The Long Eaton Bed Story

The History

Thought British manufacturing had gone to the dogs? Think again! Long Eaton in Derbyshire has long been the centre for upholstery in England. Much of the town’s workforce is entirely focused on producing handmade furniture. And although a lot of the lower quality production has moved to other countries, the higher quality end has remained firmly in Britain. Ask many locals how long they have been upholstering and the normal response is, “Man and boy, mate, man and boy.”

The People

"Paul & Jackie" and "Andy & Julie" are the family combo behind our upholstered beds. Die-hard Derby County supporters (unfortunately for them!), they are born and bred furniture people. Andy makes the frames. Paul upholsters them. Jackie looks after the fabrics. Julie sorts the numbers. And their brothers, sisters and grown-up children do all the bits in between like sewing, packaging and delivering. It’s little surprise that their quality is second to none.