Many businesses pride themselves on the standard of cleaning and maintenance of the building they occupy or that they are responsible for cleaning. The most frequent place visited by most users of the building is the washrooms. First impressions count and high standards must be achieved consistently if the provider’s, and the associated cleaning or FM company’s, reputation is to be maintained.
How do service providers know how they compare with their competitors and how do they gain recognition? Entry into the annual Loo of the Year Awards is a way of receiving an independent assessment of ‘away from home’ toilet provision and recognition of the standards achieved based on ‘the washroom standard’ for the UK.
Mike Bone, the award programme’s managing director, said: “Leading retailers, restaurant and pub chains, visitor attractions, holiday parks, shopping centres, office buildings, local authorities, and importantly the cleaning and FM sector generally, recognise the annual Loo of the Year Awards as a proven, cost effective and independent annual assessment of the standard of their washroom provision management and receive proper recognition through our annual grading scheme. ABM demonstrated in 2017 that an FM services company can achieve the ultimate accolade by winning the overall Loo of the Year Awards trophy.”
Entries are now being received for the 2018 Loo of the Year Awards. There are thousands of toilets entered annually from all market sectors (there are 61 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.
There are a range of national and overall awards and trophies for the very best entries which will be presented at an event to be held on Friday 7 December at the St Johns Hotel in Solihull.
Anyone can enter online via the awards website. The closing date for entries is 30 June.