Starting an Ironing Service

  • Price: £5.99
  • Published: December 2015
  • Type: Business Opportunity Profile
  • Format: PDF
  • What qualifications and skills are required?
  • What are the key market issues and trends?
  • What are the main trading issues?
  • Legislation
  • Further information

Ironing services press clothing, bedding, curtains and table linen for a range of commercial and individual customers and often provide a collection and delivery service. Typical commercial customers include pubs, restaurants and caf├ęs, residential care homes, private schools, hotels, guest houses and B & Bs, function venues, sports teams, health clubs and spas and linen hire services. Other potential customers include members of the emergency and uniformed services (police, ambulance, fire, the military and nursing staff).

This type of business is usually run from a home base, often alongside other domestic cleaning, clothing alteration or laundry services, although more established ironing services often operate from small industrial or commercial premises.

This profile provides information about starting up and operating an ironing service. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information.

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