What do our members think?
Over 160 companies within the industry are members of BFM. Some of our members highlight the benefits below in their BFM member testimonials.
Scott Fishburn, Chief Operating Officer, DFS: '"Throughout 2020, we’ve put a lot of work into ensuring our business grows on the right ethical foundations. Part of that approach has included the development of an overall ESG strategy and we look forward to working with the BFM to continue our journey in this area under membership."
Charlie Harrison, Managing Director, Furniture Village: "We believe there is great benefits in helping to raise the awareness of our incredible industry and importance of our British manufacturing base. I believe I read somewhere that we’re ‘Stronger Together’ and having the ability to support and play our part was a key driver in our decision to join the BFM. As the largest Family Owned Furniture Retailer in the UK, we will be proud to share with our customers the benefits of buying British and highlight our support for the British Manufacturing industry. It will also be good to receive regular updates and news within the Sector."
James Heese, Commercial Director, SCS: "For 128 years SCS has supported British Furniture Manufacturing. As one of the leading Furniture retailers in the UK we are delighted to be an inaugural retail member of the BFM. We’re proud to support UK manufacturing and UK jobs. We look forward to playing an active role within the BFM, and in particular work across the industry to support the development of new talent and career paths helping create exciting career opportunities for everyone, no matter what your background. The Furniture business is a dynamic and exciting industry. I’m delighted that the BFM is welcoming retailers to join the association and that we can work together to promote the Industry and UK manufacturing."
Richard Page, UK Managing Director, Comfort Division, Vita Group: "Vita is very pleased to be a member of BFM. We work across a range of industries and lend support to each industry’s trade associations and federations. We value the opportunity to work with bedding and furniture colleagues on shared interests and be part of BFM’s prominent voice for the industry."
Ian Oscroft, MD, Whitemeadow: "Membership of BFM provides great value for us at Whitemeadow. The whole team use information provided on the website and the regular bulletins and we review and use the information to help drive improvements in our business."
Lucy Darnell, Wren Kitchens: "We joined the professional body BFM as they act as an official voice for the industry and together, we can raise awareness by proudly flying the flag for British made furniture highlighting its first-class qualities."