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Manchester Cleaning Show – Conference Programme Announced

The GoJo Purell Solution
13 February 2020 | Updated 14 February 2020

Organisers at the Manchester Cleaning Show 2020 have unveiled a free conference programme – one of the main attractions at the Event City show 25-26 March.

A number of industry figures will be speaking, including Dominic Ponniah, CEO and co-founder of Cleanology and Lorcan Mekitarian, General Manager of Berry BPI recycled products and new chairman of the Cleaning and Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA).

The programme has been designed to feature topics identified by visitors to The Cleaning Show (London 2019) as being of high interest to people working in the sector.

The event is organised by the British Cleaning Council and Quartz Business Media.


“This year’s conference programme is the best we’ve ever offered and it is free for all delegates at the Manchester Cleaning Show."

 – Neil Nixon

Conference Director

Business issues


Sustainability, health & safety and business issues such as how to deal with cybercrime are themes that are all strongly represented in the new conference programme. “The programme has been redesigned to be as relevant, interesting and enlightening as possible for anyone working in the cleaning industry,” continued Neil Nixon.

Paul Thrupp, of the British Cleaning Council, added: “We've had lots of pre-event registrations. The launch of this year’s incredibly strong speaker programme is sure to attract even more interest, especially as the seminar programme is entirely free to attend."


The full conference programme:


Wednesday 25 March


11:30am-12:00pm: Research Report – Cleanliness at Work, featuring Dominic Ponniah, CEO and co-founder, Cleanology.

12:00pm-12:30pm: Single use plastics – What it Means to the cleaning industry, featuring Lorcan Mekitarian, General Manager, Berry BPI recycled products and chairman of the CHSA.

12:30pm-1:00pm: Growing a Business in a Competitive Market, featuring Nik Wyers, Joint Managing Director, The Floorbrite Group.

2:00pm - 2:30pm: Emerging Cyber Threats and Exposures – Top Tips to Keep Your Business Safe Online, featuring Adam Marks, Cyber Underwriter, Hiscox.

2:30-3:00pm: How Salt and Water are Creating a Cleaning Revolution – featuring Steve Courtney, Business Development Manager, Toucan Eco


Thursday 26 March


11:30am-12:00pm: A Change in Philosophy – The Benefits of Hiring Your Industrial Cleaning Equipment – with Martin Doran, General Manager, Astley Hire Ltd and Leigh Mason, Business Development Director, Briggs Equipment.

12:00pm-12:30pm: How a Good Marketing Strategy Can Help Grow Your Business – with Suzanne Howe, Director, Suzanne Howe Communications and Neil Nixon, Editor, Cleaning and Maintenance Magazine.  

12:30pm-1:00pm: The Importance of Practical Training and Assessment – with Neil Spencer-Cook, Chief Operating Officer, BICSc, and Michelle Iland, Marketing and Events Executive, BICSc.

2:00pmpm-2:30pm: A Cleaning Contractor’s Guide to Workforce Tech – The Employee Lifecycle From Onboarding to Payroll, with Christian Berenger, MD, Ezitracker Workforce Management Technology.

2:30pm-3:00pm: From Niche to Norm – The Case for Sustainable Cleaning – with Paul Twiss, Marketing Director, InnuScience

3:00pm-3.30pm: Occupational Skin Disorders - Are You Aware of the Risks?  – with Nick Foort, Technical Sales Specialist, Arco.

People can register for free to attend the Manchester Cleaning Show. So far, over 1,100 delegates have already registered for this year’s event.


To register – Click Here


GoJo Goes Too


Skin and surface hygiene specialist, GoJo Industries-Europe will be one of the many exhibiting companies at the Manchester Cleaning Show - on Stand J04.

GoJo will be presenting their new Purell Solution as well as the rest of the company's wide product range.

Purell Solution is a hardworking hand hygiene system, which offers a solution to help fight the spread of germs in facilities across a variety of industries yet it is a brand-new type of ‘healthy soap’ that works harder to remove dirt and bacteria from the skin.


Picture: The GoJo Purell Solution.

Article written by Brian Shillibeer | Published 13 February 2020


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