A Sustainable Future for Effective Cleaning and Hygiene

Wednesday 13th March 15:00 - 15:30

Cleaning Manchester

Industry Panel - View session here

Sustainability, in every sense, is at the heart of a healthy and prosperous cleaning and hygiene sector. This panel will discuss some of the products and processes that will enable the cleaning sector to move forward to an efficient, effective and sustainable future.


Neil Nixon

Conference Director

Manchester Cleaning Show

With a background in trade and national newspaper journalism, Neil has been involved in the events sector for almost 40 years in industries as diverse as marine transportation, utilities, retail, automotive, cleaning and facilities management, and broadcast. Neil has produced many international conferences and has also been an organiser and judge across a number of award programmes, working with global brands on international events. In addition to his role with C&M and the Cleaning Show, Neil is currently co-owner and director of Red Lemon Events Ltd and co-producer of the Corporate Star Awards.

Daisy Hunter

ESG Manager

Birkin Group

James Patterson

CEO and co-founder

Biological Preparations

James Patterson, CEO and co-founder of Biological Preparations.

Fueled by a determination to revolutionise the chemical industry, James is dedicated to providing businesses with alternative technologies that not only benefit the environment but also contribute to social and commercial prosperity. In just 15 years, James has leveraged his expertise and strategic acumen to propel his environmentally-focused brands to the forefront of the UK's biotech cleaning sector, consistently pioneering innovations in both home and international market arenas. Despite economic uncertainties, James remains steadfast in his commitment to confront the expanding greenwashing market, actively adapting to the challenges of a dynamic market landscape.

Alan Stenson

CEO and Founder

Neutral Carbon Zone

Alan has been a sustainability entrepreneur for the past 18 years. Having established a carbon management consultancy back in 2006, Alan has been lucky enough to work with many early adopters and industry leaders across a wide range of industries. In 2022 he co-founded NCZ with an exceptional team of talented colleagues to create a tech-enabled solution for managing organisational, operational and supply-chain emissions, to take motivated clients on their journey to net zero

Dr John Hines

Senior Director RD&E,

SC Johnson Professional.

John leads research, development and engineering globally for the SC Johnson Professional business unit. He holds a PhD in Chemistry from Oxford University and has nearly 30 years of experience in industrial and consumer product development. Sustainable product design has been a longstanding thread through John’s career and continues to be central to SC Johnson Professional’s innovation strategy and product philosophy. In particular, John is a strong advocate of user-centred design and of focusing on solving users’ sustainability challenges. John also advocates ‘targeted hygiene’ as a strategy for sustainable cleaning and hygiene, maximizing safety while minimizing consumption


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