NBF Appoints Tean Dallaway, Airsprung CEO, as First Female President

The National Bed Federation (NBF), the trade association for British and Irish bed manufacturers and their suppliers, has appointed its first female president following the election at its AGM in May.

Tean Dallaway, CEO of Airsprung Furniture Group, has stepped up from her position as NBF vice president, manufacturers, taking over from Jim Gerety, MD of Vispring who has served two years as NBF president.

Mike Holmes, MD of Leggett & Platt (Kayfoam Woolfson/Kaymed), has also been appointed as the NBF treasurer, a position Tean has held since 2009.

“It is an honour to have been asked to serve as the president of the NBF,” said Tean, who has contributed to the board for 15 years. “The NBF plays a vital role in championing the interests of the British and Irish bed-making industry, which not only provides employment to a substantial workforce but also supports a crucial supply chain.

“As the first female president of the NBF, I am proud to represent the growing diversity of leadership within our industry. I see this as an opportunity to inspire others and pave the way for greater inclusion and representation.”

Tean has worked for Airsprung for 30 years and the last 20 years as the group FD. Before arriving at Airsprung she trained as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse.

Simon Green, MD of CPS Group, continues as the vice president, suppliers.

At the AGM, members also voted on the re-election of Fara Butt, director of Shire Beds, and Simon Green to the NBF Council.

Related Posts


The National Bed Federation is the recognised trade association representing UK manufacturers of beds and their suppliers. Founded in 1912, its members today account for about 75% of the total UK bedding turnover

Annual Report & Accounts

For the year ending December 2022

NBF Green

Our Goal: 75% of new mattress sales diverted from landfill by 2028.

For Members



NBF Members List

Our member directory is a list of current NBF members with contact details and their certificate number.

Product Search

A database of National Bed Federation members to help you search for either finished or component products.


Get the latest Industry News. Members News articles are only available to NBF members who are logged in to the website.

Registration Opens for 2024 Bed Show

Registration Opens for 2024 Bed Show

Online registration for the 2024 Bed Show, which returns to Telford International Centre on 24 – 25 September 2024, is now open. via the Bed Show website. Organised by the industry trade association the National Bed Federation (NBF), the UK’s only bed-specific...

Newsletter Archive