FIRA International has awarded Humanscale, the designer and manufacturer of ergonomic products, an Ergonomics Excellence Award for its FR 500 Ergonomics Foot Rocker.

Profits were down by a third for one of the country's largest privately-owned bedding and home textiles manufacturers last year after a double-digit decline in sales.

Birlea Furniture recruited two of the best known figures in the U.K. furniture industry to lead the launch of the first new products from Willis & Gambier, the premium cabinet brand it acquired last year.

A loan provision and the decision to write down slow moving and obsolete stock ahead of a major range overhaul hit profits at decorative lighting group Elstead last year.

Supplier to U.K. furniture industry will next month launch the first needle punch non-wovens from a new production line.

David Lane, the longtime face of mid-high end cabinet furniture company Willis & Gambier, has left his role at Birlea Furniture, the owner of the brand.

Year-on-year furniture prices at the factory gate turned negative in June as British manufacturers emerged from lockdown to record the lowest official reading in more than 14 years.

A wholly-owned U.K. business unit of prestige designer furniture brand Ligne Roset is solvent and retains group backing amid the uncertainty surrounding the virus, its French owner has said.

Furniture and lighting design company Established & Sons has appointed Steve McGuire, md at Tom Dixon since 2018, to lead the company through the post-Covid landscape.

Another chunk of Italy's storied furniture industry is American-owned after one of the world's biggest manufacturers added a €90 million maker of furniture under prestige lifestyle labels to its roster of subsidiaries.

The company behind the multinational Light & Living brand paid £800,000 to acquire the business and assets of Gloucestershire home accents wholesaler Parlane International, administrator Mazars has revealed.

Revenue climbed at Coach House last year with the furniture and home accents wholesaler's profits up sharply as it finalised an earlier-reported settlement with the tax authorities.

One of the U.K.'s largest wholesalers of domestic cabinet furniture returned to the black last year after a rise in output and cost controls.

Designer furniture business Carl Hansen & Søn booked a big increase in profits as it built out revenue to record levels last year. The Danish company said it still hoped for a positive result this year, despite the pandemic.

A high-end East Midlands fitted furniture manufacturer says its balance sheet remains robust despite a six-week factory shutdown and it reporting a loss last year.

Product sales have fallen by more than a third since February 1, high-end interior furnishings group Walker Greenbank said yesterday.

John Lewis of Hungerford, the manufacturer and retailer of prestige fitted furniture sold via its own showroom network, has refinanced its debts.

French cabinet maker's London based subsidiary secures company voluntary arrangement (CVA) after only non-connected creditor declines to vote, objecting to amount ascribed to outstanding debt.

Neptune, the upholstery, furniture and home furnishings vertical, will pay £17,350 to the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust after its failure to register as a packaging producer prompted enforcement action from the Environment Agency.

The return to market of cabinet furniture brand Willis & Gambier will gather momentum with already-previewed product lines to be available ahead of the start of the golden quarter.

Revenue jumped double-digit for a key soft furnishings supplier to Dunelm as it supported the out-of-town home retailer's growth plans on the way to completing ten straight years of top line improvement.

Britain's furniture factories helped grease the wheels of the manufacturing economy in April despite lockdown, as companies assembled and supplied essential products.

Long before Covid-19 entered the vernacular, another form of virus had a negative effect on one major general merchandise wholesaler's revenue in the 2018–19 financial year.

The long-planned closure of Brintons' yarn-spinning manufacturing facility in Telford was confirmed late last week, impacting more than 70 employees.

New senior internal sales appointments at cabinet furniture brand Kettle Interiors.

Shipments of sofas and mattresses arriving at U.K. ports halved in April as the two categories continue to lag compared with imports of living, dining and bedroom cabinet.

A shift in consumer behaviour during lockdown has prompted Portmeirion, the tableware, dining, gifts and home fragrances manufacturer, to look to boost its ecommerce business.

The U.K. Government has formally launched its Trade Credit Reinsurance scheme, which will protect furniture suppliers in the case of customer default and boost confidence along supply chains.

Tariffs on the imports of selected furniture products into the U.K. will be reduced from January 1, 2021, making them cheaper to buy for distributors and retailers.

Lightmakers, the company behind the multinational Light & Living wholesale brand, has acquired the business and assets of Gloucestershire home accents and décor supplier Parlane International.

Samson Holding, the Far East furniture conglomerate that ran case goods distributor Willis & Gambier for 11 years until spring 2019, has disclosed the price achieved for the sale of its U.K. company assets.

Almost a quarter of the workforce at the Laura Ashley-owned South Wales soft furnishings manufacturing business Texplan returned to work in order to produce scrubs for NHS staff.

Litmus Furniture, the U.K. sole agent for bedroom manufacturer Wiemann, says it will resume operations next week. It will take orders and begin delivering and installing product from Monday June 1.

High-end furniture and lighting brand Gabriel Scott is expanding its U.K. and European distribution after it agreed a partnership with designer furniture retailer Nest to sell its products online.

Parlane International, the home accents and décor wholesaler bought by Gallery Direct early last year, is for sale after being placed into administration.

The W Exhibition, the furniture manufacturing and joinery trade fair held every other year in Birmingham, has been postponed until September next year.

Floorcoverings and furnishings distributor Designer Contracts, a major supplier to the housebuilder industry, doubled profits last year after a large spike in output.

A small Cheshire wholesaler of household goods including bedroom storage is in administration and up for sale despite wiping out earlier deficits in recent years.

Sales climbed at Knowsley furniture maker Dams last year as it continued its programme of upgrading its factory and equipment across upholstery and cabinet production.

Lower turnover last year didn't prevent furniture wholesale group Seconique booking underlying EBIT up two-thirds. Net income advanced higher still on an annual basis after an upwards property valuation.



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