22 May 2024, 12:54
By Furniture News May 04, 2022

Bed Show nears and awards programme expands

In just a few months' time, the National Bed Federation’s (NBF) Bed Show will return to the Telford International Centre (20th-21st September).

The annual trade show, dedicated to the bed industry, brings together the cream of British and Irish bed manufacturing, their component suppliers and bed retailers. Although exhibitors come predominantly from the UK, there are several European component suppliers which attend what is widely regarded as the bed event of the year.

Jessica Alexander, executive director of the NBF, says: “This year it feels like we will finally be getting back to a more ‘normal’ Bed Show, and I know all our exhibitors are working on exciting new product and marketing developments to launch in Telford.

“Our Suppliers Innovation Zone returns after its successful introduction last year, plus we are planning some exciting new features for our Innovation Theatre. As we always say, if the UK bed industry is your sphere of activity, where else would you be in the third week of September but at the Bed Show!”

The NBF Bed Industry Awards ceremony and gala dinner is a highlight of show, and this year's will be a bumper event, with 11 awards categories in total. The six retailer awards for businesses that stock NBF approved brands are: National Bed Retailer of the Year; Online Bed Retailer of the Year; Small NBF Retail Champion of the Year; Large NBF Retail Champion of the Year; Best Marketing Campaign Award; and Outstanding Bed Store/Bed Department of the Year.

The five manufacturer and component supplier awards for NBF members are: Bed Manufacturer of the Year; Component Supplier of the Year; Component Product of the Year; Bed Product of the Year; and Sales Agent/Rep of the Year.

Entry is now open to NBF members and retailers that stock NBF approved brands, via the Bed Show website.

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