The LADAs

The LADAs 2017 took place at Mercedes-Benz World, Brooklands, Surrey, on Thursday 2 November 2017.

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Last Thursday was the spectacular LADAs. The Laundry & Drycleaning Awards 2017. And what a night it was. Our biggest and best awards event yet.

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245 guests. One spectacular venue - Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey. A champagne reception. F1 simulator driving competition. A three-course meal. Over 100 tweets using the #LADAs2017. One raffle with amazing prizes, raising £2,660 for Pancreatic Cancer UK, plus an additional £1,000 generously donated on the night by Linen Connect!

And a celebration of the industry’s stars … all amongst the backdrop of beautiful cars!

Congratulations to everyone who was nominated for an award. You are all true stars and a credit and inspiration to your industry.

And the winners are …

  • Best New Product: Ecolab Oxyguard 40
  • Best Newcomer: Waeshous
  • Commercial Laundry of the year: Fishers
  • Drycleaner / Wetcleaner of the year: Elite Drycleaners
  • Green Impact: Connoisseur Drycleaners
  • Machinery Distributor: HJ Weir Engineering
  • Most Innovative: CLEAN
  • SME Laundry: CanDo Laundry
  • Trainee of the year: Ideal Manufacturing Ltd’s Chris Francis
  • Training & Education: Electrolux Professional’s Mick Christian
  • Unsung Hero: AGS’s Greg Simons
  • Lifetime Achievement: Dane Realstar’s Paul Higgs
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Plus a special nod to our star golfer, who came first in the LADAs golf day, James Sampson from LSI Energy (right).


The Laundry & Cleaning Today team would sincerely like to thank everyone who came to the LADAs this year. It was a truly memorable evening, a huge amount of fun and a lot of laughter!

In fact, we had such a good time and such fantastic feedback on the night, and on Twitter, that we’re already making our plans to go even bigger and even better next year!



Look out for the full report, including the judges decision process, in the upcoming December edition of Laundry and Cleaning Today.


We look forward to seeing you at The LADAs 2018!

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