Nash Family Timeline

A brief history of our Family and Business

Family has been an important part of The Foam Company ethos all the way back to Cecil Nash, grandfather to Chris and great-grandfather to Mike, who began working as an apprentice chairmaker in 1914.

1901

Cecil Nash, grandfather to Chris Nash and great-grandfather to Mike Nash, is born in High Wycombe – England’s furniture town.

1914

Cecil is apprenticed as a chairmaker, aged 13.

1914-1970

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Cecil works as a chairmaker for Gibbons & Tilbury Ltd in High Wycombe until 1970, eventually running the production.

1970

Chris Nash is appointed as a sales representative for United Foam (UK) Ltd.

1976

Chris Nash joins Cellulair Manufacturing Co. Ltd.

1980

Chris Nash appointed Sales Director of Cellulair Manufacturing Co. Ltd.

1982

Chris Nash forms Chiltern Foam Converters Ltd.

1985

Chris Nash sells Chiltern Foam Converters Ltd. to partners.

1986

The Foam Company Ltd. is founded.

1987

Commencement of Polyester Fibrefill Cushion manufacture to supplement foam conversion due to new fire regulations. New machinery designed and built by Geoffrey Nash, father to Christopher and grandfather to Michael.

1996

Additional premises open in Didcot. Jon Baker joins the company.

1999

First CNC Foam Conversion machine purchased from an Australian manufacturer.

2006

First SleepShaper mattress produced and first Which Magazine Best Buy Award received.

2007

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Mike Nash joins the company. The first UK manufactured rolled, compressed and boxed mattress is produced.

2008

Second Which Magazine Best Buy Award received.

2012

Ian Perry joins the company.

2013

The Foam Company moves into premises in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

2015

Distribution Centre opens in Abingdon.