Leading bedding expert John Cotton Group has been awarded the Business Enterprise Award at the 34th Yorkshire Awards, held by the Yorkshire Society. The award recognises John Cotton group for outstanding efforts in business enterprise within the County.

The awards are given by The Yorkshire Society to recognise the people and businesses of Yorkshire promoting the county with their achievements, excellence, and spirit.

John Cotton is the UK’s largest manufacturer of pillows, duvets and protectors. A family company established in 1916, Yorkshire-based John Cotton Group have been redefining fabrics and fibres for over a century. With operations around the globe, the group prides itself on driving innovative fibre solutions and pioneering sustainable bedding.

David Cruddos, group managing director said: “We are honoured to have been recognised for our commitment and efforts to both our business and to our County. For over a century John Cotton Group has pioneered Home Textile and Nonwoven fibre production from our head office in Yorkshire, and we take great pride in being a Yorkshire-based business.

The Yorkshire Awards have been the preeminent awards recognising people and businesses who have had a positive impact upon Yorkshire and its people for over three decades, and we are delighted to have been acknowledged alongside some other incredible award winners.”

Mark Cotton, deputy chairman, said: “This award is a result of all our hardworking and dedicated colleagues that have helped John Cotton Group thrive for over 100 years.”

The John Cotton Group includes Slumberdown, Snuggledown and sustainable bedding brand EarthKind.

Recent Home Textile innovations from John Cotton Group include Slumberdown’s Pet Beds, made from recycled fillings, and new Wool Duvets, made with 100% British Wool.

With pioneering sustainability being a core value of John Cotton Group, the company has been making waves for over 100 years, recycling garments and textile waste, by manufacturing waste into new products, currently equating to over 200 tonnes per week.

Offcuts produced by John Cotton during the manufacture of home textile products are also recycled, which adds up to roughly 16 tonnes a week. Across the group, the equivalent of 1.7 billion plastic bottles are diverted from oceans and landfills.