Furniture Village

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Furniture Village
Industry Retail
Founded 1989
Founder Peter Harrison
David Imrie
Headquarters Slough, England, UK
Number of locations
42 (April 2016)
Products Furniture
Website Furniture Village Website

Furniture Village is a British furniture retailer. It has 42 stores throughout the United Kingdom, the first of which was opened in Abingdon and an Online Store. The company is headquartered in Slough.[1] This is the largest privately owned furniture chain in the United Kingdom.[2] Their target market is the upper end of the price range for the moderately rich.[3] Their advertising has attempted to establish quality, rather than price, as the distinguishing point from competitors DFS and Courts.[4]

History[edit]

The company was established in 1989 by Peter Harrison and David Imrie in partnership with Cadogan Estates. Cadogan Estates sold its 70% stake in the chain to its management, led by Peter Harrison, in December 2001.[2] In August 2002, Furniture Village bought three Conroys stores from the administrators to give it a presence in North East England.[5] Also in 2002, the company launched an upmarket retail brand, the London Furniture Company,[6] but this was unsuccessful and closed in 2005.[7]

Awards[edit]

Furniture Village has won trade magazine Cabinet Maker's awards for small, medium and large retailer of the year.[3] It won the National Interiors Retailer of the Year award for 2007.[8] Furniture Village has won The National Bed Federation (NBF) Award for Multiple Bed Retailer Of The Year 2014/15. The award was presented at a Gala Dinner following the UK's largest bed exhibition, The Telford Bed Show, where the UK's leading bed retailers and suppliers were in attendance.[9]

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