The Cleaning Show 2011 - 'an outstanding event'
Anybody that had concerns that the current economic climate
might damage the quality of attendees at The Cleaning Show
2011 needn't have worried - the event closed its doors on
Thursday 3rd March following three vibrant days which both
exhibitors and visitors described
The official number of visitors attending this year's event
is 7652, with the vast majority being in a
position to purchase or specify equipment and services.
Martin Scott, exhibition sales director, said:
"The Cleaning Show 2011 exceeded all our expectations, and
was a clear demonstration that the UK cleaning industry
continues to thrive despite tough economic times. As
organisers we were struck by the quality of the exhibits and
the amount of genuine innovation on show.
From our exit survey, it appears that visitors were
similarly impressed. We welcomed almost 90 new
exhibiting companies to this year's event - I look forward
to seeing them all again in 2013."
Mark Woodhead, chairman of the British Cleaning Council,
said: "The Cleaning Show was a huge success from the BCC's
perspective. Throughout the course of the three days I was
able to meet numerous decision-makers and influential people
from a variety of industries and countries, as the show once
again displayed that its appeal spans continents and
I particularly liked the new innovations for the show,
particularly the Green Zone and the improved
Innovation Awards, which demonstrated our industry's
appetite to engage with issues of sustainability and social
responsibility, both of which will be explored again at our
own Cleaning Conference in October. I would like
to pass on my congratulations to Quartz for another
successful show from all of the BCC's members, and look
forward to seeing everyone again in two years time."
Exhibitors, too, were full of praise for the event. Lyndsay
Taylor from first-time exhibitor New Zealand
Pump Company, said: "It was the first time exhibiting for us
at The Cleaning Show and the response that we had was
phenomenal. It ranks among the top five shows that we have
exhibited at across the globe. We would also like to thank
the event staff for making the booking
process easy and hassle-free. Now the hard work
begins with following up the leads."
Other new initiatives that proved particularly successful
were the Priority Pass Scheme, which enabled
visitors to prepare their badges in advance on-line, and the
VIP Visitor Programme, sponsored by ICE.
The organisers of The Cleaning Show 2011 rewarded innovation
with an expanded and enhanced awards programme at this
year's event. Neil Nixon, chair of the judging panel and
editor of C&M, said: "Judging the expanded scheme was a
tougher task than ever before, but extremely rewarding. I am
very grateful to my fellow judges - Bob Vincent, Paul Thrupp,
John Stinton, Maureen Marden and Michael Poulter - for
their diligent work, enabling us to physically judge almost
50 products during the first day of the show.
Competition was fierce, and we had some excellent winners.
Thanks to all
the exhibitors that took part, submitting 100 products and
services for the consideration of the judges."
Congratulations to this year's winners:
Carpet & upholstery cleaning products/services: Chemspec
Europe - DFC 105.
Chemicals and dosing systems: GLORIA - Foam Master.
Eco/green products: Centrego - Toucan Eco.
Floor cleaning machines (indoors): ICE Cleanfix - Robo 40.
Floor cleaning machine (outdoors): Gumclear - CCR3000.
Food hygiene products/services: Bio-Based Europe - Hard
Healthcare products/services: Chemspec Europe - Infection
Pressure washers/graffiti removal products/services;Bio-Based
Europe - Graffiti Remover.
Retail cleaning products/services: Prodifa - Aluminium
Washroom products/services: Cannon Hygiene - Activap.
Software and management systems: OGL - ProfIT Plus Business
Window cleaning products/services: Aqua-Dapter - Flow
OVERALL WINNER: Aqua-Dapter - Flow Controller.
Window Cleaning Competition led by Terry Turbo Burrows
proved as popular as ever; and Debbie
another 1.50 seconds off her
original Guinness Record.
The competition winners are as follows:
12.91 seconds -Glen
14.45 seconds -Peter
14.59 seconds -David
Wednesday 2nd march
14.92 seconds -Trevor
15.48 seconds -Stephen
Thursday 3rd march
Second - 15.61 seconds-
The Cleaning Show 2013 will be staged at the NEC, Birmingham
from 19 to 21March 2013. The event
will co-locate with the highly successful IMHX exhibition,
ensuring the crossover of visitors from the
materials handling and warehousing event.
The Cleaning Show is organised every two years on behalf of
industry by BCCE Ltd, a company jointly owned by the British
Cleaning Council and Quartz Publishing
& Exhibitions Ltd, publisher of C&M.
For further details on The Cleaning Show please contact
Martin Scott on:
Tel: 01895 454438 Email:
The Cleaning Show is sponsored by all member associations of
the British Cleaning Council.
The Media Sponsor of the events is
Cleaning & Maintenance magazine (C&M).
2011 Winners; Dave & Debbie Morris Left - Trevor Perry
Centre & Glen Bailey Right