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UK's top cleaners recognised at Golden Service Awards 2011
The UK & Ireland's very best cleaners and cleaning companies have been revealed at this year's Golden Service Awards, organised by Kimberly-Clark Professional, in partnership with the Cleaning & Support Services Association.
At a glittering awards ceremony in a top London hotel last Friday, a total of 19 gongs were dished out to deserving winners across 18 categories.
There was a particularly strong showing from the Retail sector, which provided the winners in five categories. They included Integrated Cleaning Management, which scooped the award for Best Cleaned Premises - Large Retail Establishment for its work at Marks & Spencer's flagship store at Marble Arch in central London.
The Public Sector also accounted for five awards. The prize for Best Cleaned Premises - Public Sector Buildings was taken home by Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists for its work at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. There were also winners from the Healthcare and Education sectors.
There were loud cheers for Tomasz Patykiewicz from Cagney Contract Cleaning, who was named as the Kimberly-Clark Professional Cleaner of the Year for his work at the Convention Centre in Dublin. Also celebrating was Sue Brown from Aramark, who was named the British Cleaning Council's Site Supervisor of the Year for her role at New College, Durham.
For the first time in the history of the Golden Service Awards, there was a tie in one category. The award for Best Cleaned Premises - Educational Establishment was shared by Julius Rutherfoord Commercial Cleaning Services for South Thames College in London, and Vinci Construction UK for Mexborough School in South Yorkshire.
This year's Golden Service Awards received a total of 133 entries from across the UK and Ireland. Judges selected 79 finalists from which the 19 winners were chosen.
Marta Longhurst, Regional Marketing Manager for UK, Ireland & Benelux at Kimberly-Clark Professional said: "The standard of entries in this year's Golden Service Awards was very high and it was a tough job for the judges. All winners were richly deserving of their awards for their focus on hard work and skill to achieve the highest possible standards for their customers."
A record 600 professionals from small, medium and large contract cleaning firms and in-house teams, as well as local authorities and hospitals, attended the Golden Service Awards event.
Also in attendance was Diversey, the Gold sponsor of the Golden Service Awards, as well as the ambassador sponsors Cleaning & Maintenance magazine, the British Cleaning Council and the British Institute of Cleaning Science.
The winners in full were:
1. Best Cleaned Premises - Educational Establishment:
Julius Rutherfoord Commercial Cleaning Services for South Thames College, London
Vinci Construction UK for Mexborough School, South Yorkshire
2. Best Cleaned Premises - Public Sector Buildings
Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists for the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
3. Best Cleaned Premises - Healthcare Establishment
Bradford District Care Trust for Care UK's Eccleshill NHS Treatment Centre, Bradford
4. Best Cleaned Premises - Individual Retail Unit
Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists for Avoca Handweavers, Kilmacanogue, County Wicklow
5. Best Cleaned Premises - Large Retail Establishment
Integrated Cleaning Management for Marks & Spencer, Marble Arch, London
6. Best Cleaned Premises - Manufacturing
Turner Facilities Management for Newsprinters (Eurocentral), Motherwell
7. Best Cleaned Premises - Transport
ISS Facility Services for Stansted Airport, Essex
8. Best Cleaned Premises - Hospitality
Cagney Contract Cleaning for The Convention Centre, Dublin
9. Best Cleaned Premises - Offices below 50,000 sq. ft.
Time-Out Cleaning Services for Bruntwood Booths Park, Greater Manchester
10. C&M Best Cleaned Premises - Offices above 50,001 sq. ft.
Strand for Wellcome Trust, Gibbs Building and Wellcome Collection, London
11. The Cleaning & Support Services Association (CSSA) Award for Excellence in a small cleaning business
Greenzone Cleaning & Support Services
12. The Best Specialist Cleaning Company Award
Rentokil Specialist Hygiene for Newcastle Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne
13. The Health & Safety Award
Integrated Cleaning Management for its health & safety programme implemented for Marks & Spencer
14. The Diversey Environmental Awareness Award
The Environmental Services Department at The Trafford Centre, Manchester
15. The BICSc Industry Training Award
The Trafford Centre, Manchester
16. Service Delivery Innovation of the Year
Serco for Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Falkirk
17. The BCC Site Supervisor of the Year
Sue Brown from Aramark Ltd for New College, Durham
18. The Kimberly-Clark Professional Cleaner of the Year
Tomasz Patykiewicz from Cagney Contract Cleaning for The Convention Centre, Dublin
Further information and photographs can be found at: www.goldenserviceawards.co.uk. For those unable to wait, please note that organisers will update this site with information on the 2013 programme in autumn 2012.
10th November 2011