At last night’s Living Wage Champion Awards, Clean for Good was recognised for its trailblazing leadership in advancing the real Living Wage within their sector, showing that not only is paying a real Living Wage in the cleaning sector possible, but that doing so can help to change the industry as a whole for the better.

Clean for Good is an ethical office cleaning company for London, founded in 2017 by a group of churches and charities to prove that it is possible to deliver a professional cleaning service and also provide fair pay and dignified work for cleaners. Clean for Good has always paid its staff the real Living Wage (or more) and has grown to become a successful, commercially viable and award-winning company.

Laura Gardiner, Director, Living Wage Foundation, said:

“Despite the challenges of the past 18 months, the Living Wage movement has never been stronger – we’ve continued to grow, welcoming our 7,000th employer, and tonight we come together to recognise some of the outstanding work these employers have done. The Living Wage Champion Awards 2021 are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the importance of a wage that truly covers the cost of living and the value this provides for workers and businesses, and I congratulate Clean for Good on their deserved award.”

Tim Thorlby, Managing Director, Clean for Good, said

“We’re delighted to have received this award from the Living Wage Foundation. We are proud to be a part of the living wage movement – it is a very practical way to impact positively on people’s lives. We have proved that a cleaning company can pay the Living Wage all of the time and be commercially viable. We look forward to the day when the rest of the cleaning sector in the UK follows suit – and we make Living Wage cleaning the norm.”

The annual Living Wage Champion Awards celebrate notable employers that pay the Living Wage and this year they recognised 20 years of the Living Wage campaign. Last night’s awards were hosted by YolanDa Brown, well-known saxophonist, composer and broadcaster. The awards were sponsored by Aviva.