Andrew Ellis is presented with the Office Cleaner of the Year award by Jordan Hurley from SOAP2O and Martin Laughlin is presented with the Manufacturing Cleaner of the Year award by Paul Coote from PJD safety supplies.
Two Sodexo employees came out top at the inaugural Northern Ireland Cleaning Awards in Belfast on Friday 21st October 2022.
Andrew Ellis from Sodexo’s Government Services won Office Cleaner of the Year while Martin Laughlin, based at Seagate in Co. Derry, won Manufacturing Cleaner of the Year. Valerie Bodell from Government Services was a finalist in the Education Cleaner of the Year category.
The shortlisting of applicants and finalist site visits were carried out by the British Institute of Cleaning Science Training and Services division. It is the largest independent, professional and educational body within the cleaning industry in the UK.
David Fox, managing director, Sodexo Northern Ireland, said “Congratulations to Andrew Ellis, Martin Laughlin and Valerie Bodell on their excellent achievements. Covid has put the spotlight on cleaning professionals and the vital importance of proper cleaning and hygiene practices in the workplace. The Awards bring well- deserved recognition to our cleaning operatives, managers and supervisors for their expertise, commitment and dedication to ensure that our client workplaces are clean, healthy and safe environments for everyone. “
Sodexo set up a Cleaning Family Forum virtual community during the pandemic to support its professional cleaning teams at the frontline in the battle against the virus and it has proved so successful, they have decided to continue it. It hosts technical virtual webinars and highlights member achievements and awards throughout the year.
In Northern Ireland, Sodexo delivers a suite of integrated workplace services that include catering, cleaning, security and waste management to clients in government services, industry, education and healthcare.