NFS was established in 1989 to provide furniture to new tenants of Newcastle City Council.
In 2004 Your Homes Newcastle was formed as an ALMO to manage NCC’s housing stock. NFS transferred to YHN and has been run by us ever since. Since 1989 NFS has grown into the largest provider of rental furniture into the social housing market in the UK. We currently have 24 contracts with other housing providers and 13000 customers across the UK. We have 50,000 products on hire and carry out 18,000 deliveries and collections per year from our 50,000 square foot warehouse in Newcastle.
In 2009 YHN took over the management of Palatine Beds from Newcastle City Council. Palatine Beds was established in 1907 and has been manufacturing and selling mattresses and beds for many years. It has contracts across England, Scotland and Wales, all based on its outstanding reputation for supplying high quality products. As a supported business, over 70% of its workforce has some kind of a disability. Staff with disabilities are involved in all aspects of the business from sales and administration through to production and transport.
In October 2015, Your Homes Newcastle created a subsidiary company called Abri Trading Limited (registered number: 09772167). NFS and Palatine Beds now sit within this trading subsidiary of Your Homes Newcastle.
Whilst Your Homes Newcastle Limited is the parent company, Abri Trading Limited is the company which will appear on all of the NFS and Palatine Beds contracts.