Stuart joins Barker as Retail Manager
Stuart Barker has joined Barker as its new Retail Manager, looking after the business’ 4 laundry and dry-cleaning shops across Dorset.
Barker is the largest domestic laundry in the UK and a leading, award-winning specialists Dry Cleaner.
Stuart has a diverse level of experience within the sector, having joined the industry at the age of just 15. He has worked in the Midlands, Yorkshire and Central London, before relocating to Dorset some 20 years ago.
Barker MD Matthew Barker said, “We are delighted to welcome Stuart on board to Barker. We have lots of upcoming plans within the business over the coming months and Stuart will be a much-valued member of the team.”
Stuart added, “I’m really looking forward to the opportunities and challenges ahead, we’re currently working on several projects and seeking to maximise the efficiency of the business. I am enjoying working with such a great team and ensuring that our branches continue to deliver the outstanding customer service that Barker is known for.”
Barker is a high-quality fabric care and manufacturing business specialising in the improvement of established markets, from laundry to shirt making. Fully traceable, ethically grown and woven cotton of the highest quality is used to manufacture its bed linen range whilst also being the global leader in the supply of starched dress wear to the legal profession and the film, TV and theatre industries. Their work can be seen in Downton Abbey, Peaky Blinders and Mr Selfridge, to name just a few. Barker are now the largest domestic laundry in the UK and a leading specialists Dry Cleaner, with a heritage dating back to 1861.
In 2021 Barker won the ‘Responsible Business’ Awards Category in the LADA’s – the Laundry, dry cleaning and textile care industry awards, run by the publication, ‘Laundry & Cleaning Today’.