A new chapter has begun for Glencraft, manufacturer and supplier of bespoke and handcrafted beds and mattresses, as the social enterprise continues its story with a move to a new 21,000 sq ft. Aberdeen-based premises.

The purpose built factory and showroom allows for a more streamlined manufacturing process of Glencraft’s products and has upgraded the working environment of 46 employees, around 80% of whom are disadvantaged, disabled or visually impaired.

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The move comes as Glencraft is announced as a national finalist in the Social Enterprise of the Year Award category at this year’s UK Private Business Awards.

Graham McWilliam, who has taken up the position of general manager at Glencraft said, ‘It has been a fantastic few months for the entire Glencraft team. Moving into our new premises has been a milestone for our company and being shortlisted for the Private Business Awards, which are highly regarded and respected in the UK business sector, gives us a real sense of pride’.

Earlier this month, the company launched several of its established products online with Argos, the UK’s largest mattress retailer, and has since received a number of orders from across the UK.

Mr McWilliam continued, ‘We have a very loyal customer base in Aberdeen, and we hope to extend our reach with our supplier agreement with Argos. Having already received orders from customers across the UK, it really underpins the quality and value of our mattresses when placed side by side with our competitors.’

Glencraft has been producing high quality products since 1843. As a registered charity all profits are re-invested to provide career opportunities for disadvantaged, disabled and visually impaired employees.

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