Andy Traynor
Senior Investment Executive

“We’re very excited for the future and this investment is helping us to extend our product range and introduce new licence agreements.” 

Anthony Duckworth, Managing Director, Dreamtex

Dreamtex received investment from NPIF - FW Capital Debt Finance which is managed by FW Capital and is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund to support the development of a range of new products and licences.

Established in July 2012 by Anthony Duckworth, Andrew Downie, and Jo Duckworth, and the supplier currently employs 11 people at its Chorley base.

The Chorley-based business is a rapidly-growing business which provides children’s bedding products, and works with brands such as Xbox, Bluey, Jurassic World, Gabby’s Dollhouse and Disney. Dreamtex agrees licences for its products with a wide range of children’s brands before they are manufactured abroad and delivered to retailers including Smyths, Amazon, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Next and Argos.

Last year, the company launched Dreamtex Earth, an in-house sustainability project featuring Better Cotton Initiative sourced cotton for popular brands Bluey, Xbox and Among Us in retailers such as Next, Asda, Tesco and Argos.

The first NPIF investment phase has now completed with the British Business Bank launching the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund II in March 2024.