We work directly with secondary schools all over the UK to build the foundations of confidence and aspiration in pupils, and to inspire them to consider a career in the furnishing industry.

Our new Schools Design Prize celebrates the success of the best students on Design and Technology GCSE courses. Last summer we sent out over 400 prizes of Modern British Furniture – Design since 1945 by Lesley Jackson, which The Furniture Makers’ Company has published with the V&A. Corporate Members BrightHouse, B&Q and DFS have supported the project during 2014, and next year we will present another 1,000 copies of the book to secondary school students.

Find out more about our Schools Design Prize on our YFM site >