Frodsham bed retailer needs your vote

Frodsham and Helsby residents are being called upon to vote for a local bed and mattress retailer, which has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

Land of Beds has reached the finals of The Family Business of the Year Awards 2017 in the North and Northern Ireland category. The public vote will determine the overall winner of the People’s Choice Award.

“It takes a single click of the ‘Vote Now’ button to register your vote,” says Mike Murray, Managing Director at Land of Beds. “Yet your support could make a huge difference to the outcome. We’re asking for our local people to support us as a win for Land of Beds is also great recognition for the Frodsham and Helsby High Street.”

The awards were created to celebrate the UK family business sector, to recognise the diversity of family firms across the country and to celebrate the contribution that they make. Organisers Family Business United launched a national search for family firms that – irrespective of their size – use their family nature and values to build successful businesses and represent great ambassadors for the sector.

Land of Beds is one of just 15 finalists in their regional category. Voting is open online until 30 April.

“My granddad Harry Murray started our business over 40 years ago; it has been handed down through three generations so far,” adds Mike who – together with the rest of the Director team – won the High Sheriff of Cheshire’s Family Business Award of Excellence in 2016. “It’s our mission to help families sleep comfortably and we employ people locally so that they can take care of their families too.

“Voting for Land of Beds to win The Family Business of the Year Award 2017 is a great way to show your support for our family values and independent retailers as a whole. I’d like to thank everyone who has voted so far. It’s been a fantastic start to our campaign but please keep those votes coming!”

The awards will be presented at The May Fair Hotel in London on 8 June. Last year’s People’s Choice Award winner was Heart of the Lakes – specialists in Lakeland holiday lets.

Photo of award ceremony
Land of Beds were highly commended in the Independent Retailer category at the National Bed Federation Award 2015-16. Pictured left to right are the President of the NBF Ebrahim Patel, Maria Murray, Caroline Murray, Mike Murray Jnr and Gyles Brandreth.