Only the very best will do

At Harrison Spinks, we are continuously pushing boundaries and thinking outside the box which has enabled us to become the most vertically integrated bed manufacturer in the world.

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Proud owners of three Queen's Awards

From drawing our own wire, to growing natural fibres on our farm, we are continuously striving to improve our processes and products. Our commitment has even been recognised by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II when we became double Queen’s Awards for Enterprise holders for the second time in 2018. These prestigious awards are presented to UK businesses for outstanding achievement, and we remain the only bed manufacturer to have won two such awards in the same year, twice over. Having previously received Queen’s Awards for Innovation and Sustainable Development in 2013 this makes Harrison Spinks the only bed-maker to receive two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in the same year on two separate occasions. In 2019 we added the Sustainable Development award once more to our belt, bringing the total awarded to Harrison Spinks to five.

In April 2018 we were awarded two more Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in Innovation and International Trade. To win the Innovation Award consecutively in 2013 and 2018 and the Sustainable Development Award in 2013 and 2019 (the awards last for 5 years) just proves the pioneering leadership of the company and its quest to continuously innovate and become ever more sustainable.

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Graham, Ruairi and Darren (Back Row, Second From Left) were accepted into the worshipful company of furniture makers on behalf of Harrison Spinks.

To be granted three more Queen’s Awards for Enterprise is a huge honour and reflects the hard work and dedication of the whole Harrison Spinks team.

As a proud British manufacturer we’re pleased that our place in the international market has been acknowledged by the Queen’s Award for International Trade. We feel that our British values of innovation and quality have set us up for success in a global marketplace.

Since the company was established in 1840, we have always striven to innovate and go about our business in a slightly different way, whether that be creating new ways to manufacture springs or cultivating our farm so we can grow our own natural fillings. We’re delighted to be recognised by the most prestigious enterprise awards in the UK.

Simon Spinks, Managing Director

The 2018 Queen’s Award for Innovation was granted in recognition of our development of novel manufacturing processes for sprung mattresses. Mattress comfort is improved as spring concentration increases, however, technical issues across the bed-making sector have meant that spring density is limited by the gauge of wire used. Harrison Spinks has solved a whole series of problems to reduce the diameter of wire used by 30 per cent to 0.7mm, the thinnest wire used in pocket spring technology.

Here is a list of some of our most recent awards…

National Bed Federation’s Component of the Year 2019/20

For our pioneering Cortec spring technology

Queen's Awards for Enterprise

Sustainable Development 2019 - Second time winners for sustainability commitment

National Bed Federation’s Bed Manufacturer of the Year 2018/2019

Our second win of the prestigious award

Queen's Awards for Enterprise

Innovation and International Trade 2018 - Second time double award winners

Green/Sustainable Manufacturer of the Year 2018

Insider’s Made in Yorkshire Awards and Made in the UK winners

Family Business of the Year 2016

Awarded to us at the UK Private Business Awards

Innovator 2016’s Yorkshire Business Masters Awards

Large Manufacturer of the Year 2016

Insider’s Made in Yorkshire Awards

National Bed Federation’s Bed Manufacturer of the Year 2015/16

UK bed industry awards - Harrison Spinks is recognised as the leader in the sector

National Champion 2015/2016: European Business Awards

Recognising excellence, innovation and best practice in Europe

HSBC International Fast Track 200 2015

Ranked 15th in The Sunday Times’ list of private companies in Britain with the fastest-growing international sales

Queen's Awards for Enterprise

Sustainable Development and Innovation 2013 – first UK bed manufacturer to win two such awards in the same year

Innovation 2012: Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Of 55 finalists from the North of England, Managing Director Simon Spinks was one of 12 business leaders recognised

Concept Interior Innovation of the Year 2012

Automotive Interiors Awards

Johnson Controls Innovation Global Leadership of the Year 2012 & Leadership of the Year 2012

Chosen to help develop environmentally-friendly car seats combining comfort with energy saving

Millennium Award 2000

For the world-leading, unique Revolution® spring technology

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The journey to hand make each of our expertly crafted mattresses does not start on a production line, instead they start life at our very own farm.

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