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Winners announced for the inaugural European Cleaning and Hygiene Awards

Published 9th November, 2016 by Neil Nixon

Winners announced for the inaugural European Cleaning and Hygiene Awards

Winners of the European Cleaning and Hygiene Awards 2016 have been announced. These new awards recognise standards of excellence in the professional cleaning sector across Europe and were presented recently in Barcelona.

From almost 100 entries submitted by service providers, manufacturers and distributors the judges agreed the following entries were worthy of the highest accolades:

• Best use of technology by contractors in their cleaning programme, sponsored by Diversey Care: Leviy for Healthcare Cleaning 'Real-time Control'.
• Commitment to and investment in training, sponsored by BOMA: ISS for Service with a Human Touch.
• Excellence in client/contractor partnerships, sponsored by Tennant: Principle Cleaning Services Ltd.
• Distributors - excellence in added value initiatives: INPACS - Global Supply Solution.
• Sustainability - best practice in implementing principles throughout the business, sponsored by INPACS: Markas.
• Workforce - excellence in employee relationships, training, diversity and inclusion, reward programmes etc, sponsored by Hygieia Network: ISS Spain.
• Best initiative raising the profile and perception of the professional cleaning sector - locally or on a wider level, sponsored by Greenspeed: Grup Net100x200.
• Groundbreaking technological innovation of the year: ICE for Robo 2.
• Inspirational leader of the year, sponsored by Truvox International: Kurt Alois Hegerich.
• Greatest individual contribution to driving up standards within a cleaning operation: Mariana Pirgaru, Derrycourt Cleaning Specialist's outstanding employee.
• Lifetime achievement award, sponsored by Ceris Burns International: Douglas Cooke, Principle Cleaning (UK).

Douglas Cooke said: “I'm absolutely blown away, it's a complete surprise. Of course I'm absolutely thrilled, delighted and honoured to win it. It's thanks to the people in the rest of my business - managers, directors and everybody else who allows me the time to go away and promote the cleaning industry.”