Bucks interior designer wins industry accolade

Decoration Table - November 26, 2019 Buckinghamshire designer/maker Knights of Beaconsfield won a five-star award for Best Residential Interior Design for South East England at the UK Property Awards last month. The awards are judged by an ....

Sleep Council issues its sleep commandments

Decoration Table - November 26, 2019 Definitive advice on getting a good night’s sleep is being promoted by The Sleep Council, as it calls on the Government to make a sound night’s rest a public health ....

Harrison Spinks’ core principles

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The Big Question: How do you achieve a good work/life balance (if at all)?

Decoration Table - November 19, 2019 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 ....

John Lewis and Waitrose present Excitable Edgar Christmas ad

Decoration Table - November 19, 2019 This year, John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners have come together to create the company's Christmas advert, Excitable Edgar, which tells the story of a girl and her dragon ....

Alteri to acquire Steinhoff’s UK assets including Bensons and Harveys

Decoration Table - November 19, 2019 Specialist European retail sector investor Alteri Investors has reached an agreement to acquire Blue Group Hold Co, the owner of Bensons for Beds, Harveys Furniture, and upholstery and bedding manufacturers Relyon, Steinhoff UK ....

Shop Direct accesses £150m to counter PPI claim threat

Decoration Table - November 19, 2019 Having announced its intention to raise funding of £150m to address increased PPI claims liability, Shop Direct’s parent shareholder, SDHL, has secured committed funding for up to the full amount sought, ....

Registration live for BFM Fabric Show

Decoration Table - November 19, 2019 Registration is now live the 2020 BFM Fabric Show London (formerly known as The London Fabric Show). Organised and hosted by the BFM (British Furniture Manufacturers Association), the two-day event ....

Cash offer hastens Carpetright takeover

Decoration Table - November 19, 2019 Carpetright has agreed terms of a recommended cash offer from MHL to acquire the retailer's share capital not already owned by Meditor (see related), bringing a takeover one step closer. MHL ....

John Lewis opens experiential concept store

Decoration Table - November 19, 2019 John Lewis & Partners – in partnership with Waitrose & Partners – has unveiled a concept shop at its Southampton location, where a combination of services and experiences take centre stage. Offering experts ....

Richard Grafton Interiors prepares Wetherby showroom for launch

Decoration Table - November 19, 2019 Interiors, architecture and design business Richard Grafton Interiors, which has showrooms in Harrogate and Ilkley, is making a £500,000 investment in a showroom in Wetherby, which will initially create two new ....

Made opens first display apartment 

Decoration Table - November 19, 2019 Made.com has opened a display apartment above its new Amsterdam showroom, connecting both with a courtyard garden. The apartment features the original high ceilings and sash windows favoured in Amsterdam ....

How furniture can make a home feel bigger

Decoration Table - November 19, 2019 Property size is often one of the most important features that British people look for in a new home, writes fitted furniture specialist Hammonds. But achieving this has become much ....

Scottish representatives association welcomes honorary member

Decoration Table - November 12, 2019 Derek Young has been made an honorary member of the Scottish Furniture Representatives Association (SFRA), a group comprising 67 working (and 39 retired) members of the industry, and organises the Northpoint Show ....

Devonshire’s year of change

Decoration Table - November 12, 2019 It’s been a year of change at Devonshire – but rapid evolution means the cabinet supplier is better placed than ever to meet the market’s needs. Devonshire has changed a ....

Argos sales “ahead of the market” as Sainsbury’s integration continues

Decoration Table - November 12, 2019 In the 28 weeks to September 21st, Sainsbury's saw underlying retail sales (including VAT, excluding fuel) decrease by -0.6%, driven by declines in general merchandise and clothing sales. LFL sales (excluding fuel) were down ....

Lacking in social skills?

Decoration Table - November 12, 2019 For those in the furniture industry looking to raise their game on social media, the algorithm is king. It controls who sees your content and when they see it, and ....

Online investment helps IKEA achieve growth

Decoration Table - November 12, 2019 In FY19, IKEA UK enjoyed total sales of £2.120b (up from £1.965b in FY18). Sales were up +8% YoY (having grown +5.9% in FY18), while the retailer enjoyed a slight increase in ....

Autumn Fair unveils new furniture focus

Decoration Table - November 12, 2019 In response to "strong market growth", UK home and gift industry event Autumn Fair will introduce The Furniture Collection, a platform for mid- to high-end furniture, at next year's edition. The Furniture Collection will join ....

Rain dampens retail footfall through October

Decoration Table - November 12, 2019 Rain kept shoppers at bay in October, reports BRC-Springboard, identifying a YoY footfall decline of -3.2%. On the high street, footfall dropped by -4.9%, and by -2.4% in shopping centres. Retail park ....

On location: Stressless, TCR

Decoration Table - November 12, 2019 Norwegian recliner specialist Ekornes, purveyor of the Stressless brand, opened its first UK showroom this summer. Located on London’s fast-evolving furniture retail strip, the store – formerly occupied by Designer ....

Carpetright considers sale

Decoration Table - November 5, 2019 Carpetright has entered discussions with debt- and shareholder Meditor European Master Fund regarding a possible takeover. Meditor has made a 'possible offer' to acquire all the retailer's shares, which will enable the ....

100% Design rebranded for 2020

Decoration Table - November 5, 2019 100% Design is being rebranded for 2020. Twenty-five years after creating the UK's first dedicated design trade exhibition, the event is being reframed as Design London during next year's London Design Festival ....

Change proposed for mattress recycling regime

Decoration Table - November 5, 2019 The Environment Agency recently released details on proposed changes to its waste exemptions regime, which focuses on three areas: raising the standard of operator competence across permitted waste sites; reforming ....

Treasury report highlights flaws in business rates system

Decoration Table - November 5, 2019 The Government has published a Treasury Select Committee Report which identifies key flaws in the UK's business rates system. It found that: since they were introduced in their current form in 1990, ....

John Lewis begins third-party Click & Collect trials

Decoration Table - November 5, 2019 Starting with a trial in collaboration with Boden, John Lewis Partnership is looking to provide access to its Click & Collect distribution network to third-party retailers.  Boden customers can now use the John Lewis & ....

The Furniture Awards 2020 judges revealed

Decoration Table - November 5, 2019 The Furniture Awards, which returns to the January Furniture Show 2020 to celebrate the best businesses at the exhibition, is now open for entries. An expert judging panel has been ....