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Textiles supplier Harris Tweed Hebrides (HTH) enjoyed a 2014 sales fillip thanks to orders from Tetrad, the North West sofa company.


Orders from the Preston upholstery manufacturer helped HTH grow UK revenues by 31 per cent to £4.8m, more than offsetting declining sales in some of its international markets.


Total sales at the textiles supplier—based on the Isle of Lewis off the west coast of Scotland—were up 5 per cent to £9.6m in the year to end December, with pre-tax profits totalling £1.1m (2013: £1.5m).


The introduction of the Harris Tweed upholstery programme has had a transformational impact on the Tetrad business, with 2014–15 (to end April) sales expected to show 26 per cent growth to over £13m when accounts are filed.