De finalisten van de European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2018 zijn bekendgemaakt: 36 leidende dienstverleners, producenten en distributeurs staan op de shortlist van 10 categorieën. Hierna het Engelstalige bericht van de organisatie van de #ECHAwards18.
The European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards, which recognise standards of excellence in the professional cleaning industry, are the only pan-European awards for the sector. The winners will be announced at an exclusive gala dinner at the Five Star Hotel Palace in Berlin on 15 November.
Editor of the European Cleaning Journal and member of the judging panel, Michelle Marshall, said: “There is so much tremendous work being done in the professional cleaning sector across Europe and the Cleaning & Hygiene Awards provide a fantastic opportunity to shine a spotlight on those really making a difference in our industry.
“We had some extremely strong entries this year, which made tough work for the judges, but we feel the shortlist represents some of the most forward-thinking, innovative businesses in the sector. We look forward to revealing the winners at our glittering awards event in November.”
With over 100 entries, the judges have now selected their finalists in the 10 categories:
Best Use of Smart Technological Solutions by Service Providers
Smartware/Iclean, Care NV
Principle Cleaning at Blue Fin
Principle Cleaning at Paddington
Virtual Reality in training cleaning employees, Gom
Insider Facility Services
Commitment to and Investment in Training Award (Sponsored by Greenspeed)
GOM & Zadkine Startcollege
Excellence in Client and Contractor Partnerships (Sponsored by Igefa GmbH)
CSU and CIRCL
Google, CBRE and Principle
ISS Facilities Services
Distributors Excellence in Added Value Initiatives (Sponsored by Lucart Professional)
Orbita Dashboard, INPACS
Oceanys/Equipage Hygiene Solutions
Sustainability – Best practice (Sponsored by Werner and Mertz)
Chequers Contract Services
Workforce – Commitment to Diversity
The Soap Co, Clarity
Ilunion Facility Services
Vinci Facilities Cleaning
Initiative Raising the Profile of the Professional Cleaning Sector (Sponsored by Ceris Burns International)
British Institute of Cleaning Science
Technological Innovation of the Year
Leader of the Year (Sponsored by Truvox International)
Thomas Heary, Derrycourt
Tony Berisha, Insider Facility Services
Rainer Kenter, Kenter
Rising Star Award
Alberto del Rosario, Derrycourt
Ben Swinbourne, Principle Cleaning Services
The awards, now in their third year, were launched by the European Cleaning Journal and are organised by EMG. Even if you are not a finalist, or did not enter this year, the award ceremony and gala dinner offer an unrivalled opportunity for networking with people from leading businesses and organisations in the cleaning and hygiene industry.
The event’s silver sponsor is Lucart Professional, one of the top 10 producers of paper and tissue products in Europe. Other supporters include 3M, CleanMachines24.com, Kenter GmbH, RAI Amsterdam, and Vectair Systems. The media partners are Tomorrow’s Cleaning in the UK, GSA in Italy, Services of France and Reinigungs Markt in Germany.