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If you are interested in sourcing furniture and furnishings from only the best, then choosing a manufacturer which has been awarded the Manufacturing Guild Mark is a good place to start.
Simple to say. But not simple to achieve. Holders are expected to attain the highest standards in all aspects of their businesses and these are determined by a rigorous independent audit on application and thereafter repeated every three years.
Unlike other Guild Marks, the Manufacturing Guild Mark is awarded to the company and not a specific product or product range. It is also only open to those who manufacture most of their products in the UK – whether they make upholstered or cabinet furniture, kitchens or office furniture, contemporary or traditional styles.
The Manufacturing Guild Mark may also be awarded to companies producing for the mass market or high street, just as much as it might go to high end producers. Excellence doesn’t have to mean only the most exclusive or expensive products.
A full list of the current holders is available here.
An application form is available to download. Questions can be answered by Sheena Kotecha, Interim Guild Marks Manager by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 020 7562 8520.