CSSA INNOVATION SHOWCASE

We are thrilled to announce that the CSSA will be holding it’s 2021 Innovation Showcase at The Cleaning Show in London.

This event celebrates the cleaning industry’s most innovative products, services and initiatives; particularly better solutions to social, political and environmental requirements, and existing market issues.

Over the next few months, businesses and organisations operating throughout the industry can enter their innovations via the CSSA website. Prior to The Cleaning Show, the CSSA will hold an Innovator's Pitch with a panel of leading industry experts who review and interview all entrants, and select those to be exhibited at the Innovation Showcase itself.

Innovator’s Pitch – ‘Facing the Dragons’:

The Process:

Applications to: innovationshowcase@cssa-uk.co.uk

The application and selection process for the main event mirrors the TV show ‘Dragon’s Den’. All applicants face a panel of leading figures around the cleaning industry.

Following a concise presentation, the applicants faced challenging questioning and testing of their innovations in an effort to secure the Dragons “investment”. In this instance, the “investment” was more valuable that any cash investment, it was a place at the main Showcase which in 2021 will be a dedicated CSSA Innovation Showcase, sponsored by CHSA in collaboration with the London Cleaning Show.

The ‘Panel of Dragons’ include:

  • Doug Cooke – Executive Chairman Principle Cleaning Services Ltd: Chairman CSSA
  • Paul Ashton – CEO Birkin Cleaning Group: Chairman Innovation & Technology Executive
  • David Cousins – Managing Director Bunzl Cleaning & Hygiene Supplies
  • David Garcia – Vice President & Treasurer CHSA
  • Darren Marston – Executive Chairman Industrial Cleaning Equipment (ICE)
  • Kevin Meighan – Consultant & Member Innovation & Technology Executive
  • Neil Nixon – C&M Editor and Seminar Coordinator The UK Cleaning Shows
  • Yvonne Taylor – Head of OCS Group UK/ Northern Ireland and Middle East

Key Dates

  • 28th February 2021: Applications Close
  • 8th March: advise Applicants of Innovator’s Pitch details: date/time slot/tips etc
  • 23 & 24th March: Innovator’s Pitch
  • 31st March : Advise & Announce finalists
  • 20th April (ideally) advise finalists details of stand and display options/restrictions etc – 7 weeks prior to show?
  • 8th to 10th June CSSA Innovation Showcase at The London Cleaning Show at ExCel

Visit https://www.cssa-uk.co.uk/ for further information on submitting an entry.

We look forward to announcing the finalists that you can meet in London here soon!

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