Harrison receives for Lifetime Achievement Award ‘for purely doing a job I enjoy’

Peter Harrison, Furniture Village chief executive has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by The Furniture Makers’ Company, recognising his 50-year career.

‘I am thrilled and honoured to receive such an acclamation from The Furniture Makers’ Company for purely doing a job I enjoy, alongside people I admire, in an industry I love,’ he says.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented annually to a leader who has devoted their life to the furtherment of the trade and left an indelible mark on the industry.

Harrison started his career in 1965 at the age of 19 when he got his first job as a management trainee at UDS (later Allders). He spent 20 years at the chain, rising to become a main board director. He moved on to join the board of the Gillows Group in the mid-1980s where he met David Imrie, and together they founded Furniture Village, opening their first store in Abingdon, Oxfordshire in 1989.

‘We are delighted to be able to present a Lifetime Achievement Award to Peter Harrison to honour his outstanding contribution to the furnishing industry by establishing Furniture Village, the largest independent furniture retailer in the UK, which remains a family firm. As a corporate member of The Furniture Makers’ Company, Peter has long been a generous supporter of the company, besides other sporting and medical foundations,’ says Tony Attard The Furniture Makers Company master.

Pictured: Alison Gowman, alderman and sheriff Alison Gowman representing the Lord Mayor and Attard present the certificate to Harrison.



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