The annual European Cleaning and Hygiene Awards took place recently at the Hotel Palace in Berlin. The awards, which recognise standards of excellence in the professional cleaning industry, are the only pan-European awards for the sector. With over 100 entries this year, 36 leading service providers, manufacturers and distributors made the shortlist across 10 categories.
The winners were:
Best use of smart technological solutions: Principle Cleaning at Blue Fin.
Commitment to training: Derrycourt.
Client/contractor partnerships: CSU and CIRCL.
Distributors: excellence in added value initiatives: Kenter.
Sustainability: best practice: Essity.
Workforce: commitment to diversity: Ilunion Facility Services.
Initiative in raising the profile of the cleaning sector: British Institute of Cleaning Science.
Technological innovation of the year: Essity.
Leader of the year: Tony Berisha.
Rising star: Ben Swinbourne.
Compère for the evening, and member of the judging panel, Michelle Marshall, said: “There is so much tremendous work being done in the professional cleaning sector across Europe. The European Cleaning and Hygiene Awards exist to highlight and celebrate the service providers, manufacturers and distributors going above and beyond in the industry. We had some extremely strong entries this year, which is testament to the hard work and dedication of the sector. Our 2018 winners represent some of the most forward-thinking, innovative businesses, who are really making a difference in our industry. Congratulations to our 2018 winners.”
The venue for the 2019 European Cleaning and Hygiene Awards will be London.