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Silentnight-Beds-LogoThe Association of British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) has operated for over 60 years, representing various makers of furniture in the UK. This includes companies in sectors such as cabinet makers, kitchen and bathroom designers, upholstery makers and those companies that manufacture beds and mattresses.

The BFM is run by its members, in a way that means that the companies can help each other across different industries, which gives many different benefits to each other. This can include help to grow sales, trade data, advice from peers and lots of opportunities to save business costs. There is also various funding available as well as discounts for events (both national and overseas) like the January Furniture show and helplines for any issues on things like payroll and tax. They can even get legal advice from the BFM.

The association has over 200 members, that includes some of the UK’s favourite companies including Furmanac, Sherborne Upholstery, Whitemeadow and Hypnos. And now the BFM is hosting a brand-new member in the Silentnight Group, a company that manufactures some of the biggest mattress brands in the UK including Sealy.

The Silentnight Group has over 60 years’ experience in making some of the UK’s most loved mattresses. In fact, Silentnight is possibly the most well-known mattress brands in the UK. A fact that is largely due to the company’s pure dedication to ensuring people get a better night’s sleep at night, by providing high quality and comfortable mattresses. As well as their famous hippo and duck mascots, that have graced our screens for decades.

Silentnight-Mirapocket-2800-Latex-Pearl-Divan-Bed-350To reach their goal of giving the people of Britain a better night’s sleep, Silentnight are committed to investing into innovative techniques into making mattresses and implementing the latest scientific developments. They also invest into various research studies into sleeping habits and sleep improvement, so they can put these discoveries into better mattresses and advising customers on better ways to sleep at night.

This innovative approach has led to the company’s unique Miracoil and Mirapocket design in their mattresses. These mattresses are designed to give the best in spine alignment to ensure your body gets the best support to help back problems and also helps avoid the “roll-together” that couples can experience when shifting in bed.

By joining the BFM, it’s likely that the Silentnight Group will only expand further in their market and will be able to provide other members with helpful advice from their vast business experience.

On the appointment, BFM sales and marketing manager, Trevor Richards, said:

"We are delighted that the Silentnight Group has joined the BFM at what is a very exciting time for us going forward with a number of new initiatives in the pipeline. The company was particularly impressed by our range of benefits, export opportunities, online furniture directories, the Great British Furniture campaign, trade data and industry surveys as well as our representation on issues to UK and EU governments."

Silentnight Group MD Steve Freeman also spoke about the Silentnight Group joining the BFM. He said:

"We see great value in joining the British Furniture Manufacturers - to help us develop further our business both at home and overseas. With so many opportunities and challenges facing our industry, to have a collective voice to represent / lobby should facilitate a better outcome for all. Brand UK has a great future and we are proud to support all endeavours to drive greater business return."  

Big Brand Beds are particularly pleased for the Silentnight Group as they are one of our key suppliers. We have a great range of Silentnight Mirapocket beds in our showroom at Keymer Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 0AD. A favourite is the Silentnight Mirapocket 2800 Latex Pearl bed (pictured). We also stock a good range of Sealy beds, including the Which? best buy Sealy 1200 Pocket Silver Genoa bed.

If you’re in the area pop in and see us. You won’t be disappointed.