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2017 Cleaning Show goes from strength to strength in London

23 March 2017

The Cleaning Show 2017 saw 5,767 professional trade attendees including the great and the good from the cleaning and hygiene sector over three days ExCeL London, 14-16 March.

This was a 5% increase on the previous Cleaning Show held in London in 2015 and the number of international visitors travelling from overseas raised 9%.

The exhibitors praised organisers for the high quality of visitors with show statistics showing that 17% of attendees had an annual budget of over £1 million to spend on cleaning equipment and services.

Thomas Stuecken, chairman of OspreyDeepclean Ltd commented “Another excellent show with increased visitor numbers and, most importantly, key decision makers. We also noted a steady flow of international visitors. We’ve already rebooked for 2019.”

Highlights included the free-to-attend seminar programme, which attracted over 1,000 visitors who gained expert advice on health and safety, growing your business and an insight into the future and the new frontier of robotics.

Speakers included numerous industry experts and advisors from HSE, as well as popular sessions on How to Grow your Business and the Future of FM, chaired by PFM magazine editor Dennis Flower.

Karen Nicolson, marketing manager of Nilfisk UK explained “We had an excellent show and there was a real buzz around the hall with good attendance from all market sectors - a great forum for doing business.

"It is clear that the cleaning industry is progressive, and responsive to market conditions and trends as contractors and clients seek intelligent cleaning solutions to improve productivity and lower the cost of cleaning. Relevant and engaging, the seminar programme and show overall captured the mood and satisfied the industry’s demands.”

The Window Cleaning Challenge was as always very popular, with over 30 contestants taking on Terry ‘Turbo’ Burrows, however Terry’s Guinness World Record still remains unbeaten.

Winners on the day Steve Fox, Glenn Bailey and John McClean each walked away with £250 cash with 14.02 seconds, 14.63 seconds and 16.39 seconds respectively.

Terry even attempted to break his own record, but wasn’t able to get under the 9.14 seconds he set in Blackpool in 2009.

Matt Hodgkins, general manager of Unger UK and sponsors of the Window Cleaning Challenge said “The London Cleaning Show at ExCel was a great success and provided the opportunity to meet a wide range of customers from across the industry, as well as end users.

"It was a huge success for Unger, where we showcased and launched new Unger products."

He continued “We were honoured and delighted that Stingray was awarded the Cleaning Show Innovation Award - Window Cleaning Category. This is a testament to the team who developed this revolutionary tool to help cleaning professionals clean indoor glass faster and better.”

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