Working at Bensons for Beds

  • Company size 1,000–2,499 employees
  • Sector Retail
  • Location Accrington, United Kingdom

What we do

We are Bensons for Beds. Thank you for visiting our page.

So, who are we?

No 'one size fits all' when it comes to finding the perfect sleep experience for customers and that’s why at Bensons for Beds we put Sleep Wellness™ at the heart of everything we do. With nearly 70 years of retail and 100 years of manufacturing experience in sourcing the best quality beds, frames and mattresses, at Bensons we understand how to design the perfect, tailored sleep experience.

We have 190+ locations and employ c 1800 colleagues. Under new ownership of Alteri Investors we have an ambitious 3 year plan to grow the business further and achieve our mission of becoming the market leading bed retailer with a strong omnichannel presence.

Our business is made up of 4 main areas. Our retail stores provide nationwide coverage, our very own manufacturing site in Cambridgeshire make our quality products, and our Logistics team who store and deliver those products right to our customers’ homes. These operational business areas are all supported by our team of professionals and specialists across a wide range of support functions, ensuring our business is in great shape to serve our customers.

Sleep is an essential part of everyone’s day, which is why every customer visiting a Bensons store is offered a complimentary sleepPRO™ assessment, allowing them to choose a comfort level that is right for them. Mattresses are rated one to five in terms of firmness, with five being the most firm. sleepPRO’s unique technology helps to match customers with their ideal mattress, so they get a perfect night’s sleep, every night.

What’s more, Bensons has a highly skilled buying team that try, test and source the very best beds, mattresses, headboards, pillows, accessories and bedroom furniture for its customers. Our collection of products includes brands such as Slumberland, Sensaform, iGel, Staples, Silentnight and Sealy.

We are also fully committed to our sustainability journey, being kinder to the environment with every new product from product materials to production.

Bensons is a proud supplier of Silentnight’s new eco range of mattresses, which contain eco comfort fibres made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. Bensons is also set to incorporate more chemical treatment-free fabrics and new filings, produced using less CO2, water, and land use, into its new ranges this year and has become a supporter of the British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) Climate Action Roadmap, committing to be Net Zero by 2040, 10 years ahead of the government target..

In addition, Bensons customers also have the chance to recycle their old beds and mattresses via a dedicated service, where they can have their old products taken away on delivery of their new bed. Since the recycling scheme began, Bensons has saved the equivalent of over 4,000 tonnes of mattresses from going into landfill with much more to come on this journey.

Bensons is proud to have been awarded the BSI Kitemark across a range of products, demonstrating the highest possible quality standards, and has a dedicated manufacturing site based in Huntingdon. All mattresses are guaranteed for a minimum of five years.

It is all of this that really sets us apart in the marketplace.

 

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To become the market leading bed retailer with a strong omnichannel presence

What you'll get

  • Employee discounts off Bensons products
  • 'Perks' discounts of high street and online retailers and services
  • 'Healthshield' money off dental, optical & more healthcare services
  • Pension - you can choose 1 of 2 plans (Stakeholder / Auto-enrol)
  • We have a range of hours to suit most people's needs
  • Access to 'Retail Trust' services (retail industry support)
  • Long Service Awards - rewards given in 'love 2 shop' vouchers
  • Uncapped Commission (Retail stores, once minimum target is achieved)
  • Monthly store bonus (in Retail, if your store meets it's targets)
  • 28 days annual leave p.a. rising to 31 days after 2 years service

Who you'll work with

What’s it like to work for us?

We’re Devoted – we look after our customers and teams as we would like to be looked after, helping customers achieve Sleep Wellness through getting a great nights sleep, creating the environment where everyone can reach their potential
We’re Driven – we’re passionate about our business and take accountability for achieving our goals, achieving success by working as one team and putting the customer at the heart of everything we do, always ensuring we succeed and never leave anyone behind.
We’re Daring - we strive to be different and embrace the chance to break new ground, innovative in our approach to everything we do, ensuring everyone has fun and enjoys their experience with us.
(I can re-word the above once our values have been officially launched to the business.)

Learning & Development
At Bensons for Beds we put our colleagues at the centre of everything we do. We are devoted to ensuring that every one of our colleagues achieves their full potential with us, whether you want to be a sales colleague, a driver, a manager or an MD ! Your learning journey starts on day one as we help you bed in to life at Bensons for Beds. Our structured induction program will provide you with the Great Start you need to be successful and we need to give you a great colleague experience. The Great Start Induction Pack covers all the learning and information required to ensure you can perform well in your new role. Taking a blended approach to learning, this pack will get using all our systems, completing legal compliance training and that essential on job training that’s so important to your first few days and weeks. Beyond that, our online learning portal, The Hub, will drive your learning path throughout your entire career with Bensons. Our daring approach to learning and development means that whatever way you want your career to go we are able to support you along the way.

Brand Partnerships

Mind
We chose to work with Mind as there is a significant link between sleep and mental health. Living with a mental health problem can impact how well you sleep and poor sleep can have a negative effect on your mental health, which is why Mind is such a good partner for Bensons as we aim to help the nation achieve Sleep Wellness™. Through our work with Mind and our sleep expert, Sophie Bostock, our goal is to raise awareness of and to educate on the benefits that sleep can have on mental health.

Retail Trust
Established in 1832, retail Trust is the trade charity for the 4.5 million of us that work in retail & the supporting service industries. Retail Trust improves lives through their well-being services, vocational & career development programmes and retirement estates. As a colleague of Bensons for Beds you can access the Retail Hub which offers 24/7 free support on issues such as counselling, legal guidance, debt advice, hardship grants, help with educational bursaries and online wellbeing support.

Dr Sophie Bostock
Sophie is a Sleep Scientist who approaches her work with a rigour of evidence and has a scientific approach. She is our voice of authority on all things sleep and helps us provides sleep advice to our internal colleagues, customers and the general public.

Stacey Solomon
Due to Stacey’ down-to-earth personality – she is honest, authentic and natural, as are Bensons – so she is the perfect fit for our brand. Stacey represents family, health and wellbeing, which creates themes for around the importance of sleeping well. Stacey is going to be by our side as we help simplify the A to B of choosing the right bed and mattress for our consumers, so they can find the one that suits them best – she will help us demystify the bed buying process, making it easier for consumers.

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Sales Consultant Posted 29 June by Bensons for Beds
  • Waterthorpe, South Yorkshire
  • Permanent, full-time
  • Competitive salary
  • 2 applications
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