Henry Tadros will take over as chairman at heritage furniture maker Ercol [ercol] this summer, the Princes Risborough manufacturer has announced. He succeeds his father, Edward Tadros.

Surrey furniture maker moves to South Coast and rebrands while its predecessor operating company was placed into administration earlier this week.

An online cabinet furniture retailer and wholesaler that booked seven-figure profits in its last financial year has secured external investment into the business.

Kitchen retailer Wren is planning to ramp up its activity in the U.S. with the opening of a second large factory and the rollout of new showrooms this year.

Kingfisher, parent to U.K. home improvement chain B&Q, is to start a second £300 million share buyback programme inside a year as part of plans to return excess capital to shareholders.

The md of luxury kitchens chain Harvey Jones has led a management buyout that will see an industry return for former Silentnight chairman Adrian Fawcett.

Cabinet imports from China fell at the end of the first quarter on a volume basis with only higher prices lifting the value of shipments arriving at British ports.

Kitchen maker and retailer Wren grew sales and profits by almost a third as it shrugged off the impact of three months of store closures at the beginning of the year — a period when rival DIY sheds continued to trade.

Scandinavian dining and lounge furniture source issues clarion call for new partners.

A U.K. ready-to-assemble cabinet furniture manufacturer that has supplied the likes of Argos for many years has divested 25 percent of the business to an East of England group with an expanding roster of interests in the furniture sector.

The combined turnover of U.K. furniture manufacturers reached a ten-figure total in a month for the first time in history as factories continued to be busy fulfilling outstanding orders taken late 2021 and into the early weeks of this year.

The threat of expensive litigation threatened the future of Clive Christian Furniture ahead of a sale of the business and assets of the company earlier this spring, according to a new report.

96 percent of British furniture manufacturers responding to a closely-followed trade poll said they have raised their prices in the past six months. They are also concerned regarding new order intake.

Clicks-to-bricks furniture and home accents retailer The Cotswold Company has strengthened its presence in the South East with the launch of a third new store inside six months.

A southern England maker of bespoke furniture including wardrobes, kitchens and panelling has folded a little over a year after it changed owners.

Trade kitchens and joinery supplier Howdens will build its depot-network this year along with refurbishing a slew of its older customer-facing U.K. properties.

The value of the deal that saved prestige cabinetry and interiors brand Clive Christian has been disclosed publicly for the first time, along with some of the terms of the takeover.

The global sales director of high-end cabinetry and interiors company Clive Christian Furniture and a U.S. franchisee have combined to acquire the business and assets of the company out of administration.

Furniture wholesaler Birlea has agreed a deal that will see it become the U.K. and Ireland distributor of Disney branded furniture and home accessory products.

Bedroom, home office and lounge furniture maker Strachan enjoyed a sales bounce and stronger margins last year as it recovered from the early impact of the pandemic.

A West Yorkshire bedroom cabinet furniture maker and the jobs of its 26 employees were saved earlier this spring after restructuring advisors brokered a prepack sale.

Upmarket cabinet maker and interiors company Clive Christian Furniture, bought by its management team almost three years ago, has been placed into the hands of restructuring advisors.

Living, dining and bedroom wood cabinet furniture imports jumped by a quarter in February driven by an increase in the value of shipments arriving at U.K. ports from Vietnam.

The value of U.K. furniture manufacturers' combined turnover was the highest ever recorded in February, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics.

Upmarket outdoor dining and indoor lounge furniture company Bridgman has opened a new showroom in Kent, taking its nationwide store count to six.

New accounts for the company behind an Oxfordshire oak furniture ecommerce specialist suggest it enjoyed strong demand last year.

BFM says U.K. furniture retailers should prepare for further price rises after its members were hit by a slew of rising input costs amid an already inflationary environment.

Curve Craft, a custom manufacturer of curved doors and cabinetry used in the installation of high-end kitchens, is expanding into new East Midlands premises.

Case goods manufacturing and wholesale giant Samson Holdings reversed early pandemic losses to return to profit last year, driven by lower costs and success in its largest market.

West Midlands furniture wholesaler ASR Interiors has successfully won the first of two legal challenges against companies it alleged had copied its dining ranges.

Letters promising further price rises have landed in British furniture makers' inboxes in recent days just as official figures indicated the worst may have passed for raw material price inflation.

Living, dining and bedroom furniture distributor Devonshire swung back to profit last year as sales recovered strongly in the year to July 31 after falling in the early part of the pandemic.

National retailer Oak Furnitureland has launched its first outdoor living programme with two collections of garden furniture.

Revenue jumped by almost a third for bedroom cabinet maker and retailer Hammonds Furniture last year with adjusted profits almost three-times higher as it managed its growth effectively.

U.K. importers brought in more living, dining and bedroom wood cabinet furniture than ever before in January as shipments rose from source nations near and far.

Furniture manufacturers' turnover was higher on a year-on-year basis for an eleventh straight month in January, but it was also the weakest growth recorded since March last year.

Furniture supplier Global Home Group has appointed highly-experienced industry executive Julian Cox as commercial director, working across both its Global and Corndell business units in the U.K.

Bedroom and home office furniture vertical Sharps booked a big increase in profits in the period leading up to its sale from one private equity group to another.

Danish ready-to-assemble furniture manufacturer Tvilum has closed the U.K. sales office of its compatriot Steens business and has put new procedures in place for customers.

Joseph Joseph Group, the contemporary housewares designer and distributor, posted record sales and profits as customers pivoted online and towards home products last year.

Kitchen vertical Howdens believes there is scope to grow its U.K. depot network by more than a fifth as it revealed it had doubled profits on a big leap in sales last year.

Revenue soared to record levels at furniture manufacturing and wholesale group Actona last year as it bounced back from a blip during the early months of the pandemic.

A fast-growing flatpack furniture and homeware importer with a co-owned ecommerce operation has acquired the former Westex Carpets factory at Cleckheaton.

Input cost inflation for U.K. furniture manufacturers last month eased to its lowest level since July 2021, but remains at a historically high level.

Kitchen giant Howden Joinery Group (Howdens) has acquired Sheridan Fabrications, a circa £30 million maker and supplier of high-end solid surface worktops.

The value of living, dining and bedroom wood furniture shipments into the U.K. declined for a third straight month in December, paring back full year growth in imports.

Full year furniture makers' combined turnover failed to recover all the revenue lost to lockdowns as supply chain challenges hindered producers' efforts to meet demand.

Privately-owned heritage manufacturer Ercol Furniture (ercol) has promoted finance director David Finch to managing director with immediate effect.

The British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) is to organise a series of regional industry events where it hopes the furniture community will be able to network and share best practice.

Oak Furnitureland is launching a series of initiatives spanning a new leadership role, tree planting and furniture re-use partnerships, all of which are part of a plan to become a more environmentally responsible retailer. It has also signed up to the BRC’s Climate Action Roadmap.

Uptake of Level 2 Furniture Standard Apprenticeships has snowballed amid worker shortages according to the Furniture and Interiors Education, Skills and Training Alliance (FIESTA).

Neville Johnson returned to profit in 2020/21 as the pandemic hastened digital adoption and cut the upmarket cabinet maker and retailer's marketing costs.

Diversified Yorkshire cabinet furniture maker and sheet materials supplier Decorative Panels doubled profits in 2020/21 on wider margins. Group sales were flat.

Cabinet furniture manufacturer Qualita has taken over production and distribution rights for Winsor Furniture's bestselling Stockholm range.

German furniture maker Hülsta has confirmed the permanent closure of its store in the Marylebone area of London, leaving it with two of its own retail showrooms in the U.K.

Nobia, the Swedish kitchen conglomerate and owner of retail chain Magnet, has named XPO Logistics as the sole U.K. transport provider for all its British-based brands.

Furniture conglomerate Lars Larsen Group booked net income of 5.14 billion Danish kroner (£581m) last year as it benefitted from both organic growth and acquisitions powering top line growth.

Legislators in Vietnam imposed some of the most severe Covid restrictions worldwide last year with widespread factory shutdowns, but they are yet to materially damage furniture exports to the U.K.

U.K. furniture manufacturers' combined turnover climbed for the ninth month straight in November, new figures released Friday morning show.

The chairman of Ercol Furniture (ercol), which on Wednesday night featured on the BBC's Inside The Factory programme, says the manufacturer has recovered all the sales lost to the early period of the pandemic and continued to find bottom line gains.

Nobia, the kitchen manufacturing and retail conglomerate and owner of British kitchen chain Magnet, has agreed to buy Superfront, a Sweden-based direct-to-consumer business that already sells to U.K. buyers.

Furniture importer and wholesaler Seconique found sales, margin and profit expansion amid unprecedented demand last year, enabling it to generate cash and deleverage ahead of schedule.

The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (SEoHK) has directed Samson Holding, once one of the largest suppliers of cabinet furniture to the U.K. market, to conduct a review after criticising its internal control procedures.

North East living, dining and bedroom wholesaler Baker Furniture has moved into its new 50,000sqft distribution centre ahead of beginning to deliver goods to customers from the purpose-built facility.

A successful project reorganising and galvanising the delivery operations of a prominent bed retailer has led to the launch of a new large-parcel one-man furniture delivery business called Solo Home Delivery.

The U.K.'s largest hardwood furniture retailer Oak Furnitureland will diversify its product offer with the launch of a new programme of bespoke floorcoverings across four new-format stores from Boxing Day.

Moffett and Sons, the company behind the diversified upholstery, bed and cabinet manufacturer and wholesaler Balmoral Furniture, says it is on target to return to growth in 2021/22 after seeing sales and profits fall in the past year.

A lack of skilled workers has forced furniture production wages higher, according to the British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM), the industry trade association.

Furniture company Fritz Hansen has acquired Skagerak Denmark in a deal that takes the design group into the outdoor furniture market for the first time.

The price of raw materials and inputs used in the production of furniture rose to another record level in November according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The effect of enforced factory shutdowns across Vietnam finally outweighed high U.K. demand for its goods in October as the value of wood furniture imports fell for the first time this year.

British furniture manufacturers' combined turnover rose on an annual basis for an eleventh month straight in October, but fell against pre-Covid levels.

Ready-assembled bedroom and living room furniture maker Welcome enjoyed a third straight year of double-digit sales growth in the year to March 31. Profits also increased sharply.

Revenue jumped by more than a third for The Cotswold Company in 2020/21 with the furniture retailer saying there has been a paradigm shift among consumers towards online shopping that it expects will continue.

Premium fitted kitchen, bedroom and freestanding furniture manufacturer and retailer John Lewis of Hungerford says the lease of a new property will boost production capacity.

Furniture retailer The Cotswold Company has opened its sixth store and its first since relaunching its brand image back in the spring.

Mandated store closures gifted sales to ecommerce retailers through the early months of the pandemic but the momentum has slowed in 2021 as U.K. shoppers returned to brick-and-mortar retail environments.

A Staffordshire cabinet furniture manufacturer that sells custom-fit wardrobes and home office furniture ordered online is expanding into additional premises after rapid growth.

The new owners of bedroom and home office furniture retailer Sharps have installed a new chairman at the business following its buyout earlier this year.

September saw another vast quantity of Vietnamese furniture land at U.K. ports, likely reflecting large orders placed ahead of Covid-related late summer factory shutdowns in the Far East nation.

The value of furniture made in U.K. factories in September was over £27 million higher than any other month in history according to data released Thursday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

John Lewis of Hungerford, the premium kitchen and bedroom furniture company, returned revenue close to pre-Covid levels in the year to June 30 as it reversed a 2019/20 deficit.

The Pine House Co, a cabinet furniture retailer based to the east of Bury St Edmunds, is to close permanently following the decision of its owners to retire after 20 years running the store.

A leather, wood and fabric restoration product manufacturer that lists DFS, Harrods and John Lewis among its client roster has reduced its use of virgin plastic by 80 percent as part of an eco-drive to minimise its plastic packaging footprint.

Howden Joinery Group, the U.K.'s largest kitchen supplier, said it expects 2021 profits to be about £360 million after it continued to outperform on market tailwinds and a well managed supply chain.

The Swedish conglomerate behind U.K. kitchen chain Magnet saw third quarter revenue fall here on labour market issues and slow recovery in certain sectors.

The British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) has appointed an association leadership specialist as its new managing director while current incumbent Nick Garratt is to become its chairman.

Timber and panels distributor James Latham has agreed to buy IJK Timber Group in a deal that expands the £250 million group's operations in Northern Ireland.

The effects of late summer Covid-related factory shutdowns in Vietnam are yet to show in official data. Instead, they reveal the impact of huge living, dining and bedroom cabinet orders placed before those plants were mothballed.

British furniture manufacturers' combined turnover rose by a quarter against strong comparatives at the height of summer as the industry battled to meet surging demand.

Home, gift and furniture wholesaler SIL generated cash and returned to profit last year as lower costs negated the impact of a fall in turnover.

Direct-to-consumer brand Swyft Home is to launch into the non-upholstered living room furniture category with its first cabinet products.

Britain's biggest hardwood furniture retailer Oak Furnitureland generated cash and was profitable before one-time items in its first period since the business was restructured following a prepack buyout last June.

The md of furniture importer and distributor Bentley Designs says the business continues to keep a very tight rein on costs in the face of unprecedented supply side and shipping inflationary pressures.

Furniture manufacturing activity in Vietnam is expected to increase after the Government signalled its intent to ease restrictions amid an intention to move away from its zero-Covid strategy.

Midlands based ecommerce dining furniture retailer achieves net margin north of 20 percent.

Sales more than doubled for manufacturer and retailer Get Laid Beds in 2020/21, making it one of the largest ecommerce players in the sector. Profits also jumped sharply.

Wider gross margin and lower administrative costs negated the impact of lower revenue for furniture wholesaler Annaghmore Agencies in the year to December 31, 2020. Cashflow was strongly positive.

Dan-Form, the Danish dining furniture manufacturer known for its bentwood chairs, plans to consolidate distribution with the build of a new warehouse.

Record levels of furniture are being despatched out of British factories but nowhere near enough to satisfy demand and bring lead times down to historical norms.

When the Prime Minister announced the first lockdown back in March last year the fear across the British furniture industry was palpable. Thick red lines were drawn through expense budgets and manufacturers up and down the country prepared for an unwanted game of who could hold their breath for longest.

Nicholas Radford says he plans to focus on other interests outside the furniture industry after a flood in the Far East prompted a decision to close the company behind the Nathan Furniture brand earlier this year.

Roundhouse, the high-end kitchen and bedroom cabinet maker and retailer, enjoyed better-than-expected trading last year as it found both top and bottom line growth.

A Swedish flooring and wood processing conglomerate with factories in central Europe is to enter the furniture market with the initial launch of cabinets assembled entirely without glue, nails or screws.

The Cotswold Company has promoted Lynsey Dorman to the role of art director with a brief to oversee the furniture retailer’s brand position and purpose.

Restructuring advisors are targeting the sale of the business and assets of Whiteleaf Furniture after the manufacturer was placed into administration earlier this month.

British furniture makers are on track to recover all of the lost revenue from a fall in exports last year with a double-digit climb in the value of goods sent overseas in the first six months of 2021.

Furniture, beds and home accents supplier Gallery Direct is to open a large distribution centre near Chesterfield early next year.

The pandemic clipped the wings of the U.K. upholstery industry more than other furniture segments as the value of the market here last year fell to its smallest level since 2013.

Input price inflation for British furniture makers increased for an eleventh straight month in July as producers continued to wrestle with never-before seen pressures.

Cabinet furniture imports reached record levels in the first half as distributors and retailers invested heavily in stock despite high container shipping rates.

San Marino's Colombini Group has acquired a majority stake in Bontempi Casa, the Italian contemporary living, dining and bedroom furniture manufacturer.

Upmarket fitted furniture maker and retailer John Lewis of Hungerford says better-than-expected trading helped it reverse first half losses to return to profit in 2019/20.

Fitted furniture maker J&J Ormerod (JJO) says demand is running at double-digit percentages ahead of pre-Covid levels and that it has emerged stronger from the pandemic and ready to invest.

Expanding kitchen maker and retailer Wren will add around 300 new jobs in Lincolnshire as a result of its previously-signposted new worktop plant in Lincolnshire.

East Midlands upholstery, cabinet and beds distributor Birlea Furniture continued to find profitable growth despite the pandemic in 2019/20 and looks set for more this year.

Small Buckinghamshire traditional furniture supplier placed into liquidation.

Double-digit wholesale growth negated falling sales at Kettle Interiors U.K.'s retail division in 2019/20, though rising costs weighed on the cabinet company's profits.

The U.K. arm of diversified furniture fittings and ironmongery giant Häfele Group found profit growth last year despite a double-digit decline in revenue because of the pandemic.

Nobia, the Swedish kitchens conglomerate whose interests include U.K. retail chain Magnet, enjoyed a strong sales bounce back here in the second quarter on store reopenings and weak comparatives.

Howdens, the trade kitchen and joinery products supplier, says it now believes there is the scope for 900 U.K. depots, 50 more than previously targeted.

A return to more normal margin levels boosted profits for the company behind LPD Furniture in 2019/20 with its furniture division achieving big sales growth despite the pandemic.

North East cabinet manufacturer and retailer Funky Chunky Furniture has more than doubled sales as it benefitted from the channel shift to ecommerce and higher home furnishings spend.

Lower costs and rising average sales values helped kitchen retailer Harvey Jones narrow its net loss last year despite the impact of Covid on delivered business.

Living, dining and bedroom wood cabinet imports have reached never-before seen levels in the first five months of 2021 despite well-publicised supply chain challenges.

Major U.K. cabinet maker Symphony built cash and remained profitable last year despite taking a large Covid-related hit to its top line.

The circa £170 million timber group that runs businesses including wood based panels supplier Hoffman Thornwood has been sold to private equity.

The value of stock market listed fitted and freestanding cabinet furniture vertical John Lewis of Hungerford jumped sharply on Monday. The company said it doesn't know why.

Sigma 3, the South Wales based manufacturer and retailer of kitchen, bedroom and home office furniture, maintained seven-figure profits despite the pandemic hitting sales last year.

Classic Furniture, one of the U.K.'s largest privately-owned furniture importers and wholesalers, grew profits last year on the back of wider margins.

National kitchen retailer Wren booked double-digit gains in both revenue and profit last year while a decision to invest in inventory proved judicious and helped negate supply chain issues that hurt rivals.

Ultra high end furniture company Linley says its business stands renewed, ahead of plan and restored to profit as it recovers from the profound impact of the pandemic.

Investment firm Sun European Partners has agreed to sell fitted bedroom and home office furniture retailer Sharps to funds advised by Epiris, a London based private equity investor.

Revenue fell last year for the owner of four well-known British kitchen brands including Chippendale, but costs fell at a faster rate as the group returned to profit and repaid all outstanding bank borrowings.

A year-end buffeted by Covid failed to prevent furniture wholesaler Julian Bowen finding double-digit revenue and profits growth last year.

An industry-wide lament over rising container prices and limited space aboard vessels is unsurprising given never-before seen levels of wood furniture arriving in the U.K. from the Far East.

Broxburn-based retailer Kitchens International has been acquired by James Donaldson & Sons (JDS), the £268 million turnover Scottish timber merchant.

An already thin base of U.K. standalone bedroom cabinet makers was further depleted by the insolvency of two North West furniture companies earlier this spring.

One of Britain's leading fitted bedroom furniture retailers has hired advisors to explore strategic options as it razors in on the management of soon-to-mature borrowing.

A marked channel shift to online meant fitted furniture retailer Sharps saw no negative impact on orders from its shops being shut in the first quarter. It said profits benefitted from lower store costs.

The company behind the Stompa kids furniture brand in the U.K. made substantial six-figure gains in the year taking in the early weeks of the pandemic, building cash in the process.

Symphony Group, one of the U.K.'s largest furniture manufacturers, is to invest in a large dual-purpose production warehouse adjacent to its existing factory at Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

Danish ready-to-assemble furniture makers Tvilum and Steens have built on ownership ties first formed three years ago with the former acquiring the latter for undisclosed terms.

An early spring prepack deal that saved seven showrooms trading as In-Toto Kitchens left creditors facing a multi-million shortfall.

Raw materials and other furniture makers' input costs are rising at their fastest pace in almost 13 years, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Wren Kitchens has opened what it described as the largest kitchen showroom in the North East of England, bolstering its footprint in the region.

Actona Company, the circa £230 million Danish furniture supplier, is expanding its herringbone cabinet offer to more countries as it builds on its popularity in the Scandinavian market.

First quarter U.K. sales declined in only single digit percentages for the owner of kitchen chain Magnet despite its entire store estate being shuttered throughout.

Leeds fitted furniture vertical Strachan remained cash generative and profitable despite sales falling as a result of the first lockdown last year.

Furniture retailer The Cotswold Company says one-way video calls between shoppers and sales consultants wearing body cameras in its shops mitigated the impact of enforced early 2021 store closures, and are here to stay.



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