The Textile Care Allied Trades Association (TCATA) announced on Monday 12 August that David Cotter, the association’s CEO, died suddenly on Friday 9 August. He was 64.

The international association represents manufacturers and distributors of drycleaning and laundry equipment and supplies. Cotter became its CEO in 1993.

A statement by TCATA said: “We appreciate your support during these difficult times and will release details of services for David if they become available.”