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The UK cleaning industry celebrates its best: Golden Service Awards 2015 Winners announced
The cream of the UK cleaning industry gathered at a glittering ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in London's Park Lane last Friday, to celebrate the achievements of those who'd entered the Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards 2015 and hear the winners announced.
The following 23 winners are now officially the Best in the UK Cleaning Industry:
1 Best Cleaned Premises in a Public Service Building Award: Gateshead Council for the Blaydon Children's Centre
2 Best Cleaned Premises of a Small Education Establishment Award: FES FM for Inverkeithing Primary School
3 Best Cleaned Premises of a Large Education Establishment Award: Vinci Facilities for Da Vinci Community College, Derby
4 BPI Recycled Products Public Service Buildings Award: The Mount Charles Group for Titanic Belfast
5 Best Cleaned Premises of a Healthcare Establishment with fewer than 250 beds Award: Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists for the Phoenix Care Centre, Dublin
6 Reintec Healthcare Establishment with more than 250 beds Award: Serco Healthcare for the Forth Valley Royal Hospital
7 Best Cleaned Premises in an External Pedestrian Area including Street Furniture Award: JPC Cleaning Services for Chiswick Park Enjoy-Work, London
8 Best Cleaned Premises for an Individual Retail Establishment Award: Exclusive Contract Services for Sainsbury's, Telford
9 Best Cleaned Premises in a Shopping Mall Award: ABM Group UK for The Rock, Bury
10 Best Cleaned Premises in a Manufacturing facility Award: Newsprinters Broxbourne, in Waltham Forest
11 Best Cleaned Premises in a Transport Hub Award: Mitie for Birmingham Airport
12 CHSA Hospitality Award: Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists for ESPA Spa at the Europe Hotel in Killarney
13 Best Cleaned Premises for Office areas below 250,000 sq.ft Award: Principle Cleaning Services for Taylor Wessing, New Street Square, London
14 C & M - Office areas above 250,000 sq.ft Award: ISS Facility Services for PwC, Embankment Place, London
15 Best Specialist Cleaning Company Award: Specialised Cleaning Services
16 Award for Excellence in a small cleaning business: Time-Out Services
17 Kimberly-Clark Professional Healthy Workplace Award: Julius Rutherfoord for The Tramshed, Battersea
18 Diversey Care Environmental Awareness Award: Newsprinters Broxbourne, Waltham Forest
19 BICSc Industry Training Award: Aramark, for its training centre
20 Metzger Service Delivery Innovation of the Year Award: G4S Facilities Management, General Dynamics UK
21 Building Futures Group Best Company to work for Award: Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists
22 British Cleaning Council Site Supervisor of the Year: Cara Galloway from the ABM Group UK, at The Rock, Bury
23 Kimberly-Clark Professional Cleaning Operative of the Year: Mariana Pirgaru working for Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists at the Phoenix Care Centre, Dublin
"Congratulations to all the worthy winners in what has been the most successful and prestigious Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards to date," said Dr Louise Vickerman, UK marketing manager, Kimberly-Clark Professional. "We had more companies than ever entering and more sponsors than previous years. Our thanks go to all those who contributed with a special mention to Diversey Care, who once again have supported the awards as Gold Sponsor. We are very grateful for their support over the years."
New sponsors welcomed in 2015 are the Building Futures Group (BFG), sponsor of the new 'Best Company to Work for' Award. In addition, the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) joined as a new sponsor and kindly provided chocolate gifts for the event. New Ambassador Sponsors include BPI Recycled Products, Reintec and Metzger. Ambassador sponsor, The British Cleaning Council, has also continued to support the awards.
Stan Atkins, chief executive officer at the British Institute of Cleaning Science said: "Whilst we congratulate the 23 winners, all finalists must also be commended with well-deserved recognition for their achievements. The standard of entries this year was exceptionally high and many of the finalists and winners stood out due to careful planning and organisation.
"A special mention must go to Susan Spillane from Derrycourt whose dedication to preparing well researched and detailed entries was key to the company's success in scooping four awards."
Over 500 professionals from small, medium and large contract cleaning and FM firms plus in-house teams, as well as local authorities and hospitals attended the esteemed event this year.
29th October 2015