JDW wins at the Loo of the Year Awards 2022

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The Loo of the Year Awards 2022: JDW wins numerous awards for the standard of its pub toilets (Credit: Getty/ Adam Gault)
The Loo of the Year Awards 2022: JDW wins numerous awards for the standard of its pub toilets (Credit: Getty/ Adam Gault)

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Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has won numerous awards at the Loo of the Year Awards 2022.

The company won three national awards – Champions League Standards of Excellence Award, Corporate Providers Entries UK Winner and Market Sector Awards Hospitality.

JDW operations director Martin Geoghegan said: “We are thrilled to have won so many awards and recognition for our pubs’ toilets.

Great designs 

“We invest time and money, along with creating great designs, to ensure we provide our customers with excellent toilets.”

The awards, which aim to highlight the standards of away-from-home washrooms, were based on anonymous independent inspector visits to pub toilets which were then judged on a range of criteria, including décor and maintenance, cleanliness, accessibility, hand-washing and drying equipment, and overall management.

JDW’s Loo of the Year 2022 awards come after the operator saw like-for-like sales and total sales decrease by 11.7% and 13.3% respectively in the 25 weeks to 16 January 2022​, when compared to the similar period in financial year 2020, with sales affected by Plan B restrictions.

The operator was also named as a national winner in the Scotland Accessible Toilet Entries for the Carrick Stone, in Cumbernauld and in the Ireland Accessible Toilet Entries for the Forty Foot, in Dun Laoghaire.

Very rewarding 

JDW also won a further two awards in the Republic of Ireland: Washroom Cleaner of the Year Awards for its in-house cleaning team (Ireland) and national winner of the individual category entries for the Silver Penny, in Dublin.

More than 820 JDW pubs across the UK and the Republic of Ireland achieved high individual ratings following visits from inspectors to judge their toilets.

Geoghegan added: “The fact that independent judges have rated Wetherspoon pubs so highly, in terms of design, cleanliness and facilities, is very rewarding. We will continue to offer the best-possible toilets in our pubs.”

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