Over 130 new industry companies were incorporated in the period between November 6–12, 2023 inclusive. Full list by business type.

114 furnishings companies were placed into administration, liquidation, wound up or dissolved in the past week. Full list here.

13 companies left creditors with £3 million shortfall.

Neptune has been one of the growth stories of the past decade, taking revenue from £23.5 million back in 2013, to almost four times that level by last year (£89.2m). [Premium]

Before Vale, Farnham showroom was occupied by Mac & Mac Interiors. [Premium]

Today brings your annual reminder that the Doncaster manufacturing unit producing upholstery for Next's retail operation is probably larger and more impactful than the headline figures suggest. [Premium]

Over 180 new industry companies were incorporated in the period between October 30–November 5, 2023 inclusive. Full list by business type.

A slew of one-time items were the main culprits behind a seven-figure deficit at Westbridge and its parent company Belfield Holdings last year. [Premium]

50 furnishings companies were placed into administration, liquidation, wound up or dissolved in the past week. Full list here.

11 companies left creditors with £3.8 million shortfall.

The market for self-assembly sofas is not new, with companies having operated in the sector here in the U.K. for about 20 years. [premium]

The top line became the new bottom line for many home furnishings enterprises in the pre-Covid era with a flood of money being pumped into companies on the promise of jam tomorrow. [premium]

The board of ScS, the U.K.'s second largest upholstery retailer, last week recommended that shareholders accept an offer for the company by Italian contemporary Poltronesofà. [premium subscription required]

Alstons Upholstery has long been the most consistently high-performing business unit in the TCM Living ecosystem and Andy Kennaugh has been a key element in its success [premium].

Over 185 new industry companies were incorporated in the period between October 23–29, 2023 inclusive. Full list by business type.

63 furnishings companies were placed into administration, liquidation, wound up or dissolved in the past week. Full list here.

17 companies left creditors with £5.1 million shortfall.

North Wales upholstered furniture manufacturer Westbridge, and its sister business Tetrad, are the final two pieces in the U.K. sofa market jigsaw. [Premium]

A property write-down meant 2022/23 was another tough year for Oldrid & Co, the independent furniture, garden and home store retailer trading as Downtown.

Poltronesofà, the 300-store upholstery retailer headquartered in Italy, is to acquire ScS, the U.K.'s second largest sofa retailer. There are three clear reasons why no-one should be surprised. [Premium Subscription required]

Over 150 new industry companies were incorporated in the period between October 16–22, 2023 inclusive. Full list by business type.

63 furnishings companies were placed into administration, liquidation, wound up or dissolved in the past week. Full list here.

Nine companies left creditors with £8.7 million shortfall.

It has been over a decade since the property entrepreneur Andrew Perloff completed a take-private deal for Airsprung, the Wiltshire headquartered beds and upholstery manufacturing group.

Beds and upholstery group Airsprung is less dependent on the sales of its two largest customers than at any time in the past 11 years.

TradeChoice Carpet & Flooring built on a return to the black in the first year under Nestware Holdings' stewardship with further profitable growth in 2022.

Complete list of all 32 countries from which foam and sprung mattresses were imported into the U.K. in August 2023, including the value of goods and year-on-year comparisons.

Over 160 new industry companies were incorporated in the period between October 9–15, 2023 inclusive. Full list by business type.

Complete list of all 65 countries from which living, dining and bedroom wood furniture was imported into the U.K. in August 2023, including the value of goods and year-on-year comparisons.

A £3 million stock write-down was the headline story from Gallery Direct's P&L but the biggest cash impact was evident elsewhere in its just-filed accounts.

72 furnishings companies were placed into administration, liquidation, wound up or dissolved in the past week. Full list here.

17 companies left creditors with £6.6 million shortfall.

Complete list of all 51 countries from which carpets were imported into the U.K. in August 2023, including the value of goods and year-on-year comparisons.

Complete list of all 47 countries from which sofas were imported into the U.K. in August 2023, including the value of goods and year-on-year comparisons.

What is the true size of Wayfair's business in the U.K?

The TCM Living group built a bigger market share of the upholstered furniture segment last year, chiefly by outperforming its U.K. peers.

Amtico is one of the biggest suppliers of floorcoverings in the U.K., and competes with Karndean for market leadership in the luxury vinyl tile (LVT) product segment.

New accounts for Swoon Editions provide a fresh perspective on external investment last year in the online furniture brand, which sells through its own direct channels and through third parties.

Over 130 new industry companies were incorporated in the period between October 2–8, 2023 inclusive. Full list by business type.

Fleshing out the numbers at Tempur U.K., and explaining the rise in profits.