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Congratulations to our 2018 winners

The LCN Awards 2018 last night rewarded the hard work and dedication of the industry's top flight launderers and drycleaners. This year’s sell-out event attracted a crowd of enthusiastic operators, manufacturers and suppliers to celebrate the winners. There were more entries than ever before and and two exciting new categories! A big thank you to everyone who entered and to our sponsors and judges.

The LCN Awards 2018 dinner and ceremony, presented by TV celebrity Kate Thornton (Loose Women and a host of other TV favourites), at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole were sponsored by HJ Weir, Ideal Manufacturing, Tonrose, Bryant Plastics and supported by CINET and The Guild of Cleaners and Launderers, and took place on Thursday, 27 September.

Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award went to Ken Cupitt, FGCL, Chairman of Council & Examination Board, Guild of Cleaners and Launderers who received a standing ovation from an appreciative audience.




The 2018 winners in full are:

Best Customer Service – Drycleaner

Elite Drycleaners

Acorns of Lancashire (highly commended)


Best Customer Service – Laundry

Guarantee Laundries


Best Entrepreneur – Drycleaner

Gareth Hodgen, White Label Cleaners


Best Entrepreneur – Laundry

Wayne Retallack, South West Laundry


Best Independent – Drycleaner

Elite Drycleaners


Best Independent – Laundry

Richmond Laundries


Best Innovation – Drycleaner



Best Innovation – Laundry

SCI Textiles


Best Green Policy – Drycleaner

American Dry Cleaning Company

Best Green Policy – Laundry


The Eco Laundry (highly commended)

Best Online Service – Drycleaner



Best Online Service – Laundry



Best Multi Site Manager – Drycleaner

Zubair Diwan, Regent Dry Cleaners


Best Multi Site Manager – Laundry

Syed Masood, BandBox Laundry

Donnalee Andrews, Bubbles Laundromat (highly commended)


Best Logistics – Drycleaner

Laundry Republic


Best Logistics – Laundry



Best On-Premises Laundry

Fairmont St Andrews


Best Newcomer – Laundry



Lifetime achievement

 Ken Cupitt FGCL, Chairman of Council & Examination Board, Guild of Cleaners and Launderers

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