The cleaning show

Over the past two years, the cleaning industry has been thrown into the spotlight, and has proudly and professionally taken a frontline position as it demonstrates best practice in cleaning and sanitation processes.

While consumers and business owners have developed a growing appreciation of the industry’s role in keeping people and places safe, there is no other industry where cleanliness and hygiene becomes a critical patient safety issue than the healthcare sector.

Recognised as playing a key role in infection prevention and control (IPC), maintaining the cleanliness and hygiene of the hospital environment is critical – and far more complex than other publicly accessible locations.

Helping to demonstrate the latest advancements in cleaning technologies, The Cleaning Show 2023 returns to ExCeL, London from 14-16 March 2023 offering unmissable learning and sourcing opportunities for professionals working in the cleaning and hygiene sector.

The show, organised by the British Cleaning Council and Quartz Business Media, is set to attract more than 100 cleaning suppliers, with the likes of Jangro, Numatic, Makita UK, Karcher UK, Nilfisk and SC Johnson Professional among those confirmed to exhibit. And, with more than 7,000 senior cleaning professionals set to attend from across the contract cleaning, facilities management, healthcare, hospitality, retail, and public services sectors, it is no surprise that the event has become the largest and longest running exhibition in the UK dedicated to cleaning, hygiene and facilities management.

The Cleaning Show in 2021

Alongside a growing list of Europe’s leading cleaning suppliers confirmed to highlight their latest technologies and innovations on the show floor, The Cleaning Show Conference will offer a place for the industry’s leading experts to discuss and debate the big issues affecting the sector. A full programme of speakers and topics will be announced in the coming weeks.

New for 2023 – FM & PPE LIVE

New to the show in 2023, The Cleaning Show will feature a dedicated area for those working in Facilities Management (FM) and health and safety. FM & PPE Live will welcome leading providers of Personal Protective Equipment, workwear, waste management and pest control solutions to fleet management services. It responds to feedback from the 2021 London event, where 85 per cent of visitors stated they were looking for PPE solutions, 80 per cent for workwear and 75 per cent for waste management solutions spanning hazardous and chemical waste. And, as a sector worth over £50 billion in the UK, the launch comes at a time when service providers, products and new innovations in the FM & PPE industries are in high demand post-pandemic.

Jim Melvin, Chairman of the British Cleaning Council, said: “The importance of the work of the cleaning, hygiene and waste sector – which is one of the ten biggest industries in the UK – has been highlighted during the Covid-19 pandemic, with cleaning and hygiene operatives continuing to play a vital, frontline role keeping keyworkers and the public safe, healthy and well.

“The Cleaning Show brings the industry together to celebrate our crucial work, as well as reflecting on key issues, the latest trends, and the most exciting innovative and technological developments.

“We’re very excited to welcome both new and returning exhibitors to the ExCeL, London where the latest product launches will come to life. It’s an unmissable three days of exciting networking opportunities, with a hotbed of education for visitors to enjoy.”

Paul Sweeney, Event Director of The Cleaning Show, added: “As we look ahead to our return to London, we’re excited to bring the industry back together as we embrace and explore this new normal for the cleaning industry. Cleaning professionals have now firmly taken their place in the public eye, with consumers increasingly acknowledging and excepting that places of work and public areas are cleaned with the utmost care. Nowhere is this more important than in the healthcare sector. The show will help cleaning professionals discover the latest technologies to help businesses do this in the most sustainable and effective way.”

Registration for The Cleaning Show 2023 will open on 1st November 2022. To register your interest to attend and find out more about this year’s event, visit

This article was kindly sponsored by The Cleaning Show.