The National Bed Federation (NBF) was named winner of the ESG* Initiative of the Year at the Trade Association Awards 2024 on Thursday evening.

Revenue continued to climb for beds specialist Archers Sleepcentre in the first complete 12-month period since its managing director led a buyout of the business in late 2021.

A fall in the final two months of last year was not enough to prevent mattress imports from reaching an all-time high in 2023 — the tenth consecutive year they have increased on a value basis.

The National Bed Federation has announced Anton Du Beke, star of BBC light entertainment programme Strictly Come Dancing, as the host of its 2024 Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony.

The Lancashire company run by the family who resurrected the direct-to-consumer (DTC) mattress brand Brook + Wilde last year maintained 2022/23 profits, despite falling sales.

Sealy U.K., the bed manufacturing joint venture between Tempur Sealy International and Dyer Holdings, has become a corporate member of The Furniture Makers' Company, the industry charity and livery company.

A West Yorkshire-based investment company with holdings in both mattress manufacturing and bed retailing booked high Covid-era profits according to its first full-disclosure financial statements.

U.S. headquartered conglomerate has provided more details about the restructuring of its operations that was first announced in January.

Vispring, the Devon bed maker whose products sell at the top end of the mass market, will open its previously-signposted second London showroom next month.

Category demand for beds is stabilising according to the CEO of Tempur Sealy International (TSI), the world's largest bedding company and owner of U.K. retailer Dreams.

The number of U.K. bed manufacturers has increased by almost two-thirds since 2017, though the majority remain micro-enterprises with fewer than 10 employees and sales under £500,000.

There is no change of landlord for Bensons for Beds' manufacturing operations in Cambridgeshire despite the sale of the factory propco by Bensons' owner Alteri Investors last year.

Longtime bed industry executive Jason Lowdon is joining Kent bed maker Sleepeezee with a brief to further develop its overseas business as export director.

The owner of direct-to-consumer and wholesale mattress brand Nectar Sleep pumped more cash into the U.K. business in the post-pandemic period as revenue fell sharply and impacted the bottom line.

HM Revenue & Customs is the only material creditor of Dream Therapy, the Batley bed maker whose insolvency was announced earlier this week.

National Bed Month will have a new theme this March with the National Bed Federation (NBF) to position the bed as a 'miracle product' that can have a positive impact on health and wellbeing.

The family founders of the Duvalay beds and mattresses business have created a new group restructure, uniting all four of their brands under the Raskelf Group umbrella.

Experienced furniture industry manufacturing executive Chris Box has been appointed managing director at Dreamworks Beds, the Gallery Direct-owned mattress maker.

A bed maker with a factory showroom in Batley has been placed into the hands of restructuring advisors within months of recording mid six-figure profits.

Direct-to-consumer and wholesale mattress brand Casper Sleep has appointed Joe Megibow, the former CEO at competitor Purple Innovation, as its new chief executive.

The value of foam and sprung mattress imports arriving into the U.K. declined in November despite a large upswing in Tempur products landing at U.K. ports.

Components supplier Leggett & Platt is to reduce its bedding manufacturing and distribution footprint as part of a programme of restructuring measures designed to cut costs and boost profits.

Bed manufacturer Sealy United Kingdom booked a larger deficit last year as the tough market contributed to revenue declining by more than a fifth.

The U.K. arm of mattress spring maker Leggett & Platt maintained double-digit net margin despite absorbing rising costs and enduring a weaker bed market here after pandemic restrictions were eased.

The National Bed Federation (NBF), the trade association for the U.K. bed industry, is signposting where consumers can dispose of old mattresses with a dedicated website providing local recycling options.

Mattress and bedding company Mammoth Sit and Sleep will bring in a number of new managers this month ahead of plans to invest in new distribution and display assets.

Earning power and cash accumulation continued to build at Highgrove Beds through the immediate post-pandemic period as revenue climbed to record levels.

Vita Group, the diversified industrial giant with operations spanning the supply of foam to the manufacture of finished mattresses and underlay, booked lower profits in post-pandemic trading, just-filed consolidated accounts show.

Direct-to-consumer and wholesale mattress and ancillary products company Simba Sleep has agreed a seven-figure, one year partnership with Channel 5 in what was described as the channel's largest-ever sponsorship deal.

Easy Rest Beds, the family-owned company behind the Barker & Finch brand, says it hopes to create additional employment and invest in increased manufacturing capacity through 2024.

A vendor of mattresses, divans, headboards and bed sets sold via the Amazon marketplace platform has ceased trading and been placed into liquidation.

A focus on working down stock and finding cost savings helped Burnley bed maker and furniture distributor Sweet Dreams generate cash and cut debt in the year to March 31, 2023.

The CEO of Simba Sleep says the mattress brand is working closely with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to ensure best practice after the U.K.'s competition regulator launched an investigation into whether the company is misleading consumers.

Foam and sprung mattress imports into the U.K. climbed for the fourth straight month in October, reaching the second highest level in history.

Tony Lisanti is stepping down as Airsprung Group chief executive, with oversight of the bed and upholstery manufacturer passing to chief operating officer Tean Dallaway.

The take-private deal of mainland European retail and wholesale group Beter Bed Holding by a venture capital group is substantially complete after almost all existing shareholders agreed to tender their shares.

The West Yorkshire company behind the Bedmaster mattress and beds manufacturing brand invested heavily in stock last year in a period where sales were flat and profits declined.

Wooden beds and mattress vertical Get Laid Beds continued to rack up class-leading profits through 2022/23 as high export demand mitigated weaker figures from the U.K.

Beds market leader Dreams has launched a programme of beds and bedroom furniture in partnership with X Rocker, the global gaming furniture brand.

Revenue returned closer to pre-pandemic levels for Suffolk bed maker Mansion House Bedding Group through 2022/23 thanks to increased demand from the contract sector. Profits declined on higher costs and investment.

Home and garden retail giant IKEA has launched a mattress recycling scheme in partnership with The Furniture Recycling Group.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) has issued an urgent call to bed manufacturers and retailers to watch out for and report fraudulent emails purporting to be from the trade association.

Vertically-integrated bed manufacturer Naturalmat has opened its first store in the North of England after taking a former Laura Ashley home furnishings and fashion unit.

Foam and sprung mattress imports into the U.K. were higher for the third consecutive month on a year-on-year basis in September.

Dorlux, the 104-year-old bed brand that has been largely absent from the U.K. market for most of the past decade, is set to return.

Devon bed maker Vispring is following the launch of its flagship central London showroom with the addition of a second, further west.

Global Components (UK), the West Yorkshire based bed, mattress and upholstered furniture components supplier, booked lower profits last year on rising costs and falling revenue.

Airsprung Group has restructured its management team with new group roles for the managing directors of its Airsprung Beds and Gainsborough Beds business units.

YouTube review adverts extolling the virtues of Emma mattresses from a website controlled by an Emma Sleep subsidiary have fallen foul of marketing guidelines, the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled.

A North West based manufacturer of contract quality beds and mattresses for the hotel, leisure, care and education industries has been placed into liquidation, leaving seven-figure debts.

Former England footballer David Beckham has signed to become a brand ambassador for premium bedding brand Tempur Sealy in its Asia-Pacific markets.

Leggett & Platt, the diversified industrial conglomerate best known here for supplying mattress components, said worldwide bedding sales continued to trend down in the third quarter as demand remained weak.

Fifth generation bed manufacturer Harrison Spinks has joined the Wild Ingleborough programme, a multi-partner, landscape-scale conservation project working with the local community to bring about nature’s recovery in parts of North Yorkshire and within the Yorkshire Dales.

West Yorkshire mattress maker Dura Beds booked lower profits last year as rising sales and wider gross margin were negated by higher costs elsewhere in the business.

Beds retail market leader Dreams has launched a new £4 million brand campaign featuring Gillian Anderson, the Hollywood actor who starred in the X-Files and movies including The Last King of Scotland.

Selling an underutilised area of its vast Trowbridge factory site along with other plant and equipment generated £10.9 million in cash for the Airsprung beds and upholstery group through 2022/23, masking a decline in underlying profits.

Digital-led multichannel retailer MattressNextDay will host the first U.K. shop-in-shop concept from Emma Sleep when it launches its new flagship store in Kent later this autumn.

The value of Chinese mattresses arriving into the U.K. doubled in August in a rise out of step with the year-to-date trend.

Simba Sleep has returned to profit at the EBITDA line this year with CEO and co-founder Steve Reid saying the direct-to-consumer and wholesale bed brand is continuing to put the building blocks in place for international expansion.

Kent bed maker Sleepeezee says it is well placed ahead of the final weeks of 2023 as it looks to maintain top and bottom momentum achieved through last year that helped it outperform its peers.

Tempur Sealy International, the world's largest bedding company and one of the principal actors in the U.K. beds market, has closed a $1.65 billion (£1.34bn) refinancing of its credit facilities, extending its debt maturities.

The joint venture that acquired Sealy U.K. three years ago has taken total investment in the Cumbria bed maker to approaching ten times the initial outlay that was made to buy the operation off Silentnight Group.

Tempur U.K. achieved record sales in 2022 after flat wholesale revenue was buoyed by an increase in the performance of its own-showroom network.

North East sofa maker and retailer Delcor has partnered Leeds manufacturer Harrison Spinks to launch an updated premium beds programme across an initial three stores and online.

The entity that was until earlier this year the U.K. operating company of bed retailer Sleep. 8 booked a large seven-figure deficit as it expanded its South East footprint last year.

The Vita Group, the diversified industrial giant that produces block foam, finished mattresses and flooring underlay, has appointed Omar Hoek as its new chief executive.

A mattress maker that sold beds direct to the public from its own factory showroom in Nottingham has ceased trading and been placed into liquidation.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) presented Jessica Alexander, whose career with the trade association spans 37 years, with a surprise Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bed Show Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony last week.

Beds and sofas group Airsprung has consolidated production after moving its Cavendish Upholstery manufacturing operations to its Trowbridge headquarters.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) will look to encourage a new generation of young people into the U.K. and Irish bed industry after creating a recruitment video targeting school leavers and university graduates.

The closure of West Yorkshire mattress manufacturer Diamond Beds leaves financial and trade creditors facing a shortfall on their outstanding debts.

A Somerset based group whose activities span mattress production to the sale of bedroom cabinet furniture via online marketplaces booked a loss last year after sterling dropped in the aftermath of "the disastrous mini-Budget."

Beds market leader Dreams opened up its Oldbury factory on Thursday to celebrates the 20th anniversary of mattress production at the West Midlands site.

Ecommerce retailer Bed Kingdom has opened a large new West Yorkshire warehouse that will enable the fast-growing company to offer an improved service and shorter lead times.

The mattress market will decline at a shallower rate online than in the sector at large through 2023, according to new research by a leading global authority on furniture and furnishings.

Receivers have taken control of part of a Lancashire mattress factory in an effort to recover funds for creditors, almost three years since the last known trading company operating from the site folded.

A property sale helped boost cash at the group behind the Adjustamatic Beds business and Varimatic furniture brand last year against a background of tougher trading conditions.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) last night crowned the winners of its 2023 Bed Industry Awards at the Bed Show Gala Dinner in Telford, as well as recognising the career of its longtime executive director Jessica Alexander.

The CEO at Beales has retaken control of the department store retailer, ending its spell in the same corporate group as home furnishings chain Fabb Furniture.

Mattress brand Brook + Wilde is back after its new owner relaunched its ecommerce platform with a revised logotype and updated url, both reflecting its new corporate name.

Land of Beds has relaunched its ecommerce website after a 12-month project led by its in-house software team and using its own proprietary technology.

National retail chain Oak Furnitureland has launched its first upholstered storage bed range after a pilot programme that saw a near four-fold rise in online bed sales.

Silentnight, already the U.K.'s biggest bed maker, could become more than three times the size of its next largest equivalent after massive sales growth through the early months of its 2023/24 financial year.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) is to research how the industry can measure the cleanliness of reused and recycled materials from beds and mattresses thanks to a knowledge transfer partnership (KTP) with Manchester Metropolitan University (ManMet).

Mattress imports returned to growth in July with the product category on track for a new record high over the course of a full year despite inconsistent figures through 2023 so far.

The upstream mattress and upholstery supply chain has limited bad debt exposure following the reorganisation at the motion furniture group behind the MiBed and Hestia brands, according to new statutory filings.

The Dewsbury beds manufacturer behind the Komfet brand has filed for insolvency leaving creditors facing a forecast shortfall of approaching £2 million.

The largest owner of IKEA stores worldwide is expanding mattress recycling to more European markets but says not enough is being done to disincentivise others from incinerating old goods.

High-end Devon bed maker Enchanted House maintained upwards momentum last year as it continued its ascent after investment through the pandemic.

A gear shift in output through the pandemic has put Birmingham bed manufacturer Dreamland Beds in the Premier League of U.K. bed manufacturing in terms of size.

Hästens Beds U.K. chalked up a fourth seven-figure deficit in the past five years in 2022, prompting its Swedish parent to inject more cash into the business.

Top end bed manufacturer and retailer Savoir boosted revenue and earnings power through 2022 amid receding pandemic impacts and wealthy clients continuing to buy.

West Yorkshire bed manufacturer Kelcol Bedding Co landed six-figure profits in the first year since the founding Kelly family sold the business.

The West Midlands manufacturer behind the adjustable beds and upholstery brands MiBed and Hestia has effected a second corporate restructure inside a little over a year in a move owners say will lead to lower prices.

West Yorkshire bed manufacturer Jay-be is to ramp up its international aspirations after securing a £2.5 million funding package, guaranteed by the U.K. Government's export credit agency.

The National Bed Federation has paid tribute to the seven manufacturing members that will sponsor the 2023 Bed Show, as well as the event's official supporters.

The owner of award-winning independent retailer Linthorpe Beds believes the launch of the Mattresses365 brand can support its plans to become a key national player in the medium term.

Bedding giant Tempur has collaborated with Xbox to create a one-off gaming chair to mark the launch of Starfield, a highly-anticipated new video game.

A Dewsbury suburb has the highest concentration of furniture workers in England and Wales according to employment data that also shows parts of Lancashire and Long Eaton are becoming less dependent on the industry for jobs.

A large majority of recent mattress purchasers say they would have been prepared to pay more if they knew the product had been designed and constructed so as to avoid ending up in landfill at the end of its life.

Restructuring advisors have pinned the closure of West Yorkshire cot and mattress supplier The Hand Made Mattress Company on a steep fall in sales following the loss of two major customers.

The company behind online bed brand Yark Beds recorded its largest deficit yet in the period leading up to its owner diversifying his business interests through acquisition.

Mattress industry pioneer Stuart Hibbert has been appointed chief operating officer at Shire Beds, the privately-owned West Yorkshire bed maker.

Aspire Furniture, the Leeds manufacturer and distributor of beds and mattresses, has named Charlie Oulton as non-executive chair.

A North West supplier will manufacture, market and relaunch the Brook + Wilde brand after the direct-to-consumer mattress retailer's former operating company was placed into liquidation last week.

Revenue fell back for North East manufacturer Palatine Beds in the past year, but remained at elevated levels compared with pre-pandemic levels.

The value of half-year mattress imports into the U.K. have climbed on the back of above-inflation growth from Romania and Turkey, making up for weakness from other historic trading partners.

Kent bed maker Sleepeezee has expanded into the children's mattress market with the launch of a new dedicated kids bed brand called Little Bedz.

GNG Group has launched a mattress programme that brings benefits to the consumer market derived from its experience of supplying the National Health Service (NHS).

Tempur Sealy International (TSI), the world's largest bedding company, says its operations were temporarily interrupted following the discovery of a cybersecurity event.

Sales of bedding products fell sharply for mattress components company Leggett & Platt in the second quarter with the key cog in the manufacturing supply chain citing weak consumer demand.

An influx of mattresses from Ireland, Romania, Denmark, Turkey and China helped foam and sprung mattress imports to close in on an all-time high in May.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) has produced a member testimonial video with a difference, using puppets voiced by well-known industry figures to increase awareness and promote the benefits of joining the trade association.

U.K. mattress production declined last year but revenue for companies operating in the sector still climbed thanks to the manufacture or onward sale of other related goods.

The Danish manufacturing company that owns and supplies mattresses and pillows to Tempur's U.K. business found profit growth last year despite rising costs and flat sales.

Mattress, bed bases and pillows brand Tempur has extended its sponsorship of the professional Lifeplus Wahoo Cycling team for an additional year.

Vertically-integrated bed company Get Laid Beds has appointed Scott Shields as chief executive officer as the founders look to bolster the fast-growing brand's leadership team.

Gareth Berry has stepped down as chief operating officer at Silentnight after a little under two years with the U.K.'s largest bed manufacturer.

Discount claims made by Emma Sleep in the U.K. did not stack up according to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which also has concerns that certain marketing practices may breach consumer protection law.

Tempur U.K. made its first major product launch in eight years at an event in London on Thursday night attended by over 100 of the country's elite independent and multiple furniture retailers.

Industrial giant The Vita Group is simplifying its corporate structure following the 2021 acquisition of the Usleep mattress making business from Belfield Group.

The managing director of Relyon and Dunlopillo has hailed the progress the company behind the heritage bed brands has made since its 2020 buyout, despite a more difficult trading backdrop last year.

Direct-to-consumer mattress and sleep company Brook & Wilde (Brook + Wilde) is close to the completion of a restructure of the business and has called on a supplier to withdraw a potentially disruptive winding up petition.

A vertically-integrated bed company that describes itself as Ireland’s largest online bedding retailer has continued the buildout of its physical footprint with the opening of a second showroom.

Tickets are now available to book for the Bed Show Gala Dinner and Bed Industry Awards Ceremony at the Telford International Centre later this year, the National Bed Federation (NBF) has announced.

The private equity owner of Hilding Anders will cede equity in the mattress manufacturing conglomerate as part of a debt restructuring plan being implemented via a U.K. court.

Yorkshire comedian Maisie Adam will host the National Bed Federation (NBF) Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony this autumn, the trade association has announced.

The quantity of mattresses arriving in the U.K. from overseas has declined for the first time this year amid a shift to higher-priced products.

North West mattress and comfort seating products supplier Comfortex found top and bottom line growth in a year that saw it invest in third-party beds and sleep products brand Brook + Wilde.

Recticel's U.K. comfort foams business is now in the hands of a Midlands-based investment firm after the Belgian conglomerate closed out the sale of the rest of its global engineered foam units to Carpenter for a revised-down price.

East Midlands manufacturer Vogue Beds has appointed experienced furniture industry executive Marc Cotton as its new national sales manager.

A U.S. bankruptcy court has approved the Chapter 11 reorganisation plan for Serta Simmons Bedding (SSB), shunting the bed manufacturing giant further along the path to recovery.

South Coast bed manufacturer Millbrook has launched a programme of wool bedding after partnering with white-label producer Sleepsense International.

Unsecured creditors of the historic former Silentnight entity whose assets were sold to a U.S. private equity company more than a decade ago received a third seven-figure payout last year.

Richard Gretton has joined GNG Group as commercial director. He arrives at the West Yorkshire manufacturer from Hypnos Beds, where he has spent the past half decade as global retail sales director.

High end Swedish brand Carpe Diem Beds has added a third London touch point after agreeing a tie-up with designer furniture and homeware retailer Heal's.

Stakeholders at Keen & Able have reassessed the viability of the specialist white-glove home delivery company's operations following the loss of several large customers. A staff consultation process is underway.

The Jay-Be group booked larger profits last year as a seven-figure upwards property revaluation helped counter the effect of rising costs and supply chain challenges on the business.

Silentnight has embarked on a new marketing campaign to promote its quick-ship Just Sleep programme including television advertising and the unveiling of a mattress vending machine in a London train station.

A new era has begun at the National Bed Federation (NBF), according to its president Jim Gerety, with its recent appointment of a new executive director followed by the election of four replacement Council members.

U.K. consumers are being sold mattresses, sofabeds and headboards that either fail flammability regulations or have serious trade descriptions issues, according to new research by the National Bed Federation (NBF).

The number of U.K. mattress manufacturers with relatively modest sales and fewer than 50 employees has risen exponentially in the past decade while the total of larger enterprises has remained broadly unchanged.

Profits remained robust through 2022/23 for the North East company that describes itself as the first affordably-priced memory foam mattress competitor to market leader Tempur.

Import volumes of foam and sprung mattresses into the U.K. climbed for the third straight month in March, but the value of those products was lower compared with last year.

Restructuring fees are expected to swallow up most if not all of the agreed consideration for mattress machinery maker MPT Group following its insolvent rescue last month.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) has paid tribute to its past president and bed industry great John Hancock MBE, who has died aged 84.

U.K. sales jumped for mattress brand Emma Sleep according to just-filed figures that take in some of the most lucrative months of the pandemic for large players in the ecommerce home sector.

The National Bed Federation’s (NBF) consumer arm Bed Advice U.K. has sponsored The Sleep Charity’s new adult sleep eBook, which aims to help the nation sleep better.

Tempur Sealy International (TSI), the world's largest bedding company and owner of U.K. bed market leader Dreams, has agreed to acquire Mattress Firm, the largest bed retailer in the U.S., in a cash and shares deal worth $4 billion.

The London based company that claims to offer the world’s most advanced, breathable bamboo mattress returned seven-figure profits for the second straight year through 2021/22.



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