Member Awards

Rules of entry

Open to NBF manufacturer and supplier members only.

Entry form completed and submitted online by the stated deadline for each category. You can enter more than one category but only submit one entry per category.

The judging panel will be revealed soon – stay tuned!

ENTRIES NOW OPEN. FIRST DEADLINE: 2nd AUGUST

The Award Categories

Bed Product of the Year

This award is only open to NBF members who will be exhibiting at the Bed Show, recognising the manufacturer with the most outstanding new product launched since the 2023 Bed Show or due to be launched at this year’s Bed Show.

It may be a complete bed set, a mattress, bed frame, sofa bed or headboard.

The judges will be scoring the entries on the following criteria so please ensure you address these in your entry:

Aesthetics

Materials used

Eco-design credentials

Innovation  

Value

Target customer

Marketing support

Other

Component Product of the Year

This award is open to NBF supplier members only, who will be exhibiting at the Bed Show. It will be awarded to the most innovative component product or machine used in manufacturing a finished product (e.g., spring, foam, fabric, fibre, slat, castor etc). It must have been launched since the 2023 Bed Show or will be launched at this year’s Bed Show and will be made widely available commercially.

The judges will be scoring the entries on the following criteria so please ensure you address these in your entry:

Innovation

Eco-design credentials

Filling a perceived gap in the market

Value

Marketing support

Other

Bed Manufacturer of the Year

The judges will be looking for the company that demonstrates success over the 12-month period from July 2023 to June 2024. Within your entry, you should consider covering key areas of your business such as:

Financial performance

New product design/launches

Innovation

Sustainability

Investment and employment

Customer service

Corporate social responsibility

Marketing Support

Other

Please note, that if you are shortlisted in the Bed Manufacturer of the Year Award, you will be asked to put forward a spokesperson to discuss your entry with the judges. Please ensure someone is available on Wednesday 11th September 2024.

Supplier of the Year

The judges will be looking for the company that demonstrates success over the 12-month period from July 2023 to June 2024. Within your entry, you should consider covering key areas of your business such as:

Financial performance

New product design/launches

Innovation

Sustainability

Investment and employment

Customer service

Corporate social responsibility

Marketing Support

Other

Please note, that if you are shortlisted in the Supplier of the Year, you will be asked to put forward a spokesperson to discuss your entry with the judges. Please ensure someone is available on Wednesday 11th September 2024.

 

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS & TOP TIPS – PLEASE READ

  • The main elements of your entry should be the Executive Summary of no more than 750 words. Entries exceeding the word limits given in the criteria will be disqualified.
  • Please study the criteria the judges will be looking at in the category and ensure you address each one in your summary.
  • For retailers, clear support of NBF and NBF member brands is a crucial element of your entry. This is not limited to simply stocking the brands, we want to see how else you support and showcase NBF and NBF member brands to your customers.
  • Your entry can be accompanied by no more than 2 attachments of supporting detail. Please, no fancy presentations or videos. They won’t influence the judges’ decisions, which will be based on content.
  • This will only be looked at IF the Executive Summary persuades the judges it’s worth delving further! Please do not include links to further material in your supporting documents.
  • Do not reprint general information that can easily be found on websites or in company literature.
  • Allow yourself plenty of time to consider and develop your entry but don’t miss the relevant deadlines. Please check the deadline for each category.
  • Provide solid evidence for any specific claims or statistics you make in your entry.
  • Use spell check and ask someone outside of your business to proofread your entry – this will make sure that it makes sense.
  • We may ask you to provide further details about your entry, if necessary. So please ensure correct contact details are provided.

Entry Form

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