Open Day Training, Techniques & Marketing Day Event 27th April 2013

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This event is open to non members and members alike.

Our new “Grow your business day” does exactly what it says on the tin – following on from last year’s successful TACCA day, this year will be bigger and better than before.

This event is a fantastic opportunity to learn all the latest cleaning techniques, learn new modern marketing idea’s  and meet others in the industry, we will have sessions run by some of the best trainers in the industry, to help you improve and diversify your cleaning service, market your business smarter and move ahead of your competitors.

TACCA Open Day – 27th April 2013
Open to members and non-members of TACCA



Event information

tacca trainingYou will be shown new avenues to take your business, given marketing tips and formulas to grow your business to new heights and all in a relaxed fun day. All training and marketing sessions are spread out across 2/3 different rooms, leaving you to decide what you want to see and learn, this way you don’t have to sit through training or seminars that you all ready know or are not interested in.

You can just focus on what you feel is right for you – maybe attend the marketing seminar in the morning, find out about stone restoration with Mike from Nulife after some lunch, and then onto have an introduction to repairing rugs with Dave Althomstone early evening. tacca training plus others 018 You may want to look at low moisture cleaning and have a play with Jamie from CSUK’s toys, if it’s a low moisture machine and does a good job, then i’m sure Jamie will bring it along for you to play with.

Maybe you want to know more about leather repair or would like to break into commercial carpet cleaning, its all here under one roof, a great day that’s relaxed, informative and friendly. You’d be daft not to attend –and its open to TACCA members and non members. Non members will also be pleased to hear that it classes as one of your 2 training days needed to become a member of TACCA, so what are you waiting for, get them tickets bought now as we have limited space. Once they are gone – they are gone!

Event Details:  

  • Date:  27/04/2013
  • Start time 9 am 
  • Sessions end at 6 pm
  • Close time 11.30 pm – if you want to stay that long – it’s up to you!
  • To all that are staying the night before (Friday), you will be welcome to join the trainers for an evening drink, This will take place in the function room of the venue from 7.30pm onwards.
  • Venue. Hartford social club, Bradburns lane, Hartford, Cheshire
  • Ticket price £55 per person (purchase here)
  • Price includes buffet style lunch with hot and cold drinks through the day.
  • Evening hot Hog Roast is also included in the ticket price. This will be a great chance to network with other like minded business owners, the associate member company representatives and the trainers.
  • Alcoholic drinks can be purchased throughout the day.

Training & Information Sessions through the day from –

1. Paul Moss:

Prior to running his own business Paul worked in the food industry for 20 years up to senior management level, dealing with hygiene, chemicals and as a trainer trained to specialist level in many disciplines. The knowledge he gained over the years has helped him to progress his multi skilled cleaning and restoration business to a high level of expertise and after 12 years is still developing new ideas and systems within the industry. Paul says “I will be doing a leather demonstration on repairing and redying an antique finish chesterfield sofa on site. Also there to discuss any difficulties that guys are having with leather cleaning and finishing. If the guys want to bring any samples of leather that they want me to look at or give advice on them feel free to bring them.”

2. Jamie Pearson

 Better known for his wealth of floorcare knowledge Jamie Pearson has spent best part of his working life (20+ years) delivering planned carpet maintenance and restorative cleans to Scotland’s most prestigious buildings.  From palaces and company headquarters to retail, call centres and hotels. Ranging from 50m2 to 20,000m2 for end users, building services companies and carpet manufacturers. As the largest independent commercial carpet maintenance company in Scotland over the years Jamie has owned, used, moved on from and gone back to every non extraction cleaning system available looking to improve results, appearance retention and productivity. Jamie has offered to bring all of his toys (and borrow some others) to give everyone some hands on time with everything from orbitals and CRBs through to rotary machines and more. If you are looking to grow your business into the commercial sector you need to speak with this guy!

3. Mike Philbin ( )

In his role as the host of he isn’t afraid to share his findings. Cutting through industry smoke and mirrors in his own bold, straight shooting style. Mike is on a quest to educate both consumers and contractors alike in the best care and maintenance procedures for stone and tile installations. Nu-Life’s hands on training courses have quickly gained a reputation as one of the best in the industry. With their help many business owners have successfully diversified into caring for their customers new found love of hard flooring. Some have even found that carpet cleaning has now become the add on service! Armed with some diamonds and sample flooring Mike will provide a snapshot of the stone restoration world allowing those attending to see what can be achieved with the right knowledge and in most cases using equipment you may already own!

4. Dave Althomstone

Dave is a self taught rug cleaning and repair specialist and has worked all over the world in some seriously expensive households, his natural teaching methods and knowledge makes him an industry favourite to learn from, from jet washing a rug to re-tufting a hole or repairing a damaged fringe, he will show you how to add value to the knowledge you all ready have.

5. John Kelly

John Kelly (from RESTORMATE/Restoration Supermarket) has been involved in the Fire and Flood Industry for 18 years. During this time, as well as running his own independent company, he also been the Area Technical Manager and Auditor for Disaster Restoration Ltd, main contractor for Northumbrian Water and also acts as a Consultant to other restoration and building companies. He is a qualified BDMA Technician and a Member of the Institute of Specialist Surveyors and Engineers. He entered this industry via his Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning business which is a natural introduction to this area of work. Carpet Cleaners are regularly asked to go and “suck the water out”. Why stop there? By undertaking the full restoration works, good money can be earned. Obviously, you need to know exactly what you are doing because the affected property needs to be returned to a pre-incident condition. John will be running an informal Workshop at the TACCA Day where people are welcome to come and have a chat to explore the possibility of diversifying into this area of work. Equipment utilized in this field will be on show and he will be explaining how the various items work and perform. He can also advise what training is required and where this can be obtained.

6. Alloy Marketing – Alex Hedges

Alloy Marketing based in Yorkshire, provide small business focused marketing services, from design and print, to website design and online marketing. So the training sessions will bring you the latest advice across the full cycle of a typical small business marketing campaign. From branding, design and print advertising, through to a more in-depth look at website design and website conversion rate optimisation, social media marketing, and search engine marketing (using PPC and SEO), followed by questions. These seminars will help you get ahead of the competition by bringing you up-to-date with the available marketing channels you may consider when trying to generate leads for your business in 2013 and beyond.

7. Chemspec Europe

Chemspec is known and respected worldwide not only as an innovator of products, but as a problem solver. With over 40 years in the industry they are responsible for the introduction of what have become every day products such as traffic lane cleaner and chewing gum remover. More recently their DFC range of products offer the pro cleaner a truly green range of natural cleaning products. Their Formula 90 powder is the number one carpet detergent in the world and award winning Formula 429 is well respected by both the restoration industry and those responsible for infection control. Chemspecs talents dont end with chemicals. Chemspec-Europe offer world class training courses covering cleaning of carpets and upholstery, fire and smoke restoration, wood floor revival with their unique Wood-Solv system and more. Richard/Julie will be conducting hands on, practical, advanced spot and stain treatment on the day with their wide range of spotting solutions helping you to improve in the art of successful removal

8. Checkatrade has been established since 1998 as an information website for consumers.

The Brand is becoming well known and trusted giving consumers confidence in our members knowing we have done all the checks for them.

Checkatrade was set up as a great platform for trades to gain work through their reputation, and today it is still the most productive tool they have as reflected in the testimonials that we receive from our members and which can be found at

Events  during the day

  • raffle-ticket-imageA raffle and possible Auction for the night time has been planned so make sure you get your raffle tickets for the chance to win some great carpet cleaning merchandise and to help Kirty’s kids, our charity for the day – see Kirsty’s kids link
  • Prize list to be confirmed.

Please check back regularly for updates on the days events and raffle prizes below

Raffle prizes (so far)

  1. Dri-Eaz Dri-Pod Airmover (Restormate)
  2. Dri-Eaz TurboChannel (Restormate)
  3. 8 x 1L Bottles of Pong Go and 8 x 1L Bottles of Pong Go for Pets (Restormate)
  4. Cleaners mate pro edition (Cleanpro software solutions)
  5. 2 Tubs of Powerburst (PJ Cleaning supplies)
  6. Ultimex 35 vacuum cleaner (Craftex)
  7. Get booked up, Pro plus (Get booked up software)
  8. Chemspec, spotting kit
  9. Hydraforce inline sprayer (Hydramaster)
  10. 3 day leather restoration course (LTT) 
  11. A glided wand (cleansmart) TBC
  12. Spotting kit and a course (Alltec) TBC
  13. Special beer (Andrew Briscoe Cleaning Penrith)
  14. 12 Bottles of rosie Weston cider (
  15. Woodbridge commercial Prize TBC

Companies donating prizes (so far)

  1. Restormate
  2. Cleanpro software solutions.
  3. PJ Cleaning Supplies
  4. Get booked up
  5. Craftex
  6. Chemspec
  7. Hydramaster
  8. Alltec
  9. Cleansmart
  10. Woodbridge
  11. LTT

Testimonials from last years day

Oliver Campbell  I went to last year’s TACCA day and will defiantly be returning this year. You can learn more in the TACCA 1 day meeting than most 3 day courses and it’s far cheaper. It’s a very hands on day with informal training sessions / discussions that give you the chance to not only learn but have a go to and ask plenty of questions. We have now started en-capping for some commercial work as a direct result of the TACCA day. It’s also a great way of meeting other carpet cleaners and we’re all willing to share advice and help problem solve. Thanks to everyone involved.

Allan Simmons  Hi Derek, I’d like to add my testimonial for the day, specifically the information and advice I came away with regarding commercial carpet cleaning. The information and demonstration by Dave Ingram was invaluable. Although we already do a fair amount of commercial work talking to Dave and Jamie Pearson really opened my eyes to the ‘maintenance’ element and how that can tie clients into you as their go to supplier. I’ve applied everything I learned on the day and seen massive benefits in terms of time saving and client satisfaction / retention. If I hadn’t been to the TACCA event I would not have been exposed to ‘The Real Deal’ on commercial carpet maintenance. Oh, and Paul Moss’s tip on the tool for gum removal was another tip worth the cost of going, our guys love em and we’ve shaved time off jobs using them. Hands on practical stuff and a few beers too, nice one!

Ashley White  I attended the TACCA day, and I felt I learnt more in 1 day than I have in several 2 day courses that were run by the bigger organisations. The hands-on training meant I felt more confident when using the learnt techniques on the job. I paid particular attention to the leather, encap, and rug cleaning sessions – and each one has paid dividends in the time since the course, in the form of improved results and time & money saved. I’m really grateful to Paul Moss, Dave Ingram, and Dave Altomstone for the info passed on over the course of the day. My name will definately be on the list for future sessions.

Roy Junior McReynolds  i found tacca day was excellent, i got to meet a few new faces and learn more ideas it was definitely worth the trip from Northern ireland cant wait to the next one.

Andrew Briscoe Cleaning Penrith  A great day, with great people to learn from. Various cleaning and restoration methods for all kinds of carpets and fabrics. Met loads of other guys from the trade, we all networked with each other, I even picked up a few marketing tips from others. A day not to be missed and well worth a visit.


TACCA day is open to anyone interested in the cleaning industry and will benefit all who attend, we really hope to see you there!

This is ticket only, (no pay on the door) so please make sure you have a ticket before travelling down, there are limited spaces due to the venue’s capacity regulations, so please book your tickets early to avoid disappointment


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