With two weeks to go until the start of the Manchester Furniture Show (15-17th July at Manchester Central), the organiser has reported that pre-registered visitor numbers are up +24% YoY.

The list includes buyers from major UK retail group and independent stores who have not visited the show before.

Show director Theresa Raymond says: “We are delighted to see such a substantial increase in the pre-reg numbers. It is also very pleasing to see such a long list of buyers from high-calibre stores throughout the whole of the British Isles.

"The addition of MidPoint at Manchester this year adds extra gravitas to the show, and gives buyers multiple options to select ranges from volume to high-end. We are expecting a show full of interest and energy.”