Along with requests for more beds, more accessories and more lighting at the January Furniture Show (JFS), the organisers also received many requests for companies who supply contract furniture and furnishings to be identified.

The organisers listened and acted.  JFS in 2019, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 20th-23rd January 2019, will introduce its new Contract Trail.  It is the last piece of the jigsaw puzzle to fulfil all of the major requests received from visitors and it will identify all of the 150+ exhibitors who either regularly, or occasionally supply contract orders.

On arrival at the show visitors will be able to collect a handy fold out map which identifies the contract supplying companies in each hall.  The Contract Trail will also available on the JFS website in advance of the show, making it easy for buyers to plan their stand visits in advance.

Show Director Cleere Scammell said of the Contract Trail, “It is important that we give our buying visitors as much useful information as is feasible, to make their visiting time at JFS as productive as possible.  Adding the Contract Trail was an easy decision given the number of requests we received for the information – and given the large number of contract suppliers that we have among our exhibitors.”

Across the board in upholstery, cabinet, beds, lighting and accessories there are both UK and International suppliers who are fully apprised of the particular requirements of supplying contract and interior design orders.  Many of the main contract suppliers are also leading names in the UK furniture industry including Duresta, Kingstown, Whitemeadow, Ashley Manor, Firstlight Products, The Libra Company and Silentnight.  Leading international companies including Weimann, ALF UNO S.p.a. and Hartman are also on the Contract Trail list.

Other new initiatives introduced at JFS in response to visitor requests include the new lighting sector – LIGHT, which features both UK and international companies showing everything from garden lanterns and bedside lamps to futuristic LED lights and statement chandeliers.  BEDS at JFS brings together the largest number of bed companies ever seen at the show and will contain every kind of bed and mattress type available in the UK, with options for every budget level.

Finally the space for accessories has increased by 20% with new exhibitors and some regular exhibitors taking extra space to show their abundant collections.

To register to attend JFS and so see the full list of companies on the Contract Trail please go to: