The Shire Bed Company has been named as a 2017 Yorkshire Business Masters award finalist.

The Yorkshire Business Awards offer an opportunity to recognise and showcase the achievements and success of businesses in the region. The medium business category is for those that have demonstrated outstanding development and growth in performance.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Shire Beds has become one of the most successful bed manufacturers in West Yorkshire. Since it was established in 1977, the business has more than trebled in size and now employs 70 people. In the last year alone it has expanded its Dewsbury site from 30,000 square feet to over 100,000 square feet, representing a total investment in 2016 of nearly £2.5m.

The company’s latest expansion is underway for a brand new head office and showroom, with plans in place for a number of exciting activities to commemorate its anniversary and celebrate the opening of this modern development.

Fara Butt, sales and marketing director at Shire Beds, says: “We are proud of our Yorkshire roots and delighted to be a business award finalist. We have had an extremely busy 12 months and this accolade is testament to the whole Shire Beds team, who work hard to make the company what it is today.” editor, Alex Turner, says: "It was a tough judging session, with the quality and volume of entries making it difficult to narrow down to a shortlist. In every category there were businesses that would have made the shortlist in previous years that have missed out.

"The shortlisted businesses gave compelling reasons to be chosen, demonstrating growth, innovation and a passion for what they do."

The winners will be announced at the 2017 awards dinner on Thursday, 30th March at The Queens Hotel, Leeds.