Safe production resumes at Sleepeezee

Decoration Table - May 26, 2020 British bed-manufacturer Sleepeezee has resumed production at its factory in Strood, Kent, with new set of social distancing measures and a reduced workforce. Having paused production and deliveries in line with ....

Breasley’s future secured

Decoration Table - May 26, 2020 The mattress and bedding division of Breasley Pillows Ltd (trading as Breasley, Breasley Foam, Salus and Uno), one of the UK’s leading producers of rolled-and-boxed mattresses, has been bought as ....

Industry charity appoints new master

Decoration Table - May 26, 2020 David Woodward, the founder and director of luxury upholstery maker and logistics company Celtheath, has been installed as the 59th master of The Furniture Makers’ Company in a virtual ceremony. The ....

Furmanac appoints new agent for Scotland

Decoration Table - May 26, 2020 Furmanac has appointed Iain Anderson as its new sales agent for Scotland. Iain will be responsible for managing existing accounts, as well as developing new business across Scotland. He boasts ....

Furniture Village re-opens following lockdown

Decoration Table - May 26, 2020 Furniture Village has re-opened six of its stores (Bristol, Friern Barnet, Gillingham, South Ruislip, Tamworth and York), with the remaining 46 set to re-open on Saturday 23rd May, after the Government ....

BFC lobbies Government for further sector support

Decoration Table - May 26, 2020 On 30th April, the All-Party Parliamentary Furniture Industry Group (APPFIG) hosted an oral evidence session as part of its Inquiry into the Impact of COVID-19 on the Furniture and Furnishings ....

Malaysia’s MIFF rescheduled to 2021

Decoration Table - May 5, 2020 The Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF), the biggest industry show in South-east Asia, has rescheduled its 26th edition to 2021 in light of the global pandemic. The 2021 event will be ....

MaxiMover’s birthday message for fundraising champion

Decoration Table - May 5, 2020 Furniture industry vehicle manufacturer MaxiMover, which continues to operate "as usual" within Government guidelines, supported a popular charity cause last week when it delivered a Bronze Poppy to veteran fundraiser captain ....

Manchester Furniture Show postponed to 2021

Decoration Table - April 28, 2020 As a consequence of the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the Manchester Furniture Show, scheduled to take place this July, has been postponed to 2021. Event director Cleere Scamell comments: “It is with ....

Hypnos receives Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development

Decoration Table - April 28, 2020 British bedmaker Hypnos has received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development for its pioneering commitment to sustainable and ethical manufacturing. This is the second Queen’s Award for the company, following ....

Let’s twist again, says Simon Spinks

Decoration Table - April 14, 2020 Blue Planet’s bombshell plastics episode may have focused consumer attention on the impact of reckless waste disposal, but some businesses were championing sustainability long before Extinction Rebellion and Greta Thunberg ....

Wiemann scores hat-trick industry award

Decoration Table - April 14, 2020 The sixth edition of The Furniture Awards, which took place at this year's January Furniture Show, saw exhibiting hopefuls put their best foot (well, new range) forward in a bid ....

Brighthouse enters administration

Decoration Table - April 7, 2020 The company behind weekly payments retailer BrightHouse, Caversham Finance Ltd (CTL), has gone into administration. Chris Laverty, Trevor O’Sullivan and Helen Dale of Grant Thornton UK LLP were appointed as joint administrators ....

March consumer confidence decline a prologue to “deterioration”

Decoration Table - April 7, 2020 GfK’s Consumer Confidence Index decreased by two points to –9 in March. One measure increased, three measures decreased (including The Major Purchase Index, which fell eight points to -2, down three points ....

British bed manufacturers join the fight against Covid-19

Decoration Table - April 7, 2020 Faced with a retail lockdown, some of Britain's bed maufacturers are turning their hand to supporting the fight against Covid-19. Among them, Wakefield's GNG Group has been awarded Key Supplier Status by ....

Breasley pioneers RFID bed technology

Decoration Table - April 7, 2020 The use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags in mattresses is transforming customer service in the bed industry, thanks to Breasley’s pioneering work. The East Midlands-based company believes it was ....

Coronavirus and contracts

Decoration Table - March 31, 2020 Given the scope of the coronavirus pandemic, it is inevitable that some contracting parties will look to the outbreak to justify non-performance of contractual obligations, justifying their decisions by citing ....

Industry charity reaches out to affected employees

Decoration Table - March 31, 2020 The Furniture Makers’ Company, the City of London livery company and charity for the furnishing industry, is reaching out to companies with employees whose welfare is being affected by the ....

Manchester show venue designated an emergency hospital

Decoration Table - March 31, 2020 Last Friday, NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens announced the commissioning of Manchester Central Convention Complex (MCC) as a ‘Nightingale’ hospital to support the NHS in its efforts to manage the Covid-19 ....

BFC petitions Government for sector-specific aid

Decoration Table - March 31, 2020 Last week, the British Furniture Confederation (BFC) wrote to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP, highlighting the challenges faced by the sector as a result of Covid-19 and asking ....

Lombok enters administration for third time in 11 years

Decoration Table - March 31, 2020 Angora Retail (trading as Lombok) entered administration on 26th March, following "a period of difficult trading resulting from low levels of consumer spending and confidence in the lead-up to 2020", compounded ....

BFM creates online crisis hub for members

Decoration Table - March 31, 2020 The British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) has created an online information hub to keep members up to date with the latest industry developments. The site has been set up to house regular video briefings from the ....

New dates announced for CIFF Guangzhou 2020

Decoration Table - March 31, 2020 The 45th China International Furniture Fair (CIFF Guangzhou), originally scheduled to take place for March, will now run from 18th-21st (Phase 1 – Home Furniture/Home Decor/Outdoor Leisure) and 27-30th July 2020 (Phase 2 – ....

Germany’s Tendence cancelled

Decoration Table - March 31, 2020 In response to the escalating pandemic and the current challenges facing German and European retailers, Tendence 2020 has been cancelled. “We’ve been fighting hard, leaving no stone unturned, to see ....

Milan 2020 makes way for comprehensive 2021 edition

Decoration Table - March 31, 2020 Italy's Salone del Mobile.Milano will no longer take place this June. The fair had been rescheduled due to the coronavirus outbreak, but the "persistence of the emergency situation" means the ....

Industry movement promises tailored high street business support

Decoration Table - March 31, 2020 Industry movement SaveTheHighStreet.org is launching an end-to-end Covid-19 support programme for the more-than 200,000 local business owners across the UK struggling on the coronavirus-era high street. SaveTheHighStreet.org will work closely with businesses ....

Laura Ashley to call in administrators

Decoration Table - March 24, 2020 Laura Ashley has announced its intention to appoint administrators and suspend trading, having reviewed its cashflow forecasts in light of the Covid-19 outbreak.  For the seven weeks to 13th March, ....