The London based company behind the Artisan Furniture brand has acquired selected assets of PD Global, the furniture importer and distributor which ceased trading earlier this summer.

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Scartop Pine's Heywood store. Image: Google
Furniture wholesaler PD Global and its co-owned retail fascia Scartop Pine recorded a seven-figure loss almost two years before its eventual closure, administrators have said in a new report.

Office furniture manufacturer Frem Group has added a new factory in Suffolk after a bumper year in 2018 that saw revenue grow double digit and profits transformed.

Underlying sales grew for Northamptonshire cabinet furniture retailer and wholesaler Kettle Interiors in 2017–18 despite a backdrop of trading headwinds.

One of the U.K.'s biggest rug and floormat suppliers said the downsizing of home improvement chain Homebase had a negative impact on sales last year.

Melrose Interiors, one of the country's largest independent rug suppliers, closed out a seven-figure property sale this summer after earlier completing a "landmark relocation."

Fast-expanding lighting supplier Astro posted another top line sales record in 2018–19 but cautioned that growth was harder to come by, especially in the U.K.

One of Europe's largest living, dining and bedroom cabinet furniture makers is to diversify into upholstery, building a new multi-million factory in Poland.

Privately-owned soft furnishings group Ashley Wilde grew sales and profits last year ahead of the spring 2019 buyout of a Scottish fabrics wholesaler.

Adverse currency movements and trading conditions impacted profits at Hertfordshire furniture, home goods and giftware importer Sifcon International last year.

A five-fold increase in exports softened the impact of lower U.K. revenue and higher costs for bedding and soft furnishings maker and distributor Rapport Home last year.

Bankers and other creditors face a shortfall following the prepack sale of ecommerce lighting retailer LED Hut to a major North West importer, which was announced earlier this summer.

Headlam, Europe's largest floorcoverings distributor, is this week hosting a sod-cutting ceremony at its long-planned 190,000sqft distribution centre in Suffolk.

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The company's stores across northern England are to close. Image: Google.
A three-store furniture retailer and its sister import and wholesale business that at one time generated approaching £10 million a year in sales, are to close within days.

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Birlea Furniture's Castle Donington base.
Privately-owned importer and distributor Birlea Furniture posted a third straight double-digit sales climb last year with it saying further gains on the way. Profits also rose.

Diversified Far East furniture manufacturing giant Green River Group is divesting another of its furniture factories after agreeing the sale of a majority stake in a case goods plant to Samson Holding.

A new-look space within Harrods and the development of its sales within other multi-brand stores outside the capital can lift revenue for Ligne Roset, the French furniture brand said in just-filed accounts.

Homewares manufacturer and distributor Portmeiron Group has agreed to buy U.S. company Nambé LLC for $12 million (£9.5m) in a cash deal that extends its reach into the North American market.

A one-off voluntary settlement with HM Revenue & Customs meant reported profits were lower at furniture and home accents wholesale giant Coach House in 2017–18. Its underlying performance continued to improve.

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The importer's home at Binbrook Technical Park, Lincolnshire.
Case goods distributor Classic Furniture narrowed its trading deficit in 2017–18 after efforts to address margin and strengthen its supply chain yielded improvements.

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New product design is already underway, Birlea said.
Birlea Furniture has confirmed the acquisition of the Willis & Gambier brand and intellectual property rights, saying the deal sparks the beginning of an exciting new chapter.

Revenue jumped by more than a fifth for North West soft furnishings supplier Cleland McIver in 2017–18 as the privately-owned company built on its investment in new warehousing.

East Midlands based furniture distributor Birlea has acquired bedroom and dining cabinet brand Willis & Gambier from Far East conglomerate Samson Holding.

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Bentley's Symmetry Park, Bicester distribution centre.
Furniture designer, importer and wholesaler Bentley Designs moved back to profit in 2017–18 after a positive change in gross margin. Sales were lower for the third straight year.

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Parlane is among the U.K.'s largest home accents and décor wholesalers.
Parlane International, the home accents company acquired by designer, manufacturer and distributor Gallery Direct earlier this year, is to clear £2 million of stock ahead of a warehouse move.

Diversified distributor Supreme Imports has acquired lighting retailer LED Hut in an insolvent buyout brokered by administrators at KPMG. The deal safeguards 30 jobs.

The owners of luxury goods group Clive Christian say it is "business as usual" for its furniture manufacturing division after its fragrance unit was sold.

Home goods distributor Sabichi Homewares booked bigger profits after a fall in the cost of sales outpaced a dip in revenue for the year to October 31, 2018.

North West living, dining and bedroom furniture source Heritage Furniture has appointed experienced industry executive Tony Divito as sales agent.

Privately-owned prestige furniture and lifestyle brand Neptune recorded higher sales again in 2017–18 but profits declined on narrower margins.

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Pritex is located alongside Relyon at Wellington, Somerset.
Steinhoff has sold its diversified acoustic insulation, foam and fibre business Pritex in Somerset to the French headquartered industrial conglomerate Saint-Gobain.

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Hafele U.K.'s Rugby premises. Image: Google
The British arm of furniture fittings and hardware company Hafele maintained profits just north of £11.1 million last year as price management and cost control helped counter challenging trading conditions.

Tim Powell has formally joined the board of Porta Romana, the circa £14 million supplier of luxury furniture and home accents to the interior design market.

A Midlands furniture wholesaler has written off a seven-figure sum due to it after three co-controlled recipients of loans were placed into liquidation, rendering the debt unrecoverable.

Stax Trade Centres, the multi-branch wholesaler of goods ranging from kitchens to garden furniture and homeware, grew sales and profits in the year to September 1, 2018.

Former Parker Knoll and Gloster Furniture director Charles Vernon has become a non-executive director at Alexander Rose, the Burgess Hill based garden furniture business.

A key European bedroom furniture supplier to the U.K. market has drastically reduced the number of planned job cuts at its factories after talks with unions and industrial action by employees.

The daughters of the founders of bedroom furniture manufacturer Harrison Brothers (Furniture) have completed a buyout that saves jobs and ensures the business survives.

Upscale Scandinavian furniture brand Hay has recruited the former chief executive at designer chair maker Varier Furniture to oversee its own international business.

Knowsley furniture maker and wholesaler Dams posted double-digit profits growth on higher sales in 2017–18, a year that saw it start building a new upholstery facility.



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