Alstons and Baker share AIS honours
AIS members have chosen their top upholstery and cabinet suppliers, as the buying group revealed its Gold Standard winners.
For the fifth time in six years AIS members voted Alstons Upholstery as upholstery supplier of the year. Parker Knoll was second and Celebrity third.
In the cabinet category Baker Furniture come out top, with Classic Furniture second and TCH third.
The group also announced its 2017 Gold Standard winners. These are presented to suppliers who demonstrate a commitment to members in terms of product quality, deliveries and customer service.
The upholstery winners were: Alstons Upholstery; Ashwood Designs; Celebrity; Daro; Duresta; G-Plan Upholstery; Himolla; Parker Knoll; Sherborne and Yeoman Upholstery.
In cabinet the winners were: Andrena; Baker Furniture; Classic Furniture; TCH Furniture; UK-CF; Unique Furniture and Venjakob.
‘The competition for supplier of the year was a strong as I have ever known. As far as the Gold Standards was concerned, I was delighted with the results as the criteria for winning the awards had become much more stringent over recent years reflecting the need to ensure that wherever possible, we as an industry exceed customer expectations,’ said Peter Mallinson, AIS merchandise director for home.
Pictured is Alstons Upholstery’s Philip Grindrod receiving the award from Mallinson.