Simon Hollingberry, chairman of the British Cleaning Council (BCC) has a message for visitors attending the cleaning show in March. He advises visitors to look in on the many seminars available as they offer a wealth of information to anyone running a UK cleaning business.
He said: “We’ve organised a very comprehensive array of guest speakers and seminars which will examine important aspects of the industry such as; Marketing, Immigration Enforcement, Apprenticeships, Health and Safety, the Living Wage, the Environment and Europe.”
“The great thing about this year’s seminar programme, is that we’ve got industry experts right there on the spot, and attendees will be able to ask them anything they want, even having a private one to one if they wish. This kind of knowledge and insight cannot be acquired anywhere else and that adds real value for anyone attending the show.”
The seminars will be available on three days of the show (14-16th March) after an opening address from MP Jim Fitzpatrick, and a keynote address from Alison Ogden-Newton, the Chief Executive of Keep Britain Tidy.
On the first day Chris Evans will give a keynote speech and seminar. Chris is the Assistant Director of the Home Office Immigration Enforcement unit. He will be focusing on illegal workers in the cleaning industry and how to adapt strategies to tackle the problem from an employer’s perspective.
The second day’s activities will look at how to market a business in the digital world, and also a special focus on Health and Safety, with a number of officials from the HSE delivering seminars on issues such as occupational respiratory health in cleaning and preventing slips and trips with senior policy advisor, Tracy Hamilton, showing delegates how to make their businesses safer and stay on the right side of the law.
The seminars will continue to run on the third day of the show, where an expert industry panel will look into the future of the cleaning industry focusing on areas like robotics.
Further details about the seminar programme can be found here: www.cleaningshow.co.uk/london/visiting/seminar-programme