Celebrating Industry Excellence


Recognising and rewarding the skills of cleaning operatives plays an important part within the professional community, celebrating success and inspiring improvements.


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April 21, 2022
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Celebrating Industry Excellence

Recognising and rewarding the skills of cleaning operatives plays an important part within the professional community, celebrating success and inspiring improvements.

Accolades help highlight the expertise of individuals and organisations operating in the professional cleaning sector and applaud excellence. 

Shining a spotlight on operatives working in the industry helps others aspire to achieve as well as boosts morale among the countless cleaning professionals whose work is vital across so many sectors.

Increasingly the integral role annual awards opportunities offer the industry is being recognised with many awards globally receiving thousands of nominations and entries. 

Award presentation ceremonies, which are increasingly being staged again as live, in-person events, present businesses with the prospect to bring together their teams as well as offer important networking opportunities for everyone entering and attending. 

Striving to help raise standards within the sector worldwide, through expert-led training and awards opportunities is industry-leading BICSc (the British Institute of Cleaning Science). 

The Institute is driven by its main mission to educate, inform and train cleaning operatives to the highest standards.  Alongside recognising excellence through its own popular prestigious annual awards, which is one of the industry-leading events in the professional cleaning calendar. 

mechf awardsBICSc team members were invited to attend the recent Middle East Cleaning, Hygiene & Facilities Awards where the Institute were sponsors of the Excellence in Training award. 

Kelsey Louisa Hargreaves, LBICSc, Assistant Technical Specialist, said: “The awards ceremony was a fantastic night to attend, it really celebrated how successful, diverse, and innovative our industry is. 

“The awards not only celebrated singular companies but celebrated the successes of individuals within the different roles throughout the cleaning world in the middle east. 

“Every single day I am reminded just how important it is to celebrate each and every person in this vibrant industry and the awards did just that. It was an honour to attend and to see that BICSc Training and Services had helped to celebrate so many incredible people.”

Also attending the awards event was BICSc colleague Samantha Willson, MBICSc, Business and Development Manager, who added: “It was an honour to be invited, and to be given the opportunity to present an award at such an event was amazing. 

“I was only one of two women that presented an award at the Middle East Cleaning Awards event, so this was a massive step for what has been known to be a male-dominated area. The event was well organised, and a great opportunity to network and enhance my profile within the UAE.”

Denise Hanson, FBICSc, Head of Technical Services said: “The importance of rewarding excellence within our industry cannot be underestimated. Awards are the ideal opportunity to recognise and reward cleaning operatives globally who are accomplishing such remarkable achievements within the professional cleaning community.

“As an organisation, BICSc is proud to lead the industry with our annual prestigious awards, highlighting how businesses and individuals are helping to raise and maintain standards of excellence in the sector. The Institute has been honouring industry excellence within the field of training and accreditation since its inception six decades ago.

“Year-on-year we continue to see exceptional levels of service delivery and inspiring innovation. Therefore, we believe it is vitally important to recognise and reward such exemplary excellence within the industry and shine a spotlight on those deserving outstanding organisations and individuals who continue to drive change and strive for innovation within the industry. 

“BICSc continues to support cleaning operatives worldwide and in recognition of that we also have an International Award at our BICSc Awards Dinner, which is being staged on Thursday, 22nd September 2022.”

The exceptional efforts of leading lights from the professional cleaning industry will once again be honoured at the BICSc Annual Awards, an exciting celebration of industry excellence within the field of training and accreditation. 

This prestigious event is renowned as one of the largest and most influential networking events in the cleaning and hygiene industry’s calendar. Members and non-members alike are encouraged to participate and attend the awards event.

The event will include a daytime programme packed with industry insights and keynote presentations from industry-leading guest speakers. Delegates attending will have access to the very latest industry intel and hear from our experienced experts as they take part in an engaging and informative panel discussion.

An array of accolade winners will be announced at the BICSc Awards Dinner including the following, which cannot be applied for as these will be awarded: 

  • The Chairman’s Award 
  • The Eric Hill Award
  • The BICSc International Award for raising the profile of the cleaning industry 
  • Commitment to BICSc Training within Healthcare 
  • Commitment to BICSc Training within Education 
  • Commitment to BICSc Training within Daily Commercial Cleaning (new for 2022) 

Additional awards, which BICSc members are encouraged to enter, include the following categories: 

  • Outstanding Corporate Member Award 
  • Excellence in Training & Assessment (United Kingdom) 
  • Excellence in Training & Assessment (International) 
  • Assessor of the Year 
  • Outstanding Client Commitment by a Cleaning Operative – New for 2022 
  • Outstanding Candidate of the Year