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Robert Scott awards new community heroes 2019
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Robert Scott, the fourth-generation family-owned cleaning manufacturer has announced the winners of its second annual Cleaning up your Community competition.
Clean & Green, based in North Solihull, was chosen as the over-all winner as the judges felt it embodied more than just a community clean-up group. They are working to improve the lives of people in the area using cleaning as a means to create change in the community, bringing local residents together for the greater good.
They will receive £500 worth of cleaning equipment, along with a day’s cleaning support on behalf of Robert Scott. Four runners-up were also chosen by the judging panel which included Stan Atkins – chairman of the Great British Cleaning Council, Neil Nixon – editor of Cleaning & Maintenance magazine, Gill Ireson – head of sales at Robert Scott, and the company’s sales director, Alastair Scott.
Speaking on behalf of Clean & Green, Paul Sultana, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been chosen as winners, especially knowing that there are so many groups up and down the country doing some wonderful things. That the judges are from such a knowledgeable and exacting panel makes us really proud! As well as physically helping with equipment, this recognition will provide a massive morale boost for our teams of volunteers and is a much-needed reward, further validating the great work they put in to improving our local community.”Robert Scott’s distributors were asked to nominate a local charity or project that they felt deserved some cleaning TLC as part of the competition which was launched to mark the Great British Spring Clean. The competition received a wide range of national entries stretching the length and breadth of the country.
The runners-up were Turning Lives Around (Leeds), Lewes Litter Pickers, York Food Bank and Grange Community Centre, and each will receive £250 of cleaning products.
Neil Nixon, editor and conference director, C&M & The Cleaning Show, said: “It was excellent to see how many communities are using cleaning as a catalyst for positive change. Groups – small and large – are coming together to improve the areas in which they live and create a sense of pride and belonging amongst residents. This can be infectious, and often leads to wider community involvement.
“This year’s winners, Clean & Green, are a clear example of this. For them it’s about more than just cleaning and to be able to elevate the fantastic work they do, giving them the recognition they deserve through a competition like this, is a real privilege.”Stan Atkins, chairman of the British Cleaning Council, added: “The standard of entries was extremely high this year. Many worthy causes were represented and their initiatives around cleaning truly help those in the community. Congratulations to Clean & Green and all the runners-up.”
“The calibre of entries we received from our customers was truly outstanding. There are so many worthy projects, it made it a very difficult job for us on the day! It’s an absolute pleasure to be in a position to help the five winners with a donation of our products and time that we hope will contribute to the positive work they carry out in their respective communities,” said Gill Ireson, head of sales at Robert Scott.