The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has reported that the second Manchester Cleaning Show was bigger and busier than the inaugural event two years ago.
Held again at Event City in Trafford, the 2018 show attracted over 2,400 visitors, almost five per cent up on the first North West show in 2016.
Registration data has revealed that a majority of visitors to the Manchester show were cleaning professionals, who made up 64 per cent of attendees. Other visitors were drawn from the FM, education, health, social care and hospitality sectors.
The number and size of stands was also substantially greater than the previous Manchester show, with the event attracting 27 per cent more exhibitors and taking up 40 per cent more floor space.
The BCC has also reported that the show attracted delegates from over twenty different countries. This included a Chinese delegation from the Wuhan Cleaning Industry Association who were hosted by BCC member, the CSSA.
Stan Atkins, Chair of the BCC, said: “After the incredible success of the first Manchester Cleaning Show there was some nervousness that the very impressive visitor numbers from two years ago could have been in part driven by the novelty value of a new show. Further, we had BBC Breakfast broadcasting live from the event on the first morning which gave us incredible exposure nationally, which in turn generated some extra footfall on the second day.
“However, these fantastic figures demonstrate that there is an appetite among both exhibitors and visitors to sustain a regional edition of the event which can successfully alternate with the main Cleaning Show in London every two years.”