LONDON, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Luxury British bed maker, Vi-Spring, has been awarded the prestigious Queen's Award for Excellence. The Plymouth-based company has been recognized for producing bespoke beds of the highest quality, resulting in significant growth in local and overseas sales during the last six years. Her Majesty The Queen marked Vi-Spring's success in her birthday honours on 21 April 2012. The award is judged on International trade, innovation and sustainable development, and is considered the highest honour a company can receive.
Vi-Spring's Managing Director, Mike Meehan, says: "We are extremely honoured to receive this coveted award. Our experience in designing and handcrafting luxury beds spans more than 110 years, being the company to patent the pocket sprung mattress in 1901, first company to offer a mattress warranty, first company to offer a true Life-time warranty, first company to offer a double pocketed coil system, first company to offer an all wool mattress, first and only mattress manufacturer to obtain the Wool mark, first and only mattress manufacturer to win the House Beautiful Gold Award, and we continue to set the standard to this day. We believe the key to our success is our commitment to using expert craftsmanship, combined with our determination to using only the very best natural materials, to create an unparalleled product that is loved throughout the world."
Vi-Spring sells in the UK, through exclusive retailers such as Harrods and Selfridges, as well as specialists including And So To Bed and independent stores across the country, Europe and Asia. In 2009 Vi-Spring spread its wings into North America to fine furniture retailers like ABC Carpet and Home, Gallery Furniture and ELTE, as well as many luxury mattress specialists like Chicago Luxury Beds and Vi-Spring on Beverly, and is now coast to coast in both Canada and the United States with sales growing exponentially every month.
Proud to be a British brand that contributes to the global interior design industry, Vi-Spring's skilled craftsmen hand-make every bed in its Plymouth factory, using proven traditional methods. The firm sources only the World's finest certified natural materials to fill and cover each bed, from Austrian Moosburger horsehair, to cashmere and luxurious Real Shetland wool. The company uses more pure British fleece wool than any other bed maker in the UK, and through its exclusive use of Real Shetland Island Wool. A Vi-Spring mattress is truly 100% natural and considered one of the healthiest mattresses in the World.
Meehan concludes: "We are very proud of our product and truly delighted to be recognised by HM The Queen for our work and will continue to employ the care, attention and skills into our bed-making that have helped us to win this award."