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Airport is overall Tork Loo of the Year Awards winner
Gatwick Airport, the world's busiest single runway airport, was delighted be awarded the prestigious overall Tork Loo of the Year Award Trophy at the Loo of the Year Awards annual presentation event last Friday.
This is the first time in the Awards 29-year history that an airport has achieved this top award and was in recognition Gatwick being awarded Platinum Awards for every one of its 13 entries which included toilets for all types of users including Changing Places toilets. Gatwick was also awarded the UK and Ireland Market Sector Award for Transport.
"Gatwick Airport first entered Loo of the Year Awards in 2015 with two entries in the South Terminal and won the National Category Award for England in the Airports Category and the UK and Ireland Market Sector Award for Transport," reports Awards managing director, Mike Bone. "All its 2016 entries were exceptionally clean and well maintained.
"Gatwick works closely with its cleaning contractor ISS to ensure that the highest toilet cleaning standards are maintained despite coping with the needs of more than 40,000,000 passengers each year."
Baba Sechan, an employee of Birmingham cleaning company We Clean, became the first person to be awarded the Attendant of the Year Awards Individual Attendant trophy for the second time. Baba was previously presented with this award in the 2015 Attendant of the Year Awards.
JD Wetherspoon was presented with the In-House Cleaning Team trophy and City Facility Management, which cleans Asda Stores. was presented with the External Contractor Team trophy.
Other major UK and Ireland Trophy Winners included Asda, Bluewater Shopping Centre, Buttercrane Shopping Centre Newry, Heathrow Airport, intu, Mid & East Antrim Borough Council, Oxford City Council, Richmond Royal Park and J D Wetherspoon. The winners were selected from entries in 60 entry categories across all market sectors.
Nearly 400 guests from throughout the UK, including representatives from leading cleaning and FM companies, attended the special Awards Presentation Event at the four-star St Johns Hotel Solihull. Peter Piper provided comedy as the excellent after lunch entertainment and guests enjoyed the supplier exhibition that forms part of the annual event.
The 2016 Awards were run in association with Headline Sponsor Tork and Associate Sponsors Clos-o-Mat and Dolphin Solutions. Leading suppliers; Danfo, Evolve Security and Willings Services supported this year's Awards.
Full details of the 2016 Awards results are available on the Awards website.
Loo of the Year Awards celebrates its thirty-year anniversary in 2017 and the next special Loo of the Year Awards Event will be held on Friday 8th December 2017.
8th December 2016