Aston picked up two Awards at the BACHE (British Association of Cleaning in Higher Education) Conference held last Tuesday (5 July) at University of Warwick.
Of the three award categories, Aston received awards in both of the categories applications were submitted for. The University won the "Sustainability Award" and was the runner up in the "Value for Money Award".
The BACHE "Value for Money Award 2011" is awarded to the institution that can clearly demonstrate how it has achieved efficiencies in its use of resources, yet continued to deliver acceptable standards or improved processes. The BACHE "Sustainability Award 2011" is awarded to the institution that can clearly demonstrate how it has developed cleaning procedures, processes or operations that have enhanced the delivery of service to customers
Campus Services Manager Chris Allister and Cleaning Services Manager Maureen Kelso represented Aston University and were there to collect the Awards. Maureen told Aspects: "Without the hard work and professionalism of our cleaning team we would not have been able to achieve these wonderful awards. Well done to the whole team!"
BACHE was launched in the spring of 2004 with HEFCE funding and provides a forum for cleaning professionals. It is the primary association providing support for building cleaning and associated services within the Further and Higher Education sector.
Words by Louise Russell
12 July 2011