Duresta says it has enjoyed a bump in demand from export markets including Australia, Japan and the Middle East while external factors have caused others to wobble.

Sales to Russia — historically a strong market for the premium sofa manufacturer — have been impacted by sanctions, CEO Clive Kenyon-Brown told local newspaper the Nottingham Post.

However, the Long Eaton producer has enjoyed a pickup in other markets, including rising sales to Japan, up 25 per cent, and renewed demand from the Middle East — up nearly 150 per cent — and a doubling in output to Australia.

The launch of its classic contemporary Domus product line helped the sales spike to Australia and Japan, it said.

Duresta’s last filed accounts — for the year to end June 2013 — showed exports to be worth around £3.5m of its circa £15m turnover.