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 the Barker Group, has been awarded a Royal Warrant for its services to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

Royal Warrants are granted to individuals or companies who have supplied goods or services for more than five years to the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh or the Prince of Wales. The highly-prized Warrant demonstrates excellence and quality.

Commenting on the Royal Warrant, Matthew Barker, managing director and owner of Barker Group since 2000, said: “It is a great honour to be awarded this accolade which is testament to the quality of workmanship and dedication of all my staff. We are blessed with loyal employees and customers who should all enjoy the accreditation that this Royal Warrant represents.”

Barker Group has supplied high quality laundry services to Highgrove House, among other royal residences, for a number of years and the company continues to grow its range and services throughout southern England.

Barker Group provides bespoke traditional laundry and dry cleaning services to households throughout southern England and greater London from its base in Bournemouth.

Barker Laundry is now the largest domestic laundry company in the UK supplying bespoke laundry services for bed linen and table linen in the south as well as specialist starched dress wear services to a worldwide market.