Bekendmaking finalisten European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards

award podiumDe finalisten voor de European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2016 zijn bekendgemaakt. Deze nieuwe awards vormen een herkenning voor de standards of excellence in de professionele schoonmaaksector in Europe en worden voor het eerst gepresenteerd op 29 september tijdens een galadiner in Barcelona. Hierna het Engelstalige bericht en alle genomineerden in de tien categoriën op een rij.

The professional cleaning sector is rich with initiatives concerning service excellence, client relationships, investment in workforce and creating sustainable businesses. A large number of entries were received across the categories from many countries. From almost 100 entries submitted by service providers, manufacturers and distributors the judges have now selected those that will go forward as finalists in the 10 categories, with the winners being announced in Barcelona.

Best use of technology by contractors in their cleaning programme
Climex for CMS Leviy for Healthcare Cleaning ‘Real-time Control’  ICE for Robo 2  SmartView and Hospital Sant Pau Barcelona

Commitment to and investment in training
CSU for Budgetcoaching  Facilicom for Horses for Courses  ISS for Service with a Human Touch Transforming and Modernising Cleaning Services at Manchester Metropolitan University

Excellence in client/contractor partnerships
Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists for St. Vincent’s Private Hospital G4S at Sunderland Royal Hospital  Grosvenor Services for a Shining Partnership ISS and PWC  Principle Cleaning Services Ltd

Distributors – excellence in added value initiatives
Boma Distribution Partnership ISC – Tennant Kenter for LC5 INPACS – Global Supply Solution

Sustainability – best practice in implementing principles throughout the business
Grosvenor Services for Putting Sustainability into Service Provision Interval: Why do we Take Care of Turtles? Markas Principle Cleaning Services Ltd

Workforce – excellence in employee relationships, training, diversity & inclusion, rewards programmes etc
Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists Facilicom Markas ISS Spain

Best initiative raising the profile and perception of the professional cleaning sector – locally or on a wider level
ECMR, the Future of Europe is Circular for the Cleaning Industry Grup Net100x200 Gruppo Pulitore Qualificato

Groundbreaking technological innovation of the year
FacilityApps for Internet of Things in Cleaning  ICE for Robo 2 Insider Facility Services for Kontroll Inside Active  SmartView and Hospital Sant Pau – Diversey Care

Inspirational leader of the year
Charlie Mowat Jeff Bell Kurt Alois Hegerich

Greatest individual contribution to driving up standards within a cleaning operation
Mariana Pirgaru, Derrycourt Cleaning Specialist’s Outstanding Employee Kurt Alois Hegerich

The multi-national judging panel was made up of European Cleaning Journal editor Michelle Marshall; industry consultant Jean-Marc Flaux (France); director of contract cleaning association BIV Johannes Bungart (Germany); president of contract cleaning association ASPEL Juan Díez de los Ríos de San Juan (Spain); and industry consultant Lynn Webster (UK).

Lynn Webster, Director at LWC Ltd said: “It was tremendously exciting and an honour to be judging the inaugural European awards, recognising cleaning excellence across a variety of countries, with their diversity in sectors, cultures and disciplines. We had an exceptional number of quality entries that made the judging in some categories extremely difficult, but have resulted in some very credible finalists being announced from across the many countries represented.”

The event sponsor is Sealed Air Diversey Care, the education partner for the conference and awards is ISSA/INTERCLEAN, who in addition, will be sponsoring the awards cocktail reception. The award category sponsors are Ceris Burns International, INPACS, Tennant Company and Truvox International.

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