MD of adjustable bed and upholstery manufacturer Furmanac, Buzz Pattar, has resigned due to a a "difference of opinion" with the shareholders over the future strategy of the company.

Furmanac, owner of the MiBed, Hestia and MiChair brands, reports that former MD John Hilliard will return to the role, following recovery from major heart surgery.

Furmanac states that, due to the knowledge and understanding of the business Buzz has acquired over the years, he will remain in the business for one day each week as a self-employed consultant, and will be available to fulfil a support role.