WELLINGTON'S bed manufacturing business Relyon has said goodbye to its operations director following recent successes.

In a statement, the company said that growing sales, order bank and profits had created very different challenges for the company.

And, due to these reasons, the departure of Bernard Hurley, operations director, has been both "mutually and amicably" agreed.

Chris Tattersall, managing director, told the Gazette: "Bernard has contributed significantly to the success of the business over the last eight years and has been instrumental in moving the operational side of the business forward.

"I would like to thank Bernard for all his hard work, effort and contribution over this time."

Relyon began in 1858 as a wool merchant in Wellington. Originally named Price Brothers and Co, the business rapidly moved into manufacturing beds.

At the moment, Relyon employs 400 people in bed manufacturing.