The next generation for this family-run firm

The next generation for this family-run firm

Duvalay have always been exceptionally proud to be a family-run business, ensuring their strong values and commitment are entwined into all aspects of the company, with a passion for helping people sleep more comfortably being at the very heart. And their family-run business just got bigger!

2021 is set to bring many changes to Duvalay but none more so than three Collerans becoming four, as William Colleran joins the company as Finance Director. William has previously held senior positions in finance at Mark Warner Holidays, including the role of Head of Commercial Finance. He has a wealth of experience under his belt to spearhead Duvalay’s finance team, as well as supporting both Liz and Alan as they continue to launch into new markets and countries.

Other changes have also taken place, as Thomas Colleran has been promoted to Commercial Director. Thomas has worked at Duvalay for the past twelve years and has been responsible for and managed the launch of the highly successful Hilary Devey Collection of mattresses, along with the Easysleep range which was a bestseller for the company in 2020. Thomas will continue to work on new product developments in the coming year while also strengthening existing and new retail partnerships.

Liz comments: ‘Duvalay is entering a really exciting period in its history. While 2020 was a strange and stressful year (for everyone, not just us!), we have had a very positive start to 2021, as we’ve moved into our new factory and expanded the family business with Thomas and William now joining us as directors of the company.”

Duvalay’s new £1.2m factory is based in Heckmonwike. Much bigger than their last, the new factory is helping to meet current and future demand for their increasingly popular leisure and home product ranges.

Liz continues: “Both William and Thomas have essential skills and knowledge that Duvalay requires. Alan and I are excited about the next chapter in our history and the development of our unique family business. As a team, we will continue our ethos of sleep innovation, with new products launching in the near future.”

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