Visitors can now pre-register to attend the next edition of the London Fabric Show in London after organisers launched the online process.

Organisers of the January Furniture Show have announced two tie-ups they hope will strengthen the event's links with the interior design sector.

Organisers of the Midpoint Furniture Exhibition have announced the event will combine with The Manchester Furniture Show in 2018.

Industry charity The Furniture Makers' Company and trade association BFM are appealing for the entire furnishing industry to take part in a Government survey to help develop a Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard.

The China International Furniture Fair (CIFF) attracted 91,623 visitors to its September 11–14 edition, a rise of 8.2 percent on the previous year, organisers announced.

Strong demand for British-made carpets boosted core home furnishings exports in August, according to new figures.

British bed, sofa and interior design companies were among exhibitors showcasing the cream of UK industry at Best of British Shanghai.

Sofa suppliers Vale-Bridgecraft and Siren Furniture have signed to exhibit at the January Furniture Show, bolstering the upholstery offer in Hall 1 of the NEC event.

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Britain's bed industry marked Jessica Alexander's 30 years of service to the UK bed manufacturing sector with a special 'pearl' honour at last month's Bed Show.


Luxury bed maker Hypnos has been formally presented with its Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade by the Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire.

Tickets are being snapped up for The Furniture Makers’ Company Christmas Ball fundraiser, which is being organised by logistics company Celtheath Contract Furniture.

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Exhibition space is already 90 percent sold for the January Furniture Show as the NEC event organisers launch visitor pre-registration.

Barker and Stonehouse's annual golf day raised £7,500 this summer, taking the privately-owned retailer's support for the The Furniture Makers' Company to more than £100,000 over the past 20 years.

THE ALL Party Parliamentary Furniture Industry Group (APPFIG) has been formally re-established following the General Election earlier this year and met for the first time.

TRADE association BFM is to host a seminar looking at the trade implications of Britain's decision to leave the European Union.

BRITAIN'S biggest upholstery and mattress makers have expanded their workforce by a fifth in the past four years, though at the cost of a sharp spike in average salaries.

EXPORTS of mattresses, carpets, cabinets and sofas continued to rise in July in a sign UK furniture and flooring makers are benefiting from the weaker pound.

ALAN Bennett and Nigel Punshon were elected to the Furniture Industry Research Association council at its AGM today (Sep. 7), with five members stepping down.

INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed designer Sebastian Conran will present the awards at The Young Furniture Makers exhibition, The Furniture Makers’ Company has announced.

LESS than two weeks out from hosting its 40th edition, organisers of the China International Furniture Fair (CIFF) say visitor pre-registration is well ahead of year-earlier levels.

TEMPUR Sealy International, Inc. said it is committing $1 million in bed donations to support the recovery efforts in southeast Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

BURNLEY soft furnishings supplier Panaz has won The Furniture Makers' Company Export Award, the industry charity has announced.

THE Young Furniture Makers exhibition returns this October and will be treble the size of last year’s event according to organisers.

FIRA International has named Suzie Radcliffe-Hart as its new technical manager, heading up the furniture services group's technical services team.

ORGANISERS have fixed a new venue for the Autumn Furniture Show, a two-day event spanning sofa, cabinet, upholstery and accent suppliers.

CELTHEATH Contract Furniture is organising a Christmas Ball fundraiser in aid of The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry’s charity.

FURNITURE services provider FIRA International has announced a number of appointments across its business.

BRITISH furniture factory output increased almost double-digit in 2016 according to Government data compiled by BFM, the UK furniture makers' lead trade association.

YOUNG professionals working across the furniture sector have been given an insight into the UK furnishing industry by completing The Furniture Makers’ Company’s Young Professionals Industry Experience (YPIE).

BFM, organiser of the London Fabric Show, has confirmed the the next edition of the event will take place from February 26–27, 2018.

TRADE INTERIORS exhibition Scottish Interiors Showcase will move to a new location for its next edition, which takes place February 20–21, 2018.

INDUSTRY charity The Furniture Makers' Company has appointed Mark McCann and Dave Fergus to two key fundraising roles.

CHANGE is coming to the way business rates are calculated.

THE BRITISH Furniture Confederation has launched a proposal document aimed at kickstarting the stalled review into Britain's furniture flammability regulations.

NEW private equity backer for the company that owns and leases showroom space used for biannual High Point and Las Vegas Markets