The changes at Sofa Brands International have effectively removed a senior management layer from its structure.

126 companies included in this week's list.

Ten companies left creditors facing £4m shortfall.

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

Shares in furniture retailer Made.com (Made) rallied earlier this week after positive noises from the financial services sector.

The deals column lists the latest takeovers and shareholder changes across the furniture, furnishings and floorcoverings trade. Two mattress manufacturers feature along with a furniture wholesaler, cabinet maker, interior design company and ecommerce retailer.

76 companies included in this week's list.

Seven companies left creditors facing £2 million shortfall.

Britain's upholstered furniture market has never been worth more than it was last year. But from a volume perspective, the story is very different indeed.

Nearly one fifth of all companies incorporated since the first lockdown in spring 2020 have already closed or filed for insolvency.

The value of U.K. manufactured mattresses and divans in 2020 and 2021 coupled with imports across the same categories, less exports.

The value of U.K. manufactured sofas and sofabeds in 2020 and 2021 coupled with imports across the same categories, less exports.

The value of U.K. manufactured tufted, woven, knotted and needlefelt carpets and rugs in 2020 and 2021 coupled with imports across the same categories, less exports.

The value of U.K. made living, dining and bedroom cabinet in 2020 and 2021 coupled with imports across the same categories, less exports.

Updates on 13 furniture, flooring industry officials.

A complete list of all of the new U.K. floorcoverings retail companies formed between July 1–31, 2022.

A complete list of all of the new U.K. furniture retail companies formed between July 1–31, 2022.

Eight companies left creditors facing a £2.5 million shortfall.

Eight companies were placed into liquidation from the furnishings sector in the past seven days.

The return of Germany's important IMM Cologne furniture trade fair will be in June next year rather than January, its traditional historic dateline.

Britain's biggest hardwood furniture retailer Oak Furnitureland is expanding into the upholstery category as part of a wider plan to develop a whole home offer.

Furniture/carpet retail sales data, updated for the second quarter of 2022.

Five companies left creditors facing £2.5 million shortfall.

Ten companies filed for insolvency in the past week.

A visual explainer showing the corporate structure and debt investment in Bensons for Beds and other co-controlled entities.

At the turn of the year we revealed that London based furniture and interior design company Andrew Martin International was effectively fully-owned by the Halo Group.

When the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced it was elevating its inquiry to the proposed takeover of Recticel's Engineered Foam unit to Phase 2 it wasn't clear what the parties involved had offered to remedy the regulator's concerns.

The mood music emanating from key stakeholders in direct-to-consumer sofa brand Maker&Son is more positive than it was. With good reason.

Seven companies left creditors owed £750,000.

10 companies were placed either into administration or liquidation in the past seven days.

Direct-to-consumer upholstered furniture brand Maker&Son has so far filed two notices of intent to appoint administrators, giving it breathing space from creditors. The outcome for all stakeholders will soon become apparent.

13 new hires and exits in the period to August 4, 2022.

A breakdown of the number of U.K furniture retailers with sales of up £249k, from £250–£999k, from £1–1.99m, from £2–4.99m, from £5–£9.99m and over £10m. Charts show data from 2017–2021.

Funds advised by Epiris acquired bedroom and home office furniture retailer Sharps from Sun European Partners in the autumn of last year.

Eight companies left creditors facing £850,000 shortfall.

Seven companies filed for insolvency in the past week.

Managing director Stuart Gordon became the controlling shareholder in the £66.6 million turnover furniture and doors group LPD in a transaction that concluded at the beginning of June.

The original acquisition of the La-Z-Boy licence for the U.K. and Ireland back in 2008 was a shrewd bit of business by the former owners of the Colne upholstered furniture manufacturer previously known as Furnico.

Direct-to-consumer brand Maker&Son filed a second notice of intent to appoint administrators (NOI) on Monday. That means two things.

A complete list of all of the new U.K. floorcoverings retail companies formed between June 1–30, 2022.