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.

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

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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

FURNINOVA and Belfield Furnishings are the latest businesses to secure their spots at the Manchester Furniture Show, which starts later this month.

RETAIL and leisure group has raised £175,000 for the NSPCC charity over the past decade.

THE BED Show, the annual trade event run by the National Bed Federation (NBF), has has been shortlisted in the Exhibition of the Year category for the Trade Association Best Practice Awards 2017.

THE FURNITURE Makers' Company has named Jade Ansell and Liam Field of Silentnight and Senator respectively as joint winners of its inaugural Apprentice Award.

UK furniture trade associations have finalised the name of the new industry-wide forum launched to tackle skills shortages across the sector.

A DOZEN emerging companies and returning exhibitor Lebus Upholstery are among new confirmed signings to next month's Manchester Furniture Show.

ONE of Britain's largest sofa manufacturers is on a list celebrating the UK's Top 200 private companies with the fastest-growing international sales.

THE FURNITURE industry's eyes and ears inside Parliament has held his North Hertfordshire seat following yesterday's General Election, albeit with a narrower majority.

IN UNDER a week Brits head to the polls to elect a new Government, one faced with the task of managing not just the UK over the next five years, but its departure from the European Union.



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