Meet Colin at the South West Show

Furniture agent, Colin Boyce – who represents Mattsons Beds, Furmanac, Sleepsense International and Enchanted House Beds, recently joined the South West Furniture Manufacturers, Agents and Reps Federation (SWFMARF) as its new member and will be at the 2023 September South West Furniture & Bed Show next month.

During the show, which takes place from Tuesday 5th September to Thursday 7th September at The Sedgemoor Auction Centre in North Petherton, Colin will be representing Sleepsense International, who are a one-stop-shop for pillows, duvets, throws, mattress protectors, toppers and electric blankets for major brands such as Sleepeezee, Millbrook, Airsprung and Mammoth, as well as MiBed by Furmanac, while also revealing an exciting new venture with a well-established upholstery supplier.

Commenting ahead of the show, Colin revealed: “I’m excited to announce a new sofa supplier partnership. It’s an existing supplier to a major brand that now wants to have its own direct customers. We are offering a genuine made to measure service, with each sofa offering bespoke sizes.

“This will be a de-branded solution, we will make bespoke swatches for each retail partner but we will also offer ideas and solutions for those who would like to major on using their own fabrics, helping retail staff to become interior designers and retail owners the opportunity to offer unique products, which will be fantastic for margin.”

SWFMARF was established in 1992 to promote the sales of home furnishing, covering furniture, beds and accessories, to trade customers in South West England and South Wales.

Headed up by agents Andrew Lip and John Pilling, the association – also supported by Sas Haines and Karen Shapland, is all set for the next South West Furniture & Bed Show. Upon joining as a member, Colin, who has recently been named as Best Agent/Rep in South West England in the Big Furniture Awards 2023, added: “I recently joined the association and I’m really pleased to be included in this special group. Although I work nationally nowadays, the SW has been my traditional area for over 20 years and will always be my ‘home ground’, so it’s really good to be part of SWFMARF and be able to take my regional agencies to the show.

“Andrew Lip and John Pilling lead the non-for-profit organisation and work tirelessly for our regional show, which I feel should be supported by everyone that works in our industry on the SW. Andrew and the team have been on the committee for many years and spend several hours a week, every week, without remuneration, in keeping a community spirit among all us agents that cover the SW. I’m delighted to be on board.”

To arrange a meeting with Colin during the show, contact him on either 07876198938 or

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