FMC sees installation record

The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry charity and City of London livery company, has set a new record for the installation of new freemen.

Some 20 people were admitted ahead of the charity’s AGM earlier this week.

The admission ceremony was presided over by Amanda Waring, FMC master; Brian Ahern, FMC senior warden and Debbie Johnson, FMC junior warden.

As part of the ceremony, the 20 new freemen declared their support to the company and signed a declaration.

Among those admitted were: Tom Addison, Tom Addison Fine Furniture founder; Jarrad Belton, The Farnham School of Furniture Making tutor; Finlay Champion, Edward Johnson cabinet maker; Richard Chapman, Chapman Brothers French Polishers french polisher; Mark Denby, Saxon Furniture head of sales; Simon Elliott, Halstock Cabinet Makers md; Sean Evelegh, Sean Evelegh designer-maker; Geoffrey Fowler, The London Design & Engineering University Technical College ceo and principal; Tim Higham, Higham Furniture founder; Lynne Isham, The Modern Garden Company founder; Derek Jones, The London Design & Engineering University Technical College subject lead; Tab van der Lande, Sebastian Cox designer-maker; Keith Lovelace, Ideas md; Merianne Molina-Pethers, Luce Interiors owner; Thomas O’Neill, Race Furniture senior design and projects engineer; Anna Parkinson, Make An Entrance operations manager; David Sentance, Spradling UK general manager, and James White, Halstock Cabinet Makers operations director.

‘The Furniture Makers’ Company is a modern livery company whose membership comprises of individuals and businesses that make up the diverse, vibrant and creative UK furnishing industry. We are a force for good and our members are the fuel that fire the engine and help us fulfill our vision,’ says Waring.

‘I’m delighted to welcome a record new freemen to the Furniture Makers who bring a wealth of different experience from across our industry. Being part of the Furniture Makers gives members the opportunity to network with others working or retired from the industry and support our charitable and livery activities.’

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