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Sales climbed last year at the company behind beds retailer Dreams’ stores in Northern Ireland and its co-located upholstery format.


Group turnover advanced 7 per cent to £13.3m in the year to 3rd May 2015 for privately owned Donnybrook (Holdings) Ltd, with sales up across its furniture retail and consumer credit arms.


Through its Mytime Furniture subsidiary, the group runs Dreams stores in locations including Belfast, Newtownabbey, Bangor, Omagh and Ballymena. It also sells upholstery through Hometime Sofas concessions at the same locations.


Underlying group pre-tax earnings rose 54 per cent to £1.3m, with statutory profit down because the the company made additional gains of £1.4m on asset disposals the previous year.


Besides Mytime Furniture, the group owns consumer credit business Skyline Direct and property rental arm Bright Properties. Profits at the furniture retail division totalled £430,394 in 2014–15.


The company restructured its retail arm in back in 2013, with its sofa concessions previously trading as Sofatime. Owner Ian Geary told The Furnishing Report the company was currently “running with Hometime, and planned to re-introduce the Sofatime name in due course.”