Our History

Made in the UK

Family Run

Environmentally conscious

Our Story

B&A Quilting was conceptualised by a young Bashir Ahmed, a determined South Asian entrepreneur who laid the foundations of the company with just one quilting machine in the heart of the textile industry in Lancashire. Established in 1971 as a commercial quilter, B&A Quilting soon became a key supplier to garment and bed manufacturers within the north of England operating from a Grade II listed building known as Oxford Mills in Ashton Under Lyne.

As the company grew in its commercial success, B&A Quilting established an extensive client base working with Burberry, Paul Smith, Barbour, Dunlopillo, Jysk and IKEA.


To meet the expectations of their clients and to ensure a high quality of service, B&A Quilting expanded the business in 2005 establishing its sister company Bedouin (PVT) Ltd in Pakistan. With a commitment to European service levels allied to overseas cost benefits. A vertical production facility was established on a 14 acre brownfield site.

B&A aspired to provide a broader product range of finished consumer goods, venturing on to manufacture high-quality mattresses renowned for combining the latest advancements in foam and spring technology. Taking pride in the quality of their products B&A Quilting are committed to listening to the needs of their client base and ensuring those goals are achieved.

You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction.

- B&A quote