The UK cleaning industry recently recognised its newest stars at the 2018 Kimberly-Clark Professional* Golden Service Awards for outstanding commitment and passion to deliver performances that raised cleaning standards.
Awards were presented to winners across 14 categories at a formal ceremony on 8 March at the London Hilton on Park Lane, hosted by British comedy star Sally Phillips.
Winners included Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists, ISS Mediclean, VINCI Facilities, Principle Cleaning Services, Julius Rutherfoord & Co, The Exclusive Services Group Ltd, intu Eldon Square, Sodexo and Cleanology.
Individual awards went to Ray Browne from Sodexo, and Alberto Del Rosario from Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists.
Stephen Jones, General Manager (UK and Ireland), Kimberly-Clark Professional* said: “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 (BICSc) who oversaw the independent judging.
Stan Atkins, chief executive officer at The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) and Chair of The British Cleaning Council, 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.”
Returning as an Ambassador Sponsor of the awards is RPC bpi refuse. The awards also welcomed three new media partners: Tomorrow’s Cleaning, Cleaning Matters and ThisWeekinFM.
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.
For details of all the award winners visit www.goldenserviceawards.co.uk/2018-winners