Gallery Direct deal sees Ziemniaks retire
Peter and John Ziemniak are retiring from the bed industry after selling Dreamworks Beds to Gallery Direct.
‘The uniting of two strong businesses, which are ambitious, progressive and financially secure, is good news for our employees and clients alike,’ says Peter Ziemniak, Dreamworks md. ‘It is business as usual for our staff, suppliers and customers, as we look forward to continuing to build on our existing relationships.
‘After more than 40 years in the industry, the time for retirement for John and me is here. It’s now time for Dreamworks Beds to keep moving forward under new ownership and leadership. When we met Gallery Direct we felt immediately that these were people that shared our passion for quality, customer service and running a good and fair business. We set out to be a business that customers enjoyed trading with and we believe that Gallery shares this ethos.
‘Dreamworks Beds has just closed the books on another record year and is growing strongly, so it’s the right time to hand over to Peter Delaney and his team who will help maintain this growth and assist Dreamworks Beds to exploit new and exciting opportunities. Although the sale is effective immediately, I will be around to see a smooth transition and to help achieve our shared goals.
It’s been an honour and a pleasure at Dreamworks Beds, although sometimes very tough, to have achieved all the things we have done as a team,” added Peter Ziemniak “and I will be leaving behind people I have known for many years. I am confident that with Gallery Direct at the helm, the future looks very positive and our colleagues and clients will be in very capable hands going forward.’
‘The Dreamworks Beds team produces well-designed, great value quality products that are hand made in the UK and delivered within an incredible two to three weeks. I am confident that both businesses will be able to work closely together to deliver benefits to both companies and their respective customers,’ says Peter Delaney, Gallery Direct md.
‘Dreamworks Beds won the AIS gold standard award in 2013 and 2014 for outstanding quality and service, which is testament to Peter and John Ziemniak’s leadership and control, coupled with their dedicated and loyal workforce. The skills and knowledge of the Westbury team are outstanding and I am confident that we will grow our brands further, as we plan to continue to innovate and develop new products, collections and styles that will appeal to a range of different markets.’