The UK & Ireland’s very best cleaners and cleaning companies have been revealed at this year’s Golden Service Awards, organised by Kimberly- Clark Professional, in partnership with the Cleaning & Support Services Association (CSSA). At a glittering ceremony on Friday 4 November, a total of 19 awards were dished out to deserving winners across 18 categories.
There was a particularly strong showing from the retail sector, which provided the winners in five categories. They included Integrated Cleaning Management, which scooped the award for Best Cleaned Premises - Large Retail Establishment for its work at Marks & Spencer’s flagship store at Marble Arch in central London.
The public sector also accounted for five awards. The prize for Best Cleaned Premises - Public Sector Buildings was taken home by Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists for its work at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. There were also winners from the healthcare and education sectors.
There were loud cheers for Tomasz Patykiewicz from Cagney Contract Cleaning, who was named as the Kimberly-Clark Professional Cleaner of the Year for his work at the Convention Centre in Dublin. Also celebrating was Sue Brown from Aramark, who was named the British Cleaning Council’s Site Supervisor of the Year for her role at New College, Durham.
For the first time in the history of the Golden Service Awards there was a tie in one category. The award for Best Cleaned Premises - Educational Establishment was shared by Julius Rutherfoord Commercial Cleaning Services for South Thames College in London, and VINCI Construction UK for Mexborough School in South Yorkshire.
This year’s Golden Service Awards received a total of 133 entries from across the UK and Ireland. Judges selected 79 finalists from which the 19 winners were chosen.
Marta Longhurst, regional marketing manager for UK, Ireland & Benelux at Kimberly-Clark Professional, said: “The standard of entries in this year’s Golden Service Awards was very high and it was a tough job for the judges. But all winners were richly deserving of their awards for their focus on hard work and skill to achieve the highest possible standards for their customers.”
A record 600 professionals from small, medium and large contract cleaning firms and in-house teams, as well as local authorities and hospitals, attended the Golden Service Awards event. Also in attendance was Diversey, the Gold sponsor of the Golden Service Awards, as well as the ambassador sponsors Cleaning & Maintenance magazine, the British Cleaning Council and the British Institute of Cleaning Science.
The complete list of winners:
The Kimberly-Clark Professional Cleaner of the Year: Tomasz Patykiewicz from Cagney Contract Cleaning for The Convention Centre, Dublin.
The British Cleaning Council Site Supervisor of the Year: Sue Brown from Aramark Ltd for New College, Durham.
Best Cleaned Premises - Educational Establishment (Joint Winner): Julius Rutherfoord Commercial Cleaning Services for South Thames College, London
Best Cleaned Premises - Educational Establishment (Joint Winner): VINCI Construction UK Ltd for Mexborough School, South Yorkshire.
Best Cleaned Premises - Healthcare Establishment: Bradford District Care Trust for Care UK’s Eccleshill NHS Treatment Centre, Bradford.
Best Cleaned Premises - Public Sector Buildings: Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists for the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.
Best Cleaned Premises - Large Retail Establishment: Integrated Cleaning Management Ltd for Marks & Spencer, Marble Arch, London.
Best Cleaned Premises - Manufacturing: Turner Facilities Management Ltd for Newsprinters (Eurocentral) Ltd, Motherwell.
Best Cleaned Premises - Individual Retail Unit: Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists for Avoca Handweavers, Kilmacanogue, County Wicklow.
Best Cleaned Premises - Transport: ISS Facility Services for Stansted Airport Ltd, Essex.
The C&M Award for Best Cleaned Premises - Offices above 50,001 sq. ft: Strand for Wellcome Trust, Gibbs Building and Wellcome Collection, London.
Best Cleaned Premises - Offices below 50,000 sq. ft: Time-Out Cleaning Services Ltd for Bruntwood Booths Park, Greater Manchester.
Best Cleaned Premises - Hospitality: Cagney Contract Cleaning for The Convention Centre, Dublin.
The Best Specialist Cleaning Company Award: Rentokil Specialist Hygiene for Newcastle Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne.
The Diversey Environmental Awareness Award: The Environmental Services Department at The Trafford Centre, Manchester.
The Health & Safety Award: Integrated Cleaning Management Ltd for its health & safety programme implemented for M&S.
The CSSA Award for Excellence in a Small Cleaning Business: Greenzone Cleaning & Support Services Ltd.
Service Delivery Innovation of the Year: Serco for Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Falkirk.
The BICSc Industry Training Award: The Trafford Centre, Manchester.
Further information can be found at: www.goldenserviceawards.co.uk.
For those unable to wait, please note that the organisers will update this site with information on the 2013 programme in Autumn 2012.