Premium upholstery company the Original Sofa Co has expanded its retail footprint in London with a concession in Harrods.

The North East firm — which has a factory showroom in Gateshead — has taken a space on the third floor in the Classic Room at the famous Knightsbridge department store.

The Original Sofa Co produces upmarket leather sofas and chairs and its space in Harrods expands its retail footprint in the capital, with the company already having a showroom across the city at Lower Sloane Street.

Its growth has been supported by two separate investments of around £100,000 from the Finance for Business North East Growth Fund via NEL Fund Managers.