Robert Scott’s ‘Cleaning up your Community’ competition will return for a second year following the success of its launch in 2018. The fourth generation family-owned business will launch the competition at the start of the Great British Spring Clean on Friday 22 March 2019.
The competition provides the opportunity to nominate a worthy community project in need of some cleaning TLC. The winning project will receive £500 worth of cleaning products and a day’s cleaning on behalf of Robert Scott, with four regional project finalists also receiving £250 worth of Robert Scott products.
All entrants will be judged by a panel of industry leaders including: Stan Atkins, chairman of the British Cleaning Council; Neil Nixon, editor of Cleaning & Maintenance magazine and conference director of The Cleaning Show; Gill Ireson, head of sales at Robert Scott; and the company’s sales director, Alastair Scott.
Projects can range from a local community group or charity to an area of public space or a facility used by the local community. This could be a village hall that’s seen better days, a local beach front, a park that’s become overrun with litter, or a charity HQ in need of a spruce up. Last year’s winner was the Pentref Taclus group from Llanberis - a collection of local residents that organise regular walking clean-ups of the town, which is a popular tourist destination in North Wales.
Alastair Scott, sales director at Robert Scott, said: “As a business that’s been part of our own local community for over 90 years, we want to provide an opportunity for our customers to give something back. It was fantastic to see the diversity of entries last year – from a gymnastics club in Rochdale to a dog shelter in Sheffield. We know there are so many deserving projects across the country and we look forward to seeing this year’s entries and offering a little cleaning know-how and a helping hand to the winners.”
Nominations can be submitted online - www.robert-scott.co.uk - from Friday 22 March by providing the name and location of the project with a picture and your reasons why it deserves to win. The deadline for entries is Friday 22 April 2019.
Photo shows: The judges - from left: Stan Atkins, chairman of the British Cleaning Council; Gill Ireson, head of sales at Robert Scott; the company’s sales director, Alastair Scott; and Neil Nixon, editor of Cleaning & Maintenance magazine and conference director of The Cleaning Show.