The organisers behind the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards have announced that this year’s event in Brussels will be postponed until 2021, due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.
The fifth annual event, which celebrates the cleaning and hygiene sector across Europe, was due to take place on 5 November at Le Plaza Hotel in Brussels. However, as Covid-19 continues to affect people and businesses across the globe, the event has now been cancelled, returning to the same venue on 4 November 2021.
Michelle Marshall, Editor of the European Cleaning Journal and founder of the awards, said: “As many of our colleagues across the cleaning and hygiene sector continue to face challenging times, as they adapt to living and working alongside the Covid-19 crisis, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s event in Brussels to protect the health of our supporters.
“Many of our sponsors and supporters are working tirelessly on the frontline, delivering vital services to keep our communities clean and safe during these unprecedented times. Whilst we are keen to give these workers the recognition they deserve, we must ensure that their safety comes first, therefore we feel that hosting a large scale event this year is not the right thing to do.
“We would like to thank our sponsors, media partners and entrants for their support to date and look forward to celebrating the industry’s outstanding efforts when the event returns to Le Plaza Hotel in Brussels in November 2021.”