Last Thursday 3 November Mercedes-Benz World was packed with over 320 guests attending the Laundry & Drycleaning Awards 2022 – the LADAs!
The event first launched in 2015 after establishing a gap in the market to identify and celebrate the best in the industry. And that gap has been well and truly filled as this has now become a firm fixture on the annual industry event calendar.
The event attracts people and teams from right across the industry spectrum from the big supplier names to the family run high street businesses. It’s a wonderful way for the industry to gather together and recognise and celebrate the shining stars amongst us.
This year the evening started with a champagne reception as guests mingled amongst classic and new Mercedes-Benz cars. After taking their seats for dinner guests were then entertained, fed and watered for the evening before the award ceremony took place.
The evening was orchestrated brilliantly once again by our wonderful compere, Mark Jones. Emily Reed entertained with her singing throughout the meal and Will Gray worked the room with his magic. The comedy set was performed by Mark Walker who had the audience in stitches.
The larger crowd at the LADAs this year meant that we raised even more money for our chosen charity – Pancreatic Cancer UK. Between the generosity of our guests, as well as the kind donations received, our raffle raised over £3,000! A staggering amount. Thank you to everyone for helping us to support this amazing charity.
Organiser Mark Gleed said: “Tina and I were delighted with the success of the LADAs 2022. It was an incredible turnout and a great atmosphere as we celebrated the people and the talent we have in the industry.
“Well done to all our award winners! We wish we could give an award to every finalist! We have a fantastic team of judges who dedicate their time to pour over the award entries and choose the worthy winners. Our thanks to our judges for their help and support again this year.
“And of course, I must thank our sponsors. Events like this don’t happen without the commitment of sponsors and we are lucky to have some brilliant support from all corners of the industry. Thank you to you all for helping the LADAs 2022 be our biggest and most successful yet!”
Click here to find out who the LADAs 2022 winners are. Look out for the full report and photo gallery in the December 2022 issue of Laundry & Cleaning Today.