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Cleaning industry stars shine bright at 2018 Golden Service Awards

12 March 2018

The cleaning industry recognised its newest stars at the 2018 Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards, which recognise outstanding commitment and passion to deliver performances that raise cleaning standards.

Since 1991, the biennial Golden Service Awards have celebrated innovation, excellence and the continuous improvement of standards across the professional cleaning industry. Awards were presented to winners across 14 categories at a formal ceremony on 8 March at the London Hilton on Park Lane, hosted by British comedy star Sally Phillips.

The following are officially the brightest stars in the UK cleaning industry as recipients of a 2018 Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Award:

Best Cleaned Premises, Healthcare Establishment with fewer than 250 beds

Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists, Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, Dublin

Best Cleaned Premises, Healthcare Establishment with more than 250 beds sponsored by Tomorrow’s Cleaning

ISS Mediclean Limited, Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough

Best Cleaned Premises,  Office areas below 250,000 square feet

VINCI Facilities, Welsh Government, Aberystwyth

Best Cleaned Premises, Office areas above 250,000 square feet sponsored by ThisWeekinFM

Principle Cleaning Services, JSRE 30 St. Mary Axe Management Ltd

Best Cleaned Premises, Large Education Establishment

Julius Rutherfoord & Co. South Thames College, Merton Campus, London

Best Cleaned Premises, Individual Retail Establishment

The Exclusive Services Group Ltd, Sainsbury’s, Exeter

Best Cleaned Premises, Shopping Mall over 1 million square feet

intu Eldon Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Best Cleaned Premises, Shopping Mall under 1 million square feet

Principle Cleaning Services, Landsec, One New Change, London

Best Cleaned Premises, Manufacturing

Sodexo, Seagate Springtown, Derry

Best Cleaned Premises, Hospitality Award sponsored by RPC bpi refuse

Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists, Crosscare, Dublin

Environmental Awareness Award sponsored by Diversey


Industry Training Award sponsored by BICSc

Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists, Derrycourt Training Centre, Dublin

Site Supervisor of the Year sponsored by Cleaning Matters

Ray Browne, Sodexo

Cleaning Operative of the Year sponsored by Bunzl Cleaning & Hygiene Supplies

Alberto Del Rosario, Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists

“Congratulations to all the worthy winners and our new industry stars,” Stephen Jones, general manager (UK and Ireland) at Kimberly-Clark Professional, said.  “All winners should be acknowledged as the very best in our industry. This reflects our overall objectives for the awards and our vision to create exceptional workplaces through raising industry standards. We are very grateful to all our sponsors and contributors, especially Diversey, who once again supported the awards as Gold Sponsor.” 

Returning as an Ambassador Sponsor of the awards is RPC bpi refuse. The awards also welcomed three new media partners: Tomorrow’s Cleaning, Cleaning Matters and ThisWeekinFM.

Kimberly-Clark Professional partnered with The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) who oversaw the independent judging.

Stan Atkins, chief executive officer at The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc), added: “Whilst we congratulate our winners, all finalists must be applauded for the highest standard of entries to date. In some categories judging was very close, and so for the first time we have also presented some well-deserved highly commended awards. What stood out to the judges this year is that those companies who are helping to raise standards in the industry are those that are most committed to investment and training.”

Over 500 professionals from small, medium and large contract cleaning and facilities management companies, plus in-house cleaning teams, as well as local authorities and hospitals, attended the showcase event this year.