British furnishing design and manufacturing are second to none, and we want the world to know it!

Our prestigious Guild Marks and Awards raise the profile of British design, innovation and manufacturing, helping to build a thriving industry for the future, improving our exports and rebuilding our trade deficit.

We recognise excellence and the highest standards in design and production, bringing prestige and publicity for award holders. The criteria are exacting, setting the bar high for those who apply. Find out more about our awards by following the links below.

Excellence - Bespoke Guild Mark

The Bespoke Guild Mark Award rewards excellence in design, materials, craftsmanship and function for pieces made as single items or a limited run of up to 12. The most outstanding piece from each year is awarded the renowned Claxton Stevens Prize. Find out more


Our Design Guild Mark Award rewards the design of furniture in volume production, by the finest designers working in Britain or British designers working abroad. Find out more

Excellence - Manufacturing Guild Mark

The Manufacturing Guild Mark Award is seen by retailers and distributors as a mark of distinction. It gives their customers an assurance that the furniture they purchase is made with integrity and care, and that it meets stringent standards. Find out more

Excellence - Sustainability Award

The Sustainability Award is made to the manufacturer that has made the best contribution to sustainable manufacturing, across all aspects of its business. Find out more


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Excellence - Export Award

The Export Award is made to a manufacturer to recognise efforts and initiatives in furnishing manufacturing exports.  Find out more.


The Master Certificate aims to recognise excellence and promote career progression from Apprentice to Master level.  Find out more