Oak Furniture Land


Oak Furniture Land

Oak Furniture Land

Consumer goods


Oak Furnitureland is a British furniture retailer specialising in fully assembled hardwood cabinet and dining furniture, and sofa ranges. The company has stores across the UK, with its headquarters located in Swindon in Wiltshire, England.


Oak Furnitureland was launched through its website on Boxing Day, 2006. The company started in 2003 by selling on eBay. It opened a pop-up shop on an airfield in the Cotswolds. Its first store on a retail park was in Chippenham. The company reported a turnover of £85m and a profit of £9.2m in the year to September 30, 2012.

In late 2012, the business moved its national distribution centre to a 302,000 sq ft building in South Marston near Swindon, Wiltshire.

A new Christmas TV advert was launched in 2012, promoting their dining set offering, with the overall theme being "Don't Do This To Nan".

For their Winter Sale 2013 TV advert campaign, the characters of Oak and Acorn were introduced. Oak, played by Stephen Critchlow, was the mature salesman while Acorn, played by Philip Labey, was the comedy relief within this duo.

In an interview with The Sunday Times on 10 January 2015, the firm's then managing director stated that his chain has sales of £194m.

In June 2015, Oak Furnitureland became the principal sponsor and home kit sponsor for association football club Burnley. They ceded their shirt sponsorship space at the Burnley versus Leeds United fixture on 9 April 2016, in place of Burnley FC in the Community — the club's official charity.

Oak Furnitureland received an outstanding achievement award at the 19th annual Sunday Times Fast Track 100 awards in July 2016, and was included in the list for the fifth year, the only company ever to achieve this.

On 29 July 2016, Oak Furnitureland won three Lovedbyparents awards for their Nursery products. These were: Platinum award for Best Cot Bed, Gold award for Best Nursery Furniture Set and Silver for Best New Product to Market 2016.

Retail Week ranked Oak Furnitureland 15th in the UK's top 30 retailers by proportion of online sales.

In October 2018, the company was named in the Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 league table for a fifth consecutive year.

Oak Furnitureland was named most memorable brand of the year on TV in 2019, reaching first place in Campaign's ‘Adwatch of the Year’ league.

In June 2020, Davidson Kempner Capital Management bought Oak Furnitureland out of administration.

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