The latest company to join The Furniture Makers’ Company, the City of London livery company and charity for the furnishing industry, is Dreams Ltd, the UK’s leading bed and mattress retailer.

Established in 1987 and headquartered in High Wycombe, Dreams is the UK’s most recommended bed retailer and is owned by Tempur Sealy. Employing 2,300 people across its store network, factories, warehouse and support functions, the business sells around 14,000 mattresses, bases and headboards per week nationwide.

With 209 stores in addition to its ecommerce platform, Dreams is proud to be a British manufacturer. The Dreams workshop in Oldbury makes 290,000 mattresses and over 200,000 divan bases and headboards a year. The business also has 11 delivery centres and a fleet of 155 home delivery vehicles.

Michael Dingwall, director of production and quality at the Dreams bed factory, said: “We’re excited to be joining the prestigious Furniture Maker’s Company as a corporate member. We chose to join the historic livery company because of the rich community that is fostered by other corporate partners, supporters and freemen.

“As the UK’s leading bed company, we hope to contribute our expertise and broaden our own knowledge through networking with some of the most well-respected companies in the industry. Through this membership, we are looking forward to taking a more active role in the sector and supporting The Furniture Makers’ Company’s initiatives.”

Dreams will be formally welcomed as a corporate member at an admission ceremony in June at Furniture Makers’ Hall, London. Michael Dingwall, director of production and quality, Shelly Dickinson, head of people and Kelly Davis, head of internal and corporate communications will be admitted as corporate liverymen and personally welcomed by the Master of The Furniture Makers’ Company.

Corporate membership provides opportunities for leading businesses from the trade to support The Furniture Makers’ Company’s charitable activities, get involved with civic events and network with other members.

“We are proud to add another much-loved British brand to our diverse roster of businesses which showcase the talent within our industry,” said Amanda Waring, Master of The Furniture Makers’ Company. “Over a history of almost 40 years, Dreams has evolved into one of the UK’s most recognised bed specialists and we look forward to the company helping to drive the continued success of the sector.”