AHF signs new store in Leicester

Decoration Table - June 23, 2020 Peterborough-based furniture retailer AHF has announced the signing of a new store at Fosse Park, Leicester. As the latest development in the retailer's growth, AHF will take over the unit currently occupied ....

Bridging the gap

Decoration Table - June 23, 2020 Recruitment is a familiar challenge for manufacturers. Factory work simply doesn’t offer the rewards and excitement school-leavers expect, and new immigration laws only threaten to exacerbate the industry’s staffing woes. ....

Oak Furnitureland acquired in pre-pack deal

Decoration Table - June 23, 2020 Oak Furnitureland has reached a deal with global investment manager, Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP, to secure its future. The retailer says the deal follows a sale process undertaken by Deloitte, includes ....

Furniture Village enlists Dr Ranj as sleep ambassador

Decoration Table - June 23, 2020 The UK’s largest family-run furniture retailer Furniture Village has announced Dr Ranj as its first ever Sleep Ambassador. Following his work with UK bed brand Sleepeezee, the NHS doctor and ....

Harrison Spinks introduces next-day delivery mattress line

Decoration Table - June 23, 2020 Fifth-generation bedmaker Harrison Spinks has developed a new collection of premium mattresses exclusively for independent retailers, available for next-day delivery. The Velocity Collection is Harrison Spinks’ first next-day, off-the-shelf mattress, ....

GNG assembles team for fresh Komfi drive

Decoration Table - June 23, 2020 Yorkshire-based GNG Group, manufacturer of performance foam products for the healthcare, sports and retail mattress markets, is set to launch a vacuum-packed mattress range under its Komfi brand. This is a ....

New research reveals decline in exports

Decoration Table - June 23, 2020 The new annual mid-year statistics digest from the Furniture Industry Research Association reveals a decline in exports, which subdues an overall positive growth performance by UK furniture manufacturers in 2019. ....

Lee Longlands in administration but optimistic

Decoration Table - June 23, 2020 The directors of premium furniture retailer Lee Longlands & Co, which can trace its origins back to 1902, have taken steps to place the company into administration, describing the steps as being necessary to ....

Barker & Stonehouse backs British for June re-opening

Decoration Table - June 9, 2020 Barker and Stonehouse is preparing to re-open all its stores at the beginning of June, bolstered by increasing demand from customers and strong online sales during lockdown. Following the Government’s ....

ScS reopens with “strong balance sheet”

Decoration Table - June 9, 2020 After "carefully considering recently updated Government guidelines and implementing enhanced health and safety policies and procedures", ScS reopened 80 of its stores in England on 23rd May. The group’s distribution network ....

Charity bolsters support for struggling industry workers

Decoration Table - June 9, 2020 The Furniture Makers’ Company, the City of London livery company and charity for the furnishing industry, has increased the package of support available to struggling employees and sole traders who ....

John Lewis announces store re-opening plan

Decoration Table - June 9, 2020 John Lewis will begin to reopen its shops for customers as part of a gradual approach from Monday 15th June, starting with its Poole and Kingston department stores, followed by ....

Manufacturing resumes at Harrison Spinks

Decoration Table - June 9, 2020 Fifth-generation bedmaker Harrison Spinks has resumed manufacturing from its Yorkshire-based facility this week, following recent Government guidelines. The bedmaker is restarting its operation on a safe and reduced scale and ....

FIRA resumes at-home repair visits

Decoration Table - June 9, 2020 FIRA International has confirmed a phased resumption of customer visits by its FIRA Service Technicians team, which will be completed by the end of June. This change will enable customers ....

Hypnos re-opens to meet consistent demand

Decoration Table - June 9, 2020 Bed manufacturer Hypnos safely re-opened its Princes Risborough and Castle Donington factories in May following steady demand during lockdown from consumers and retailers.  The company, which recently received the Queen’s Award ....

Westbridge back in production for the NHS

Decoration Table - May 26, 2020 Westbridge, one of the UK’s largest upholstery manufacturers, has started making personal protective equipment for the NHS. Westbridge, part of the Belfield Group, will be supplying up to 75,000 gowns each ....

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 ....