A WORD FROM OUR HEADLINE SPONSOR
Every single day, without fail, our industry delivers millions of products to the hospitals, hospitality venues, gyms, salons and offices that hundreds of thousands of people rely on in their day to day lives.
Almost invisibly, the supply chain, laundry managers, housekeepers, engineers, drivers, chemicals experts and support teams of the industry come together like a perfect machine to keep this essential value chain operating, like clockwork, day after day, every day. It’s remarkable, addictive, and perhaps therefore the reason why most of us have made this industry our home for the majority of our careers.
For 6 years, Linen Connect has proudly been headline sponsors of the LADAs. The LADAs celebrate excellence, and for us, that is the keyword that typifies this industry. Whether you’re visiting a supplier, laundry, or drycleaner, you will find a sense of duty, excellence, and pride in the work to be done – and every year, the industry comes together as friends to celebrate that talent – the leaders and colleagues who help us do what we do, and grow each and every year. This year, the LADAs has received a consistently high quality of entries once again with hundreds of applicants vying for the coveted crystal awards. We’re excited to meet the nominees, and excited to celebrate with the winners.
This year perhaps more than most, we are proud by what our industry has achieved. We’ve come through years of turbulence with the EU Exit Referendum, a global pandemic and deep uncertainty around commodity and energy pricing. We’ve come through stronger, more resilient, and with the skills and business processes we really need to thrive, and that is something which should give us immense pride.
For us as linen suppliers, excellence is quite literally in every fibre of what we do. From the relationships we have with growers and spinners, through the manufacturing and quality chain, right through to the customer gate. We know how important our products are and pay deep care and attention to getting you the right product, at the right quality, on time, every time. That’s what excellence means for us, and that’s what we’ve been delivering for our customers since 1968. We’re looking forward to seeing you there.
Linen Connect’s Richard Yates and Vikas Shah at the vLADAs2020, when the event was held virtually due to the pandemic