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Rivelin scores outdoor furniture first

Luxury outdoor furniture manufacturer Rivelin has become the first outdoor furniture company to achieve a Manufacturing Guild Mark from The Furniture Makers’ Company.

Founded in 2014 in Rotherham, Rivelin specialises in the design and production of readymade and bespoke outdoor gas fire tables.

The auditors were impressed by Rivelin’s firm dedication to new product development and innovation, specifically the design of its own gas burners that sit within the tables, which has been driven by the company’s small in-house design team.

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 and is only open to companies that manufacture the majority of their products in the UK. The award sees the number of Manufacturing Guild Mark holders to 17.

‘Rivelin is not only a proud British manufacturer, but proud to be based near Sheffield – a city with a long manufacturing history. Everything we make is made here in the UK and we design our own products and gas burners. The challenge in our sector is to combine beauty, performance and longevity in the very harsh outdoor environment. We believe we meet all three requirements and to be recognised as a company of distinction by an institution as prestigious as The Furniture Makers’ Company is wonderful,’ said Robert Smith, Rivelin director.

Ben Burbidge, Manufacturing Guild Mark chairman said the company was an exemplar of the UK furnishing industry. ‘We’re delighted to welcome a luxury outdoor furniture manufacturer to the increasing list of holders, which goes to show that the Mark is relevant across all sectors within the wider furnishing industry. Rivelin has shown a resolute commitment to innovation that has enabled the company to create a product solution that is unique in the marketplace. These qualities, amongst others, are exactly what distinguishes a Manufacturing Guild Mark holder from other companies.’