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Furniture Makers swells its ranks

FM102014The Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers has boosted its membership with the admission of 18 new liverymen.

The industry charity this week admitted 15 liverymen and three corporate liverymen. They were:
Hugh Elliott , owner of Alchemede, providing living, dining and bedroom ranges for Marks and Spencer, John Lewis and Laura Ashley, as well as design management for Nathan Furniture and children's furniture ranges in China and US.
Alistair Gough, md and shareholder of OCee Design, the manufacturer of commercial seating products.
Rob Hodge, director and designer at contemporary furniture manufacturer Evoni Design. He was previously a designer for Neil Learner Kitchen Design, Extreme Design by KCA, Harvey Jones and Kitchen Connection of Ascot.
Mike Kann, furniture designer specialising in the design and delivery of projects for private clients and exhibitions.
Stephanie Marsh, former learning support coordinator at Kingston University school of surveying and planning and trustee of the Frederick Parker Foundation, which merged with Furniture Makers in 2013.
Derek Morley, md of contract furniture company Delnet.
Mark Langston, md of contract furniture company Cambridge Park.
Bob O'Neill, director of commercial at specialist furniture, antiques and fine art shipping company Adam Crease Shipping.
Louise Pardoe, head of sales at Restall Brown & Clennell.
Jake Phipps, founder and designer at Jake Phipps. After graduating from the John Makepeace's furniture design school, Parnham College in 1999, he began his career as a cabinetmaker, designing and making one-off pieces to commission. In 2005 he set up his own design studio in London and now deals with projects varying from one-off commissions, to limited editions and production pieces.
James Vickers, former master for the Worshipful Company of Joiners and Ceilers and qualified cabinet maker.
Lisa Williamson, manager at Proskills UK Group, the standards setting body covering building products, coatings, extractive and mineral processing, glass, print, paper, furniture and furnishings, wood, ceramics and cross sector health and director of the National School of Furniture.
Alan Stanton, md of office chair manufacturer Viasit International.
Peter Sefton, principal of the private furniture making school Peter Sefton Furniture School.
Paul Stackhouse, curriculum manager at Burnley College Sixth Form, where he has taught since 2008 and manages the work based learning provision for construction and furniture studies. He was previously team leader of furniture studies at North Lancs Training and has worked at Deeside Furniture, Ikea Training Services and G Plan.
The corporate liverymen are Ray Greening and Sarah Rigby, Howdens and Kevin Morgan, B&Q.