The family-run business has been shortlisted in the hotly-contested ‘Independent Business of the Year’ category, while sales & marketing director Liz Colleran is in the running for the ‘Business Woman of the Year’ accolade.
The winners will be determined by a public vote, which is now open: https://www.yorkshirechoiceawards.co.uk/votehere
“We were absolutely thrilled to receive national recognition with our ‘Best Manufacturer’ award win at last year’s Bed Show, but it feels great to know that our local business peers feel we’re inspirational in our field too!” says Dragons’ Den veteran Liz.
“We designed our very first memory foam products while caravanning on the Yorkshire coast, and the workers who handcraft our award-winning Hilary Devey Collection beds and mattresses are all Yorkshire born and bred; therefore, these awards are particularly special to us, and I congratulate all our fellow nominees!”
Launched just two years ago, the Yorkshire Choice Awards recognise those who have a ‘will to achieve’. In 2017, more than 250,000 people registered their votes and 2018 is set to be bigger and better than ever, with hundreds of local heroes up for awards.
The finalist placings for Duvalay and Liz reflect a year of crowning achievement, which has seen the company expand its portfolio of stockists UK-wide, as well as signing a ground-breaking deal with Chinese distributors Broad Brand – taking the opulence and quality of the Hilary Devey Collection to the Asian market. Additionally, Rosalia – a second collection of beds and mattresses – was unveiled at last year’s Bed Show.
“We’re going from strength to strength, with lots of exciting product developments in the pipeline for 2018,” adds Liz, who has previously won Forward Ladies’ ‘Business Woman of the Year’ in 2012.
“We would be so appreciative to anyone who takes the time for vote for us by 16 March; it takes less than three seconds to do so, but a win would be great recognition for the whole industry!”