£20,000 now raised for Scope!

Thanks to your generosity, we have now collected over 3,000 kg of donated clothing for our charity partner Scope since we started working together in 2012, raising almost £20,000 from sales in their charity shops. Amazing!

Scope uses this money to support disabled people and their families, providing residential care, supported independent living schemes, short breaks, and employment and training. You can find out more about our work with Scope on their website, here:


Christmas Closure Dates

On behalf of the whole LR team, we’d like to wish you a Merry Christmas and thank you for your custom in 2013.

We’ll be having a short break over the festive period, so our final day of deliveries before the holiday will be Christmas Eve (Tuesday, December 24th), and we’ll be starting up again on Thursday, January 2nd.

To ensure your order is back before the break, please place your order by this Friday, December 20th with Standard Service, or by 11am on Monday, December 24th with Next Day Service.

LaundryRepublic makes headlines on News on the Block

This year, LaundryRepublic was a finalist at the HP Smart Business Awards 2013. We’re very proud to say that this has now made headlines at ‘News on the Block’, the UK’s leading publication for flat owners!

You can read all about it here:

You can also see our blog post about the awards at: http://blog.laundryrepublic.com/2013/10/18/laundryrepublic-finalists-at-the-hp-smart-business-awards-2013.

LaundryRepublic, finalists at the HP Smart Business Awards 2013

Laundry Republic was a  finalist in the Innovation category at the second annual HP Smart Business Awards, which recognise the contribution of small and medium sized businesses to the UK economy.

It’s been a busy year for LaundryRepublic. Earlier in the year, LaundryRepublic was named in the Accelerate 250, a group of the fastest growing businesses in the UK. Founders David Lambert and Ian Walker were invited to Accelerate 2013 where LaundryRepublic was recognised by Wikipedia Founder, Jimmy Wales, as an example of a high-potential online business whose disruptive innovation is transforming an age-old model to better suit the needs and lifestyles of customers.

Here’s what co-founders David Lambert and Ian Walker have to say about their company’s latest award nomination: “We are honoured to be finalists for the award among so many fast-growing businesses. It’s great to see the value of small, growing businesses recognised as a vital part of the current economy. It has been a very exciting couple of years for us, and everyone at LaundryRepublic is delighted at our inclusion among the list of nominees.”

The HP Smart Business Awards ceremony was held at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London on 15th October.

Pictures of the event: https://www.facebook.com/pages/LaundryRepublic/

Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, speaks about LaundryRepublic at Accelerate 2013

We finally got the clip from the video where Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, speaks to Michael Hayman about LaundryRepublic and the future of online business, at Accelerate 2013, Liverpool, UK, 27.06.13. The clip is courtesy of Accelerate 2013 and Seven Hills.

With thanks to Jimmy Wales and Michael Hayman.

We are very proud!


LaundryRepublic, one of the UK’s fastest growing businesses

A couple of weeks ago Ian Walker and David Lambert, the founders of LaundryRepublic, were invited to Accelerate 2013, a flagship event aimed at celebrating Britain’s business champions and their impact on the British economy. LaundryRepublic was named in the Accelerate 250, a group of the fastest growing businesses in the UK.

David and Ian received inspirational advice from business luminaries including Lastminute.com founder Martha Lane Fox, Cobra Beer chairman Lord Bilimoria, General Sir Mike Jackson, former Chief of the General Staff, and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales. In his keynote speech to the conference, Jimmy singled out LaundryRepublic as an example of the future of online business, having joined our laundry revolution at his home in London!

The LR team is very proud of their founders and I wanted to share with you their impressions of the day:

Ian: “Being selected as one of the UK’s fastest growing small businesses was great, but learning from the experiences of famous entrepreneurs speaking was even better. Being pointed out in the crowd and recognised by Jimmy Wales as an example of a company applying technology to transform a traditional industry was brilliant. Networking with other small businesses was very useful – lots of shared experiences and challenges to discuss!”

David: “It was tremendously exciting to be surrounded by other fast-growing, dynamic companies at Accelerate 2013. Getting to hear speakers of the calibre of Lord Bilimoria and Doug Richard was an invaluable experience, and quite inspiring. And of course it was a personal highlight to have our company, LaundryRepublic, singled out by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales as an example of the future of online business!”

From the LR team thank you very much to all of our customers who are making our laundry revolution possible!

Survey results and prize draw winner

Almost 350 of you completed our survey – thank you for a fantastic response! The results were fascinating, and you showed strong demand for a special gym kit service. We’ll be introducing this within the next couple of months – watch this space!

In the meantime, we’re delighted to announce the winner of our prize draw: Nina Newbery, who uses LR at her gym near Regents Park. She wins £100 to spend on dry cleaning and laundry – congratulations Nina!

Washed, Dried, and Folded Laundry Service

Boris & Steffi

We’ve added two new friends to the LR team! Let me introduce you to Boris and Steffi, our new Teutonic washing machine and dryer pairing. They are top of the range Bosch machines designed to produce very high quality results. They are also very energy and water efficient (A+++ for the washing machines), while producing excellent results at lower temperatures.

They are part of a range of improvements we are carrying out to provide an even higher standard of care for our wonderful customers’ clothes. You may have also noticed that we are using a new detergent with better cleaning power, and have improved the way your clothes are packaged and returned to you. Our new parcel paper is thicker and better quality and ensures that your washed, dried and folded laundry comes back in a neat, nicely wrapped package finished off with our branded tape.

Would you like to try our upgraded Washed, Dried, and Folded Laundry Service? We’re offering £5 off a standard load (up to 6kg) and £10 off a large load (6 – 12 kg) until July 6th. Simply enter the code LAUNDSW19 in the voucher code box when you place an order at LaundryRepublic.com.