The Shire Bed Company is celebrating 20 years in business. Established in 1997, the company, which produces high quality beds, mattresses and divan bases for major retailers and the contract sector, has been at its current location in Netherfield Road, Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury, since 2001. It has enjoyed a particularly extensive period of expansion and growth in the last three years.

In the past 12 months alone the company has invested nearly £2.5m expanding its major manufacturing facility from 30,000 square feet, to increase the size of the operation to over 100,000 square feet.

Designs for the latest expansion include a brand new head office and showroom and the company is planning a number of exciting activities to commemorate the anniversary and celebrate the opening of this modern development.

It represents demonstration of the company’s commitment to ongoing investment, supporting continuing development of its extensive portfolio and enabling shire to bring new innovations to its customers.

Fara Butt, sales and marketing director says: “It’s going to be another really busy year for us, it’s been an exciting and sometimes challenging 20 years but we wouldn’t have it any other way.

“We are really looking forward to opening the doors of our brand new head office and showrooms and to celebrate our special birthday we will also be launching a limited edition ‘Anniversary’ bed.”

Other investments throughout the year have included conveyors, packing machines and a state of the art border and handle machine. Two new branded delivery vehicles were also added to the already extensive fleet of multi-coloured vehicles which are used for weekly and next day deliveries to all areas of the UK.

The company also continues to launch a range of new products. The Roll & Rest collection of vacuum packed mattresses features 10 different models. The second generation Active Response range of four mattresses with performance finish covers includes the Active Fresh, Care, Breeze and Cool.

The company’s boutique inspired pocket mattresses comprise the Elegance 1500 and Opulence 3000. The soft, sumptuous, pocket sprung mattresses, with high quality fillings, include cashmere, silk and wool.

The company has also been supplying the contract sector since 2009 with an extensive collection of beds, mattresses and divan bases for the education, care and hospitality sectors.