International furniture and bedding group Harvey Norman selected leading mattress specialist Kaymed as its Homewares and Linen Product of the Year 2019, for its innovative Sleep Studio Pillows – and the Kaymed brand was named Sleep Surface Supplier of the Year at Harvey Norman's annual award ceremony, hosted in Dublin this month.

The award is contested by some of the leading lights on the international bedding scene, including many leading manufacturers, and Kaymed describes this achievement as "a great honour", which complements the fact that it previously won the award in five of the last seven years, and is an acknowledgement of its efforts in supplying the 12 Harvey Norman stores across various categories.

Robbie Auckram, general manager of bedding for Harvey Norman Ireland, says: “This award recognises the bed supplier who has provided the highest standard of customer service and the most progressive product innovations over the preceding 12 months. Kaymed, once again, impressed us in these areas, as well as their overall retail partnership approach, ensuring that not only did their product meet the highest level of quality, but also the service provided to the stores from all aspects of the business met this same standard.”

David Moffitt, CEO of Kaymed, comments: “We are absolutely delighted that our hard work and efforts to continually enhance customer service and product innovation are acknowledged by this prestigious award. The award is particularly meaningful because the winner is selected by staff and managers of the bed department within each store. This is testimony to the efforts of our 300 employees to make Kaymed the best and most innovative mattress manufacturer for retailers in the UK and Ireland to do business with.”

Pictured from left: Marty Paukste and Daven Healey, buyers from Harvey Norman; David Moffitt; Christine Martin, account director for Harvey Norman Group at Kaymed; Donal Heagney, Kaymed product development; and Conor Stapleton, Kaymed's international sales and marketing officer