Cleaning companies celebrated sparkling success in the Building Service Contractors of New Zealand (BSC) CleanSweep Awards that were presented during dinner on 29 May at Ellerslie Event Centre, Auckland, as part of the Clean NZ Exhibition.
As stated in a following press release, the winners ranged from privately owned and small-to-medium enterprises to multi-national operations. And the winners were…
Auckland commercial cleaning company That’s Clean, won the Business Innovation category for its cleaning contract with Fisher & Paykel Finance. The company has been established for 25 years, employs 90 staff and services clients across the Auckland region.
Westferry Property Services which specialises in commercial cleaning and maintenance in Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington, won the Health Care – Aged Care Award for its work at a Kapiti rest home.
Waikato company 24/7 Environmental Services carried off the Business Excellence Award for a challenging contract cleaning during development of the greenfield Fonterra Waitoa UHT plant.
ISS Facility Services Auckland took the honours in the Retail, Hospitality or Leisure Space over 15,000 m² category for Sylvia Park Shopping Centre.
OCS Ltd Auckland won the Health Care – Public and Private category for Rotorua Hospital, while OCS Ltd Christchurch won three awards – Industrial Space/Manufacturing for Christchurch Airport, and both Education categories for Buller High School in Westport and CPIT in Christchurch.
ToTal Property Services Canterbury won the award for Offices under 2,500m² for Christchurch City Mission and also Retail, Hospitality or Leisure Space under 15,000 m² for Canterbury Museum. ToTal Property Services Auckland won the offices over 2,500m² award for Westpac Takutai Square, and ToTal Auckland employee Harlym Makea was also named as winner of the BSC New Entrant Achiever Awards.
BSC chief executive Lillian Small said that the awards program, the first for the building services industry in New Zealand for seven years, had been a major success.
“The industry within New Zealand has really got behind the CleanSweep Awards,” said Small. “Within the industry we know about that vital work, carried out day in day out and year round providing an essential service to Kiwi communities. However, the contribution made by our members often flies beneath the radar when it comes to public recognition.
“Such programs are also key to helping to lift the benchmark in industry standards, including in training, health and safety, environmental initiatives and innovation. I want to thank our Diamond sponsor Staples New Zealand together with fellow sponsors Sealed Air Diversey Care, Kimberly-Clark Professional, Lynn River and INCLEAN for making this possible.”
Entries to the awards were open to members of BSC and key criteria included health and safety, cleaning standards, innovation, communication, client relationships and satisfaction, and staff management.