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22 December 2017 17:33


ABM, a facility services company since 1987, were delighted be awarded the prestigious Overall Loo of the Year Award Trophy at the Loo of the Year Awards 30th Anniversary event on Friday 8th December.


This was the second time that a cleaning/FM company has achieved this top award and was in recognition of ABM, also in its 30th year, gaining a Platinum Award grade for 94% of its thirty-four entries and four national awards for Scotland. They were also awarded the new Washroom Cleaner of the Year Awards for England in the External Contractor sector.


Awards managing director, Mike Bone quotes “ABM has entered Loo of the Year Awards for several years, formerly as GBM, and has won many awards in the past ten years. All of their 2017 entries were exceptionally clean and well maintained.”


Maureen Boyle, based at the South Pier Bangor public toilet was awarded the new Washroom Cleaner of the Year Award Individual Cleaner National award for Ireland and the overall UK Trophy. Maureen has provided an excellent service at the South pier toilets since they opened on 4th April 1994. JD Wetherspoon was presented with the In-House Cleaning Team Trophy and ABM gained a second trophy – the External Contractor Team Trophy.


A Plush Flush, a small and family owned mobile toilet provider, were awarded the Individual Categories Trophy against strong competition form national companies and other major UK and Ireland Trophy Winners included Asda, Gatwick Airport, McDonald’s, Oxford City Council, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Thames Water, JD Wetherspoon and Wychavon District Council. The winners were selected from entries in sixty entry categories across all market sectors.


A new Washroom Service Provider Award, launched as part of the 2017 thirtieth anniversary awards, was won by Initial. The winner of this award was selected based on testimonial included in nominations from Loo of the Year Awards entrants.


Nearly four hundred 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. Terry Alderton provided comedy as the after-lunch entertainment and guests enjoyed the unrivalled networking opportunities during the supplier exhibition that forms part of the annual event.


The 2017 Awards were run in association with Associate Sponsors Clos-o-Mat, Dolphin Solutions, Dyson, Propelair and Toilet Twinning. Leading suppliers; Danfo, Deb, Eco Breeze, Evolve Security, Hygiene Vision and Willings Services also supported this year’s Awards.


Full details of the 2017 Awards results are available on the Awards website:


The next Loo of the Year Awards Event will be held on Friday 7th December 2018.