The LADAs

LADA ceremony:  Thursday 3rd November 2016


About the awards

Celebrating all that is excellent in our industry, MEG Events Ltd in association with LCT  launched a series of new awards, in 2015, for the laundry and drycleaning industry titled ‘The LADAs’ these awards were open to all sectors within the textile care industry; individuals and companies alike.

The LADAs aim to recognise companies, individuals, services and products which stand out from the crowd, those bringing a new level of customer service and professionalism to the industry and helping it face the challenges of changing society and technology head-on.

All nominees were asked to show how they met the criteria for each award through a simple series of questions.

The first awards ceremony took place 22 April, 2015, at The Royal Berkshire Conference Centre, Reading, Berkshire.

DINING WITH THE CARS!

The LADAs (Laundry And Drycleaning Awards) remain the first and best awards in the textile care industry. Just looking at the high standard of entries in the 2015 inaugural event shows the breadth of talent. The winners were fêted and warmly applauded by an audience of top level executives and their guests who enjoyed a superb luncheon followed by light-hearted entertainment!

The planning for the 2016 awards is well underway. This year’s event builds on the success of 2015, so much so that we have had to change the venue to accommodate the growing number of guests. And what a venue it is! Mercerdes-Benz World, Brooklands is a state-of-the-art building, located on the famous and historic Brooklands Racing Circuit in Weybridge, Surrey. It will allow our guests to get up close to some legendary Mercedes-Benz vehicles, beloved classics and Mercedes-Benz Formula 1TM cars. The decision to move the dinner to an evening function has been warmly received throughout the industry.

You don’t have to be a petrol-head to enjoy it, though Brooklands was the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation, home of Concorde and the site of many engineering and technological achievements throughout eight decades of the 20th century. With golf and spa available, alongside sponsors’ exhibits and networking opportunities, topped by a celebration of the best in our industry it is an event not to be missed. So make a note of the date in your diary now.

Sponsors will present and display their brands and products in the impressive surrounding of Mercedes-Benz World, with plenty of room for networking opportunities.

An industry golf day at the tree-lined golf course at Silvermere is available as a challenging introduction to the awards. Perhaps not the longest course, but it will be a true test for the golfers. The first six holes are sure to get the pulse racing with tight fairways, challenging approaches and great views. The course is probably most renowned for the 17th and 18th holes, which are played over Silvermere Lake. Silvermere, however, really should be better known for its former use as the site where Barnes Wallis tested his famous Dambuster bouncing bomb. Prizes will be awarded for various challenges.

Spa facilities are available at our chosen hotel for the non-golfers. Venue to be confirmed.

The ten award categories for 2016 are:

  •      Trainee/apprentice of the year (third party nomination)
  •      Best newcomer to the industry
  •      Best new product
  •      Most innovative company
  •      Most environmental and sustainable award - green impact award
  •      Training and education in the workplace
  •      Machinery distributor of the year

  •      Commercial Laundry of the year
  •      Drycleaner of the year
  •      Lifetime contribution (third party nomination)

The Lifetime contribution award, being the pinnacle of achievement will recognise the dedication, commitment and support given to our sector over a period of at least 30 years. 

 for 2016

Unless otherwise stated, you can either enter yourself or nominate an individual or company. By entering the awards you agree to take part in surrounding publicity

A judging panel of respected industry professionals casting a very careful eye over the initial entries, they will have a challenging task to identify the top three entries for each category. The final selection will take place prior to the presentation ceremony. All finalists will be invited to the awards evening where the winners will be announced and presented with their accolade and certificate.

Closing date for nomination entries - 4:30pm Friday 15 July 2016 (entries submitted after this time will not be considered)

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