Leading service providers, manufacturers and distributors from Europe’s cleaning and hygiene sector came together last night (17 October) to celebrate the very best of the industry.
The annual European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards took place at The Church House in London, where the 2019 finalists were honoured at a glittering awards dinner.
Following a record year for entries, the judges considered over 130 nominations. Twenty-three finalists across nine categories were announced in August, and last night’s event saw the winners revealed.
Now in their fourth year, the awards recognise standards of excellence in the professional cleaning industry and are the only pan-European awards for the sector.
The winners were:
- Best use of smart solutions by service provider (sponsored by i-team Global): Swiss Post Real Estate Management and Services
- Investment in training (sponsored by Greenspeed): Derrycourt
- Excellence in client/contractor partnerships: Principle Cleaning Services, 30 St Mary Axe
- Sustainability – best practice (sponsored by Werner & Mertz, greencare Professional): Incentive QAS
- Commitment to diversity (sponsored by Principle Cleaning Services): Facilicom/Buitengewoon
- Best initiative raising the profile of the cleaning sector (sponsored by Ceris Burns International): Lucart
- Technological innovation of the year: Adlatus/Killis
- Leader of the Year: Gerlinde Troestl, Markas
- Rising star (sponsored by Jangro): Sol Amorim, Principle
Editor of European Cleaning Journal and member of the judging panel, Michelle Marshall, said: “The European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards are all about shining the spotlight on the outstanding work going on in our industry so it was fantastic to see so many entries flood in this year. There was some seriously strong competition but we really felt that our nine winners had gone above and beyond to champion our industry. They are some of the most innovative, proactive leaders in the sector and it was brilliant to be able to honour them in London last night.”
Joining Marshall on the judging panel were Lynn Webster, Director of Lynn Webster Consultants (UK), Juan Diez de los Rios de San Juan, President of the European Cleaning & Facility Services Industry (EFCI), and Frank Veneman, Director of Association for Cleaning Research (VSR) (Netherlands).