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Agenda announced for Cleaning Excellence Conference & Awards

18 November 2022

WESTERN BUSINESS Media, organiser of the Cleaning Excellence Conference & Awards, has announced the agenda for this year's must-attend conference.

The free-to-attend Cleaning Excellence Conference & Awards takes place at the CBS Arena, Coventry on 7 December 2022. Attendees will enjoy CPD seminars, networking and a day celebrating excellence and innovation in the sector.
The conference programme will feature high-profile speakers delivering informative seminars on the latest innovations, sharing key insights and advice to aid the task of cleaning, maintenance and hygiene.

The full agenda is as follows:
  • 8.30am - 9.30am Registration, Networking and Refreshments
  • 9.30am - 10am Top 7 signs your cleaning tech has found a pest problem

Daniel Cross, Chair of the Marketing Executive,​ Cleaning and Support Services Association (CSSA)

  • 10am - 10.30am Training and apprenticeships in the spotlight

Neil Spencer-Cook, Chief Operating Officer, British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc)

As training, education, enhancing skills and sharing knowledge continues to drive higher standards within the professional cleaning industry, Neil Spencer-Cook discusses the best approaches to help empower the cleaning community.

  • 10.30am - 11am Team and coffee networking break

  • 11am - 11.30am Supporting cleaning industry professionals

TBC, The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners’ (WCEC) 

Charitable Foundation can be viewed as a ‘cradle to grave’ charity. Over the past 10 years, the charity has made grants of almost £300,000 to varied causes.  It supports young people, established cleaning industry professionals, the elderly, infirm and those with disabilities. 

The WCEC foundation supports personal and professional development, by providing educational and self-improvement opportunities. It also supports the Armed Forces, with a focus on those involved in environmental health.

  • 11.30am - 12pm Onboarding in a Digital World 

Stefan Sosnowski – Operations Director, uComply

Find out what’s new in the world of Right to Work with the advent of Digital ID in October. Best practise we’ve seen when onboarding candidates around compliance with employers’ policies, procedures and ensuring a good experience for candidates.

Stefan has an extensive background in change management gained in the banking and software industries.  He has been the Operations Director at uComply since 2012 and is a subject matter expert on Right to Work and onboarding of new employees.

Stefan’s expertise is also regularly sought for training in this area.

  • 12pm - 12.30pm Harnessing the power of sustainable cleaning  

Steve Courtney, Product Specialist at Robert Scott

The pandemic impact has meant that frequent cleaning and disinfecting have never been so critical to keeping commercial and domestic environments hygienically clean and safe. With more organisations looking to reduce their environmental impact, finding products that have the right sustainable credentials and efficacy to kill germs and viruses can be a challenge. 

Join Steve Courtney, Product Specialist at Robert Scott, to find out more about the latest in sustainable product development and chemical-free cleaning systems that are reducing costs and single-use plastic waste as well as cutting carbon emissions.

  • 12.30pm - 1pm The fine fibre cleaning of cellulosic textiles

Paul Pearce, Technical & Training Director of the National Carpet Cleaners Association (NCCA)

Paul teaches carpet and upholstery cleaning along with other industry-specific courses for the NCCA and discusses a course he recently developed on The Fine Fibre cleaning of cellulosic textiles. This has proved popular given the current Designer climate. As an approved instructor with the IICRC for CCT, UFT, RCT, CCMT & HCT, Paul also teaches for WoolSafe in the UK, as well as many private companies. Paul has been President of the NCCA twice, President/Chairman of IICRC & Chairman of the British Cleaning Council and is currently the Chair of Instructors & Schools for IICRC.

  • 1pm - 2pm Lunch and networking

  • 2pm - 2.30pm From space technology to a practical, effective and affordable solution to continually sterilise high-risk areas 

David Mitchell, Head of Business Development & Marketing, OXONOX 

OXONOX technology and invention comes from Dr Tom Frame, an actual rocket scientist. He worked with this new technology, cold plasma, in the manipulation of satellites in space, then into medical space with plasma at the forefront of burns remediation, now into the everyday environment, continuously and effectively protecting people as they move about in areas of high-risk of infection transmission, namely lifts and escalators. 

  • 2.30pm - 3pm Tea and coffee networking break

  • 3pm - 3.30pm How the APPG is supporting the cleaning and hygiene sector 

Jim Melvin, Chair, The British Cleaning Council

The latest updates on the work by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the cleaning and hygiene Industry. 

  • 3.30pm-4pm Cleaning Excellence Awards Ceremony

  • 4pm - 6pm Hill Club Networking Drinks (All delegates welcome)

  • 6pm Close

The day will conclude by revealing the winners of The Cleaning Excellence Awards, which shine a spotlight on the most innovative products, services and individuals. From technological innovations and smart solutions to sustainability and individual commitment, the awards celebrate standards of excellence throughout the professional cleaning and hygiene sector.

The day will culminate with delegates enjoying free networking drinks and play for free on fun money casino tables in the exhibition area. This will be in partnership with the renowned cleaning industry networking organisation The Hill Club

All attendees will receive a CPD certificate.