Source: Scotland – City of Perth
Councillor Andrew Parrott said Fishers’ plans indicate the hospitality sector has turned a corner after two years of Coronavirus restrictions.
Fishers closed their Perth site in May 2020 due the impact of lockdown on the hospitality industry.
But with the sector open once again, the Cupar-based firm has recommissioned its plant at Inveralmond and is now recruiting 80 staff.
It expects to be washing, drying and ironing more than two million items a week over the summer period.
Councillor Parrott said: “Tourism and hospitality are vital to the economy of Perth and Kinross.
“Between 2017 and 2019 tourism expenditure was nearly £400 million a year, which supports businesses and jobs across Perth and Kinross.
“It is incredibly heartening to see Fishers re-opening the laundry in Perth. Not only is this bringing 80 jobs back to Perth, it also demonstrates faith in the recovery and revitalisation of our hospitality sector.”
Councillor Parrott added: “Nobody can downplay the challenges of the past couple of years, but we are committed to making Perth and Kinross a place with something to offer everyone.
“Events like the Mod in October and the opening of the new museum at City Hall in 2024 will build on our tourism offer and bring thousands more visitors to Perth and Kinross.”
Fishers is part of the Canadian company K-Bro Linen Inc buts its roots are in Highland Perthshire.
Councillor Parrott added: “Fishers was founded in Aberfeldy in 1900 so I am delighted it once again has a base in Perth and Kinross.”