The National Bed Federation has launched its 2016 Bed Industry Awards, which honour the best enterprises in the bed market. The awards, which were established in 2010, are open to businesses of all shapes and sizes, from big brands to small niche players.

“The Bed Industry Awards are an integral part of the Bed Show and we’re delighted to be running them for the sixth year,” says Jessica Alexander, executive director of the NBF. “They are a fantastic way of recognising and celebrating the most successful bed manufacturers, suppliers and retailers.”

The format of the awards remains the same, but this year there have been some changes to the categories. Bed Manufacturer of the Year and Bed Component Supplier of the Year categories remain, but instead of Multiple Bed Retailer and Independent Bed Retailer, there will be Bed Retailer of the Year which will be split into two awards – those with a beds turnover of over £5m and those with a beds turnover of less than £5m. Also new for this year is a Judges Choice Award.

Led by NBF awards co-ordinator, Lisa Artis, the entries will be judged by an independent panel made up of the editors of the key industry journals – Furniture News, Furnishing Report, Cabinet Maker and Interiors Monthly – along with Bernard Eaton, MD of Greenwood Retail.

The winners will be announced at the Bed Show Gala Dinner on Tuesday 20th September, which will be hosted by British comedy talent, Marcus Brigstocke.

More details on the 2016 awards, including how to enter, are available on the Bed Show website.