‘It’s crazy good’: Covid boom leaves UK furniture firms sitting pretty

British furniture manufacturers describe unprecedented sales as people spend big on their homes

Want a new sofa delivered by Christmas? You may have left it too late, because Britain is in the grip of a Covid-related home furniture boom that has left factories unable to keep up with demand.

“It’s unprecedented,” says Peter Campbell, the finance director of Long Eaton Sofas, part of a cluster of companies in the heartland of the UK’s furniture-making industry, between Nottingham and Derby.

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