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KCP launches Golden Service Awards 2022 with webinar

The Kimberly Clark Professional Golden Service Awards 2022 will open for entries on 20 July. This year for the first time, all entrants are invited to attend a free ‘How to Enter’ webinar on Thursday 29 July at 10.30am. Participants will learn first-hand how to maximise the chances of winning a coveted Golden Service Award from the 19 categories across key sectors healthcare, education, offices, retail and manufacturing.

The webinar will be hosted by Kimberly Clark Professional and in cooperation with BICSc, the judges, and Suzanne Howe Communications, the organisers of the event.

Steve Jones, General Manager UK & Ireland, Kimberly-Clark Professional said: “Over the last 30 years of running the industry leading awards, Kimberly Clark Professional has developed a highly experienced pot of knowledge about how to prepare the best winning entries. Working with the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) who are the independent judges for all the awards, we have collected expert advice about how to highlight the highest standards of cleanliness and the excellence of cleaning teams.”

All potential entrants are invited to attend, by registering here. Together the presenters will guide participants through the entry process, provide an understanding of the categories and specify what the judges are looking for.

There will be 19 categories that acknowledge excellence and the achievement of the highest standards in the industry. The closing date for all entries is 29 October 2021, with finalists to be announced in November. The 2022 awards include a special new category ‘Going the extra mile’ for those who have delivered above and beyond during recent times of adversity.

The categories have been designed to provide opportunities for all cleaning professionals across the UK & Ireland’s diverse business sectors:

  • Healthcare sector
  • Hospitals
  • Office areas below 100,000 sq. ft
  • Office areas between 100,000 and 300,000 sq. ft
  • Office areas over 300,000 sq. ft
  • Education – pre-school and primary school
  • Education – secondary and further education
  • Retail/shopping malls under 1 million sq. ft
  • Retail/shopping malls over 1 million sq. ft
  • Manufacturing: food, processing plants and power stations
  • Hospitality: hotels, restaurants, cafés and holiday parks
  • Leisure: stadiums, outdoor shopping malls and plazas, theme parks, airports and stations
  • Environmental awareness
  • Training
  • Diversity
  • Going the extra mile
  • Small business
  • Supervisor of the Year
  • Cleaning Operative of the Year

The awards are open to contract cleaning and FM companies based in the UK and Ireland. For those unable to attend the webinar it will be recorded and placed on the website or download the How to Enter guide here.

FMJ and Grundon Waste Management have launched the 2021 waste and recycling management survey. It’s the fourth year for the annual appraisal of how FMs manage their waste and recycling activities and one which marks an unprecedented period of disruption to services due to the pandemic.

In order to understand how FMs have navigated their way through the last year and their plans for meeting stringent waste and recycling targets we’ve posed a series of questions – aided by the advice and experience of our editorial steering committee.

The results of the 2021 survey will be published in FMJ magazine and form the basis of a white paper co-written by FMJ and the experts at Grundon on how to approach waste and recycling strategies.

To take part in the survey click here.

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