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Here you will find upcoming sector news, recent achievements, and upcoming events. We also do regular blog updates from guests, where they share their insights and opinions.
What is COP28 and is it still important?
5 December 2023
In a rapidly changing world, COP28 takes on a crucial role in addressing the climate crisis in 2023, highlighting the need for renewed international cooperation. With record-breaking temperatures and the increasing impact of extreme weather events like wildfires, floods, storms, and droughts worldwide, the urgency of addressing climate issues has never been clearer.
Manufacturers more pessimistic about trade while skills shortages ease
23 November 2023
BFM’s Trade & Price Trends Survey maps out the key factors in the industry including employment, output, costs, material prices and export.
January Furniture Show raises the bar in 2024
21 November 2023
The highly anticipated January Furniture Show (JFS) is set for a grand return to the NEC Birmingham from 21-24 January 2024.
Global foam manufacturer joins sponsors of BFM's new Expo event
15 November 2023
A leading global manufacturer of polyurethane foam has joined the line-up of headline sponsors of the British Furniture Manufacturers’ new Furniture Component Expo.
The importance of product liability cover for furniture makers
14 November 2023
Premierline works with members of the British Furniture Manufacturers Association to ensure they have adequate insurance protection in place.
New recruitment platform ‘My Furniture Career’ launched
13 November 2023
The Furniture Makers’ Company, the City of London livery company and charity for the furnishing industry, has launched its new early careers website – My Furniture Career, www.myfurniturecareer.org.uk – offering businesses a specialist solution to recruitment requirements.
Industry charity launches month-long Online Christmas Charity Auction
8 November 2023
The Furniture Makers' Company, the City of London livery company and charity for the furnishing industry, is launching a month-long Online Christmas Charity Auction today (Monday 6 November), with the hope of raising at least £10,000.
The Business Case for Renewable Energy
16 October 2023
The UK's energy crisis has posed a fresh challenge to numerous businesses. In April 2023, the Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS), which offered discounts on wholesale gas and electricity prices to businesses and non-domestic customers during the past winter, was replaced by the Energy Bills Discount Scheme (EBDS). This transition drastically reduced the support available to businesses for their energy bills, dropping from an estimated £18 billion during the winter to just £5.5 billion over the next year.
BFM Furniture Component Expo puts new innovation centre stage
11 October 2023
The Furniture Makers’ Company and FIESTA announce new Apprentice and Skills Plus Service
18 September 2023
Two new categories for Future of Furniture Awards 2024
18 September 2023
BFM Fabric Show to join forces with new Furniture Component Expo
14 September 2023
Five key steps involved in energy management
13 September 2023
UK-manufacturing dominates in half of furniture product sectors
24 August 2023
BeA Group UK joins headline sponsor line-up for the BFM’s new Furniture Component Expo
23 August 2023
My Furniture Career website launching this autumn
21 August 2023