“Huge loss to the industry” as Sterling mourns Lesley Graham passing

Family-owned home furnishing specialist Sterling Furniture Group has announced the sad passing of its Buying Director, Lesley Graham.

In a statement on social media, Sterling paid tribute to the late Lesley, who passed away on 23 December 2023 at the age of 64. “We are very sad to announce the news that Lesley Graham, our Buying Director, and daughter of our founder George Knowles Snr, passed away peacefully on 23rd December.

“Lesley was diagnosed with an interstitial lung disease some years ago, and although her health had deteriorated in recent months, this news has come as a sudden and profound shock to us all.

“Lesley has worked in the family business for over 30 years, and is a highly respected and trusted furniture buyer. She has spent her working life travelling the world and forging lasting relationships and working partnerships with suppliers, agents and retailers alike.

“Her passing will be a huge loss to the industry and to our Sterling family; many of whom have known and worked with Lesley for a great number of years.”

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