British furnishing manufacturers interested in finding out about the marketing and operational benefits of holding the Manufacturing Guild Mark are encouraged to attend a free open day this October at our Daventry headquarters.
Awarded by The Furniture Makers’ Company, the Manufacturing Guild Mark has been the mark of excellence, distinguishing Britain’s top furnishing manufacturers since 1993 and is awarded to manufacturers on completion of a successful independent audit, performed by FIRA International. The audit assesses standards across all aspects of the business, including manufacturing, design, product quality, marketing, finance, commitment to training, employment conditions and sustainability.
Manufacturers of any size operating within the wider furnishing industry, including furniture, beds, upholstery, kitchens, carpets and flooring, are eligible to apply for the mark. Currently 19 British manufacturers hold the Manufacturing Guild Mark, including Bisley, Delcor, Ercol, Gratnells, Harrison Spinks, Herman Miller, Jay-Be and Wren Kitchens.
The open day is taking place on Thursday October 24th 2019 and will include an overview of The Furniture Maker’s Company and what is involved in the Manufacturing Guild Mark audit process.
Visitors will also get the opportunity to meet an existing Manufacturing Guild Mark holder and find out first-hand the positive promotional impact the mark has had on their business and how the audit process has enabled them to improve operationally and embrace change at the business.