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Furniture Industry Research Association and Baroness Warsi host House of Lords reception

On Tuesday 11th September the Furniture Industry Research Association held their 23rd Annual Reception at the House of Lords. For the third year running Baroness Warsi was once again the reception host.

Over 200 delegates from across the furniture industry attended the ever popular event, which also included a behind-the-scenes tour of the Houses of Parliament. There were also plenty of networking opportunities for the delegates and their guests.

Jonathan Hindle, a council member of the Furniture Industry Research Association oversaw proceedings during the evening. Speaking on the event he said, “It was a great pleasure to be asked to host the twenty-third reception at the House of Lords. It’s a very iconic venue which hosts such a key event in the furniture industry’s calendar, and I know first-hand that the event is a highlight for many of our guests.

On behalf of everyone who attended I would like to extend our thanks to Baroness Warsi for hosting us. Without her support we would not have such a great platform to come together and celebrate all that our sector brings and highlight the importance of our industry.”

A key element of the reception is acknowledging the achievements of many organisations from across the furniture supply chain who attained compliance, certification, demonstrated sustainability or ergonomics excellence, including:

FIRA Compliance Scheme for the Fire Performance of Upholstered Furniture

  • ACL 2002 Ltd
  • Alstons Upholstery Ltd
  • Mobus Fabrics Ltd
  • Westbridge Furniture Design Ltd
  • Whitemeadow Furniture Ltd

FIRA Gold Product Certification

  • BA Components Ltd
  • Claremont Centre
  • Recticel Ltd
  • Salice
  • Sylmar Technology Ltd

FIRA Ergonomics Excellence Award

  • BakkerElkhuizen
  • Ergonomic Café
  • Fellowes Ltd
  • Herman Miller
  • Humanscale
  • SBFI Ltd

Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme (FISP)

  • Atmosphere
  • HMY
  • Verco Office Furniture Ltd
  • Wren Kitchens

Plans for the 2020 reception will be released to attendees in due course.