Staff at The Bed Shop in Doncaster get set to celebrate 40th year anniversary

A bed shop, which has a branch in Doncaster, has recently celebrated 40 years in business.

Friday, 19th February 2016, 13:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 18th February 2016, 11:25 am

The Bed Shop was the brainchild of Alan Franks in 1975 when he was working in the car industry but saw a gap in the market for good quality beds.

The company first launched in Warren Road, Scunthorpe, with just a small selection of products on display and employing only two members of staff.

The firm moved into Scunthorpe High Street in the early 1980s and opened a showroom of more than 2, 500 sq ft over two floors.

Business boomed after they introduced top name brands such as Silentnight and Millbrook and so Alan decided to expand the firm.

The Bed Shop opened outlets soon after in Hall Gate, Doncaster, in the early 1980s and also in Pontefract, Bradford and Bedale. To mark 40 years in business, the Scunthorpe outlet held celebrations in February and the Doncaster outlet is marking the occasion this month.

Keith Winter, Doncaster branch manager, said: “We are always busy at the start of the year with January sales so we thought we would wait a little while before celebrating.

“We are proud to have been in business for more than 40 years now. To celebrate we are giving prizes out to the person who can show us the oldest receipt and are having special offers. We have always been based in the same premises, we are a landmark, and I want to say thank you to all of our customers.”