After a long 27 months, the January Furniture Show is finally back, and the trade is hungrier than ever to re-engage at scale – get a taste of what’s being served up in the April issue's huge preview feature (and find Furniture News there on stand 5-D4).

Either side of that, there's a host of product, people and perspectives that promise to inform and inspire the way you do business.

We talk to Artisan Furniture’s Amit Basu, Libra’s Paul McLaughlin and Qualita’s Andrius Mini?ius, and reveal why Loaf’s Nick Holmes has been singled out for praise. You’ll also find a preview of INDX Beds & Bedroom, a discussion on the likely directions of ecommerce, tips on selling children’s beds and using social media, upholstery trend forecasts, new products and services, and much more.

But before all that, there’s our lead story – a long-overdue exploration of our industry’s shifting gender balance, and a celebration of women’s role in the sector.

Read April's mammoth issue here.