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By Furniture News Apr 08, 2014

Hereford Furniture to feature in BBC documentary

Midlands-based manufacturer and retailer Hereford Furniture will make its TV debut this Thursday on BBC2 in a one-hour dedicated documentary-style programme.

The family-owned furniture company, which has stores in Kidderminster, Hereford and Sutton Coldfield and employs over 40 locals, is the focus of the first episode of a new BBC2 series, Digby Jones: The New Troubleshooter.

Focused on helping secure the future of medium-sized businesses, the programme is fronted by Birmingham-born Digby, whose working class rise through the ranks to the House of Lords has secured his status as a passionate champion for British manufacturing.

Hereford Furniture has been working with the BBC since autumn 2013, granting Digby and the crew access all areas. Filming focused on the company’s manufacturing processes, with manufacturing experts brought in to help. The team also visited Emma Bridgewater’s Stoke on Trent factory for design and marketing inspiration, which has led the company in an interesting new direction.

"We have relished the opportunity to work with and learn from Digby, who is a passionate advocate of British manufacturing"

Lord Digby Jones says: "It is so exciting that the first ever New Troubleshooter is Hereford Furniture. They are a first-class business with the honesty to accept the need for change and the courage to implement it. I enjoyed working with them all, I learnt a lot and I wish them all the luck in the world as they all work through their change programme."

Mike Muxworthy, MD of Hereford Furniture, says: “Hereford Furniture is a medium-sized furniture business which designs and manufactures in Britain and employs locally. We have relished the opportunity to work with and learn from Digby, who is a passionate advocate of British manufacturing. 

"Off the back of making the programme we have made some important changes to our business and have embraced some exciting new opportunities. Expect to see bigger and better things from us in the future...”

Digby Jones: The New Troubleshooter will air on Thursday 10th April 2014 at 8pm on BBC2.

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