The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry’s charity, has announced that Northumberland-based upholstery business Delcor has been awarded the prestigious Manufacturing Guild Mark.
Sponsored by Lectra, the Manufacturing Guild Mark has been the mark of excellence, distinguishing Britain’s top furnishing manufacturers, since 1993.
The mark is awarded to companies that demonstrate high standards across all aspects of the business, including manufacturing, design, product quality, marketing, finance, commitment to training, employment conditions and sustainability.
Founded in 1967, Delcor has been flying the flag for British craftsmanship with its made-to-measure sofas and chairs for more than 45 years. It has four showrooms, based in in Northumberland, London, Lincolnshire and Cheshire.
The Manufacturing Guild Mark is only open to companies that manufacture the majority of their products in the UK. Companies undergo an audit every three years by the Furniture Industry Research Association on behalf of The Furniture Makers’ Company to ensure their standards of operation remain high.
Rick Petini, MD of Delcor, was presented the Manufacturing Guild Mark by Paul von der Heyde, Manufacturing Guild Mark chairman, during a ceremony at Delcor’s London showroom in Chelsea on Monday 12th June.
Paul von der Heyde, Manufacturing Guild Mark chairman, says: “I would like to extend my congratulations to the whole team at Delcor for being awarded the Manufacturing Guild Mark. The Manufacturing Guild Mark is the highest accolade UK furnishing manufacturers can aspire to achieve. Unlike other Guild Marks, the Manufacturing Guild Mark is awarded to the company and not a specific product or product range. Retailers, specifiers, distributors and consumers that deal with companies that hold the mark can rest easy knowing that they are buying from a business that has achieved the highest standards throughout all of its operations.”
Rick Petini, MD of Delcor, says: “We are delighted to have been awarded the Manufacturing Guild Mark by The Furniture Makers’ Company. Delcor has been making beautifully upholstered furniture from our Northumberland workshop since 1967 and quality, comfort, service and design integrity has always been at the core of our business. Our customer service satisfaction rate is extremely high and to also be recognised for attaining the highest standards by The Furniture Makers’ Company, is an honour that is shared by everybody at Delcor.”