London Workwear Receive Top Accolade!

The London Linen Group, of which London Workwear is part, has achieved Runner Up status in this year’s ACE Sustains Corporate Awards!

Recognising top achievements in sustainability, the awards have a high profile in the industry; we have won previously for CLS’s sustainable laundry.We won with a new break-through innovation that is the first of its kind for the industry – a closed loop supply chain whereby we now recycle all of our textile waste which is then used to make Bags for Life.

100k of these bags will be available across 728 M&S stores nationwide – you will be able to purchase them from September. Every bag sold raises money for UNICEF – it is hoped initially the contribution will be in excess of £250k.

London Linen Group delighted to join the Johnson Service Group family

Market leading London Linen Group is from today now part of the Johnson Service Group.

Roger Oliver, former owner of The London Linen Group, felt the time was right to sell the market leader in London’s catering and restaurant market. He is confident the joining of our two companies will maintain the excellent growth achieved over the past years. He believes there are good opportunities in the markets the company serves and that the management team is strong and capable of ensuring the careful development of the business into the foreseeable future.

Johnson Service Group is looking to develop the group even further, recognising its core strengths for further future growth.

Within London Workwear Rental, it is definitely ‘business as usual’ – the branding, employees and location will remain the same. Customers will see no difference in operations; the day to day running of the business will be unchanged. Clients can expect the same high quality linen hire and laundry, accompanied by excellent customer service.

The London Linen Group and Johnson Service Group have similar family ethos. The group will continue to focus on servicing the restaurant, casual dining and contract catering markets and be a significant contributor to the Johnson Service Group. This is a wonderful opportunity to carry on moving the group forward, growing as we have done over the past 80 years. We are looking forward to a strong exciting future dedicated to serving our dynamic customers.

Report Raises Concerns Over Domestic Laundering Within Hospitality Industry

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health have compiled a report regarding the essential requirements for the effective laundering of linen. This government adviser at the forefront of environmental and public health & safety highlight within their findings the potential dangers within the industry of domestic washing, recognising that items laundered by a commercial laundry are more likely to meet legal obligations of cleanliness.

Please click here to download a pdf of this report. For further information please contact us –  Tel: 020 8574 0559

The London Linen Group Win at Footprint Awards!

The London Linen Group, of which we are part, are absolutely delighted to have won the Footprint Sustainable Supplier Award 2014! Our sister company, The Caterers Linen Supply, also won the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources Award 2014!
These awards are given in recognition and celebration of companies’ achievements in sustainability. We are honoured to have achieved these accolades. As with our other successes, these awards are a testament to the hard work that everyone in the organisation puts in to ensure that we operate as sustainably as possible. We are very proud and we will continue to constantly strive to further improve our sustainability going forward into the future.

The London Linen Group Are Runners Up Twice At Footprint Awards!

We were declared the runners up for both the ‘Sustainable Use of Natural Resources Award’ and the ‘Corporate Social & Environmental Responsibility Award’ at a glittering awards ceremony on Thursday 24th May at 8 Northumberland in London. Up against such excellent competition, this achievement really means a great deal to the group. These Awards recognise achievements in sustainability within the hospitality industry and we are delighted that we have been honoured in this way. As the UK’s most environmentally friendly linen hire and laundry service, this further highlights our strong commitment to sustainability. The Awards have gained RSA Accreditation, awarded by the RSA Environment Forum, and winners, runners up and specially commended entries are eligible to enter the European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE) – a prestigious scheme run by the European Commission. You can see a full list of winners and runners up from the evening here http://www.footprint-awards.com/2012-winners .

Excitement for Hotelympia 2012!

The London Linen Group are very much looking forward to Hotelympia. We will begin by entering a team in the Hotelympia 10K. We have been training hard and are all hoping to do our company proud! On the stand we are also launching the latest product in our EkoChef Range with a bang! EkoChef Trousers are made from 21 recyled plastic bottles and provide a good environmentally friendly chefs wear solution. Alongside this The London Linen Group are asking if you have the bottle to give us your trousers! We are holding a TROUSER AMNESTY where you can swap your old chefs trousers for brand new EkoChef Trousers! We have also sponsored The Big Event, the fundraising event held in conjuction with Hotelympia, supporting the charities Springboard and Hospitality Action. It’s going to be a very busy week and we can’t wait!

The London Linen Group are shortlisted in industry’s Footprint Awards!

We are finalists for the ‘Sustainable Use of Natural Resources Award’ and the ‘Corporate Social & Environmental Responsibility Award’. These Awards recognise achievements in sustainability within the hospitality industry and we are delighted that we have been honoured in this way. As the UK’s most environmentally friendly linen hire and laundry service, this further highlights our firm commitment to sustainability. The Awards have gained RSA Accreditation, awarded by the RSA Environment Forum, and winners, runners up and specially commended entries are eligible to enter the European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE) – a prestigious scheme run by the European Commission. http://www.footprint-awards.com/2012-winners

“A Lotta Bottle” – London Workwear Launches Industry First!

In an industry first, London Workwear has launched EkoChef – the most innovative and sustainable chef’s jacket available to the hospitality industry in the UK.

Made from recycled bottles and waste polyester fibre, this new groundbreaking jacket has all the durability, quality and comfort required for a chef’s jacket, but with a significantly lower environmental impact. It takes 25 two litre water bottles to make just one jacket, saving 2.5kg CO2 per jacket compared to the disposal of the same amount of bottles by incineration.This coupled with an 80% reduction in energy required for production and a significant overall reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, ensures the EkoChef Jacket offers environmentally conscious restaurants, hotels and caterers a highly innovative and more sustainable chef wear option. Alan Murchison, Executive Chef at L’Ortolan, La Bécasse, Paris House and The New Angel, has supported the initiative.  He says: “As a chef, I’m always looking for the most sustainable option, whether it’s choosing produce in season or reducing food miles. It’s great therefore that the EkoChef Jacket enables us to extend this ethos across the kitchen and to the garments that we wear each and every day in the kitchen. “It presents a great opportunity for establishments and operators who have sustainability high on their agenda” he continues; “We all have a duty of care towards our environment and I think this is a tremendous way to recycle plastic bottles into a product that is useful and relevant.” Roger Oliver, Managing Director, The London Linen Group added: “As a company we have always been committed to finding the most sustainable solution to our products and services, and therefore we’re really excited to offer our customers the EkoChef Jacket.  When it comes to choosing environmentally friendly options, every little counts and if you consider that each chef’s jacket prevents 25 two litre water bottles from entering landfill, when one multiplies that across a kitchen or a company, the environmental savings are impressive.  It also makes sound business sense as we are offering this exciting and sustainable product to our customers at no extra cost to a traditional chef’s jacket.” Extensive trials with leading catering companies and restaurants have led to impressive results and universally positive feedback, with no discernable differences in functionality and comfort reported when an EkoChef Jacket is compared with a traditional alternative. The EkoChef Jacket is exclusively available from The London Linen Group and its subsidiaries London Workwear Rental, London Linen Supply and The Caterers Linen Supply as standard, as part of the hire and laundry service, at no extra cost to the customer. For further information please contact 020 8574 0559 or sales@londonworkwear.co.uk.

London Workwear Awarded Pret A Manger Accolade!

London Workwear Rental are honoured to have been awarded a great accolade by their valued customers Pret A Manger. Pret have given London Workwear the coveted “Can Do” Award as part of their Supplier Partnerships Awards. This is in recognition for the excellent service that Pret believe they have received over the last year. London Workwear were delighted with the award and vowed to keep up their good work!

The London Linen Group Had A Great Hospitality Show!

The London Linen Group, of which London Workwear Rental is part, are celebrating a very successful Hospitality Show at the NEC. We loved our days at the NEC in Birmingham. It was great to meet and chat to our customers and potential customers about our national workwear and linen hire service. It all proved very successful indeed. If anyone saw our stand but didn’t quite have time to stop by, please feel free to get in contact.