The British Cleaning Council Exhibitions (BCCE) Board has announced that the Manchester Cleaning Show will run as planned, at Event City in Manchester from 14-15 October 2020.
During a board meeting of BCCE last week, board members unanimously agreed on its go-ahead – the first FM industry event to take place after lockdown.
A statement from the board said: “Following the UK Government’s announcement that trade shows can re-start on 1st October, we are ready to host a safe and quality event experience for all event attendees.
The Manchester Cleaning Show is an important milestone for the cleaning and hygiene industry. As an industry, we have had a vital role to play in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. The industry has demonstrated resilience, adaptability, and innovation, and it’s now really important that we come together to demonstrate a show of strength. To not only showcase the solutions that can help keep facilities safe well into the future but to demonstrate to the wider business community that business can be done in a safe and productive way, by following enhanced hygiene measures.
“This will be the first opportunity that our industry has had to meet in person for many months, and we are creating a productive and supportive environment. Conference content will address the future of the industry and discuss many of the challenges facing businesses right now. Attendees will find plenty of products that can enhance their cleaning regimes.”
Event City as a venue is reopening in line with the government-approved measures detailed in the All Secure Standard and has been accredited by Visit Britain as ‘good to go’.
The BCCE board invites all within the industry to support the industry’s event and to show the UK that business can take place when a clean environment is at its core.
Members of the BCCE Board:
- John Oliver, chair, British Cleaning Council Exhibitions
- Paul Thrupp, chairman, British Cleaning Council
- Stan Atkins, group CEO, British Institute of Cleaning Science
- Deborah Bland, global marketing manager BSC and Retail, Diversey
- Darren Marston, executive chairman, Industrial Cleaning Equipment Ltd
- Paul Michael, vice-president, Quartz Business Media
- Steve Diprose, CEO, Quartz Business Media
- Tony Crinion, managing director, Quartz Business Media
- Stuart Dacre, event director, Quartz Business Media