The South West Furniture Show is to be held two weeks earlier than planned.
More than 30 companies will be exhibiting in 11 venues across Long Eaton from 13-15 May.
Stuart Hibbert, Breasley Consumer Products md has been elected as National Bed Federation president. He takes over from Simon Spinks, Harrison Spinks md, who has served the customary two years as president.
The largest shareholder at department store chain Beale has brought in Stuart Lyons, Airsprung Group chairman to the board in an effort to improve performance.
The economy has avoided falling back into recession after showing growth in the first quarter of the year, thanks to the services sector and increased North Sea oil and gas output.