SSE Cleaning Scoops Prestigious National ICCA Award

Galway’s SSE Cleaning won the prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2018 Irish Contract Cleaning Association Awards ceremony held in Dublin’s Mansion House this October. The awards recognise the highest standards in professionalism in the contract cleaning sector and saw over 250 industry professionals in attendance.

Speaking about the award Sean McGlynn, General Manager said, “The Outstanding Achievement award presented to our CEO Mary Connell is testament to her leadership and drive that has seen the company experience significant and rapid growth over the past number of years. The entire team would like to congratulate Mary on this fantastic industry achievement and thank her for her continued dedication, support and investment in people.”

Dubbed as Ireland’s most highly prized awards in the commercial contract cleaning sector, the ICCA Industry Awards are the epitome of high quality, commitment and highlight the professionalism that is displayed by the service providers on their client sites throughout the country.

In accepting the award, Mary Connell, CEO said, “It is such an honour to be recognised within the contract cleaning industry by this award. When we started out over 15 years ago I never imagined we would see such success. Year on year, SSE is growing on a national scale and developing our capabilities across multiple sectors. I am extremely proud of the entire team at SSE and see these awards as a reflection of the hard work and dedication our staff put in every day.  Without these hardworking and dedicated people, I am certain we would not have won this award.”

SSE are no strangers to awards and their associated ceremonies. In 2016, SSE won Specialist Facilities Management Service Provider of the Year at the Facilities Management Awards. In 2015 they scooped five industry awards including three at the Facilities Management Awards; Best Cleaning Service Provider, Excellence in Customer Service and Facilities Management Service Provider of the Year. SSE’s Mary Connell went on to win the Ulster Bank Business Achievers Award in the ‘Women Led Business’ category within Connacht and nationally.

SSE commenced trading in 2004, initially working locally in the Galway and Connacht area. Today they operate a nationwide contract cleaning, facilities management and specialised cleanroom service throughout the country.

“When we started out over a decade ago our initial focus was in the MedTech sector. This has developed organically through word of mouth and recommendations from our clients. We’ve shifted from working in Connacht to working with clients the length and breadth of the country,” explained Mary.

Mark Keeley from Karcher presents Mary Connell of SSE Cleaning with the 2018 ICCA Outstanding Achievement Award. Mary scooped the prestigious award at the ICCA awards ceremony held in the Mansion House.