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.

sofaFrameBRITAIN'S furniture industry is hugely successful but fragmented and like the Wild West, delegates heard at last week's Bridging the Gap conference on apprenticeships.

FurnStocksThTHE WEALTH of the 37 richest people and families in the furniture industry increased by £3.0 billion in the past year

INDUSTRY charity The Furniture Makers' Company has named the expert speaker lineup for its Apprenticeship Levy conference later this month.

BUYING group Associated Independent Stores (AIS) has named Hypnos and Classic Furniture winners of its Beds and Bedroom Cabinet supplier awards for 2017.

flammability vertTHE BRITISH Furniture Confederation (BFC) says the chemical at the heart of research linking furniture fire retardants with cancer is no longer used by the industry.

INDUSTRY charity The Furniture Makers’ Company is calling for entries for its second annual Export Award.

VISITORS can now register to attend this summer’s Manchester Furniture Show, which takes place July 16–18, 2017.

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