The winners of this year’s BSCAA Queensland AustralianSuper Excellence Awards have been announced.
The awards acknowledge the contributions and achievements of employers and employees in the contract cleaning and security industry.
Mark Nipper, president of BSCAA Queensland, said the awards, now in its tenth year, still hold significant relevance to the industry, with 68 nominations and more than 150 guests in attendance.
“While cleaning is the outcome we generate, our job is really to look after a workforce and motivate them to clean up other peoples messes,” Nipper said.
“I know from personal experience that this type of recognition provides a massive boost to team morale and the outcomes you can generate as a business.
“I don’t know one person who doesn’t respond positively to a pat on the back and the excellence awards are the perfect forum to do just that. ”
For individual nominations, applicants needed to address specific criteria, such as how the nominee achieved outstanding success in a professional capacity, their professional development, and details about their outstanding commitment.
For company nominations, is was training culture and best practices for their employees, best environmental practices and innovative ideas that improved results at the workplace.
“With so many nominations submitted, it is evident that our staff are highly valued and as well as drive to improve business culture continuously.”
This year also saw the introduction of a new award, Commitment to Diversity.
The award recognises critical policies in attracting diverse new recruitment within the industry, equipping them with the skills they need, encouraging continuous development, empowerment and career progression.
The inaugural award was given to Sharman Property Services.
“I would like to congratulate each and every one of these nominees because you have achieved something remarkable and we are all here to acknowledge and recognise that achievement.”
Congratulations to the winners:
Outstanding Cleaning Operator – Cleaning Industry South East Queensland: Debra Brownhill, Pickwick Group
Outstanding Cleaning Operator – Cleaning Industry Regional: Hajilyn Santa Ani, Springmount Services
Outstanding Leading Hand/Supervisor – Cleaning Industry: Serah Shin, , Springmount Services
Outstanding Support Personnel in the Industry – Cleaning Industry 0 – 50 Employees: Candy Chen, James Commercial Services
Outstanding Support Personnel in the Industry – Cleaning Industry 51+ Employees: Linda Venner, CMBM Facility Services
Manager Award – Cleaning Industry: Florencio (Rene) Mendoza, Vintage Cleaning
Commitment to Diversity award
Recognition of Commitment to Diversity: Sharman Property Services
Environmental sustainability awards
Eco Warrior Award – Individual: Bina Adhikari, Springmount Services
Environemental Best Practice Award – Company: Springmount Services
Recognition of an Outstanding Industry Supplier: NB Lawyers
Most valuable cleaning team
Most Valuable Cleaning Team – Cleaning Industry South East Queensland: James Commercial Services
Most Valuable Cleaning Team – Cleaning Industry Regional: Town & Country Cleaning
Long service award
Recognition of Service – Outstanding Individual Contribution to the Industry: Peter Beresford, Springmount Services
Outstanding Owner/Operator in the Cleaning Industry 0-10 employees: Sonja Dragic, ABKO Cleaning Services
Outstanding Owner/Operator in the Cleaning Industry 0-10 employees: Rod Abbott, NRE Cleaning Services
Outstanding Company in the Cleaning Industry: CMBM Facility Services
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