Recycling Lives charitable programme supports vulnerable and marginalised people
Britain's biggest bed maker is supporting vulnerable and marginalised people by donating beds and mattresses to a charitable programme run by local company Recycling Lives.

Visitor numbers jumped at an increasingly international IMM Cologne in a sign the global furniture trade is ready to invest in new products.

Trade association BFM has introduced a Code of Practice amid renewed vigour for its long-running Great British Furniture campaign, which is being relaunched.

Tetrad's Constable model won the living section
Tetrad, Wiemann and Gallery Direct were named winners of The Furniture Awards as the January Furniture Show opened its doors yesterday morning.

London Fabric takes place at Chelsea FC's Stamford Bridge Stadium
London Fabric, the trade show for the upholstery industry taking place in the capital next month, has revealed its full exhibitor line-up after selling out exhibition space.

The newly-founded Furniture and Interiors Education, Skills and Training Alliance (FIESTA) has launched a dedicated website at

The 2018 edition of the IMM Cologne event launches today with a leap in exhibitor numbers buoyed by a greater number of non-German participants.

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Winners will be announced at the January Furniture Show, which takes place Jan. 21–24 at the NEC, Birmingham
Organisers of the fourth edition of The Furniture Awards have announced the shortlist in each category ahead of naming winners at the January Furniture Show later this month.

A longstanding furniture agents collective will introduce a dedicated beds trade event this spring, aiming to incorporate mattress makers unable to show at its existing autumn furniture show.

The Furniture Makers' Company is calling on all businesses in the furniture industry to print out and display its new poster to help spread the word that it can help workers past and present if they have fallen on hard times.

Britain's furniture makers represent an increasing share of overall UK manufacturing output, according to a new report by the Furniture Industry Research Association.

The British Furniture Confederation (BFC) is calling on the Government to conduct urgent research to shut down 'scaremongering' regarding the UK's furniture fire regulations.

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The January Furniture Show takes place Jan. 21–24, 2018 at the NEC, Birmingham
January Furniture Show has partnered with the Society of British & International Design (SBID) to offer insight for professionals in the furniture and interior design sectors.

Current affairs television programme Newsnight yesterday broadcast an investigation into Britain's furniture and furnishings fire regulations in a report that questioned whether they may be doing more harm than good.

Scan the Touchpoint for information and contact details
Organisers of the January Furniture Show have invested in contactless event technology that will help visitors quickly and easily collect information about exhibitors.

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.

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