The Skegness Steam Laundry was established in 1883, shortly after the railhead reached the town. It provided a service to the local landed gentry, the general population and particularly to the hotels and boarding houses which were rapidly being built in the area.
During the 1970s, the Company changed from being generalist suppliers of laundry services to specialist suppliers of clean garments to the food processing and manufacturing industries as well as suppliers of linen to the region’s restaurants and hotels.
Responding to interest from the highly demanding pharmaceutical and micro electronics industries, Fenland designed a processing system for garments which were to be worn in Class 10 (ISO 4) and Class 100 (ISO 5) Cleanrooms.
The processing principle was patented and now three plants trading as Micronclean provide this specialist cleanroom service to customers throughout Britain.
In September 1987 the Company became the first laundry to obtain Quality Management System BS 5750 (now BS EN ISO 9001:2008) for its process and garment rental operation.
In 1989 a new barrier laundry was opened at Grantham and updated in 1994 to Cleanroom Class L standards to provide a cost-effective service for Class 10,000 (ISO 7) to Class 100,000 (ISO 8) users in the micro-electronics and pharmaceutical areas that don't require full Cleanroom decontamination.