The LADAs will, once again, take place at Mercedes-Benz World, Brooklands, Surrey, on Thursday 2 November 2017.

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.

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. 

A judging panel of respected industry professionals, casting a very careful eye over the initial entries, 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.

Nomination categories for the LADAs 2017:

  • Trainee/apprentice of the year (Third party nomination only)
  • Most innovative company
  • Most environmental and sustainable company
  • Training and education in the workplace
  • Lifetime contribution (Third party nomination only)
  • Best newcomer to the industry
  • Best new product
  • Machinery distributor of the year
  • Commercial laundry of the year
  • Drycleaner of the year
  • Unsung hero award (Third party nomination only)
  • Laundry of the year

Click here to nominate for the LADAs 2017

Entries must be submitted by Friday 7 July 2017

About the awards

The LADAs is the original industry award event that recognise exceptional individuals, companies and products in the laundry and drycleaning industry.

The awards first launched in 2015 after establishing a gap in the market to identify and celebrate the best in the industry.

Now in its third year, the event has grown to become a prestigious evening, set in exceptional surroundings, to truly recognise those in the industry that make a difference.

Last years’ black tie event was attended by over 140 people and this years is set to be even bigger.

Themed as ‘dining with the cars’, the evening will start with a champagne reception. Guests mingle amongst beautiful cars before sitting down to an exceptional three-course meal with entertainment and music throughout the evening. There’ll also be the chance to top the leaderboard in racing car simulators – Mercedes of course!

The event ends with the award ceremony where the finalists and winners are congratulated and applauded by their industry peers and colleagues.

It’s a first-class event that really is worth saving the date for! Table bookings will be released later in the year. We look forward to seeing you there.

These awards aim to celebrate skills, recognise hard work, identify role models and either give encouragement for future careers, or recognise past contributions for companies and individuals in the professional textile care industry.

All nominees are asked to show how they meet 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.

LADA 2016 Winners (in presentation order)

Luke Chadwick (Christeyns) - Trainee/Apprentice of the Year

Mick Christian (Electrolux Professional) - Training & Education in the Workplace

Clean & Green - Best Newcomer to the Industry

Professional Plus (Ideal Manufacturing Ltd) - Best New Product

Electrolux Professional - Green Impact Award

Fishers - Most Innovative Company

Acorns of Lancashire  - Drycleaner of the Year      

CLEAN - Commercial Laundry of the Year

Goodman Sparks - Machinery Distributor of the Year

Paul Woolfenden - Lifetime Achievement Award

LADA Golf day report

"The LADAS golf day took place on 3 November at Silvermere golf club a stones’ throw from the main venue for the LADAs 2016.

"With superb conditions for a November day the fourball groups tee'd off with co-organiser Colin Hill leading the way with Tim Hobday and Peter Hallett.

"The second group to go were our sponsor Richard Yates of Linen Connect who kindly donated sleeves of balls and umbrellas to all players. Richard who plays off a handicap of two was to have his work cut out by Chris Lambourne who plays off nine, this was going to be very interesting for all us wannabe’s. Maurice Salvoni and Keith Devon made up this four ball.

"The next group of Joe Malloy, John Tindall, John Hickman and Richard Clarke quickly followed up.

"Andy Marsh from Marsh Project Solutions was joined by Daniel Booty and Mitchell Grossett from GW Commercial and Nick Carter from Laundryquip judging by the pre golf breakfast this looked like the rowdy group.

"Rounding off the tee offs was myself, Terry Whiter, Mike Burlow and Milan Webb.

"Considering most of us had not played this course before, with many holes being considerably narrow and the closing holes finishing over water, all players did not embarrass themselves.

"The golf took longer than it should but the general comment was “a great day see you next year.”

"Judging by the final places a real grudge match ensued between our two best players, Richard Yates and Chris Lambourne with both taking prizes for different challenges" says organiser Mark Gleed

Prizes were awarded as follows:

1st prize – Chris Lambourne

2nd prize – Richard Yates

3rd prize – Mike Burlow

Longest drive – Chris Lambourne

Nearest the pin – John Hickman

Nearest the pin in two – Richard Yates

Well done to our winners and thank you all who took part, we’ll see you in 2017!

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