About The Furniture Makers’ Company

The Furniture Makers’ Company is the British furnishing industry’s charity, which fosters and supports the industry by nurturing skills and expertise, supporting those in need and championing excellence.

• It encourages the highest standards and best practice in the design, making, marketing and selling of all kinds of furniture and furnishings throughout the UK, recognising quality through the award of its Guild Marks.

• It supports students and young people with grants, training and mentoring in order to foster talent and safeguard the future of the industry.

• It provides support and assistance to those in need who are working or have worked in the UK furnishing industry.

Fara Butt Chairs The Furniture Makers’ Company’s Yorkshire and Central region fundraising committee. The annual fundraising Curry Evening is held in May annually at Britain’s biggest Indian restaurant, Aakash, in West Yorkshire. It is well supported by the industry locally and nationally.

Guest speakers in previous years have included Tracy Brabin the Labour Co-operative MP for Batley and Spen, Paula Sherriff MP for Dewsbury, Mirfield, Denby Dale and Kirkburton and Baroness Sayeeda Warsi.