London Fabric, the annual upholstery and soft furnishings fabrics event held in London early spring, has signed two more exhibitors to its 2019 edition.

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Ian Oscroft and Whitemeadow colleagues celebrate their award win
Sofa maker Whitemeadow has been awarded the ‘Excellence in Manufacturing’ award at the 10th annual Chad Business Awards, organised by local newspaper the Mansfield & Ashfield Chad.

Industry charity The Furniture Makers’ Company has launched a Christmas fundraising campaign and is asking for the entire furnishing industry to sponsor a School Design Prize.

Two furniture businesses have taken the last available space at Anchor Brook, an industrial park at Walsall in the West Midlands.

Travis Perkins may sell its Wickes DIY, kitchens and bathrooms chain as part of a plan to focus on trade customers and simplify its business.

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Chesterfield based Designer Contracts is celebrating its 25th year in business
Floorcoverings supplier Designer Contracts has featured in The Business Reporter’s ‘Best of British Business’ campaign, which highlights nationwide success stories across all industries.

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Lighting from Calex Holland
Dutch LED lighting specialist Calex Holland, one of Europe's key suppliers in the category, has joined the roster of brands to exhibit at Light, the new dedicated event at January Furniture Show 2019.

The supervisory board of Koelnmesse has decided to "terminate the working relationship" with chief operating officer Katharina Hamma with immediate effect.

Half-year profits jumped for Wincanton with the logistics business citing the growing impact of ecommerce and the success of its business in the home and DIY retail segments.

Howden Joinery Group, which sells kitchens to consumers via small builders and installers, likely gained market share in summer/autumn trading as sales climbed.

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London Fabric takes place March 4–5, at Stamford Bridge
Visitors can now signal their interest in attending the BFM-organised London Fabric trade event next spring following the launch of the pre-registration process online.

Rest Assured, the Silentnight-owned bed maker, has expanded its retail footprint with brand showrooms inside new partner stores.

The John Lewis Partnership, parent to department store retailer John Lewis & Partner and supermarket chain Waitrose & Partners, says chairman Sir Charlie Mayfield will step down during 2020.

Like-for-like sales inched 0.1 percent ahead in October according to the BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor, a closely-watched retail survey.