Profile: Ian Walker, Laundry Republic

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Our next event is here already! We're looking forward to seeing you all again at Cubana tonight.


The last of our sponsors to feature in a profile is Ian Walker of Laundry Republic. Ian is a great guy with a fantastic service and he'll be delighted to talk to you at Cubana tonight.


As ever if you are interested in featuring on one of our profiles please go get in touch with us.



Name:  Ian Walker

Company: Laundry Republic

Position: Co-Founder

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What services does your company provide: LaundryRepublic offers 24/7 dry cleaning in your building, saving you time! We're a great amenity for residents, who can use our service any time through secure lockers or their concierge. We work closely with all the large developers and managing agents in London.


What are the Unique Selling Points of your company:  Our service allows customers to drop off their dry cleaning and laundry any time, day or night - no fiddling with collection and delivery windows, it's seamless. We do all the cleaning ourselves, in our state of the art facility in Balham - no shipping customers' clothes out to local dry cleaners! We're eco-friendly too, using Miele WetCare as a green alternative to dry cleaning, biodegradable polythene packaging, and our charity clothing donation partnership with Scope generates £1000+ per month for charity.


What are the key aspects of your job role: My responsibilities are business development and finances, while my co-founder covers operations, marketing, and tech. I lead a sales team of 5, developing relationships with London's leading managing agents and developers. And I need to make sure the numbers are in order. Finally, I share responsibility for investor relations, HR, and wider company initiatives.


Why should people get in touch with you: If you're an innovative property manager who wants to offer residents a fantastic amenity (at no cost or work for yourself), contact me! ...


What sports do you follow/what teams do you support/what hobbies do you take part in: Nowadays with young twins I focus on keeping fit - kettlebell classes twice per week and running around Clapham Common. That's all I can manage! Eventually I would love to return to squash, sailing, and taekwondo.


Favourite drink: A nice cold ice cold IPA.


Where did you last go on holiday: An all-inclusive German sports resort on Fuerteventura with the twins. Think loads of catamaran sailing, walks on the beach, and saunas full of sweaty naked Germans. And all-day childcare - YES!


Interesting fact about yourself : The furthest I have sailed from dry land is 2000 miles - and then we nearly hit an oil rig.


A goal you have set for yourself: Grow LaundryRepublic into London's largest - but still best quality - dry cleaner, by making sure we always deliver what we promise. And ditch my beer belly, of course.



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