THE Carriage, a bed, mattress and interiors stockist located in Burley in Wharfedale has just been awarded runner-up in the National Bed Retailer of the Year 2017/18 category at the prestigious National Bed Federation (NBF) Awards.

Competition was strong in the category (under £5m turnover) with entries from up and down the country, making this an impressive feat. Owners Vicky and William Golding took the business over 18 months ago and with no retail or bed industry experience prior to this. They have focused on offering high quality beds and mattresses from premium brands including Somnus, Hypnos, Hilary Devey and Kaymed as well as being determined to offer customers unrivalled customer service.

It is through their partnership with Somnus in particular, part of the Leeds -based Harrison Spinks family, that The Carriage has been able to illustrate its passion for promoting local beds, hand-crafted in Yorkshire. This has proved a real winner with its customers who often feel strongly about supporting local businesses and has helped to boost turnover during the first trading period. It now showcases 16 of Somnus’s bed and mattress range, the biggest range on display anywhere in Yorkshire, at the impressive 3,000 sq foot showroom located in the centre of the village.