intu, which owns some of the best shopping centres in the UK, has been awarded the overall Loo of the Year Awards trophy in the 2019 Loo of the Year Awards. With 20 centres across the UK and Spain, the company’s whole business is focused on creating the best places for shopping and leisure so that visitors come more often and stay longer. Part of this focus is on providing customer washrooms that meet the needs of all types of users including Changing Places facilities.
Four of intu’s shopping centres were awarded the new Diamond Loo of the Year Award grade with the remainder all achieving a Platinum Award grade. Three national awards were also awarded together with the UK Retail Market Sector Award and the UK Baby Changing Facilities Trophy. Awards managing director, Mike Bone, said: “intu has entered the Loo of the Year Awards for several years and won many awards. Its high standards of washroom provision, cleaning and maintenance have been recognised.”
Intu was also awarded the 2019 UK Overall Washroom Cleaner of the Year Award trophy and Catherine Kerr, a cleaning operative at intu Victoria in Nottingham, was awarded the UK Individual Cleaner Trophy. Fife Coast and Countryside Trust was presented with the In-House Cleaning Team trophy and Mitie/VSG gained the External Contractor Team trophy.
McLean Restaurants t/a McDonalds was the Loo of the Year Awards Individual Categories trophy winner and other major UK and Ireland trophy winners included JD Wetherspoon, Danfo (UK) Ltd, ABM UK Ltd, Chichester District Council, Dornoch Firth Caravan Park, and Oxford Direct Services. The winners were selected from entries in 61 entry categories across all market sectors.
Guests from throughout the UK, including representatives from leading cleaning and FM companies, attended the awards presentation event in December. The 2019 awards were run in association with associate sponsors Bathroom Wipe-Out 365, Innovative Hygiene Supplies and P-Wave. Danfo (UK) Ltd and Jet Towel also supported this year’s awards.
The next Loo of the Year Awards event will be held on Friday 4 December 2020.