Birmingham-based We Clean Ltd has won a trio of Loo of the Year awards. The company, based in Rubery, won the overall 'Tork Loo of the Year' Award and followed this up with the Individual Categories Award for England and the Individual Attendant of the Year Award, which went to Baba Sechan for his outstanding work and dedication as head housekeeper at Brindleyplace.
It is the first time in the Loo of the Year's 28-year history that a cleaning company has achieved this top award and was in recognition of receiving Platinum Awards for every one of its 11 entries.
We Clean is best known in Birmingham as the team behind the scenes at such venues as Birmingham Hippodrome, Symphony Hall, Birmingham Town Hall, West Bromwich Building Society, the MAC, the Assay Office, Solihull School, and many of the region's major office buildings.
In Brindleyplace, We Clean provides 900 hours of service each week with 13 full time staff, and it is also responsible for the cleaning of Aldi's UK purchasing head office in Atherstone.
We Clean director, Paul Concannon, said: “These awards mean that we are the best cleaning company in the UK and that we train and employ the best cleaning operatives in the UK. These awards are in recognition of every one of our 400-plus frontline cleaning staff that we have in our business. They are our kings and queens and they are what makes our business. This award goes out to them.”
Awards managing director, Mike Bone, said: “We Clean first entered the Loo of the Year Awards in 2014 and they took the competition by storm, winning a number of awards. All of their entries this year were exceptionally clean and well maintained, which is why they were judged overall winner.”
We Clean was formed in 2003 by directors David Harker and Paul Concannon, who have over 80 years' experience in the cleaning business.
David Harker added: “As a company, We Clean is all about Birmingham and the wider Midlands area. As a team we are immensely proud to serve the major venues that are considered to be the 'front door' for visitors to the West Midlands. The success of our business has been built upon our simple but effective ethos - We clean and proud of it - where as directors of the business we have passionately encouraged all of our staff to take pride in their work.”
Photo shows: We Clean directors Paul Concannon (left) and David Harker celebrating at Brindleyplace.