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TSA News

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    Industry Recognition

    2017 sees two prestigious Awards that will celebrate the industry and the companies within it. 1. The LADAs, run by […]

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    TSA Board Member finalist in EY Entrepreneur of the Year

    TSA Board Member and CLEAN’s CEO Jason Miller is a finalist in EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 award CLEAN’s […]

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    We need you

    Members, The Department of Education rejected this industry's Expression of Interest for an English Apprenticeship. We are shocked and are […]

  • KTP Launch

    Laundry Member Launches KTP

    Fishers laundry launches project to capitalise on technological innovation Fishers, the commercial laundry and textile rental business, has launched a Knowledge […]

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    Special Interest Group Meeting: Success

    Last week saw the first main meeting of TSA’s year with the March meeting of the Special Interest Groups (SIGs). […]

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    URGENT Support Your Apprenticeship

    TSA submitted the Expression of Interest for the English Apprenticeship in Textile Care in February. The Expression of Interest is […]

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    Thanks to our Supply Partners

    Huge "thank you" to our Gold Supply Partners for their ongoing support, particularly as we gear up to our Special Interest […]

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    Ethical Sourcing Statement

    In January 2016, an industry working group got together to discuss Ethical Sourcing and how it affects our industry. The […]

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    Laundry joins the Hospitality Education

    Laundries deliver great feats of service delivery for the hospitality industry every day. “The key to a great relationship with […]

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    New Member Laundry Unveiled

    Camplings Linen unveils £5million facility in Great Yarmouth Camplings Linen unveiled a new £5 million commercial laundry in Great Yarmouth […]

  • HRH Princess Anne opens Berendsen Workwear Plant

    Royal Visit

    HRH The Princess Royal to officially open new-built state-of-the-art Berendsen textile service operations plant in Durham On Friday 13th January, […]

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    Christmas Holidays

    The TSA team would like to wish a very Merry Christmas to our members, colleagues and friends of the Association. […]

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    GOLD Supply Partners

    The Board and team would like to say a huge thank you to five Supply Partners who have opted to […]

  • Seasonal Staff Pensions

    Pensions Updates: Small Business

    Already automatically enrolled and taken on additional staff for Christmas? If you’ve taken on additional staff for the Christmas period, […]

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    NEW Office Manager & PA to the CEO

    Roseanne Awosika Roseanne joins TSA as Office Manager and PA to CEO as the Association moves forward into implementing the […]

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    Value of Linen

    Textile Services Association (TSA) have released a video as an emotive reminder of a linen item's life. The video takes you […]

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    Fall in love with Autumn

    The British Summer this year has been quite pleasant...or has it just been the odd recent hot day that has […]

  • TSA Board member, Adrian Redgate

    Member Spotlight: Adrian Redgate

    Adrian Redgate runs National Dry Cleaners, a “small” outfit in Nottingham. National Dry Cleaners have been a member of the […]

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    TSA Supply Partner Supports Local Charity Project

    L to R: Liam Humphreys, Jody Tarran, Chris Reed, Steve Wilson, Nick Garthwaite, Julie Roberts, Isabel Letrez, Marta Spytklwski and […]

  • Stuart Boyd in place as Master for 2016/2017

    Worshipful Company of Launderers Update

    July saw the Installation of the new Master of the Worshipful Company of Launderers, Stuart Boyd.  A Director of LTC, […]

  • Business

    TSA appoints new Chief Executive

    The Textile Services Association (TSA) is pleased to announce that from today, Dr Philip Wright has been appointed as its […]

  • Technical Projects Executive

    New Technical Staff at TSA

    Shyju Skariah has joined the TSA team as our new Technical Projects Executive and will be looking after all technical projects […]

  • EU referendum, moving forward

    Brexit TSA Comment

    TSA released a statement on Friday 24th June to all members, assuring all that their trade association will pass on information […]

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    Water Week: UK Textile Rental Industry

    The industry and its achievements The Textile Services Association is the trade association for the laundry, dry cleaning and textile […]

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    Holidays are coming!

      Sing!: We're all going on a *beat* SUMMER HOLIDAY! Dum, dum, dum-de-dum, dum der-de-der... Dry cleaning might not be the […]

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    Gillian’s Laundry Experience

    Bates of London, part of the National Laundry Group and a TSA Member, very kindly agreed to show Gillian Farrar, […]

  • TexCare

    Texcare Forum Programme Launched

    Texcare Forum 2016 with high-grade programme Top conference themes: Industry 4.0, sustainability, textile innovations and professional development. The Texcare Forum programme […]

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    New Staff at TSA

    We are delighted to welcome Adedolapo Akingbade to our staff at 3 Queen Square, TSA Head Offices. She joins us […]

  • Beverley Long retires from TSA

    Changes at Your Association

    Beverley Long, TSA's Finance and Account Executive, retires from the Association after 18 years of service. Ms Long will officially […]

  • Laundry Cost Index based on National Living Wage

    Laundry Cost Index: National Living Wage

    TSA release a bi-annual Laundry Cost Index that indicates the increases, or decreases, in a laundry's cost basket. The cost […]

  • 6 million employees are now enrolled in workplace pensions

    Pensions: They Are Coming

    Automatic enrolment Understanding your costs While most employers have found that they can comply with their automatic enrolment duties without […]

  • TSA Member Fishers Services open Scottish Super Laundry

    Fishers Open Scottish Super Laundry

      Scottish market-leading textile services company and TSA Member, Fishers, today officially opened its new, state of the art “super […]

  • 24th February event at Chesford Grange for Special Interest Group

    SIG promotes out the box thinking

    Marketing is the big thing TSA delegates will take away from the SIG last week. Philip Kalli was the stand […]

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    BAFTAs Fashion: A Dry Cleaner’s dream?

    Fashion made headlines again as London was graced with the arrival of the 2016 EE British Academy Film Awards - […]

  • Royal visit to TSA member laundry opening

    Johnsons Apparelmaster Plant Officially Opened by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal

    Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited Johnsons Apparelmaster in Leeds on Monday 08 February to officially open the company’s […]

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    Textiles Management for Flat Linen with RFID UHF technology (sponsored)

    TSA work with our Supply Partners to look at case studies to showcase how new technology works. UBI Solutions, one […]

  • Don't be a fool, be aware of workplace pensions

    Workie: The workplace pension has arrived

    The Pensions Regulator is warning small and micro employers to act now to ensure they meet their new workplace pension […]

  • Awards for the industry have been launched

    Industry Awards Season: Autumn

    Industry leading title Laundry and Cleaning News (LCN) has launched a brand new awards event that aims to celebrate the […]

  • Michelle Scott of Fishers Laundry

    Member Spotlight: Michelle Scott, Fishers

    We’re starting a new series to shine a spotlight on individuals in this industry. This month, we speak to Michelle […]

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    Travelling Scholarship: Italy, May 2016

    Worshipful Company of Launderers Education Trust Fund The Worshipful Company of Launderers annual Travelling Scholarship Award has, over recent years, […]

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    It’s Christmas Time: Choose Carefully

    In case you missed it, Christmas is just around the corner, literally a few working days away... Your diary will […]

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    Our Members are Employers who Care

    We received a great news story from one of our Members, Central Laundry, about the work they've done with their […]

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    TSA National Conference 2015

    Creative company culture to withstand the tests of time was the main theme of TSA’s National Conference at Hilton Syon […]

  • Living Wage colours for Living Wage Week courtesy of Living Wage Foundation

    Living Wage Week

    At the beginning of this week the Living Wage Foundation announced that the living wage is going up from £7.85 […]

  • TSA's National Conference arrives at Hilton Syon Park this winter

    TSA to push boundaries at their National Conference next week

    Culture and communication are strong characteristics of the TSA and its members and both are going to be the stars […]

  • Market views are split on RFID

    RFID Technology: An Industry View

    RFID technology is not new and for a variety of reasons the UK laundry market is still an early adopter, […]

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    Machine Engineering Qualifications Available

    The UK’s first Fashion Technology Academy to offer Machine Engineering training & Quality Control  The 'Made in Britain' phenomenon has seen the […]

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    TSA’s Special Interest Group Meeting

    TSA run an event called "Special Interest Group meetings (SIG)" twice a year and have done since 2013. Commitment to the […]

  • Letter to Hotelier industry

    A Letter to Hoteliers in the Industry

    Warning: Don’t Shoot Yourself in the Foot In The Caterer’s article “Rooms at the Top” (6-12 March 2015, p30) Beds […]

  • Infection Risk article published in The Times

    Nurses’ Uniform Topic Takes a Step Up

    A PHD student at De Montfort University and a microbiologist have been looking into the dangers of washing workwear domestically. Kate […]