Domotex, the world's leading trade show for the flooring industry, takes place from 11-14 January in Hannover, Germany, where it will once again shine as the premier shop window for new trends and innovative lifestyle design.
Furniture and flooring retailer Lee Longlands has secured a six-figure grant, covering almost 10% of the cost of its new Derby store.
Bedroom and living room furniture manufacturer Kingstown Furniture has achieved a top award for its environmental policies.
Mark Carney, Bank of England governor Mark Carney says the UK recovery has 'taken hold' and unemployment will fall sooner than it had forecast.
After seeing consistent year-on-year growth in the first half of 2013 and a summer boost across July and August, growth in the homewares market increased significantly in September, with the strongest performance of more than a year.