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NEW VENUE September 2016 will see the return of the Window Cleaning Page Tradeshow, this time at a new venue in Northampton.

The show, which has been held in Dorset for several years, aims to bring together window cleaners and window cleaning companies from across the UK, with many of the sectors biggest names, including Unger, Ionic Systems, GrippaTank and SpinaClean already signed up to attend.

And event organiser Mark Munro is hopeful that this year’s show will be the best yet. He said: “Last year’s show was the biggest so far, but 2016 is already shaping up to be bigger with eight months left to generate further trade.”

The new venue, Billing Aquadrome, sees the show move from its former


FACILICOM In response to a new report from the CIPD, which says that only a quarter of employers see wellbeing as a priority, soft services and contract cleaning specialist, Facilicom wants to see a wider appreciation of the economic and social case for giving

home in Dorset to Northampton, but Mark feels that this decision was crucial to the continued growth of the event. He explained: “I had to move the show to the Midlands as I believed that we had outgrown Dorset, and that a more central local will hopefully appeal to more attendees.

“We needed a venue more suited to a much larger audience, yet still keeping the family-oriented appeal and we feel that Billing Aquadrome is that place.”

Mark added that he hopes the show will continue to boast the family- friendly atmosphere, and believes that the Aquadrome, which includes a

more consideration to workers.

The CIPD report, ‘Growing the health and well-being agenda: From first steps to full potential’, shows that although ‘there are impressive performance, engagement and health gains to be made from well- rounded wellbeing strategies’ the lack of focus on wellbeing means that the ‘average cost per UK employee of sickness absence alone has now hit £554 a year’.

funfair and marina on the Nene River, is the best place to maintain this.

“This year’s show will not only be for the window cleaners but also for the whole family. There will be family entertainment and the show is located within a huge family park, so there’s plenty for the family to do while you play with the grown up toys at the tradeshow area,” he said.

The Window Cleaning Page Tradeshow will take place on 10th September. For more information, email Mark Munro, or call 07766 557461.

Jan-Hein Hemke, Managing Director of Facilicom UK and Ireland, explained: “Treating employees well can sometimes be seen as a luxury and something that businesses can’t afford to do. I disagree, on a moral and financial level, and say it’s something they can’t afford not to do. We know that by treating our colleagues well they are more committed and dedicated to their work and our customers see the benefit of our approach.

“Investing in wellbeing and encouraging colleagues to stay for the longer term can also reduce business overheads; job role churn is minimised, consequently reducing costs in recruitment, training and on new uniforms. Our investment in our people is a key part of what makes our business successful and sustainable.

”As a family business we want to do the right thing by the people we work with and positively impact their lives and the community around us.”

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