The National Bed Federation (NBF) has revealed its judges for the five 2022 Bed Industry Awards for the manufacturer and component supplier categories.
The eight independent judges will decide which NBF manufacturer and supplier members will be crowned winners at the Bed Show gala dinner and awards ceremony on Tuesday 20th September at the Telford International Centre.
The awards are a credible celebration of what is good about the industry and provide a perfect opportunity for bed manufacturers, suppliers and retailers to highlight their achievements from the past year.
The first judge of the coveted Bed Product and Component Product of the Year Awards is Steve Adams, founder and CEO of Mattress Online, one of the UK’s leading online mattress retailers.
Joining Steve is Jerry Cheshire, owner of Surrey Beds and former NBF Award winner in the Independent Bed Retailer of the Year category, while returning for her second year is Sue Davies, owner of Sue Davies Design Solutions. Joining the panel is Paul Farley, trade press editor of Furniture News.
New to the NBF judging process is Rebecca Maloy, beds, cabinet & semi-fitted bedroom cabinet selector at Associated Independent Stores (AIS). Steve, Jerry and Rebecca will also judge the new NBF member Sales Agent/Rep of the Year Award. Judging follows nominations from NBF Retail Champions (retailers that predominantly stock NBF approved brands), NBF member bed manufacturers, or the sales agent/rep’s own company.
First-time judge Tony Attard OBE DL, of Panaz Group is part of the panel that will choose the 2022 Bed Manufacturer of the Year. Joining Tony is David Fitzsimons, of circular economy consultants Oakdene Hollins and of the European Remanufacturing Council and Richard de Melim, editor of The Furnishing Report.
Tony Attard and David Fitzsimons will also join Paul Farley to judge the Component Supplier of the Year Award.
The two product awards will be judged during the show and a shortlist of finalists for the three other awards will be published before the winners are announced on Tuesday 20th September.
More information on all the 2022 awards, including how to enter for free and detailed criteria for each category, are available now on the Bed Show website: www.bedshow.co.uk/awards. Deadlines vary depending on the award, starting with Friday 22nd July.