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Craig Lovett wins coveted VMA Award

Craig Lovett wins coveted VMA Award
June 7, 2012

Spotless International Services, part of the Spotless Group, have expressed "delight" that Chief Executive Craig Lovett has been awarded the Venue Management Association's Venue Professional of the Year Award (Allied member).

Lovett received the prestigious award, which has only been awarded twice before, at last week's Venue Industry Congress at the RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast.

A delighted Lovett commented "it is rewarding to be the recipient of an award or recognition that is decided by your peers. I have certainly enjoyed my involvement and commitment to the venue and event industry on a global scale, in particular the relentless search for young talent to be part of our team, and I will continue to nurture and develop the 'bright young things' for the betterment of the industry. I am honoured to accept the award."

Venue Management Association (Asia/Pacific) President Brian Morris addeed "Craig has been a valuable and committed member of the Venue Management Association and the industry for many years. He has served as a councillor, lecturer, and venue management school committee member and deserves this well earned recognition by his peers."

Founded in Melbourne in 1946, the Spotless business has grown through organic expansion and acquisition. With an ASX top 200 listing and annual sales of ï¾£1.8 billion, Spotless employs 45,000 employees worldwide. It is estimated that globally Spotless serves 77 million customers each year.

In 2010 The Spotless Group acquired the Cleanevent, CleanDomain and EMC businesses in the UK to create the Spotless International Services Division which has specialised in outsourced facilities management providing a wide range of services including:

• Cleaning and Hygiene Services
• Waste Management and Recycling Solutions
• Venue Management / Marketing
• Security and Risk Management Solutions
• High Level Window Cleaning
• Catering

Founded by Craig Lovett in 1987, Cleanevent has become an industry leader in the Leisure Sports and Entertainment sector. Their very first contract, Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, is still in the portfolio of venues that are serviced, and they have gone on to look after some of the most iconic venues all over the world. Teamwork, Respect, Leadership, Accountability and Courage; five words upon which the business is built. In 2000 Cleanevent launched in the UK winning contracts such as Wembley Stadium, Arsenal Football Club, Twickenham, Ascot Racecourse, Cheltenham Racecourse and the O2.

Spotless International Services is based in Uxbridge, West London.

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