Bed maker in recruitment drive following rescue deal

Accrington-based Bensons for Beds has launched a recruitment drive at its Northern logistics and distribution centre to meet increased demand after beginning a significant transformation programme following refinancing in June.

The bed specialist has created 37 jobs at its site in Huncoat, Lancashire, near the group’s head office, to work as warehouse operatives and delivery drivers.

Bensons is the largest bed retailer in the UK with more than 200 stores.

It also has distribution centres in Ayr and Tewkesbury, as well as a dedicated manufacturing site in Huntingdon.

It employs more than 1,500 people nationwide.

Bensons emerged as a standalone business in June following a restructuring deal that injected £25m of new investment to grow the business.

Bensons chief operating officer, Joe Wykes, said: “Sales are running ahead of our expectations as we emerge from refinancing as a refocused and resilient business.

“That’s why we’re looking for additional colleagues at Huncoat to help us deliver, literally, to customers.”

All Bensons’ stores are open and trading in line with government safety and hygiene guidelines, protecting colleagues and customers.