Commercial cleaning trade show to highlight sustainability issues

As the commercial cleaning sector seemingly advances in its use of green equipment, The Cleaning Show (Excel, London 19-21 March 2019), one of Europe’s biggest trade events dedicated to the sector, looks set to feature much in the way of exhibitors and content reflective of this trend.

There will be manufacturers and suppliers exhibiting who specialise in sustainable cleaning products and services. One of these is Greenspeed, the Dutch global cleaning business which has developed an extensive portfolio of environmentally friendly cleaning chemicals and equipment.

Greenspeed’s CEO, Michel de Bruin, said of The Cleaning Show: “The UK’s commercial cleaning sector is increasingly embracing green equipment and chemicals in response to both changing customer demands and legal compliance.

“As one of the world’s most sustainable professional cleaning brands it therefore makes sense for us to bring the Greenspeed name, and our range of innovative and eco-friendly products, to The Cleaning Show.

“We are greatly looking forward to meeting with existing and potential clients, national industry associations and other organisations and explain how we can deliver high-performance cleaning in a sustainable way. We will also take the opportunity to share with them our vision of a holistic ‘circular cleaning’ economy which is unique to Greenspeed.”

Another exhibitor will be Trafalgar Cleaning, a major retailer of interior and public realm cleaning equipment who will be demonstrating their range of new electric vehicles.

The Cleaning Show will also be featuring The Green Zone, a space offering advice and solutions to those looking to reduce their environmental impact and offer more sustainable services. A special Resource Management exhibition area is also being developed which will focus on waste management and recycling.

The British Cleaning Council, whose members include WAMITAB, Keep Britain Tidy, The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and the Chartered Institute of Waste Management, will also have a stand at the event.

There are also a number of speakers scheduled to appear who are experts in the waste management, recycling and environmental cleaning sectors.

These include the USA’s ‘Green Cleaning Guru’ Steven Ashkin, Executive Director of the Green Cleaning Network and co-founder of the Green Cleaning University (GCU). The GCU is an intensive professional development programme for American cleaning operatives who want to specialise in green and eco-friendly solutions.

Joining Steve at the Cleaning Show’s conference will be Dr Terry Tudor, Senior Lecturer in Waste Management, Northampton University. Dr Tudor will be talking specifically about waste management in healthcare settings, while other presentations will be given about the managing food waste and how behaviour change will be key in the adoption of more clean and green business cleaning practices.

There will also be two special roundtable debates which will focus on estates and facilities management, including the issue of resource management and more sustainable processes.

Confirmed participants include Matt Coulson, CEO, Chiswick Park Enjoy-Work; Mark Loubser, Head of Environmental Services, Intu Retail Services; and Michael Foreman, Managing Director, Don’t Waste UK.

Further details of The Cleaning Show, including the seminar programme and how to register for a free three-day pass, can be found at