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Firm’s support for furnishing industry charity

Posted onPosted on 27th Feb

Sutton-based upholstery manufacturer Whitemeadow Furniture is the latest business to join the ranks of The Furniture Makers’ Company, the City of London livery company and charity for the furnishing industry, as a corporate member.

With its origins dating back to the 1980s, Whitemeadow is one of the UK’s largest independent upholstery manufacturers, using the latest technology and skilled craftspeople to stay at the forefront of the sector.

Headquartered in Sutton, it has four sites in Nottinghamshire and a 560-strong team, supplying the majority of high street names and independent retailers with its 100% British designed and made upholstery.

Over the last few years, Whitemeadow has continued to support the charity and said it is keen to again play an active role in the future of the industry.

Chief finance officer Michael Clarridge said: “The Furniture Makers’ Company is at the heart of the industry, and we believe that it is vital to be part of it.

“It gives us an opportunity to be at the forefront of industry initiatives to support young talent and, as a major employer, we have also seen first-hand the positive impact the organisation has had on the lives of some of our team.”

Whitemeadow Furniture will be formally welcomed as a corporate member at a ceremony in June at Furniture Makers’ Hall, London.
Michael, together with chief executive Andrew Kitchen and Sarah-Jane Hutchinson, head of group human resources, will be admitted as corporate liverymen.

Amanda Waring, Master of The Furniture Makers’ Company, said: “After a few tough years for the industry, it’s pleasing to see firms again keen to play a proactive part in the sector’s continued success.”