Our History

Here you will find all about us. Since the company was founded in 1862, Julian Foye has remained a family-focused business. Edmund Julian, the company’s founder, was born near Bodmin. After Edmund’s passing in 1900, control of the business was passed to Jesse, his second son. As Mayor of Fowey, Jesse’s success in business aided the company’s growth. In 1945 Julian Foye became a limited company.

After Jesse’s death, control of the company passed to manager Gordon Dorrington. Gordon eventually invited his son-in-law Mike Ellis to join the firm. Mike led the development of Julian Foye from the 1970s until his retirement in 2004, when his daughter Annette Thomas became Managing Director.

Since those humble beginnings, Julian Foye has grown into one of the largest and well known furnishers in Cornwall, with four unique showrooms across the county and expertly knowledgeable staff – all of whom are proud of Julian Foye’s heritage and history.

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About Us Today

From a humble shop at Fowey in 1862, Julian Foye has grown to become one of Cornwall’s best known retailers. With four splendid showrooms which often attract customers from outside the county.

In 2017, Annette’s son Robert Thomas joined the company, now in the role of Manager of the Truro branch, along with her daughter Sarah now in the role of Company Secretary, they bring the fourth generation of the family into the business.

The Julian Foye range includes lounge suites, dining furniture, beds, carpets and curtains. Talking through your own ideas with an experienced sales person will often produce suggestions. We can help you create your ideal scheme. But if you would like some more in-depth advice, please visit one of our stores in Truro, St Austell, Wadebridge or Hayle, for advice on furnishing your home for your whole house including an extensive selection of curtains, blinds and poles with free advice (St Austell and Truro showrooms have a curtain gallery). The commitment to quality extends all the way from measuring and supplying. Carpet fitting is fulfilled by qualified carpet fitters, directly employed by Julian Foye.