John Lewis enjoyed success with home big-ticket items and the introduction of interest free credit on flooring last week.
This year the Pedal For Pounds 5 bike ride starts at the Emirates Stadium in London, 250 gruelling miles later we will arrive back in Huddersfield.
All donations will contribute to the Keep It Up Campaign, which is an equal split between the Huddersfield Town Academy and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
After a couple of years where rooting about in the archives and celebrating anniversaries by reissuing classic designs was the agenda for many established firms, this year’s Milan Design Week saw new products return to the fore.
Yes there were updates, but the mood was more Athletico Madrid’s attack at pace than Barcelona’s pass the ball for ever: companies recognised that they had to grab visitors’ attention with something new, rather than variations on a theme.
Crowson Fabrics founder Derek Crowson has revealed he is to close the group on 17 April.
Crowson, who is termanilly ill, founded the company in 1978 together with its brands, including Monkwell, Charterhouse, Dovedale, Design Archives and Hill and Knowles, which were distributed throughout the world.
Made.com, the online furniture retailer backed by Lastminute.com co-founder Brent Hoberman, is the latest etailer to explore a stockmarket flotation.