Over 140 cleaning industry professionals gathered at the Brewery in London for the final of the CSSA and CHSA Innovation Showcase and saw Bunzl take the top prize for their ‘Wandanext’ product.
Eight companies had been invited to the final after successfully getting through the ‘Dragons Den’ round earlier in the year, and all were competing for the chance to win this inaugural industry award and the fabulous 3D glass trophy.
Cheeky Panda were runners up, withClarityThe Soap Company being recognised for the innovative social enterprise of the organisation. The other exhibitors on the day were:DorsaVi, Rubbermaid, ICE, Ucomply, and Unger. After visiting each product stand in turn,attendees were asked to vote on who had the most ‘innovative’ product.
The margin between all eight competingcompanies was very close but Bunzl’s Wandanext’ got the most votes.
Charlotte Parr, Account Director at Bunzl Cleaning & Hygiene Supplies said: “We are delighted to have won this award, and would like to thanks the CSSA and CHSA for organising it. We are passionate about driving the cleaning and FM industry forward through Innovation. Wanda is a very innovative product. It is an interactive washroom tablet that allows us to make informed and educated decisions on our cleaning process’s based on real time data and client perception”.
CSSA Chief Executive Officer John Findlater said:“I’d like to thank everyone who took part, our sponsors CHSA and all the attendees who turned up for the event. The Innovation Showcase gives our members and others in the industry the chance to see the very latest cutting edge products, demonstrated right in front of their eyes. A case of not telling the industry about innovations but bringing the industry to the Innovators! This was a hugely successful event and we hope to repeat it again in 2020.”
Companies taking part;
Bunzl – Wandanext
Cheeky Panda – Bamboo Substitute
DorsaVi – Wearable Sensory Technology
Ice – Smartcall
Rubbermaid – LumeCelAutofoam
The Soap Company – ClarityECO+
Ucomply – Right to Work App
Unger – erGo Floor Product