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Cleaning Excellence Awards 2023 winners unveiled

07 December 2023

THE WINNERS of the Cleaning Excellence Awards have been revealed, following an unprecedented number of entries.

The winners were announced at The Cleaning Excellence Conference & Awards, which took place at the Coventry Building Society Arena on 6 December 2023.

The free-to-attend event, which included an exhibition, 6+ hours of CPD content, an additional conference by the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) and networking drinks sponsored by The Hill Club, was organised by Western Business Media.

The hall was filled with cheers when the Cleaning Operative of the Year winner was unveiled, with Renato De Souza and the team from OCS Group UK/International Facilities Management Company relishing the trophy.

The coveted Lifetime Achievement Award was won by Stan Atkins, who recently stepped back from his role as Group CEO at BICSc, having boasted a distinguishing career cementing the organisation's reputation as the foremost authority in the cleaning industry. He also helped establish BICSc Training and Services; the implementation of innovative tools such as the CPSS review, the assessor's app; and the BICSc Cleaning and Hygiene Audit app. 

The winners of each category were: 

Outstanding Achievement in Infection Prevention and Control

Commended: ICE Cleaning (ICE Services Group Ltd) - ICE SHIELD

Highly Commended: Orion Eco Solutions - OEShieLd

Winner: OXONOX - AirSpace range


Cleaning & hygiene team of the year

Commended: GSA’s Hygiene Team - Selfridges

Highly Commended: Xenon Services - Berkeley Square House

Highly Commended: A Quality Service (AQS) - Principality Stadium

Winner: APLEONA HSG - Roehampton University


Cleaning operative of the year - Sponsored by Jangro

Commended: Valentim Alves - Cleanology

Highly Commended: Taisia Cobilas - Birkin Group

Winner: Renato De Souza - OCS Group UK/International Facilities Management Company


Going Above and Beyond Expectations - Sponsored by Suzanne Howe Communications

Commended: Ismet Toros - Emcor 

Highly Commended: Anna Psztyk - A Quality Service Ltd. (Part of Tudor Group Ltd.)

Winner: Natalia Kaczmarek - Mitie


Innovative product of the year

Commended: Kimberly-Clark Professional - ICON collection

Highly Commended: APLEONA UK - Clean Zero

Winner: Biovate Hygienics - ZERO COMPROMISE range


Outstanding Customer Service

Commended: ICE Cleaning (ICE Services Group Ltd) - ICE Cleaning customer service team

Highly Commended: APLEONA UK - Adrian Mic

Highly Commended:Jangro - Jangro Customer Service Team

Winner: University of Birmingham - Sue Wood


Rising Star in the Cleaning Industry

Commended: Nathan Charlton - Never Bin Cleaner

Highly Commended: Maria McMurchy - University of Birmingham

Winner: Olga Bancov - Birkin Group


Supervisor of the Year

Commended: Mark Rushbrook - Mitie

Highly Commended: Chris Cunningham - ICE Cleaning (ICE Services Group Ltd)

Winner: Jeanette Carrington - OCS


Sustainable company of the year

Commended: Soap₂o

Highly Commended: Property Support Services UK

Winner: Hive Cleaning


Lifetime Achievement Award - Sponsored by ICE Cleaning

Stan Atkins


For more information visit: https://cleaningexcellenceawards.com