INDUSTRY charity The Furniture Makers’ Company says it will accept entries for its Sustainability Award from all UK furniture and furnishings manufacturers for the first time.

cabinetWarehousingSHIPMENTS of bedroom furniture continue to underpin year-to-date growth in demand for case goods, though April saw improving living, dining and chairs data.

YORKSHIRE bedding specialist John Cotton Group raised a third of its annual charity target in a single night last Thursday with a charity gala featuring comedian Jimmy Carr.

polishUpholsterySOFA shipments spiked at the start of the second quarter with April imports moving at twice the year-to-date run rate.

THE LONG term future of Britain’s most important furniture trade event, January Furniture Show, is secure after organisers penned a new seven-year agreement.

TRADE association BFM is calling for manufacturers to attend a seminar updating members on intellectual property law, taking place in Birmingham next week.

Hall 5 rebook rates are running close to 100 per cent for January Furniture Show 2017, organisers say, with stand space within the hall to growth by a fifth on last year.

THE JANUARY Furniture Show is the main sponsor of the Scottish Furniture Trades Benevolent Association (SFTBA) Golf Day.

FURNISHING industry charity The Furniture Makers’ Company has issued the final call to participate in its Big Shots event, historically the biggest fundraiser in the calendar.

IKEA’s UK and Ireland business has donated thousands of new mattresses and toppers to charities including 1,188 last month to a regional re-use and recycling charity in Wales.

Ekornes is to take its Stressless brand to the NEC for the first time since 2009 after signing to exhibit at the January Furniture Show 2017.

THE number of furniture and furnishings industry people and families making The Sunday Times Rich List has increased this year, with 35 making the latest edition.

SHOW organisers have revealed the latest companies to sign to exhibit at this summer’s Manchester Furniture Show including big-name suppliers from home and abroad.

Case goods imports into Britain climbed in February with the growth rate in bedroom shipments outscoring the living and dining category.