Monday 4th December 2023

Kimberly-Clark Professional announces finalists and celebrity host for the Golden Service Awards 2024

The stage is being set for the 2024 Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards with the announcement of the finalists and comedian and actor Hugh Dennis as host.

The finalists are announced for what is considered to be the ‘Oscars’ of the cleaning and FM industry, recognising the continued excellence, performance and commitment through unprecedented times. One of the most prestigious events in the industry and the pinnacle accolade – therefore many congratulations go to 57 finalists from 28 companies, with the list of well-deserved finalists also available at

Save the date – Hugh Dennis announced as host

Mark your diaries and save the date for the next Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards which will take place on Thursday 23rd May 2024 at the London Hilton, Park Lane. One of the UK’s best known TV faces, Hugh Dennis, comedian, actor and writer,

will be joined on stage by Craig Bowman, General Manager, UK & Ireland to present the 18 awards. Hugh Dennis is best known for his stint on the BBC’s topical panel show Mock the Week, his appearance in the comedy Outnumbered for BBC1, and the writer for BBC’s Radio 4’s award winning comedy The Now Show. A skilled impressionist, Hugh performed for Spitting Image with comedy partner, Steve Punt, whom he met at university in Cambridge. Hugh has been spotted in the James Bond film No Time to Die as a scientist in Q’s laboratory and since 2014, he has appeared in the BBC sitcom, Not Going Out with Lee Mack.

30% increase in entries

The announcement of the finalists follows the first stage of judging carried out independently by The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc). The judges have announced there was a 30% increase in entries this year. Neil Spencer-Cook, BICSc Group MD said: “The increase in applicants was great to see and the standard of entries very good. The focus on sustainability, teamwork and staff wellbeing were key factors in the entries. The rise in strong entries in the diversity and inclusion category shows that the industry is ahead of the curve in this area.”

The finalists will now go through to the next stage of judging which for most categories includes a site visit by a BICSc judge. The site visits will take place during December and January, with the judges looking for innovation, staff training, and client relationships as the main criteria for assessment. BICSc will be in touch in the coming days to arrange a visit or telephone interview.

The 2024 finalists are:

Andron Facilities Management
Apleona UK
Arcus FM
Bidvest Noonan
Birkin Group
Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists
Grosvenor Cleaning Services
Heath & Wiltshire Ltd
ISS UK Limited
JPC by Samsic
Julius Rutherfoord & Co
Juniper Ventures Ltd
Key Enviro Solutions Limited
Maxim Facilities Management Ltd
OCS Group UK Ltd
Principle Cleaning Services Ltd
Property Support Services UK Ltd
Right FM Ltd
Serna FM
Thames Cleaning & Support Services Ltd
The Exclusive Services Group Limited
VINCI Facilities
Westgrove Group

And the winners are…..don’t miss it – book your tickets

The winners will be announced on Thursday 23rd May 2024 at the London Hilton, Park Lane between 12.15pm and 4pm. Over 500 guests including finalists and sponsors, and the leading names in the UK’s cleaning and FM industry are expected to come together to celebrate its stars and their achievements.

Tickets are now on sale, priced at £250 plus VAT (£300) . Please email or call Suzanne Howe Communications on 0203 468 0923 to book. Tables of 10 or individual tickets are available. Make sure you don’t miss out and book early to avoid disappointment.

“I would like to thank our sponsors for all their support including gold sponsor Kärcher and silver sponsors Nationwide, Bunzl Cleaning and Hygiene Supplies and Soap20, as well as bronze sponsors BioVate Hygienics and EcoBreeze,” says Craig Bowman, General Manager UK & Ireland, Kimberly-Clark Professional.

“Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit an entry. This year we had more entries than ever before which we believe is a true reflection of the successful industry we work in.


Actor and comedian Hugh Dennis is announced as the celebrity host for the 2024 Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards

We are honoured to be able to host these awards and delighted to see how popular they are. Congratulations to all the 2024 finalists. We look forward to seeing the finalists and our industry peers at the awards ceremony,” adds Craig Bowman. “We wish all the finalists of the 2024 Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards the very best of luck!”

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Kimberly-Clark Professional launches Golden Service Awards 2024 to be held at the Hilton, Park Lane London on 23rd May 2024

For any information regarding the awards contact Suzanne Howe on 0203 468 0923, email [email protected], follow on Twitter @GoldenServAward or visit the website


About the Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards:

The Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards were created more than 30 years ago and continue to be the leading awards programme in the FM and contract cleaning sectors in the UK and Ireland. The awards are acknowledged internationally as the hallmark of quality and are instrumental in the promotion of raising standards in the industry. They are designed to reward excellence to cleaning teams and are held every two years.

About Kimberly-Clark Professional:

Kimberly-Clark Professional partners with businesses to create Exceptional Workplaces, helping to make them healthier, safer, and more productive. Key brands in this segment include Kleenex, Scott, WypAll, KleenGuard, and Kimtech. To see how Kimberly-Clark Professional is helping people around the world to work better, please visit

About Kimberly-Clark

Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB) and its trusted brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Fueled by ingenuity, creativity, and an understanding of people’s most essential needs, we create products that help individuals experience more of what’s important to them. Our portfolio of brands, including Huggies, Kleenex, Scott, Kotex, Cottonelle, Poise, Depend, Andrex, Pull-Ups, GoodNites, Intimus, Neve, Plenitud, Sweety, Softex, Viva and WypAll, hold No. 1 or No. 2 share positions in approximately 80 countries. We use sustainable practices that support a healthy planet, build strong communities, and ensure our business thrives for decades to come. We are proud to be recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies(R) by Ethisphere for the fifth year in a row. To keep up with the latest news and to learn more about the company's 150-year history of innovation, visit

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