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Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards 2022

Kimberly-Clark Professional has launched the prestigious Golden Service Awards 2022, the leading cleaning and FM industry awards event, with a save the date for Thursday 26 May 2022, to be held at the InterContinental London Park Lane.

Launched more than 30 years ago by Kimberly-Clark Professional, the Golden Service Awards 2022 will be open for entries from 20 July 2021. Entries are welcome from all FM and contract cleaning companies across the UK and Ireland. There will be 19 categories that acknowledge excellence and the achievement of the highest standards in the industry, and the closing date for all entries is 29 October 2021, with finalists to be announced in November.

The awards are renowned as the ultimate accolade for excellence by cleaning teams across a huge variety of sectors including healthcare, retail, manufacturing, hospitality, education, leisure and offices. The 2022 awards will also acknowledge achievements with a special new category ‘Going that extra mile’ for those who have delivered above and beyond during recent times of adversity. Further details of all the categories will be announced shortly.

Steve Jones, General Manager UK & Ireland, Kimberly-Clark Professional commented: “The Covid-pandemic has clearly moved cleaning and hygiene to the top of the business agenda across all sectors, therefore the cleaning and FM industry has never been more important or more valued.”

Jones added: “As the flagship event in the UK & Ireland, we are looking forward to discovering how our industry peers have excelled in reaching new heights during a challenging time. In the meantime, we urge the industry to showcase what we believe will be many examples of excellence and going above and beyond, by entering the awards.”

Also going the extra mile for its industry are the sponsors. Returning as Gold Sponsor is the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers’ Association (CHSA) and joining as returning Silver Sponsors are Kärcher and Bunzl Cleaning and Hygiene Supplies. Announced as new sponsors for the Golden Service Awards are Nationwide Hygiene Group, who join as a Silver Sponsor, and Pearroc and Zuppclean by Bothongo Hygiene Solutions, who are new bronze sponsors alongside Truvox International. The awards are supported by the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) and the Cleaning & Support Services Association (CSSA). Media sponsors include Facilities Management Journal, Tomorrow’s Cleaning, and Cleaning Matters.

To support all entrants, in addition to a comprehensive How to Enter guide, Kimberly-Clark Professional will host a webinar on 29 July. The online event will also feature support and guidance from the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) who oversee the judging and Suzanne Howe Communications, the awards’ organisers. Details about the webinar, and how to attend, will be announced in due course.

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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