The London Cleaning Show opens this week at the Excel in London and it’s a very special exhibition for the BCC who are celebrating their 35th anniversary.
The Council, who are the show’s joint organisers along with Quartz, say this will be the biggest show yet and are looking forward to marking the occasion with a larger exhibition stand than normal, and even a birthday cake!
The Cleaning Show is the UK’s biggest cleaning trade expo and conference and is expected to attract over 5,000 visitors, with top industry speakers from both the private and public sector also in attendance.
Council Chairman, Simon Hollingbery, said: “The Cleaning Show is much more than a trade exhibition, it is a meeting of the industry. There is a lot of networking and business is done, but it also offers the opportunity for people to learn new things and be inspired. This year’s seminar programme will tackle some of the most important issues of our time: immigration, health & safety, Brexit, technology, and will have some real industry experts on hand to share their knowledge.”
The UK contract and commercial cleaning sector, which supports over 15,000 firms and employs over 700,000 people, will get the chance to see the next generation of robotic cleaning machines and other breakthrough ‘autonomous’ technology in action.
One of the stars of this year’s show will be the latest version of the Robo 2 scrubber-dryer robot. Robo 2, developed by UK industrial cleaning equipment specialist ICE, is an autonomous industrial cleaning unit which can wash, scrub and dry 1,000 sqm of flooring every hour without the need for human supervision.
But one popular annual feature of The Cleaning Show which will be definitely remain human-driven for the foreseeable future is the Guinness World Record Window Cleaning Challenge, run in partnership with the Federation of Window Cleaners. Romford’s Terry ‘Turbo’ Burrows, officially still the world’s fastest window cleaner for over 21 years, will be at The Cleaning Show to see if anyone can beat his world record time, set in Blackpool in 2009, where he cleaned three 1.143m high windows (and wiped the sill) in an incredible 9.14 seconds.
The BCC and their members will be on stand B30 and happy to answer any questions attendees may have.