NorthEdge Capital backed a management buyout of the Belfield Group back in 2016 that left a significant amount of the shares in the hands of managers across the various businesses that were under its control.

Successfully and cost effectively shipping big boxes from one side of the world to the other has vexed many great furniture industry minds since the beginning of the pandemic in early 2020.

Direct-to-consumer mattress brand Eve Sleep launched seven years ago and has so far run up accumulated losses totalling £73 million. Expect that to change under its new owner.

80 companies were either closed or filed for insolvency in the past seven days.

Eight companies left debts of £8.3 million. Company details, and major creditors.

An ad-hoc column chronicling recent ownership changes across the U.K. furnishings sector. Seven companies featured including sofa and mattress makers, a four-store kitchen chain, and an online furniture retailer.

Still-expanding floorcoverings chain Tapi Carpets & Floors has revealed over 2,000 current and past equity holders in its latest public disclosure, but almost 75 percent of the business is held by just a handful of shareholders.

Last autumn we described 2020 as a breakout year for the U.K. operation of Chinese furniture, home and general merchandise giant Aosom. It appears we went too early.

Back in 2020, upholstered furniture maker Westbridge made products that were responsible for about 5 percent of the overall turnover of sofa retailer Sofology.

The departure of Sofology buying director Suzy McMahon for Oak Furnitureland begs an obvious question.

The higher cost of importing product from the Far East through the pandemic has had many furniture retailers rethinking their supply chains and ScS is no different.

Some companies are in for a lot of money, said one supplier.

107 companies were either closed or filed for insolvency in the past seven days.

Creditors left facing £20 million shortfall from five companies.

A winding up petition against direct-to-consumer upholstery business Maker&Son landed in the court room on Tuesday of this week. It was already too late.

Tempur Sealy International closed its circa £340 million takeover of U.S. bed market leader Dreams last August in a deal widely seen as great value by many in the trade.

In 2020, half of sofa group TCM Living's revenue came from its biggest customer, the North East headquartered retail chain ScS. That changed last year.

Now-dated financial statements for periods ending in 2021 and early 2022 are showing, as expected, huge increases in sales.

Putting a number on Wayfair's U.K. turnover.

Made.com, the embattled furniture retailer, has set a mid-October deadline for initial expressions of interest in the company.

Businesses incorporated during September 2022. Full list across all furnishings sectors/disciplines (eg retail/wholesale/manufacturing).

92 companies were either closed or filed for insolvency in the past seven days.

Seven companies left creditors facing £1.4 million shortfall.

Furniture retailer Made.com (Made) released interim results on Thursday meaning we have a better idea how much cash remains in the business and how long it can carry on before it requires further funding.

Last year was the strongest yet for The Branded Furniture Company (TBFC), the joint venture between sofa maker Whitemeadow and a Leicestershire based furniture design studio.

Furniture retailer Made.com Group (Made) withdrew its full year guidance last week as it formally announced a process that could lead to a sale of the company or its assets.

When companies issue new shares we can usually ascribe a valuation for the company. Not so with The Conran Shop.

76 companies were either closed or filed for insolvency in the past seven days.

10 companies left creditors facing £1.25 million.

We are all doomed would be a reasonable conclusion to draw after reading the Friday morning rationale behind the launch of a strategic review by Made.com Group (Made). Of course, this is far from the reality.

The value of shares in Eve Sleep, already heavily diminished, sunk a further 41 percent on Monday after the retail and wholesale company admitted it will run out of cash some time next month unless further funding arrives.

126 companies included in this week's list.

Eight companies left creditors facing £2.1 million shortfall.

One of the side effects of growing sales into the billions of pounds is that large deals that would otherwise draw widespread attention now fall under disclosure thresholds.

Polish sofa maker Adriana has acquired a significant stake in U.K. upholstery market leader DFS prompting many in the trade to ponder why.

Furniture and floorcoverings retailers are under no obligation to close their doors when the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II takes place next Monday, but there are compelling reasons to do so.

88 companies included in this week's list.

Six companies left creditors facing £1m shortfall.

It was a bumper year for BoConcept through 2021/22 which enabled the modern furniture retail franchisor to drastically cut shareholder debt. With the help of new bank borrowing.

2021 was a pivotal year for ScS and 2022 promises to be just as significant.