West Yorkshire contract furniture group Thornton EME posted high top and bottom line growth in the year to end December 2014.

Furniture trade association FIRA is to lay on additional EU Timber Regulation training courses, saying many in the trade are still stumped by how it relates directly to them.

Corndell Furniture and Wood Bros — two of Britain’s best known cabinet furniture suppliers — have made senior sales appointments.

Fears that up to 100 workers at Dundee furniture manufacturer JTC may be made redundant have receded after the firm won new business.

Danish childrens’ furniture producer Flexa built on modest growth in 2013 with a stronger uplift last year.

Dundee manufacturer JTC Furniture has written to employees warning it may need to make job cuts after a market-wide downturn in demand.

hulstaShowroomPremium case goods producer Hulsta Furniture says it will continue to follow a path of investing in its own shops and concessions in the UK.

addspaceFurnitureProfits fell at flat-pack furniture maker Addspace in the year to end September despite what it described as an ‘excellent’ increase in sales.

sharpsWardrobeUnderlying profits jumped 30 per cent at national bedroom furniture chain Sharps in 2013–14 as it made the most of new stores and above-the-line promotion.

symphonySymphony group made the most of strong demand in 2014 with a big leap in sales, with profits further boosted by a large gain on property.

Bedroom furniture producer Wiemann will make its Long Point debut with the firm saying its presence is recognition of its increasing UK brand awareness.

Sales fell in low single digits for the UK arm of Canadian office furniture giant Global in 2013–14 as the company arrested a long-running top line decline.

Upmarket cabinet furniture firm Grange has invested £1m rationalising its property portfolio and has tailored its product line to the young and wealthy.

Cabinet furniture manufacturers invested heavily in 2014 as the world’s largest woodworking machinery manufacturer and supplier enjoyed double-digit growth.

A return to top line growth and selling more higher margin oak furniture helped manufacturer and distributor Devonshire to its highest profits since 2008 in the year to end July.

UK furniture manufacturers helped power growth for one of the world’s largest component, hardware and fittings firms in 2014.

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