The organiser of the January Furniture Show has expanded its team into double-figures with two key appointments.

Mary Merrills joins as marketing manager, having held a similar role at Corndell Furniture for the past 12 years, while Sarah Walker-Bennett — whose 20-year career in advertising sales includes time spent in the furniture trade press — has been appointed sales executive.

Furniture Fairs co-director Laraine Janes said: “The success of the new format show at Birmingham's NEC has meant that Mary and Sarah are welcome additions to the company and have the experience and knowledge we are looking for to take the January Furniture Show forward.”

The 2016 January Furniture Show will run for three days at the NEC from Sunday 24th–Tuesday 26th January.