FurnitureBarnThurrockThe administrators of retail chain The Furniture Barn have granted a six month operating licence to a newco but say that three warehouses and two further stores will close.

westwoodYarnsYorkshire carpet yarn spinner Westwood Yarns — sold by Victoria PLC earlier this autumn — has been placed into administration putting the jobs of 130 people at risk.

Eight-store case goods chain The Furniture Barn is being marketed for sale following the appointment of administrators over the weekend.

albertGrahamCreditors have backed a company voluntary arrangement at the independent retailer behind Northern Ireland furniture stores Algram and Uno.

blackOrchidConcessionEfforts to salvage high-end furniture and design brand Black Orchid Interiors remain ongoing, the administrator said yesterday.

AshcraftFurnitureGloucsFlatpack bedroom supplier Ashcraft Furniture was saved through a pre-pack administration last month, new statutory filings reveal.

kozeeSleepYorksThe tax man heads a long list of unsecured creditors of collapsed mattress maker Kozee Sleep, with 33 bed industry suppliers owed five and six figure sums.

designClassicReprosRetailers of repro furniture design classics — who had been preparing to rip up their business models following a law change — have been given a boost by the Government.

kozeeSleepYorksTrade suppliers to Dewsbury manufacturer Kozee Sleep Beds are unlikely to received a dividend following the collapse of the company earlier this year.

wbhHQPricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has earned nearly £500,000 in fees since its appointment as administrator at failed cabinet maker Woodberry Brothers & Haines last summer.

sofaworksCOUpholstery chain Sofaworks has lost its IP court battle with Sofa Workshop owner DFS.

kmFurnitureExtNorth Derbyshire furniture manufacturer KM Furniture has been placed into administration and its workforce laid off.

kozeeSleepYorksAdministrators have laid off all bar 14 staff at collapsed Dewsbury mattress manufacturer Kozee Sleep Beds after failing to find a buyer.

haloTomCatInternational design and distribution group Halo has taken action against a number of companies across China for copying some of its best-known furniture designs.

kozeeSleepYorksDewsbury mattress and bed base manufacturer Kozee Sleep Beds has been placed into administration after a nightmare 12 months.

Ireland and Scotland furniture and furnishings retailer Harry Corry will pay less rent on a number of stores after all bar two of its landlords agreed a CVA proposal.

tescoHomeplusSupermarket giant Tesco is to close its six remaining Homeplus stores following the earlier closure of a similar number announced in January (see related).

cfsStoreCoUpholstery and bed suppliers face hefty shortfalls following the pre-pack sale of a six-store furniture chain whose directors included the former CEO of Land of Leather.

Yorkshire beds company Deepsleep Beds UK has been given a small fine after it pleaded guilty to breaching the Consumer Protection Act 1987.

bedworldThe £10m privately owned ecommerce business behind the Bedworld and Saso mattress, beds and furniture websites has ceased trading.