Nominations and entries are now being received for the 2014 Loo of the Year Awards - the annual competition to find the best places 'to go' in the UK, including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
Media interest in public toilets is at high levels as their number has fallen by over 40% in the past decade. However, there are thousands of other 'away from home' toilets entered annually from all market sectors (there are 60 entry categories). Entries are invited from all categories and every entry receives an unannounced, dedicated inspection visit. Entries gaining a bronze, silver, gold or platinum award are presented with a certificate - to help them promote their award winning facilities to their customers and staff.
Mike Bone, the awards managing director, said: “Leading retailers, restaurant and pub chains, visitor attractions, holiday parks, shopping centres, local authorities, and the cleaning/FM sector generally, recognise the annual Loo of the Year Awards as a proven, cost effective and independent assessment of the standard of their toilet provision management and receive proper recognition through our annual grading scheme.”
There are a range of national and UK awards and trophies for the very best entries which will be presented at the awards presentation event to be held on Friday 5 December at the St Johns Hotel in Solihull.
The Attendant of the Year awards form part of Loo of the Year awards but relate specifically to the cleaning staff that look after facilities, rather than the loos themselves. All attendants and/or cleaning staff will automatically be entered for an Attendant of the Year award.
Anyone can nominate any number of 'away from home' loos and entries can be made online via the awards website - www.loo.co.uk - or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for entries is 31 July.
Loo of the Year Awards is a private company and the awards are run this year in association with sponsors Clos-o-Mat, Danfo, Evolve, Premiere Products, and Willings Systems.