"We are extremely proud" - Dorset company is one of just 138 firms to receive the King's Warrant

Matthew Barker, Managing Director, Barker Laundry & Dry Cleaning.

By Andrew Diprose [email protected]

Published: May 13, 2024 | Updated: 13th May 2024

“We are extremely proud to receive this accolade from the Monarch.”

The words of Matthew Barker, Managing Director of Barker Laundry & Dry Cleaning.

He was speaking after Buckingham Palace announced that the Dorset-based company has received the King’s Warrant.

The mark of recognition is for people or companies who have regularly supplied goods or services to the Royal Household.

The announcement followed a review of companies granted royal warrants by the monarch when he was the Prince of Wales.

Barker Laundry & Dry Cleaning is one of 138 firms who were again given the special status now he is King.

Another seven were named as holders by him and his wife.

Royal Warrant holders represent a huge cross-section of trade and industry.

They range from individual craftspeople to global multi-nationals, dry cleaners to fishmongers and agricultural machinery to computer software.

Matthew said: “We are extremely proud to receive this accolade from the Monarch.

“We were awarded a Prince of Wales Royal Warrant back in 2015 and today’s announcement is brilliant news for us to continue with our royal recognition.

“As ever, it’s a great thank you to all our staff for providing a consistently high quality of service.

“I’d like to offer my huge and sincere thanks to all the amazing team at Barker Laundry & Dry Cleaning.

“As a King’s Warrant Holder we are looking forward to displaying the Royal Arms.”

Barker is in good company.

Among those who have retained warrant status are luxury jewellers Cartier, Garrard & Co and Mappin & Webb, champagne producer Laurent-Perrier, whisky distiller D Johnston & Co and high-end supermarket Waitrose.

Also in the group are fashion house Burberry, Saville Row tailors Anderson and Sheppard and Gieves and Hawkes, shirt makers Turnbull & Asser and car manufacturers Aston Martin Lagonda, Bentley, Audi and Jaguar Land Rover.

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