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Lord Graham Kirkham, founder of DFS.

Lord Graham Kirkham, founder of DFS.

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HE went from making his own furniture above a snooker hall in Carcroft to creating a £500 million business recognised and trusted by millions of customers across the nation.

But now the sofa king is preparing to take more of a back seat from the cut throat retail sector after deciding to sell DFS and retire from his job as executive chairman.

Lord Graham Kirkham, founder of DFS.

Lord Graham Kirkham, founder of DFS.

With 74 stores and more than 2,600 staff, venture capitalist group Advent International will now be tasked with taking the booming brand forward.

 

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