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Cleaning Show awards highlighted some real innovation
One of the many reasons people visit an exhibition is to see the new launches and while some of these will be on the exhibitors' stands waiting to be discovered by passing visitors, others will have been entered into the Innovation Awards by their manufacturers.
These awards are always hard fought and the winners justifiably proud; this year's shortlisted entrants were clearly excited to learn who had won and I must say, those of us who had looked closely at the innovations were very impressed with what we had found. The eventual winners were definitely part of an excellent group, all of whom deserve to be congratulated.
Over 60 products and services were entered into the awards scheme, which is only open to exhibitors at the show, across eight different categories.
The 2019 winners were:
- Most innovative outdoor cleaning product or service - Morclean, ThermaSteam (main picture)
- Most innovative carpet cleaning product or service - Pacvac, Superpro battery 700 advanced
- Most innovative floor cleaning product or service - Arrow County Supplies, SlipStop
- Most innovative window cleaning product or service - Moerman NV, Excellerator 2.0
- Most innovative washroom hygiene product or service - P-Wave, MyFresh (pictured below right)
- Most innovative management system product or service - Jangro, Bespoke Digital Wallcharts
- Most innovative cleaning product - Mirius, 100% Recycled Plastic Bottle
- Most innovative sustainable cleaning product or service - ICE, Aqua Smart
The awards were judged by a panel of nine industry experts drawn from across the cleaning, hygiene and facilities management sectors.
They included Lilia Lamberto, HR & support services director of Principle Cleaning Services; Bob Vincent, director of the Cleaning & Support Services Association; Denise Hanson, head of technical services for the British Institute of Cleaning Science; Doug Cooke, executive chairman of Principle Cleaning Services; Lynn Webster, director of LWC; Neil Nixon editor of Cleaning & Maintenance Magazine; Paul Pearce, technical director of the National Carpet Cleaners Association; Paul Thrupp, director of operational excellence, destinations & venues at OCS; and Stan Atkins, chairman of the British Cleaning Council.
"It's been another fantastic year for the Innovation Awards and the decision-making process was very hard due to the exceptionally high standard of entries," said Stan Atkins.
"However, the judges felt these eight submissions were the best in their respective categories and all demonstrated an innovative, creative and practical approach to product or service development."
All of the Innovation Award winners were automatically put forward for the CSSA Awards in a special 'Product of the Year' category.
The winner of this award was announced at a separate CSSA presentation ceremony held the following day. Congratulations to Moerman NV, for its Excellerator 2.0!
21st March 2019