AFTER 26 years of business Warwick and Jane Allen are saying goodnight to their luxury bedding company in Devizes which has supplied props for film productions such as The Royals and Zoolander.

Mr and Mrs Allen founded their firm Between The Sheets in 1990s after Mrs Allen failed to find anything she liked when looking for new bed linen. So she and her husband decided to set up their own company which since 2004 has been based on the Hopton Industrial Estate.

She said: "At the time in the early 90’s the only bed linen available was boring old Poly-Cotton. There was nothing tactile, fun or sexy available and I could see that if I wanted to get something out of the ordinary then so would other people."

She set about searching for suitable fabrics and came up with the idea of using tactile material such as silk, satin, velvet and latex and started work on her kitchen table.

Within a couple of years the husband and wife team had taken on a number of machinists and were producing all of their products at their Wiltshire industrial unit.

The luxury goods were chosen to adorn a number of theatre, film and TV sets including Red Dwarf and Lies We Tell.

Mr and Mrs Allen are now retiring but paid tribute to their staff. Mrs Allen said: “Our team has been dedicated and wonderful throughout our time here in Devizes and we were blessed to work with such fabulous staff who contributed to making our business such a success."

The couple are now selling off all of their stock and machinery.