The UK arm of luxury Danish hardwood flooring distributor Junckers returned to growth in 2014 after two years of falling sales.

Junckers’ Essex based British subsidiary grew sales by 4.3 per cent to £10.5m in the year to end December, which management said was against a backdrop of a declining market.

Sales had fallen 1.4 per cent in 2012 and a much steeper 22 per cent in 2013. Despite rising output, profits in the latest period dropped 86 per cent to £27,046.