The Shire Bed Company has become a member of the British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM).

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Dewsbury-based company has always been proud of its Yorkshire roots and is committed to strengthening its support for the furniture and furnishings sector.

Fara Butt, sales and marketing director at Shire Beds, says: “As a keen advocate for the sector we are delighted to join BFM. As the trade association representing the interests of the British furniture industry we are looking forward to working with it in the future.”

Fara has already been appointed as the first chairman of The Furniture Makers’ Company’s new Yorkshire and Central region fundraising committee, is a main board member of the National Bed Federation (NBF) and chairperson of the NBF marketing committee.

Jackie Bazeley, MD of the BFM, says: “We are delighted to welcome Shire Beds into BFM membership. It is excellent that one of the larger bed companies has chosen to become a member and the BFM looks forward to them utilising all the membership benefits”.

The Shire Bed Company produces beds, mattresses and divan bases and supplies nationally and internationally to major retailers and the contract sector, including education, care and hospitality.