Future of Furniture Awards
Details on how to enter the BFM Future of Furniture Awards are set out below.
The winner of each category will be notified in advance of the January Furniture Show and all entrants will be invited as guests to a drinks reception when the winners will be announced. We will also capture the moment on video and photography to amplify the result across different channels.
Please note that by putting forward an entry the entrant consents to their submission being turned into a case study (in video and/or written form, including imagery), created by Shepherd PR exclusively for BFM content and future promotion of the Future of Furniture Awards. There is no cost for this and the entrant approves the footage and copy before publication.
Entries are now being accepted for the 2024 awards. Closing date for entries is 8 December 2023
The BFM Future of Excellence in Education Award
The BFM Future of Excellence in Education Award will reward exemplary work from a BFM member in engaging and igniting a passion for talented trainees to work and thrive in the furniture manufacturing sector.
Our industry does not always get the attention it deserves as a career choice. Through our campaign, The Future of Furniture, we are showing the steps our members are taking in this important area in a bid to address this.
The initiative will be showcasing the opportunities to study, the creative opportunities on offer, and the sense of reward and pride furniture makers feel in their work. Awards are an important part of the initiative.
The BFM Future of Excellence in Sustainability Award
The BFM Future of Excellence in Sustainability Award will reward exemplary work from a BFM member in working towards a more sustainable future.
Research conducted by Businesswise Solutions and BFM in 2021 showed that 75 percent of our industry sees the management of environmental challenges as a key priority.
The Future of Furniture Awards provide an opportunity for BFM members to demonstrate to clients, suppliers and other stakeholders of their commitment to in this important area.
The BFM Future of Excellence in ESG Reporting Award
The BFM Future of Excellence in ESG Reporting Award will recognise the outstanding work carried out by a BFM member in communicating their journey towards a more sustainable future.
According to Planet Mark, who have partnered with the BFM to drive sustainable change across the industry, ESG is defined as:
ESG stands for Environmental, Social and Governance. It measures the sustainability of a company against relevant issues associated with Environmental and Social Impacts and Governance. The investment community is increasingly using an organisation’s ESG credentials to make informed investment decisions. Investors align strong corporate ESG performance with long-term growth and success. It means better climate resilience, greater credibility and competitive advantage.
The BFM Future of Excellence Sustainability Champion Award
The BFM Future of Excellence Sustainability Champion Award will recognise the insight, inspiration and influence of an individual working within a BFM member company, who is pushing forward to create a more sustainable future in the industry.