Bed manufacturers, suppliers and retailers are being urged to enter the 2015 Bed Show Industry Awards, with the NBF launching the process yesterday.

The free-to-enter awards — now in their fifth year — recognise achievement in five categories: Bed Manufacturer; Bed Component Supplier, Multiple Bed Retailer; Independent Bed Retailer and Bed E-tailer.

The judging panel comprises the editors of trade publications The Furnishing Report, Interiors Monthly, Cabinet Maker and Furniture News; along with NBF executive director Jessica Alexander and Bernard Eaton, md of retail sales promotion company Greenwood Retail.

Entry forms are available via www.bedshow.co.uk/awards. Last year’s winners were Hypnos, J De Walleg, Furniture Village, Surrey Beds and Loaf.

“We are looking for businesses — of all shapes and sizes — that can demonstrate that they have made a difference in the past 12–18 months,” said Jessica Alexander.

“We want to know about those businesses whose talent and determination deserves recognition; this could be because they have increased turnover, boosted sales with an innovative marketing campaign, won awards or gained accreditations, implemented smart eco policies or invested in the business or its people.”