Blog | European awards highlight cleaning excellence

20 November 2017

I was privileged to attend this year’s European Cleaning and Hygiene Awards in Rome last week. The awards highlight and celebrate the innovation, diversity and excellence in our sector all across Europe. It is certainly not an event where you will ever hear the phrase ‘just a cleaner’. It is a place where the value and importance of cleaning is never in doubt.

The range of awards ensure that all aspects of the cleaning and hygiene sectors are represented and there were winners from a variety of countries and types of businesses, which was great to see.

An accolade at this level is not something you get many chances to win and I’m proud to be among this year’s winners. I’d like to thank everyone who supported me to be in a position to be nominated and for all the messages I’ve received since winning. It sounds like a cliché, but I really wouldn’t have won this award without everyone at Facilicom and I’m very grateful for their appreciation and support.

This was the second year of the awards and they are going from strength-to-strength. The next event will be in Berlin in 2018 and I’m sure the awards will be even more tightly contested. This is good news for everyone involved in cleaning. The awards highlight the increasing professionalism of the sector and hopefully will help lead to more positive perceptions of the industry, something we’d all like to see.

Jan Hein Hemke,
Managing Director at Facilicom UK & Ireland