FIRA International

  • G Plan Flair receives Ergonomics Excellence Award

    Published on : Thursday, May 3, 2018

    The new range of Flair power recliner sofas and armchairs from G Plan, available exclusively at DFS, has received an Ergonomics Excellence Award from FIRA International.   FIRA’s Ergonomics Excellence Award recognises companies who design and manufacture ergonomically outstanding products, …

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  • FIRA expands its furniture testing team

    Published on : Tuesday, December 5, 2017

    FIRA International has bolstered its furniture testing team through the new appointments of a Customer Service Coordinator, and due to expansion, a Flammability Technician.   As Customer Service Coordinator, Lorna Middlewood is responsible for leading and developing the Testing Services …

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  • FIRA appoints new Technical Manager – Suzie Radcliffe

    Published on : Thursday, August 17, 2017

    Suzie Radcliffe-Hart has joined FIRA International as their new Technical Manager.   Most recently Mothercare’s Senior Technologist – Knowledge and Standards, Suzie now heads up FIRA International’s Technical Services team. The team offer expert help across the whole furniture supply …

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  • FIRA International invests in ergonomic equipment

    Published on : Tuesday, August 1, 2017

    FIRA International has invested significant sums in new measurement equipment in order to offer enhanced ergonomic assessment services to the furniture industry supply chain, and to complement its current equipment base.   A newly purchased pressure mapping system has an …

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  • FIRA expands their Consultancy Team

    Published on : Tuesday, July 19, 2016

    FIRA International, under the head of Furniture Industry Research Association, recently announced the addition of 3 new experts to its Consultancy team.   Gareth Mayhew joins as Technical Manager. He will be responsible for the team of Technical and Environmental …

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  • Upholstery Expert joins FIRA

    Published on : Tuesday, July 5, 2016

    Gemma Buffham is the new member of staff to join at FIRA International, the furniture technology centre. She has joined as FIRA’s Testing division as senior technician for flammability and physical upholstery testing.   Gemma is a graduate of the …

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  • Multiyork Successfully Passes Audit for MGM

    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 …

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  • FIRA Presents seminars at Clerkenwell Design Week

    Published on : Friday, May 2, 2014

    Dr. Asli Tamer Vestlund, Research and Consultancy Manager for FIRA International, will be presenting two seminars as part of Clerkenwell Design Week which takes place between the May 20 and 22.   The first seminar will give an overview of …

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  • The British Furniture Confederation (BFC) Response to ‘Fake Britain’ Documentary

    Published on : Thursday, January 30, 2014

    The British Furniture Confederation (BFC) welcomes issues highlighted by the recent BBC ‘Fake Britain’ programme. It showed that sofas and mattresses which do not comply with the UK’s strict flammability regulations are on sale in the UK, even through major …

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  • Furniture Repair Demonstration by FIRA to display At Interiors 2014

    Published on : Friday, January 10, 2014

    Experts from the UK’s leading furniture care and repair specialist think that it can and are so confident in their work that they will be at Interiors 2014 challenging you to find their repair.   “If an item of furniture …

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  • FIRA Service Technicians To Mark Its at Interiors 2014

    Published on : Tuesday, December 3, 2013

    Experts from the UK’s leading furniture care and repair specialist will be at Interiors 2014 to challenge to find their repair.   “If an item of furniture has suffered minor damage, sometimes in transit or in the warehouse, more often …

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  • Premier Kitchens and Bedrooms Wins FIRA Gold Installation Certification

    Published on : Friday, November 29, 2013

    Premier Kitchens and Bedrooms, a specialist fitted kitchen and bedroom company, has been certified to meet the quality targets set by FIRA Gold Installation Certification for Independent Retailers. Premier has showrooms in Peterborough, Bedford, Cambridge, Lincoln, Northampton and Wellingborough.   …

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