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  • New recorded training on key topics

    New recorded training on key topics

    News August 2020

    First session, ‘Introduction to REACH Regulations’, is now available

  • Latest performance of the furniture industry for 2019

    Latest performance of the furniture industry for 2019

    News June 2020

    Decline in exports subdues overall positive growth performance by manufacturers

  • Furniture Industry Research Association help organisations embrace ‘Industry 4.0’

    Furniture Industry Research Association help organisations embrace ‘Industry 4.0’

    News November 2019

    Details the potential for Industry 4.0 to improve productivity

  • Furniture Industry Research Association release latest 'Statistics Digest' - highlighting growth for the industry

    Furniture Industry Research Association release latest 'Statistics Digest' - highlighting growth for...

    News January 2018

    The Furniture Industry Research Association has today (8 January) published its annual ‘Statistics Digest for the UK Fur...

  • Furniture Retail Quality Group - glass furniture response

    News July 2017

    In response to the recent news stories the Furniture Retail Quality Group would like to reassure consumers regarding the...

  • Government’s latest PRODCOM data confirm furniture manufacturing’s strong 2016 performance

    Government’s latest PRODCOM data confirm furniture manufacturing’s strong 2016 performance

    News July 2017

    Latest statistics on the production of manufactured goods reveal that the UK furniture industry continued to grow despit...

  • ​Strong pre-election performance by UK furniture manufacturers

    ​Strong pre-election performance by UK furniture manufacturers

    News June 2017

    Government’s latest manufacturing and export figures, summarised in its recently published ‘Turnover in UK production an...

  • Mind the Gap conference tackles skills shortage

    Mind the Gap conference tackles skills shortage

    News November 2015

    ​The biggest challenge facing the furnishing industry over the next decade is a skills shortage, and to ensure our indus...

  • ​Childcare product classification

    ​Childcare product classification

    Knowledge Hub

    Identifying the difference between a toy and an item of furniture correctly, as the standards and test methods applicabl...

  • Leather types, characteristics and maintenance

    Leather types, characteristics and maintenance

    Knowledge Hub

    Leather types and characteristics, the benefits of testing and care and maintenance of leather upholstery

  • UV Pine lacquer free colouration

    UV Pine lacquer free colouration

    Knowledge Hub

    Adding colour to pine the natural way

  • BFC Manifesto for the Furniture Industry 2019

    BFC Manifesto for the Furniture Industry 2019

    Knowledge Hub

    The BFC Manifesto has been developed in response to an industry-wide survey it conducted soon after the EU referendum wa...

  • Statistical Digest for the Furniture Industry 2019

    Statistical Digest for the Furniture Industry 2019

    Knowledge Hub

    In-depth analysis of the latest data sourced from Government bodies

  • Statistical Digest for the Furniture Industry 2018

    Statistical Digest for the Furniture Industry 2018

    Knowledge Hub

    This Digest reveals continued growth in demand for furniture and furnishings with consumer expenditure at £17.5 billion.

  • Statistical Digest for the Furniture Industry 2017

    Statistical Digest for the Furniture Industry 2017

    Knowledge Hub

    Furniture industry statistics, including facts, figures and commentary covering furniture production and international t...

  • Competitiveness of the UK furniture manufacturing industry

    Competitiveness of the UK furniture manufacturing industry

    Knowledge Hub

    UK furniture manufacturing makes a significant contribution to the UK economy. Factory gate sales of over £8.3 billion p...

  • Guide to Health and safety management for the woodworking and furniture industries

    Guide to Health and safety management for the woodworking and furniture industries

    Knowledge Hub

    Fulfilling the legal requirements, implementing processes and maintaining documented systems

  • Improving UK Productivity and Industry 4.0

    Improving UK Productivity and Industry 4.0

    Knowledge Hub

    Details the potential for Industry 4.0 to improve productivity

  • Mind The Gap -  Skills and Training in the Furniture Industry

    Mind The Gap - Skills and Training in the Furniture Industry

    Knowledge Hub

    This report aims to fuel the development of industry wide initiatives to ensure that the skills agenda is fully addresse...

  • National Furniture Specifications - A Guide for Specifiers

    National Furniture Specifications - A Guide for Specifiers

    Knowledge Hub

    Guide to assist specifiers in the tender process when acquiring contract or domestic furniture and a guide for manufactu...

  • ​Report on 'Real-life' UK kitchen study findings

    ​Report on 'Real-life' UK kitchen study findings

    Knowledge Hub

    Three year study into the way UK consumers use kitchens

  • Product Selection for the furniture supply chain

    Product Selection for the furniture supply chain

    Knowledge Hub

    How to manage the product selection process from initial brief to placing your product on the market, working with your ...