The finalists have been announced for the Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards 2018. A total of 57 finalists from 36 companies have been successful.
The announcement follows the first stage of judging carried out independently by the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc). This year entries were invited across 14 categories spanning healthcare, office, education, retail, manufacturing, hospitality, environmental, and training sectors, as well as nominations for the Cleaning Operative and Supervisor of the Year awards.
The finalist companies are: ABM Facilities Solutions; ABM Facilities Services; ABM UK; Aramark; Atkins Gregory Ltd; Brayborne Facilities Services; Building Cleaning Service - Gateshead Council; Cleanology; Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists; The Exclusive Services Group; Exclusive Contract Services Ltd; Floorbrite Cleaning & Facilities Services; Grosvenor Services; Interserve; intu Eldon Square; ISS Facilities Services Healthcare; ISS Mediclean; Julius Rutherfoord & Co; JPC Cleaning Services Ltd; Key Enviro Solutions; LCC Support Services Ltd; Mitie Cleaning & Environmental Services Ltd; Mitie - Healthcare Clean Environments; Mitie Clean Environments; Momentum Support; Noonan Services Group; Nviro; OCS Group Ltd; OCS/Norton Rose Fulbright; Principle Cleaning Services Ltd; Savills UK Ltd County Square Shopping Centre; Serco Health; Sodexo; Thames Cleaning and Support Services; Vinci Facilities; and Xenon Services Ltd.
Peter Oliver, general manager UK, Ireland and France, Kimberly-Clark Professional, said: “We are very proud to announce the finalists for the 2018 Golden Service Awards. Kimberly-Clark Professional is committed to driving high standards in the washroom and is passionate about creating exceptional workplaces. We set up the awards to recognise excellence and inspire the raising of standards which we can see demonstrated through high levels of first-rate entries from across the cleaning industry.”
The 57 finalists will now go through to the next stage of judging which for most categories includes a site visit by a BICSc judge. The judges are looking for innovation, staff training, and client relationships as the main criteria to be assessed.
Stan Atkins, chief executive officer at BICSc, said: “Congratulations to all finalists. The standard of entries was exceptionally high with evidence of clear innovations and achievements across the industry. The judges look forward to meeting the finalists at the site visits, and it is important to stress that they will be judging standards achieved and not just whether the entry specifications are followed.”
The winners will be announced at the London Hilton on Park Lane on Thursday 8 March 2018. Over 500 guests including finalists and sponsors are expected to come together to celebrate the latest achievements of the UK’s cleaning and FM industry.
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