INCLEAN - New Zealand August 2018

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INDUSTRY Pre-dinner networking drinks hosted by Karcher NZ

CleanSweep Awards celebrate industry New Zealand’s cleaning industry was celebrated at the BSCNZ (Building Services Contractors of New Zealand) CleanSweep Awards. Claire Hibbit reports. The BSCNZ’s biennial CleanSweep Awards, held in May, recognised excellence in cleaning for businesses of all sizes across the building service industry. The CleanSweep Awards featured 12 categories across education, manufacturing, commercial offices, public sector buildings, healthcare and retail and leisure. This year’s awards ceremony also saw the introduction of two new award categories; Business Innovation and Outstanding Account Management. “I’m very proud to represent the cleaning industry and very pleased we have nights like tonight to celebrate your accomplishments and high achievements,” BSCNZ CEO Sarah McBride said in her opening address to attendees. “Together, we are working as a group to raise the standards of the industry.” Guest speaker Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Galloway said New Zealand’s cleaning industry “embodies the Kiwi working spirit”. “The success of your industry represents the success of every single one of you working in that industry. And, where would we be without

Business Innovation Award winner: Rentokil Initial

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“This industry embodies the Kiwi working spirit…It’s not an easy industry but it’s a very, very important one so thank you for the incredible work that you do.” you guys? This industry embodies the Kiwi working spirit – hard work, long hours [and] often strange hours of the night. It’s not an easy industry but it’s a very, very important one so thank you for the incredible work that you do.” Lees-Galloway also acknowledged BSCNZ “for the standards that have been set and [their] willingness to set high standards across the industry.” CleanSweep Awards judge Dinesh Sundararaj said the awards highlighted the industry’s dedicated and hardworking companies. “There are a lot of challenging circumstances in this industry, but it is really assuring to know, after being [onsite] and seeing the teams doing the work, the standard of cleaning is continually being raised.”