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Visitor numbers exceed expectations at Manchester Cleaning Show

15 April 2016

Organisers Quartz and the British Cleaning Council (BCC) have said they were ‘blown away’ by the crowds at the inaugural Manchester Cleaning Show.

Attendance at the event, which took place on 6th and 7th April at Event City in Manchester, was confirmed at just under 2,500, which is many more than originally anticipated for the regional trade show on its first outing.

The national media took a lot of interest in the event, and BBC Breakfast presenter, Steph McGovern, did her live business slot from the floor of the show on the first day, which included an interview with BCC Chairman Simon Hollingbery.

Exhibitors praised the quality of the visitors, saying their sales staff had been kept extremely busy over both days. Senior buyers from most of the major contract cleaning companies had travelled to Manchester and a lot of business was done right from the stands.

Craig McKay, sales and marketing director at Karcher UK, said: “It’s been a fantastic show, attracting a number of high quality visitors to a great location. We’re now looking forward to the London show in March next year.”

In addition to the exhibits, the BCC ran a seminar programme over the two days which attracted large crowds, and generated a lot of interest.

Event organisers have confirmed that the success of the Manchester Cleaning Show means it will now become a regular feature in the cleaning industry calendar and is returning to Event City in April 2018.