Premium cabinet furniture designer, manufacturer and retailer Linley has recruited Paddy Byng to lead the business, according to the Sunday Times.

It reports that Mr Byng — currently boss of luxury jeweller Asprey — will replace Anna Sweeting, who is likely to leave to join another, unspecified, retailer.

He is quoted as saying there are enormous opportunities to expand [Linley] in America, Asia and the Middle East.

Linley already enjoyed overseas success in 2013–14, growing year to end June sales by 16 per cent to £12.9m including a four-fold rise in exports to £4.7m.