The Laundry and Drycleaning Awards

SAVE THE DATE: 14 November 2024 – 6.30pm


The LADAs Nominations 

How to enter or nominate

You can either enter for yourself or nominate an individual or company. Categories marked with * can only be made by a 3rd party. If any information is of a commercially sensitive nature, please indicate this and it will not be used in any publicity and the judges will respect your confidence. By entering the awards you agree to take part in surrounding publicity and for information in your entry to be used, unless indicated. Brochures, certificates, photos, press cuttings and case studies – if they support your case are welcome. Please send them in with your additional information submission. Please note that these cannot be returned, so please don’t send originals.

Judging criteria and eligibility

Individual criteria differ by category, but the emphasis is on the overall quality of the entry, the merits of the claims and supporting evidence, as well as the quality of the entry’s narrative itself. Where there is particular eligibility criteria or additional information required we will send you details of the information we require upon receipt of the nomination or by 31st July 2024. Please note that there is a strict word count for the category information and entries that exceed this word count will be automatically discounted.

The LADAs Lifetime Achievement Award

This very special award is not a nominated category. The judges will select a winner and this will be revealed on the evening of the awards ceremony.

The LADAs Nomination Categories

Where additional information is required to support your nomination, we will send you a pack detailing the information required by 31st July 2024. Nominations can be made by an individual or company with the exception of those marked * these are to be nominated by a 3rd party only.

  • New for 2024: Engineer of the year
  • Best New Product
  • Best Newcomer
  • Drycleaner/Wetcleaner of the Year
  • Green/Sustainability Award
  • Laundry Manager
  • Counter Customer Service
  • Most Innovative Company
  • Machinery Distributor of the Year
  • Responsible Business Award
  • SME Laundry of the Year
  • Trainee/Apprentice*
  • TSA Laundry Course Candidate of the Year
  • Commercial Laundry
  • Unsung Hero*
  • Digital/Tech Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – to be judged and selected by our judging panel


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The LADAs Judges

Ken Cupitt
Ken CupittChairman of Council & Examination Board for the Guild of Cleaners and Launderers
John Shonfeld
John ShonfeldPast Master Worshipful Company of Launderers
Simon Fordham
Simon FordhamPast Master of The Worshipful Company of Launderers.
Ron Davidson
Ron DavidsonPresident of the Guild of Cleaners and Launderers, laundry consultant in the UK and abroad
Sarah Lancaster
Sarah LancasterMaster of Worshipful Company of Launderers
Colin Hill
Colin HillMaster of Worshipful Company of Launderers 2011-2012, Past member of College of Fellows of the Guild of Launderers and Cleaners, Honary secretary - Laundry and Cleaning Industry Sports Club

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