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National Apprenticeship Week 2019 National Apprenticeship Week (NAW2019) takes place 4 to 8 March 2019. to read full story
HJ Weir announces ISO 9001 accreditation Today HJ Weir, the originators of flatwork handling technology, has announced... to read full story
Laundry specialist boosts Irish sales team as business booms Chemicals manufacturer Christeyns bolsters Irish sales team... to read full story
New UK concept to start from the Finnish Laundry & Cleaning Today shared news of a new launderette concept from Finland... to read full story
CleanEx 2018 - So long, but not furlong Well, we’ve now well and truly galloped past the finish line and the stable doors have now closed on CleanEx 2018. to read full story
Jensen hold their first ‘Performance Days’ This week, the island of Mallorca has played host to Jensen’s first ever ‘Performance Days’. to read full story
Newly formed LOD BV brings Laundry on Demand to the BENELUX with the Laundrapp ltd. platform During an international visitors trip to London to visit the LCT CleanEx trade show... to read full story
Prima Master opens first eco-laundry franchise in Essex The Chelmsford store is part of a major expansion into franchising... to read full story
Bridging the gap. Laundry outsourcing. Laundry in house. An on-premise laundry is a great solution when you want to manage either all or some of your laundry requirements in-house. to read full story
Knowledge is power - Data is money Technology and data are the heart of today’s laundry and drycleaning operations but are you using it to the best effect? to read full story
Textile Services Association joint host care labelling seminar with UK Fashion & Textile Association Adrian Redgate owns National Drycleaners, a Nottingham based laundry... to read full story
Girbau launches new 95kg washing machine A new little sister model to the HS-6110. to read full story
CRDN New Venture Press Release CRDN are pleased to announce that Shaf Govind who has been running the highly successful CRDN Franchise Network, will be launching the Martinizing Dry Cleaning Franchise in the UK during 2018... to read full story
All saddled up, ready to run: CleanEx, the exhibition for the laundry, drycleaning and textile care industry. With less than a month to go we are under starter’s orders and the exhibitor paddock is ready to go. to read full story
Thanksgiving Service A service for Guild past President Richard (Dick) Seaman FGCL on Friday, 8th June to read full story
Johnsons Apparelmaster welcomes Gerry Moore as new managing director Leading workwear supplier Johnsons Apparelmaster has announced the appointment of Gerry Moore as the company’s next managing director. to read full story
Miele appoints new sales and marketing director Miele has appointed Sam Bailey as its new sales and marketing director for the GB professional division. to read full story
The hotel group which means business in the laundry A report by Irving Scott on his visit to the Apex hotels’ laundry facility in Scotland. to read full story
GCL Announcement: Guild Centre Meeting Tuesday 27th March 2018 A reminder that the next Guild Meeting is to be held at the IBIS Hotel. to read full story
Continuing to work FLAT out The quest for a fabulous finish in bed and table linen demands that operators invest in the best feeders and folders. to read full story
PREVIEW: #Laundry #Drycleaning #Wetcleaning It's all about what you're @ A peak into the March edition of Laundry and Cleaning Today issue which looks at social media... to read full story
Laundry delivery service declares war on the washing machine IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: In January, Laundryheap, an appbased laundry delivery service took to Oxford Street... to read full story
HJ Weir’s new WeCoTec brand announces they are “Part of Something Bigger” by partnering with Marine Conservation Charity WeCoTec offers a complete range of Washers and Dryers for all laundry requirements, WeCoTec have teamed up with MILNOR, USA to supply high quality, durable and easy to use laundry machines. to read full story
Boost for Hughes Trade as it expands into West Midlands There has been a further boost for Hughes Trade... to read full story
HJ Weir team launches its WeCoTec online laundry equipment brand The father and son team behind HJ Weir has launched WeCoTec... to read full story
National Apprenticeship Week 2018: 5-9 March The 11th National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2018) to read full story
Multiple choice - (article preview) The latest drycleaning machines offer a multitude of options to consider. Jean Anderson guides us through the range of choices. to read full story
Bradford City FC clean up with new laundry contract Christeyns is making sure its home football team turns out with more than a clean pair of heels! to read full story
Johnson Service Group confident for the year ahead Johnson Service Group (JSG) has announced their preliminary results for 2017. to read full story
Are you ready to comply? Data protection laws are changing and GDPR is all over the news. to read full story
Wembley fire: Laundry services warehouse unit damaged in early morning blaze Workers in Fourth Way, Wembley, spotted smoke... to read full story
Obituary: Richard Seaman FGCL We are sad to announce the death of Richard Seaman FGCL... to read full story
THE QUEEN JUST MADE A VERY UNEXPECTED APPEARANCE AT LONDON FASHION WEEK It marked the first time she had ever sat on the front row... to read full story
DryStream celebrates 25 Years 2018 represents an important milestone for DryStream... to read full story
ABS Laundry Business Solutions, appoints new US Sales Manager ABS Laundry Business Solutions is delighted to announce the appointment... to read full story
ihateironing helps local drycleaners earn over £4m Online drycleaning and laundry collection and delivery service, ihateironing, celebrates reaching 100,000 orders. to read full story
Funeral Arrangements for Tony Lee The Lee family have advised that for those who may wish to attend the funeral... to read full story
THE RACE IS ON! With just over two months to go, CleanEx 2018 is all lined up... to read full story
Hughes to become leading player after completing acquisition Hughes Electrical is set to become a leading player in the UK’s commercial laundry market... to read full story
Hughes to become leading player after completing acquisition Hughes Electrical is set to become a leading player in the UK’s commercial laundry market. to read full story
The Livery Ball The Worshipful Company of Launderers are hosting their Livery Ball on the 3rd of March. to read full story
ABS Laundry Business Solutions Announces Growth, Office Expansion ABS, global specialists in ERP laundry management software, are expanding... to read full story
With sadness... It is with great sadness that the Guild has announced the death of long term member Tony Lee. to read full story
Lynx Eyes National Growth Through Alex Reid Partnership Lynx, announces it has entered a partnership with Alex Reid... to read full story
Time 4 change 2017 saw some turmoil as the old and easily forged £1 coin was replaced. to read full story
Cleaning up your cybersecurity with Cyber Essentials Plus As cyber-criminals become more sophisticated and attacks more damaging... to read full story
Guild of Cleaners and Launderers Meeting A Two for One Special on Tuesday 30th January to read full story
Recognising a High Street necessity TSA has launched a new consumer focussed website. to read full story
Nayax introduces PayMarket Kiosk A stand-alone kiosk for indoor or outdoor use. to read full story
Richard Haworth awarded the latest accreditation Richard Haworth - has recently been awarded the latest ISO 9001:2015 certification, the internationally recognized benchmark for quality within an organisation. to read full story
Changing cleaning market grows sales for chemical company The rise in green consumerism is changing the landscape at one Yorkshire chemical company. to read full story
Worshipful Company of Launderers parade at the Lord Mayor’s Show The Lord Mayor’s Show dates back to 1215. to read full story
CleanEx2018 - With just over four months to go - the race is now on! Now less then five months to go until the biggest UK exhibition for the laundry, drycleaning and textile care industry. to read full story
Industry entrepreneur in New Year’s Honours List Professor Vikas Shah, has received the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE... to read full story
Laundry upgrade Essex hotel Stoke by Nayland luxury hotel, golf and spa recently upgraded its in-house laundry. to read full story
JENSEN invests in laundry robotics and AI This investment in robotics and confirms the Group’s vision to automate all processes in the laundry. to read full story
All Blacks legend backs ‘Uber of drycleaning’ startup All Blacks rugby star Dan Carter has backed this business. to read full story
It’s time to Sproose up Sproose, the drycleaning technology solution provider, are now firmly established in the UK following their success in Ireland. to read full story
TSA support industry to achieve targets TSA are running the popular Energy Management Seminar again in 2018... to read full story
Know Your Industry The importance of training and the support of trade associations cannot be overstated for textile care professionals. to read full story
Doing the sums with add-on services Adam Bernstein explores the drycleaning add-on services available. to read full story
Ecolab acquires Scottish manufacturing group Ecolab has acquired RP Adam Ltd (Arpal Group)... to read full story
Johnson Service Group announce CEO succession plans Johnson Service Group (JSG) has announced the appointment of Peter Egan to read full story
Ecolab acquires Scottish manufacturing group Ecolab has acquired RP Adam Ltd (Arpal Group)... to read full story
Tis the season of giving … Electrolux Professional has made a charitable start to the festive season... to read full story
Laundry delivery service raise over 60 per cent of crowdfunding target in hours Laundryheap, the app-based laundry delivery service, has raised over 60 per cent of... to read full story
Young apprentices take to the road to promote opportunities Apprentices Adam Brookfield, 18 and Jordan Smith, 21, from Christeyns represented their company at an experience day... to read full story
On a roll - laundry equipment Janice Raycroft takes a look at the features and functions of calender ironers that make a difference to both laundry efficiency and operator use. to read full story
Ideal named in The Manufacturer’s Top 100 2017 Dr Mike Kalli, founder and managing director of Ideal Manufacturing, has been highlighted as one of the top 20... to read full story
That’s the spirit! - Laundry and Drycleaning Chemicals Cleaning processes are a rapidly changing area with regular innovations in drycleaning and laundry chemicals from the scientific community. to read full story
Washing machine – the movie … coming soon … New film focusing solely on a 66 minute family wash cycle premiere’s in London’s West End in December. to read full story
Zipjet acquires French competitor Zipjet, the on-demand laundry and drycleaning service, has merged with Paris-based competitor Cleanio in a bid to become a “European leader.” to read full story
Budget announcement aims to help the UK's 5.5 million small businesses A planned cut to business rate rises in England has been brought forward by two years to 2018 by the chancellor, the BBC reports. to read full story
Procter & Gamble Professional establishes Expert Advisory Council ..the away-from-home division of P&G, has announced a partnership with a roster of industry specialists to create an Expert Advisory Council to read full story
TSA budget response: Raising living wage bad for textile services Dr Philip Wright, chief executive of the TSA “Increasing the National Living Wage should be viewed with caution... to read full story
Turning a profit. Laundry equipment - Tumble dryers Washing garments is one thing, but drying them can be quite another and irrespective of laundry size... to read full story
Fishers Laundry announces acquisition by Canada-based K-Bro Fishers Laundry Group has announced that K-Bro Linen Inc, the largest provider of laundry... to read full story
Save The Date. 13 Feb 2018. Leadership - Fact or Fiction? An event organised by The Worshipful Company of Launderers and supported by the Oliver Family Education Trust. to read full story
Brexit threat to the hidden economy keeping hospitals, hotels and manufacturing afloat Revealed today in an exclusive and independent report commissioned by the Textile Services Association (TSA)... to read full story
Thank you and good night… Last Thursday was the spectacular LADAs. The Laundry & Drycleaning Awards 2017. to read full story
125-year old Bath laundry business bought in MBI Regency Laundry, has been acquired in a management buy-in (MBI). to read full story
Sir Rod Stewart serenades laundry lady at star-studded bash A star-studded bash to honour the well-loved employee’s three decades of service working behind the scenes. to read full story
British Steel awards multi-million pound workwear contract British Steel has awarded a multi-million-pound contract to supply thousands of its employees with their first sets of newly branded British Steel workwear. to read full story
Dirt mats: The challenge for laundry machines When a dirt mat does its job and absorbs all the grime from people entering and leaving a shop or workplace... to read full story
Going places in style from North Yorkshire... Irving Scott meets Fiona and Charlie Howie, owners of Brompton Laundry Company to read full story
BFG's (Big Friendly Giants) If you have a very large workload you have to think big. to read full story
(Not) any old iron? Finishing garments to a high standard is incredibly important for a laundry business... to read full story
Reids of Henley The Reid family have been in the drycleaning business since 1945 and Reids of Henley is now owned and run in its present form by the third generation of the family. to read full story
Berendsen cuts fleet CO2 by more than 2,000 tonnes a year Berendsen has announced that it will cut carbon emissions by more than 2,000 tonnes and reinforced... to read full story
TSA reports strong industry employment growth for 2017 The Textile Services Association (TSA) has today published its report on Industry Employment Trends for 2017. to read full story
Barcelona to play host to 2018 Travelling Scholarships The Worshipful Company of Launderers are pleased to announce that the 2018 travelling scholarships will take place near Barcelona. to read full story
Approval won! Apprenticeship heads into development stage TSA have been pushing the development of an entry level English apprenticeship for the last 18 months... to read full story
LADAs 2017 finalists announced The LADAs 2017 is shaping up to be a glamorous evening. The shortlisted finalists have been announced! to read full story
Industry conference cancelled due to hurricane Irma TRSA, the American association for the linen, uniform and facility services industry, cancelled its annual conference. to read full story
Girbau Industrial hosts 6th annual dinner at historic Warwick Castle Laundry & Cleaning Today joined over 100 guests from across the UK laundry industry at the sixth annual Girbau Industrial UK dinner hosted at Warwick Castle. to read full story
New appointment to Girbau UK’s growing industrial division Girbau UK’s industrial team has further strengthened its sales operation with the appointment of Jay Smith as business development manager. to read full story
By Royal approval... Laundry & Cleaning Today talks to Lizzie Fisher, business development manager at St Jude’s Laundry. to read full story
JSG chief executive officer to retire in 2018 Johnson Service Group (JSG) has announced that, after 33 years, Chris Sander, Chief Executive Officer, will retire from the Group in the first half of 2018 to read full story
FISHING OUT THE BEST! Fishers once again unveiled as headline sponsor at the Scottish Thistle Awards. to read full story
Staying on track Janice Raycroft glides us through the intricate twists and turns of choosing and installing an effective conveyor system. to read full story
On site and in sight Having a laundry onsite is the perfect solutions for the business that isn't quite large enough to outsource its cleaning. to read full story
Kannegiesser UK’s Reg Chainey retires Following a distinguished and varied career spanning more than 30 years, as a design technician, Kannegiesser UK announced Reginald Chainey has retired. to read full story
Christeyns staff help the garden grow at Crossley Hall Primary Staff at laundry chemical manufacturer Christeyns took a day out from their busy schedules recently to help rejuvenate the garden and build a wildlife area in the grounds of Crossley Hall Primary School. to read full story
London to Paris charity cycle team on track for target Back in the April issue of Laundry & Cleaning Today we reached out to the industry on behalf of Miele’s Rob Dixon. to read full story
Getting it right You wouldn’t instantly associate ‘life hacks’, the low-budget tricks to make life easier, with running a successful laundry. to read full story
Industry profit potential interests entrepreneurs The 37th Business Start Up Show returned to ExCeL London in May... to read full story
LADAs 2017 deadline extended The #LADAs2017 deadline has been extended due to a late influx to read full story
Christeyns crowned Manufacturer of the Year at Bradford Means Business Awards Laundry chemical manufacturer Christeyns has cause for celebration... to read full story
Taking the plunge Kent-based investor dives into wetcleaning to read full story
#LADAs2017 Deadline The #LADAs2017 nomination deadline is hours away! to read full story
Getting carried away Adam Bernstein examines the trolley market and looks at the latest developments to read full story
TSA - National Conference 2017 Agenda The National Conference 2017 Agenda outlined with timings. to read full story
From collars to cuffs Suppliers and manufacturers recognise the potential of the lucrative shirt finishing sector. Jean Anderson looks at what the industry has to offer. to read full story
Passage to Success Janice Raycroft brings us up to date with the latest developments in batch washing equipment and technology. to read full story
Hands across the pond British brand HJ Weir Engineering has partnered with Milnor... to read full story
Laundry group Elis agrees £2.2bn deal for UK’s Berendsen Elis, the French laundry services group, has reached a preliminary agreement ‘in principle’ to take over its UK rival Berendsen in a £2.2bn deal. to read full story
Laundrapp launches into the commercial laundry sector Laundrapp has announced its launch into the multi-billion pound commercial laundry sector. to read full story
ABS group and ABS France strengthen their presence in France by acquiring the activities of ORDEIP As of April 1, 2017, ABS France acquires ORDEIP's activities, reinforcing its presence in the French market... to read full story
CLEAN backs World Environment Day CLEAN is encourage all businesses to get behind World Environment Day on Monday 5 June 2017... to read full story
Edinburgh plays host to industry event Stuart Boyd, master of the Worshipful Company of Launderers and Cleaners, along with his wife Lesley, hosted a fantastic weekend in April for over 35 guests. to read full story
Linen Connect teams up for Action Cancer at Belfast City Marathon Relay Linen Connect supported Action Cancer, Northern Ireland’s leading local cancer charity, by donating £1,000 to the Robinson Services team in the recent Belfast City Marathon Relay. to read full story
UK's Berendsen rejects $2.6 billion offer by French rival Elis Berendsen rejected on Thursday a revised, 2 billion pound ($2.6 billion) offer by French peer Elis, saying it did not reflect value being added by the UK firm's expansion and modernization plans. to read full story
CLEAN announces partnership with Whitbread plc CLEAN has announced a new long-term partnership with Whitbread plc, the UK’s largest hospitality company, to provide linen to more than 15,000 bedrooms across their 150-strong, and growing, Premier Inn hotel portfolio. to read full story
Anthony Joshua picks up drycleaning bill He may have made £15m from Kiltschko win but the first bill he had to pick up was £120 drycleaning bill. to read full story
Alex Reid brings Cocchi and Grandimpianti machines to the UK market Leading laundry specialist and machine supplier, Alex Reid has announced two new partnerships that will bring Grandimpianti and Cocchi laundry equipment to its growing machines portfolio. to read full story
100 new jobs at Kings Laundry boosts Irish economy There was good news for the Irish economy last month as 100 new jobs were announced at Kings Laundry Cork. to read full story
Tonrose introduces pioneering customer service system UK trade linen company, Tonrose, has introduced a pioneering customer service system. to read full story
Industry apprenticeship scheme rejected The textile care services industry were shocked to receive the news in April that their Expression of Interest for an English apprenticeship had been rejected by the Department of Education. to read full story
Another record year for the Jensen Group – in revenue and in investments The Jensen Group reports an 11.1 per cent increase in revenue compared to last year. to read full story
Alex Reid enters new partnership with Unisec Alex Reid has this week added to its range of laundry machines as it concludes a deal with Unisec... to read full story
EXGERMINATE! WAR ON GERMS Janice Raycroft carries out a close inspection of what’s out there to ensure cleanrooms tick all the boxes when it comes to meeting health and safety requirements. to read full story
Notorious night-time NIBBLERS Pest control is big business as moths, bed bugs and other creatures thrive in the milder weather. Adam Bernstein explores the latest products and services drycleaners should have in their armoury to help customers both prevent and get rid of their pest issues. to read full story
Finger on the button Digital advancements and cloud-based technology have completely revolutionised EPoS systems. to read full story
Fishers Press release Fishers laundry launches project to capitalise on technological innovation to read full story
Kleen-Tex acquires leading UK residential mat brand Kleen-Tex announced that they have acquired The Turtle Mat Company Ltd, a thriving UK e-commerce and mail-order residential doormat business. to read full story
Hampshire based SLS claims top Miele Professional prize Miele Professional has awarded Hampshire-based Solent Laundry Solutions (SLS) the coveted accolade of its professional partner of the year, for 2016. to read full story
Tibard to create 20 new jobs New contract wins and increased repeat business mean that Tibard will be recruiting around 20 staff over the next two years... to read full story
A round up of recent industry association events Over the last month there have been plenty of opportunities for the industry to get together and share learnings, knowledge and experiences. We report on three of the well-attended and informative key events that have taken place. to read full story
Chris Shepherd. A well known member of the laundry industry It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Chris Shepherd, former advertisement manager of Laundry and Cleaning News. He passed away on 8 March after a long and brave battle with cancer. to read full story
Alex Reid enters new partnership with Unisec Laundry chemical and machine supplier, Alex Reid has this week added to its range of laundry machines as it concludes a deal with Unisec... to read full story
Fishers unveils new livery with Ryder Fishers has unveiled its new livery while taking on another 18 vehicles from Ryder as part of its ongoing fleet replacement programme. to read full story
Laundrapp unveils global expansion with its technology Laundrapp has announced its launch into its first international markets with 15 countries across the world... to read full story
CLEAN launches world-class super laundry CLEAN has unveiled its £15m super laundry in Berkshire... to read full story
Fire at Dumfries based Shortridge Linen Fire crews were call to Dumfries based Shortridge Linen to read full story
Hospitality students visit laundry Students of Doncaster College’s BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Hospitality and NVQ Level 3 Hospitality Supervision courses attended Imperial Laundry... to read full story
Electrolux Professional announces wet-cleaning partnership with Renzacci UK Electrolux Professional has announced a new partnership with Renzacci UK to read full story
Girbau and Ideal Manufacturing hold joint wetcleaning demo day Visitors from across the industry, attended a wetcleaning demo day held jointly by Girbau and Ideal Manufacturing to read full story
Busy year for laundry supplies specialist with big plans for 2017 Drycleaning and laundry consumables specialist Alex Reid has had a busy year, investing heavily in upgrading its facility in Leicester and working on plans to develop its product offering in the New Year. to read full story
Christeyns acquires final shares in food hygiene specialist Klenzan Laundry chemicals manufacturer Christeyns UK has purchased a further 50% stake to become the sole owner of Warrington food hygiene specialists Klenzan to read full story
Camplings development growth continues Camplings Linen launches its new 30,000sq/ft laundry plant... to read full story
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LCT Twenty five years ago, Laundry and Cleaning Today was launched... to read full story
A new quid on the block The new 12-sided £1 coin enters circulation next month on 28 March... to read full story
The Open Water Programme is imminent As part of the Government’s Open Water Programme... to read full story
HRH The Princess Royal officially opens new-built state-of-the art Berendsen textile service operations plant in Durham Berendsen commemorated the official opening of its new-built state-of-the-art textile service operations plant in Meadowfield, Durham. to read full story
HRH The Princess Royal officially opens new-built state-of-the art Berendsen textile service operations plant in Durham On Friday 13th January, Berendsen commemorated the official opening of its new-built state-of-the-art textile service operations plant in Meadowfield, Durham to read full story
Are barcoding days numbered? RFID will eventually replace bar coding for most supply chain applications... to read full story
CBPE Capital Acquires Sustainable Solvent Solution Provider SAFECHEM from Dow The new ownership structure is effective January 1, 2017... to read full story
Johnson Service Group sells drycleaning division Textile services company Johnson Service Group PLC has sold its drycleaning operations to read full story
Berendsen bounces higher thanks to Goldman Sachs upgrade to 'buy' In a note to clients, analysts at the US broker hiked their stance on the laundry services group from neutral citing valuation grounds... to read full story
Messe Frankfurt is the world’s highest-grossing organiser The Messe Frankfurt Group will once again end financial year 2016 with a high level of sales and a very profitable result compared with the rest of the sector... to read full story
Shock closure of 100-year-old firm means 130 jobs gone More than 130 staff face a grim Christmas after the shock closure of a 100-year-old laundry... to read full story
The Guild announce dates for Residential Laundry Technology Training Course The Guild of Cleaners and Launderers has organised a residential management laundry technology training course... to read full story
Girbau washer saves the day at RNLI’s busiest lifeboat station Girbau UK donates to the RNLI’s Tower Lifeboat Station... to read full story
Mitre Linen celebrates its 70th anniversary with visit from Welsh Secretary Mitre Linen celebrates its 70th anniversary... to read full story
Brightwell Dispensers opens new operations in Germany Brightwell Dispensers creates sister company Brightwell Dispensers GmbH... to read full story
Survey shows importance of laundry for vet professionals Vet professionals consider infection control and hygiene in the laundry process to be ‘very important’... to read full story
America’s Riegel ‘Premier’ table linens now available in UK through CLEAN CLEAN Linen Services are able to offer Riegel’s Premier spun polyester table cloths and napkins a result of the recent strategic partnership between Vision Support Services and American table linen manufacturer Riegel Linen... to read full story
New Joint Venture by the JENSEN-GROUP and ABS Laundry Business Solutions The JENSEN-GROUP and ABS join forces by forming a new company, Gotli Labs AG, with the aim of consolidating the data management in heavy-duty laundries to read full story
Johnsons the Cleaners and The Handbag Spa form alliance Johnsons the Cleaners, have teamed up with The Handbag Spa to offer the world’s most advanced cleaning and restoration service for luxury handbags, to its clientele to read full story
Avoid workplace pensions ‘stage fright’ The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) are warning businesses to ‘avoid stage fright’ and act in plenty of time to avoid heavy fines... to read full story
Electrolux Professional marks three years of flagship Center of Excellence with free fuel incentive Electrolux Professional, is marking the third anniversary of its Center of Excellence in Luton by offering free travel to read full story
Yeovil laundry company CLEAN breaks production record CLEAN’s Yeovil site broke a company production and delivery record in August... to read full story
Johnson’s profits soar through acquisitions Total revenue in the first six months was £137.6 million, a 26 per cent rise compared with the same period last year... to read full story
Tonrose Group joins the Better Cotton Initiative Tonrose have pledged that 10 per cent of its cotton procurement will become ‘Better Cotton’ by the end of 2017... to read full story
CLEAN appoints new Sales Director CLEAN’s senior management team sees David Thorley appointed as sales director... to read full story
2015 Award Winner Suffers Devastating Fire LADA 2015 Winner of Best Newcomer Downtons Dry cleaning publish an emotional message after... to read full story
‘Where’s Victor?’ asks Vision Support Services Vision Support Services, the global textile supplier, are running a customer competition... to read full story
TSA SIG speaks volumes LCT reports on the TSA SIG from Chesford Grange... to read full story
Xeros Technology Group recruits new CFO Xeros Technology Group has appointed a new chief financial officer to its senior team to read full story
Jensen Group bullish Jensen reports increase in annual revenue... to read full story
Star of the big screen LCT features in new Ricky Gervais film... to read full story
LADA 2016 shortlisted nominees announced. Having excelled at your work it is only right and proper that you should receive recognition... to read full story
Apprentices embark on new careers at Christeyns Christeyns recruits two new apprentices to read full story
Director disqualified over illegal workers An Oldham councillor has been disqualified from being a director... to read full story
The Guild of Cleaners and Launderers Scottish Conference Guild Scottish Conference team produce excellent speaker content to read full story
TEXTILLIGENCE CLAIM FUJITSU UHF TAGS ARE HOSPITAL AND MRI SAFE! Textilligence-Fujitsu UHF RFID laundry tags are not having any effect on magnetic fields associated with typical Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI to read full story
The Dry Cleaner App to unite 1000 businesses The Dry Cleaner App continues to evolve with the launch of its new fully-functional website booking system to read full story
JSG report strong half year revenues Half-year revenues have jumped by a quarter at dry cleaner and workwear provider Johnson Service Group to read full story
CLEAN wins Health and Safety Gold Award CLEAN has been awarded a Health and Safety Gold Award to read full story
Woman found guilty of causing Murray Simpson’s death Woman sentenced to five years’ imprisonment to read full story
The Dry Cleaner App to unite 1000 businesses The Dry Cleaner App continues to evolve to read full story
FISHERS LAUNDRY LIGHTENS THE LOAD Scotland’s leading commercial laundry, is lightening the load for Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) to read full story
The annual golf day at Swinley forest is on par again! Report on this year’s annual golf day at the Swinley Forest Golf Club to read full story
Laundrapp Closes Further £5 Million Investment To Expand UK On-Demand Laundry Service Internationally Laundrapp raises substantial investment and primes popular service for international rollout... to read full story
New Master for Worshipful Company of Launderers July saw the Installation of the new Master of the Worshipful Company of Launderers to read full story
Textile Services Association appoints new Chief Executive The Textile Services Association (TSA) is pleased to announce that from today, Dr Philip Wright has been appointed as its new Chief Executive. to read full story
Alliance Laundry Systems expansion Alliance Laundry Systems, a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of commercial laundry equipment was in bullish mood at Texcare in Frankfurt... to read full story
Money laundering UK will launch its first plastic £5 note... to read full story
SENSENE™ AND SENSIBILITY A new solvent from Dow-Safechem, Sensene™, makes its debut at Texcare... to read full story
Towels play a critical role in hotel selection and satisfaction A consumer survey that highlights how towels impact the overall quality of the hotel guest experience has been carried out by Xeros... to read full story
Soap powder works its magic Glasgow launderette and drycleaner helps Beith Juniors become Scottish Junior Cup winners... to read full story
LAUNCH OF MITRE FOR STUDENTS Mitre Linen has launched Mitreforstudents.com... to read full story
Ipso introduces increased capacities and innovative features Ipso launches new product.. to read full story
LCT sponsors TSA National Conference 2016 ‘What makes a great leader?’ is being sponsored by LCT with Rachel Lambert. Lambert is the managing director of StudyFlex Ltd... to read full story
Guild conference and exhibition There is always a warm Scottish welcome at the Guild of Cleaning and Launderers’ annual gathering... to read full story
Vision Appoints New Sales Director for Laundry Division Vision Support Services has appointed a new Sales Director for its Laundry Division... to read full story
New Böwe UK sole supply deal GW Commercial, is now sole supplier of Böwe drycleaning machines in the UK. to read full story
Vision and Hilden unite Laundry linen supplier, Hilden, will now be known and operating as Vision Support Services... to read full story
Livery weekend Paul Higgs, master of the Worshipful Company of Launderers and Cleaners, put on a truly enjoyable weekend in May for over 50 guests. to read full story
SHAPING UP! Fisher Services and Thermopatch UK join the list of LADA sponsors... to read full story
LCT CLEANEX CLEANS UP! LCT CleanEx came up trumps again! to read full story
Miele Professional teams up with blogger to promote its eco-friendly WetCare system Blogger, Poppy Dinsey, in a new video to help educate customers on the process of wet cleaning to read full story
Laundry business secures £4m investment A Dorset-headquartered laundry business has secured a £4m investment from Barclays to support a management buyout (MBO) and relocation to read full story
Johnson Service Group PLC acquire Afonwen Laundry Limited Johnson Service Group PLC is pleased to announce the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Portgrade Limited, together with its trading subsidiary Afonwen Laundry Limited (“Afonwen”), to read full story
Alex Reid forges ahead with new strategic alliances Alex Reid, supplier of laundry and dry cleaning products, announced two new valuable strategic alliances this week... to read full story
Electrolux Professional online seminars Electrolux Professional will be hosting a series of online seminars on how to improve Laundry Cycle Management... to read full story
Jensen reports record revenue The Jensen Group reports a record revenue with a 19.5 per cent increase compared to 2014... to read full story
Laundry Cost Index TSA releases a bi-annual Laundry Cost Index... to read full story
New Fellows elected On the eve of the Guild of Cleaners and Launderers national conference in February three newly appointed Guild Fellows were elected... to read full story
ADRIAN REDGATE, NATIONAL DRY CLEANERS, APPOINTED TO TSA BOARD Adrian Redgate has run National Dry Cleaners, a family run business based in Nottingham, since 1999... to read full story
IT’S SHOW TIME! THE BIGGEST AND BEST SHOW YET taking place on the 24 and 25 April ... to read full story
Johnsons’ plant opened by HRH the Princess Royal Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal visited Johnsons Apparelmaster in Leeds ... to read full story
SLEAT sets the standard SLEAT with its sector partner GTEC Training, has developed and released a bespoke training programme... to read full story
Veit at sixty Veit celebrates its 60th anniversary... to read full story
Princess Royal visits Dennys Brands in Leatherhead Dennys Brands welcomes HRH the Princess Royal to read full story
Strong presence at LCT CleanEx for laundry specialist Alex Reid Alex Reid announces their attendance at LCT CleanEx 2016... to read full story
Fishers Michael Jones driving the new super laundry forward This week Fishers officially opened its new, state of the art “super laundry” in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire... to read full story
GCL provides food for thought The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers Conference in Warrington was a resounding success thanks to Ken Cupitt FGCL and his team... to read full story
TSA GETS THE MARKETING MESSAGE ACROSS Marketing is the big thing TSA delegates will take away from the special interest group held in February... to read full story
Armstrong launch new spare parts shop on line Armstrong Commercial Laundry Systems has recently launched a new on-line ordering system for spare parts... to read full story
Berendsen invests £2.4million in Fakenham plant Investment by Berendsen at their Fakenham plant continues the roll out of the latest laundry technology... to read full story
Turkish delight for Jensen Jensen-Group acquire up to 49 per cent of Tolon... to read full story
Johnson continues on the laundry acquisition trail Johnson Service Group plc has acquired the entire share capital of Zip Textiles (Services) Limited... to read full story
Worshipful Company of Launderers looking for travel scholars Scholars to visit Italy in May 2016... to read full story
Strong arm of the law catches up with thief Former Tory councillor and employee of Armstrong Commercial Laundry Systems in Newbury has been jailed for three years... to read full story
Fishers confirm closure of laundry Nineteen jobs are to go at Fishers... to read full story
CLEAN to open world class super laundry in Slough, Berkshire CLEAN is delighted to announce the opening of another world class super commercial laundry... to read full story
Kreussler cares Kreussler Textile Care has made a further donation of 3,000 euros... to read full story
Laundry closure on the cards Fishers tell staff at its Aberfeldy laundry of its potential closure to read full story
IT’S ALMOST SHOWTIME! With 15 months of planning behind us, there are now less than 90 days... to read full story
LTC Worldwide dispose of DTC to Christeyns UK Dry Cleaning Technology Centre, (DTC), currently located in Ilkley... to read full story
Clean sweep for Forth Valley Royal Hospital as Serco wins Golden Services Award A hospital’s ozone laundry played its part in securing a prestigious Golden Services Award ... to read full story
Fishers’ cleanroom sale called off Fishers has called off the sale of its cleanroom laundry business... to read full story
Keeping it in the family Phillip Kalli has received a highly commended award in the Director of the Year (Under 40)category... to read full story
Fifty years on the road Noel Wren, of Barnard Castle, started his driving career for a local drycleaners in 1966... to read full story
Ashbon purchase Johnson Service Group acquires linen hire and laundry firm Ashbon Services Limited to read full story
Laundry wins gold West of Scotland Laundry (WoSL) in Wishaw wins Gold Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA... to read full story
Generous gesture of thanks Imperial Dry Cleaners on Whitworth Road, Rochdale celebrated 20 years in business by donating £500 to the Mayor’s Charity Appeal... to read full story
From small acorns... Acorn Cleaners of Accrington changes name to Acorns of Lancashire... to read full story
MAGnificent MAG Laundry Equipment recently celebrated success at the Halifax Courier Business Awards. to read full story
Acquisition of Stevens Hatherley Holdings (Paragon Laundry) by CLEAN CLEAN is delighted to announce the acquisition of the entire share capital of Stevens Hatherley Holdings Limited... to read full story
Fishers to open Scottish super laundry Scottish market-leading textile services company, Fishers, is to open a state of the art “super laundry... to read full story
Central Laundry signs Corporate Covenant Central Laundry signs up to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant on Remembrance Day... to read full story
TSA conference gets creative The main theme of the TSA’s national conference in November was creative company culture to withstand the tests of time... to read full story
Eight centuries of tradition The Lord Mayor’s Show this year celebrated its 800th anniversary... to read full story
AGS spreads the word Associated Group Services Limited (AGS) held their second seminar in Luton at Electrolux’s Centre of Excellence... to read full story
Getting stuck in at Jensen Group New executives aspiring to senior roles within the Jensen... to read full story
European innovations and best practices within the laundry industry The Worshipful Company of Launderers Travelling Scholarship programme to encourage a new generation of leaders... to read full story
Energy - Achieving the last 5% TSA Laundry member companies that are engaged in the Climate Change Agreement... to read full story
Berendsen acquisition set to further enhance hotel linen services Berendsen has completed the acquisition of a laundry facility and its associated assets from White Knight Laundry Services. to read full story
Celebrate your industry excellence Awards venue fit for James Bond to read full story
LCT CleanEx goes online Keep up to date with the UK industry exhibition to read full story
TSA launches new website TSA site re-launched to read full story
Staying in style The Hilden Style Awards 2015 have now announced this year’s winners... to read full story
New Lincolnshire business venture Customers love the fresh smell and quality of the clean delivered by the Miele WetCare package at Pristine in Lincolnshire to read full story
CLEAN ACQUISITION OF WATFORD LAUNDERERS AND CLEANERS LTD CLEAN is delighted to announce the acquisition of the trade and assets of Watford Launders and Cleaners Ltd... to read full story
Can you charge double and still keep your customers coming back? "We like the appliances to last" says Markus Miele to read full story
Obituary Ian Simpson dies... to read full story
TSA national conference The TSA national conference is fast approaching to read full story
Upbeat Jensen Jensen-Group reports a 24.3 per cent increase in revenue... to read full story
Electrolux presents an-udder option for dairy farmers at livestock event Electrolux Professional showcased an innovative solution for dairy farmers... to read full story
TSA seminars TSA seminars and courses to read full story
Local MP visits Scotland’s leading commercial laundry Stephen Gethins visits Fishers to read full story
Announcing the line-up! Preparations for the third LCT CleanEx are well underway... to read full story
New President at SLEAT Richard Redford of Girbau has succeeded Selwyn Burchhardt to read full story
Springboard’s Awards for Excellence to reward housekeeping Springboard Awards for Excellence now in their 13th year to read full story
Miele rewarded Miele Professional wins the ‘Product Development Award’ to read full story
Latest Laundry Cost Index revealed Bi-annual Cost Index published to read full story
TSA welcomes industry’s climate change performance UK’s laundries reduce carbon emissions by almost 18 per cent since 2013 to read full story
A new Master Of The Worshipful Company Of Launderers Paul Higgs to read full story
LCT GOES FREE ONLINE Laundry & Cleaning Today available FREE OF CHARGE! to read full story
TSA Budget Statement All the financial business experts are finding it a challenge to predict the net result of George Osborne's budget - the TSA is no different to read full story
White Rose distribution partnership blooms White Rose Laundries Limited has confirmed its distribution partnership with ThermoTex Nagel Gmbh to read full story
Vision secures contract with the Ministry of Justice Vision will supply prison workshops with various fit for purpose fabric types. to read full story
London Linen Supply snapped up “We are delighted to have completed this acquisition" says JSG to read full story
Keeping tags on residents’ clothing Berendsen sponsors research carried out earlier this year to read full story
TSA conference and new website The TSA national conference is set to be one not to be missed to read full story
Breaking News JLA, acquire PHS Laundryserv to read full story
It’s quality first at King Edward’s King Edward’s School, Witley is an independent boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 11-18 numbering in the region of 400 pupils. Karine Butcher, laundry manager at the school first came into contact with Miele Professional products through James Holmes at Solent Laundry Solutions (SLS). to read full story
Dyfed Cleaning Services has been sold to Dyfed Laundry Services Limited. Nearly 60 jobs saved in Port Talbot as laundry business is bought out of administration to read full story
Renzacci UK cuts the ribbon Opening day at Renzacci UK’s newly extended showroom to read full story
Alex Reid protects staff and environment with new Vario-Solv system Alex Reid partnered with Solvay® has now introduced its own containers into the UK. to read full story
SIMPLY THE BEST! “Nice to see the industry’s full spectrum of services represented and in good numbers" to read full story
News in brief PHS Group launches new website, It’s quality first at King Edward’s, Henkel gets big down under, Tolon opens a new branch office in Belgium, ECTouch 4 Drycleaners to read full story
LCT CLEANEX IN 2016 Preparations are well underway for the third LCT CleanEx show to read full story
Charity Dragon’s Den Vision hold Dragon's Den style event to read full story
The Duke of York’s Royal Military School Miele Professional involved in the refurbishment plans of prestigious site. to read full story
Successful 2014 for Jensen The Jensen Group reports an 8.2 per cent increase in revenue compared to 2013. With a revenue amounting to 239.6 million Euro, the company confirms its market position as the leading supplier of heavyduty laundry solutions. to read full story
Miele making waves in Dubai Miele is working with a select group of local and international yacht manufacturers to highlight the suitability of its range of sustainable high quality domestic appliances, all tested and built to last 20 years, for life on the ocean waves to read full story
Yes, Mr President Alan Mulholland received presidents Chain of Office to read full story
Clinical waste is mixed up with linen Hospital managers have admitted a “significant” health and safety failure after clinical waste was dumped in with dirty linen forty times and sent off to the laundry to read full story
Zipping along Tyseley-based Zip Textile Services expands. to read full story
FINALISTS ANNOUNCED The new awards for the Laundry and Drycleaning industry (LADAs) have been received extremely well by the whole industry. to read full story
FISHERS DISPLAYS ITS SUPPORT FOR SCOTTISH TOURISM ALLIANCE Fishers Services, Scotland’s leading commercial laundry and textile rental provider, has underlined its long-standing relationship with the Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) to read full story
A step back into work A Milford Haven drycleaning company is helping give job seekers a clean start, by offering its services for free to those who need it. to read full story
A real life soap opera Three executives from LG electronics are due to stand trial in South Korea after being accused of vandalising washing machines made by rival firm Samsung to read full story
Continental Girbau celebrate 20 years The TRSA (Textile Rental Services Association of America) reports that Continental Girbau is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2015 to read full story
In a spin for British Heart Foundation Celebrating its 40th year the London to Brighton bike ride is hoping ‘The LCT Spinners’ will raise more funds for the British Heart Foundation to read full story
Milking it With milk being cheaper than bottled water in some supermarkets Electrolux Professional says that an automated milking system, combined with an on premises laundry, can improve profitability to read full story
Former president of the TSA, Arthur Kennedy dies It is with deep sadness that LCT has heard of the death of Arthur Kennedy in January. He was born 21 August 1924 and died aged 90 on 20 January 2015 to read full story
Lightening the load Cupar-based Fishers, Scotland’s largest commercial laundry and textiles rental business is keen to increase the company’s involvement in its local communities. to read full story
Congratulations – it’s twins! Pony Twins launched to read full story
THE LADAs shaping up The new awards (LADAs) for the laundry and drycleaning industry to read full story
HOUSEKEEPING TODAY UK A family tradition - foreword, by Alex Polizzi to read full story
Apprentices press ahead with laundry masterclass Newly launched Scottish Apprenticeship in Hospitality to read full story
Berendsen drives road safety in London Berendsen paves the way for road safety to read full story
Vision welcomes new Group Sales Director Vision Group introduce new Group Sales Director to read full story
Behind the scenes at Windsor Castle Edge Hotel school is the first hotel school of its kind in the UK to read full story
The benefits of a pool linen service Bed linen plays a vital role in the impression a hotel makes on it guests to read full story
Celebrating 150 years Thomas Broadbent & Son Ltd publish a history of the firm. to read full story
Fancy a wee dram? A new fabric has been created using Harris Tweed that will permanently give off the smell of whisky to read full story
Housekeeping Today UK back in action! Laundry & Cleaning Today is delighted to announce the launch of our Housekeeping Today UK supplement to read full story
The industry shares in sadness As the December edition of LCT went to press we heard of the sudden death of Murray Simpson to read full story
Interim head of TSA announced The Textile Services Association has confirmed its determination to move forward in 2015 to read full story
Dry cleaners Johnsons Cleaners to close 109 high street shops Lancashire-based dry cleaning chain has announced the closure of 109 of its 307 high street stores. to read full story
THE LADAs Celebrating all that is excellent in our industry, MEG Events Ltd in association with LCT is launching a series of new awards for the laundry and drycleaning industry ‘The LADAs’ to read full story
Christeyns think big in Bradford Plans for a major expansion at a Bradford chemical manufacturer have been outlined to read full story
Berendsen wins Green Apple Award a leading provider of textile and laundry services to the healthcare and hospitality sectors, achieved a high accolade at the recent Green Apple Awards to read full story
Do they know it’s Christmas? Wiesbaden-based Kreussler Textile Care will be supporting the children’s charity, SOS Children’s Villages to read full story
Chief Executive of TSA killed in crash It is with shock and sadness that we have learnt of the sudden death of Murray Simpson, Chief Executive of the Textile Services Association on 25 November to read full story
LCT CLEANEX 2016 The dates for the next LCT CleanEx show have been released. to read full story
Big hearted response... ....to the fire that claimed the lives of 60 dogs to read full story
Once in a lifetime... ...for the BHF to read full story
SHORT COURSE ON WETCLEANING Elite Textile Care in Richmond was the venue for the first training event held by Pam Turbert (Prestige 1-2-1 Training) and Martin Lyon (Unit Steam Garment Care Systems). to read full story
Largest ever acquisition for Electrolux AB Electrolux is to buy the appliances business of General Electric to read full story
GCL Scottish conference resounding success Held in Cumbernauld near Glasgow, the Guild of Cleaners and Launderers Scottish conference took place on 7 September in the shadow of the independence vote to read full story
Gulf venture for Alex Reid Alex Reid has completed the formation of a joint venture in the Middle East with Alfardan Group LLC to read full story
Kreussler partners with Clean Supply Leading German chemical manufacturer Kreussler & Co GmbH has formed a new partnership with Clean Supply Ltd. to read full story
Celebrating handover of Johnsons 50th folding robot John Talbot, Johnsons’ chairman and Chris Sander, CEO were together in the FA-X assembly department in Vlotho for the official handover of the 50th FA-X robot folder for Johnsons to read full story
New master installed Former TSA President, John Shonfeld, has been installed as the latest Master for the Worshipful Company of Launderers to read full story
Keynote speakers at the TSA National Conference 2014 As well as industry experts geared up to give their thoughts on latest issues. Two keynote speakers have been announced for the TSA National Conference in Dublin. to read full story
ETSA appoints new Chairman 2014-2017 ETSA has confirmed the appointment of Juha Laurio, President & CEO of the Lindström Group, to read full story
THE ARMSTRONG WORLD CUP SWEEPSTAKE! Betting against the odds! to read full story
Two taken to hospital after explosion at Broadstone dry cleaners Two men received burns after an explosion was reported at a Poole dry cleaning shop to read full story
Ideal Wash Cyclists take to the road The Ideal Wash Cyclists took on the London to Brighton Bike Ride to help raise money for The British Heart Foundation on Sunday June 15th, 2014. to read full story
Interest rate rise on the horizon The Bank of England should raise interest rates sooner rather than later to avoid painful hikes in the future to read full story
Ukip leader set to receive £200 damages Nigel Farage obviously uses a very expensive drycleaner, as he is set to receive £200 from a protester who threw an egg at him during a campaign visit to read full story
Ex-Bourne boss recognised for lifetime achievement Providing a consistent service at a competitive price with a committed workforce is the key to running a successful business. to read full story
ChristeynslaunchtheirGrandSpringClean Bradford based Christeyns has been encouraging Yorkshire to take part in a grand spring clean. to read full story
A CLEAN SHEET? Electronic tags could put an end to a startling £40m loss in ‘misplaced’ linen, says Murray Simpson, chief executive, Textile Services Association to read full story
CLEAN scoops double safety award CLEAN Linen Services Limited is delighted to receive both the RoSPA Gold Award and the British Safety Council International Award for the second consecutive year. to read full story
THE BUGS STOP WITH ELECTROLUX The launch of a new Good Laundry Practice Guide from Electrolux Professional. to read full story
Digs is top dog again Digs the Dog was bone tired, but after a local laundry stepped in he is bouncy as a new puppy to read full story
Leading linen supplier ups the ante in QA Richard Haworth – the UK’s leading supplier of linen to the hospitality sector – recently upgraded its QA facility at its cut-and-sew mill in Kearsley, Lancashire. to read full story
Christeyns expands with acquisition of Cole and Wilson Leading laundry chemical manufacturing specialist Christeyns UK is further expanding its operations with the acquisition of Huddersfield-based Cole and Wilson to read full story
WHAT A WEEKEND! WHAT A SUCCESS! LCT CleanEx 2014 showed its colours by putting on a highly successful event over the two day period, 27 - 28 April, 2014. to read full story
TSA official position on RFID The Textile Services Association has taken a clear stance in favour of RFID. to read full story
Xeros floats on AIM Xeros, a developer of an environmentally friendly commercial laundry system, has completed flotation on AIM to read full story
Coals on Newcastle Even on holiday Greg Simons, AGS business development manager, just can’t stay away from washing machines! to read full story
Reflections on Bourne The Rutland and Stamford Mercury reports behind the scenes on the sale of Bourne Textile Services to Johnson Service Group to read full story
Free at last! Becoming a Freeman of the City of London brings certain advantages: to read full story
LCT GOES MOBILE Mobile is the word on everyone’s lips and never let it be said that Laundry & Cleaning Today is not a mover and a shaker! to read full story
WE’RE DOWN TO FOUR WEEKS!!! The doors to LCT CleanEx 2014 will open on the 27 April, 2014 to read full story
Bourne Services acquired by Johnson Johnson Service Group said it was “delighted” with the acquisition of Bourne Services Group, which it announced alongside a sturdy set of results for 2013. to read full story
OBITUARY Shaun Mason We have been saddened to hear of the sudden death of Shaun Mason, managing director of Mason McClean Ltd, who died on 10 March, 2014 at the age of 50 years. to read full story
Renzacci UK plc secures Sidi distributorship Renzacci UK plc has announced it has secured the UK master distribution rights to Sidi Mondail Srl finishing equipment. to read full story
Hygiene and safety with RAL quality certification marks About 380 member companies of the German Certification Association for Professional Textile Services are especially committed to the hygienic processing of laundry from retail, trade, industry, hotels, restaurants and the health services. to read full story
Schools give top marks to Miele Professional Muddy sports kits, mop heads and dirty lab coats – just a few of the demands a school places on its laundry. to read full story
DryStream expands DryStream, a leading provider of EPoS systems to drycleaners and launderers, has moved its entire operation. to read full story
Young minds at work! In January Christeyns participated in a ‘Creativity marathon for youngsters’ to read full story
Xeros and GreenEarth Cleaning partner to provide green solution Xeros, the innovator of an ultra low water cleaning system, and GreenEarth Cleaning, the world’s largest branded solution provider for environmentally conscious drycleaning, are teaming up to read full story
We’re in the final furlong The event for your diary, is well underway - this is not too be missed. to read full story
Networking Dinner Our new networking dinner is proving a very big draw for both exhibitors and visitors alike. to read full story
Only 58 days to go until the doors open at LCT CleanEx 2014! Sunday 27 April & Monday 28 April Speakers’ Corner A new addition to LCT CleanEx, Speakers’ Corner, will give visitors the chance to engage with the experts. to read full story
Tagging to slash linen losses Almost 300,000 pieces of Gwent hospitals’ linen have been tagged as part of an ongoing project designed to help slash a sixfigure annual bill for lost items. to read full story
John Talbot stands down from Johnson Service Johnson Service’s boss for the past five years is to stand down with immediate effect to read full story
Clean Linen secures £13m for further investment Clean Linen Services of Maidenhead has secured a £13m financing package from Lloyds Bank to read full story
Lending a hand As record rain fall impacts on communities across the country, a not for profit organisation in Barton-upon-Humber is helping victims of floods. to read full story
XEROS JOINS SUSTAINABLE APPAREL COALITION A UK-based company delivering revolutionary technology to clothes laundering businesses has joined a leading alliance to read full story
85 days and counting! LCT CleanEx With only three months to go until the second LCT CleanEx show, the field is hotting up. to read full story
PHS Laundryserv donates to Romanian community PHS Laundryserv, one of the UK’s leading providers of commercial laundry equipment, has donated a washing machine to a rural community project in Romania. to read full story
Woof to Wash Although assistance dogs are trained to strip beds, fill laundry baskets, load and empty washing machines to help their disabled owners, until now they haven’t been able to turn on a washing machine. to read full story
DEATH AT DRYCLEANERS DUE TO FAULTY BOILER The tragic death of a man at a drycleaning shop in south London, focused the spotlight on the safety of solvents in the industry, as never before. to read full story
Giltbrook wins £30,000 food firm contract Derbyshire-based Giltbrook Workwear Rental has won its largest contract in the food and drink sector after being appointed by cooked meat products manufacturer Loscoe Chilled Foods Ltd. to read full story
Schoffields celebrates 30 years Schoffields Quality Dry Cleaning in Peterborough, has been going from strength to strength over its 30 years of trading. to read full story
Getting back to work The number of people claiming unemployment benefit dropped by 21,200 in June (latest available figures), the fastest rate of decline in three years. to read full story
Miele launches WetCare Training Centre Miele Professional has announced the launch of a new WetCare Training Centre in partnership with finishing equipment suppliers Renzacci UK plc and detergent manufacturer Kreussler. to read full story
White Knight represented at Coronation Festival White Knight MD, Robert Adams, represented the company at the Coronation Festival hosted by the Royal Warrant Holders Association to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation. to read full story
CLEAN Linen Services scoops Gold RoSPA Award National laundry services company CLEAN Linen Services (CLEAN) - part of the Brilliant Laundry Group - has struck gold in an awards scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) to read full story
Caption Competition Congratulations to Phillip Kalli from Ideal Manufacturing whose caption "looking for a new set of irons? Check out LCT classifieds!" was our winner. to read full story
LCT CLEANEX DRAWING CLOSER Next April may seem a lifetime away but with over 90 per cent of the space already booked, you need to make sure LCT CleanEX 2014 is firmly in your diary for 27 and 28 April 2014. to read full story
Miele Professional included on Water Technology List The Miele Professional range of washing machines has been accepted onto the Water Technology List to read full story
Faversham Linen Services gutted by fire A 29-year-old man from Ramsgate has been arrested on suspicion of arson to read full story
Washroom giant celebrates 50 years PHS Group, the UK’s leading workplace services provider, is going for gold and celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. to read full story
OPL sector meets The Society of Laundry Engineers and Allied Trades (SLEAT) OPL sector recently held a well-attended meeting in Smethwick to read full story
The TSA targets independent cleaners The Textile Services Association is keen to promote membership among unit shops and independents, the recent meeting of the Retail Forum heard. to read full story
Worker's fall leads to court A linen hire service and a laundry company have both been fined for safety breaches after a worker fell from a ladder while trying to clear a blockage in an industrial-sized laundry machine. to read full story
Sixty firefighters tackle huge laundry blaze in Faversham Dozens of firefighters have been tackling a huge blaze at a commercial laundry in Faversham this morning. 12/06/2013 to read full story
Welsh-German trading links strengthened His Excellency Georg Boomgaarden, ambassador for the Federal Republic of Germany to the Court of St James to read full story
Perfect hosts Kannegiesser UK was delighted to host a successful meeting of the National Laundry Group at their new Banbury site. to read full story
Xeros installation in Reading The first commercial grade cleaning system has been installed at Johnson’s Dry Cleaners, Shepherd’s Hill, Reading. Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg cut the ribbon on the unit, when he visited Xeros in 2012. to read full story
Wave goodbye to creases You’ve gone to all the trouble of ironing the shirt, but as soon as it goes in your customer’s suitcase, backpack or gym bag it is destined to look like an old rag. to read full story
Vega Systems UK Ltd launched Broadbent Laundry Systems limited has agreed with Vega Systems BV to launch a new joint venture in the UK, marketing and selling the whole range of Vega Systems laundry equipment. to read full story
GreenEarth® Cleaning adds master licensor in Russia GreenEarth Cleaning LLC has announced the signing of a new master licensor for Russia; Koblenz & Partner. to read full story
Afonwen Laundry plans to open its first laundry in England The Wales Online website reports that a £4m investment in Reading will create a laundry capable of processing more than 800,000 items of linen a week and creating more than 100 jobs. to read full story
Heat pump dryer wins innovation award Miele Professional, and their heat pump dryer, the PT5137WP which can reduce electricity consumption by up to 60 per cent when compared with a conventional condenser dryer, swept the ‘Laundry and Dishwashing Products and Services’ category taking this year’s coveted Innovation Award at the 2013 Cleaning Show. to read full story
Church opens community laundry This is Cornwall reports that a new launderette is about to open in Camelford, Cornwall – but it won't just be a place where you can wash your clothes. to read full story
JLA prove that quality is key Ripponden-based JLA is celebrating after securing contracts worth more than £10m for its range of detergents, just one year after launch. to read full story
Small businesses face £91m bill as volume of nuisance calls threatens business survival The Call Prevention Registry (CPR) has reported a record number of calls from small business owners concerned by the impact unsolicited sales calls and phone scams are having on their businesses. to read full story
Johnsons optimistic for 2013 The drycleaning, textile rental and facilities management business Johnsons Service Group is optimistic for growth in 2013 to read full story
Laundry driven out of Kensington; expanding in Reading White Knight, with four laundries in Reading, Woking, Eastbourne and central London, is set to invest £10 million over the next five years. to read full story
Cherry Tree Machines in administration Historic Blackburn firm, Cherry Tree Machines, is in danger of closure after going into administration to read full story
LCT CLEANEX ON COURSE TO WIN AGAIN! The LCT CleanEx exhibition for 2014, launched in December 2013, is almost a sell-out with over a year to go! to read full story
Joint statement from the Guild of Cleaners and Launderers and the Textile Services Association The TSA and GCL have worked together for many years, so much so, that the TSA provided the Guild secretariat services for the past six years. to read full story
Professional Clothes Care Conference With a full list of exhibitors and a packed conference programme, Archie Kerr president of the Guild of Cleaners & Launderers (GCL) is looking forward to the March conference and exhibition to read full story
In the news... The Mail Online reported the story of Val Robson. Val, aged 56, has worked in the laundry room of Middleton Hall Retirement Village near Darlington for more than 30 years. She only intended to cover a two-week maternity absence way back in 1983. Carrying out 30 washes and ironing more than 180 items a day she is believed to have ironed an incredible 1.1million items of clothing in the past three decades. to read full story
They’re in the pink at Norris Steam Norris Steam Services (London) Ltd is excited to be launching a range of ‘Norris Pink’ products in support of Breast Cancer Care UK. to read full story
Miele Professional to exhibit at The Cleaning Show 2013 Miele Professional is readying their range of world-class laundry and dishwashing products for The Cleaning Show 2013. to read full story
Christeyns acquires Alex Reid International detergents and chemicals group Christeyns has acquired 100 per cent of the shares of Alex Reid. to read full story
MOVEMBER UPDATE We asked how much can the laundry and drycleaning industry raise through Movember? The answer - not only did the laundry world become more hirsute in November, they have raised over £2,000 for men’s health causes in the process. to read full story
CHANGE at LCT for 2013 Editor Carole Wright decided to change direction in her career for 2013 to read full story
Girbau Industrial welcomes 80 to Warwick Castle dinner On Thursday 22 November, Girbau UK’s industrial division welcomed 80 guests from laundries across the country to its first annual dinner, held at Warwick Castle. to read full story
Ironer has stars in its eyes Inside Claridge’s, the BBC’s eye-on-the-wall documentary, had an unlikely star - a Girbau PS-5119 dryer ironer to read full story
Primus strikes gold The sixteenth Golden Bridge Export Award 2012 has been won by Primus Laundry to read full story
Drycleaning Lottery Winner Killed With Cyanide A drycleaner who died after winning \$1m (£620,000) in the Illinois Lottery was poisoned with cyanide, a medical examiner has ruled. to read full story
PRESS RELEASE Gent – 6 December 2012 – International detergents & chemicals group Christeyns has acquired 100 per cent of the shares of the British company Alex Reid. to read full story
Johnson Services Group sells dry cleaning company Alex Reid Textile services and facilities management provider Johnson Service Group has sold its shares in dry cleaning subsidiary Alex Reid for a cash consideration of 2.1m pounds. to read full story
Housekeepers rise to Olympics challenge The housekeeping team at Coworth Park Hotel in Ascot is celebrating scooping gold and a £1,000 grand prize after being crowned the winner at the first UK Housekeeping Association (UKHA) Olympics Challenge. to read full story
The Workwear Show heads to Silverstone The Workwear & Corporate Clothing Show will take place on 16 and 17 April 2013 at the Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northamtonshire. to read full story
MOVEMBER BRISTLES WITH SUCCESS A big thank you to all the guys pictured for participating and raising £2042.00 to read full story
REGISTRATION OPENS FOR CLEAN 2013 Registration is now open for Clean 2013 in New Orleans June 20-22. to read full story
LCT CLEANEX TO RETURN IN 2014 WOW!!! 70% OF STANDS NOW SOLD to read full story
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