« Back

Queens Award 2021 Sustainable digital v6

Her Majesty’s Government recently thrilled us with the news that…

We won an award for outstanding achievement in tackling important environmental issues within the laundry supply chain. 

Since 2016, we (Laundry Efficiency) have been on a mission to make the textile care industry greener and more sustainable. Our progressive business model of encouraging the industry to reduce excessive waste, pollution and misuse of natural resources is now recognised with the United Kingdom's highest official British business award.

We are thrilled to be one of only 205 organisations nationally recognised with a prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise. We will proudly carry the honour of using the acclaimed Royal Warrant for the next five years. 

Graham Oakley, the Managing Director of Laundry Efficiency, reflects, ‘From day one, I have aimed been to make the world a greener place. I am delighted that our consultancy services and greenwashing system is helping the textile care industry make critical environmental changes in affordable ways. Winning a Queen’s Award is a testament to the transformation and high eco-standards we get our customers to reach’. 

The Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development is not the only award Laundry Efficiency has won. In 2020, we won Keele University's Breaking the Mould Award for developing a new software system that gives our customers real-time data that helps reduce their carbon footprint. 

In addition to this, we won the Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce Sustainability and Environment award (2020), the FSB's Green Business of the Year Award (2020, 2019, 2018) and LADA's Green Impact Award (2018). Our awards are given in response to our work aimed at balancing economic, environmental and societal concerns within industry practice. 

However, despite the awards, we will continue pushing forward the idea of a greener, cleaner and more sustainable supply chain for the textile industry. We believe it is critically important that commercial laundries adopt new practices to remain relevant in today’s marketplace. And this is in addition to servicing their customers' high exacting hygiene standards that are now more relevant than ever post-pandemic. It's no longer enough to launder whiter than white linen. Post-pandemic, linen now has to be white, clean and bacteria-free. 

The suite of products and consultancy services that we have gives our customers clean, bacteria-free whiter than white linen.

We are proud to be awarded for our forward-thinking and environmentally aware mindset. 

Ultimately, the Queen’s Award and others indicate that commercial launders can rely on Laundry Efficiency to provide a complete 'green washing' system. A system that saves money, time, resources and provides credibility in respect to their eco responsibilities. 

Recent social trends indicate a new 'war on waste' is burgeoning, suggesting the general public could very likely reject a hotel, gym, spa or restaurant because of perceived waste creation and consumption. Find our more in our ‘Safe, Clean Linen’ article. 

As the textile care market innovates after a challenging year, we have award-winning products and bespoke service offering that will give laundry owners a springboard for a brighter future. 


Laundry Efficiency win prestigious Queens Award for Sustainable Development

Click here for more information

queens award sustainable development