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Finalists for European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards in Berlin announced

Thirty-six leading service providers, manufacturers and distributors have made the shortlist across 10 categories in the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2018.

The awards, which are now in their third year, recognise standards of excellence in the professional cleaning industry, and are the only pan-European awards for the sector.

The winners will be revealed at an exclusive gala dinner at the Five Star Hotel Palace in Berlin on 15 November 2018.

Editor of European Cleaning Journal (ECJ) – which founded the awards – 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)
• Derrycourt
• OCS Group
• Renovo
• GOM & Zadkine Startcollege

Excellence in Client and Contractor Partnerships (Sponsored by Igefa)
• Incentive QAS
• Google, CBRE and Principle
• ISS Facilities Services

Distributors: Excellence in Added Value Initiatives (Sponsored by Lucart Professional)
• Orbita Dashboard, INPACS
• Oceanys/Equipage Hygiene Solutions
• Kenter

Sustainability – Best Practice (Sponsored by Werner and Mertz)
• Breedweer
• Essity
• Chequers Contract Services
• Cleanology

Workforce – Commitment to Diversity
• The Soap Co, Clarity
• Breedweer
• Ilunion Facility Services
• Vinci Facilities Cleaning

Initiative Raising the Profile of the Professional Cleaning Sector (Sponsored by Ceris Burns International)
• Idrowash
• British Institute of Cleaning Science
• Forum Pulire

Technological Innovation of the Year
• Avet
• Essity
• OVA8
• Bioorg

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

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