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Innovation on show at first CSSA & CHSA showcase
Some of the cleaning industry's most advanced technology was on show at the Cleaning & Support Services Association and Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association innovation showcase held at the Brewery in London recently.
Representatives from 21 companies across the UK travelled to London to show their wares to the 'Dragons Den' panel of experts. They brought their very latest technological products and had 25 minutes to convince the experts from the CSSA and CHSA that they had the most innovative idea.
There was a wide range of products for the experts to consider; from the very latest in vacuums and mops, to new software for managing staff, and cutting-edge cleaning products and sanitisers.
The presenters were all bidding to be included at the final Innovation Showcase which is being held on 15th March at the Brewery, where a winner will be chosen.
CSSA marketing director, Sean Taylor, says: "It was a really interesting day seeing all the presentations, and it was great fun being a 'dragon'.
"There were definitely a few nerves from the panel and the presenters as it was all very different, reflecting the new modern approach of the CSSA and our sponsor the CHSA, but I'm pleased to say that no one froze like you see on the BBC's Dragon Den and more importantly we saw a number of real stand out innovations.
"For me innovation is not just about the next big thing, and sometimes the simplest innovations are the best. Commercially the most important thing with an innovative product is being able to demonstrate the innovation and the value of that innovation and then getting the industry to recognise and embrace it.
"I can't wait to hear the feedback from the Showcase at our final event on the 15th March."
cssa chief executive officer, John Findlater, says: "I'd to thank and congratulate everyone who attended the first showcase in February. The quality of presentations was very high indeed.
"Everything is now set for the final showcase on 15th March, at the Brewery, where several of the best submissions from the first showcase will be on display for a chance to become the overall winner.
"Another unusual aspect of the CSSA Innovation Showcase will be that the winner will be selected by the attendees."
If you wish to attend on 15th March please contact John Findlater via: [email protected]
Places for the event are limited and on offer in the first instance to CSSA and CHSA members. There will be space for non-members and the organisers are encouraging the industry to attend. As is normal with CSSA events food and refreshments will be served.
8th March 2018