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Austin Friar 2018

The 2018 edition of our Austin Friar yearbook has been published.

The 96-page publication celebrates the vital work performed by the Company in the areas Support, Education and Excellence during the 2017-2018  livery year.

Highlights in this year’s Austin Friar include:

  • Profiles of some of the Guild Mark award winners, including Richard Williams, Forpeople and Burbidge & Son.
  • Interviews with our freemen and liverymen
  • Case studies of welfare support beneficiaries.

Dr Tony Smart MBE said: “Austin Friar 2018 wonderfully showcases the vibrancy of the furnishing industry and the progressiveness of The Furniture Makers’ Company, as we continue to recognise and promote British excellence, narrow the gap between education and business, and support members of our industry during their time of need.”

You can request a copy by emailing