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Kimberly-Clark Professional launches the Golden Service Awards 2024 to be held at the Hilton, Park Lane London on 23 May 2024

Finalists and celebrity host for the Golden Service Awards 2024 announced

The stage is being set for the 2024 Kimberly-Clark Professional™ Golden Service Awards with the announcement of the finalists and comedian and actor Hugh Dennis as host.

The finalists are announced for what is considered to be the ‘Oscars’ of the cleaning and FM industry, recognising the continued excellence, performance and commitment through unprecedented times. It is one of the most prestigious events in the industry and its pinnacle accolade – therefore many congratulations go to 57 finalists from 28 companies, with the list of well-deserved finalists also available at https://www.goldenserviceawards.co.uk/en-gb/award-results/2024-finalists.

Save the date – Hugh Dennis announced as host

Mark your diaries and save the date for the next Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards which will take place on Thursday 23 May 2024 at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

One of the UK’s best known TV faces, Hugh Dennis, comedian, actor and writer, will be joined on stage by Craig Bowman, General Manager, UK & Ireland to present the 18 awards.

Hugh Dennis is best known for his stint on the BBC’s topical panel show Mock the Week, his appearance in the comedy Outnumbered for BBC1, and the writer for BBC’s Radio 4’s award winning comedy The Now Show. A skilled impressionist, Hugh performed for Spitting Image with comedy partner, Steve Punt, whom he met at university in Cambridge. Hugh has been spotted in the James Bond film No Time to Die as a scientist in Q’s laboratory and since 2014, he has appeared in the BBC sitcom, Not Going Out with Lee Mack.

Increase in entries

The announcement of the finalists follows the first stage of judging carried out independently by The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc). The judges have announced there was a 30 per cent increase in entries this year.

Neil Spencer-Cook, BICSc Group MD said: “The increase in applicants was great to see and the standard of entries very good. The focus on sustainability, teamwork and staff wellbeing were key factors in the entries.  The rise in strong entries in the diversity and inclusion category shows that the industry is ahead of the curve in this area.”

The finalists will now go through to the next stage of judging which for most categories includes a site visit by a BICSc judge. The site visits will take place during December and January, with the judges looking for innovation, staff training, and client relationships as the main criteria for assessment. BICSc will be in touch in the coming days to arrange a visit or telephone interview.

The 2024 finalists are:

  • ABM
  • Andron Facilities Management
  • Apleona UK
  • Arcus FM
  • Bidvest Noonan
  • Birkin Group
  • Cleanology
  • Churchill
  • Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists
  • Grosvenor Cleaning Services
  • Heath & Wiltshire Ltd
  • ISS UK Limited
  • JPC by Samsic
  • Julius Rutherfoord & Co
  • Juniper Ventures Ltd      
  • Key Enviro Solutions Limited
  • Maxim Facilities Management Ltd
  • Mitie
  • OCS Group UK Ltd
  • Principle Cleaning Services Ltd
  • Property Support Services UK Ltd
  • Right FM Ltd
  • Serna FM
  • Thames Cleaning & Support Services Ltd
  • The Exclusive Services Group Limited
  • VINCI Facilities
  • Westgrove Group

And the winners are…..don’t miss it – book your tickets

The winners will be announced on Thursday 23 May 2024 at the London Hilton on Park Lane between 12.15pm and 4pm. Over 500 guests including finalists and sponsors, and the leading names in the UK’s cleaning and FM industry are expected to come together to celebrate its stars and their achievements.

Tickets are now on sale, priced at £250 plus VAT (£300). Please email gsa@suzannehowe.com or call Suzanne Howe Communications on 0203 468 0923 to book. Tables of 10 or individual tickets are available. Make sure you don’t miss out and book early to avoid disappointment.

“I would like to thank our sponsors for all their support including gold sponsor Kärcher and silver sponsors Nationwide, Bunzl Cleaning and Hygiene Supplies and Soap20, as well as bronze sponsors BioVate Hygienics and EcoBreeze,” says Craig Bowman, General Manager UK & Ireland, Kimberly-Clark Professional.

“Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit an entry. This year we had more entries than ever before which we believe is a true reflection of the successful industry we work in.

“We are honoured to be able to host these awards and delighted to see how popular they are. Congratulations to all the 2024 finalists. We look forward to seeing the finalists and our industry peers at the awards ceremony,” adds Bowman. “We wish all the finalists of the 2024 Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards the very best of luck!”

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