2019 European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards - finalists announced

14th of August 2019
2019 European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards - finalists announced

The finalists for the 2019 European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards have been announced, following a record year for entries.

Now in their fourth year, the awards recognise standards of excellence in the professional cleaning industry and are the only pan-European awards for the sector. The winners will be revealed at the awards ceremony and gala dinner on October 17 at The Church House, London.

ECJ editor and member of the judging panel Michelle Marshall said: "We've had some outstanding entries this year, and with over 130 nominations received, the judges certainly had their work cut out when it came to narrowing down to a shortlist.

"All our entrants should be incredibly proud of the hard work and dedication they have demonstrated towards the professional cleaning sector but there can only be nine winners on the night. We feel our shortlist shines a spotlight on some of the most innovative, disruptive companies in the industry and we wish them the best of luck for October 17."

Here are the finalists:

Best use of smart solutions by service provider


Gom - Trash Roulette, smart technology to combat litter

Swiss Post Real Estate Management and Services - IntelliClean

Sodexo - using technology to improve performance

Incentive QAS


Investment in training

Derrycourt Training Centre


Viennese Guild for of the Cleaning Industries - Professional Cleaning Academy

Principle Cleaning Services - SCHOLAR programme


Excellence in client/contractor partnerships

Principle Cleaning Services - 30 St Mary Axe

Principle Cleaning Services - The Office Group (TOG)

Care NV - more than just cleaning, function differentiation at Sanofi

ISS - partnership as a foundation at Nomura

Incentive QAS - in partnership with Citypoint


Sustainability - best practice

iRecycle Waste Management

Forende Services

Derrycourt - the latest change in professional cleaning

Incentive QAS

Principle Cleaning Services


Commitment to diversity

Facilicom/Buitengewoon - giving people extraordinary employment opportunities

Clarity & Co - diversity in action, changing lives for good

Markas - diversity in the workplace


Best initiative raising the profile of the cleaning sector

The Cheeky Panda


Lucart - Municipal-Material-Cycle


Technological innovation of the year

Swiss Post Real Estate Management and Services - IntelliClean

Sanimaid - hygienic toilet brush




Leader of the Year

Tim Linsell - Incentive QAS housekeeping manager at Citypoint

Gerlinde Troestl - Markas


Rising star

Arkaduisz Marciniak - Birkin Cleaning Services

Gytis Kuliavcevas - Birkin Cleaning Services

Sol Amorim - Principle Cleaning Services

Lars Tubben, Gom


Sponsors for 2019 include Tana Chemie, Ceris Burns International, Jangro, Vectair Systems, Vermop Salmon, Principle Cleaning, Greenspeed, Diversey, RAI Amsterdam, i-Team Global and Truvox International.

The awards are also being supported by the UK Cleaning & Support Services Association (CSSA).

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

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

Visit www.echawards.com for more information. Or contact awards@europeancleaningjournal.com

You can also follow the awards on Twitter @ECH_Awards and #ECHAwards19.


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