Lymm Truckwash celebrates 55 years in business


LYMM Truckwash Ltd – the largest and oldest truck wash in Europe – is celebrating 55 years since it first opened in 1967.

To celebrate its 55th anniversary, they hosted a Driver Day event, offering its drivers, office-based customers and industry professionals’ freebie goodie bags, cakes and a charity raffle.

Laura Cardwell, Managing Director of Lymm Truckwash, comments: “We had such a fantastic day hosting this event and celebrating our 55th anniversary with our customers. Our committed and loyal staff along with the many drivers and customers that came along made the day a real success and celebration.”

“55 years is a huge milestone for both my family and team and we are so grateful for all of the support we’ve received from our customers over the years, this event was really a big thank you to them.”

The charity raffle will be running until June for the chance to win a Jubilee hamper. Proceeds will be split between men’s mental health charities, Andy’s Man Club and Mind.

Tickets are being sold at the Lymm Truckwash kiosk for a £1 strip or can be purchased by calling the office on 01925 754586. The winner will be announced via Facebook at the end of June.

The team also climbed Snowdon on Sunday 8th May to raise vital funds for The Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

Laura comments: “We aimed to raise £1000 for our Snowdown climb and smashed this by reaching £1844! Thank you to all for your support, we are still aching now!”

Lymm Truckwash washes more than 60,000 trucks a year for customers throughout the UK and across Europe, ranging from owner-drivers to major fleet operators such as DHL, Manfreight, BM Transport, Hoyer, XPO and GXO.

A family-owned business, Lymm Truckwash was first started by husband and wife team John and Anne Cardwell in 1967.

In 2014, daughter Laura Cardwell became a Director of the firm, later buying the business in 2018 when her parents retired. Laura took the reins at a key turning point in the company’s history, as it invested £2.3million in relocating to a new, purpose-built site at Poplar Park, just 100 metres from its previous base at Lymm Services, near Warrington.

The relocation meant Lymm Truckwash could offer an even better experience for drivers. This was thanks to the installation of state-of-the-art equipment and point of sale system at a more convenient site, as well as secure the long-term future of the company’s staff and their families.

As a woman in the male-dominated HGV industry Laura has been determined to help make the sector more accessible. She has also been a vital mouthpiece for the industry helping to raise awareness around driver issues such as the importance of keeping rest stops open throughout the pandemic and tackling the stigma around mental health.

To find out more about Lymm Truckwash, please visit:

Customers can also follow the company on Twitter: @LymmTruckWash, and on Facebook:, both supply regular updates and competitions to win a free wash and other merchandise.


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