Earlier this spring Sweet Dreams purchased a building in Nelson, investing around £1m in a 70,000 sq foot mill.
Marsden Mill 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 in 2013 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 supply exclusive collections of beds to independent buying organisation AIS and to several blue chip names.
The new building has ties with the furniture industry, as in the past it was owned by GPlan.
Managing director and Sweet Dreams founder Riaz Ahmed said: ‘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.’