* Cleanzine_logo_3a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 19th April 2018 Issue no. 818

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Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards 2018: finalists announced

* K-C_GSA.jpgHearty congratulations to all the finalists in the Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards 2018, whose names have just been announced. A total of 57 finalists from 36 companies have made the list, in this latest edition of the long-running awards programme that recognises excellence in the cleaning industry.

The announcement follows the first stage of judging carried out independently by The British Institute of Cleaning Science. This year, the standard of entries across the 14 categories spanning healthcare, office, education, retail, manufacturing, hospitality, environmental and training sectors all exceeded expectations.

With more excellent entries into the Cleaning Operative and Supervisor of the Year awards, the judges' job this year was made very difficult.

The finalist companies are:

* ABM Facilities Solutions
* ABM Facilities Services
* ABM UK
* Aramark
* Atkins Gregory
* Brayborne Facilities Services part of The Exclusive Services Group
* Building Cleaning Service - Gateshead Council
* Cleanology
* Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists
* The Exclusive Services Group
* Exclusive Contract Services
* Floorbrite Cleaning & Facilities Services
* Grosvenor Services
* Interserve
* intu Eldon Square
* ISS Facilities Services Healthcare
* ISS Mediclean
* Julius Rutherfoord & Co
* JPC Cleaning Services
* Key Enviro Solutions
* LCC Support Services
* Mitie Cleaning & Environmental Services
* Mitie - Healthcare Clean Environments
* Mitie Clean Environments
* Momentum Support
* Noonan Services Group
* Nviro
* OCS Group
* OCS/Norton Rose Fulbright
* Principle Cleaning Services
* Savills UK Ltd County Square Shopping Centre
* Serco Health
* Sodexo
* Thames Cleaning & Support Services
* Vinci Facilities
* Xenon Services

Peter Oliver, general manager UK, Ireland and France, Kimberly-Clark Professional says:

"We are very proud to announce the finalists for the 2018 Golden Service Awards. Kimberly-Clark Professional is committed to driving high standards in the washroom and is passionate about creating Exceptional Workplaces.

"We set up the Awards to recognise excellence and inspire the raising of standards which we can see demonstrated through high levels of first-rate entries from across the cleaning industry.

"Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit an entry to demonstrate their innovation and achievements to the industry. We look forward to seeing all the finalists along with many of our industry peers to celebrate their achievements at the awards ceremony next March.

"We wish all the finalists the best of luck!"

The 57 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 November and December and the judging panel are looking for innovation, staff training and client relationships as the main criteria to be assessed.

The judges work to the BICSc Best Value document before they carry out their site visits. In addition, there will be a head judge and a compliance officer.

Stan Atkins, BICSc CEO says: "Congratulations to all finalists. The standard of entries was exceptionally high with evidence of clear innovations and achievements across the industry.

"The judges look forward to meeting the finalists at the site visits, and it is important to stress that they will be judging standards achieved and not just whether the entry specifications are followed."

BICSc is overseeing all stages of the judging. An independent judge has been appointed for the BICSc Industry Training Award, in the interests of fairness.

The winners will be announced at the London Hilton on Park Lane on Thursday 8 March 2018. Over 500 guests including finalists and sponsors are expected to come together to celebrate the latest achievements of the UK's cleaning and FM industry.

The event will provide a great opportunity for networking, hospitality and team building, or indeed for some well-earned celebrations. Tables of 10 are available to accommodate your colleagues and clients. Make sure you don't miss out and book early to avoid disappointment.

For more information about the awards go to Tickets are now on sale, priced at £195 plus VAT, from:

T: 0203 468 0923
E: gsa@suzannehowe.com
W: www.goldenserviceawards.co.uk

9th November 2017




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