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The Cleaning Show 2021

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Attracting more than 7200 visitors, the London Cleaning Show is the UK’s largest cleaning and hygiene event. Run by the British Cleaning Council and Quartz Business Media, the Cleaning Show benefits from the support of all major industry associations in the UK, and continuous promotion within the industry’s largest circulating trade magazine, Cleaning & Maintenance.
Read more about the Cleaning Show planned for 2-4 November 2021 at: London Cleaning Show

Come and see Terry Burrows – 26 years Guinness World Record holder for the fastest window cleaner in the world

The Cleaning Show returns to highlight new cleaning and sanitation practices 

17 August 2021: The global pandemic has seen cleanliness and sanitation become a top priority for business owners and consumers alike. Helping showcase the latest advancements in cleaning practices and technologies, The Cleaning Show returns to ExCeL, London from 2-4 November 2021.

The show, organised by the British Cleaning Council and Quartz Business Media, is set to attract more than 7,000 senior cleaning professionals from across the contract cleaning, facilities management (FM), healthcare, hospitality, retail, and public services sectors – making it the UK’s largest and most important event in the cleaning and hygiene sector. And, as the first event in the sector to take place since the UK’s national lockdown was lifted, attendees will be able to connect, learn and discover new products, services, and suppliers at a critical time as businesses across the UK prioritise cleaning protocols to ensure returning staff and customers remain safe.

Preventative cleaning in a post-pandemic future

More than 60 leading cleaning suppliers are already confirmed to exhibit, including returning exhibitors, Evans Vanodine, Numatic, ICE, Karcher UK, MITIE, Nilfisk and Killis. Attendees will have the opportunity to test and source new and exciting products from these exhibitors, along with companies joining the event for the first time, including Apex Supplies, Team Software and Wepa Professional

With new and recently launched innovations on display, attendees can find the solutions to help them meet the increasing demands for heightened cleanliness and sanitation in a post-pandemic future. For example, ICE, the UK’s largest independent provider of cleaning equipment, will be on hand to showcase its wide range of future friendly cleaning solutions. Among its newly launched products, ICE unveiled its new UV Bot – the latest in its co-botics range designed to advance autonomous cleaning through innovation. It enables the operator to add disinfectant and set tasks before the self-driving UV bots begins its work. It is complete with 3D obstacle avoidance and 360° UV-C and ultrasonic dry mist disinfection. 

One of the largest specialist cleaning providers in the UK, MITIE Cleaning Services, will demonstrate the importance of clean, safe environments for maintaining the productivity and wellbeing of customers and employees. The award-winning company works across a wide range of sectors including Government and Defence, Healthcare and Education, Technical Services, Business Services to Private sector clients in Manufacturing, Transport, Retail, providing essential services and deploying industry leading technology to create safe and effective workspaces.

Among the first-time exhibitors joining the show is Wepa Professional which will showcase its new Satino disinfection range. Offering premium solutions for hand hygiene in public spaces, Satino by WEPA disinfection stands offer touch-free sensor control, combined with quick installation and uncomplicated handling. Ideal for medium and high-frequency use, the range is ideal for a wide range of applications in hotels, offices, production facilities, medical practices, retail and more. 

New to 2021, attendees can also find out more about floor care without compromise using Timberline Cleaning Equipment – available exclusively in the UK through Apex Supplies. While TEAM Software will highlight its leading software for security, cleaning and facilities management companies, designed to help manage the workforce and back office systems. 

Lessons learnt during the global pandemic

Reflecting on lessons learnt during the global pandemic and celebrating the hard work and achievements of cleaning professionals across the UK, The Cleaning Show conference makes an eagerly awaited return. It will provide a platform for attendees to learn and discuss the latest developments, and the critical next steps for an industry on the frontline of public health and safety. Industry experts will come together to discuss the role of cleaning in protecting public health and safety; how autonomous cleaning can support and enhance current cleaning practices; and how employing new technology can deliver a modern cleaning service.  

 Demonstrating excellence 

New for 2021, the Cleaning & Support Services Association will be hosting its 2021 CSSA Innovation Showcase in a dedicated pavilion at the event to highlight and celebrate the industry’s most innovative cleaning products, services and initiatives. Businesses and organisations operating throughout the industry can enter their innovations via the CSSA website. Prior to The Cleaning Show, the CSSA will hold an Innovator's Pitch with a panel of leading industry experts who will review and interview all entrants and select those to be exhibited at the Innovation Showcase itself. Visit for further information on submitting an entry.

Jim Melvin, Chairman, British Cleaning Council, said: “This past year has more than demonstrated the importance of the cleaning and hygiene industry, which reacted and helped significantly and professionally in safeguarding and protecting the public in order to ensure that the UK’s commercial and public spaces are safe. 

“Continuing to spearhead innovation, the industry has quickly adapted to all of the emerging challenges, and we are truly excited to return to the ExCeL, London as the first physical event for the sector to demonstrate our collective collaboration in continuing to drive the industry forward at such a critical time.”

Stuart Dacre, Event Director, The Cleaning Showadded: “As the UK goes back to work, we are delighted to connect the industry face-to-face once again, and look forward to announcing our best-in-class educational programme and exciting show features in the coming months. It really will be an event that no cleaning professional can miss.”

Registration for The Cleaning Show 2021 is now open. To register today and find further information on this year’s programme, visit

The Cleaning Show 2019 Review

Cleaning Show ExCel, London held on 19th -21st March 2019. The FWC Window Cleaning Copmpany - and Window Cleaner of the year award was presented at the Cleaning Show Excel in London on Wednesday 20th March 2019. 

The Cleaning Show 2019 Review

Window Cleaning Company of the year WINNERS 2019
“WINNER - of the Company of the year 2019”
Progress Cleaning Services Ltd


Southampton-based window cleaning company Progress Cleaning Services Ltd. cleaned-up the competition with their third consecutive award for ‘Company of the Year 2019’ - the Award was presented at the Cleaning Show on Wednesday 20th March 2019 by FWC Executive Member Scott Smith.

Third time winners of this prestigious title are directors Kevin and Ian Robson who received the Window Cleaning Company of the year award at the Cleaning Show Excel in London on 20th March 2019. They were presented with a glass engraved trophy, framed certificate and £100 gift voucher. Judging was based on industry achievements, time served in the window cleaning industry, customer / client testimonials, and reasons for entering the competition.

In a closely matched competition entrants were narrowed down to 5 finalists who were judged by a panel of five FWC executive committee members. Progress Cleaning proved without doubt to be third time worthy winners in succession; scored on their qualifications, accreditations, their ongoing commitment to training, an excellent health and safety record, length of time in the industry with exceptional customer services and impressive testimonials from satisfied customers.


Second place – (Left) HCS Cleaning Services Ltd (Lancashire
Third place – (Right) Archer Cleaning Services Ltd (Lancashire)

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Window Cleaner - Employee of the year 2019”.

Lee Hewett - Progress Cleaning Services Ltd

Lee Hewett - won ‘Employee of the year 2019’ following assessment of his application submitted by Progress Cleaning Services Ltd; Lee was awarded his title based on commitment, the length of time served, training, qualifications, competence and dedication to window cleaning, in addition to an impressive portfolio of testimonials. Lee was awarded a glass trophy, framed certificate and £100 voucher.

The Cleaning Show Innovation Awards.

The Cleaning Show 2019 has announced the winners of the Cleaning Show Innovation Awards. Over 60 products and services were entered into the bi-annual awards scheme, which is only open to exhibitors at the show, across eight different categories. The most Innovative Window Cleaning product or Service – went to FWC Corpporate Member - Moerman NV, Excellerator 2.0.

The Cleaning Show Innovation Awards.

The Cleaning Show 2019 has announced the winners of the Cleaning Show Innovation Awards. Over 60 products and services were entered into the bi-annual awards scheme, which is only open to exhibitors at the show, across eight different categories. The most Innovative Window Cleaning product or Service – went to FWC Corpporate Member - Moerman NV, Excellerator 2.0.


USA's Jeremiah Hickey wins Window Cleaning World Cup

A US window cleaner has won the first ever Window Cleaning World Cup. Window cleaners came from across the globe to take part in the competition – and make an official Guinness World Record attempt – at The Cleaning Show at London's Excel exhibition centre.

Jeremiah Hickey, already the fastest window cleaner in the US, became the world champion with a base time of 11.52 seconds - plus 5.50 (11 faults) = an overall time of: 17.02 seconds to clean three regulation-sized windows, scooping a £1000 cash prize and the trophy. He said: "I was really surprised. To hear my name as the winner at the end, I was totally floored. It's different widows to what I'm used to, a different technique, so I'm really surprised. It's been a good event."

Hickey, who is 42 and runs On The Spot Window Cleaning California, was crowned overall winner in the USA's Speed Window Cleaning contest held in San Diego earlier this year.

Entrants in the Window Cleaning World Cup included the current fastest window cleaner in the world, Terry 'Turbo' Burrows, who set his first Guinness World Record in 1995 on BBC1's Record Breakers. He went on to set two more record times in 2005 and in Blackpool in 2009, including the current world record of 9.14 secs.

The Swedish champion Jimmy Strom also competed, coming 2nd with a base time of 12.70 seconds plus 5 seconds (10 faults) = an overall time of:17.70 seconds. Terry came 3rd with a base time of: 10.27 seconds plus 7.50 seconds (15 faults) = an overall time of:17.77 seconds. Darren Ansbro came 4th with a base time of 14.90 seconds plus 3.50 seconds (7 faults) = 18.40 seconds

Competitors had to clean three consecutive office-style windows set in a frame with a 300 mm squeegee and nine litres of water. They had to remember to wipe the window sill, with time penalties awarded for any smears.

Both the Guinness World Record Window Cleaning Challenge and the Window Cleaning World Cup - sponsored by the global cleaning equipment brand Unger - were adjudicated by the Federation of Window Cleaners (FWC), the UK window cleaning industry's trade association.

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