The Dream & the Beginning of OTTY
As a young entrepreneur with an all-round active and healthy lifestyle, I have learnt to appreciate the importance of a good night’s sleep and the positive effect it can have on both energy levels and productivity.
Through personal experience of working long hours at the office and then spending my free time training in a variety of sports and martial arts, I soon found out that a restful night’s sleep and having good eating habits are the two best ways of keeping energised and motivated towards your goals.
And after looking into the current mattress and sleep industry, I quickly realised that it is full of false advertising, confusing products, high prices and more importantly, difficult and high-risk ordering processes, and I decided that a change needed to happen.
This led me to my next business challenge - revolutionising the mattress industry with a perfect mattress at the right price.
The Concept of OTTY
With so many different products on the market, buying a mattress often turns into a confusing minefield.
Common issues I encountered revolved around memory foam, which is great for comfort but lacks support and is known to cause the sleeper to overheat at night, and the springs, which offer great for support but on their own, lack comfort.
I also found out most mattress covers are non-removable, and often store sweat, dead skin cells, germs and bacteria – this was something I really didn’t want to be sleeping on.
Instead, I wanted to create a mattress that overcame these, and other common problems and set about designing a new product that is far better than those on the market.
After a number of tests, trial models and modifications, I’m proud to be able to offer the OTTY mattress - a product which combines encapsulated pocket springs, luxurious reflex foam and unique Cool Blue Gel infused memory foam layer, with supported and strengthened sides, increased air flow border and a removable and washable cover, to offer the perfect night’s sleep.
The OTTY mattress provides comfort, support and temperature control, allowing you to sleep fresh every night and more importantly, it is attainable by everyone thanks to its leading price point.
Which Best Buy Award 2018
Once the product was perfected, it was key to ensure every customer experienced a purchasing process that is just as flawless as our mattresses.
The team at OTTY also realise everyone has unique sleeping habits. However, we’re so confident that you’ll love the OTTY mattress, we even provide a 100-night trial – try our mattress for 100 nights, and if you’re one of the very few who decide our mattress isn’t quite right for you, we’ll pick it up free of charge and offer you a full refund.
Our hard work doesn’t just lie solely within mattresses however. With the OTTY mattress receiving outstanding reviews in the media, we are well on with bringing new products to the bed market, which wont just continue to revolutionise the sector, but will help to provide the best sleep possible.
And importantly this isn’t just limited to the UK. In 2018, OTTY will be introduced to a host of other European countries, including Germany, Netherlands, France and Poland.
Stuff That Helps Us Sleep at Night
At OTTY, the whole team is big on giving back to the community. This has resulted in a number of beds being donated to charities and schools since our launch in 2016.
We also ensure the very few mattresses that are returned as part of our 100-night trial are cleaned and maintained, before being issued to aid charities and community projects. We’re also big on workplace equality and diversity, and as a result, our Leeds-based warehouse is fully run by its own disabled workforce.
The team also recognises the importance a good night’s sleep has on energy levels, and in a bid to thank those who work in industries we just couldn’t do without, we’re proud to be able to offer discount to customers working in blue light and military services.
Where We Work & Live
OTTY is based in the heart of Yorkshire. This is not only where we design and conceive all our products, but it’s where the main team work and live.
We work within a vibrant, award-winning and eco-friendly space, which is dedicated to renewable energy. We even have our own courtyard, deli and gym, which many of our staff likes to use during their breaks to unwind and socialise.
2018 will see OTTY expand into Europe, with new offices soon to open in Berlin and Amsterdam.