Family furniture firm Conway Furniture has announced it has closed its doors due to a decline in business.

The Colchester-based company, which has been established for around 30 years, has closed its stores across the East of England, which also includes its outlets in Ipswich, Witham and Chelmsford.

Due to a fall in trading and other reasons the business didn’t want to disclose, Conway has now shut up shop and removed its website operations.

A spokesperson for the business commented: “It will be difficult for everybody- the people who work here and the family that owns the business.

“We are trying to be positive but it's the end of an era and we have achieved a lot. We want to thank all the customers we have served over the years.”