Derrycourt Triumphs at the 2024 Golden Service Awards

Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists, a proudly Irish family business, flew the Irish flag high at the prestigious 2024 Kimberly-Clark Professional™ Golden Service Awards on 23 May 2024 by securing three top accolades.

The event provides the opportunity for Facilities Management companies, contract cleaners and in-house cleaning teams to showcase excellence performed under unprecedented challenges, setting the benchmark for exceptional standards. Awards were presented to winners across 18 categories at a formal ceremony on 23 May at the Hilton Park Lane, London hosted by one of the UK’s most popular comedians and actors Hugh Dennis .

Golden Service Awards Hospitality Award winner Derrycourt,, Hugh Dennis, and Craig Bowman

Judging was independently overseen by the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc).

“The quality of the entries for this year’s Golden Service Awards was more extraordinary than ever before, with over 30% more applications pushing the standards higher and higher. The strong focus on sustainability, teamwork and staff wellbeing was nice to see across many entries, with innovative approaches to daily hurdles and today’s business challenges. The passion from entrants really shines through their applications and we could see that many had gone to extra efforts to create winning entries. Judging the Golden Service Awards 2024 has left us all buzzing, not least because of the new companies, different approaches and new talent that is emerging in our industry. Congratulations to all those who received a finalist nomination and the worthy winners on the day."

2024 Golden Service Awards Won

Best Cleaned Healthcare Site Britain and Ireland

Golden Service Awards Hospitality Award winner Derrycourt, NRH, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Hugh Dennis, and Craig Bowman

National Rehabilitation Hospital​

“The National Rehabilitation Hospital was pristine, both new and old sides of the hospital were kept to very high standards. All operatives observed were friendly, hardworking and held patient safety at the heart of what they did. This team really did practice what they preached and are led by a manager who truly cares not only about service delivery but about her team excelling in everything they want to do. Congratulations guys on all of your hard work and your incredible care for vulnerable people. True heroes in the industry.”

– Judge on National Rehabilitation Hospital

Best Cleaned Hospitality Site Britain and Ireland

Zanzibar on Locke At edyn

“Visiting Zanzibar Locke, an edyn Aparthotel, was a pleasure. Very clear to see that everything runs like clockwork allowing the team to go above and beyond with great attention to detail. I’ll know where to stay next time I’m in Dublin. Congratulations, Derrycourt Cleaning Services.”


– Judge on Zanzibar on Locke

Golden Service Awards Hospitality Award winner Derrycourt, Zanzibar Locke at edyn, Hugh Dennis, and Craig Bowman

Best Cleaned Manufacturing Site Britain and Ireland

Golden Service Awards Manufacturing Award winner Derrycourt, Keelings, Hugh Dennis, and Craig Bowman


“Derrycourt’s team at Keelings face some of the harshest work environments that the cleaning industry has to offer, yet their unwavering passion, service delivery and adherence to the hundreds of compliance protocols they must follow is clear every minute that you spend on site. This team have seen many changes in the recent years but are made up with some incredible long standing employees that are not considered contracted staff on site but partners and family.”

– Judge on Keelings

Commitment to Uncompromising Standards

Founded over 32 years ago in Ann and Martin O’Hanlon’s home, Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists prides itself on maintaining the highest standards, which has earned them a stellar reputation. This uncompromising approach to quality was the main reason for their success at the Golden Service Awards. As cleaning specialists, Derrycourt delivers exactly what they promise.

A Testament to Team Dedication

“These awards are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our teams at each site. Their relentless pursuit of excellence ensures that we not only meet but exceed the highest standards in the industry. We are proud to see our sites and teams recognised as the best in their respective industries,” said Avril McCarthy, General Manager at Derrycourt.

Stressing the importance of the accolades, co-founder and Director, Ann O’Hanlon stated: “Our cleaning operatives, many of them work through the night, early mornings and long days. The job they do is not easy. It is hard work and often goes unrecognised. This is why we have Employee of the Month and Employee awards each year and we submit them into the international awards.” 


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