Celebrating innovation: CSSA Innovation Showcase returns


After a successful debut in 2018, the Cleaning & Support Services Association will once again host the CSSA Innovation Showcase at The Cleaning Show 2023. Returning to the ExCeL, London from 14-16 March 2023, the showcase will celebrate the cleaning industry’s most innovative products, services and initiatives.

With a focus on creating the Future of Cleaning, businesses and organisations operating throughout the industry can enter their innovations via the CSSA website by 30 November 2022. Entries are required to demonstrate innovation at their heart, utilising technology to enable positive change.

Prior to The Cleaning Show, all entrants will be invited to present at the CSSA’s annual Innovator’s Pitch, where they will have the opportunity to appear in front of a panel of leading industry experts, who will review and interview the candidates. The panel will offer entrants the chance to bring their innovation to life and demonstrate their passion for the product/service. Entrants will be expected to provide a concise overview of the key benefits, why and how the innovation exists, together with supporting evidence or insights on its success to date. Those successful will be invited to exhibit at The Cleaning Show 2023, London.

Among the big trends anticipated to take the spotlight, the theme of sustainability will return to help operators minimise their impact on the planet. Cobotics and the evolution of robotic technology to support the cleaning process and tackle the ongoing resources challenge will also play a key role alongside healthy buildings, where the Internet of Things (IoT) enabled dynamic resource applications to transform operations. For further information on submitting an entry, visit https://www.cssa-uk.co.uk/.

Speaking about the CSSA Innovation Showcase, Paul Ashton, Chairman of the CSSA, said: “The CSSA Innovation Showcase represents the Future of Cleaning and provides genuine insight for our members and the wider industry into how we can use innovation to create positive change. We specifically focus on highlighting ways our membership can tackle the operational challenges being faced with the evolution of customer demands. There is no doubt that technology has a key role in the future provision of safe, clean environments.”

Among those selected to appear at the 2021 CSSA Innovation Showcase was the ICE Complete Autonomous Cleaning Range which comprised of vacuum cleaners, scrubber dryers and sweepers in various sizes, suitable for a whole host of environments. Joining them, Ecobreeze Smart & Pure’s IoT air care solution which showcased its ability to improve indoor air quality as well asassisting building management via a simple heat map that shows visits by time and day. This, in turn, improves cleaning rotas and allows cost savings.

Meanwhile, the W’air Sustainable Fabric Care offered a pioneering 3-in-1, eco-friendly device that cleans and protects fabrics. Its patented hydrodynamic technology uses a fraction of the water, energy and detergent of conventional cleaning, so users save time, money and the environment.

Paul Sweeney, Event Director, The Cleaning Show, added: “We’re delighted to welcome back the CSSA to host the popular Innovation Showcase which guarantees to demonstrate the next generation of innovative solutions for the cleaning industry. We encourage businesses and organisations to submit their entries and look forward to seeing those who will be joining us in London next March.”

The CSSA Innovation Showcase is now open for entries. Registration for The Cleaning Show 2023 will open on 1st November 2022. To register your interest to attend and find out more about this year’s event, visit https://cleaningshow.co.uk/london/