Sweet Dreams has purchased a building in Nelson, investing around £1m in a 70,000 sqft mill. Marsden Mill, which is close by the mill purchased last year for sister company Comfort Zone Sofas, will house machinery for making pocket springs, a growing and significant part of the Sweet Dreams operation, as well as bed manufacturing operations in general.
The purchase comes after the £3m expansion two years ago at Sweet Dreams’ existing premises in Primrose Mill, Burnley, and follows several years of substantial growth in the family-owned company’s turnover and profit. This is mainly due to the growth of the core bed business, now comprising 12 collections of divans totalling nearly 80 models for the general retail market, plus two further collections for the contract market and for online sales. In addition, Sweet Dreams supplies exclusive collections of beds to AIS and to several blue chip names.
The new building has ties with the furniture industry, and was owned by G Plan in the past.
Sweet Dreams founder and MD Riaz Ahmed says: "We are very pleased to be able to add the new building to the square footage we have available for our expanding bed operation. In time it will of course see our workforce expanding as we create jobs to cater for the growing demand for our beds. This is not only good news for Sweet Dreams but also for our local area and for British manufacturing."