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Something an editor hopes for, is a response to editorials written, in terms of a ‘letter to the editor’… or these days an emailed reply or Facebook post. It proves that not only are people reading the publication and making all your hard work worthwhile, but that you’ve also engaged them sufficiently well to prompt them to write and either back up or refute what you’ve said.
I struck lucky last week with my comments on travel plans that went awry and that “it had been touch and go” whether last week’s cleaning show would take place at all! I managed to draw responses from a number British Cleaning Council members saying that I must have been talking about the wrong show (i.e. the event that’s taking place in Birmingham shortly, which was being organised by Martin Scott of Cleaning Show fame) and several from others sharing their travel experiences. You can see some of them on our Facebook page.
To set the record straight, I’m delighted that the show went well and was fully behind it – as the previous week’s leader testifies. I’m also delighted that the show will once again be held in London’s Docklands in 2017 and that some exhibitors have already reserved larger stands than they took this year, (and two years surely gives Transport for London and whoever else is involved, time to get the engineering works over, the trains running to the schedules – and stations – they should and for signposting to be clarified for those unfamiliar with the systems and area)!
In my defence, I wasn’t confusing this show with its rival; two shows – one in a centrally located venue organised by the ‘face’ of the established show and the other organised on behalf of the industry’s umbrella body in an area that many were saying was difficult to get to and expensive to park at… well, it was the talk of the industry for two years and it really was anybody’s guess – however determined the two players may have been. Many manufacturers said they would not support a London show and that they were booking/had booked Birmingham. Clearly one show would not go ahead but until late last year, from where I stood, it was difficult to tell which one it would be…
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19th March 2015