With just six months to go until The Cleaning Show opens its doors, the organiser has revealed that virtually all stand space has been reserved, with new companies signing up and existing exhibitors extending their space allocation.
According to the organiser, BCCE Ltd, additional space is currently being negotiated to ensure all companies interested in exhibiting can be accommodated at the event.
Vax Commercial and Selden Research have both significantly increased their stand sizes in the last 30 days, and a number of key industry suppliers and manufacturers – including those from the floor machines sector – have recently reserved space.
“We’re delighted that sales activity continues to increase, as the message about our plans for The Cleaning Show continues to spread,” said Steve Diprose, Quartz Business Media vice president.
“Our plans for the move to London are bearing fruit, and this is creating a lot of interest amongst exhibitors and visitors alike.”
The Cleaning Show 2015 takes place from 10 to 12 March 2015 at London’s ExCel Exhibition Centre. The event is organised by BCCE Ltd, a company jointly owned by the British Cleaning Council (BCC) and Quartz Business Media. The event’s Platinum Sponsor is Mitie.
In addition to heightened activity in the sales office, other plans have also started to take shape. Both the BCC and Mitie will be organising seminars – more soon – and the popular Cleaning Show Innovation Awards are also receiving a revamp for 2015.
“The criteria for entry has been simplified for 2015, encouraging more companies to get involved across more clearly defined category groups,” said Neil Nixon, organiser of the Innovation Awards. “I will soon be inviting an experienced group of cleaning industry experts to join the judging panel, ensuring a fair and professional contest.”
Another recent announcement is the BBC’s Rebate Scheme. Doug Cooke, BCC chairman, explained: “The BCC is looking to its membership to actively promote The Cleaning Show to ensure the success of not only the 2015 event but events long into the future. The BCC recognises that monies it gains from the show should be ploughed back into its membership for the benefit of the industry, but up until now these funds have only been available through a grant system.
“As the bulk of the BCC funds come from The Cleaning Show, the BCC Council has deemed it appropriate to rebate back to its membership 5 percent of the stand space revenue in accordance with certain simple qualifying rules,” he stated.