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Monday, 9 December

Oscars for Coming Clean

This week has seen the official launch of the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2016, designed to celebrate excellence across professional cleaning and hygiene markets with the inaugural ceremony taking place in Barcelona on the 29 September 2016 and organised by the European Cleaning Journal.

The professional cleaning sector employs millions of people across Europe and plays a vital role in health, wellbeing, image and perception. Surprisingly, until now there has not been a pan-European awards programme to recognise and reward standards of excellence in all of its areas and at all levels.

The high profile awards will take place at the luxury, five-star Majestic Hotel in Barcelona and the organisers believe offers good business networking opportunities with key players. The awards will also provide educational prospects with roundtable discussions and a conference.

Submissions are now welcomed from building service contractors, distributors, FM managers, manufacturers and individuals and provides organisations with the opportunity to thank contractors, by nominating them for an award.

The event’s sponsors include Diversey Care, Truvox International and Ceris Burns International and educational partner for the conference and awards is ISSA.


The 10 award categories are:

  • Best use of technology by contractors in their cleaning programme.

  • Commitment to and investment in training.

  • Excellence in client/contractor partnerships.

  • Distributors – excellence in added value initiatives.

  • Sustainability – best practice in implementing principles throughout the business.

  • Workforce – excellence in employee relationships, training diversity and inclusion, rewards programmes etc.

  • Best initiative raising the profile and perception of the professional cleaning sector – locally or on a wider level.

  • Ground breaking technological innovation of the year.

  • Inspirational leader of the year.

  • Greatest individual contribution to driving up standards within a cleaning operation.

  • Lifetime achievement award.

“The European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards event will be a prominent occasion in the professional cleaning sector calendar, recognising industry innovation and success,” declared Dianna Steinbach, Director, EMEA Services at ISSA. “The recognition that comes with an award win of this calibre is immeasurable.”

Picture: The Majestic Hotel in Barcelona is the attractive venue of the inaugural European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards this September

Article written by Cathryn Ellis


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