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Diversified furnishings group Ena Shaw is forecasting growth of almost a fifth this year driven by market tailwinds and the full year contribution of its Montgomery brand.


The St Helens firm acquired the Montgomery IP off administrators a year ago, and has been running branded concessions in department stores through new subsidiary Curtain Concessions Ltd.


Around half of its 19.9 per cent sales growth to £15.9m in the year to end January 2015 was down to the Curtain Concessions division, Ena Shaw said, with more growth expected next year.


It said it was forecasting 30 per cent growth in 2015–16 from sales to the hospitality and care sectors, and 19 per cent growth overall support by renewed market confidence and the full year impact of the Montgomery brand.


Besides its curtains and soft furnishings supply business, the privately owned company also operates a furniture, beds and furnishings store under the Ena Shaw Home fascia.


Group profits reached £91,667 at the pre-tax line, reversing its 2013–14 deficit of £378,423.

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