirmed that
they will be bringing their popular double decker bus to Manchester, which
was debuted at The Cleaning Show in
London last year.
Suppliers to niche sectors such as
healthcare, retail and leisure, transport,
public buildings and window cleaning
will also be well represented.
Trade and membership associations
will also be in attendance including the
British Institute of Cleaning Science
(BICSc), the British Pest Control Association (BPCA), the Domestic Cleaning
Alliance (DCA), The Association of
Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (AHCP), The British Toilet Association
(BTA), The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers’ Association (CHSA), WAMITAB
and the Association of Building Cleaning Service Providers (ABCD).
The ABCD will also using the event to
announce their public sector Cleaning
Team of the Year Award, sponsored
Denis Rawlins Ltd, which was won last
year by Rochdale Council.
Another major trade association, The
Federation of Window Cleaners (FWC),
will once again be hosting the annual
Window Cleaning Challenge, where the
fastest entrants get the chance to win
£250.
For more details of the Manchester
Cleaning
Show
visit
www.cleaningshow.co.uk/manchester
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