Leeds-based mattress retailer OTTY Sleep has picked up a prestigious industry award, after being announced as the Small Online Retailer of the Year at last week’s NBF (National Bed Federation) Industry Awards.
In its eighth year, the highly sought-after accolade is chosen by an independent panel of judges, and recognises the companies considered as ‘best in class’ over the past year.
OTTY Sleep was credited for its growing standing in the mattress-in-a-box marketplace, which has seen the company on course to increase its annual turnover by an estimated 400 per cent. The growth has also seen the company venture into Europe for the first time, giving OTTY the opportunity to more than double the number of staff at its Leeds-based headquarters to help accommodate the increasing demand.
As well as praising the profitable model, judges also recognised OTTY’s ability to create and develop a competitively-priced product that stands out from the crowd.
Michal Szlas, CEO of OTTY Sleep, said: “it has been a huge year for OTTY in terms of growth, and it’s one that has seen a huge increase in product demand. Ultimately, this has allowed us to gain a strong foothold in the UK market and break into Europe for the first time.
“The mattress-in-a-box market is hugely competitive, so we’re thrilled to have been recognised for our hard work. It really is a testament to our small team – all of whom strive to bring the best sleeping options to the customers.”
OTTY Sleep was founded in 2016 by young entrepreneur Michal Szlas. The company employs nine people and has three distribution centres in the UK, along with presence in Germany and Netherlands. Since its launch, OTTY has been recognised by a number of industry experts and consumers, resulting in a Which? Best Buy Award, an Expert Reviews Best Buy Award and an accreditation by the Good Housekeeping Institute.