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Stirling firms enter liquidation; 44 jobs lost

Soft furnishing and doors manufacturers Guardian Systems (Scotland) Ltd and associate company Guardian Soft Furnishings Ltd have been place in liquidation with the loss of 44 jobs.

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High street footfall down in September; retail spending grows

The British Retail Consortium has reported a decline in footfall during September, although insist that shoppers are still spending.


Ultra Furniture acquired by Helium Miracle 124

NVM Private Equity has announced the acquisition of West Midlands-based manufacturer Ultra Furniture.

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FIRA attend Ministry of Furniture’s showroom launch

The Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA) was in attendance at the recent launch of the Ministry of Furniture’s new showroom.


UK manufacturing sector grows following Brexit

The British Chamber of Commerce has published its latest Quarterly Economic Survey for Q3, resulting in a ‘mixed picture’ following the Brexit vote.

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South West Furniture Show success; 90% book again for 2017

The South West Furniture Manufacturers Agent & Representatives Federation (SWFMARF), organiser of regional trade event The South West Furniture Show, has reported a successful show despite ‘challenging’ footfall.

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New MD appointed at Gainsborough; Jerry Yates to retire next year

25 October 2016

Mattress manufacturer Gainsborough has confirmed that managing director Jerry Yates will retire next year, with Nick Gigg being appointed into the role.


Irish furniture factory suffers fire

24 October 2016

Furniture manufacturer Tippo International Ltd has suffered a huge fire at its factory in Tipperary.


Upholstery firm wins award

24 October 2016

Upholstery business Cottage Upholstery has won the International Award in Traditional Upholstery by the Guild of Traditional Upholsterers at its latest AGM.

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Third facility adds to double-digit revenue growth

24 October 2016

Belfield Furnishings Limited, the Derbyshire headquartered parent company of upholstery supplier Westbridge Furniture and mattress source Duflex, welcomed a healthy rise in revenue by £14.7m.

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Boss Design Group commended by the Minister of State for International Trade

21 October 2016

The Minister of State for International Trade, the Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, has commended inaugural Export Award winner Boss Design Group for its overseas market growth.

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Swaffer celebrates second ‘Open Day’ success

21 October 2016

Fabric supply business Swaffer has revealed another successful ‘Open Day’, which displayed its new En Route collection.