Retail footfall bolstered by return to work, says Springboard

Decoration Table - September 8, 2020 The latest Springboard data reveals that footfall across all UK retail destinations rose by +0.4% on a week-on-week basis last week as Britain returned to work after the August Bank Holiday ....

Doing business in Vietnam

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The Big Question: What keeps you up at night?

Decoration Table - September 8, 2020 What do you think? From emerging trends to the latest business principles, Furniture News is setting out to gauge the trade’s feelings on a variety of industry-specific topics. Today, we’re ....

Socially distant golf day raises £10,000 for charities

Decoration Table - September 1, 2020 Independent furniture retailer Barker and Stonehouse has raised £10,000 for industry charity The Furniture Makers’ Company and NHS charities by organising a socially distant golf competition.  Around 50 people from ....

DFS to sell Sofa Workshop to Halo

Decoration Table - September 1, 2020 DFS Furniture has announced that it plans to sell its Sofa Workshop business to Halo Furnishings for £0.3m. The acquisition comprises UK 20 stores and an online retail business. Halo's founder ....

New categories bolster annual bed industry awards

Decoration Table - September 1, 2020 The National Bed Federation (NBF) has announced the categories for the 2020 bed industry awards – including a one-off award for Covid-19 Community Champion. Now in their 11th year, winners ....

Commercial mortgages for business owners

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Printing group appoints ex-Steinhoff UK lead

Decoration Table - September 1, 2020 CPS Group, a major supplier of labels to the furnishings sector, has appointed one of the best-known names in the bed industry, Paul Little, as its new group MD. Paul ....

ergomotion appoints ex-Sealy director to lead UK business

Decoration Table - August 25, 2020 ergomotion, one of the world’s biggest adjustable bed base manufacturers, has appointed former Sealy UK sales and marketing director, Neil Robinson, to head up and grow the business in the ....

Bury St Edmunds furniture store flooded

Decoration Table - August 25, 2020 Glasswells in Bury St Edmunds was flooded by last weekend's downpours, with gallons of water overflowing drainpipes and coming through the roof of the store. A storm hit the western side of Bury ....

Industry association offers recorded training on key topics

Decoration Table - August 25, 2020 The Furniture Industry Research Association has begun to release its latest project, a series of five recorded training sessions to help members navigate regulations, directives and standards. The first session, entitled ....

Bensons partners with TV personality and launches new rolled mattress

Decoration Table - August 25, 2020 Weeks after securing new financial backing, Bensons for Beds today has revealed that TV presenter Stacey Solomon would be its first major brand ambassador as it unveiled its Rollo by Slumberland ....

Spinks Promotes Darren Marcangelo to MD

Decoration Table - August 25, 2020 Leeds-based Spinks, a global leader in sustainable spring and comfort technology, has promoted commercial director Darren Marcangelo to MD, with a place on the company’s main board. Spinks, which is ....

Sofas & Stuff launches two showrooms this month

Decoration Table - August 25, 2020 Sofas & Stuff has announced the opening of two new showrooms this month. On 15th August, a 2493 sqft showroom opened in Knutsford, Cheshire, and towards the end of August, ....

Brussels Furniture Fair 2020 cancelled

Decoration Table - August 25, 2020 The decision has been made to cancel this year's Brussels Furniture Fair, which was due to take place in November.  A statement from the show's organiser reads: "The health of our exhibitors, ....

John Lewis trials furniture rental service

Decoration Table - August 25, 2020 John Lewis has partnered with one of the world’s largest product rental marketplaces, Fat Llama, to offer a furniture rental service.  Customers will be able to rent John Lewis furniture, ....

imm cologne 2021 will go ahead, says organiser

Decoration Table - August 25, 2020 German trade fair imm cologne has confirmed that it will take place (with LivingKitchen) from 18-24th January 2021. “We want to blaze a bold trail into the new normal together with the ....

Stokers’ Lucas Furniture flagship opening soon

Decoration Table - August 18, 2020 Caddick Construction North West has completed a £6.8m flagship showroom on behalf of Stokers, owner of Lucas Furniture, on the outskirts of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire. Work on the 7150 sqm site began in October last ....

Rauch appoints new UK team and CCO

Decoration Table - August 18, 2020 German bedroom manufacturer Rauch has appointed Jochen Arndt (pictured) as CCO. Jochen will be responsible for sales, marketing and product development. Jochen has extensive experience in sales and marketing in the consumer ....

Founding Long Eaton Guild member passes away

Decoration Table - August 11, 2020 Norman Keith Hislop, one of the founding members of the Long Eaton Guild of Furniture Manufacturers, passed away on 8th July. Norman (known as Keith) was born in 1927 in Holbrook ....

Relyon acquired from administration

Decoration Table - August 11, 2020 Long-established bed manufacturer Relyon has been acquired from administrator PwC by Michco 2001 Ltd, a new company set up by former Relyon group chief executive, Ian Topping, and other private investors. The future ....

Barker and Stonehouse veteran to retire

Decoration Table - August 11, 2020 After over 50 years in the business, veteran Barker and Stonehouse salesman John Findlay is set to retire this summer. John, who has most recently been based at the Newcastle store, ....

NBF survey reveals mixed picture

Decoration Table - August 11, 2020 Realism was balanced by a healthy dose of optimism among National Bed Federation (NBF) members asked to predict how they expect business to fare over the summer months. They were ....

Autumn campaign to boost British furniture

Decoration Table - August 11, 2020 For the first time, organisations and businesses across Britain’s furniture industry are joining forces for a special campaign. The Buy British Furniture Event is a month-long initiative promoting British home furnishings ....

Oak Furnitureland proposes to close 27 showrooms

Decoration Table - August 4, 2020 Oak Furnitureland is proposing to close 27 showrooms, putting 163 employees at risk of redundancy. On 15th June, the company announced that, following a sales process conducted by Deloitte, it had been ....

Duo boost Willis & Gambier’s new team

Decoration Table - August 4, 2020 Following the departure of brand mainstay David Lane, owner Birlea has boosted the team behind Willis & Gambier with the appointment of two industry heavyweights, Steve Armitage and Steve Parsons. They join Kirsty Kind, ....

New safety measures for January Furniture Show

Decoration Table - August 4, 2020 In line with current Government guidance, January Furniture Show 2021 is set to take place from 24-27th January at the Birmingham NEC. While it was an important initiative to backstop the needs ....