BICSc announces awards finalists

The shortlist of successful finalists for the annual BICSc Awards 2023 has been announced.

The industry-leading, prestigious British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) Awards rewards the outstanding efforts of leading lights from the global professional cleaning industry.

Star of TV’s The Chase, Paul Sinha, professional quizzer, comedian, doctor and broadcaster, has been announced as the celebrity host for the esteemed awards ceremony.

The institute received a phenomenal number of entries for this year’s awards, which will take place on Thursday, 21 September, at The Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club.

Neil Spencer-Cook, BICSc Group Managing Director, said: “Once again, our industry-leading awards attracted an incredible number of entries, which are of exceptional calibre. Our awards allow us to shine a spotlight on inspirational individuals and organisations operating within the global cleaning community.

“We have reviewed all the entrants and are delighted to announce the shortlist of finalists. We look forward to being able to announce the winners at our illustrious awards ceremony being staged in September and would like to congratulate all of those who have been shortlisted and everyone who has entered.”

The finalists are:

For Outstanding Corporate Member of the Year – presented to a BICSc corporate member for their outstanding corporate commitment to the institute and through excellence in supporting the institute’s goal of raising awareness and standards for the cleaning industry:

  • The Mount Charles Group Limited
  • Lynn Webster Consultants Ltd
  • National Catering Company

Excellence in Training and Assessment (UK) – this award is for training and development by an Accredited Training Member, audited and approved to deliver BICSc training and assessment within their organisation based in the United Kingdom:

  • Vinci Facilities
  • University of Huddersfield
  • Mainstay Facilities Management

Excellence in Training and Assessment (International) – this award is for training and development by an Accredited Training Member, audited and approved to deliver BICSc training and assessment within their organisation operating outside of the United Kingdom:

  • Farnek Services LLC
  • Berkeley Services UAE LLC
  • National Catering Company
  • Emrill Services LLC

Assessor of the Year – this award acknowledges the success of an inspirational individual Licensed Assessor who, when it comes to exacting standards, continues to strive to raise the bar. This accolade will be awarded to someone who demonstrates an outstanding level of passion, professionalism, and commitment to excellence for their students and themselves:

  • Pundarik Ghimire
  • Ameenulla Syed
  • Emma Windle
  • Nicola Boulter

Outstanding Client Commitment by a Cleaning Operative – this award is for an individual who exhibits exceptional commitment to BICSc standards. They will be a supporting figure when it comes to excellent service delivery:

  • Christine McKinnon
  • Elaine Noble
  • Olga Bancov

Outstanding Candidate of the Year – this special award reflects the exceptional achievement of an individual and their award of BICSc qualifications. The focus will be centred on how the candidate has been able to achieve an award against personal difficulties or adversity. It shines a spotlight on someone who has gone the extra mile to complete and receive BICSc qualifications within the workplace:

  • Syful Islam Rahat Khalifa
  • Steven Parish
  • Mirza Ehteshamul Haque

Ahead of the evening awards event, BICSc will again host its popular exhibition and Industry Insights Conference featuring guest speakers from across the sector. Keynote speakers will include Gill McAteer from Citation who will provide the latest insights on HR and employment law impacting the industry.

Gareth Hughes from Anti Bacterial Sciences will also be joined by fellow speaker Lawrence Osborne from TASKI and Nicky Biggart from Evans Vanodine International will address delegates about sustainability in the cleaning and hygiene industry.

Neil Spencer-Cook added: “None of this would be possible without the outstanding support of our sponsors who also deserve our thanks. Tickets are now on sale for our prestigious awards ceremony and we look forward to welcoming guests to join us in celebrating the best in the cleaning industry.”

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