GreatBeanBags™ is a wholly British manufacturing business. Rather than outsourcing their manufacturing or importing bean bags from elsewhere, the team manufacture everything from their Nottingham factory.

The company uses CAD and CAM technology to design their bean bags. This enables them to visualise what the finished product will look like, and to bring creative talent in to help them to design market-leading products.

When a customer orders a bean bag, the product is then handmade to order from scratch. This is facilitated by a team of stitchers being quality checked at every stage. This process ensures that no low quality bean bags slip through the cracks.

The business also caters for the B2B market and their innovation and flexibility has led to some great case studies and talking points there. This includes working with the likes of Lego, Vans, and Carlsberg, as well as television networks like the ITV and the television show, Big Brother. In addition to this, they are able to offer every customer a fantastic range of bean bag products, including chairs, sofa beds, outdoor bean bags, pet beds, and children’s furnishings for schools.

Running a small eCommerce businesses has many advantages, one of which is the personal contact that the staff can have with the customers. If a customer needs to speak to a member of the team for any reason, they are able to talk to them directly, and any problems can be solved quickly.

GreatBeanBags™ were included in 2016’s Top 100 manufacturers for their innovative and pioneering approach to textiles manufacturing in the UK. Being a recognised manufacturer and retailer allows GreatBeanBags™ to excel in the quality of both their service and their products. This is reinforced through the company’s turnover in 2016 which reached a record-breaking £1.2 million.

As we enter 2017, the company are continuing to see impressive growth and now employ a team of 18 manufacturers in-house.