Laundry And Drycleaning Awards 2021 – a real life success!

Last Thursday we saw a return to industry gatherings and celebrations, in real life, with the Laundry and Dry Cleaning Awards 2021 – the LADAs – held at Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey.

This was a very much welcomed evening catching up with industry colleagues for the first time in a while. In its seventh year, the LADAs 2021 attracted the largest audience to date with over 270 people joining in the evening of celebrations.

The LADAs 2021 black tie event began as guests, including finalists and sponsors, networked at the champagne reception amongst beautiful Mercedes Benz cars, new and old. The evening’s entertainment came from the wonderful singing voice of Alison David, the sleight of hand skills of magician Collin Claus and our quick-witted compere Adger Brown. Following the delicious three-course meal was of course the main event – announcing the winners of each LADAs category. One by one the winners took to the stage with whoops and cheers filling the room. Our congratulations to all the finalists and our winners – it was a truly joyful occasion to celebrate the talents and achievements of the industry after what has been a very difficult year.

The cherry on top was the money raised from our annual raffle for the LADAs chosen charity – Pancreatic Cancer UK. Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund is the national charity dedicated exclusively to supporting research to improve diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer. The LADAs has supported the Pancreatic Cancer UK charity for many years and we’re delighted to share that this year we raised £3,500 – the most we’ve ever raised in a single evening! Our thanks for all the support on the evening and even bigger thanks to those who donated such wonderful prizes to make it such a success.

The event was organised and run by Mark and Tina Gleed of MEG Events Ltd. After the event they said: “What a success! What an evening! For the last 18 months we’ve spent so much time planning events, then rescheduling, then planning again – it was wonderful for this to finally take place and to see so many people enjoying themselves. From start to finish there was smiles and laughter and everyone commenting on how they’d been so looking forward to the event and that it definitely lived up to expectations. We must say a huge thank you to our judges for their time, professionalism and valuable contributions to selecting our LADA 2021 category winners. To all our finalists and winners – congratulations to you all for what you have achieved. And finally, to our sponsors. Thank you for your support and sticking with us – this event could never have taken place without your continued commitment. It’s been a pleasure to work with you all. Here’s to the LADAs 2022! See you again next year!” Look out for the full write up and photo gallery of the evening in our December issue of Laundry & Cleaning Today.

All 2021 finalists gather on the stage

Last Thursday we saw a return to industry gatherings and celebrations, in real life, with the Laundry and Dry Cleaning Awards 2021 – the LADAs – held at Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey.

This was a very much welcomed evening catching up with industry colleagues for the first time in a while. In its seventh year, the LADAs 2021 attracted the largest audience to date with over 270 people joining in the evening of celebrations.

The LADAs 2021 black tie event began as guests, including finalists and sponsors, networked at the champagne reception amongst beautiful Mercedes Benz cars, new and old. The evening’s entertainment came from the wonderful singing voice of Alison David, the sleight of hand skills of magician Collin Claus and our quick-witted compere Adger Brown. Following the delicious three-course meal was of course the main event – announcing the winners of each LADAs category. One by one the winners took to the stage with whoops and cheers filling the room. Our congratulations to all the finalists and our winners – it was a truly joyful occasion to celebrate the talents and achievements of the industry after what has been a very difficult year.

The cherry on top was the money raised from our annual raffle for the LADAs chosen charity – Pancreatic Cancer UK. Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund is the national charity dedicated exclusively to supporting research to improve diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer. The LADAs has supported the Pancreatic Cancer UK charity for many years and we’re delighted to share that this year we raised £3,500 – the most we’ve ever raised in a single evening! Our thanks for all the support on the evening and even bigger thanks to those who donated such wonderful prizes to make it such a success.

The event was organised and run by Mark and Tina Gleed of MEG Events Ltd. After the event they said: “What a success! What an evening! For the last 18 months we’ve spent so much time planning events, then rescheduling, then planning again – it was wonderful for this to finally take place and to see so many people enjoying themselves. From start to finish there was smiles and laughter and everyone commenting on how they’d been so looking forward to the event and that it definitely lived up to expectations. We must say a huge thank you to our judges for their time, professionalism and valuable contributions to selecting our LADA 2021 category winners. To all our finalists and winners – congratulations to you all for what you have achieved. And finally, to our sponsors. Thank you for your support and sticking with us – this event could never have taken place without your continued commitment. It’s been a pleasure to work with you all. Here’s to the LADAs 2022! See you again next year!” Look out for the full write up and photo gallery of the evening in our December issue of Laundry & Cleaning Today.

All 2021 finalists gather on the stage

Congratulations to all winners listed below

Winner of Best New Product 2021

Presented to Kreussler – Cinta Sept

Sponsored by Laundry Engineering Services Ltd

Winner of Green Impact Award 2021

Presented to American Drycleaning Company

Sponsored by Christeyns UK

Winner of SME Laundry of the Year 2021

Presented to Blue Dragon Laundry

Sponsored by Vision Linens

Longstanding Service of the year 2021

Presented to John Newman – Newmans Dry Cleaners Sussex

Sponsored by Laundry Engineering Services Ltd

Winner of Best Newcomer 2021

Presented to EcoSan Services Ltd

Sponsored by Industrial Laundry Equipment Ltd

Winner of Lifetime Contribution 2021

Presented to Colin Hill

Sponsored by Linen Connect

Winner of Unsung Hero of the Year 2021

Presented to Debbie Jones

Sponsored Linen Connect

Laundry Manager of the year 2021

Presented to Rhys Roberts – CanDo Laundry Services

Sponsored by Industrial Laundry Equipment Ltd

Winner of Drycleaner/Wetcleaner of the Year 2021

Presented to Chelsea Green Valet

Sponsored by SPOT EMEA Ltd

Winner of Commercial Laundry of the Year 2021

Presented to Midland Linen Services Ltd

Sponsored by Fox Energy

Winner of Responsible Business Award 2021

Presented to Barkers

Sponsored by Tonrose

TSA Laundry Technology Course Candidate of the Year 2021

Presented to Kristian Bassett

Winner of Machinery Distributor of the Year 2021

Presented to Kannegiesser UK Ltd

Sponsored by National Laundry Group

Winner of Most Innovative Company 2021

Presented to RegeneX

Sponsored by Ecolab

Winner Digital/Technical Award 2021

Presented to SPOT EMEA Ltd – SPOT Connect

Sponsored by R R Street & Co Inc.

Customer Counter Service of the year 2021

Presented to  Elena (Lillie) Mocanasu

Sponsored by Electrolux Professional

Thank you again to all sponsors who made this event possible

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