TSA Members gather in November each year for the National Conference to hear from inspiring speakers, to network with each other and catch up on the previous year.
The industry has a wonderful camaraderie and many have formed great friendships across the laundry & dry-cleaning sector. The Conference has helped facilitate many of these friendships keeping the Gala Dinner open to both TSA company employees and their partners.
This year is no exception. The stunning venue of Carden Park, just outside Chester, has two award-winning golf courses, a relaxing spa, a multitude of outdoor activities from clay-pigeon shooting to Segway courses. Plenty to do for delegates to make a weekend out of the Conference, which is to be held on Friday 10th November with most guests staying from Thursday 9th until Saturday 11th.
Thursday sees a golf session teeing off at 11am for those keen players out there, followed by a Supply Partner meeting to ensure our valued Supply Partners have their space to engage direct with TSA. The main event will start on Friday with the conference and an evening Gala Dinner – Black Tie to mark the occasion. Evening guest speaker to be announced soon.
The business agenda is one of the most member-engaging agendas to date, with panels from TSA Gold Supply Partners focusing on sustainability and, an insightful panel from members talking about their journey in Business Health & Safety.
The Health & Safety panel begins with a keynote speech from Anne Davies, a Business Crime Specialist from GunnerCooke. Davies spends her life helping Boards of Directors protect their businesses, and themselves, from prosecution by taking pre-emptive measures. Anne will go on to moderate the panel session between the following:
- Alistair Hopkins from Berendsen. Health & Safety is in Alistair’s blood and he has implemented practices across the industry for business-as-usual health & safety.
- Frank Everts from Ecolab. As a chemical supply partner staff go onto customer premises every day installing chemical dosing systems, heat exchangers, etc. Safety of their employers, and of their customers, is paramount to their business
- Richard Phillips from London Linen. London Linen have been undergone a large project whilst initiating a new focus on health and safety.