Manchester Based Entrepreneurs Celebrate Reaching Sales Landmark

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Restore Foam, the makers of memory foam mattresses and pillows, has hit the 10,000 sales mark this month. The company, based in Manchester, produces its non-organic hand made lines for the health and consumer markets. Restore Foam currently employs 10 members of staff and aims to hit the £1 million turnover mark by the end of the year.

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Two Manchester based entrepreneurs are celebrating this week after seeing their specialist manufacturing company hit the 10,000 sales mark.

Peter Robinson and David French are co-founders of Restore Foam, the makers of memory foam pillows and memory foam mattresses.

Memory Foam is becoming an increasingly popular way to enjoy and benefit from sleep and rest.

The properties of visco-elastic memory Foam foam allow it to react to both pressure and temperature. This double sensitivity ensures memory foam moulds to an individual’s unique shape resulting in the characteristic "body imprint".

Originally the NASA designed foam was developed for space flight to ease the tensions on the astronauts’ bodies. Its specialist properties are now being used for the health market, where it can help ease a range of medical conditions although many buyers simply use it for comfort.

This makes it useful in a range of medical conditions particularly pressure sores, which cost the NHS £2 million daily. As memory foam moulds to an individual’s body it helps reduce pressure and so increases capillary blood flow that helps minimise the development of low-grade pressure sores.

Many purchasers use memory foam mattresses for back problems and other stress complaints, which can benefit from its unique properties. The reduction in nighttime movement, up to 85%, can aid insomnia complaints. Memory foam’s heat retention properties can also help relieve pain.

Memory foam is a man made non-organic substance that does not support any organic or bacterial growth. This eliminates its use by dust mites and other organisms that are allergy inducing.

The recognised benefits of sleeping, resting or sitting on memory foam has helped increase the popularity of the product. The high development cost and initial manufacturing difficulties have now been eliminated. Consequently the price has now stabilised at a realistic and affordable level.

Restore Foam originally began its life in the front room of business partner David French’s Hale home.

The business concentrated on textiles at first and later progressed to its memory foam lines. After slowly building the business they moved their operation from Hale to a mill dating from the Industrial Revolution in Ardwick. They now employ 10 staff from their manufacturing base.

Peter comments, "Restore Foam is a very satisfying business to be in. We make a hand made quality product, we are continuing the British tradition of manufacturing, we are growing and we also help a lot of people gain relief from medical complaints."

Peter continues: "Restore Foam is pushing towards the one million pound a year turnover mark. It shows that high quality manufacturing can succeed in the home of the Industrial Revolution."

About Restore Foam:

Peter Robinson is a director of Restore Foam, a market leading producer of innovative Memory Foam Mattresses. Peter, a Canadian by birth, now resident in Manchester UK has many years experience in product development and now focuses on addressing orthopaedic issues through development of the Restore Memory Foam range. Check out the Restore Foam Website for more information: http://www.restorefoam.com

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