Panaz wins Furniture Makers’ Export Award
Fabric and wallcovering company Panaz has won the Furniture Makers’ Company’s Export Award.
Part of The Furniture Makers’ Company’s Manufacturing Guild Mark, the Export Award was launched in 2016 to recognise excellence in promoting and selling British manufactured furniture, bedding and furnishings to overseas markets. The award considers all aspects of how a business operates, including development initiatives, overseas’ markets penetrated, volumes, growth techniques, long term commitment, and relevant accreditations.
‘We are absolutely thrilled to have been recognised by The Furniture Makers’ Company for our successful work in export markets. A tribute goes to our great team and partners across the world. Panaz began exporting five years after the company’s inception in 1985 and has constantly grown since then. Collaborations with internationally acclaimed interior designers has resulted in exciting, contemporary and full contract quality fabrics that grace some of the most iconic interiors in the world,’ said Tony Attard Panaz group chief executive.
‘We’d like to congratulate the whole team at Panaz for this great achievement. Panaz demonstrated a very clear export strategy, one that has been evidently communicated throughout the company and pursued rigorously over the years. Panaz has deftly taken into account customers’ requirements in some very different and demanding markets across the world, which has subsequently resulted in fantastic growth for the business. It is a great example of how a business should operate in multiple territories around the world,’ said Tony Smart, Furniture Makers’ Company master.
Entries were judged by Smart; Jonny Westbrooke, Furniture Makers’ Company ceo; Jonathan Hindle, British Furniture Confederation chairman; Jeremy Stein, British Contract Furnishing Association md and Stephen McPartland, MP for Stevenage and chair of the All Party Parliamentary Furniture Industry Group.