Comfort is a pretty important word at Cubitt House and our four bedrooms at The Princess Royal have been designed with comfort being very much in mind. This is where The Cotswold Bed Company come in. Beds are all about comfort and they definitely know a thing or two about that. We always work with people we know and trust and whose work we love and so are excited to showcase the skill and incredible workmanship of some of these brilliant companies. One of these is most certainly The Cotswold Bed Company.
We caught up with Managing Director, Paul Whitelocks to ask him a few questions about the company.
Can you tell us a bit about the history of the company and your role there?
Myself and my wife Alejandra started the business in May 2015. After many years experience in running large furniture businesses, we decided it was time to start our own. Initially trading from a small office in Cheltenham, with a focus on online trading of luxury beds and bedding, the company quickly expanded and we quickly decided to start manufacturing ourselves. Initially, the factory was located in an old railway building in the centre of Cheltenham, and then moved to two a larger site. Here we have a large, experienced team of upholsterers, sewing machinists, designers and developers who create a wide range of products for our clients.
Today, Cotswold Bed Company products are sold across the globe, to a wide range of consumers, interior Designers and contract clients. We also have a showroom based in Fulham.
Cubitt House is always keen to support British Industry and design. Can you tell us a bit about what that means to you?
At The Cotswold Bed Company we work closely with a wide selection of UK suppliers. Many of which are located within a 20 mile radius of the Factory all to help support local businesses, and reduce our carbon footprint. We pride ourselves on our fantastic workforce and are happy that we are helping to support and enrich the local Cotswold Economy.
Can you guide us through the whole process from design to finished product and the myriad of people involved along the way?
There are certainly a lot of people involved in the process.
Any new products and briefed and designed before heading to our wood mill, upholstery and sewing teams who will start the training and development of the product. All items are always fastidiously checked along the production journey to ensure that the look, comfort and finish is to the standard required. The item is then photographed, and catalogued and finally moved to our logistic team who organises everything else.