The finalists have been announced for the 2020 Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards. There are 66 finalists coming from 32 different companies. The full list is available at www.goldenserviceawards.co.uk.
The announcement follows the first stage of judging carried out by The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc). The judges have said that this year the standard of entries across all categories was exceptional, with the entries for the supervisor of the year and cleaning operative of the year categories exceeding expectations.
The finalist companies are: ABM UK, Andron Facilities Management, Aramark, Axis Cleaning and Support Services, Birkin Cleaning Services, Breanheath, Burke and Clemens, Busy Bees Cleaning and Maintenance 2000, Cleanology, County Square Property Ltd c/o Savills UK, Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists, Enhance Facilities Services, FES FM, Grosvenor Services, Incentive FM, Incentive QAS, ISS Facility Services Healthcare, JPC by Samsic, Julius Rutherfoord, Key Enviro Solutions, Maxim Facilities Management, Mitie Cleaning and Environmental Services, Momentum Support, Nviro, OCS, Prime Clean, Principle Cleaning Services, Sodexo, The Exclusive Services Group, The Westgrove Group, University of Huddersfield, and VINCI Facilities.
Steve Jones, general manager UK and Ireland, Kimberly-Clark Professional, said: “In 1991 we set up the Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards to recognise excellence in the cleaning industry and to inspire the raising of standards. Our mission is to create exceptional workplaces and improve washroom standards throughout every facility, demonstrating our passion to continuously improve our industry. We are very proud to announce the finalists for the Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards 2020 who have showcased some outstanding achievements this year."
The 66 finalists will now go through to the next stage of judging which for most categories includes a site visit by a BICSc judge. An independent judge has been appointed for the judging of the BICSc industry training award. Site visits will take place during November with the judging panel looking for innovation, staff training and client relationships as the main criteria for assessment.
Stan Atkins, CEO of BICSc, said: “Congratulations to all finalists for 2020. This is a year of unrivalled standards with evidence of clear innovations and achievements across the industry. The judges look forward to meeting the finalists at the site visits. It is important to stress that it is the standards of excellence achieved that will be judged and not just whether the entry specifications are followed.”
The winners will be announced at a ceremony on Wednesday 4 March 2020 at the London Hilton, Park Lane. Over 500 guests, including finalists and sponsors, and the leading names in the UK’s cleaning and FM industry, are expected to come together to celebrate its stars and their achievements in 2020.
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