sofaFrameBRITAIN'S furniture industry is hugely successful but fragmented and like the Wild West, delegates heard at last week's Bridging the Gap conference on apprenticeships.

FurnStocksThTHE WEALTH of the 37 richest people and families in the furniture industry increased by £3.0 billion in the past year

INDUSTRY charity The Furniture Makers' Company has named the expert speaker lineup for its Apprenticeship Levy conference later this month.

BUYING group Associated Independent Stores (AIS) has named Hypnos and Classic Furniture winners of its Beds and Bedroom Cabinet supplier awards for 2017.

flammability vertTHE BRITISH Furniture Confederation (BFC) says the chemical at the heart of research linking furniture fire retardants with cancer is no longer used by the industry.

INDUSTRY charity The Furniture Makers’ Company is calling for entries for its second annual Export Award.

VISITORS can now register to attend this summer’s Manchester Furniture Show, which takes place July 16–18, 2017.

UPHOLSTERED furniture makers grew overseas orders by more than 50 percent last year as total furniture exports topped £2 billion, says BFM.

BOB Tasker, one of the driving forces behind family-owned Lancashire furniture retailer Taskers, has died. He was 92 years old.

WILL furniture retailers benefit from business rate relief measures announced in yesterday’s Budget?

NEW instore tech for John Lewis partners; BFM looks to tackle skills shortage, and Homag unifies its furniture making equipment brand portfolio

ORGANISERS of the London Fabric event say it will return again next year after a jump in both visitor and exhibitor numbers at the 2017 edition.

SPONSORSHIP deals and tie-ups, awards judging, and Samson completes U.S furniture co. acquisition

BRITAIN’S upholstery industry descends on the capital this morning as the London Fabric exhibition opens its doors to the trade.

ukFurnitureManufacturingBRITISH furniture makers will face a serious skills shortage if U.K. companies are prevented from tapping the E.U. labour market post-Brexit, the BFM says.

MORE than 80 companies spanning 120 furnishings brands will exhibit at the tenth Scottish Interiors Showcase, which celebrates its tenth anniversary next week.

ORGANISERS of the January Furniture Show say the event has built “significant momentum” with early rebookings already putting it on track to sell out next year.

DFS, Silentnight, Whitemeadow and industry charity Master among judges for new award

TOTAL visitor numbers break 150,000 barrier for the first time

SHIRE Beds and Woods Furniture support local charities; Godfrey Syrett wins furniture contract; and John Lewis weekly sales update for the seven days to 17th December.

APPOINTS Ed Hubbard as sales manager; Reaffirms sponsorship of Young Professional Industry Experience programme