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TSA hits the road this summer

Textile Services Association roadshow gives laundries the chance to network

The Textile Services Association (TSA) is undertaking a tour of the United Kingdom in June and July of 2022 in order to spread the word of the work it does, as well as providing an unparalleled networking opportunity for commercial laundries.

The pandemic and its ongoing consequences have been tough for commercial laundries.  They had to navigate a business landscape where many of the regular customers they relied on shut down or greatly reduced their requirements for cleaning textile products.  At the same time, the government singularly failed to recognise that the industry needed help.

The TSA roadshow aims to bring leading laundries together to discuss how to rebuild and realign existing business models to improve profits.  It will also demonstrate the work of the TSA and how it can assist businesses in these endeavours.

The roadshow kicks off at voco Grand Central in Glasgow on 21st of June and will be followed by an event at One Kew Road in Richmond, London on the 19th of July. Other events are planned, depending on demand, with Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter and Manchester as potential extra locations.

Each event will begin at 6.30PM, kicking off with some welcome drinks. The introductory presentation will be an overview of the work of the TSA and the issues commercial laundries are facing. After this, guests will be treated to a short address from an industry speaker, and each event ends with a buffet that will make the perfect opportunity for networking.

“We’re looking forward to getting out there and reconnecting with existing members, as well as meeting potential new members and showing them the benefits the TSA provides,” says David Stevens, Chief Executive of the TSA. “The last couple of years have seen the industry cope with unprecedented issues. Working together and sharing knowledge is the best way for laundries to rebuild and regrow.”

Attendance at the road show events is free, for both members and non-members of the TSA. Anyone wanting to go should register their interest by contacting the TSA. Please click here to view the events brochure and how to book your place, or alternatively use the registration link here.

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Christeyns helps ease driver shortage and expands HGV fleet

13 April 2022

Bradford-based hygiene chemical specialist Christeyns has added HGV driving qualifications to its apprenticeship scheme in order to provide a solution for the current driver shortage.

Two new apprentices, Tom Grundell and Danny Clark, commenced their apprenticeships in September 2021 and following 18 months of training and immersion in the business, will be out on the road delivering chemicals for use in the Industrial laundry and construction sectors.

“The driver shortage has hit the supply chain hard,” states Richard Boardman, Transport Manager at Christeyns UK.  We wanted to find a way to encourage young people into the profession as well as future-proofing our own business.”

Christeyns has also taken delivery of two new DAF XF480FAX Rigid HGV wagons with a gross capacity of 32 Tonnes, taking the fleet to a total of 11.  The average mileage of each of the trucks is 70,000 kms per year as they travel across mainland UK, Northern Ireland and Eire.

The drivers’ main responsibility is the safe transfer of bulk liquids from IBCs into customer’s bulk storage tanks using specialist pumping equipment on their wagons.

Christeyns develops systems and chemicals that help customers save money and improve the efficiency of their operations by maximising water and energy use and cutting down on waste whilst being kinder to the environment.

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