Furniture retailer Made.com’s negative operating margin improved on the back of higher sales and stronger gross margin in 2014.

The retailer — in a managed release of selected information — said its operating loss widened to £5.3m (2013: £4.9m) in 2014 as revenue ratcheted up by over 63 per cent to nearly £43m.

Gross margin improved 380 basis to 52.8 per cent while sales in the first half of 2015 are up again by almost half on last year, it added.

Figures are not yet available from Companies House.