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Meet the WashXpress Team - your family run laundry and irongin service

WashXpress is a family run laundry & ironing business, established in January 2014 by Marie Perry to meet the growing demand for a collection and delivery service for laundry and ironing across Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. Operating from a specially adapted unit near Gamlingay. The unit is equipped with the very latest laundry and ironing equipment. The business has grown significantly since it opened in January 2014, now operating with three collection and delivery vehicles and eight employees, it illustrates the success of the business and the great service WashXpress provide.

Marie Perry is the owner of WashXpress a family run laundry and ironing business

Marie Perry


With over 10 years experience within the laundry and dry cleaning industry. Previously employed by a national dry cleaning company as a Branch Manager running one of the busiest branches in the country. Marie is fully trained and experienced in garment care and is also a fully trained cleanologist.

Pete Handscombe is the owner of WashXpress a family run laundry and ironing business

Pete Handscombe


Pete has worked in various senior managements roles for other companies before starting work full-time for WashXpress. He also possesses business management qualifications which have proved invaluable in the setting up and day to day running of the business.

Kaley Handscombe

Trainee Assistant Manager

Kaley joined the team in 2016 and is still in the early stages of her training. She is a fast learner and keen to learn all the different roles at WashXpress. Kaley was promoted to the position trainee assistant manager in 2019.

WashXpress Assistant Product Manager is Cheryl Day

Cheryl Day

Assistant Production Manager

New to the team in 2019. Cheryl has 13 years experience of working in the laundry and dry cleaning industry, having previously worked for two national dry cleaning companies. Cheryl has a wealth of experience, this combined with an excellent work ethic makes Cheryl a high valued member of the team at WashXpress.

WashXpress laundry and ironing service Linda Perry

Linda Perry

Laundry Operative & Presser

Linda is Marie’s Mum. Linda is our longest serving garment presser, and therefore has all the experience necessary to press garments to the very high standard we demand. You can be sure your clothes are in safe hands with Linda.

Bruce Graves


Bruce has previously worked as a delivery driver for several other businesses before joining WashXpress. He therefore has a great local knowledge and driving experience. Bruce will ensure your garments are safely transported from your home to our unit and back again.

WashXpress laundry and ironing service Gez

Gez Purbrick

Assistant Manager

Gez previously worked as one of our delivery drivers and has since been promoted to Assistant Manager to assist Pete and Marie in the day to day running of the unit, and the associated collection and delivery logistics. Gez also covers the delivery rounds when our usual drivers are on holiday.

WashXpress laundry and ironing service Gary Goldsmith

Gary Goldsmith


Gary joined WashXpress in 2019. Having previously worked as a postman and parcel delivery courier Gary could not be more ideally suited to this position. He has lived locally for many years and therefore knows the area very well. Gary also possesses excellent customer service skills therefore ensuring our customers receive a first class service.

WashXpress laundry and ironing service Clare Collins

Clare Collins

Laundry Operative & Presser

Claire is Marie’s sister, so helps WashXPress to remain a true ‘family business’. Claire has an excellent eye for detail which means her garment pressing is carried out to a very high standard. A reliable and dependable team member.

WashXpress laundry and ironing service Carol Handscombe

Carol Handscombe


Carol is Pete’s Mum. Carol has over 40 years of experience providing clothing alterations and repairs in the Sandy area. Now employed by WashXpress, Carol can use her extensive experience to ensure all alterations are carried out quickly and professionally to ensure your expectations are met.

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