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

1946
1948
1949
1951
1961
1979
The 1980’s
1986
90’s - 2000’s
2002 TV advert
2002 Pillows
2004
2008
2010
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
1946 The beginning

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

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

1949 Growth

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

1951 Introducing Silentnight

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

1961 The heart of Lancashire

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2014 Cameron David Cameron visits Barnoldswick

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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.

Free UK Delivery

Our standard 2 Man Delivery Service (Mattresses & Divans)

  • Free UK delivery* to your room of choice throughout England, Scotland and Wales.
  • We provide a free professional two man delivery service that will deliver your purchases to your room of choice.
  • This service includes the set up of your bed or mattress in your chosen room, plus the removal and takeaway of the packaging.
  • We deliver most items Monday to Friday, 9am - 6pm.
  • On average products are delivered within 7 - 14 days.
  • *Some restrictions apply, please visit our delivery information for more detail.

Next Day Delivery Service (Mattresses/Bedframes)

  • Free Next Day Delivery, via a courier, to the door only.
  • A card will be left, with a contact number to call for re-delivery, if there is no one in.
  • Delivery will be between 8am - 7pm
  • If ordered with another item, the Next Day Delivery will be delivered first, usual delivery terms apply for additional items (this may incur 2 deliveries)

60 night comfort trial

We're so confident that our beds and mattresses will provide you with a great night's sleep that we offer the security of the very best in terms of comfort guarantee.

  • At Silentnight we want to be sure that you are satisfied with the comfort of your new bed or mattress which is why we offer a total peace of mind 60 night comfort guarantee. If for any reason you are not totally satisfied we will exchange your purchased bed or mattress for an alternative Silentnight bed or mattress of your choice.
  • We do however ask that you try your new bed for at least four weeks for your body to adjust to your new bed or mattress.
  • For full terms and conditions, please click here.

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.

Testing

  • 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