Earlier this year, the team here at Axcess IT was thrilled to attend the 2016 LCT CleanEx Show the UK’s only exhibition dedicated to laundry, dry cleaning and textile care for the third time running. Over two action-packed days in April, we attended the event at the prestigious Royal Ascot Racecourse, where we met dry cleaners from all over the country, from big commercial laundries to small, family-run businesses.
Launched back in 2012 and taking place every two years, the LCT CleanEx Show attracts visitors from all over the world. It provides an unparalleled opportunity for businesses within the sector to compare everything from industrial washing machines to dry cleaning operation systems like ours. There were demonstrations, workshops and free training events, as well as seminars and talks by some of the leaders in the industry. Keynote speakers this year included Adrian Mayhew from Berendsen, Mike Palin from the TSA, Mick Christian from Electrolux, Jackie Chappell, one of the country’s leading cleaning entrepreneurs (and first female CEO of British Rail), and Jonathan O’Brien from The Drycleaner App. There was also a Networking Dinner for attendees, and this year’s event broke previous records for the number of delegates and exhibitors!
At this year’s event we presented our Dry Cleaning EPOS system to delegates, which received a thoroughly positive response. We showcased the features of the system to great effect, demonstrating everything from the basic accounts and sales interfaces, to the workload management and item tracker. Visitors were particularly interested in features like setting staff targets, the expense management tools and our innovative loyalty card module. There was also detailed information about the three tiers we offer for different business sizes Bronze, Silver and Gold.
Not only were visitors impressed with our powerful, easy-to-use systems, they were also blown away by the new design of our exhibition stand. Our fresh new look went down a storm with visitors, and we attracted far more interest than usual!
Our collaborators at this year’s event were ThermoTex and TexID. ThermoTex is a German firm specialising in the marking of textiles, and TexID is the UK and Ireland distribution arm of the company. Our system was also demonstrated on their stand, showing off the seamless integration we can provide with existing systems. Between both of our stands, we showed off Axcess IT’s superb range of options to some of the biggest names in the business.
The team we took to the exhibition thought the 2016 LCT CleanEx Show was our best exhibition to date. We managed to secure double the number of referrals compared to any other year we’ve attended. We made plenty of new connections with influential figures within the industry, and perhaps most importantly, we signed off on a number of exciting deals with dry cleaners across London.
Our team were thrilled with the way the event flowed, and would like to extend their thanks and congratulations to the LCT staff for organising a consistently great event.