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Industry leader calls for trade show ‘sanity’

Robert Burtinshaw urges the industry to back the Cleaning Show in London and avoid the danger of history repeating itself

Robert Burtinshaw - the in- dustry guru who has helped shape the UK’s cleaning in- dustry - has called for ‘san- ity’ to avoid returning to the ‘bad old days’ of a two-exhi- bition industry. “Some 35 years ago I was

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privileged to be a council member of the Janitorial Suppliers Association (JANSA) - now the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Associ- ation (CHSA) - and in 1982 was one of the founder members of the British Cleaning Council,” said Burtinshaw. “During the pre- ceding 20 years or so - up to 1982 - we had endured two competing national exhibi- tions, which was totally un- tenable.” Burtinshaw set about

bringing the situation to an end, planning a single event to better serve the needs of the UK industry. “In 1988/9, as vice chairman of the BCC, I was part of the cleaning in- dustry team that negotiated with Paul Michael, then managing director of Turret Group, to set up the joint venture company, British Cleaning Council Exhibitions Ltd (BCCE). This enabled us to combine the two compet- ing exhibitions into one na- tional event, with the British Cleaning Council Exhibition

(BCCE) - now known simply as The Cleaning Show - being 50% owned by the British Cleaning Council and 50% by Turret Group. This ensured that the industry had its say in running the UK’s national exhibition, as well as receiving valuable fi- nancial income to reinvest into the cleaning industry.” According to Robert

Burtinshaw, this was the perfect solution and, for the first time in over two decades, the industry had what it wanted - one show, organised for the industry by the industry, that generated profits to support the British Cleaning Council and its member associations. And this situation has endured until now. “This joint venture exhibi-

tion company - BCCE Ltd - has run successful exhibi- tions for the past 25 years and has recently listened to the industry and moved back to London, a decision which I personally fully support,” continued Burtinshaw. “There was not room for two competing exhibitions back in the 1980s and there cer- tainly isn’t room for two now - or in the foreseeable fu- ture! The Cleaning Show 2015 at London’s Excel is breaking new ground, with

Robert Burtinshaw: “There was not room for two competing exhibitions back in the 1980s and there certainly isn’t room for two now - or in the foreseeable future!”

exciting developments at- tracting exhibitors and spon- sors alike. It will be the event this important industry de- serves, but I call upon every- one to support it. A united industry with one event sup- porting our associations is the only way forward - a di- vided industry will struggle to attain a voice and will di- lute its marketing potential. See you in London - one and all!” The Cleaning Show 2015

takes place at London’s ExCel from 10-12 March 2015. The organiser, BCCE Ltd, has recently announced that it is expanding the foot-

print of the show, with the original floorplan filling up with 10 months still to go. For further information, please visit or contact Vanessa Martinet on 01737 855041/vanessamartinet





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