K & S Toilets Ltd is based in central Powys and operates across Mid Wales. It hires toilets & showers to both private and business customers for a wide range of events and activities. Mid Wales is a ‘honeypot’ drawing in event organisers across a wide range of disciplines, the area is perfect for cycle, motorcycle, running & horse events which are all customers for us.
Back in 2003 Katherine (MD) was browsing in an estate agents window looking for building plots to develop when she spotted K & S Toilets for sale as a going concern due to the planned retirement of the founders. Knowing little about the hire industry or portable toilets she and her husband Andy inspected the books and the equipment and decided to grasp the opportunity.
For the first few years they were still significantly involved in another business venture. In 2010, however, they decided to concentrate solely on K & S Toilets. They set about investing in further equipment including luxury toilet units. With these more modern hire units they could expand and fulfil the requirements of corporate and wedding clients.
Our oldest customer organises off road motorcycle events. He was, in fact, our first booking about three weeks after we took over the company. Ever since then we have supplied loos for five or six events per year for him in some of the most beautiful and remote parts of Mid Wales. Many of these locations are not accessible to the general public – a real treat!
We haven’t quite reached the stage of tendering for Glastonbury yet but over the years we have provided both toilets and showers for a range of festivals throughout the area. Just like Glastonbury sometimes these have had large quantities of mud which has made our life just a little more interesting.
There are many wedding venues across the county so our luxury toilets are kept busy for a large number of weekends of the season. Of course on other occasions these units get to go to larger village shows like Llangyndir where each year the show committee greet us as friends when we make the delivery. When we roll off the field after the show the chairman says “same again next year” and that’s a booking made.
Sometimes we are ‘sworn to secrecy’ regarding the nature of the event where our toilets are needed, we’ve been a small part in a number of blockbuster films, but couldn’t possibly tell you which ones!
Along with being involved in the growth of a profitable and sustainable business we have hugely enjoyed the wide variety of bookings handled. We’ve met some lovely people along the way, accessed beautiful areas of the countryside and learnt about all types of activities. Until you provide toilets & showers for events you really have no idea what goes on in your own backyard!