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History of the Company

Masters and Clerks
since 1952

Our current Master and Wardens

David Woodward

Senior Warden

Tony Attard OBE DL

Junior Warden

Dids Macdonald OBE

Master
1952 - 1960 1961 - 1970 1971 - 1980 1981 - 1990 1990 - 2001 2000 - 2010 2010 - 2020

Masters of the Furniture Makers

The Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers was formed as a guild in 1951 and established as the 83rd livery company of the City of London in 1963. The Masters of the Guild and Company have represented all manner of sectors from the furnishing industry.

MasterDate
Dids Macdonald OBECurrent
Hayden Davies2018 - 2019
Dr Tony Smart MBE2017 - 2018
Ben Burbidge2016 - 2017
David Dewing OBE2015 - 2016
Paul von der Heyde2014 - 2015
Jonathan Hindle FCSD2013 - 2014
Charles Vernon2012 - 2013
Hugh Garforth-Bles2011 - 2012
Peter Head2010 - 2011

Clerks of the Guild and the Company

Jonny Westbrooke

Current Clerk & Chief Executive
ClerkDate
Paul von der Heyde 2012 - 2012
Charles Kerrigan 2009 - 2012
Jan Wright 1995 - 2009
Wing Commander Gordon Acklam MBE 1985 - 1995
Gavin Benbow TD 1968 - 1985
Michael Tynan 1966 - 1968
John Welch 1963 - 1966
Seymour Plummer 1952 - 1954

Sir Terence Conran

2019 Lifetime Achievement Winner

Lifetime Achievement
Award Winners

John Makepeace OBE 2010
Andrew Varah 2011
Ken Fullalove 2012
Ray Leigh MBE 2013
Roger Richardson RD 2014
Martin Grierson 2015
Tony Brown OBE 2016
Margaret Miller 2017
Mark Wilkinson 2018