Inspiring British Sofas
At Whitemeadow our approach to furniture making is simple. Skilled craftsmen taking pride in building tailored products with high quality finishes following exacting standards to support the brands of our loyal customer base.
This simple approach has led us to become one of the most trusted and well respected upholstery manufacturers in Britain and proud to partner many of the UK’s largest Blue Chip multi-store and premium Independent retailers.CONTACT US TO DISCOVER MORE
Learn more about Whitemeadow by taking a tour of our About page to discover the core values that underpin our business.
From our distinguishable products and fabrics, to our market leading design and development, and our close affiliations with key industry bodies, we invite you to absorb the Whitemeadow story.
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CONTENT BY TERENCE CONRAN
Embodying the timeless and classic Conran philosophy, the stunning new collection designed by Sir Terence Conran and his team offers an enticing collection of upholstery in a large selection of fabrics.
Stunning designs handmade in Britain, and at great value, the collection is comfortable, fresh and perfect for modern living.Find Out More
Visit us at the Manchester Furniture Show!
As a proud British Furniture Manufacturer and the UK's largest independent upholstery manufacturer the heat is on and we are getting set for our second big show of the year, the Manchester Furniture Show!
This years’ show will be our biggest yet as we are doubling the amount of exhibition space we have had in previous years. In addition to our new sofa and bed ranges, we are really excited to launch several new projects that many people have been working on behind the scenes for several months.
First up, we will be launching a new portfolio of accent pieces comprising of chairs, footstools, chaises and ottomans. Our research suggests that up to 50% of consumers buy an occasional piece of furniture such as a footstool or chair if they are displayed with the sofa or bed they are looking to buy, and that retailers who employ this tactic see week on week strong repeat business from consumers. We hope by introducing this dedicated portfolio of models, we will meet the rising demand of our customers for these products.
Secondly, we are excited to be unveiling our new range of sofa beds, many of which will be available to our independent customers for the first time. Within this, we are delighted to announce a new collaboration with award winning mattress manufacturer Hypnos. This is the first time ever that Hypos have manufactured a sofa bed mattress and we are delighted that they chose to work with us on this exciting collaboration. A selection of our sofa bed models can be upgraded to include a Hypnos mattress, which we believe will be very successful.
All the products will be on the website in time for the show so please keep a look out for them, and if you have not already registered with us, then please do! You can also keep up to date with all Whitemeadow news on our Instagram and Twitter accounts, so make sure you are following us!
It’s also been great to see our products featured on the Manchester Show’s website and social media platforms. The Chi Chi photography in particular is very popular!
Sales Manager Dan Oscroft commented: “The Manchester show brings with it a great opportunity for us to engage with our customers at the half year mark. It’s important for us as the manufacturer to connect with our customers to hear their views and suggestions on current and upcoming styles and trends. Ultimately, it’s our customers, the retailers who have this knowledge, being in contact with consumers every day and understanding what they are buying, so for us, this is extremely valuable and drives much of our design concepts for the succeeding months”.
To register for tickets, please see here.
Whitemeadow Listed for Third Year in LSE’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2018
Furniture manufacturere Whitemeadow has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2018. The report is a celebration of the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses across the UK.
To be included in the list, companies needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming their industry peers. More detail on the methodology can be found in the report online at www.1000companies.com.
Whitemeadow is the largest independently owned upholstery manufacturer in Britain today, producing a wide range of sofas and upholstered bed frames for many of the country’s blue chip high street brands and premium independent retailers.
Situated in the heart of the upholstery manufacturing centre of the UK, Whitemeadow began in 1994, handcrafting products in our Nottinghamshire factory. Fast forward to today and we’re proud to maintain our commitment to craftmanship, now on a much larger scale.
As a major employer in the local area, we currently employ over 500 colleagues over 6 sites, all within a 2-mile radius which totals over 170,000 ft2 of manufacturing space. Focussing on design leadership, an efficient production process and attention to quality, we have grown to become one of Britain’s leading upholstery manufacturers.
Whitemeadow Managing Director, Ian Oscroft commented “We are delighted to be included again in the LSE’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report. We have focused heavily on improving our infrastructure, from both a people and operative perspective. Investment in new production equipment such as CNC routers and automated fabric cutting machines have allowed us to increase output efficiency, whilst educating and encouraging career development of our employees has improved productivity. We look forward to continuing this progress.”
Nikhil Rathi, CEO, London Stock Exchange Plc:
“We warmly congratulate all of the companies identified in this year’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ report. Five years on, the report continues to demonstrate the strength and diversity of British businesses across the country. These dynamic companies are the backbone of our economy, playing an important role in the UK’s ability to innovate, export and grow. This report is a significant part of London Stock Exchange Group’s broader campaign to support UK high growth companies. We are committed to championing British businesses and Britain’s dynamic entrepreneurial spirit.”
A full searchable database of all of the companies along with a downloadable pdf of the publication can be found online at www.1000companies.com
Discovering New Talent at the Creatives Industries Expo, NTU
Whitemeadow were delighted to exhibit at the first ever Creative Industries Expo at Nottingham Trent University last month. Managing Director Ian Oscroft, Human Resource Manager, Karen Clarridge and Marketing Manager, Zehra Gezer manned the Whitemeadow stand throughout the day. Ian commented: "We know that to ensure Whitemeadow stays at the forefront of the industry, we need to continually bring fresh new designs to the market and to that end we encourage a working climate for inspiration. It was particularly refreshing to attend the fair and talk with so many young people who are passionate about design and have a desire to innovate".
The Expo was aimed at students enrolled on creative courses such as Product Design, Furniture Design and Textiles who are looking for opportunities including graduate jobs, work experience, freelance projects during their studies or volunteer work. Over 40 companies exhibited on the day, including Next Retail Ltd, New Look Retailers Ltd, Design Council and Games Workshop. In total, 739 students attended the fair and was deemed a great success by the organisers.
Karen commented:"Whitemeadow already have a strong relationship with Leicester De Montfort University where we launched the first ever Whitemeadow Upholstery Design Award in 2017. Product Design student Josh Greaves was the winner and is currently completing a very successful one year work placement with our Design department. This event has given us some great exposure amongst local students, and meeting so many talented and enthusiastic individuals has given me confidence in the pool of talent from which we can attract future employees".
Highlights of some of our core product ranges. From Mid Century inspired vintage styles, to traditionally buttoned accent pieces and beautifully tailored, hand studded bed frames, our product range spans far and wide.
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