The Furniture Industry Research Association

The centre of knowledge for the furniture industry

Phil Reynolds

Chief Operating Officer – Furniture Industry Research Association, Technical Development Manager - FIRA International Ltd


Phil joined FIRA International in 2001, having previously spent 13 years in manufacturing industry, specialising in special purpose machinery for the global paper and film industry.

Originally responsible for FIRA International’s product testing and certification department, Phil progressed through the business, taking responsibility for the commercial team and the technical services and research departments before becoming General Manager in 2012. In 2019 Phil changed his role to become the Chief Operating Officer of the Furniture Industry Research Association as well as providing technical knowledge to Association members and FIRA International.

Phil brings a wealth of experience and management skills, plus strong technical knowledge to FIRA International. He is heavily involved in British and European Standards development for furniture, chairing two European standards committees.

Phil is also represents the Furniture Industry Research Association on the executive board of the British Furniture Confederation.