Buying Team

Meet the buying team

Our team of buying experts have helped us become the UK’s largest independent retailer of furniture for living, dining and sleeping. Focused on bringing you the best in style, comfort, quality and value, they work tirelessly to excite and delight.

Malcolm Walker
Malcolm Walker

Director of Product

Malcolm has worked in the Home Furnishings industry for 40 years and brings a wealth of experience to his role as Director of product at Furniture Village. He regularly travels the globe to seek out the latest designs and trends that shape the ever-changing world of interiors. Malcolm has helped to establish Furniture Village as a major player in contemporary and design-led furniture.

Jim Orr

Head of Buying Operations

Jim has held senior buying roles in the Home Furnishings industry for over 25 years. Jim brings his wealth of knowledge to his role as Head of Buying operations at Furniture Village. Being an expert in commercial furniture, he has a clear understanding of product development and prides himself in sourcing design-led quality pieces at affordable prices.

Elma Malik
Elma Malik - Dining

Elma has broad experience working across all key homeware areas, and is passionate about embracing both modern trends and cultural influence when it comes to choosing furniture. Not one to shy away from bold designs, Elma believes that fashion on the catwalk influences style within the home, and regularly attends fashion shows and industry events to gain inspiration. Elma understands the aesthetics of furniture design and has a keen eye for quality craftsmanship.

Rebecca Maloy
Rebecca Maloy - Beds

With Furniture Village being awarded 'Bed Retailer of The Year' for the second year running, Rebecca is passionate about keeping Furniture Village as the market leader in quality beds and is constantly on the lookout for the latest innovations in beds and mattress technology.

Shelley Cochrane
Shelley Cochrane - Accessories

Shelley specialises in researching and sourcing accessories. Her in-depth understanding of interior styling and the current and future trends of colour, fabric and materials enable her to offer practical informed advice on how best to use accessories to complement all different styles of home décor.