Adjusted profits were two thirds lower on weaker gross margin at the South Yorkshire kitchen maker behind brands such as Sheraton, Mackintosh and Chippendale last year.

Fitted kitchen, bedroom and bathroom furniture manufacturer Symphony bolstered liquidity as profits slid on flat sales and higher costs last year.

Control of a Cheshire fitted bedroom furniture company that booked profits of almost £1 million last year has passed to the next generation as part of a management buyout.

Wider gross margin and higher sales helped fitted furniture vertical Hammonds maintain seven-figure profits last year despite rising operating costs.

Payment processors and a mixture of mainstream banks and lenders-of-last-resort are among a slew of financial creditors caught short by the collapse of a furniture company that majored in dining tables.

Furniture suppliers who lost out when Oak Furniture House restructured just over a year ago have escaped a second hit following the closure of the successor company.

Imports of cabinet furniture climbed for the first time in well over a year in March on the back of improved figures in all of the living, dining, bedroom and office segments. Kitchen imports remained lower.

Profits at sliding storage and fitted furniture company IDS jumped by more than a third last year despite the tough market.

Three furniture retailers under common control have withdrawn a cabinet programme from sale following a legal challenge by Core Products, the Scottish furniture supplier.

Bedroom and kitchen furniture manufacturer and retailer Ashley Ann says its results for 2022/23 are disappointing and reflect overhead and energy costs reaching their highest levels in a generation.

Cabinet imports fell for a 15th month in a row on a year-on-year basis as weak living/dining figures outweighed improvement in bedroom and home office furniture.

Nobia, the parent company to kitchen retail chain Magnet, plans to further consolidate its U.K. manufacturing assets with its factory in Halifax to be closed and repurposed.

Direct-to-consumer cabinet furniture maker Strachan felt the impact of higher costs and lower demand last year as it slipped to its first loss on public record.

Cabinet imports into the U.K. declined in January on the back of continued weak figures in the living/dining product segment. Kitchen shipments also fell, while bedroom and home office furniture arrivals were higher.

Cabinet furniture supplier Devonshire returned to positive cashflow last year as it cut costs and worked down stock levels amid falling output.

The owners of made-to-measure cabinet maker Longpre Furniture have secured the future of the manufacturing business via a prepack administration process.

Full year living and dining cabinet furniture imports fell to their lowest level in seven years in 2023 and by more than £270 million on the preceding year. Bedroom furniture imports also fell, but at a shallower rate.

Nobia, owner of U.K. kitchens retailer Magnet, has agreed a second major disposal inside a week after agreeing to sell Austrian business unit ewe in a deal worth up to €26.5 million.

Neville Johnson, the upmarket fitted furniture vertical that sells direct to the consumer, said it has cut costs to align with reduced demand after a challenging year where revenue and margins took a hit.

Creditors have agreed a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) with Northern Ireland bedroom furniture vertical Sliderobes Group and two subsidiaries, including one based in the South East of England.

The group behind Decorative Panels Furniture, the U.K.'s largest flatpack cabinet maker, stepped up investment through 2022/23, with the highest capital expenditure programme in its history.

Nobia CEO and president Jon Sintorn will leave the kitchen group next June, sparking a recruitment process for a successor.

Imports of wood bedroom cabinet into the U.K. fell for the second straight month in October on weaker data from trading partners in mainland Europe. Despite the decline, they remain at a historically elevated level.

North Wales bedroom and living room cabinet manufacturer Welcome Furniture made strides in the contract sector through 2022/23 but rising costs and the difficult macro economic backdrop impacted its bottom line.

Shipments of wood living and dining cabinet fell by just over a third on last year in October as weak demand combined with strong comparative figures.

Liquidation impacts around 20 jobs at East of England kitchen, bedroom, home study maker and retailer.

Lancashire fitted furniture components supplier HPP booked lower profits through 2022/23 as higher output was outweighed by rising costs.

Shipments of living and dining wood furniture arriving into the U.K. continued their year-long tumble in September, falling sharply on the same month last year.

Bedroom cabinet furniture imports into the U.K. declined double-digits in September with Brazil proving the outlier after a climb in the value of container loads of products arriving from South America's largest country.

A French retailer with a U.K. turnover of £75 million has agreed to pay damages and costs to Cambridgeshire cabinet furniture supplier Teemo Designs after an intellectual property (I.P.) dispute.

Bespoke kitchens and furniture supplier Christopher Peters Kitchens & Interiors has been placed into liquidation with consumers owed in excess of £400,000.

Benchmark, the premium cabinet furniture manufacturer co-founded by the late Sir Terence Conran and md Sean Sutcliffe, grew profits through 2022/23 as wider margins offset lower revenue.

Privately-owned Wiltshire cabinet manufacturer Sylvawood Furniture has been placed into administration.

Weak demand for cabinet continued at the height of the summer as the value of wood living, dining and bedroom goods maintained the trend of falling in every month so far this year.

Two experienced managers have acquired Cheshire furniture maker and retailer Bluebell Fitted Furniture in a leveraged buyout that provides an exit path for the business' two founders.

A two-store furniture retailer has settled with Core Products after it was accused of copying several of the Scottish cabinet supplier's designs.

Imports volumes across key case goods categories climbed for the first time in well over a year at the height of summer, driven largely by lower prices.

Lancashire fitted furniture manufacturer J&J Ormerod (JJO) agreed a new multi-million credit facility last year as it continued to fund the purchase of a majority stake in the business by its employees in 2021.

A high-calibre cabinet vertical owned by the founders of Pinetum, once one of the largest cabinet makers in the UK., has reopened its Wiltshire showroom following a complete rebuild.

Thinner gross margin and higher costs meant profits declined last year at West Yorkshire based Lawcris Panel Products, a key cog in the supply chain for U.K. based cabinet makers.

Half-year living, dining and bedroom cabinet imports declined by more than a third after falling in every single month of 2023 so far.

The cabinet furniture manufacturing and wholesale giant behind businesses ranging from Lacquer Craft and Universal through to Legacy Classic has issued a profits warning.

One of the U.K.'s most prominent privately-owned kitchen manufacturers has filed a notice of intention to appoint an administrator (NOI) in a move that protects the company from creditor action.

Profits doubled for cabinet furniture components manufacturer BHK (UK) last year in a period in which it made seven-figure capital expenditure.

The Doncaster kitchen group behind brands such as Sheraton and Chippendale cut borrowing last year in a period when sales jumped by more than a fifth again.

Losses widened at kitchen and bathroom cabinet maker Burbidge Holdings last year as rising costs and thinner margins negated an increase in output.

The Symphony fitted kitchen, bedroom and bathroom furniture manufacturing group took two-year capex to nearly £50 million and expanded its staff headcount through 2022.

Profits declined at Lincolnshire furniture wholesaler Classic Furniture (Binbrook) last year as thinner margins countered rising output.

A buyer has been found for the Co. Monaghan factory of cabinet furniture manufacturer Gola Wood Works after the company succumbed to market pressures earlier this year.

The value of wood living, dining and bedroom furniture imports fell for the 13th straight month in April on continued weak trade with the Far East.

South London bedroom specialist Instrument Furniture has ceased trading after heavy losses and a mounting debt burden negatively impacted the business.

The self-styled largest kitchen designer and manufacturer in the South West of England found profit growth last year despite a truncated financial period.

The closure of a flatpack furniture maker earlier this year has resulted in the liquidation of a co-controlled ecommerce retail business trading as Devoted2Home.

The value of wood living, dining and bedroom cabinet imports dropped for the fourth month in a row in March on the back of lower figures from China and Vietnam.

Gola Wood Works, a cabinet furniture company registered at Downpatrick, County Down, has been placed into administration through restructuring advisors at KPMG.

Bedroom furniture manufacturer Home Decor has seen its liabilities slashed thanks to a loan waiver from its longtime private equity backer.

Imports from India and Vietnam halved in February to send overall timber living, dining and bedroom furniture shipments down by a quarter compared with last year.

Furniture vertical Ashley Ann took two-year capital expenditure to well over £2 million as it invested heavily during what proved a stronger year for the Scotland based kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms business.

Profits climbed for made-to-measure cabinet maker Strachan last year as the direct-to-consumer company maintained its upwards revenue trajectory.

Restructuring advisors handling the insolvency of Kettle Interiors U.K. have enlisted agents to sell a substantial quantity of cabinet furniture that was not included as part of the asset sale agreement with newco Kettle Home.

The value of case goods imported into the U.K. fell to its lowest level in 18 months at the beginning of 2023 after overstocked distributors and retailers put the brakes on orders last autumn.

Inbound volumes of living, dining and bedroom wood cabinet furniture declined for a ninth straight month in December, despite more robust demand in the period when orders for those goods were placed.

Revenue from flatpack furniture kits declined by more than £10 million through 2021/22 but higher sales from other activities helped West Yorkshire cabinet group Decorative Panel still find double-digit growth.

The closure of a 13-store kitchens vertical late last year has left its South Yorkshire owner with little prospect of recovering a seven-figure debt that was a hangover from its takeover nearly seven years ago.

South Yorkshire ready-to-assemble cabinet manufacturer Addspace Furniture has been placed into administration less than a year after divesting a stake in the company to an expanding furniture group.

The South Yorkshire cabinet maker behind the Spaceslide and Spacepro bedroom furniture brands is not impacted by the insolvency of the kitchen retail business it bought six years ago.

Welcome Furniture took on additional debt as it invested millions of pounds building additional capacity through 2021/22, new figures show.

German living and bedroom furniture giant Hülsta is undergoing a court-approved insolvent restructure at two of its subsidiary companies, citing special market conditions.

The value of wood living, dining and bedroom cabinet shipments to the U.K. fell to its lowest level in 26 months at the end of the summer on delayed production and slowing demand.

Higher prices weren't enough to keep the value of cabinet furniture imports positive in July as year-on-year shipments fell for the first time in 2022 so far.

Living, dining and bedroom wood cabinet import volumes declined double-digit in June after turning negative at the start of the second quarter.

German furniture vertical Hülsta banked bigger profits at its U.K. retail and distribution arm in 2021 despite downsizing its shop footprint part way through the year.

The sale of property and chasing overdrawn loan accounts has left better prospects for the creditors of a once-sizeable U.K. bedroom furniture maker, even those holding no collateral.

The U.K. finances of one of the trade's largest bedroom furniture companies are in better shape after its German parent company wrote off millions of pounds worth of intra-group borrowing.

The volume of Chinese cabinet shipments arriving in the U.K. fell by more than a quarter according to new trade data as buyers here looked to replenish stock from European sources instead.

Profits climbed three-fold for Wales based fitted kitchens, bedroom and home office manufacturer and retailer Sigma 3 last year as it more than reversed a sales decline through the first year of Covid.

Kitchen, bedroom and bathroom furniture giant Symphony is making a ten-figure outlay as it invests in the build out of its vast manufacturing plant in South Yorkshire.

Linley, the prestige London furniture and interiors group, says it is on a solid footing and demonstrably able to trade successfully after a year in which the structural economics of the business improved.

Cabinet manufacturer Wegmans Furniture Industries booked revenue up nearly a third in the first quarter driven by an even bigger improvement in Europe, where the U.K. is a key market.

Smaller nations picked up the slack as living, dining and bedroom cabinet volumes from China dropped by 25.1 percent at the beginning of the second quarter.

Restructuring advisors have outlined details of the prepack reorganisation of a circa £1 million Surrey cabinet maker while two other manufacturers—both in the made-to-measure furniture sector—have filed notices of intent to appoint administrators.

Surrey furniture maker moves to South Coast and rebrands while its predecessor operating company was placed into administration earlier this week.

The threat of expensive litigation threatened the future of Clive Christian Furniture ahead of a sale of the business and assets of the company earlier this spring, according to a new report.

A southern England maker of bespoke furniture including wardrobes, kitchens and panelling has folded a little over a year after it changed owners.

Trade kitchens and joinery supplier Howdens will build its depot-network this year along with refurbishing a slew of its older customer-facing U.K. properties.

The global sales director of high-end cabinetry and interiors company Clive Christian Furniture and a U.S. franchisee have combined to acquire the business and assets of the company out of administration.

Bedroom, home office and lounge furniture maker Strachan enjoyed a sales bounce and stronger margins last year as it recovered from the early impact of the pandemic.

A West Yorkshire bedroom cabinet furniture maker and the jobs of its 26 employees were saved earlier this spring after restructuring advisors brokered a prepack sale.

Upmarket cabinet maker and interiors company Clive Christian Furniture, bought by its management team almost three years ago, has been placed into the hands of restructuring advisors.

Living, dining and bedroom wood cabinet furniture imports jumped by a quarter in February driven by an increase in the value of shipments arriving at U.K. ports from Vietnam.

Curve Craft, a custom manufacturer of curved doors and cabinetry used in the installation of high-end kitchens, is expanding into new East Midlands premises.

West Midlands furniture wholesaler ASR Interiors has successfully won the first of two legal challenges against companies it alleged had copied its dining ranges.

U.K. importers brought in more living, dining and bedroom wood cabinet furniture than ever before in January as shipments rose from source nations near and far.

Danish ready-to-assemble furniture manufacturer Tvilum has closed the U.K. sales office of its compatriot Steens business and has put new procedures in place for customers.

The value of living, dining and bedroom wood furniture shipments into the U.K. declined for a third straight month in December, paring back full year growth in imports.

Diversified Yorkshire cabinet furniture maker and sheet materials supplier Decorative Panels doubled profits in 2020/21 on wider margins. Group sales were flat.

Cabinet furniture manufacturer Qualita has taken over production and distribution rights for Winsor Furniture's bestselling Stockholm range.

Legislators in Vietnam imposed some of the most severe Covid restrictions worldwide last year with widespread factory shutdowns, but they are yet to materially damage furniture exports to the U.K.

The chairman of Ercol Furniture (ercol), which on Wednesday night featured on the BBC's Inside The Factory programme, says the manufacturer has recovered all the sales lost to the early period of the pandemic and continued to find bottom line gains.

Ready-assembled bedroom and living room furniture maker Welcome enjoyed a third straight year of double-digit sales growth in the year to March 31. Profits also increased sharply.

Premium fitted kitchen, bedroom and freestanding furniture manufacturer and retailer John Lewis of Hungerford says the lease of a new property will boost production capacity.

A Staffordshire cabinet furniture manufacturer that sells custom-fit wardrobes and home office furniture ordered online is expanding into additional premises after rapid growth.

September saw another vast quantity of Vietnamese furniture land at U.K. ports, likely reflecting large orders placed ahead of Covid-related late summer factory shutdowns in the Far East nation.

Bedroom furniture vertical Sharps has repaid tens of millions of pounds of debt in the wake of its disposal by Sun European Partners to a London based private equity group earlier this summer.

Nicholas Radford says he plans to focus on other interests outside the furniture industry after a flood in the Far East prompted a decision to close the company behind the Nathan Furniture brand earlier this year.

Roundhouse, the high-end kitchen and bedroom cabinet maker and retailer, enjoyed better-than-expected trading last year as it found both top and bottom line growth.

A Swedish flooring and wood processing conglomerate with factories in central Europe is to enter the furniture market with the initial launch of cabinets assembled entirely without glue, nails or screws.

Cabinet furniture imports reached record levels in the first half as distributors and retailers invested heavily in stock despite high container shipping rates.

Upmarket fitted furniture maker and retailer John Lewis of Hungerford says better-than-expected trading helped it reverse first half losses to return to profit in 2019/20.

Fitted furniture maker J&J Ormerod (JJO) says demand is running at double-digit percentages ahead of pre-Covid levels and that it has emerged stronger from the pandemic and ready to invest.

Small Buckinghamshire traditional furniture supplier placed into liquidation.

U.K. furniture companies will be eligible to enter the third Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Furniture Awards after the international non-Governmental organisation (NGO) expanded the scope of the programme.

Major U.K. cabinet maker Symphony built cash and remained profitable last year despite taking a large Covid-related hit to its top line.

Sigma 3, the South Wales based manufacturer and retailer of kitchen, bedroom and home office furniture, maintained seven-figure profits despite the pandemic hitting sales last year.

Covid-19 restrictions in Malaysia threaten to delay the production and arrival of furniture arriving into the U.K. as the Far East nation looks to get the virus under control.

Cabinet imports ended the first quarter of 2021 up nearly a fifth on the back of a vast increase in the quantity of goods arriving from China.

Leeds fitted furniture vertical Strachan remained cash generative and profitable despite sales falling as a result of the first lockdown last year.

Nobilia, Europe's largest kitchen manufacturer, has recapitalised its U.K. kitchen retail business Kutchenhaus via a seven-figure equity injection.

The ready-to-assemble cabinet furniture arm of diversified West Yorkshire manufacturing group Decorative Panels found growth in the lead up to the pandemic.

German bedroom furniture maker Rauch has aligned its product development and marketing functions and hired a new leader to run the merged unit.

Structural cost savings and state support helped fitted furniture vertical John Lewis of Hungerford make inroads into losses in the six months to December 31, 2020.

Shareholders at Lancashire fitted furniture manufacturer J&J Ormerod (JJO) have decided to sell two thirds of the business to the company's employees, ending a long period of family ownership.

China was the only major cabinet furniture source nation to match year-earlier levels in 2020 as the pandemic clipped imports into the U.K. from most key markets.

Steps taken to broaden the appeal of the heritage Nathan brand have paid dividends according to the furniture company, with a new generation of social media-savvy consumers now following the business.

Port delays and container shortages didn't stop a third consecutive rise in cabinet furniture imports as wholesalers and retailers replenished stock ahead of Christmas.

Nobia, the kitchen conglomerate, says its fourth quarter performance for 2020 will exceed expectations because of strong trading in the Nordic and Central Europe regions.

Kitchens, bedroom and bathroom furniture maker and retailer Avanti is to bolster its presence in the West Midlands with a ninth retail showroom as the company paves the way for a return to growth.

Revenue climbed double-digit for a second straight year at ready-assembled cabinet maker Welcome Furniture in 2019–20. Profits declined on cost headwinds.

Company voluntary arrangement (CVA) at kitchen cabinet manufacturer, designer and installer.

Third quarter sales jumped for European ready-to-assemble cabinet furniture maker Forte but remain well down in the year so far, including the region taking in the U.K.

China led a return to growth for wood living, dining and bedroom furniture imports as the combined cabinet segment nailed down its position as the category least impacted by the pandemic.

The group behind the Spaceslide bedrooms brand says its cash headroom is currently larger than it was pre-Covid thanks to additional financing facilities as well as strong post-lockdown trading.

The Yorkshire group behind bedroom brand Spaceslide recorded a bigger deficit in 2019 after a decline in performance at its co-owned kitchens business Optiplan.

Ready-to-assemble cabinet maker is a supplier to retailers such as Argos and employs nearly 70 people at its South Yorkshire factory.

A Chinese fitted furniture and kitchens conglomerate with sales equivalent to £1.56 billion is opening a first U.K. and European showroom, near Manchester.

Jarrow cabinet furniture and shelving company Funky Chunky Furniture says it expects to achieve over £4 million in sales in the next year after it expanded and reconfigured its manufacturing operation.

Far East furniture manufacturing and distribution giant Samson Holding is to mop up the remaining shares in a major Green River Group bedroom and dining cabinet factory, taking its total outlay to nearly $46 million (c. £35m).

Wood furniture imports fell sharply as early-year factory shutdowns finally afflicted the living, dining and bedroom categories to the same extent already seen in other product segments.

Higher costs meant kitchen maker Burbidge recorded a bigger deficit in the year to September 30, 2019, despite higher output and wider gross margin.

U.K. interest in a prestige American cabinetry brand remains high despite the closure of the company behind its London showroom last month.

Strachan, the direct-to-consumer maker of fitted bedroom, home office and living room furniture, booked higher profits and bolstered cash last year after it grew sales.

New finance chief for £50m vendor of Sheraton, Mackintosh, English Rose and Chippendale brands.

Clive Christian Furniture Co, the luxury furniture and cabinet maker bought by a private investor last year, has hired its former sales and marketing director after a 16-year absence.

Wood furniture imports across the living, dining and bedroom categories fell for a third straight month in February, though German exports made big gains.

Blackburn bedroom cabinet manufacturer Klever Furniture left creditors facing a shortfall of almost £650,000 according to new statutory filings.

One of Eastern Europe's largest furniture manufacturers has closed all its production plants for the next few weeks, and says it could extend the shutdown even longer.

North West based living room and bedroom cabinet maker Klever Furniture has written to stakeholders including customers and suppliers saying it is no longer trading.

Fast-expanding kitchen maker and retailer Wren will this spring open a 252,000sqft U.S. factory ahead of launching its first overseas showrooms this summer.

The number of Kutchenhaus retail showrooms will grow by more than a quarter this year with eleven new stores planned by the franchise chain.

A number of retailers who formerly sourced bedroom cabinet from the now-defunct Kingstown Furniture business are turning to One Call Furniture, the East London manufacturer has said.



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