European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards finalists announced

The finalists of the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2022 have today been revealed. Following a record year for entries across all 10 categories, 39 leading service providers and manufacturers have made the shortlist.

After almost two years away due to the global pandemic, the awards are set to return this spring, and with some outstanding achievements on the shortlist, it promises to be an inspirational evening.

From sustainability and innovation to the leaders and rising stars of the industry, the winners will be revealed at the glittering awards ceremony and gala dinner on the 28th April at Hotel Le Plaza in Brussels.

With over 160 entries, the judges have now selected their finalists in the 10 categories:

 Best Use of Smart Technology by Service Providers

  • Climex
  • Leviy in partnership with Alpheios Belgium
  • Principle Cleaning Services & Drop Marking
  • Principle Cleaning Services & Landsec at Dashwood House
  • Sasse Facilities Management

Investment in Training

  • Breedweer Facilitaire Diensten
  • Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists
  • Markas
  • Momentum Support

Excellence in Client-Contractor Relationships

  • Atalian Servest with LNER
  • Incentive FM with Beaumont Leys Shopping Centre
  • JPC by Samsic with Broadgate
  • Momentum Support with Brown Thomas Dublin
  • Sodexo with Queen’s Hospital

Start-Up of the Year

  • ICE Cleaning
  • Sensosan
  • TRU

Sustainability – Best Practice

  • Care
  • Cleanology
  • Essity
  • Momentum Support
  • Rubbermaid

Commitment to Diversity

  • Breedweer
  • CSU
  • Markas Austria

Best Initiative Raising the Profile of the Cleaning Sector

  • ANIP Confindustria
  • Leviy in partnership with Alpheios Belgium
  • Nviro
  • Unger Germany

Technological Innovation of the Year

  • Gaussian Robotics
  • LionsBot

Leader of the Year

  • Siva Kugathas, Servicemaster AAA
  • Dominic Ponniah, Cleanology
  • Neil Spencer-Cook, British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc)
  • Brian Warren, Nviro

Rising Star

  • Martina Alexandrino, Principle Cleaning Services
  • Mattia Capozzi, Markas
  • Jade Collazo, Cleanology
  • Zach Corbett, Momentum Support

Editor of the European Cleaning Journal and founder of the awards, Michelle Marshall, said: “We are delighted to be back for 2022 and with a record year for entries. It was an incredibly difficult job for our judges to narrow down to a shortlist but we feel our finalists really deserve recognition for their dedication and commitment to our industry over what has been a challenging few years on the frontline.

“After almost two years apart, we look forward to bringing the great and the good of the cleaning and hygiene industry back together again in April to celebrate our finalists and reveal our well-deserving winners.”

 The awards were launched by the European Cleaning Journal and are organised by the Environment Media Group. Even if you are not a finalist, or did not enter this year, the award ceremony and gala dinner offer an unrivalled opportunity for networking with people from leading businesses and organisations in the cleaning and hygiene industry.

Judges include Michelle Marshall, founder of the ECH Awards, Lynn Webster, Juan Díez de los Ríos de San Juan, and Frank Veneman, who all donate their time to supporting the event.

This year’s sponsors include Boma, Karcher, Tork, Interclean, Ceris Burns International, Jangro, Greenspeed, Truvox International, Vectair Systems, i-Team and Vermop.

Media partners include Tomorrow’s Cleaning, GSA and Services.

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