The starting gun on the search for the interiors industry's next generation of designers was fired today with the launch of the New Design Britain Awards 2015.
Victoria Carpets is to buy rival Abingdon Flooring for up to £12.1m, adding the Stainfree, Wilton Royal and Distinctive Flooring brands to its portfolio.
Interiors online retailer Worldstores has bought children's furniture and accesories retailer Kiddicare for an undisclosed sum.
The September issue of Interiors Monthly looks at how Balta is hoping for a Big Hit as it marks 50 years; tells you everything you need to know for Harrogate in The Flooring Show show guide; the beds and bedroom supplement looks at best-selling beds, mattress protection, a key training initiative and contains the Bed Show show guide including full hall plans and stand listings; examines how Tesco transformed its furniture offer and the results of B&Q taking accessories seriously and previews BIFE-SIM, Decorex, Long Point and the Autumn Furniture Show. Plus the latest industry news, jobs and new products.