This company makes more than half a million beds each year across six brands including Silentnight, Sealy and Rest Assured. Founded in 1946, it was privatised in 2003 by the founder’s family, before being acquired by the private equity firm HIG Capital in 2011. Its managing director is Steve Freeman, 62.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank203
CompanySilentnight Group
ActivityBed manufacturer
LocationLancashire
Sales £m152.1
Operating profit £m14
Main shareholders

HIG Capital (75%), management (25%)

Staff1,132
Founded1946
Websitewww.silentnightgroup.co.uk

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