Dams Furniture and Pledge Office Chairs enjoyed top and bottom line growth and generated cash in 2014–15 as the commercial furniture market strengthened.

Knowsley-based Dams Furniture said sales rose for a sixth successive year, buoyed by the additional impetus of acquiring Morris Contract Furniture’s brand and assets.

Revenue trended up 19 per cent to £35.8m in the year to end September with pre-tax earnings up by half to £5.4m and year-end net cash rising to £4.9m (2014: £1.9m).

Bedfordshire based Pledge Office Chairs grew pre-tax earnings by 12.5 per cent to £874,605 as sales advanced by 4.0 per cent to £11.9m in the year to end May. Net cash climbed to £4.5m (2014: £3.6m).