Peters’ Cleaners was established in Peterborough in February 1963 by Peter Grist and his sons Peter and Paul.
It has been providing dry cleaning and laundry services in Peterborough and Stamford for nearly 60 years. With its pioneering ‘on the spot’ cleaning it quickly earned a reputation for innovation. One it maintains today along with exceptional cleaning and award-winning customer care.
In June of 2016 Vicky Whiter saved it from closure, it had loyal clients, skilled and dedicated staff and a great reputation, but a lack of marketing, and changing consumer behaviour was driving down revenue whilst costs continued to increase- it was losing money.
Peterborough had evolved and the shops were no longer located where our busy customers needed us to be. Having spent 8 years commuting to London, Vicky was aware how challenging it was to get to the dry cleaner and thought there must be a better answer.
It became her mission to deliver a dry cleaning solution for how we live now. No queues, no outdated opening hours, no high prices for low quality, just great service and convenience.
With that in mind, in 2019 after two years of development, Vicky launched the first fully automated 24/7 dry cleaning pod and the second in May 2021 – a staff free ‘shop’ for dropping off dirty clothes and collecting clean ones any time of the day or night.
Where will we go next? Well that’s all coming soon…
Vicky is our owner and MD and is from the Peterborough area.
She runs on a challenge, has a passion for life and gets excited by something reaching its potential, whether it’s a person, a garden or a business.
Every item cleaned is returned to our customers in the best possible condition it can be, on time, every time.
Change dry cleaning… one pod at a time.
OUR 7 STAGES OF CLEANING
Our staff examine every item prior to cleaning to identify any damage. If we see any need of a repair, we contact you to offer the service.
We carefully pre-treat all stains to get the best results and ensure delicates are cleaned separately in a bag to avoid any risk of damage. Any buttons that need protecting are covered to ensure they do not get damaged.
Our policy is to always follow the instructions on the care label but in the rare event we think there is any risk of beads melting or colour running we will call you, prior to cleaning, to talk the risks through with you. You can then make an informed decision on whether dry cleaning is the best process for your item.
After cleaning we press every item to the highest standard using specialist steam equipment. We take pride in ensuring straight crisp creases on trousers and that linings, pockets and collars are correctly pressed. Our longest-serving staff member has been pressing clothes for over 40 years.
Every item is carefully checked with a second set of eye. Stubborn marks and hidden creases are removed.
Woollens are de-bobbled, fur collars groomed and any final bits of fluff etc. removed.
Items are packed in our environmentally friendly packaging.