Lifetime Achievement 2017 –
We had a very popular winner of the LCN Lifetime Achievement Award in the form of Dennis Hargreaves, a man who has spent his entire career in textile care at Johnson Service Group, where he has mentored, befriended, innovated, encouraged, driven ideas and definitely held high the torch of best practice in the industry.
The announcement drew a roar of approval and a standing ovation as Dennis accepted the award.
Long term- colleague and friend Chris Sander, CEO of JSG, who unfortunately couldn't attend the ceremony, but was complicit, along with Dennis's wife Doreen, in making it happen, sent this message: "I am so sorry that I cannot be with you this evening to witness the presentation of this most prestigious award and I cannot think of anyone who is more deserving than you, Dennis.
"It has been a great privilege and an honour to have worked with you for so many years and your friendship and support has been immense.Please enjoy your evening with your friends and colleagues."
Dennis subsequently wrote to LCN editor Kathy Bowry, pictured above presenting the Award , saying: "I am most grateful and touched by your choice for the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' - I was totally surprised and honoured to be the recipient. Full marks to you, Doreen and Chris for ensuring a total surprise!"