60 for 60

To celebrate 60 years of being a City of London livery company, in 2023, we are honouring 60 young people working in the furnishing industry who are emerging as leaders within their field and ‘ones to watch’.


This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Furniture Makers as the 83rd livery company of the City of London. Rather than reflecting on past achievements, we want to use this milestone to focus on the future and celebrate the young individuals who will shape the industry going forward. Our campaign for 2023, ’60 for 60′, aims to recognise 60 exceptional young people in the UK furniture and furnishing industry who exhibit dedication to their careers and show promise as future leaders.


Starting from 19 June 2023, we will accept nominations or self-entries for individuals aged 35 or younger working in any role within the industry. Expert judges, including our Master, will review the submissions and select the winners. These 60 outstanding individuals will be announced at a special awards ceremony in autumn 2023.

Principal Partners:

What will the winner’s receive?

  • Esteemed recognition from the industry’s most prestigious, respected institution
  • An award certificate
  • Digital assets to promote the achievement
  • Inclusion in press activity and social media
  • Inclusion in a commemorative 60 for 60 booklet
  • Invitation to an exclusive networking event with other winners
  • Professional development, including the offer of a mentor, and networking opportunities
  • One year’s free Regional Association with the Company.


Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions that aren't answered here, contact us using the contact form below.

When will nominations open and close?

The nominations process will start from 19 June 2023 with the deadline for entries being 22 September 2023.

Who can enter?

Any individual who has been working in the UK furnishing industry for at least two years. All nominees must be 35 years old or younger.

Do I need to be a member of The Furniture Makers’ Company

No, this campaign is celebrating anyone working in the UK furnishing industry.

Can I nominate myself?

Yes, we encourage you to nominate yourself. All you need to do is complete the nomination form.

Can I nominate someone else?

Yes, nominations for other people are very much encouraged, but you will need to get the nominee’s permission first.

Is the award limited to a particular job function?

No, the UK furnishing industry is diverse and we want to recognise people working in all functions and sectors

The Judging Panel

  • Amanda Waring

    The Furniture Makers' Company
  • Carla Barnett

    Sanderson Design Group
    Group HR director
  • Sue Kemp

    Associated Independent Stores
    Managing director
  • John Makepeace OBE FRSA

    Award-winning designer-maker
  • Edward Tadros

    Former chairman

Any questions?

If you have a question, please contact George Cooper, marketing and communications manager, by calling 020 7562 8522 or emailing