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Winners of BICSc Annual Awards 2016 Announced

Thu 29 Sep 2016 05:20:00 PM EEST

More than 200 cleaning industry professionals and their guests gathered to celebrate excellence in training and accreditation in the cleaning profession, earlier this month, on the 15th September, at the BICSc Annual Awards 2016 ceremony.

The BICSc Annual Awards is one of the largest and most influential networking events in the industry’s calendar. This year’s entries were of an exceptionally high standard, demonstrating the widespread drive for and attainment of excellence in training and accreditation within the cleaning industry.

BICSc welcomed special celebrity guest Louise Minchin, Broadcaster and Journalist who hosted the evening.

The 2016 winners are:

The Sholom Gordon Award sponsored by Citation
Mike Fletcher, FBICSc

The Eric Hill Medal sponsored by Hygienic Concepts
Carol Davis, LBICSc

Colin Hasson International Award sponsored by BICSc
James Marston, MBICSc

The Ayres Regional Award sponsored by KPMG Small Business Accounting
Scotland Region

Client Commitment to Training sponsored by PWC and ISS
Durham University, Queens Campus

The Doreen Heyes Award sponsored by Rubbermaid
Serco Forth Valley Hospital

Outstanding Student of the Year sponsored by Metsa
Leslie Price, Sussex Estates

Excellence in Training and Assessment within an Accredited Training Organisation sponsored by Darwin Clayton
Marlborough College

Excellence in Training and Assessment within an Accredited Training Establishment sponsored by Pearroc
HMP and YOI Parc

Assessor of the Year within an Accredited Training Organisation sponsored by Vileda
Bernadette McDermott, Environmental Excellence Education

Assessor of the Year within an Accredited Training Establishment sponsored by Sealed Air Diversey Care
Joseph Coburn HMP Wayland

CIMS Award For Commitment To Excellence sponsored by ISSA and BBS
West Suffolk Hospital (collected by Carlos Alvez)

Stan Atkins, Group CEO said: “Congratulations to all award winners. We were impressed with the quality of this year’s entrants, which made selecting the winners tough. The BICSc Annual Awards is now considered one of the most important industry events, recognising the achievements and success of our practitioners, and this year did not disappoint. I would like to thank all of our sponsors, who make this event possible. We are already looking forward to next year’s ceremony.”

After the ceremony, guests enjoyed a three-course meal. The Chairman's Charity prize draw raffle was drawn after dinner, which raised over £1300 in aid of Standing Together Against Domestic Violence. The evening continued with guests enjoying live entertainment from Motown Sensation, a real dancefloor filler, and a DJ set.

For further information on the BICSc Annual Awards and to see the official photos from the evening visit:

Details regarding The BICSc Annual Awards 2017 will be released shortly.


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