Online mattress retailer MattressNextDay reports that it has increased its workforce by a fifth since the start of the pandemic, and is eyeing further growth on the back of a forthcoming £3m investment.

Later this year, MattressNextDay plans to move into new headquarters in Whitstable, from which it will focus on providing consumers with what it believes to be the biggest range and stockholding of mattresses for next-day delivery anywhere in the UK. 

Founder and CEO Martin Seeley (pictured) has worked in the mattress, bedding and linen trade all his life, from market stalls in London, to within his father's independent bedding shop in Clapham, and beyond.

Martin says: “I owe a great deal to my early years working for my dad – it helped me to build up a wealth of experience which has proved invaluable to this day.

"I’ve lived and worked with mattresses for so long – they are vital to our health and wellbeing as we spend so much of our lives in bed. It means I can ask people with confidence to name whatever budget they are working with and I will find the best mattress for them, to suit their lifestyle and circumstances.”

Martin believes that high-end bed brands will be encouraged by the firm’s decision to open a showroom alongside the new warehouse.

MattressNextDay is currently working with global environmental organisation Ecologi, and has committed to planting one million trees by 2030. As part of this effort, the online mattress retailer will plant a tree for every online order placed, and has become an official Climate Positive Workforce, committing to plant over 500 trees each month to help offset its workforce’s carbon footprint.

Read more about Martin's approach in May's issue of Furniture News.