Feather & Springs, the local luxury bed makers, are expanding
The family business, founded by couple Jon and Nicky Cannon and their son Chris, has a workshop based on White Lund in Morecambe where they make luxury mattresses of all types and sizes which are sold from their showroom at Dockray Hall in Kendal.
The business started last year and trade has been strong, so the family have now made the decision to bring their younger son, Ben Cannon, into the firm to run a new showroom on Chapel Street in Lancaster which will open on 16th June.
“We are proud to be a local manufacturer and employer and to provide local jobs as our business grows” said Company Director Chris. “We think that we make the best beds that money can buy and it seems that our customers agree with us! Both our domestic and commercial sales are growing strongly and we look forward to opening the new Lancaster showroom so that more people can find out about us.”
From the springs to the edging and everything in between, the company makes mattresses by hand that are inspected at each stage of the production process and in many cases they are hand stitched. It takes a level of skill that takes years to learn and the family have become experts in every aspect of mattress making over the years, something that they taught themselves when they founded their very first business, making mattresses for the caravan and boat sectors, eight years ago.
Their workshop now employs a team of thirteen, including apprentices, who are being trained in all aspects of bed and mattress making. The family’s ethos of employing and training local people is one that they have committed to from the beginning and they are hoping that the opening of a new showroom will allow them to expand the team even further.
The new showroom on Chapel Street in Lancaster will be open every day, selling the whole Feather & Springs mattress and bed range.