Latest update from the Guild

30 January 2019


The Guild of Cleaners and Launderers has announced that delegates/attendees to the Guild Conference and Exhibition on 10 March at the Manor Hotel, Meriden, will have free entrance and refreshments, paid for from Guild funds to support the industry. The Guild Council has also voted to remove any charges for exhibitors, making this a free event for suppliers.

Ken Cupitt, Council Chairman, Guild of Cleaners and Launderers said that the reason for this change in policy is to support the industry at this difficult time of uncertainty and to especially support previous exhibitors who have displayed at Guild functions. Preference for exhibition tables will go to those who have displayed at previous Guild events. "In making this gesture we at the Guild hope to recruit more members and hope that exhibitors will encourage their industry contacts to attend the conference and exhibition which is valuable opportunity to network," he said.

The venue is just 3 miles from M42 (M6/M5/M40) and Birmingham International Airport and railway station.

There will be a full day of events covering best practices with presentations examining profitable and sustainable business, a master class in stain removal, marketing your business, alternatives to plastics for packaging, common failures in cleaning, additional income generation and starting a new revolution in our business.

Speakers confirmed so far are:

Leon Wennekes CINET “Meet the World’s Most Extraordinary Business in Textile Care; Raising International Standards” (Global Best Practices Awards showcases combined with some major trends in the industry)

Frank Ziermann CEO of BOWE      “Textile Cleaning from the European Perspective”

Kyle Grant CEO OxWash               “Starting a Revolution in the Textile Care Business”

Colin Oakley Laundry Efficiency Group              “Best Practice; Major Trends”

Roger Cawood FGCL SDML Training                “A Master Class In Stain Removal”

Brian Pearce FGCL  BP Training          “Common Failures in Wet and Dry Cleaning” (supported with contributions from DTC)

Open Forum Chaired by Ken Cupitt FGCL Guild Council Chairman

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