Hiring table or bed linen is a cost-effective and efficient way to manage linen stocks, says Johnson Stalbridge Linen Services, which provides linen, chefswear and laundry services to the hospitality sector.
The hire route gives operators access to a wide range of colours, allows them to keep abreast of changes in style and design and gives them the flexibility to cater for short-notice or high-number events without needing to stockpile "just in case" back-up linen.
The company's sales and marketing director, David Hill, adds that any hire agreement should include a quality laundry service.
"You may spend a long time choosing the right look for your establishment, but if the table linen is not processed and cleaned properly, it could look shabby and give a negative impression," said Hill. "And critically, with tableware, you have the added risk of cross-contamination so it has to be cleaned to the right specification."
The company is offering all Caterer readers who are new, independent customers, a 15% discount on its service plus a free, no-obligation survey of their linen and laundry requirements.
For more information about Stalbridge, call 01747 857609 or visit www.stalbridge-linen.com