Middleton Bespoke Joinery, a family business specialising in luxury furniture and custom-made joinery, has been awarded the eminent Manufacturing Guild Mark from The Furniture Makers’ Company, the City of London livery company and charity for the furnishing industry.
The company, part of DM Specialist, has been manufacturing and installing bespoke furniture and joinery in London, Surrey, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire and other fine homes across the country for almost 20 years.
Sponsored by Biesse Group and Lectra, the Manufacturing Guild Mark has been the mark of excellence, distinguishing Britain’s top furnishing manufacturers, since 1993. The Mark is awarded to companies that demonstrate high standards across seven assessment criteria: design, product development and function, manufacture, human resources, financial stability, sustainability and sales and marketing.
Ben Burbidge, Manufacturing Guild Mark chairman, presented Daniel Middleton, managing director at Middleton Bespoke Joinery, with the certificate of authentication at a presentation ceremony held at the company’s Biggleswade, Bedfordshire premises on Thursday 10 September. Holding the Mark entitles the manufacturer to publicise the designation of excellence within its own press activity and marketing.
Ben Burbidge, Manufacturing Guild Mark chairman, said: “Celebrating the success of a flourishing, well run British business has never been more satisfying than right now, what with everything that is going on in the world. We commend Middleton Bespoke Joinery for achieving the absolute pinnacle of awards, the Manufacturing Guild Mark, which recognises excellent UK furnishing manufacturers. The award is a testament to the skill and commitment of all the team at the business, whose dedication ensures excellence is maintained consistently across all areas of the company – congratulations.”
Daniel Middleton, managing director at Middleton Bespoke Joinery, said: “It is with great privilege that we receive the Manufacturing Guild Mark, it emphasises our work ethic, highlights our incredible skilled team and marks the work we do as a leading British joinery company.
“We are extremely proud of Middleton Bespoke Joinery and have seen it grow and create phenomenal furniture and joinery. We pride ourselves on our friendly work atmosphere, incredible workshop, best quality materials, remarkable team allowing for spectacular results, ensuring we go above and beyond customer expectations. By receiving this award, our exemplary standards are recognised, and we will continue to produce bespoke, British furniture to the best standard.”