Over 70 years bed making heritage since 1946

Our Heritage

We've been on an incredible journey over the past 70 years. Discover the story behind one of the UK's most loved brands...

The 1980’s
90’s - 2000’s
2002 TV advert
2002 Pillows
2012 Brand
2012 Fleet
2012 Which?
2012 Healthy Growth
2012 Pocket
2014 Geltex
2014 Dreams
2014 Cricket
2014 Cameron
2014 Award
2015 Achievements
2015 Vision
2015 Customer service
2015 - 2016
2016 Apprenticeships
2016 Superbrands
2016 Which?
2016 My Sleep Secrets
2016 Sleep Centres
2016 Platinum
2016 Studio
2016 Anniversary
2016 TV advert
2017 Campaign
2017 New range
2017 More ranges
2017 Award
2018 Eco focus
2018 Safe nights
1946 The beginning Tom and Joan Clarke - Clarke's Mattresses

In the North Yorkshire town of Skipton Tom and Joan Clarke created ‘Clarke’s Mattresses Limited’ and so it all began...

1948 Clarke’s Mattresses Clarke's Mattresses Factory

Tom and Joan officially registered ‘Clarke’s Mattresses Limited ‘and the business continued to grow!

1949 Growth Mattress manufacturer at Clarke's Mattresses

The company was thriving in producing high quality beds and demand eventually lead to operations being moved to Barnoldswick in 1949.

1951 Introducing Silentnight Silentnight Branded Van and Poster

Clarke’s Mattresses had a name change in 1951 and Silentnight Limited was officially born!

1961 The heart of Lancashire Silentnight Barnolswick factory magazine coverage

Silentnight continued to grow at such a rapid rate that we moved to our current premises in 1961 and it’s here we reside to this day!

1979 Exhibition Centre Margaret Thatcher visiting Silentnight Factory

With business continuing to grow the decision was made to extend the current showroom in Salterforth so we could showcase more of our products to the public.

The 1980’s The UK’s number one bed brand Silentnight Miracoil Posters featuring Hippo and Duck

We cemented our position as the UK’s number one bed brand and by 1986 we had created the ‘Ultimate spring system’ which was later renamed Miracoil.

1986 The UK’s number one bed brand

We launched the 'Ultimate Spring System' - the first new spring system in the UK for over three decades. To demonstrate the ultimate spring system's unique no-roll together properties, we introduced our two new brand icons, Hippo & Duck. Through entertaining and informative TV advertising Hippo and Duck became instantly recognisable and are still loved by the public today.

90’s - 2000’s Times are changing 1990's Silentnight Branding

A refreshed identity followed as the brand became more recognisable. New contemporary illustrations of Hippo and Duck were created and used across all marketing platforms.

2002 TV advert I believe in Miracoil’s

We aired our brand new animated TV advert featuring the voices of Jane Horrocks and Clive Rowe and set to a specially reworked version of Hot Chocolate’s ‘You Sexy Thing’ - I Believe In Miracoil’s.

2002 Pillows Pillow talk Silentnight Pillows and Adverts

We introduced filled products into our range including pillows, duvets, toppers, mattress protectors and electric blankets. It is now estimated that 1 in 5 people in the UK sleep on a Silentnight pillow.

2004 Innovation is key Superbrands, featuring Silentnight

2004 saw us achieve Superbrand status for the very first time! It reiterated to the trade that Silentnight offered consumer choice, quality, comfort and support, whilst constantly innovating to produce the ultimate bed selection.

2008 Convenience is the word! Mattress Now product display

Continuing to branch further out ‘convenience’ was becoming a strong word and in 2008 we launched Mattress Now which was our first ever rolled mattress.

2010 American Idol

We launched more TV advertising this time sponsoring the hugely popular American Idol. This allowed us peak time slots on ITV2, once again projecting our brand to the nation!

2012 Brand Unveiling our new brand identity 2012 Silentnight Branding

In 2012 our brand identity was updated to reflect our focus on quality and new product offerings. This came under our ‘Quality sleep solutions for all the Family’ as a brand you can trust.

2012 Fleet Our new fleet Silentnight branded delivery truck

Following our rebrand our logo was redesigned to reflect a more contemporary and premium feel. We also updated our fleet of Silentnight trucks!

2012 Which? Which? Best Buy Which? Best Buy award

2012 was also the year of our very first Which? Award! The award represented our Mattress-Now zone 3 rolled mattress.

2012 Healthy Growth Extending our ranges Silentnight Healthy Growth Branding and Bed

Launching the new Healthy Growth collection. Our aim, to help kids sleep safe and sound.

2012 Pocket Our premier pocket collection

In 2012, we launched the new Mirapocket offer. The stunning new Diamond collection, was first unveiled at the 2012 bed show.

2014 Geltex The year of Geltex

A ground-breaking year as we introduced our new Geltex inside concept. A level of comfort never felt before!

2014 Dreams Dreams Come True Silentnight and Dreams at the London marathon

We teamed up with Dreams Come True later that year for the London marathon. Two members of the Dreams Come True team ran in the Hippo and Duck suits to raise money!

2014 Cricket Cricket sponsorship Silentnight Hippo and Duck at Lancashire County cricket club

With the company continuing to thrive we became official sponsors for Lancashire County Cricket Club!

2014 Cameron David Cameron visits Barnoldswick David Cameron visits Silentnight Factory

David Cameron visits the Barnoldswick factory and formally acknowledges our award winning apprenticeship programme. This generated and was ITV ‘s lead new story of the day.

2014 Award World Branding Award World Branding Awards - Brand of the Year

Awarded Brand of the Year for the UK Furniture - Beds category at the prestigious 2014 World Branding Awards.We were among 69 brands from 25 countries.

2015 Achievements Achievements

Achievements was the key word for 2015. Olympic gold medallist Jo Pavey became the face of our campaign designed around what you can achieve on a great night’s sleep.

2015 Vision Our vision

2015 brought the launch of our company vision. Our focus under this vision was to offer market leading quality, first class customer service and continuous innovation.

2015 Customer service Customer services team The institute of customer service member

Our dedicated customer services team are on hand to help for every step of your purchase including any questions you may have on aftercare. As well as being available 5 days a week our team are members of the Institute of customer services so you can be assured of professional and experienced advice.

2015 - 2016 Awards Awards for Safe Nights Cot Bed Mattress

Our new and approved safe night’s cot bed mattress was relaunched in 2015 and has won numerous awards in the nursery category

2016 Apprenticeships Apprenticeships Apprentices at Silentnight Factory

Our industry recognised apprenticeship programme has generated over 40 full time jobs and attracted tremendous support from the industry and government ministers.

2016 Superbrands Superbrands Superbrands book featuring Silentnight

With quality, service and innovation being at the forefront of 2016 we have gained Superbrand status for the 11th year running!

2016 Which? Which? Best Buy 2 Which? best buy awards

Silentnight achieves two best buys in the 2016 review for Mattress-now 3 zone and our Mirapocket 1200.

2016 My Sleep Secrets My Sleep Secrets Silentnight advertising pages

Our new consumer advertising campaign using real life consumer quotes to share their secret to a great night’s sleep. It created a huge buzz both in the national press and social media!

2016 Sleep Centres Sleep Centres new Silentnight sleep centre

In 2016 we launched our new Sleep Centre concept. Featuring our new Platinum collection and premium instore point of sale solution to showcase the best of Silentnight in independent retailers.

2016 Platinum New Platinum collection Silentnight Platinum bed collection

The stunning new Platinum collection, showcasing the best of Silentnight’s core bed and mattress offer, exclusive to Silentnight Sleep Centres.

2016 Studio Studio by Silentnight

Introducing Studio by Silentnight. Targeting younger style conscious consumers with contemporary beds and mattresses. Style and simplicity is at the heart of this offer.

2016 Anniversary 70 years strong The Aniversary Collection - Limited Edition

To mark this major milestone, we have launched an exclusive Anniversary collection to celebrate 70 years of quality and innovation. And not forgetting our limited edition anniversary hippo.

2016 TV advert Our new TV advert

The secret to a great night’s sleep for over 70 years.

2017 Campaign Sleep your way

At Silentnight, we understand the perfect night's sleep starts with choosing your perfect bed. That's why, whatever type of sleeper you are, there's a bed just right for you.

2017 New range Signature launched New Silentnight Signature range

The Signature range is our most comprehensive yet. There is something for all sleeper types. 

2017 More ranges Upholstered bed frames & Sleep Sofa ranges Upholstered bedframe and sofa bed

Widened our range into upholstered bedframes and Sleep Sofa range. Our upholstered bed frames feature timeless style and our sofa beds are designed with a 'sleep-first' approach.

2017 Award Furniture Makers Award Sustainability Award - Awarded by The Furniture Makers' Company

Recognised by the Furniture Makers for our commitment to sustainabilityWe’re dedicated to having a positive impact on our planet.

2018 Eco focus Eco focus Eco friendly mattresses

Recycled plastic bottle filling rolled into more ranges including new Safe Nights, Healthy Growth and Eco Comfort. Our revitalising Eco Comfort layer can be found across a wide range of mattresses for adults, tots and teens. 

2018 Safe nights New Safe Nights collection launches Baby sleeping on safe nights mattress

New Safe Nights collection launches. Silentnight’s Safe Nights range features 4 products that have been designed with comfort, safety and quality in mind. All are foam-free and have washable covers for greater convenience.

2018 Our second flagship showroom opens Second flagship showroom at Lakeside

Our second flagship showroom at intu Lakeside opened in May of 2018. We now have showrooms in both the North and South of the UK.

FREE UK delivery available

FREE UK delivery on orders over £49

Mattresses and divans delivery service

  • FREE UK delivery to a room of your choice
  • Professional 2-man delivery service

When do we deliver?

We deliver most items between Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm.

How much is delivery for orders under £49?

Orders of or under £49 will come with a £2.50 delivery charge.

Find out more about our delivery service here

60 night comfort exchange

Our comfort exchange gives you 60 nights to get really comfortable before making a decision. If you're still not loving your new mattress within 60 nights from delivery, you can exchange it for another mattress. It's as simple as that.

Here's how it works:

  1. Pick your new mattress on the official Silentnight website
  2. Sleep on it for at least 28 nights as it can take a little time to adjust to a new mattress
  3. If you're not happy after the initial 28 nights you can exchange it for a new mattress, as long as you claim within 60 nights of delivery

Read more about the 60 night comfort exchange

Total Quality Assurance

Before it gets to you your bed has been through a lot

  • All our mattresses, upholstered bases and headboards are made in the UK
  • All of our product meet European standards and exceed British standards
  • All our Upholstered beds and mattresses ordered through Shop.Silentnight are made to order
  • This means they are not stored for prolonged periods of time and are shipped to you direct from our factory.


  • Accredited onsite laboratory to bring the best products to you
  • Every Silentnight mattress type is tested to ensure it exceeds all British standards
  • Silentnight products are fully certified by the Forest Stewardship Council®(FSC®) FSC-C104461
  • We are full members of the Furniture Industry Sustainability Program.
Superbrands The Sleep Council nbf approved