Glasswells has been named by the National Bed Federation as winner of the Largest Retail Champion and Outstanding Bed Store categories at this year’s industry awards, being described by judges as ‘one the finest furniture retailers, not just in the UK but maybe all of Europe.’
These prestigious awards highlight Glasswells as being a leading home furnisher, offering the very best choice, value, service and shopping environments.
The National Bed Federation (NBF) is the voice of the UK bed industry and trade association of British and Irish bed manufacturers. Scooping two of the six NBF retailer awards, Glasswells has been recognised as a trusted and sustainable retailer, who provides top-quality beds and mattresses which are long-lasting, reliable and manufactured honestly.
The awards show customers that Glasswells offers a shopping experience like no other; from promising great value by working with trusted NBF suppliers, to giving expert advice through investment in staff training on NBF courses. Glasswells showrooms provide customers with inspirational displays, showing clear pricing and product information for customers to understand.
This ensures consumers can make an educated choice when selecting from the one hundred beds and mattresses on show at the home furnishing superstores in Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich. This massive choice is paired with exceptional value, and customers can feel reassured when they choose a ‘NBF Approved’ bed from such a long-standing, reliable independent business.
On presenting the Outstanding Bed Store of the Year award, the NBF judges said: “From exceptional kerb appeal and immaculate presentation of products to merchandising and excellent product knowledge, Glasswells’ flagship shone as a store that truly knows its products, its customers and what is required to support staff to deliver the best possible service.”
Glasswells are honoured to receive the awards, as Paul Glasswell, Managing Director, explained: “We are thrilled that Glasswells has won not only the Large NBF Retail Champion of the Year, but also the Outstanding Bed Store of the Year in the National Bed Federation Industry Awards.
“My grandfather started the business in 1946 and we have always strived to be the best home furnisher; from creating immaculate shopping environments, to working closely with specially selected suppliers and investing in our people to offer the expert advice we are renowned for.
“To be described by the judges as ‘one the finest furniture retailers, not just in the UK but maybe all of Europe,’ makes me very proud. Whilst all of the team at Glasswells has played their part in achieving these awards, special thanks must go to Julie Valentine, our Bed Buyer, who has put tremendous effort into making Glasswells the Outstanding Bed Store of the Year.”