The winners of the inaugural European Cleaning Hygiene Awards were revealed at a recent ceremony in Barcelona.
The awards, founded by the European Cleaning Journal and organised by Environment Media Group, saw finalists, industry leaders and sponsors come together at the Majestic Hotel in recognition of the high standards of innovation and quality being achieved by individuals and companies across Europe’s cleaning industry.
The 10 category winners were chosen by a multi-national judging panel comprising 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).
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
WORKFORCE – EXCELLENCE IN EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIPS, TRAINING, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION, REWARDS PROGRAMMES ETC
Sponsored by Hygieia Network
BEST INITIATIVE RAISING THE PROFILE AND PERCEPTION OF THE PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SECTOR – LOCALLY OR ON A WIDER LEVEL
Sponsored by Greenspeed
GROUNDBREAKING TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION OF THE YEAR
ICE for Cleanfix 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
Douglas Cooke of Principle Cleaning in the UK
On receiving the highest accolade, 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 allow me the time to go away and promote the cleaning industry.”
Diversey Care was the lead sponsor for this inaugural awards event. Its president, Dr Ilham Kadri, was at the ceremony and commented:
“This first edition of the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards has demonstrated the outstanding value that the cleaning industry is creating with groundbreaking innovations.
“As the lead sponsor for the event, I was both inspired and impressed by the great organisation and our customers’ awards. Congratulations for a job well done.”
The education partner for the afternoon’s conference was worldwide cleaning association, ISSA and the cocktail reception was sponsored by ISSA/INTERCLEAN.
The next European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards will be held in 2017, in Rome. For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org