Matt Tate appointed new Chief Technical Officer

Posted on 21-Oct-2016

As CLEAN prepares for the opening of its brand new world-class super laundry this autumn, Matt Tate has been appointed as Chief Technical Officer to support the UK’s second largest hospitality flatwork provider as it continues to grow.

Matt Tate appointed new Chief Technical Officer

Matt possesses a plethora of skills with a wide range of experience in IT infrastructure, including the management of large enterprise projects. Working on tight service delivery targets, Matt has previously had to expand support teams into worldwide locations to support 24/7 operations, and holds a wealth of experience in managing businesses that have grown exponentially.

The appointment of Matt comes at a time when CLEAN is expanding, investing and steadily marching forward on its journey to achieve ‘everyday excellence’ in all areas of the business.

With an extensive technical and customer orientated background, Matt will be a key feature in the development and growth of the company as the team continuously improves and develops its processes and procedures to provide a superior service. Coming from a client facing, supplier background, Matt has regularly seen the challenges that companies face whilst using technology to drive the business forward, and his wide range of experience in both application and infrastructure roll outs will help push CLEAN towards becoming the linen supplier of choice for the hospitality industry.

Matt’s new role within the business will involve the management of all internal reporting systems, analysing raw data from the business that will provide insight and enable the continual improvement of systems and processes, and the supervision of the intricate laundry management systems that are in place at each of CLEAN’s 10 national laundries.

CLEAN’s recent internal investments and acquisitions have propelled them to being a business that is able to deliver five million linen items and 130,000 workwear items to its 5,500 customers each week.

With the customer experience the number one consideration, the technical aspect of the business is of paramount importance to ensure efficiency and accuracy is at the core of everything CLEAN does.


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Winner of The Green Apple Bronze Award in 2017 for Environmental Best Practice Service Industries category for our project 'Developing a Super-laundry'. Winner of ‘Most Innovative Company’ 2017 at the Laundry And Drycleaning Awards (LADAs) recognising companies, individuals, services and products that showcase a new level of customer service and professionalism within the industry. Awarded the ‘Sustainable Supplier’ title at the 2017 Footprint Awards; recognising organisations at every stage in the food supply chain from growers, producers, manufacturers and distributors, through to all hospitality and foodservice operators in both public and private sectors, their suppliers and other stakeholders. CLEAN has joined the list of inspirational British companies to feature as a 2016 finalist in the Amazon Growing Business Awards 2016: shortlist in the 'Company of the Year – Larger Firm category'. Winner of ‘Commercial Laundry of the Year’ 2016 at the Laundry And Drycleaning Awards (LADAs) recognising companies, individuals, services and products that showcase a new level of customer service and professionalism within the industry. Winner of The Green Apple Gold Award in 2015 for Environmental Best Practice for our Environmental Improvement project 'Eco-friendly laundry services focused on creating sustainability'. RoSPA Gold Merit Award (achieving Gold Standard for a 6th consecutive year). The award recognises the achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.