BedBiz Podcasts

Musings on Mattress Matters

Welcome to our BedBiz Podcast series where we cover relevant, topical issues affecting the bed industry.

Communication is a two-way street so please do let us know if there are any topics, organisations or people you would like us to feature.


A range of bed related videos produced by NBF which can be used on your own company websites.

Feel free to use these videos on your website or through your social media channels. Click on the play button and press the Share button to share the video on your Twitter or Facebook. You can also copy the video embed code for use on your website.

Hypnos launch sustainable mattress packaging

Hypnos’ sustainability director Richard Naylor joins the NBF’s Jessica Alexander to explain more about this ground-breaking carbon neutral innovation. At the heart of the packaging is sugar cane, a renewable and carbon dioxide depleting resource.

Boosting businesses with Skills Plus Apprenticeship Services

Carmen Daley, Apprenticeships Manager for FIESTA’s Skills Plus, talks to the NBF’s Simon Williams about the help on offer to NBF members to employ young people through the government’s Kickstart scheme, as well as the apprenticeships available to them, including the exciting new Bed Maker apprenticeship.

Protect your design and intellectual property with Anti Copying in Design

In this podcast with a twist, Dids Macdonald, CEO of Anti Copying in Design, gives a short webinar all about how ACID came about, what it does and the support and help on offer to support its members with their design and intellectual property.

Retailing through a pandemic

The NBF’s Simon Williams talks to James Dunne, operations director of Blackburn based Prestige Beds about how they kept their business running over the past year and what makes them such a successful, family run bed retailer.

Resolving Customer Complaints

Jessica Alexander chats to Judith Turner at The Furniture & Home Improvement Ombudsman. As well as finding out in more detail what services the FHIO offers to manufacturers, retailers and consumers, Judith talks about complaints on beds and mattresses as well as the different types of inspections available.

Sleep Matters – finding out more about The Sleep Charity

The NBF’s Jessica Alexander talks to Vicki Dawson and Lisa Artis from The Sleep Charity to find out what they’re working on, how The Sleep Council has integrated with the charity and what businesses can do to get involved.

Distributor and Agent Law with Fox Williams law firm

Stephen Sidkin of business law firm Fox Williams is our latest guest on the BedBiz podcast. Stephen specialises in advising on the entering into and termination of supply chain agreements and talks to the NBF’s Jessica Alexander about international import and export contracts, Brexit, and avoiding the most common pitfalls.

Discussing the Ts&Cs of sale with business law expert, Stephen Sidkins

Stephen Sidkin of business law firm Fox Williams specialises in advising on the entering into and termination of supply chain agreements and discusses the importance of terms and conditions of sale with the NBF’s Jessica Alexander.

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