NFS was established in 1989 to provide furniture to new tenants of Newcastle City Council.
In 2004, Your Homes Newcastle (YHN) was formed as an Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO) to manage Newcastle City Council’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 32 contracts with other housing providers, voluntary organisations and local authorities with 12000 customers across the UK. We have 50,000 products on hire and carry out 24,000 deliveries and collections per year from our warehouse in Newcastle.
In 2009, YHN took over the management of Palatine Beds from NCC. 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 form 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, YHN created a subsidiary company called Abri Trading Limited (registered number: 09772167). NFS and Palatine Beds now sit within this trading subsidiary of YHN.
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.