Sarah Southworth, founder of Preston-based Specialised Cleaning Services, has enjoyed two award wins in just one week,
She took the UK’s Best Specialist Cleaning Company, at the bi-annual Kimberley Clarke Golden Service Awards ,and Business Services Entrepreneur of the Year title at the North West Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2015.
Sarah, who on her own, started the cleaning company in 2007, today delivers specialist cleaning services, including trauma cleaning, asbestos removal, crime scene cleaning and a host of other complex specialist cleaning services to businesses and Housing Associations across the North West.
Sarah said: “Looking back at where I started out, with no funding or financial support, to where we are now, I just can’t believe how far we have come. Winning these awards are validation of all the hard work that myself, my sons who are now managers in the business and the rest of the team have put in to become the success we are today.”
The Kimberley Clarke Golden Service Awards, today seen as a hallmark for quality and excellence, and a benchmark for contract cleaning companies and in-house cleaning teams, were presented at a glittering ceremony on at the London Hilton on Park Lane, hosted by celebrities Jon Culshaw and Alan Dedicoat.
The 14th annual North West Entrepreneur of the Year Awards celebrated the region’s top owner managed businesses at an awards ceremony hosted by business and economics expert, Lord Digby Jones, on October 22nd.
David Costley-Wood, Judge and Advisory Partner at KPMG said: “Sarah really stood out to the judges. She has a great drive to succeed in business.”