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Matthew Barker catches up with yachtswoman Pip Hare. (16th July 2020)

Matthew Barker catches up with yachtswoman Pip Hare. (16th July 2020)

PREPARING FOR THE VENDEE GLOBE: Matthew Barker catches up with yachtswoman Pip Hare to see how her preparations are going. A lovely conversation between the two! Barker Business Dry Cleaning and Laundry is proud to be a part of the Business Syndicate supporting Pip...

Barker Group expands and launches ‘Barker Room Service`

Barker Group expands and launches ‘Barker Room Service`

Dorset based Barker Group, the largest domestic laundry in the UK and a leading specialists Dry Cleaner, has launched a new arm to its delivery services, called ‘Barker Room Service.’ MD, Matthew Barker said “The ‘Barker Room Service’ was conceived from much valued...

Barker promotes contactless Dry Cleaning & Laundry service​

Barker promotes contactless Dry Cleaning & Laundry service​

Dorset based Barker, the largest domestic laundry in the UK and a leading specialists Dry Cleaner, is promoting its contactless dry cleaning and laundry services and advises its clients that effective laundering and dry cleaning will help to kill Coronavirus germs. MD...

Barker Group supports MYTime Young Carers Employability Programme

Barker Group supports MYTime Young Carers Employability Programme

Barker is supporting MyTime Young Carers Employability Programme. MyTime is a Dorset charity providing young carers with support, friendship and opportunities. The Employability Programme seeks to support young adult carers, aged 18 to 25, who are currently not...

Barker laundry wins £25,000 low carbon grant funding

Barker laundry wins £25,000 low carbon grant funding

Dorset based Barker, the largest domestic laundry in the UK and a leading specialists Dry Cleaner, has received a low carbon grant funding award of £25,000, allocated by Dorset Council’s ‘Low Carbon Dorset’ programme. ‘Low Carbon Dorset’ is a 3-year programme of...

20 Questions: Matthew Barker takes the hot seat

20 Questions: Matthew Barker takes the hot seat

Each week Dorset Business News features a member of Dorset’s business community and asks them for answers to our part fun/part serious questionnaire. This week they featured our very own Managing Director, Matthew Barker. His first record was a ‘rubbish’ single by...

Matthew Barker joins MyTime Charity team to bring festive cheer

Matthew Barker joins MyTime Charity team to bring festive cheer

Barker’s Managing Director and Chair of Trustees for MyTime, Matt Barker, recently joined the rest of the MyTime team to get into the festive spirit. MYTime provides young carers with a break at its outdoor centre in Worth Matravers, Dorset. It’s an opportunity for...

MYTime Chair of Trustees Matthew Barker welcomes Krista to new role

MYTime Chair of Trustees Matthew Barker welcomes Krista to new role

Krista Cartlidge is settling into her role as Executive Director at MYTime Young Carers Charity. Matthew Barker, Managing Director of barker and Chair of Trustees at MYTime Young Carers Charity, said: “We are delighted to welcome Krista on board. “The charity has...

Barker supports Vendee Globe competitor Pip Hare

Barker supports Vendee Globe competitor Pip Hare

Barker in Dorset has offered its support to the 2020 Vendee Globe competitor, Pip Hare, by signing up as an official partner. The successful sailor and marine journalist, who hails from Poole, will be lining up in November 2020, along with 30 international skippers to...

Mags 4 Dorset: Barker’s laundry is fit for a prince

Mags 4 Dorset: Barker’s laundry is fit for a prince

A Bournemouth-based firm has become one of only 160 companies in the world to receive royal approval, for supplying a high quality laundry service to the family home of the Prince of Wales. Local laundry and dry cleaning service, Anthony A Barker Ltd, better known as...

LCN: barker sees big rise in demand for stiff collars

LCN: barker sees big rise in demand for stiff collars

The Barker Group in Bournemouth, Dorset, is reporting a huge increase in demand for its traditional starched-collar service. The laundry now processes around 80,000 stiff collars a year for clients all over the world, who include royalty, the judiciary and the...