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Manchester Cleaning Show to be First Major Trade Exhibition in Manchester Post-Lockdown

Manchester Cleaning Show to be First Major Trade Exhibition in Manchester Post-Lockdown
23 July 2020

The show’s organisers announced the exhibition will take place on 14-15 October 2020, after the government gave the go-ahead for business-to-business events to reopen from 1 October.

The Manchester Cleaning Show is set to be the first major trade exhibition to take place in the city post-lockdown.


“It’s time for the cleaning industry to come together and demonstrate that through effective cleaning and hygiene practices, the business community can get back to business”.

–Paul Thrupp

Chair, British Cleaning Council


The Cleaning Sector’s Role in Tackling Coronavirus


The show, which is free and takes place at Event City in Greater Manchester, will showcase the role the cleaning sector has played in tackling coronavirus and highlight how the industry can continue to support the economy to reopen safely.

Usually attracting over 2,000 visitors, the show features national and international exhibitors, an conference programme of talks, and a chance to connect with industry colleagues.

It was originally due to take place on 25 - 26 March this year but was forced to postpone.

All existing bookings, content and visitor registrations remain in place and will be transferred automatically to the new dates.


Additional Safety Measures


Extensive measures are planned to ensure the event remains a safe and quality event experience for all attendees. They include:


  • An innovative registration process to eliminate human contact
  • Scheduled times for exhibitors to set up their stands
  • Hand sanitiser stations throughout the exhibition
  • A one-way system around the exhibition
  • Face masks to be available for all (dependent on government guidelines)
  • A mobile app where attendees can scan badges to swap digital business cards


Paul Thrupp, Chairman of show co-producers the British Cleaning Council, commented: “The Manchester Cleaning Show will be an important place to be this October. Through challenging times, the cleaning industry has been resilient and innovative.

“We have much to discuss, much to share, and much to showcase. And we must say thank you to those suppliers and cleaning operatives who have played a critical role in keeping our communities safe.

“Only through a physical show will this be possible. It’s time for the cleaning industry to come together and demonstrate that through effective cleaning and hygiene practices, the business community can get back to business”.

Quartz Business Media also produces the Manchester Cleaning Show. Stuart Dacre, Event Director at Quartz added: “We’re so disappointed that we had to postpone the Manchester Cleaning Show, precisely at the moment when the UK’s cleaning industry was being pushed to the forefront of a national crisis. 

“But following the government’s decision to give a ‘go date’ for business-to-business events to re-start, and after much discussion with the British Cleaning Council and our partners, we are hugely excited to stage the event in October.

Picture: An image from 2019’s Manchester Cleaning Show, showing the exhibition hall

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 23 July 2020


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