Return to profit short-lived for multi-store bedroom business.

The Children's Bedroom Company has restructured following an administration process
One of the directors of The Children's Bedroom Company says the manufacturer is now on sound financial footing after undergoing a restructuring and downsizing exercise.

Oak Furniture Solutions' website, where the company is thought to have generated the bulk of its sales
Margin pressures and rising online marketing costs were behind the failure of cabinet furniture retailer Oak Furniture Solutions, according to a new report into the collapse of the business.

Devonshire Pine & Oak is among Britain's largest remaining cabinet makers of note
Pretax earnings declined on lower sales and narrower margins at privately-owned cabinet maker and distributor Devonshire Pine & Oak in 2016–17.

Senator International has moved its Central London showroom to Clerkenwell and added owned warehousing near its Lancashire HQ.

Flair Rugs, one of Europe's largest privately-owned rug distributors, posted a leap in sales in 2016–17. Profits fell as margin narrowed.

More than a quarter of a century of home sector enterprises backed by a popular peer-to-peer network have failed within the past three years following the liquidation of a South East retailer.

Italian furniture maker Calligaris will further diversify its product roster as it makes its largest-yet exhibition launch later this month.

Photograph: Neptune's showroom at The Broadway, Wimbledon in London
Revenue at furniture and lifestyle brand Neptune jumped double-digit last year though earnings declined because of a legal dispute.

West Yorkshire furniture supplier Andy Thornton said the decision to expand its contract customer base to include retailers continues to pay dividends.

Profits fell at Kettle Interiors UK as the furniture retailer and wholesaler incurred higher costs as it invested in expanding its business.

Dollar denominated revenue fell more than a quarter in the UK for the owner of furniture distributor Willis & Gambier in 2017.

Pottery Barn Kids' partnership with John Lewis, revealed by The Furnishing Report last week, will be similar to that of its sister company West Elm.

Revenue gains were offset by narrower margins at West Yorkshire cabinet maker Ellis Furniture in the year to end June 2017.

London based furniture design company Established & Sons has agreed a debt-for-equity swap, issuing new shares in exchange for loan notes.

Northern Ireland headquartered Bedeck built out sales last year as it developed new brands to increase the size of its licensed product roster.

Sales at furniture wholesaler Julian Bowen grew at their fastest rate since 2008–09 last year. Pretax profits declined 4.6 percent.

Carpet & Flooring, the eleven-branch wholesale group divested by building products giant SIG last year, is preparing to expand after securing a £15 million acquisitions war chest.

Samson Holding, the Far East owner of British furniture wholesaler Willis & Gambier, says it expects to post a 15-fold increase in net profits for 2017.

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Mark Garnier MP (left) joins company officials, dignitaries and other guests at Witley Jones' official factory extension opening
Worcestershire furniture manufacturer Witley Jones has marked the official opening of its new factory extension with an event attended by Mark Garnier, MP for Wyre Forest, and other dignitaries.

Bazaar Group, a North East soft furnishings company that claims one in every 20 UK households owns at least one of its products, is launching into the retail sector.

Profits almost doubled as designer homeware company Joseph Joseph Group expanded in 2016–17 with higher sales both in the UK and overseas.

The owner of the IMG brand is investing heavily in production in Eastern Europe, but could offload its lossmaking beds business.

Designer Contracts, which claims to be the UK's largest floorcoverings contractor, is building out its depot network and has also announced two senior promotions.

The new home of Seconique, one of the UK's largest furniture importers
Seconique, one of the largest furniture importers in the UK, will this spring move to new West Midlands headquarters after last year completing a multi-million pound property deal.

Walker Greenbank, the high-end interior furnishings supplier, said it expects to post an 18 percent rise in group sales to £108.9 million in 2017–18, driven by acquisitions, licensing and exports.

Sales have climbed double-digit for three straight years at Rectella, Julian Charles brand-owner
Manchester based bedding and window dressings business Rectella recorded higher profits as sales jumped 29 percent in the year to end April 2017.

The family behind furniture maker Habufa have regained full control of the company after buying back Steinhoff International Holdings' stake in the business.

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Exclusive UK's premises in Banbury, Oxfordshire. Image: Brown & Co
Oxfordshire dining and occasional furniture distributor Exclusive (UK) is said to have ceased trading of its own volition, citing economic uncertainty.

Equip4Work operates the website
German office furniture group Takkt has agreed to buy privately-owned British online furniture retailer Equip4Work for £35 million.

UK sales flat for fabrics, though its high-end sofa business does better than expected.

The South East wholesaler and distributor behind The Leonardo Collection brand registered its first top-line growth in four years in 2016–17.

The Motion Collection features manual and electric reclining furniture
Motion and modular upholstery take centre stage as sofas, beds and carpets supplier TCS The Complete Service exhibits at the January Furniture Show (Jan. 21–24).

Vietnam's living, dining and bedroom exports to Britain bounce back after weak start to 2017

Revenue declined by less than one percent last year at Content by Terence Conran, the upholstery and cabinet wholesale arm of the Conran group.

Gallery Direct has appointed former Harrods furniture buyer Sally Simmons as UK sales manager. She replaces Alan Sadler, who is entering semi-retirement though will remain with the company.

Motion beds and upholstery maker Furmanac has announced the departure of managing director Buzz Pattar as a result of a difference of opinion over strategy.

Peter Hewitt, left, with Markus Wiemann, chairman at German bedroom manufacturer Wiemann
Peter Hewitt is stepping back from day-to-day working duties after a fifty year career including three decades in the furniture industry.

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Decorative Panels is one of Europe's largest flatpack furniture makers
Yorkshire components and furniture maker Decorative Panels generated lower sales from flatpack kits in 2016–17 as revenue from sheet materials climbed.

Heartlands, one of the largest UK furniture wholesalers, suffered a fire at its West Midlands premises on December 28. Police are treating the incident as arson.