Published on : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Manufacturer and retailer, Multiyork has successfully passed the rigorous audit which now underpins the Manufacturing Guild Mark (MGM) awarded by the industry’s charity and patron, The Furniture Makers’ Company.
Its new certification was recently awarded at Multiyork’s flagship Tottenham Court Road store in recognition of itscontinual excellence.
This prestigious award is available only to the top 50 furniture and furnishing manufacturers in the UK, demonstrating excellence in furniture manufacturing. The requirement for an independent audit was introduced in 2013 and all existing MGM Holders have had to undergo the audit process, as well as all new applicants for the award. The audits are carried out by FIRA International on behalf of The Furniture Makers’ Company. Multiyork has been an MGM Holder since 2004.
The MGM is awarded to the company, not just an individual product or range, so the auditors are looking for high standards across all aspects of the business including manufacturing, design, product quality, marketing, finance, commitment to training, employment conditions and sustainability.
Multiyork has been designing and manufacturing quality assured sofas and chairs for nearly four decades and has over 50 stores nationwide. Taking pride in its commitment to honed British craftsmanship, Multiyork uses only the finest manufacturing practice to create each and every unique piece. Meticulously made by hand at its Norfolk factory, Multiyork adheres to stringent quality control processes, with the core collection boasting an impressive 15-year frame guarantee.
Adrian Iles, Managing Director at Multiyork, comments: “We are thrilled to have passed our first audit and celebrate our newly awarded Manufacturing Guild Mark certification. With nearly 40 years’ of British manufacturing heritage behind it, Multiyork is a leader in its field and takes great pride in offering a quality furniture collection that not only reflects authentic British craftsmanship but also offers fantastic choice.”
“It’s a great honour to be recognised for our incessant high standards in every aspect of our business by The Furniture Makers’ Company; we’re extremely proud of our loyal, highly skilled workforce that remains the driving force behind the Multiyork brand.”
The Manufacturing Guild Mark will provide an assurance to Multiyork customers that not only has the furniture they purchase been made with the upmost integrity and care, but that Multiyork has achieved the highest standards throughout all of its operations. The award of a Manufacturing Guild Mark also recognises the efforts of both management and workforce in achieving such standards throughout the business.