If someone told you in December that we would be fighting an unknown virus in 2020, which sadly has been killing people worldwide, would you have believed it? No? Me neither. It all still seems a little surreal to me, almost like we are living in a blockbuster film.
Lockdown for us at Need The Loo Toilet Hire was almost like any other day apart from much less traffic, out servicing, delivering and collecting toilets. I know some businesses have found times tough and I am sure there are more tough times to come but for us, it has been four months of really hard work. Need The Loo has doubled in size, with us picking up over 30 new clients from other toilet companies, who had shut down and were not servicing the toilets but amazingly still charging their clients for the privilege. We are an old fashioned business who treat their clients like we ourselves like to be treated.
As lockdown is being eased, folk are wanting to let their hair down after a good few months, so are booking toilets for socially distanced get togethers. Who can blame them!! Let’s hope a more normal life will return.
Keep safe out there and be respectful to one another……
N T L
What a complete crazy world we live in. Who could have predicted that we would have a world wide lockdown because of a deadly virus. I hope that you, your family and friends have remained safe and well during this period.
I did think at the start of lockdown that our business would be heavily affected because of the nature of the clients that we have, mainly small building firms and construction sites. Whilst a few of our clients did self isolate and suspend their toilet hire with us, other companies stayed working throughout. It came to our attention after 4 weeks when the phone was red hot with calls, that other toilet hire companies had completely shut down their operations, without any prior communication with their clients. Hence rather smelly and dirty toilets!!! Said clients were not happy and in one week alone we picked up 10 new clients and have continued to do so.
So whilst this dreaded virus has upset a lot of other business, it has actually helped ours. Because even though I could tell you till I was blue in the face that we are the best toilet company out there, until you actually hire one from me then you will not realise what a completely different company we are compared to the others. Our customers have been so impressed that they have been reviewing us on Google. It makes me feel really proud that all my hard work and commitment is slowly being recognised.
So why not jump on board with us for your portable toilet hire needs!!!
What an absolute cracker 2019 was for Need The Loo Toilet Hire!
The business is continuing to grow, with lots more toilets purchased but above all it still amazes me how well we are doing for such a young company. The tail end of December, business was slow as most of our clients were finishing off projects in preparation for Christmas so a few of our toilets came home for a well earned hot clean and refresh. Now January is here, business trade is picking up, with 7 toilets going out to clients in one day.
We have had a change around over the holiday break. Luke, my son has now come into the business and is taking on the role of Chief Loo Cleaner. For a young man he is doing very well and is very conscientious in his work. He is well aware of the reputation I have built up with my clients so doesn’t want to let the side down and hopefully in the future he will take over the business and I can retire! This in itself is great for me, as I can spend more time in the office generating more work and preparing quotations.
We already have a lot of weekend bookings starting in May for the event season, with more enquiries coming in most days. So it looks like 2020 will be twice as good as 2019!
Sadly I can’t remember the last time we had a lovely sunny dry day. Not sure about you guys but gee I am fed up of this rain!! Although saying that I have been fairly lucky on my toilet cleaning days. i seem to be able to drive around the downpours and stay fairly dry with just the odd light shower hampering the job. I must not Laugh Out Loud…..the same cannot be said for Rob’s toilet cleaning days. Last week he went through 4 waterproof coats and several hats but at least he had the foresight to wear waterproof leggings.I can cope with most things in life but I really hate being wet through…..Even my trucking buddy Dexter hasn’t wanted to get out of the warm dry truck. Cant say I blame him….
Hopefully this will be the last week of rain and we can have some cold frosty days with the sun out shining. I wish!!!
Wow! What a crazy few weeks we have had here at Need The Loo Toilet Hire. Our Event toilets have been busy all over Warwickshire and the West Midlands for clients having celebrations. Numerous parties, including a 50th, several spur of the moment camp outs in the glorious weather, and a mega Bank Holiday weekend at the Tanks, Trucks and Firepower Show. Over 7,000 visitors using our clean and well maintained toilet facilities.
Our Site Toilets have had a few weeks of a quieter life, due to builders being on holiday and the school holidays. We expect them to be more utilised after this weekend with everyone being back at work and school. I must admit it has been fantastic travelling around on the quieter roads. Back to School run traffic here we come!
A few more busy weekends coming up till the end of the festival, show and party season. A well earned day off is much needed. Love the life of running your own business.