Free Seminar Programme

The Manchester Cleaning Show free seminar programme will look to tackle some of the big issues affecting the industry, as well as offering a range of practical advice for those responsible for cleaning & hygiene in a wide range of facilities. 

Keynote speaker confirmed

We are delighted that Andreas Lill, director of the European Federation of Cleaning Industries will be presenting a keynote speech to give a 'European perspective of the Cleaning Industry'. This presentation will be the first of many at the new Manchester event and all attendees are welcome to attend on the morning of Wednesday 6th April. 

Other speakers, confirmed to date, include Sarah Burton, leader of the Home Office Illegal Workers team who will speak on the subject of 'Illegal workers in the cleaning industry - solutions for employers' and Dr Amy Gyte from the HSE on the impact of chemicals on cleaning operatives. 

Seminar Programme 

Wednesday 6 April 2016




Steve Diprose, Managing Director, Quartz Business Media


Opening Keynote: The cleaning industry - a European perspective


Andreas Lill, Director General, European Federation of Cleaning Industries


Skills and circular economy - commiting to and reusing up-cycled resources

Chris James, CEO, WAMITAB

Pest management - what every cleaning contractor should know

Simon Forrester, CEO, BPCA

Cleansing problems in healthcare environments - and suggested solutions

Lesley Davis and Delia Cannings


 The CSSA - back in business to support the cleaning industry


Sandy Aird and John Findlater, Directors, CSSA

ABCD AGM and presentation of Cleaning Operative of the Year Award


Simon Hollingberry, Chairman, BCC (pictured above) and James White, MD, Denis Rawlins Ltd


Using technology to manage a cleaning workforce

Paul Hughes, Innovise Software


Thursday 7 April 2016


Illegal workers in the cleaning industry - solutions for employers

Sarah Burton, Leader, Home Office Illegal Workers Team

Health and safety requirements for window cleaners

Paul Thrupp, Executive, FWC

Toilet mapping - using technology to assist the public

Raymond Martin, Chairman, BTA

Lack of regulation for domestic cleaners - problems and solutions

Stephen Munton, Director, Domestic Cleaning Alliance

Health and safety in the cleaning industry: Occupational asthma and preventing slips, trips and falls

Dr Amy Gyte and Rob Shaw, HSE

Critical Mission - the role of cleaning in the food industry

A representative from Karcher UK

HSE CILF Committee Meeting

Tracy Hamilton, Chairman, HSE CILF

Please note: this timetable is subject to change closer to the event

If you are interested in speaking or hosting a meeting at the event, please contact Neil Nixon or Jo Tyler