Insolvency event is the latest in series of appointments for officials connected to the manufacturer and retailer.

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The Gala Dinner takes place at the Telford International Centre.
TV and radio star Gyles Brandreth is returning to host the National Bed Federation's Gala Dinner and Awards ceremony, this year featuring live musical entertainment for the first time.

Imports of foam and sprung mattresses into the U.K. declined year-on-year in March, the first annual drop across the category since May last year.

Recticel, one of the major foam suppliers to the U.K. upholstery and mattress markets, said comfort foam sales fell sharply in the first quarter on lower volumes and input price erosion.

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Sleepeezee yesterday unveiled its new website, social media and marketing assets and formally launched its association with brand ambassador Dr Ranj Singh.
British bed maker Sleepeezee says it could launch standalone television advertising later this year after TV spots aired last week for the first time in partnership with a retail customer.

High-end bedding brand Tempur is trialling its first mattress-in-a-box offer in its domestic U.S. market.

Visitors can now pre-register to attend the 2019 edition of The Bed Show, the tenth since the event was launched by the National Bed Federation a decade ago.

Tempur Sealy International, the world's biggest bed company, is to extend the European distribution network of its Tempur brand after reaching a sales agreement with Beter Bed Holdings.

West Yorkshire beds retailer Time4Sleep has invested £3.5 million on a Midlands warehouse that will enable it to deliver faster and hold greater quantities of stock.

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Andrew Jackson, Richard Elsey, Tom, Liz and Alan Colleran — all from Duvalay — are pictured with presenter Josh Baterip of Vanilla Tech Solutions.
Duvalay was a winner at the 2019 Made in Yorkshire Awards earlier this spring and was shortlisted, along with another local bed maker, in another category.

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All stores in the national bed specialist's estate will feature the Sleepmatch system.
Retailer Dreams is to install technology that helps consumers select the most appropriate mattress for their own personal characteristics across its entire UK store network after a pilot launched last autumn.

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The group behind the Mlily brand has an increasing presence in Europe.
Revenue jumped by nearly a third for the company behind the Mlily mattress brand as the conglomerate invested in Europe including buying a minority stake in a bed company in the North of England.

Expanding direct-to-consumer mattress and ancillary products business Simba Sleep has extended its already-completed financial year-end by three months.

Management reshuffle at 1000-store pan-European bedding retail group.

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Dreams' Buckinghamshire HQ.
National bed specialist Dreams has appointed Tony Holdway as chief marketing officer, filling the role vacated when Lisa Bond left the business at the end of last year.

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Three generations of the Spinks family: Daniel Spinks (buyer), Simon Spinks (managing director) and Peter Spinks (chairman).
Bed maker Harrison Spinks has received a Queen's Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development, the fifth time the 179-year-old company has been recognised by the awards programme.

A one-time manager of the now defunct Dewsbury mattress maker Hick Lane Bedding has been disqualified as a director for six years following an investigation by The Insolvency Service.

Suppliers, customers and the taxman face a combined seven-figure shortfall from the insolvency of southeast mattress and bedroom furniture retail chain Beaumont Beds.

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Appointment completes management team says CEO James Sturrock.
Eve Sleep, the mattress and ancillary products retailer, has hired the CFO of rival furniture company Loaf as the replacement for its outgoing finance chief Abid Ismail in a coup for the business.

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Imports of foam and sprung mattresses combined are on the rise.
Foam and sprung mattress imports rose double-digit again in February, meaning British buyers have now bought more in from outside the UK in every month since May last year.

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Mike Marshall (left) with Millbrook Beds sales director Mark Hughes.
South Coast bed maker Millbrook has named well-known sales agent Mike Marshall as manager for Scotland as it looks to expand its customer base across the UK.

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Mattress Firm closed 660 stores as part of a Chaper 11 restructuring.
Steve Stagner is stepping down for a second time as chief executive at Mattress Firm, America's largest beds retailer. He had returned last year to oversee the restructure necessitated as part of the fallout from accounting problems at parent company Steinhoff.

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Harrison Spinks has since launched TV advertising for the first time.
Sales and profits advanced for Harrison Spinks Beds ahead of it making its TV advertising debut this Christmas, but it was the Leeds group's components division that delivered the biggest uplift in performance last year.

Beter Bed, the pan-European mattress and beds retail specialist, claims it has become the first to launch a completely circular box spring, saying its new Element programme is fully-recyclable.

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Consumers are buying beds more often, says the NBF.
Efforts to encourage shoppers to replace their mattress more often are working according to new research by the National Bed Federation (NBF).

Major chemicals supplier Dow is investing in new machinery at its research and development facility in Switzerland which it says will put it at the forefront of comfort innovation for the bedding industry.

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MattressOnline is one of the UK's longest established ecommerce businesses. Inset: Steve Adams (left) and Steve Kelly collect the NBF Retailer of the Year award in 2016.
Steve Kelly, co-founder of MattressOnline, is retiring to spend more time with his family and pursue other interests. Co-founder Steve Adams is now sole shareholder after completing a management buyout.

Casper Sleep, the U.S. headquartered mattress and ancillary sleep products business which additionally launched in the UK in 2016, has raised $100 million in a new equity funding round.

Vacuum-packed mattress maker Breasley has invested £300,000 in new CNC foam cutting machinery that it says will allow it to produce faster and in greater quantities.

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Hypnos said revenue grew in line with its business plan.
Higher cost-of-sales weighed on Hypnos profits in 2017–18 with the Princes Risborough bed maker outperforming the wider market after sales grew in both its principal business units.

Boss of UK/Europe of past three years moves on for emerging mattress business.

Both the volume and value of mattress and bed base sales by British and Irish manufacturers declined last year with business optimism also falling, according to new data from The National Bed Federation (NBF).

Mattress imports inched ahead in the first month of 2019 as the three largest sources of foreign-made goods for the UK market countered weaker figures from other countries.

Suppliers of a Dewsbury headboard maker whose goods are sold via platforms such as Amazon face a shortfall of nearly half a million pounds after the company was placed into liquidation.

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All change: (l–r) Eve Sleep chief brand officer Kuba Wieczorek is going part-time; CEO Jas Bagniewski left last year, CFO Abid Ismail is leaving, while COO Felix Lobkowicz has also left.
Chief financial officer Abid Ismail and chief operating officer Felix Lobkowicz are to leave Eve Sleep as the broom sweeping through the direct-to-consumer mattress company delivers more change. The departures were announced alongside 2018 results.

The eponymous founder of South East beds business Warren Evans, which ceased trading in February last year, will today relaunch the brand as an ecommerce pureplay.

Direct-to-consumer mattress business Eve Sleep says its products will no longer be sold in Dreams stores or online after the two companies agreed to end the partnership.

Belgian foam conglomerate Recticel grappled weaker demand in the upholstery and bedding sectors in 2018 but its non-furniture related business insulated its bottom line.

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Clare Taylor has joined Breasley Group as head of marketing.
East Midlands mattress maker and foam converter Breasley Group has appointed Clare Taylor as head of marketing, saying the creation of the new role was sparked by its fast expansion.

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Beter Bed closed a net 150 Matratzen Concord stores in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
A mid-year decision to cut store numbers cost the Dutch based mattress retailer Beter Bed Holding heavily as it booked a €23.3 million net loss for 2018.



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