Operations director at Barnsley-based Wolf Laundry, Emma Toas, has received the Most Influential Commercial Laundry Businesswoman 2023 (UK) Award in Acquisition International’s Influential Businesswoman Awards.

The awards aim to showcase the most outstanding and inspiring businesswomen from around the world and Toas’s win is a true reflection of her hard work and driven determination, says Wolf Laundry.

Acquisition International’s independent judging panel asks that nominees demonstrate expertise within their given field, dedication to client service and satisfaction and above all an ongoing commitment to excellence and quality in a merit-driven approach that gives commendations based on nominees’ own contributions. 

Emma’s award shows not only her own entrepreneurial spirit and influential leadership with over 20 years of experience in developing and implementing innovative and leading-edge strategies in her industry, but also what she gives to commercial laundry expert Wolf. 

Toas said: “I’m elated to be recognised in the Influential Businesswoman Awards and I’d like to thank Wolf Laundry for nominating me. 

“In the last year since joining the Wolf team I have worked to streamline operations ensuring that customers have a consistently positive experience from Wolf.  During this time, I have managed the acquisition of another business, fully integrating both this and another previous acquisition into the Wolf business model. 

“Commercial laundry is a typically male dominated industry however Wolf is lucky to have a number of very capable and talented women among the ranks. I’m incredibly excited about the future and playing a key role in Wolf’s continued growth.”

Dan Riley, director at Wolf Laundry, said: "Huge congratulations are in order to Emma who has been recognised in the Influential Businesswoman Awards. Being able to recognise the achievements of female leaders in our business and in the industry is so important. 

“We hope that Emma continues to be a trailblazer and innovator for Wolf and a role model to others that may follow in her footsteps in our field.”