Gallery Direct has purchased Parlane International, one of the UK's top interior product companies, which designs and supplies home accessories to the trade.

The deal, which was completed today, was part of a strategic decision to expand Gallery’s home accessories collection and boost its complete interiors offering.

"This is great news for Gallery's and Parlane’s clients," comments Gallery Direct MD Peter Delaney. "The two companies share the same core values and work ethics. Like ourselves, they are a well-established business who have developed a strong, trusted brand, focusing on design, quality and value for money. They have close working relationships with their suppliers, who produce excellent products for them. Many are designed in-house by the Parlane team or are exclusively procured from their high-quality international suppliers. I am confident that the two businesses will work closely together to deliver benefits to both companies and their respective customers.”

Mike Burgess, MD of Parlane International, says: “We are very proud of our business, which has been developed over the last 48 years with the outstanding team here in Bourton-on-the-Water. We have grown to a size where we now need to partner with a like-minded business. The synergies between Gallery Direct and ourselves are obvious, and we are delighted to become part of the Gallery team going forwards.”

Peter adds: “Mike and his team have such in-depth sector knowledge that we know will help our ongoing strategy and expansion further into the sector. It has been a pleasure dealing with and getting to know him and the Parlane team, and we look forward to welcoming them on board. We are excited about the future and have great plans to continue leading by design!”