The British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) is supporting The Furniture Awards at the January Furniture Show (January 21-24, 2018).

 The awards set out to discover the best in show, recognise champion suppliers and allow exhibitors to put forward new products in front of a panel of expert judges. 

Said Jackie Bazeley, BFM md: “We are happy to be supporting these prestigious awards this year and hope that we’re able to further raise their profile through our involvement. Given today’s economic realities, the awards’ focus on recognising commercialism means they are more relevant to our industry than ever.”

 Created and developed in 2014 by trade magazine Furniture News in partnership with the show’s organisers to celebrate 25 years of furniture exhibitions at the NEC, the awards have grown to become an integral part of the January Furniture Show.

Said Paul Farley, awards co-ordinator and editor of Furniture News magazine: “I’m extremely pleased that the BFM has chosen to lend their support to this year’s awards. Their involvement is likely to give our judges – from Furniture Village, AHF, Fenwick and SBID – an even wider selection of quality entries to get their teeth into!”

The categories cover four sectors: bedroom, dining, living and décor. Entries will be judged on factors such as value, quality and marketability and are open to all January Furniture Show exhibitors launching a new product at the event. Final deadline for submission is December 8.

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The BFM is a trade association that has represented the interests of the British furniture industry for more than 65 years. It has a broad-based membership covering domestic, contract, office and kitchen manufacturers as well as suppliers to the industry and retailers. Members enjoy a number of benefits including access to expertise across a number of subjects such as export, the EU timber regulations, health and safety, commodity pricing and the environment.