Having celebrated its centenary last year, John Cotton says it is Europe’s largest filled bedding manufacturer. The Yorkshire group makes mattress components, 20m pillows and 10m duvets a year under the Slumberdown, Snuggledown and John Cotton brands. Led by third-generation managing director Mark Cotton, 41, in January it acquired Australian pillow and duvet maker Tontine for an undisclosed sum.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank148
CompanyJohn Cotton Group
ActivityBedding and bed-fillings manufacturer
LocationWest Yorkshire
Sales £m171.9
Operating profit £m15
Main shareholdersCotton family (100%)
Staff1,158
Founded1916
Websitewww.johncotton.co.uk

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