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Aramark cleans up ay BICSc NI awards

Published 24th September, 2021 by Neil Nixon

Aramark cleans up ay BICSc NI awards

Aramark Northern Europe has won three categories at the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) Northern Ireland Nation Awards. The event took place in Belfast City Hall and represented the first event that has been held there since the COVID-19 pandemic.

In total, over 10 Aramark personnel were nominated at the awards, winning three out of the four categories it entered. Marion Brown won the ‘office’ category, making this the eighth consecutive year that Aramark has won this category. Ian Barnard took home the prize in the ‘leisure and hospitality’ category and Amy Peachey was the winner of the ‘supervisor’ category.

Colm McGrath, Aramark BICSc trainer and BICSc Northern Ireland chairman, said: “Aramark has always been a great supporter of the BICSc NI Nation Awards throughout the years and, after a long 18 months, it was great to get back to the iconic Belfast City Hall for this year’s event. The awards are always highly competitive, so all of our finalists should be really proud of their achievements.”

Shane Flynn, managing director of Aramark Ireland, said: “I am delighted that our Aramark cleaning operatives have been recognised for their work. This is a true testament to their ethos and work ethic and demonstrates their commitment to the high standards upheld throughout all of our client sites. The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on the importance of clean, safe and hygienic environments. Our team has done an exceptional job each and every day since the beginning of the pandemic, so it is a privilege for us to honour them and their work. Overall, this is a huge achievement for the company, one we are incredibly proud of.”

Photo shows: Front row: Heather McMillen, Aramark area manager; Amy Peachey, winner of the ‘supervisor’ category; and Colm McGrath, Aramark compliance/BICSc trainer, assessor and BICSc NI Nation chairman. Second row: Urszula Koziol Jarecka, supervisor finalist; Daniel Pastuszcak, Aramark area manager; Nikki Jameson Thompson (Stranmillis College), supervisor finalist; and Sheridan Johnston (Stranmillis College), education finalist. Third row: Linda Lucy, finalist leisure and hospitality; Anite Wilgaus, Aramark supervisor; and Michelle Stewart, Aramark cleaning operative. Back row: Martin Walker, Aramark regional manager; Kate Proctor, Aramark regional manager; Susan Cooke, Aramark HR specialist; Shane Flynn, managing director, Aramark Ireland; Ray Taylor, operations director; Danny McAuley, Aramark operations manager; David Maxwell, leisure and hospitality finalist; and Ian Barnard, leisure and hospitality winner.

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