G Plan Upholstery has recruited Stephanie Hildon as its first brand director.
Consumers turned away from big-ticket purchases at B&Q in the past quarter.
Flooring distributor Green Tree Distribution has launched a trade commerce website, as part of its expansion plans.
The Irish Furniture and Homewares Show is due to make its debut in Dublin next month.
Andrew Vaughan, brand director for the May Design Series and kbb Birmingham trade shows is to leave organiser UBM.