European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2019 - winners announced at London ceremony

18th of October 2019
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2019 - winners announced at London ceremony
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2019 - winners announced at London ceremony

The annual European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards took place at The Church House in London last night, where the 2019 finalists were honoured at a glittering awards dinner.

Following a record year for entries, the judges considered over 130 nominations. Twenty-three finalists across nine categories were announced in August, and the London event saw the winners revealed.

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. They were founded by European Cleaning Journal (ECJ). The winners were:

• Best use of smart solutions by service provider (sponsored by i-team Global): Swiss Post Real Estate Management and Services

• Investment in training (sponsored by Greenspeed): Derrycourt

• Excellence in client/contractor partnerships: Principle Cleaning Services, 30 St Mary Axe

• Sustainability – best practice (sponsored by Werner & Mertz, greencare Professional): Incentive QAS

• Commitment to diversity (sponsored by Principle Cleaning Services): Facilicom/Buitengewoon

• Best initiative raising the profile of the cleaning sector (sponsored by Ceris Burns International): Lucart

• Technological innovation of the year: Adlatus/Killis

• Leader of the Year: Gerlinde Troestl, Markas

• Rising star (sponsored by Jangro): Sol Amorim, Principle

Editor of European Cleaning Journal and member of the judging panel, Michelle Marshall, said: “The European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards are all about shining the spotlight on the outstanding work going on in our industry so it was fantastic to see so many entries flood in this year.

"There was some seriously strong competition but we really felt that our nine winners had gone above and beyond to champion our industry. They are some of the most innovative, proactive leaders in the sector and it was brilliant to be able to honour them in London on the night.”

Joining Michelle Marshall on the judging panel were Lynn Webster, director of Lynn Webster Consultants (UK), Juan Diez de los Rios de San Juan, president of European Cleaning & Facility Services Industry (EFCI), and Frank Veneman, director of Association for Cleaning Research (VSR) (Netherlands).

This year’s sponsors include RAI Amsterdam, Ceris Burns International, Diversey, Greenspeed, i-team Global, Jangro, Principle Cleaning, Werner & Mertz, greencare Professional, Truvox International, Vectair Systems and Vermop Salmon.

Media partners include Tomorrow’s Cleaning (UK), GSA (Italy) and Services (France).

• ECJ November edition will feature more news from the London event, along with photographs. Register now for your copy here

For more on the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards visit You can also follow on Twitter @ECH_Awards and #ECHAwards19. News of 2020’s event will be early in the new year.


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