British Furniture Manufacturers

Membership

BFM membership

We can support you. 

Our mission is to be the voice of our industry. Furniture trade association membership provides effective representation and a range of appropriate services that embrace the needs and add value for our members.

BFM Membership is designed to enhance your business and your business interests as part of a collective body supporting your industry. As a member of BFM, we are Stronger Together.

BFM membership will give you access to a wide range of benefits and services that will help your company grow.

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Benefits of BFM membership include:

Promote your business

Benefit from your own company profile page, detailing the services and products that you offer within the member directory section of our website.

Benefit from your own company profile page, detailing the services and products that you offer within the member directory section of our website.

Improve your profitability

We help you control your costs with commodity pricing data for foam chemicals, upholstery fibres, feathers, steel, wire, springs, fabrics, leather, timber and packaging. We conduct regular wage surveys and management of the BFM/ GMB National Labour Agreement.

We help you control your costs with commodity pricing data for foam chemicals, upholstery fibres, feathers, steel, wire, springs, fabrics, leather, timber and packaging. We conduct regular wage surveys and management of the BFM/ GMB National Labour Agreeme

Employment law

You will get 24-7 access to BFM’s online guidance, handbooks and downloadable templates related to Employment law. We will support your company with free, up to date advice through our telephone helpline and discounted rates with our employment solicitor.

You will get 24-7 access to BFM’s online guidance, handbooks and downloadable templates related to Employment law. We will support your company with free, up to date advice through our telephone helpline and discounted rates with our employment solicitor.

Technical and legislative guidance

Members benefit from dedicated specialists who keep you up to date on technical developments and legislative changes crucial to the industry. Access
to online technical standards, resources and advice on subjects including EUTR and Chain of Custody.

Benefit from dedicated specialists who keep you up to date on technical  developments and legislative changes. Access to online technical standards, resources and advice on subjects including EUTR and Chain of Custody.

Commercial legal advice

Before hiring solicitor – try our free legal advice help line with lawyers to assist with legal questions. This service covers commercial legal support on subjects including commercial contracts, data protection, intellectual property and insolvency.

Before hiring a solicitor – try our free legal advice help line with lawyers to assist with legal questions. This service covers commercial legal support on subjects including commercial contracts, data protection, intellectual property and insolvency.

Discounts on a range of services

BFM members get preferential rates at the January Furniture Show. The BFM’s wider network includes energy consultants, productivity consultants, ACID, financial services and more. As a member you receive special discounts to all of these.

BFM members get preferential rates at the January Furniture Show. The BFM’s wider  network includes energy consultants, productivity consultants, ACID, financial services  and more. As a member you receive special discounts to all of these.

Benchmarking and trade data

Receive market intelligence support with regular reports on industry performance and online trackers of economic, trade, production and consumer
indicators. Dedicated industry state of trade, wages and price trends surveys with full exclusive reports.

Receive market intelligence support with regular reports on industry performance and online trackers of economic, trade, production and consumer  indicators. Dedicated industry state of trade, wages and price trends surveys with full exclusive reports.

Industry news and alerts

You will be kept up to date with the latest news in the world of furniture. Our newsletters and bulletins, supplied exclusively to members provide up to date coverage on important industry matters – direct to your inbox.

You will be kept up to date with the latest news in the world of furniture. Our  newsletters and bulletins, supplied exclusively to members provide up to date coverage  on important industry matters – direct to your inbox.

Education, skills and learning

To combat the threat of a widening skills gap, trade associations from across the UK furniture and interiors industries have united under a single banner – the Furniture and Interiors Education, Skills and Training Alliance (FIESTA). BFM is part of this.

To combat the threat of a widening skills gap, trade associations from across the UK furniture and interiors industries have united under a single banner – the  Furniture and Interiors Education, Skills and Training Alliance (FIESTA). BFM is part of this.

Suppliers directories

Be part of BFM’s comprehensive supplier directory. An A-Z online hyperlinked list of suppliers to the trade, covering a huge range of categories and services. Includes a selection of leading independent furniture retailers. Available free
to members.

Be part of BFM’s comprehensive supplier directory. An A-Z online hyperlinked  list of suppliers to the trade, covering a huge range of categories and services.  Includes a selection of leading independent furniture retailers. Available free  to members.

Export services

Accredited as a DIT Trade Challenge Partner and members of Export Partners UK. Our trade portal offers an online source to help with your export plans.

Accredited as a DIT Trade Challenge Partner and members of Export Partners UK.  Our trade portal offers an online source to help with your export plans.

Association Code of Practice

The Approved member logo adds value and is a sign that you are a British Furniture Manufacturer and an Approved member of the BFM Trade Association. The logo can be used on your website, letterheads, marketing and promotional materials, social media etc.

The Approved member logo adds value and is a sign that you are a British Furniture Manufacturer and an Approved member of the BFM Trade Association. The logo can be used on your website, letterheads, marketing and promotional materials, social media etc.

Lobbying and representation

The BFM is part of the British Furniture Confederation and is in constant dialogue with all key government departments. Get your voice heard through our wide network of committees that work to improve the industry and benefit your business.

The BFM is part of the British Furniture Confederation and is in constant dialogue with all key government departments.  Get your voice heard through our wide network of committees that work to improve the industry and benefit your business.

Health, safety and environment

Let us help to keep your workers safe and keep your business compliant to avoid prosecutions. Members benefit from 24-7 access to BFM's online guidance, handbooks and downloadable templates. We will support your company with up to date advice through our free telephone helpline and individual on- site support at heavily discounted rates. Members received monthly EHS bulletins. Ask for full details.

Let us help to keep your workers safe and keep your business compliant to avoid prosecutions. Members benefit from 24-7 access to BFM's online guidance, handbooks and downloadable templates.