The Search for the Best Kept Cleaning Secrets is on…

As the cleaning industry gears up for one of the biggest tourism events to hit the UK – The 2012 Olympic Games – companies are searching for the best cleaning tips from steam cleaning to soap dispensers.

Worldwide Olympic sponsor Procter & Gamble launched a search across the UK to find the best kept cleaning secret by independent hospitality inspectors.

The search is being dubbed the ‘spirit of independent hospitality best kept cleaning secret.’

The award will give a pair of tickets to the London 2012 Opening Ceremony to the lucky operator who enters a ‘secret’ that best demonstrates cleanliness and the spirit of the industry.

The initiative is open to independent restaurants, cafes, pubs, quick service restaurants, hotels and B&Bs. The winner will be selected by a panel of judges.

Nick Beresford, managing director of P&G Professional comments: “Procter and Gamble understand that great hospitality starts with impeccable cleaning standards and where better to make a great impression than during the London 2012 Games.

“Our nationwide search is about recognising and rewarding the independent hospitality operator that best captures the spirit of the industry through their unique approach to providing a first rate customer experience through top class cleaning and freshness standards.”

So whether participants’ tips related to cleaning toilet roll dispensers, carpet steam cleaning, or keeping stock such as soap dispensers filled, they could have a chance at the top prize.

And with cleanliness topping priority lists for tourists and the London Olympic Games fast approaching, now more than ever hospitality operators need to make the best impression when it comes to sanitation.

According to a survey conducted last year by England’s national tourist board, Visit England, 94 per cent of visitors marked cleanliness and hygiene as extremely important.

And although many people are unaware of the amount of work that goes into making a room look perfectly clean and tidy, it is clear that is exactly what visitors expect.

The competition closed on 12 August 2011 and the submissions are being examined by independent judges.