About

Welcome to PLS

A high quality linen hire and laundry service to the hospitality sector, formerly a family owned business until July 2017 when it became part of Johnson service Group PLC.

In the beginning………

Professional Linen Services was founded in 1996 by Edinburgh restaurateur Alan Hogg.  The laundry began life in Alan’s utility room at home, initially in order to service his two restaurants in the city.  The vision was to provide a high quality product with an emphasis on customer service.  This proved to be a winning combination as the business soon began to build a steady customer base in the restaurant and guest house sector and the decision was made in 1997 – no doubt much to the Hogg family’s relief – to move out of the utility room and into a small industrial unit in Leith.

Onwards and upwards…..

In 2000, PLS entered the hotel linen rental sector with the acquisition of the linen hire contract for Edinburgh’s iconic 134 bedrooms, Point Hotel (a contract we still hold today although the hotel is now a Doubletree by Hilton).  This necessitated a move to our current location in Bonnyrigg on the outskirts of Edinburgh where continued expansion saw us purchase an adjoining unit in 2008 and build a link between the two units in 2015 which doubled the size of our operational space.  Today, PLS is a modern, well equipped laundry facility producing circa 400,000 pieces of linen per week at peak season and delivering daily to over 180 customers.

And the journey continues………

In July 2017 the business was acquired by the highly respected Johnson Service Group PLC, one of the largest textile rental companies in the UK with a view to extending the geographical reach of their prestigious hotel linen services across Scotland and the north east of England. The experienced management team at PLS combined with the resources of Johnson group will continue to invest in plant, equipment, people and processes to ensure the the highest levels of service that our customers have come to rely on.