Family furniture retailer embraces change as sales rise 3%

Family furniture retailer Roomes has reported a growth in turnover as well as narrowing losses.

According to its latest filed accounts for the year ended 1 February 2020, total sales rose 3.2% to £6.3m from £6.1m in 2019.

Gross profit increased from £2.4m to £2.6m, while pre-tax losses resulted at £38,000, significantly improving from its loss of £157,000 recorded the previous year.

Stated within its report, the company said despite the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the business has been encouraged by strong levels of demand, which has in turn resulted in a strong order book.

The business has also made a number of changes, including restructuring its warehouse operation to significantly reduce running costs, as well as making its website fully transactional and the introduction of a new interior design service, which has already shown “encouraging signs of new business”.

Roomes has been established since 1888 and operates out of its store in Upminster.