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YPIE Blog Day 14: Cabinet Maker


Young Professional Industry Experience participant Ben Brooks blogs about what the group learned when they visited Cabinet Maker magazine.

Today we were hosted by the editor and managing director of Cabinet Maker magazine, Keely Portway and Debbie Johnson. Together they explained the history of the magazine and the role of the magazine within the furniture industry. If CD UK’s job is to distribute Corian, Cabinet Maker’s is to distribute information.

I had little knowledge of Cabinet Maker before visiting them other than having a quick browse on the website. My initial impression was that a furniture publication would be geared towards consumers, highlighting current trends and new products, but Cabinet Maker is a subscription title aimed at businesses. It provides furniture related news, such as performance of major companies in the industry.

As a fun exercise at the end of our session, Cabinet Maker allowed the group to write a news article, outlining our time on the Young Professional Industry Experience. The article will be published in an upcoming edition. As a keen blogger, it’s great to have some work published in print!