The story of the rise to prominence of the Eccles-based company Comfort Sleep, is a story of stamina and staying power in the face of business-related challenges as well as tragedy, and Dennis Charran, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, has been at the centre of events for all of more than two decades.
Charran embarked on his entrepreneurial adventure during the 1980’s, travelling to the various Caribbean islands under the trading name D. Charran Trading and purchasing items for re-sale in Guyana. For a while, thereafter, he worked for a Guyana-based Trinidad and Tobago company located on the Ruimveldt Industrial Site, selling mattresses. The sojourn lasted nine years and when the company finally closed its operations, he assumed the management and shifted its operations to Eccles on the East Bank of Demerara, having purchased a plot of land from the Government of Guyana.
Even then, however, there were more challenges to come. In 2013, disaster struck when the entire plant was destroyed by fire. It took six months of herculean effort for Charran to resurface in business…..