If the atmosphere on the show floor was anything to go by, the CleanNZ Expo surpassed exhibitors’ expectations with a more fitting venue at the spacious ASB Showgrounds, Auckland, held 19 and 20 May.
Ample room for bigger stands meant New Zealand’s leading players in the cleaning and hygiene sector could showcase a complete selection of goods including sweepers and scrubbers, a wall full of washroom dispensers, window squeegee demonstrations, backpack vacuums being modeled and an automated floor cleaning robot making its way up and down the aisle.
Ardrich’s business development manager, Karin Wilson, had a great show with some positive feedback. “We enjoyed the atmosphere and the busy flow-through of clients,” she stated. “The return we got was overwhelming… for a small company we received a big return over two days from a good cross section of people who visited our stand. We will definitely be there again!”
The first day of the show was followed by the ‘Oscars’ style CleanNZ gala dinner where the Building Service Contractors of New Zealand (BSCNZ) CleanSweep Awards in association with Staples were presented in front of more than 300 guests. Special guest the Honourable Michael Woodhouse, Minister for Workplace Relations & Safety, attended and officially opened the awards evening.
The guest MCs for the Awards were New Zealand netball legend Irene van Dyk and renowned sports presenter Hamish McKay who entertained the audience with his comical antics.
Winners ranged from privately owned and small-to-medium enterprises to multi-national operations.
Business Innovation: OCS Limited (Auckland International Airport)
Outstanding Contribution: Karen Scott (Westferry Peoperty Services)
Business Excellence below $10m: Simply the Best Cleaning
Business Excellence above $10m: Paramount Services
New Entrant Achiever: Jo Moody (OC Limited)
Education – Early Learning/Primary/Secondary: Kleenrite ToTal Wellington (Samuel Marsden Collegiate School)
Industrial Space/Manufacturing: Paramount Services (ANZCO Foods Canterbury)
Healthcare Public and Private: OCS Limited (Marsterton Medical Centre)
Long Service Onsite: Spotless Facility Services NZ (Pacific Aluminium NZ and Aluminium Smelter)
Offices Under 2,500m2: ToTal Property Services Canterbury (Chrischurch City Mission)
Offices Over 2,500m2: ToTal Property Services Auckland (Westpac Takutai)
Offices over 5,000m2: OCS Limited (Air New Zealand head office)
Retail/Hospitality/Leisure under 15,000m2: ToTal Property Services Canterbury (Canterbury Museum)
Retail/Hospitality/Leisure over 15,000m2: OCS Limited (Christchurch International Airport)
BSCNZ Chief Executive Lillian Small said the awards programme continues to be a major success. “Within the industry we know about the vital work cleaners carry out day in day out and year round providing an essential service to communities around the country. However, the contribution made by our members often goes unnoticed when it comes to public recognition,” she revealed.
“These programmes are key to helping lift our industry standards benchmark and I want to thank our major sponsor Staples for supporting the BSCNZ CleanSweep Awards once again, and making it possible to take this year’s event to the next level,” she continued.
“The BSCNZ is proud to be in partnership with Interpoint bringing the New Zealand Cleaning industry together again for the 2016 CleanNZ Expo. We are very pleased that it was a successful show for both exhibitors and visitors.
“The sophistication in our industry was once again highlighted by the innovative products and services on offer from our local and global suppliers and we are looking forward to 2018,”she concluded.
For all expo photos visit INCLEAN’s photo albums and the CleanSweep Awards wrap up will be published in INCLEAN New Zealand magazine August 2016 edition.