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Furniture makers concerned over skills shortage, says BFM

The British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) has revealed that UK furniture manufacturers face ‘serious resource problems’ if restrictions are placed on the movement of labour to the UK from other EU countries.

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December furniture imports and exports examined

Mattresses, upholstery and bedroom furniture all reported an import growth during December, whilst floorcoverings, office and kitchen furniture saw a monthly decline.


Textile manufacturer to extend showroom; sales grow for fourth successive year

Soft furnishings supplier Cleland McIver has reported a fourth consecutive year of turnover growth, as profit also continued to rise.

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Creditors face over £600,000 shortfall following interiors insolvency

Liquidator’s of interior design firm Interior Supply Limited has reported that creditors face a shortfall of more than £669,000.

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Furniture makers see turnover fall in December; annual rise by £400m

According to the latest UK Production Turnover data by the Office for National Statistics, total December 2016 sales for the furniture manufacturing industry as a whole fell by 24.1% to £600m from £790.7m in November.

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Office furniture startup launches in Britain; three brands to enter UK market

A new independent office furniture firm has launched in the UK securing distribution rights from three global manufacturers.

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Upholstery exhibition announced for the Geffrye Museum

24 February 2017

The Geffrye Museum in Hoxton, East London will host a free upholstery exhibition from Tuesday 2 - Sunday 21 May

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Bed manufacturers named as finalists in Yorkshire Business Masters Awards

24 February 2017

The shortlist has been announced for the’s 2017 Yorkshire Business Master Awards, and this year, two bed manufacturers have been named as finalists.

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FIRA welcomes industry peers at open day

23 February 2017

The Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA) played host to its first 2017 Open Day at its headquarters in Stevenage.

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Scottish furniture maker receives IIYP accreditation; plans to boost skills in schools

23 February 2017

Supplier of hospitality and healthcare furniture Elite Contract Furniture has received the prestigious Investors in Young People (IIYP) accreditation.

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CPS Group sponsor London Fabric Show

23 February 2017

South Wales-based printing firm CPS Group has announced it will sponsor this year’s London Fabric Show.


UK manufacturers call for investment in skills and technology

23 February 2017

UK manufacturers have called for the government to invest in new technologies to improve skills across the sector.