Upholstery manufacturer Sofa Factory has announced the appointment of Mark Peden as its new national sales manager.

Mark, who has been within the furniture industry since 1987, was officially appointed earlier this year in January, with his responsibilities including to help develop the sales team and to boost the promotion of its range.

Mark said: “I jumped at the chance of heading up the national sales team for Sofa Factory. What an exciting opportunity! I relish the idea of helping to make Sofa Factory a market leader.”

Based in Gateshead, Sofa Factory is a brand under Bentincks Ltd and produces over 1,500 pieces of furniture per week.