The British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) has appointed Trevor Richards as its new sales and marketing manager.

York-based Trevor has over 30 years' experience in the retail finance industry, financing consumer goods, with furniture and electrical companies. He also has 12 years' experience in the consumer bed industry, previously working for manufacturer Steinhoff.

Trevor will be working with the team to further raise the profile of the BFM. He will be responsible for member retention and member recruitment, helping to contribute to the association's continued growth.

Trevor says: "I'm delighted to be joining the BFM's well-established team at such an exciting time. I look forward to bringing my experience from the retail sector into the manufacturing sector."

In his spare time, Trevor enjoys being active and playing football with his three sons.

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.