The name of the Minerva Furnishers Guild has been changed to Minerva Furniture Group, in a move to better reflect the buying group's modern offer.

Roy Beagent, group business banager, says: “We decided it was time to update our name to reflect our changing membership and product offering.

"We have many younger members and our suppliers offer a wide range of products, both traditional and contemporary. ‘Furnishers Guild’ was felt to be a bit old fashioned and outdated, whereas our new name is more up to date, as well as making it clear what we are.

"We will, however, keep our traditional values of quality products, working hard for our members, loyalty and friendship."