Minerva is an independent furniture buying group founded in 1990. Two categories of membership are offered, full for mainstream independent furniture shops, or associate for bed retailers. Current membership is in excess of 200 retail outlets nationwide. Over 120 global suppliers work with Minerva and offer preferential terms. The group hosts a members private furniture and bed exhibition in the spring and a major open event in the autumn. The venue is Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth.