The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry’s charity, has made two key appointments to grow the organisation’s presence in the north of England and raise vital funds for the charity. 

Mark McCann, managing director of Cavendish Upholstery, has been appointed as chairman of the charity’s North West fundraising region committee. Mark takes over from Jan Turner, director at AKA PR, who has stepped down from the voluntary role after a year. 

The charity has also appointed Dave Fergus as North West fundraising assistant, replacing Louise Hicks who leaves after almost four years working at the charity. 

Mark and Dave will work with the charity’s London head office to help organise annual fundraising events in the North West, including a clay pigeon shooting day and golf day. 

Jonny Westbrooke, CEO of The Furniture Makers’ Company, says: “I would like to thank Jan and Louise, respectively, for all of their hard work, which has helped us grow our network of supporters in the region. We are delighted to welcome Dave to the team and to have Mark on board as our new regional chairman in the North West.” 

Mark McCann, North West fundraising region chairman, says: “I’m very excited to be giving something back to our industry’s charity by taking on this role. Jan has done an outstanding job raising the profile of The Furniture Makers’ Company in the North West and I look forward to building upon what she has achieved.” 

Mark, who is a freeman of The Furniture Makers’ Company, has been managing director of Cavendish Upholstery, part of the Airsprung Group, for almost four years after 10 years as sales director.