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RECEPTION ROOM REFIT/REFRESH

OUR DESIGN IS OPULENT Featured: Wallpaper by Rasch Feature Wallcovering pictured above is by Rasch (available to account holders) is Home Vision VII #732535 Silver Metallic LAYERED AND TEXTURED Pictured above and below is Grey Check Squares Lampshade handmade by Karen Davey in Cornwall OUR RECEPTION ROOM DESIGN IS CLASSIC Quick-Step Laminate flooring CREO Tennessee Oak Light Wood AND HAS VERSATILITY QUALITY Rug is beige Drift Rug at The Rug Seller ELEGANCE Lighting above and below from http://www.bhs.com Above the Amina Pendant Ceiling Light Below The Frances Floor Lamp AND HOMELINESS Hand poured in the UK, 220g mineral wax Home Candles by Sandy Bay LONDON    

THE BRITISH HOME STORE (BHS.COM) is TSS Business of the Month for November 2016

The British Home Stores (BHS) chain enjoyed the penchant type following of the British public for decades, successfully selling factory-made goods across many departments: fashion and accessories, children’s clothing; lighting and textiles; home and garden; as well as toys, stationery and confectionery, until it fell into administration in April of 2016 under circumstances steeped in controversy. Subsequently, it failed to attract a buyer which resulted in the closure of all of its UK stores this summer (2016) However, there is another thread to the BHS story happening right now. In recent months Qatar based corporate business the Al Mana Group has acquired the BHS Brand, the International franchise business, plus BHS.com for online retailing purposes About Al Mana Group: has a diverse portfolio of businesses and represents many large and successful brands worldwide across the luxury goods, beauty; fashion; home interiors; watches and jewellery areas of retail. TSS can confirm that Al Mana has a new company called BHS International which is now operating BHS.com It is our understanding also, that the Al Mana Group has bought …

CREO laminate flooring by Quick-Step Floors – Product Review

THE PRODUCT QUICK-STEP CREO Laminate flooring. For use as floor covering in buildings according to the manufacturer’s specifications CREO designs have the look and feel of wood and incorporates ‘single plank designs’ Available in packs (8 planks per pack) Each plank measures: Length: 120 cm – Width: 19 cm – Thickness: 7 mm Coverage per Box: 1.824 m² Matt Finish: Design under review is TENNESSEE OAK LIGHT WOOD and is one of eight from the CREO collection, with every design matching the characteristics of the wood, making the chosen finish more authentic Uniclic® installation system – Installation method: Floating 20 years warranty Matching accessories and cleaning aids available THE PLACE Active in over 100 countries Buy online directly from the official Quick-Step webstore (supply only) Home delivery is free for orders over £300. FIND a local installer if required or buy from a local flooring dealer FIND who will offer supply only, or installation at a cost THE PRICE CREO CR3179 12.99 £ /m² VAT incl THE PROMOTION Quick-Step flooring is designed, manufactured and produced …

Franchise Partnering Company FOCUS Brands Inc. and its CINNABON Brand

TSS Business of the Month for October 2016 is @Cinnabon of @FOCUSBRANDS in the US #franchise #business #TSSTIMEhttps://t.co/prne40wNlD pic.twitter.com/dD9PHRrdiV — TSS NEWS (@TSSComms) October 25, 2016   Since 2014, TSS has profiled many different types of businesses monthly, from relatively small set-ups to corporate giants. Those operating (or with head quarters) in the UK, the US, and in Europe. Most have been trade companies. In fact, the first business ever to feature was the brand of a franchising company, who, like FOCUS Brands, are responsible for the local manufacture, distribution and sale of product in many countries around the world. Whatever your business is get in touch if you would like to be similarly profiled at tssreviews Atlanta-based FOCUS Brands Inc is a franchiser, operator and developer of global multi-channel food service brands. Their strategy: ‘to develop owned and acquired food service brands through a repeatable operating model that leverages the core franchise business into multiple distribution channels, including licensing, consumer products, and ecommerce’ FOCUS Brands have been operating since 2001 and acquired Cinnabon (whose …

7 smart reasons why UNILIN is a Growth Company

What is a growth Company? ‘A growth company is any company whose business generates significant positive cash flows or earnings, which increase at significantly faster rates than the overall economy. A growth company tends to have very profitable reinvestment opportunities for its own retained earnings’ Source: Investopedia Here follows 7 Reasons why UNILIN is one of these companies: 1. Because since first becoming established in Flanders, Belgium in 1960, UNILIN has developed into a world player and maintains a leadership position in the flooring industry with its famous brands Quick-Step (introduced in 1990) and Pergo. UNILIN also manufactures products such as roof elements, insulation panels and furniture panels 2. And because UNILIN has been part of corporate retailing giant Mohawk Industries Inc since 2005. The UNILIN acquisition established a strong European presence for MOHAWK,  as well as bringing about a leading laminate position. Aside from Europe, Mohawk Production units are situated in North and South America and Asia too   3. and UNILIN is a strong growth business because it is internationally active. UNILIN has nine production …

Publisher Search Press is TSS Business of the Month for July 2016

Media and Publishing are the realms in which TSS operates and so excited to champion book publisher, Search Press, as our Business of the Month for July 2016 About Search Press Now in its 46th year Search Press Ltd, is an award winning independent consumer publisher and wholesale business, operating from Tunbridge Wells, and one which has become a leading art and craft publisher in the UK. A family run business, Search Press has been championing and presenting, in book format, the best in fine art, textiles, general/children’s crafts since the company was founded by Charlotte (Lotti) de la Bedoyere in 1970 About Lotti Lotti translated a book on Basket Weaving from German to English and published it in an attic room in Kensington. This the first of many titles with a winning format on art and craft subjects, at a good price, which proved to be popular. The move in the 1980s to Tunbridge Wells saw that Lotti had expanded the business at a fast pace, she continued to publish books of a series, …

ARTDECO Cosmetic Group is TSS Business of the Month for April 2016

asking 5 interview style questions to profile German Cosmetic’s company ARTDECO Can you define ARTDECO in a few short sentences? ARTDECO is a leading brand for colour cosmetics and though it is Germany’s number one cosmetics brand there are many more strings to the ARTDECO bow. ARTDECO sells in Canada hugely, and in 15.000 cosmetic institutes, 6.000 perfumeries, 350 exclusive department stores and 150 duty-free shops worldwide. ARTDECO is a favourite choice with make-up artist’s who can fulfill their client’s needs expertly when working in the professional arena, and ARTDECO has repeatedly been voted as the most popular makeup brand in beauty salons. ARTDECO’S main competitors are global brands, so the market is challenging, but ARTDECO combines numerous collections into one integrated concept and so is quite unique in that sense. ARTDECO is relatively new to the UK Mainland but the appointing of new handlers in 2014 means it is beginning to raise its profile here too, however, ARTDECO has been long time present in Debenhams department stores nationwide Who founded the company and when? …

Our attributes for BRIO – TSS Business of the Month for January 2016

BRIO and Wood (a long time connection) After moving to Osby, Southern Sweden in 1884 Ivar Bengtsson and wife, Sissa enjoyed continued success from selling woodchip baskets and other goods. They went on to produce their first wooden toy in 1907 (the Osby horse). After their three sons Viktor, Anton and Emil took up the reins, the toy manufacturing remained prominent. Later, once Anton’s son, Lennart Ivarsson became CEO, the company went international and BRIO was a top wooden toy manufacturer with a range which included the famous train sets. BRIO is still ever-present in the development of new wooden toys for children. Wood is natural, workable, clean, long lasting and tactile and BRIO makes the most of its qualities. Since 2014, all wooden toys have been made from traceable wood coming from responsibly managed forests BRIO and Design (toy designs are timeless, uncomplicated and fun) Imaginative play and child development have always been and remain a key consideration in any design concept through to fruition. When asked how he knows a new toy will be compelling …

Find out what TSS loves about candle brand Sandy Bay London, Our Business of the Month for December 2015

    Firstly, acknowledging the unwavering professionalism of Founder and Director, Sandy Burns, and her business acumen And we love the cool design elements from across the Sandy Bay London product ranges We very much like the fact the candle product remains ‘fresh’ to the very last burn (keep the wick trimmed short and you will find the paraffin wax does not diminish in any way from its level of high quality) We like also that the packaging and presentation is suitable for both male and female tastes and, of course, we love the evocative fragrances and scent combinations which Sandy has invented we love the dynamics of Sandy’s business and enjoy getting to hear about her work with other working professionals like wedding designers, boutique owners, interior designers, event handlers and much more Liking too, the website retailing and the growing availability of Sandy Bay Candles in independent shops across the UK   Also acknowledging that Sandy favours the hands on demonstration of her products in the form of Sandy Bay Candles to global audiences …