The National Bed Federation (NBF) announced the winners of this year’s NBF Awards at last night’s Gala Dinner, with Kaymed UK named as Bed Manufacturer of the Year.
Hosting the event, comedian Marcus Brigstocke revealed each winner as Kaymed UK went one better than last year to win the coveted accolade. Kaymed was praised for its winning strategy of product innovation, substantial marketing investment and impressive sales results across a range of retail customers. Runner up went to the Steinhoff Bedding Group.
The other winners were Vitafoam for Bed Component Supplier of the Year; Mattress Online for Bed Retailer of the Year (over £5m beds turnover); Sussex Beds for Bed Retailer of the Year (under £5m beds turnover). The Judges Choice award went to national retailer, Dreams.
Ebrahim Patel, president of the NBF, said: “Now in their sixth year, the bed industry awards are the pinnacle of excellence and this year the competition was stronger than ever with the quality of entries improving year-on-year, giving the judges an ever harder task. Once again the awards demonstrate that the bedding industry has some brilliant companies doing very brilliant things – and it’s great to be a part of that. Well done to our winners.”