Sofa so good, then

From Gateshead to London

The Original Sofa Company, which handmakes Chesterfield furniture at Gateshead, is opening a showroom off Sloane Square in London.

Through NEL Fund Managers it has secured a £100,000 investment from the Finance For Business North East Growth Fund. Further capital is coming through The Funding Circle, HSBC and the firm’s management. The business has been operating for 13 years.