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Current demand has put iconic sofa brand Tetrad on track to grow sales by more than £3m this year and even more the next with the company in line to return to profit.


Notes to just filed accounts for the Preston firm says its performance in recent months has led to it forecasting sales of £13.6m in 2014–15 and £18.6m in 2015–16.


Tetrad owner Janus Cooper — who last September became the majority shareholder in the manufacturer — told the Furnishing Report that its order book in the first 8 months of its latest financial year was 21 per cent up on last year, and 4 per cent ahead of the figures forecast in the published accounts.


Its return to profit in 2015 will see it reverse a £471k deficit in 2013–14, during which sales were flat at around £10.6m.


Its improvement since, Mr Cooper said, was split half and half between its Harris Tweed upholstery programme and other products sold to existing customers.


The producer will launch a mid-century inspired collection at the NEC next week influenced by designs going back to the 1960s and 1970s.