An independent furniture shop has confirmed in plans to close at the end of the month due to increased pressures from online competitors.

The Oxford Furniture Warehouse, which has been established for 14 years and run by mother and daughter duo Chris and Sam Green, will close its doors for the final time at its Headington shop on London Road on 24 August 2016.

The company indicated that it couldn’t compete with online businesses and said it was with ‘deep regret’ it came to the decision to close.

Commenting on its official Facebook page, Oxford Furniture Warehouse said: “To our loyal customers. It is with deep regret that we must inform you we are closing down. We will cease trading on Wednesday 24 August.

“We would like to thank everyone for their continued support during our time trading in Headington. We have been made to feel nothing but welcome in the community and will be sorry to leave. Thank you.”

The company has begun its clear out operation and is currently holding a ‘closing down’ sale to see out its final month of trading.