The UK economy grew by 0.6% in the second quarter of the year, according to Office for National Statistics initial estimates, thanks mainly to higher growth in the services sector. The increase compares with a 0.3% rise in the first quarter. ONS says all four main industrial groupings within the economy – agriculture, production, construction and services– increased in Q2 2013 compared with Q1 2013.
Underlay company Ball & Young has updated its packaging to reflect the birth of Prince George.
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Vi-Spring has been named as a finalist at the National Business Awards, for International Growth Business of the Year.
Interface is to give its environmentally inspired Net Effect carpet tile collection its UK debut at The Flooring Show.
Furniture Village will open its 40th store on 22 August when it opens a branch in Ipswich.
Bed and spring manufacturer Harrison Spinks is to launch a major range of cot and nursery mattresses in association with famed pram maker Silver Cross in October.
Rent-to-own chain BrightHouse has seen a near double-digit like for like sales rise as sales approach £300m.
Gillian Drakeford has returned from China to become UK and Ireland country manager as acting country manager Carole Reddish has moved to Norway.
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