GB Foam Celebrates 40th Birthday

GB Foam - 40 Years In Business

40 Years of British Manufacturing For GB Foam

GB Foam, is celebrating 40 years of business today. From its small, 1976 beginnings in High Wycombe it has expanded and diversified within an ever changing foam industry growing to over 2.5 million turnover across 3 sites in the UK.

Setup initially for the booming furniture industry, GB Foam now provide a comprehensive range of specialist foam products to a wide variety of market sectors all around the world. From Gym Pit Foam, Automotive and Aerospace to Bedding and Medical Healthcare; GB Foam produce fully finished products which are exported globally, with a strong plan going forward to develop and shape the foam industry for future generations.

Their factory is equipped with the latest CNC cutting technology and throughout the years have employed the most talented freehand foam cutters in the industry. Many members of the team have worked for the company for well over a decade and clients appreciate seeing familiar and friendly faces.

Managing Director, Ben Bailey, grew up with the company and has watched it grow throughout his life. “I am incredibly proud to be running the business my father started 40 years ago. While we have had to adapt and diversify in the ever changing foam market, and in essence completely change our business offerings, our core values have still stayed true to my father’s original vision. I only wish my father was alive today to see where his business is today.

We have many customers who started with us in 1976 and are still working with us today, which we like to think reflects on our vision to be the most dynamic foam converter in our industry. For us no job is too big or too small. We offer the same level of service and delivery whether you are a retail customer ordering one piece of foam from home, or a large manufacturer ordering daily.

GB Foam is not just a name for us. We fly the Union Jack on our vehicles with pride and have since the day we opened the doors in 1976 – we are a business which believes in UK manufacturing, 99% of our products are sourced and made in the UK.”

2016 has been an amazing year for GB Foam, with the addition of a state of the art on site showroom and several new websites the company has been going from strength to strength.

Looking to the future, Ben said: “We have a bright future ahead, with continued growth in what has been a very difficult economic climate. We are proud to say we are a living wage employer and believe that it’s ‘Team GB’ that got us where we are today, and for that we must make a big thank you to our team past and present. We will continue to try and lead the way for improvement in our industry and I hope one day the next generation of our family will take over and ultimately celebrate 100 years of GB Foam – still holding true to my father’s original values.“