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Her Master’s Voice: diverse ways of supporting a diverse industry


From clay pigeon shooting to savouring eastern delicacies to five-a-side football, The Furniture Makers’ Company fundraising events programme has something for everyone and helped us spread the word of our One Step at a Time campaign to the furnishing industry during June.

Big Shots

A drizzly day didn’t prove a damp squib for our clay shoot Big Shots when enthusiastic shooters aimed high, raising a staggering £34,000 for our charity. A golden moment in its 25th anniversary as a fundraising event! Read the new story here.

Northern Curry Event

If you are a curry lover, there was no better place to savour eastern delights than at our Yorkshire region’s annual Curry Night in Bradford. Around 100 people attended and we heard from a couple of labour MPs, plus Kate Hardcastle, MBE, also known as ‘the customer whisperer’. The event raised in excess of £3,000 – a fabulous achievement! More information is available here.

The Herman Miller Cup

Our annual five-a-side football tournament, the Herman Miller Cup, returned to Coventry on 30 June, with 14 teams from companies from across the UK competing in the blazing sunshine. It was thrilling to watch and I was delighted to present Axminster Tools & Machinery with the coveted cup.

What is the Furniture Makers’ One Step at a Time campaign?

Why do we have such a diverse schedule of fundraising events? Well, we are an amazingly diverse sector, and we want workers from all over the UK to know that we can support them in times of need. Our industry has served most of us well but you never know when a curve ball could strike. We want all 338,000 people in our industry to know they can call on us in times of need

We have hit the deck running with the One Step at a Time campaign with 11 companies already having signed up, reaching a potential 4,000 people with our welfare message – so thank you all so much.

Don’t delay, watch our very short video.

Will you or your company be the next One Step Champion? It’s a simple act of advocacy requiring only a few communication tick boxes