Richard Grafton outlines plans for growth

Richard Grafton outlines plans for growth

Harrogate-based Richard Grafton Interiors is set to diversify into furniture manufacturing after a record year last year saw sales rise 5% to over £2.1m.

The business which was launched in 2012 by well-known Yorkshire interior designer and businessman Richard Grafton has seen consistent growth of revenues from its furnishings and interior design showroom and studio in Harrogate’s Montpellier Quarter.

“After three years building our showroom and interiors businesses, we have spent the last 12 months planning the next stage in our development – we are looking to expand outside Harrogate and also to manufacture our own designs of furniture for the first time,” explained Grafton.

“We are now in the final stages of planning the opening of a second showroom in Yorkshire and we are also in the process of finalising a deal that will see us launch our own range of high quality furniture.”

The firm’s joint venture interior architecture company, Grafton Freestone, has also expanded since it relocated last year to a new 1,000 sq ft showroom located on the corner of Montpellier Street and The Ginnel, adjacent to Richard Grafton Interiors’ main 4,000 sq ft showroom and offices.

The firm also has a further 2,000 sq ft warehouse showroom which it opened in 2013 at the Beech Avenue Business Park in Harrogate.