The Furniture Makers’ Company
The Furniture Makers’ Company is the furnishing industry’s charity. Their mission is to provide leadership to the industry and a framework of support which nurtures talent through education, helps those in financial need, and promotes excellence. In 2016 Whitemeadow became a valued corporate member of the Furniture Makers’ Company, sharing their vision, and supporting their aim to secure a bright future for our thriving industry.
BLC Leather Technology Centre
BLC is the leading independent leather technology centre delivering a range of leather related services. Established for over 90 years, they have the technical pedigree in leather technology to ensure fast accurate solutions to technical, management or environmental leather problems. Since becoming a technical associate of BLC, Whitemeadow has benefited from their knowledge and expertise, testing laboratories and regular technical updates
Homeserve offer an onsite repair service to all furniture, whatever the problem may be. They are able to carry out repairs to all upholstery including re-springing, changing any broken frame parts, re-webbing, changing zips, foams and any sewing required.
All fabric repairs are done onsite on the first visit and are only uplifted to our workshop if no other option is available. Their technicians are highly trained to look for the best repair technique and pride themselves on the high standard of upholstery repair skills they have. For these reasons, Whitemeadow are proud to partner with Homeserve as our preferred after sales service provider
Being a British manufacturer, we at Whitemeadow recognised ourselves as devotees to British made furniture.
The British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) is a trade association, employers' organisation and member of the European Furniture Manufacturers' Association. BFM has been representing the interests of the furniture industry for more than 60 years. In addition to its representational role, BFM offers an extensive membership services portfolio focused on providing 'value for money'.
Their Mission statement: "To represent the membership, safeguarding the interests and promoting the standards and competitiveness, both nationally and internationally, in conjunction with the provision of services which have an impact on members' businesses"
Great British Furniture
The IT IS Great British Furniture is an initiative designed to increase awareness of the key factors that make British made furniture great in the eyes of the consumer, retailers, contract specifiers, architects and the wider international audience. This is something Whitemeadow are hugely passionate about, and are committed to supporting the initiative. It is a campaign run by the trade association representing British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM).
Whitemeadow are also a member of the FIRA Compliance Scheme. The Furniture Industry Research Association’s ‘Compliance Scheme for the Fire Performance of Upholstered Furniture’ aims to offer reassurance that a manufacturer, retailer, upholster or supplier of upholstered furniture has suitable processes and procedures in place to demonstrate due diligence compliance with the UK’s Furniture & Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations (FFFSR).
Whitemeadow have achieved the Cyber Essentials IT security standard. This means we adhere to certain IT security measures and certifies our data protection measures.
The 5% Club
The 5% Club is a dynamic movement of employer-members working to create a shared prosperity across the UK by driving ‘earn and learn’ skills training opportunities. Whitemeadow are now a member of the 5% club which means we are committed to having a minimum of 5% of our workforce earning whilst learning.
Corner Stone Employer
Cornerstone Employers work with their networks, the wider business community and their local team to make sure that young people have access to the career opportunities they need.