Published on : Tuesday, September 23, 2014
An event held by FIRA International Ltd, the UK’s leading furniture technology centre, at the House of Lords last Friday (September 12) was a great success. 250 guests attended the prestigious annual event hosted by Lord Hoyle of Warrington which took place in the Cholmondley Room and on the terrace overlooking the Thames.
Phil Reynolds, FIRA’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “The night was a great success, with thanks again to Lord Hoyle for hosting and to everyone involved in the organisation of the event. It has been a busy year for flammability testing following the Fake Britain programme in January, with a special mention to our testing team who have worked hard to pull out all the stops to help our clients make sure their products were safe and legal.”
“Since last year, we have welcomed 51 new members to the Furniture Industry Research Association, the Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme (FISP) has gained 13 new members and we have 9 new Ergonomics Excellence Award holders. This event provides a fantastic opportunity to meet new members, present awards and certifications and catch up with long-standing members, associates, clients and friends. I look forward to working with them in the coming months.”
Speeches were made by FIRA’s Chief Operating Officer, Phil Reynolds, Furniture Industry Research Association Council Chairman, Michael Powell, and Lord Hoyle of Warrington.
FIRA took the opportunity to present awards and certifications on the night, including the Ergonomics Excellence Award, FIRA Gold Certification and the Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme (FISP) Certification.