British-made bed manufacturer Shed Beds is looking to expand following a second successful year as its sustainable ethos has helped boost growth.
The family business, which is based in Nottinghamshire, has been busy investing it both plant, product and planet during the year from new machinery to widening its fleet.
Jim Dale, Managing Director at Shed Beds, said: “Our second year in business has been very successful, we’ve had lots of positive feedback. We’ve found that retailers particularly like the fact the beds are simple to install, great quality and British made.
“We’ve made investments within the factory through state-of-the-art machinery to make the manufacturing process more efficient, while also investing in the fleet, with new, bigger vans so we can group deliveries together.”
As for products, The Forest Collection is handmade in the UK with every item produced made using FSC Certified Scandinavian Redwood, while wood stains are water based and every component of the beds are recyclable.
“Our beds are versatile and we pride ourselves on our excellent customer service, delivering each bed with the same level of care and attention,” Jim said. “As well as beds, we’re just as passionate about sustainability and we’re very proud of our credentials. Recycling is a huge part of our future here at Shed Beds. We use fully recyclable cardboard for boxing all of our beds and 50% of that has already been recycled.
“We believe a good bed shouldn’t cost the earth, so every item we make is rooted in FSC Certified Scandinavian Redwood. All our beds are handmade by skilled and trusted craftsmen and distributed from our Nottinghamshire base, so we’re conveniently placed to deliver anywhere in the UK.
“And, in the unlikely event of any parts needing replacement, it’s not a problem. We can have them in stock and can dispatch them to you with no fuss or delay. When you speak with our customer service team, you’ll be speaking with someone who cares about what we do and cares about you.”
Jim added that “quality British made furniture” is popular and growing in demand due to the cost of importing being high and that consumers are “looking to invest in handmade quality pieces that will last for years to come”.
“This coming year is all about expansion,” Jim added. “We are actively seeking new larger premises so we can invest in more machinery and create local jobs. Our next sustainability goal is to heat the factory using our waste product. We pride ourselves on being green and will continue to offer sustainable products that don’t cost the earth as we grow.”