Denis Rawlins To Sponsor Cleaning Team of the Year Award 2018

September 28th, 2017   •   no comments   

Denis Rawlins Ltd, and the Association of Direct Service Providers (ABCD) are pleased to announce that the award of Cleaning Team of the Year (CTY) will be running again in 2018.

After the success of the award’s in 2017 in which Rochdale Council’s Town Hall Team took the main prize, organisers are hoping as many ABCD members as possible take part in the award, with the winners being announced at the AGM and event in April 2018 at the Cleaning Show in Manchester.

The Cleaning Team of the Year Award recognises and promotes team achievement and provides an invaluable opportunity for information to be shared with other Councils, recognising the hard work and dedication involved in delivering much needed and valuable services to communities.

The award is open to all Local Authority members of the ABCD

How to Enter

Councils in membership of the ABCD as at April 2017 are eligible to submit an application for this award in 2018.  Each application needs to be based around a 1000 word response. Authorities may enter a maximum of two submission only.

  • A one page Executive Summary
  • Background to the service provided
  • Evidence of improvements achieved and challenges overcome
  • How the initiative links to your own wider council objectives
  • Your targets for the future and the framework within which they operate

Also included in the 1000 word submission can be supplementary information such as a short biography of the team/employees involved (with digital/scanned photographs added to the body of the submission)

The submissions for Cleaning Team of the Year should show in all cases that the team as well as the points outlined above: –

  • Deliver the best service possible
  • Deliver in the spirit of continuous improvement
  • Work as a team with other services and partners

Generally, successful submissions will: –

  • Be clear, easy to read and well laid out
  • Focus on content (pictures etc. can be used but content is paramount)
  • Contain relevant, succinct appendices e.g. from partners or customers
  • Include an Executive Summary

The judges will be looking for clear evidence that your team meets the above criteria and examples of excellence and targets exceeded to select the winning entries. They will also take into account any visible benchmarks of achievement such as independent auditor’s reports, achievement of IIP or ISO 9001 etc.  Finally, the winning team should be able to demonstrate evidence of excellence in continually working to challenge internal/external benchmarks.

Presentation of Awards

Presentation of all the Award categories will be made at the ABCD Annual General Meeting and event at the Manchester Cleaning Show in April 2018

Do you think that your team fits the bill?

If so, make your submission by February 12th 2018

Finalists will be visited during March 2018


Please do not hesitate to contact the Pat Wherton on 07766 110586 or if you require any further information regarding the awards.

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