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Daval wins Family Business of the Year Award

We are delighted to announce Daval has been crowned Family Business of the Year at the 2024 Business Desk Yorkshire Awards.

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Joining over 50 businesses chosen by judges as finalists, we were crowned winner at a glittering award ceremony at the Queen’s Hotel in Leeds on 29th February.

Simon Bodsworth, managing director at Daval, said: “Winning the Family Business of the Year category is particularly poignant, as we’ve remained a family-owned company since 1978, and my brothers and I are still leading the business, working alongside other family members.

“Although we are now a national brand with over 100 retail partners at showrooms across the UK, family values remain at the heart of Daval, and our pride and commitment to excellence is what enables us to manufacture exceptional products and drive forward with innovation.”

Daval was founded by our Simon, Paul and James’s father, David Bodsworth, in 1978. At the time, David was working as a trained cabinet maker and decided to start a business designing and selling furniture for peoples’ homes. It was then, while working from a small shop in West Yorkshire, that Distinctive Interiors – know Daval – was born.

James Bodsworth, creative director at Daval, added: “We are hugely proud that every piece of furniture we produce continues to be made right here in the same valley where the Daval story started back in 1978, meaning when you choose Daval, you choose quality British craftsmanship.

“Being named Family Business of the Year is a poignant way to start 2024, and our award will be displayed proudly at our head office in Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire.”

Paul Bodsworth, operations director at Daval, explained: “Winning this award demonstrates that you can scale and grow a business UK-wide while keeping family values and principles at its core. That’s something we’re really proud of.

“We’re a second-generation family company now, with brothers, cousins and aunties working in the business, and we’ve got no plans to change that any time soon!”

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