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Hunt for CSSA's 2021 Innovation Showcase award winners is now on
The Cleaning & Support Services Association's 2021 Innovation Showcase, which celebrates the cleaning industry's most innovative products, services and initiatives, has been launched with the help of sponsor the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association.
The deadline for entries is 31st December 2020.
Businesses and organisations operating throughout the cleaning industry are invited to enter their innovative products, services and initiatives. An 'Innovators Pitch' panel of industry experts and representatives will review and interview the entrants and select those to be exhibited at the Innovation Showcase itself, taking place on the London Cleaning Show scheduled for 16th to 18th March 2021.
To be eligible, the product, service or initiative must have been launched since 1st January 2020 and may be applicable to any area of the cleaning industry. The entry fee of £250 is refundable to those whose entries do not proceed to the three-day Innovation Showcase.
The 'Innovators Pitch' Panel, which will include representatives from the CSSA and CHSA, will take place around mid-January 2021 and the Innovation Showcase itself will take place over the three days of The London Cleaning Show at London's ExCel.
"The Showcase celebrates innovation in the widest sense, whether it is a new method, idea, approach or product," explains Paul Ashton, chairman of the CSSA Innovation & Technology Executive. "We'll be judging the innovations in terms of their impact and in our experience even something small can have a very big impact.
Lorcan Mekitarian, chairman of the CHSA, adds: "The CSSA's Innovation Showcase is a superb way to celebrate some of the best ideas being generated in the industry so we are delighted to back this initiative again. Our members continually innovate, helping their customers address some of the big issues facing the sector - including environmental challenges, as evidenced by the number of our members amongst those who participated in previous CSSA Innovation Showcases.
"We are looking forward to seeing the entries and putting them through their paces at the Innovators Pitch!"
5th November 2020