The British Furniture Manufacturers' (BFM) MD, Jackie Bazeley, has been appointed to the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers by members as an assistant to the court. Jackie is now one of five women on the court, bringing the total number of members up to 36.

Jackie says: "I have been involved with the industry charity for 13 years. Being elected to serve on the court is a particular honour and I am delighted with the opportunity."

Throughout her time with the charity, Jackie has served on the membership committee as well as the student events committee (now redundant) and is currently on the training and education committee.

The British Furniture Manufacturers is a trade association that has represented the interests of the British furniture industry for more than 65 years. It has a broad based membership covering domestic, contract, office and kitchen manufacturers as well as suppliers to the industry and retailers who enjoy a number of benefits including access to expertise across a number of subjects including export, the EU timber regulations, health and safety, commodity pricing and the environment.