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′, recognised 60 exceptional young people in the UK furniture and furnishing industry who exhibit dedication to their careers and show promise as future leaders.


View the full list of winners


Recognising future leaders of the industry
Principal Partners:

What 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
  • Discounted membership to the livery


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