Smooth operators

PUBLISHED: 13:18 28 February 2008 | UPDATED: 15:41 11 May 2010

Amy Lewinton, Jeannie Lewinton, and Michelle Bonfield get ready to help with any pressing engagements.

Amy Lewinton, Jeannie Lewinton, and Michelle Bonfield get ready to help with any pressing engagements.

A laundry business is celebrating after moving to new premises following a boom in demand. Personal ironing and laundry service Wash Me Iron Me, run by Michelle Bonfield, opened the doors of its new John Street, Royston, headquarters, offering customers c

A laundry business is celebrating after moving to new premises following a boom in demand.

Personal ironing and laundry service Wash Me Iron Me, run by Michelle Bonfield, opened the doors of its new John Street, Royston, headquarters, offering customers champagne and food.

It was originally a mobile doorstep pick-up service for people within a 15-mile radius of Royston, but Michelle felt it was time to expand the business.

She said: "We wanted to open a drop-in service in the town.

"A lot of people don't want to be in on a Saturday doing ironing, so it's a service a lot of people use, and we offer a complete range, with a good quality of service at a good price."

"We're also a business that wants to come into the town, rather than leave it, and will be supporting the parking scheme to encourage ­people to shop locally."

Wash Me Iron Me started as a solo effort in 2003 in Barkway, and now employs eight staff, and caters for nearly 400 customers a week.

Michelle has won various business awards, most recently the Royston ­Business Award for Customer Service last November.

The business was also a shortlisted finalist in the 10th Annual Hertfordshire Business Awards, and won the Hertfordshire Rising Stars Business Awards in 2006, as well as figuring prominently in the Crow Business Awards in 2005.

For more information, please call 01763 246655 or visit the website:

www.washmeironme.co.uk

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