dunelmStoreHOME furnishings retailer Dunelm is to acquire the assets of online furniture and home retailer Worldstores group, accelerating its expansion into the big-ticket ecommerce space.

WIDER gross margin lifted profits at Nottinghamshire furniture distributor Mark Webster Designs in the year to end March. Sales declined.

LAUNCH of Lutyens Contemporary to adapt classic designs for a contemporary consumer

montgomeryTWO years on, the Montgomery soft furnishings brand has moved to Ena Shaw HQ and is delivering growth for the diversified furnishings manufacturer and retailer.

manchesterFurnitureShowFURNITURE Fairs founders Laraine Janes and Theresa Raymond to remain until at least 2019 events

galleryDsmACQUISITIONS of Dreamworks Beds and Frank Hudson boost diversified furnishings group

lazboyThINSTALLS former Calligaris UK boss to run new British subsidiary in deal effective 1st January 2017

abodeSMCO-FOUNDER of Furniture Village and owner of Peroda Furniture to bring Vietnamese made upholstery and cabinet programme to UK market in January.

INDEPENDENT home and contract furnishings group Dickinsons has acquired Gosforth interior design company New England Interiors.

HALVES its stake in the UK's largest sofa retailer

UPMARKET cabinet maker and retailer launched into the upholstery market this summer

ultraProductionSOFA maker to focus on growth of key accounts and will specifically seek to increase its presence in the home shopping and online markets.

FURNITURE distributor sales down ahead of March 2016 warehouse relocation

OWNERS recapitalise Oxfordshire furniture maker and distributor

walkerGreenbankDEAL worth £25 million cash upfront, plus further performance-related earn-out consideration

LAST year also saw launch of London based B2B arm for luxury French furniture brand

APPOINTS new md for retail finance arm

INTRODUCTION of Italian-made Kindred brand can “challenge the out-of-date fitted bedroom market”

INVESTMENT firm has ex-Argos boss and former IKEA CFO among its advisers and was an early-stage backer of interior design online retailer Houseology

DEAL for Yorkshire underlay maker adds to those already completed for Interfloor, Whitestone Weavers, Abingdon, Westex and Quest Carpets

SHARE placing raises €2.45 billion. Proceeds will replace facilities put in place to acquire Mattress Firm and Poundland

sliderobesStoFascNEW OWNERS have taken a majority shareholding in the bedrooms business Sliderobes Group, whose products are sold through 15 sites across England, Ireland and Scotland.

INTRODUCTION of first European showroom for Holly Hunt Furniture brand provides sales fillip and return to profit for owner Knoll Inc. in the UK.

EXPORT sales escalate for Lancashire headquartered company

ONLINE property for sale following administration of parent company

SIXTH straight year of growth for heritage furniture brand

FINANCE director to take charge of UK’s largest flooring wholesale group

FurnStocksThSHARE prices of home furnishing companies — which collapsed in the days following the Brexit vote — have since recovered to 23rd June levels.

FOLLOWS investment in extra capacity and strong take-up for new product introductions

ashleyManorBUSINESS as usual say Ashley Manor, AMX Design and Alexander & James founders, who remain with the business as it enters “new era of growth.”