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Mon 29 Sep 2014 01:53:00 PM EEST
This year’s presentation of Cleaning Operative Of The Year Awards (N. Ireland Region) was held at Belfast City Hall, on Wednesday 17th September 2014.
This year’s category finalists were all in attendance along with their company representatives and invited guests whom filled the room, so much so that the proceedings had to be delayed in order to accommodate seating for everyone. The Chairperson of BICSc Bill McMillan as well as the BICSc CEO Stan Atkins were also in attendance to give their keynote speech and help present the awards.
The new format of category winners has been very successful with entries from all counties in province and from a wide selection of public bodies and private cleaning companies.
The BICSc Northern Ireland Cleaning Operative Of The Year Awards were sponsored Zenith Hygiene, Kimberly-Clark, Carey floor care and Consumable products have had the responsibility of judging the winners, which, in keeping with tradition, were only announced on the day.
The deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast opened the awards by welcoming everyone to Belfast City Hall. The sponsors as well as this year’s keynote speech focussed on the traditionally unnoticed but admirable work that cleaning operatives in our industry carry out on daily basis and all 3 judges commented in their speeches on how hard it was to announce an overall winner.
The winners for 2014 are listed below.
Keith Halliday MBICS
Secretary BICSc. (N. Ireland region)
|Education||Paula O’Neill||Mount Charles||Kimberly Clarke|
|Retail||Charles Amarbon||Robinsons||Consumable Products|
|Health||Tracey Peters||Northern Health Trust||BICSc NI|
|Office||Mary Robinson||Aramark||Carey floorcare|
|Hospitality & Leisure||Noreen Dougherty||Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa||BELB|
I want to take this opportunity to thank BICSc Northern Ireland for inviting me. I am delighted to be here in Belfast to be part of this prestigious occasion.
I think it is really important to acknowledge that it is through the hard work and dedication of the members of the BICSc Northern Ireland committee in organising these events each year that we are able to showcase the talent and dedication of the cleaning operatives within the Cleaning Industry in Northern Ireland. An industry that to the general public is almost invisible but is invaluable to the daily life in our Schools, Hospitals, Universities, Offices, factories and Council buildings.
It gives me much pleasure to be here to witness the recipients who will shortly be receiving the recognition for being the best in their categories. It is my opinion that these awards point to the great strides that the Industry has made in terms of training and excellence within its workforce.
It is a recognised fact that through quality training and assessing; employers will reap the benefits of a workforce that feels valued, that leads to increased productivity, which in turn results in higher customer satisfaction and reduced levels of staff turnover.
All of this I believe points to a bright and progressive future within the Northern Irish cleaning industry. Well done to all of you on the achievements which you and your colleagues are here to celebrate. Today’s ceremony is a celebration of your success in gaining these well respected and sought after awards. Enjoy a wonderful day and congratulations to you all!