Milestone mark for NBF
The National Bed Federation has seen membership pass the 100 mark, doubling in the past 10 years.
Among the most recent members are Dreams’ manufacturing division and Dreamworks Beds, having both passed the stringent NBF Code of Practice process.
The association now has 65 UK bed and mattress manufacturers and 36 suppliers to members.
‘Reaching 100 members is a real milestone for the association,’ says Jessica Alexander,’ NBF executive director. ‘Membership gains have been driven by a number of factors including investment in training through the Sleep Council Sales Academy, the NBF awards and the annual Bed Show, which is now in its seventh year. The Bed Show is an exclusive event for members only and we’ve seen NBF membership increase since it started.
‘Another contributing factor is the introduction of the NBF Code of Practice, which was first launched in 2014 and has been developed further this year. Every NBF manufacturer member must pass an independent audit against the code’s strict criteria, which provides support and added reassurance not only for those in the trade, but for the consumer as they know they’re purchasing a safe, honest and clean product.
‘Overall, I think we’ve acknowledged our transformation into a professional body, which has been well received in the industry.’
The National Bed Federation was founded in 1912 and its members today account for about 75% of the total UK mattress sector turnover.