ACID members settle sofa conflict dispute

Following an ACID meeting between members Buoyant Upholstery and Bentincks Ltd about their Dorset Sofa, due to a conflict of interest, Bentinck will be discontinuing this model from 1 August 2024 and will be launching a new product in its place.

A confidential agreement was signed between the two parties having reach an amicable solution to the issue in good faith.

Both Mike Aramayo and Balal Ali shook hands and commended ACID on bringing the parties together.

Dids Macdonald, Co-Founder of ACID said: “ACID set up a mediation protocol to allow companies who have a complaint to settle through mediation without lawyer involvement rather than go through a cost and time prohibitive legal route.

“The furniture industry is an amazing UK asset, it is always good to talk and promote respect, ethics, and compliance.”

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