Furniture Makers’ Company is encouraging visitors and exhibitors at the January
Furniture Show to visit its stand (1B90) and sign up to its One Step at
a Time campaign.
campaign, which launched in May 2019, is challenging companies in the furnishing
to raise awareness of the organisation’s occupational welfare support so every
industry colleague knows where to turn in times of financial need.
70 companies and brands have signed up in support of the campaign so far,
taking the charity over two thirds of the way to its target of 100 companies
supporting the initiative by May 2020.
first time in several years, the Furniture Makers is exhibiting at the January
Furniture Show, which takes place from 19-22 January at the NEC, Birmingham,
and the organisation is hoping exhibiting and visiting companies will take the
opportunity to register as a One Step Champion in person.
by example, the January Furniture Show is the latest organisation to sign up to
the campaign, ensuring all staff who work on the exhibition know how to access
support from the charity.
Macdonald OBE, Master of The Furniture Makers’ Company, said: “The
One Step at a Time campaign is two thirds of the way to the target, so a great
big thank you to the companies who have signed up. With a 42% year on year
increase of requests for help from industry colleagues, the word is clearly
getting out about how The Furniture Makers’ Company can help if times get
Scamell, event director at the January Furniture Show, said:
“January Furniture Show has happily signed up to the Furniture Makers’ One Step
at a Time welfare campaign. This is an excellent initiative and as we take
every aspect of the welfare of our staff very seriously, we consider it vital
that anyone working in this great furniture industry of ours is aware of, and
has easy access to the great support offered by Furniture Makers’.
encourage all companies exhibiting at and visiting January Furniture Show to
take the time to visit the Furniture Makers’ stand in Hall 1 and add their
names to the growing list of companies supporting this campaign.”
To sign up as a One Step
Champion, go to www.furnituremakers.org.uk/one-step-at-a-time/
Notes to editors
About The Furniture Makers’ Company
Furniture Makers’ Company is the City of London livery company and charity for
the furnishing industry. It fosters the industry by supporting those in need,
nurturing skills and expertise and inspiring excellence. It provides support
and assistance to those in need who are working or have worked in the UK
furnishing industry. It supports students and young people with grants,
training and mentoring in order to foster talent and safeguard the future of
the industry. It encourages the highest standards and best practice in the
design, making, marketing and selling of all kinds of furniture and furnishings
throughout the UK, recognising quality through the award of its Guild Marks and
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