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Founded in 1954, Elite are well known throughout Scotland for supplying a wide variety of businesses with turnkey contract furniture packages.

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Mr Fred Weiss Elite Bedding Company

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Elite’s Founder, Fred Weiss.

Born in 1921, Fred set up Elite in 1954, read about his remarkable story here.

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Northcare Care Home Stirling by Elite Contract Furniture

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Care Home Case Study

Working with one of Scotland’s most prestigious care home groups, Elite provided a turnkey package to Northcare Residences in Stirling.

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Greg and Betsy Winston celebrating their family business of the year commendation

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An Award Winning Evening

Elite celebrated at the Glasgow Business Awards, read more about our commendation below.

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1921
Fred Weiss Was Born
Fred Weiss Was Born

Elite’s founder Fred Weiss was born in in Miskolc Hungary on the 21st of May 1921. His mother Maria Eisner was a cook by profession, running the Jewish Soup kitchen in Vienna. His father Joseph died at a young age following service in the First world War before becoming a

1939
Fred Arrives in Glasgow
Fred Arrives in Glasgow

Fred obtains a visa to the UK dated the 23rd of January 1939. Residing in Glasgow his first home was on Millbrae Crescent, Queen’s Park Glasgow.

1954
Elite Begins
Elite Begins

Fred purchased Hugh Haughan bedding company, situated in Eglinton street near the gorbals. He quickly changed the name to Elite, and a new company began!

1962
Business Booms
Business Booms

Elite quickly became the main supplier for a number of reputable brands such as The Reo Stakis Hotel Group (now Hilton), The University of Strathclyds and Glasgow Council. Despite having no formal training, Fred’s natural charm and high quality products helped him grow the business to reach new heights.

1982
Contract Furniture Launches
Contract Furniture Launches

Following the growing success of the beds and furniture in retail, the company decided to launch a contract furniture offering. Broadening to include more robust furniture, high performance materials and pieces that met specific legisltion requirements, this pivot opened alot of new doors for Elite.

1986
A New Generation Steps Up
A New Generation Steps Up

Fred and Beatrice Retired in 1986 following his 65th Birthday, taking time to enjoy their family and hobbies. Betsy Winston, their youngest daughter, worked with the company for many years moving through roles in administration through sales into management. Taking the reigns, she become Managing Director, continuing in this role

2014
Showroom Shakeup
Showroom Shakeup

In 2018, after the Moffat Street location was starting to tire with age, the company moved to a new, unique location in Early Haig Road, Hillington Estate. Hosting their on site manufacturing, unique showroom spaces and offices, the location brought a new energy to the business.

2020
New Branding Same Values
New Branding  Same Values

Elite rebranded in 2020, going back to their original navy blue colour with a classic font. With a new look and a new website, exciting projects started to unfold.

2024
Platinum Anniversary Celebrations Begin
Platinum Anniversary Celebrations Begin

As Elite began 2024, we look forward to celebrating the rich history of the family and business. With our grand 70th party, new products and exciting events to celebrate, it is sure to be an exciting one!

New Showroom New Ideas
New Showroom New Ideas

2023 saw Elite move once more, to Thornliebank! A new, bright, open plan showroom and office helped the team reimagine products and ideas like never before. Bigger, better and bolder beds were introduced with this exciting oppertunity to bring new life to the company!

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Meet The Team

Everyone here at Elite shares the same passion for personal, excellent service and products.

Learn a little more about the team and connect with them online below.

Betsy Winston
Managing Director
Betsy has been with Elite for over 30 years, continuing her father's legacy of providing exceptional products and services to companies across the UK. Her passion for continuing the high standards of the business are evident through her attention to detail.
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Greg Winston
Director
Working for the family business, Greg started with Elite in 2008, working his way up to Director. Responsible for the logistics and finances of the company, he is the engine room behind the scenes ensuring projects run smoothly and to schedule.
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Kirsti McPhee
Product Sales Specialist
Kirsti has been with Elite for 10 years now, working in the sales department. Working with a wide range of interior designers, businesses and individuals, her eye for detail and ability to create unique spaces makes her popular with our boutique hotel customers.
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Jackie Spittal
Product Sales Specialist
Jackie has been with Elite for over 14 years now. Working in sales he has a great relationship with all his customers. His knowledge of the industry makes him great at creating timeless, practical, functional, beautiful spaces.
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Juliette Farrell
Product Marketing
Starting just two years ago, Juliette works behind the scenes managing our website, social media and product development projects. If mood boards or floorplans need created, Juliette is the person to go to.
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David MacFarlane
Fitting and Installation
Working with Elite for over 5 years, David has an exceptional eye for detail. Visiting sites, he is responsible for measuring, fitting and installation of window dressing and furnishings.
Cedric Winston
CFO (Chief Fetch Officer)
Cedric is the beloved Winston family pet. Often seen trotting around the office he is part time security guard, full time therapet for everyone in the office.
John Black
Flooring Installation
Working with Elite for over 20 years, John is responsible for site measures and flooring installations. Highly professional, he is great at creating seamless, wonderful finishings.

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