DIVERSIFIED furniture maker and retailer Warings posted 12 percent sales growth in 2015 as it worked on major contracts for new and existing clients.

The Larling, Norfolk company achieved sales of £9.5 million in the year to end December, meaning revenue has almost doubled since 2012 (£4.8 million).

Warings produces and supplies furniture to the hospitality market, as well as running the Warings At Home furniture and homewares retail store in Norwich.

The two-floor retail showroom is located in a Grade II listed building that originally housed agricultural machinery company Holmes and Sons.

Pretax profits were down 4.3 percent to £496,103 though the company said that was down to it beginning various large client furniture rebrands during the period, which it said always had a negative impact on net profitability during the first few months of rollout.

Warings said it would look to invest in its metalwork capability through 2016, bringing more procedures inhouse as the department had been a valuable asset last year, it added.