Chris Shepherd, the advertisement manager of LCN/LCNi, celebrated 50 years in business publishing on 22 April 2013 and for forty-seven of these he has been involved in the textile care industry.

After leaving school he joined Associated Iliffe Press in London. Initially he worked in the postroom but quickly moved to production and later progressed to sales.
He became advertisement manager of Laundry and Cleaning News in 1984 with the specific brief to increase the journal’s international business.