Manchester Cleaning Show Logo

Having a cleaning show in Manchester makes a refreshing change than having to sit on the car park I like to call the M6 travelling to either Birmingham or London. This was the first time Manchester had hosted the event and to be honest I don’t think a lot of people knew what to expect. I attended the event on 6th April and quickly hunted out familiar faces in the hope of somebody buying me a coffee! The event had some exceptional coverage. The BBC Breakfast show and BBC Radio 5 were both live at the event and local newspapers had also picked up on the show.

All this meant the event was very well attended. I was shocked how busy it was when I arrived. My only previous visit to Event City was to attend the retro video games show with my colleague and good friend Andrew Carr (yes we are geeks!) Although the physical size of the venue wasn’t huge I think anyone who exhibited will have been happy with the footfall at the event. For me it made sense to visit all my suppliers in one place, see the latest innovations, and have a cheeky noisy at what some of our competitors are up to!

I think the event had a good mix of manufacturers, contract cleaners, distributors and training companies. It helped attract end users; buyers (such as myself) head teachers and decision makers. Several of the stands seemed partially busy. T L Killis were demoing the I-MOP - which we distribute for them, Vax had all their latest vacuums on show and 3M had some new innovative new products on display.

The only downside to the event was Greyland’s golf competition. Each person had the chance to win £750 of cleaning chemicals for their company in a putting competition. I was very confident as I’m renowned as the Crazy Golf King of Accrington! However I am convinced the putting green wasn’t up to my high standards as I finished joint last!     

To summarise I think the event was a huge success. Let’s hope more of these events can be held North of Birmingham in the future. 

Greyland Chemical Crazy Golf

Roger and Jack from Greyland, clearly tampering with the putting green.