Cheshire-based Lifestyle Interiors has completed the takeover of a counterpart as part of plans to growth both organically and acquisitively.
Kerry Jane Interiors was founded by Kerry Tornetta 33 years ago. Also based in Cheshire, it will continue to operate under its current name for now but will ultimately work under the Lifestyle Interiors brand from mid next-year.
Gemma Schofield, managing director of Lifestyle Interiors, bought out original founder Elaine Gore in April 2018. Since that time, the company has undergone a full restructure and re-branding.
“Kerry has done a wonderful job building Kerry Jane Interiors into a well-respected company over the last 33 years,” she said.
“The new combined business will benefit from a large warehouse, an in-house installation team and in-house sewing room as well as strong customer service and administration support.
“When Kerry mentioned she wanted to retire, it made complete sense for Lifestyle to acquire the business.”
Tornetta added: “I have loved every minute of building and growing my show home design business but the time is right for me to step down now. Lifestyle Interiors is an extremely driven and ambitious business, so it made perfect sense for the business to merge with them.”
Schofield runs the business with husband and former England international rugby player Dean Schofield.