Lancashire-based bed and furniture manufacturer Sweet Dreams has won Medium Business of Year in the Burnley Business Awards.
“Judges were impressed with the growth of Sweet Dreams and their investment in extended premises and new plant and machinery for greater efficiencies,” according to award organiser Burnley Council.
Riaz Ahmed, Sweet Dreams’ founder and MD, says: “We’re absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted and carried off an award. We’ve made considerable investment in our operation here in Burnley, both over the last quarter-century and in the last 18 months. Recently we’ve spent £620,000 on new plant and machinery, including £370,000 on new spring machinery, and of course the £2m investment in the 56,000 sqft new build, which is now complete – we hope to welcome our first visitors later this year.”
Sweet Dreams was also shortlisted for two other awards, Manufacturing Excellence and Business of the Year. The company’s growth has also been recognised by regional business publication, Lancashire Business View. This year, Sweet Dreams featured in its Hot 100 of the most profitable SMEs in Lancashire.