Fitted furniture firm Sharps has confirmed it is set to open two new showrooms in Carlisle and Derby.

The new bedroom and office furniture stores will add to its existing portfolio of around 80 showrooms across the UK, with the latest two to be located on English Street in Carlisle and in the Intu Derby shopping centre.

Sharps, which designs, manufactures and installs its furniture, has officially opened its showroom in Carlisle, whilst its Derby launch date is yet to be confirmed.

The two new locations add to other recent launches including outlets in Cardiff, Cheltenham, Northampton, Wakefield and Waterlooville.

Founded in 1973 and based in Bilston, near Wolverhampton, Sharps is owned by American private equity group Sun Capital Partners, who acquired the firm back in 2011