Luxury Dog Bedding Experts Charley Chau Visit No. 10 Downing Street

Manchester, 27 April 2023: Earlier this week, Luxury dog bedding experts Charley Chau joined a group of 100 British business founders at the Great British Entrepreneurs Reception at No. 10 Downing Street, hosted by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt, to recognise and celebrate the contribution of entrepreneurs in the UK to the British economy.

Charley Chau Co-Founder Christine Chau was invited to join this prestigious event having previously won, along with her sister and co-founder Jenny Chau, Family Business Entrepreneurs of the Year at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2018. Since winning the award, Christine has been a member of the GBEA judging panel.

Both the Prime Minister and the Chancellor spent time speaking with entrepreneurs from a wide array of business sectors, with the Prime Minister thanking the entrepreneurs for the contribution that their work makes to the British economy. The Chancellor also made a speech, sharing some personal insights into his own entrepreneurial journey and acknowledging the risks and difficulties faced by entrepreneurs in the UK, while also praising the determination and resilience shown by entrepreneurs up and down the country in their business ventures.

Christine and Jenny co-founded Charley Chau as a quirky little hobby after endless frustrating searches for good quality, stylish dog bedding. From hand-stitching beds on the sitting room floor, the sister duo launched Charley Chau in 2010 with just one dog bed design, their now signature Snuggle Bed, but the brand now has a beautiful collection of over 15 styles of luxe dog beds to suit dogs of all breeds, shapes and sizes, with happy customers in over 60 countries around the world. 

Commenting on her visit to 10 Downing Street, Christine Chau says: “Jenny and I are accidental entrepreneurs – our idea for a fun hobby took on a life of its own and I felt incredibly honoured to be in the company of so many great British entrepreneurial superstars at No. 10 Downing Street, representing a niche family business from the North West of England. It has been almost thirteen years since we founded our tiny business. We've had a huge amount of fun doing what we do but there’s been a lot of hard work too, and my overwhelming memory of drinks at No. 10 will be how wonderful it was to see the determination and hard work of so many British entrepreneurs recognised in Downing Street. We are also hugely grateful to the Great British Entrepreneur Awards for all the opportunities that winning that award in 2018 has brought to two daughters of Chinese immigrants to Britain.”

The Great British Entrepreneur Awards was created to celebrate and recognise the exceptional stories of entrepreneurs creating and growing exceptional British Businesses. Find out more For information about Charley Chau’s unique collection of luxury dog bedding, visit

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