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Golden Service Awards shine spotlight on cleaning industry stars
Last Thursday, the cream of the UK's professional cleaning industry gathered at the London Hilton on Park Lane, to recognise its newest stars.
Yes... it was time for the highly-anticipated 2018 Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards - the long-running Awards programme which recognises outstanding commitment and a passion to deliver performances that raises cleaning standards.
Since 1991, the now biennial Golden Service Awards (@GoldenServAward) have celebrated innovation, excellence and the continuous improvement of standards across the professional cleaning industry. Awards were presented this year to winners across 14 categories at a formal ceremony hosted by British comedy star Sally Phillips. The winners were:
* Best Cleaned Premises, Healthcare Establishment with fewer than 250 beds
Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists, Temple Street Children's University Hospital, Dublin
* Best Cleaned Premises, Healthcare Establishment with more than 250 beds
ISS Mediclean, Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough
(Highly Commended: Serco Health, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Falkirk)
* Best Cleaned Premises, Office areas below 250,000 square feet
Vinci Facilities, Welsh Government, Aberystwyth
(Highly Commended: Julius Rutherfoord & Co, Springer Nature, London)
* Best Cleaned Premises, Office areas above 250,000 square feet
Principle Cleaning Services, JSRE 30 St. Mary Axe Management
(Highly Commended: OCS Group UK, Norton Rose Fulbright, London)
* Best Cleaned Premises, Large Education Establishment
Julius Rutherfoord & Co. South Thames College, Merton Campus, London
(Highly Commended: Nviro, University of East London)
* Best Cleaned Premises, Individual Retail Establishment
The Exclusive Services Group, Sainsbury's, Exeter
* Best Cleaned Premises, Shopping Mall over 1 million square feet
intu Eldon Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne
(Highly Commended: Momentum Support, Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin)
* Best Cleaned Premises, Shopping Mall under 1 million square feet
Principle Cleaning Services, Landsec, One New Change, London
(Highly Commended: ABM UK, Livingston Designer Outlet, Livingston)
* Best Cleaned Premises, Manufacturing
Sodexo, Seagate Springtown, Derry
* Best Cleaned Premises, Hospitality Award (sponsored by Ambassador Sponsor RPC bpi refuse)
Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists, Crosscare, Dublin
(Highly Commended: The Exclusive Services Group, Vue Cinema, Royal Leamington Spa)
* Environmental Awareness Award (sponsored by Diversey)
* Industry Training Award (sponsored by BICSc)
Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists, Derrycourt Training Centre, Dublin
* Site Supervisor of the Year
Ray Browne, Sodexo
(Highly Commended: Matheus Pavan, ABM UK)
* Cleaning Operative of the Year (pictured)
Alberto Del Rosario, Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists
(Highly Commended: Jose Espinosa, Nviro)
"Congratulations to all the worthy winners and our new industry stars," said Stephen Jones, General Manager (UK and Ireland), Kimberly-Clark Professional. "All winners should be acknowledged as the very best in our industry.
"This reflects our overall objectives for the awards and our vision to create exceptional workplaces through raising industry standards. We are very grateful to all our sponsors and contributors, especially Diversey, who once again supported the awards as Gold Sponsor."
Kimberly-Clark Professional partnered with The British Institute of Cleaning Science which oversaw the independent judging and whose CEO Stan Atkins said:
"Whilst we congratulate our winners, all finalists must be applauded for the highest standard of entries to date. In some categories judging was very close, and so for the first time we have also presented some well-deserved highly commended awards.
"What stood out to the judges this year is that those companies who are helping to raise standards in the industry are those that are most committed to investment and training."
Over 500 professionals from small, medium and large contract cleaning and facilities management companies, plus in-house cleaning teams, as well as local authorities and hospitals, attended the showcase event this year.
15th March 2018