29 May 2024, 13:55
By Furniture News Jun 19, 2023

Industry charity launches call for campaign entries

The Furniture Makers’ Company has launched the call for entries for its 60th anniversary campaign, 60 for 60, which aims to honour 60 outstanding young people working in the furniture and furnishing industry. 

The campaign will recognise 60 exceptional people 35 years old or younger working in any role who are exhibiting dedication to their careers and show promise as tomorrow’s leaders. Expert judges, including: Amanda Waring, master of The Furniture Makers’ Company; Carla Barnett, group HR director of Sanderson Design Group; Edward Tadros, long-time chairman of Ercol; and John Makepeace MBE, award-winning designer-maker, will then review the submissions and select the winners. The 60 individuals will then be announced at an awards ceremony this autumn. 

The 60 winners will receive recognition from the prestigious institution, an award certificate, digital assets to promote the achievement, inclusion in press activity and social media, inclusion in a commemorative booklet, and an invitation to an exclusive networking event with other winners, plus professional development, including the offer of a mentor and networking opportunities. 

Amanda Waring says: “For over 60 years, The Furniture Makers’ Company has brought together some of the most influential people and recognised brands from the furnishing sector with the purpose of cultivating bonds of fellowship and fortifying the industry though charitable endeavours. Instead of reflecting on past successes, we're shifting our focus to the future and honouring the incredible young individuals who will shape the furniture and furnishing industry going forward. By acknowledging their talent, we hope to demonstrate that the industry values their growth and offers a lifelong profession. This is not only an excellent opportunity for young people within our sector to get recognition as ‘ones to watch’ but also for the company where they work, so we encourage businesses to put forward their talent for this great prize.” 

AIS, Biesse UK, Castelan, Furniture Village and Tempur are principal partners of the campaign, with several other companies confirmed as sponsors. 

The deadline for entries is 22nd September. Click here to enter someone for 60 for 60.

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