Feather and Springs, a manufacturer of handmade luxury beds, has been nominated for three business awards following a successful first year in business.

The company has been announced as the winner of the Cumbria Family Business Awards One To Watch 2018, along with being a finalist for the best New Business and best Manufacturing Business at the 2018 Red Rose Awards, due to be decided in early March.

The local family-run business started in November 2016 with a showroom in Kendal and has quickly expanded to encompass retail outlets in Lancaster, Morecambe and an expanded space on Dockray Hall, Kendal. All products are made by a specialist team based in Morecambe, which hand-crafts mattresses, bed bases, linen and bedding accessories for local homes and hotels.

“We are thrilled with the news that we’ve been nominated for three awards,” says company director, Chris Cannon. “2017 was a fantastic year for the business, so it is really exciting for the team and everyone who is involved with Feather and Springs to see this recognised by the judges. In the last 12 months we have seen sales grow strongly due to awareness of our brand spreading, and it shows no signs of slowing down! I think our customers really like the fact we are a true family business that make the product ourselves, and that has helped the company grow at the rate we have.”

The company has grown to a team of 15 people and has plans to add more members this year. The business also plans to expand into further retail locations throughout the North-west this year.